By Alina Popescu and Alexandru Oana

On 15 February 2013, a new Civil Procedure Code (the ‘Code’) entered into force in Romania.

The Code governs the conduct of domestic and international arbitration, as well as the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, and it has been generally welcomed as a step forward in the field of arbitration. The Code was intended to enhance the legal framework for arbitration in Romania with several notable amendments, such as (i) distinct rules…