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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 […]

Technology & digitalisation l August 2020

Summertime and the livin’ is easy Well, is it? This year we are collectively going through an exceptional summer: some countries are still struggling with very high COVID-19 infection rates. Life is not back to normal. Home office is still a fact for many of us. Group leisure activities are on hold or at least […]

CEE: Competition Monthly Bulletin – August 2020

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr’s multi-jurisdictional newsletter. Each issue offers insight into developments in merger control, antitrust, and unfair competition in the region. Main takeawaysAntitrust: RPM infringement decisions in several countries, but notably, immunity from fine in one Austrian case. Uptick in abuse of […]

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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.

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