Central and South Eastern Europe Investment Summit - Thursday, March 30, 2017, London
Turcan Cazac has assisted the shareholders of the Moldovan cable and pay TV operator Sun Communications in their sale of 100% of shares in the company to Orange Moldova SA, a unit of France Telecom's Internet and mobile arm Orange. Baker Botts advised the sellers as English counsel, while Orange was advised by Trevors Smith as English counsel and Schoenherr and Vernon | David as local counsel.
Milan Lomic is the General Counsel Adria & Balkan at L’Oreal, a company that he joined in October 2012. Prior to that he worked for Metro Cash & Carry as a Legal Advisor and Antitrust Officer. He has also worked as a Legal Advisor at Unicredit Bank Serbia and as an Assistant to the Judge at the Fifth Municipal Court in Belgrade.
Schoenherr is reporting that, on September 30, 2016, Michael Lagler was elected as the new Managing Partner at the firm, where he will take over from Christoph Lindinger, who has led the Central and Eastern European law firm for the past 16 years. Lagler's term will begin at the start of the firm’s next fiscal year, on February 1, 2017.
Turcan Cazac has reported a successful application to the Moldovan Competition Council for clearance in that country of the proposed acquisition by Belgium-based beer giant Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV of SABMiller plc, which would combine the two largest brewers. According to Turcan Cazac, "the merged entity will sell twice as much beer and earn four times more profit than Heineken, currently the third largest brewer.”
A centralized cadastre system was introduced in Moldova in 1998. This system includes the cadaster of real estate, which involves a collection of data by the Moldovan real estate authorities about rights (including easements), proprietors, and other persons in relation to real estate.
ACI Partners and DLA Piper have successfully persuaded the Court of Appeal of Paris to annul an October 25, 2013 arbitral award by the ICC in the matter of Energoalians v. Republic of Moldova in what ACI refers to as "highly important litigation for Moldova."
On 20 November 2015 the Moldovan Parliament voted on amending and supplementing the Moldovan Labour Code ("Labour Code"). As a result, Act No. 205/2015 ("Act No. 205") entered into force on 18 December 2015 implementing a series of long-awaited improvements, but also complicating the life of employers in some instances.