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New changes impacting the leasing legislation

Law no. 83/2021 amending and supplementing Government Ordinance no. 51/1997 on the leasing operations and the leasing companies was published on April 16, 2021 in the Official Gazette no. 401, Part I. Importantly, the provisions of Law no. 83/2021 may only be applied for leasing agreements concluded after its entry into force.

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Bird & Bird launches IT-focused consultancy

Bird & Bird has become the latest firm to launch a consulting arm, with several of its partners jointly setting up a new venture focused on IT change programmes. The joint venture, which several Bird & Bird partners have formed along with IT change business ASE Consulting, will focus on all stages of major change […]

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