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Polish tax evasion rules – Impact on escrow agreements

To counteract tax evasion, Polish authorities have recently introduced legislation and digital systems allowing tax authorities to analyse banking systems, search for potential fraud, and block suspicious bank accounts. Effective 30 April 2018, the new rules may have an adverse effect on escrow accounts, M&A closings, and real estate transactions in Poland. This client alert […]

Warsaw: Management liability in M&A transactions

By Niall Crowley Increased volatility on financial markets is putting pressure on company management teams when setting valuations in M&A transactions, according to experts gathered at a seminar held by international law firm Wolf Theiss…

New EU regulation: The end of geo-blocking when shopping online

A new EU Regulation, which will take effect on 3 December 2018, provides for borderless online shopping. Traders are obliged to treat online customers equally, regardless of which EU-member state they come from. Geo-blocking will be abolished in many cases. However, digital content protected under copyright law and some other services are not yet affected […]

Bulgaria: Commission recommends amendments to the energy act

On 8 February 2018, the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission (“CPC”) issued a Decision in a Competition Advocacy proceeding initiated in 2017 for the assessment of conformity with Competition law of the legal framework applicable to heat energy supply legislation. The Competition Advocacy proceeding analyzed the respective sections of the Energy Act (“EA”), the Heat Energy […]

Romania and GDPR: Key proposed measures

On March 14 2018, the Romanian law for implementing measures on EU regulation no.2016/679 on the protection of individual rights regarding the processing of personal data directive GDPR was submitted. The legislative proposal can be reviewed here…

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Monitoring staff in the workplace: Is it legal?

By Philip Pepper Following the news that retail giant, H&M, was fined £32.1million for illegally monitoring its employees in Germany, questions have arisen regarding what is acceptable in terms of surveillance in the workplace. With many people now working from home, and those in the workplace having to follow COVID-19 guidelines, keeping on top of what […]

Legal collaboration in the age of COVID-19

The legal field is undergoing a shock to the system because of COVID-19 and the quarantine orders that have come with it. This unprecedented situation has lawyers pivoting to conducting virtual meetings, hearings, and even court appearances. Federal and state courts have closed and sent employees home to work, creating delays and backlogs that will continue even after […]

The skills that matter when it comes to remote working in the legal sector

By Jack Binns M.A. Businesses of all kinds have been shaken up over the course of 2020, and those in the legal sector are no exception. As things stand the future is far from clear but whatever happens going forward, it’s looking like remote work is here to stay for most. Working remotely, or telecommuting […]

Combating both a No-deal Brexit and coronavirus restrictions – How to keep ahead

By Nick McEwen UK Businesses are well aware that they are facing the double challenge of Brexit and coronavirus whilst standing on the shifting sands of the ever-changing government stances relating to the twin perils with the consequential effect on their ability to do business. Agility is the key to survival when even sound contingency […]

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By Tiago Marreiros Moreira, João Riscado Rapoula Are there any transitional social security measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? Regarding social security contributions to maintain jobs due to the impact of the COVID-19, the following measures were announced: Reduction of 1/3 of social security contributions due in March, April and May 2020; Payment of […]

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