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Bulgaria

Special report: Bulgaria – The stability dividend

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Investment promises to pick up when Bulgaria sails into calmer political waters, but that’s not the only attraction for its firms and an international newcomer

Panel

Briefing live: Romania

20-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Panellists at The Lawyer ’s recent Romania briefing heard much to encourage them to get involved in the country

Luminita Popa

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?

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Kinstellar joins tiny band of international firms in Bulgaria as it launches in Sofia

3-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Emerging markets specialist Kinstellar has announced the launch of its eighth office, opening in Bulgaria with the hire of a lawyer from Wolf Theiss.

London

Mid Europa Partners turns to White & Case for first legal hire

15-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Private equity house Mid Europa Partners has appointed its first legal counsel, hiring White & Case senior associate Jana Philip.

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CEE Briefings

Slovenia: changes to food legislation — part I download subscription

Schoenherr 23-Dec-2014

On 13 December 2014, Regulation 1169/2011 on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers became directly applicable in Slovenia.

Serbia acts against corruption by protecting whistleblowers download

Karanovic & Nikolic 22-Dec-2014

Serbia has adopted a Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers, its first that should provide effective protection to individuals who report suspicions of corruption.

Slovenia: Changes to food legislation – Part I download subscription

Schoenherr 22-Dec-2014

 The Regulation 1169/2011 on the Provision of Food Information to Consumers has now became directly applicable in Slovenia.

Romania legal update: September-October 2014 download

Maravela & Asociatii 19-Dec-2014

Maravela’s newsletter sets out the main amendments and news pertaining to enactments and case law for Romania, September – October 2014. Contents: Agriculture Competition Energy and natural resources Regulatory and compliance Tax Click on the link below to read the rest of the Maravela briefing.

Vox tax – global protections for tax advice download

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

Governments’ efforts to curb what they perceive to be aggressive international tax planning is leading many multinational companies to question their tax advice.

Hungary: Shops shall close on Sundays — against all international trends download subscription

Schoenherr 18-Dec-2014

On 15 December 2014, the Hungarian Parliament voted for the Sunday closure of shops as of 15 March 2015.

Slovakia: Checkmate? New law regulates protection of employees when blowing the whistle download subscription

Schoenherr 16-Dec-2014

A new law in Slovakia offers successful whistleblowers a bounty corresponding to 50 times the minimum wage.

Croatia: a look at the Strategic Investment Projects Act one year after implementation download subscription

Schoenherr 11-Dec-2014

Croatia is in its sixth consecutive year of recession.

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