Geographically and economically, Romania is well-placed to attract foreign investment – so long as imminent elections don’t scupper its stability
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
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 has had a dramatic year, with landmark elections followed by devastating floods
As international firms question their future in these small, closely linked markets, local lawyers too are eyeing the business environment with caution
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.
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.
State immunity in selected countries in Central and Eastern Europe download subscription
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’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.