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Here comes the sun (nenergy)

In Schönherr’s Renewable Expansion Law Infocorner , the essential cornerstones of the EAG package are presented and practical legal issues are dealt with. Also, stay informed about current events and webinars.

Romania plans to tighten its foreign investment screening rules

The screening of foreign direct investments (FDIs) has been a hot topic for some time now across CEE (as also covered here). Several jurisdictions have adopted stricter measures of scrutiny allowing for the vetting of transactions potentially posing security risks. In line with this trend, the Romanian Competition Council has put forward new draft legislation aimed at tightening the existing FDI screening rules. This draft is subject to public debate until 6 October.

Renewable Expansion Act (EAG)

Review draft published – a first overview! On September 16, 2020, the eagerly awaited draft of the Federal Law on the Expansion of Energy from Renewable Sources (Renewable Expansion Law – EAG ) was submitted for assessment. As a contribution to the realization of the goals of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement 2015, the draft creates new framework conditions for the expansion of renewable energies in Austria. The present article gives an initial overview. Details will follow in focus articles and in our virtual series of events

Mandatory e-communication for companies seated in Croatia

The digitalisation of the Croatian court system is proceeding and e-communication is expanding. Snail mail and “paper” communication are on the verge of extinction. As of 1 September 2020, all legal entities will have to use e-communication with the court. All legal entities registered in the Croatian Commercial Register must submit information on their e-mail […]

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Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.

Cyprus introduces film production incentives

Producers and media companies are invited to utilise the Cyprus landscape and infrastructure and enjoy a variety of legal, corporate and tax incentives for filming in Cyprus under the new Cyprus Filming Scheme.

Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).

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In court this week: One Blackfriars, pharma and Bakers’ SDT battle with Sidley Austin and Capsticks

Starting on Monday will be the five-week virtual trial in the case of One Blackfriars Limited, with proceedings going ahead after a contentious case management hearing that took place back in April. Acting for the respondent and accountancy firm BDO is Mayer Brown, which previously accused Humphries Kerstetter of seizing upon the pandemic as a […]

JMW kicks off 2020 financial reporting season with 25% growth

JMW has become the first UK top 100 firm to release its financial results for 2019/20. The Manchester-headquartered firm’s revenue has increased by 25 per cent from £38.1m to £47.6m. The head office billed £42.5m, an 11.5 per cent increase on 2018/19, while the new London office, which opened in May 2019, brought in £5.1m […]

GC2B: The in-house banking sector during lockdown

What challenges are those in the in-house banking sector facing in the current lockdown? On a late May afternoon, and from the comfort of their homes, a number of senior in-house counsel from the banking world got together with The Lawyer and BCLP for an online discussion about the anxieties and issues to be faced […]

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