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By Daniele Iàcona, Costin Sandu The first piece of EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity is expected to be transposed into Romanian law anytime now, bringing into play enhanced system security obligations for major companies in certain sectors, as well as fines of up to 5 % of non-compliant companies’ turnover. Romania is on its way to finalising the second […]

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The Late Payment of Commercial Debts Regulations 2013 comes into force on 16 March 2013, affecting commercial contracts for the supply of goods or services entered into after that date. In particular, the regulations are intended to encourage a more supplier-friendly approach to payment terms. Under the Late Payment of Commercial Debt (Interest) Act 1998, […]

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