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MPR Partners has advised Bucharest-based mining company Verde Magnesium on its successful bid in the public tender organized by the National Agency for Mineral Resources of Romania for concession rights on a magnesium mining perimeter in Western Romania.

Zepos & Yannopoulos has advised mandated lead arrangers and coordinators Piraeus Bank and Eurobank on the financing for the 35-year concession agreement regarding the financing, operation, maintenance, and exploitation rights of the Egnatia Odos Motorway and its three vertical road axes.

There are few healthcare reforms that could be called revolutionary. Even fewer have been initiated in the courtroom. Case C-412/23 could be one of those rare cases. On July 5, 2023, the European Commission brought an action against the Slovak Republic for allegedly infringing Directive 2011/7 on combating late payment in commercial transactions by continuously failing in 2015, 2016, 2017, and from 2018 onward to ensure that public entities providing healthcare pay their commercial debts within a maximum period of 60 calendar days.

In public procurement, the term bid rigging (also called collusive tendering) describes unlawful agreements between bidders with the intention of distorting the competition in award procedures and allowing a preferred tenderer to win the public contract while giving the impression that the process is truly competitive. The hidden agenda is often to force a high contract price that is not appropriate given the state of the market.

In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

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