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Romania: New tax alleviation measures under the pandemic

The pandemic context and its economic implications prompted in 2020 and 2021 several legislative measures to alleviate fiscal burden both through tax facilities, such as amnesties or regulation of new cases and conditions for debt rescheduling, and through amendments concerning deductibility for tax purposes.

Green light for developers of green power generation capacities

With a view to eliminate barriers to new investments in renewable power generation capacities, the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority has recently amended the Regulation for the connection of the users to the public interest grid for eliminating a highly debated requirement of the grid connection process. The change was made through Order no. 41/2021 for the amendment of the Connection Regulation which was published in the Official Gazette of Romania on June 23, 2021.

Electronic surveillance for the purpose of enforcing freedom restricting sanctions

Recently, Law no. 146/2021 regarding electronic surveillance within judicial and executional criminal proceedings was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, for the first time regulating the use of electronic monitoring devices in Romania. As a result, the Informatic System for Electronic Surveillance will be initiated and run a pilot program between March 1, 2022, and December 31, 2025.

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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

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Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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