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CEE legislation tracker: Hungary

Table of Contents 1 Financial Support Measures 2 Capital Markets 3 Employment 4 Real Estate & Construction 5 Tax & Duties 6 Corporate, M&A 7 EU & Competition 8 Courts and Authorities 9 Healthcare 10 Insolvency & Restructuring 11 Insurance 12 Intellectual Property 13 Telecom & Data Protection 14 Other

The role of energy communities in Austrian energy law

The legislative package relating to the Renewable Expansion Act (EAG package) contains the legal requirements for energy communities that, as new market participants, can make a significant contribution to the energy transition.

Employment Law Review – Austria

By Stefan Kühteubl and Martin Brandauer Employment law is extensively regulated by statutory mandatory law to ensure the protection of employees. Unlike in other countries, Austrian employment law is extremely fragmented and not codified in one single codex of law. Since Austria’s accession to the European Union in January 1995, EU law has played an […]

Bulgaria: Duplicate marketing authorisation applications – during a pandemic, availability is all that matters

In general, a medicinal product can be placed on the Bulgarian market after obtaining a marketing authorisation / certificate for registration issued under the Bulgarian Medicinal Products in Human Medicine Act or after completing the “centralised procedure” under Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 laying down Community procedures for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and establishing a European Medicines Agency.

The deadlock in the sale of Romanian farmland located outside buildable areas continues

The end of 2020 and the beginning of this year have brought a lot of uncertainty to the sale of farmland located outside buildable areas. The uncertainty stems from the amendment of Law no. 17/2014 on the regulation of the sale-purchase of agricultural land situated outside buildable areas, and the amendment of Law no. 268/2001 on the privatisation of companies administrating the State’s publicly- and privately-owned land with an agricultural use, and for the creation of the Agency for the State’s Domain.

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‘Tax Day’ – government continues its campaign to tackle non-compliance

In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.

Fraud in the sub line market – should we be concerned?

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Squire Patton Boggs promotes five in UK in 2021 partnership round

Squire Patton Boggs has announced its 2021 promotions round, with five lawyers making the grade in the UK. The five newly-minted partners across three of the firm’s UK offices make up nearly a fifth of the 23 global promotions. They include City Manchester corporate partner Louise Barber, Birmingham pensions partner Michelle Adams and Leeds corporate […]

The Mirror publisher’s legal chief leaves after 26 years

Reach’s director of legal Marcus Partington has left after nearly three decades at the newspaper publisher. Partington’s departure comes four months after Reach hired its first general counsel, corporate lawyer Parisha Kanani, who joined from Octopus Investments. Partington’s career at the publisher dates back to 1994, and he succeeded Paul Vickers as its legal chief […]

High Court gives green light to £12m negligence claim against DLA Piper

DLA Piper has failed to stay proceedings in a multimillion-pound professional negligence claim brought by a former client, with the case now set to proceed through the High Court in London after a jurisdictional challenge. Since the hearing, DLA has changed counsel from 4 New Square’s George Spalton and Joshua Folkard to a QC and […]

DLA hires Freshfields partner as new head of finance

A former head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s finance group has left the firm to take on a new role at DLA Piper. DLA has taken on David Trott to lead the practice from May 2021. Trott has been a partner at Freshfields since 1997 and led its global finance team between 2012 and 2016. His […]

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