Dana Dunel-Stancu has returned to Biris Goran to head the firm's Energy and Natural Resources practice after two years heading the legal department at Romanian power generator Hidroelectrica S.A.
I remember one of my first difficult title reviews as a lawyer in an international law firm. It was the year 2002; Romania had many unclear rules, and many state-owned companies and many properties had been confiscated by the state during communism. The review was engaging and provocative; however, after producing the legal review report (and sending it via facsimile to client, since it was before the era of e-mail), the client learned that the fantastically located site had many title issues and little or no easily available remedies.
Ijdelea Mihailescu has provided legal assistance to Black Sea Oil & Gas in relation to the Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation & Commissioning Contract for all offshore and onshore facilities and Development Drilling Contract with GSP Offshore for the Midia Gas Development Project, offshore Romania.
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.