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1- AMENDMENT OF LABOR CODE BY GEO 53/2017. WHAT FUTURE CHANGES WE MIGHT EXPECT 

Upon the entry into effect on August 7, 2017 of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 53/2017 which amended and supplemented the Labor Code, numerous discussions and problems arose in practice on trying to identify a realistic way of complying with these new legal requirements. 

The commercial legal markets of Central & Eastern Europe didn’t appear automatically. They didn’t develop in a vacuum. They were formed, shaped, and led, by lawyers – visionary, hard-working, commercially-minded, and client-focused individuals pulling the development of CEE’s legal markets along behind them as they labored relentlessly for their clients, their careers, their futures. 

Schoenherr, working with lead counsel Gleiss Lutz, has advised French IT service provider Atos SE on the planned acquisition of Siemens Convergence Creators GmbH for an undisclosed price. Siemens AS was represented by Hengeler Muller on the deal, which is expected to close at the end of December 2017 and is still subject to the information/consultation process with employee representative bodies and the approval of the relevant regulatory and antitrust authorities. 

PeliFilip, working alongside Linklaters, has assisted Romania's Ministry of Public Finance in a Eurobonds issue which attracted EUR 1 billion from international markets, through the re-opening of an April 2017 issue, with a maturity of 10 years and a coupon of 2.375%.

Oana Ijdelea and Anca Mihailescu are joining forces to launch a new full-service law firm in Bucharest — Ijdelea Mihailescu, Attorneys & Advisors — with a particular focus on energy & natural resources, M&A, environmental law, and real estate & construction.

NAFA issued the order 23/2017 published in the Official Gazette no. 706 of 31.08.2017 regulating the split payment of VAT. 

Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has advised Elit Cugir on its sale of a 100% stake in two packaged meat manufacturers in Romania — Elit SRL and Vericom SRL — to the Smithfield Foods Inc unit of WH Group Ltd. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised the buyers on the deal. Financial details were not disclosed, and the deals remain contingent on anti-monopoly approval from the relevant regulatory authorities.

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