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Special report: Romania – Optimism flows deep

12-Jan-2015 | By Natasha Bernal

The discovery of new oil deposits in the Black Sea holds promise of a new golden age for Romania’s energy industry – and for the local law firms

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

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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

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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

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Linklaters moves 10 financial processes staff to Warsaw after outsourcing contract ends

17-Feb-2015 | By Tabby Kinder

Linklaters is relocating 10 back office staff from its London and Colchester offices to a low-cost business services centre in Warsaw.

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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.

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CEE Briefings

Important changes to the Polish Broadcasting Act download subscription

Dentons 27-Feb-2015

The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage is working on amendments to the Polish Broadcasting Act.

Poland: Will EAA and Swiss investors be able to freely acquire agricultural and forest properties as of May 2016? download subscription

Schoenherr 27-Feb-2015

Restrictions on acquiring agricultural and forest properties in Poland by foreigners from the European Economic Area and Switzerland will cease to be binding in May 2016. Does this mean trade in agricultural real properties will be entirely free?

Serbia: amendments and supplements to the Planning and Construction Act download subscription

Schoenherr 25-Feb-2015

The introduction of a consolidated procedure and the introduction of location conditions as a replacement for location permits are among the recent changes to Serbia’s Planning and Construction Act.

Liability for tax violations under a new code ‘On Administrative Violations’ and Criminal Code of Kazakhstan download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 25-Feb-2015

A brief review of the main innovations concerning the liability of taxpayers on tax-related administrative cases.

Czech Republic: Competition Authority relaunches dawn raids download subscription

Schoenherr 25-Feb-2015

The Czech Office for Protection of Competition is relaunching dawn raids on business premises conducted without a court warrant.

Hungary: Better economic and operating environment ahead for banks download subscription

Schoenherr 23-Feb-2015

Lending activity in certain sectors set to rise after Erste Bank Hungary enters into an agreement with the Hungarian Government.

Romania: Dissolution of the Rasdaq market – potential unwanted effects on companies download subscription

Schoenherr 23-Feb-2015

Romania recently passed a law whose main purpose is to dissolve the Rasdaq and unlisted securities markets

Croatia updates tax legislation download subscription

Karanovic & Nikolic 19-Feb-2015

On 1 January 2015, amendments to the Income Tax Act, the Profit Tax Act and the Value Added Tax Act came into effect in Croatia.

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