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The Romanian draft law on the authorisation of 5G technology manufacturers and its effects on competition: a challenge for mobile operators and competition regulators

A draft law on measures relating to information and communication infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for the implementation of 5G networks (the “Draft Law”) was launched on August 4, 2020 for public consultation by the Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications and slightly revised on September 2, 2020.

An overview of water law recent updates in Romania

The slow and lengthy process of completing the cadastral works and real estate publicity seems to affect not only the private property, but also the public one. In this context where the lands are not delimited and registered with the national Land Book Registry (“Land Book”), both the private investments and the projects of public […]

Romania – privatisation on hold

In May 2020, a group of Romanian senators proposed a legal enactment to prohibit the sale of shares owned by the Romanian state for a two-year period.

Copyright protection granted to computer programs

Since the legislation offers no definition of a computer program, copyright protection of computer programs was subject to many studies and case-law, both on national and on international level. This article discusses the defining elements of the computer program, such as they have emerged from the legal literature and judicial practice, the difference between configuration and customization of computer programs, as well as the case-law generated by the confusion of these notions.

Annual visa for environmental authorisation and integrated environmental authorisation

New provisions regarding environmental studies On June 11, 2020, Order of the Minister of Environment, Water and Forest no. 1.150 from May 27, 2020 was published in the Official Gazette no. 495. (the “Order no. 1.150/2020”). Order no. 1.150/2020 established a new procedure for the annual visa of the Environmental Authorisation and Integrated Environmental Authorisation. […]

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What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

The end of normal? Law firm survey 2020

Our 2020 law firm survey, developed in association with The Lawyer, reveals many law firms were ill-prepared for the seismic shock from the coronavirus outbreak. The crisis has cast an uncomfortable light on firms with poor financial management or without the necessary technology infrastructure. The pandemic already appears to be widening the gap between law firms, with some now under real pressure.

Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

The rule of six: Legal obligations on food and drink businesses in England

Whilst we have very quickly become familiar with the “rule of six”, regulations come in to force today placing a further legal obligation on businesses in England that serve food for consumption on the premises to ensure that, save for in limited exceptions, bookings of more than six people are not accepted.

Landlord’s remedies and COVID-19 – has the pendulum swung too far?

As another week draws to a close, in a time when every day seems to bring unexpected – and often unwelcome – news, the landlord community is reeling – albeit perhaps largely in a somewhat unsurprised and resigned fashion. This is due to the latest announcements from the government affecting the commercial landlord and tenant relationship.

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The Court of Appeal has said that a judicial review brought against the UK Government’s lockdown rules highlights ‘fundamental’ concerns over the accountability of ministers. Businessman Simon Dolan instructed Wedlake Bell in May, and then issued legal proceedings against the UK Government, Matt Hancock, the secretary of state for health and social care and Gavin […]

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The speed read: financials, misconduct, and office dilemmas

Firms will make smart choices when their next office move comes Attention has been focused on law firms’ own real estate ever since the pandemic began and there were plenty of developments this week, with Milbank delaying its office move to 100 Liverpool Street, Freshfields scheming how its move into 100 Bishopsgate will work, Stephenson Harwood […]

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Travers’ PEP drops 20 per cent ending 10-year growth streak

Travers Smith’s average profit per equity partner dropped back down to £1m over 2019/20, as revenue fell for the first time in a decade. The latest financials are a setback from 2018/19 when Travers’ revenue had increased 11 per cent from £147m to £162.5m, while average profit per equity partner saw a 4 per cent uplift […]

Irwin Mitchell enters redundancy consultations as 110 roles face axe

Up to 110 jobs are at risk of redundancy at Irwin Mitchell after the firm indicated it was responding to the long-term change in working patterns triggered by Covid-19. The national outfit today announced the next phase of its response to the pandemic, claiming that redundancy consultations are a direct result of an increased shift […]

Quinn lures Fried Frank litigator in first City hire of 2020

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired Justin Michaelson as a partner from Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. Michaelson leaves Fried Frank after almost eight years, having joined from SJ Berwin in 2012. His practice involves the representation of high net worth individuals and companies in high-stakes cross-border disputes involving commercial litigation, international arbitration […]

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