Wolf Theiss Bucharest has assisted Search Corporation and two minority shareholders in the sale of their participation in Plaza Development SRL, which owns Bucharest's Crystal Tower office building to Czech investment company PPF Real Estate.
This seems to be a hot year-end for Romanian infrastructure, with the government recently launching the first public procedure for the award of a strategic infrastructure project under the new Romanian PPP legislation: the construction of the Ploiesti-Brasov motorway. If successful, the project will validate the effectiveness of the new PPP legal framework, while also putting an end to a series of failed attempts to build this motorway under concession or PPP regimes.
Suciu Popa & Associates has advised Black Sea Oil & Gas S.R.L. and its co-venture partners Petro Ventures Resources S.R.L and Gas Plus International B.V. on signing a Gas Sales Agreement with ENGIE subsidiary Engie Energy Management Romania S.R.L. for natural gas supply from the Midia Gas Development Project.
Once it is accepted that Regulation 2016/679 on data protection (hereafter referred to as the "Regulation" or "GDPR") is fully applicable not only to the various legal entities (including small companies with a rather reduced level of activity), but also in the case of individuals processing personal data, during their activity, the specific implications of the Regulation on healthcare activities can be raised.
Romania’s Competition Council is one of the country’s most active and demanding regulatory authorities, with hundreds of sector inquiries and investigations conducted in two decades of activity and significant fines being levied against offenders each year. The powers of the RCC have increased in recent years, as a result of efforts to encourage and protect whistleblowers, new developments in forensic procedures, and cross-border cooperation and action. In addition, the European Commission’s March 22, 2017 proposal to empower national competition authorities is expected to increase the RCC’s reach and efficiency.
Maravela | Asociatii has assisted Precision for Medicine in connection with Romanian law aspects of its multi-jurisdictional acquisition of contract research organization Argint International. Bird & Bird was lead counsel to Precision for Medicine on the deal. Kinstellar's advised the sellers on Romanian, Czech, and Hungarian aspects of the deal, working with lead counsel Osborne Clarke.
Wolf Theiss has assisted funds advised by Revetas Capital Advisors LLP, a real estate investment advisor focussed on the CEE market, in the acquisition of the Landmark, a premium office complex located in Bucharest’s Central Business District, from Manali Holdings Limited and Daphne Consultancy Real Estate SRL. PeliFilip reportedly advised the sellers on the deal, which closed at the end of October 2018. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Ijdelea Mihailescu has assisted Black Sea Oil & Gas throughout the performance of the open season capacity booking process and its entrance into a gas transmission contract with SNTGN Transgaz necessary for the Midia Gas Development Project, a project aimed at putting the natural gas of XV Midia Block, offshore Black Sea, into production.