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Special report: Romania – In a good place

14-Jul-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability

Hungary

Hungary: autoboost

7-Jul-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

The government’s appetite for legislation is proving a headache for lawyers but a new civil code and an accelerating automotive industry are a great pick-me-up

Cyprus

Cyprus: Our friends in the East

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Energy could shelter Cyprus from the worst headwinds coming from long-term partner Russia. Will a surge of global firms follow the power line?

Serbia

Serbia: Tide of change

16-Jun-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Serbia has had a dramatic year, with landmark elections followed by devastating floods

Prague

Special report: Czech Republic/Slovakia – Nervous centre

26-May-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

As international firms question their future in these small, closely linked markets, local lawyers too are eyeing the business environment with caution

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Prague

DLA Piper demonstrates commitment to CEE with Prague expansion

4-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper’s Central & Eastern European managing partner Krzysztof Wiater has pledged his firm’s committment to the region in the wake of its Czech bolt-on.

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DLA Piper bulks up in Prague with local merger

1-Sep-2014 | By Joanne Harris

DLA Piper has bucked the recent trend of slimming down in Eastern Europe by expanding its Prague offering through a merger with local firm Haškovcová & Co.

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CEE Briefings

State immunity in selected countries in Central and Eastern Europe download subscription

Eversheds 17-Sep-2014

The most important advantage of international arbitration is the enforceability of its result, as a deal is only as reliable as the mechanism by which it can be made legally enforceable.

Tax alert: draft of general anti-tax-avoidance clause download subscription

Dentons 16-Sep-2014

On 10 September 2014, the Council of Ministers announced a draft amendment to the Tax Ordinance regarding the ‘general anti-tax-avoidance clause’.

Serbia: law on notary public comes into effect download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 15-Sep-2014

On 17 May 2011, the National Assembly adopted the Law on Notary Public, which came into effect on 1 September 2014.

Hungary: new advertising tax feels like a bucket of cold ice for some companies download subscription

Schoenherr 11-Sep-2014

Hungary’s new advertising tax may affect regular manufacturing and trading companies active in various industry segments.

EU law on cookies: updated September 2014 download subscription

DLA Piper 11-Sep-2014

Businesses should begin identifying the cookies that are used by their website. A ‘cookie audit’ should be undertaken with the assistance of IT departments/specialist legal advisers.

Slovenia: the Competition Protection Agency’s fining policy as a black box download subscription

Schoenherr 9-Sep-2014

The Slovenian Competition Protection Agency may impose a fine of up to 10 per cent of a company’s annual turnover for infringements of article 9 of the Competition Act.

EU/Austria: TSO certification proceedings reveal Austrian gas law’s possible non-compliance with EU Gas Directive download subscription

Schoenherr 4-Sep-2014

On 18 July 2014, E-Control released its affirmative decision in relation to the certification of Trans Austria Gasleitung as a transmission system operator (TSO) for gas. 

IP Rights in Data Handbook: protecting and exploiting IP in data, big data and databases internationally download subscription

DLA Piper 3-Sep-2014

DLA Piper’s second-edition IP Rights in Data Handbook now covers 20 jurisdictions and includes top tips from local professionals on how best to exploit big data.

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