In The Corner Office, we invite Senior and Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about their careers, management styles, and strategies. For this issue, we asked them to describe their least favorite part of their jobs.
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has advised Fortuna Entertainment Group N.V., acting through Fortuna Romania, on various gambling regulatory aspects as well as on corporate, IP and insolvency laws matters related to its acquisitions of Bet Active Concept S.R.L., Bet Zone S.R.L., Public Slots S.R.L., and Slot Arena S.R.L.
"Romania is in a good shape right now,” says Gabriel Zbarcea, Managing Partner at Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii. "It’s one of the fastest growing countries in the region. Estimated real GDP growth in 2016 was five percent, according to the IMF, which is huge, and it's 4.2% in 2017. The unemployment rate was 5.9% last year, well below the EU average. And we’re a very good market for investors, because of relatively inexpensive labor and a relatively diversified industry.”
4th and 5th of October 2017 in Casablanca, Morocco
The Bucharest office of Wolf Theiss has expanded its TMT and data protection & compliance practice by adding former EY Senior Manager Maria Maxim to its team.
Along with the reason provided in art. 509 par. (1) (1) of the Code of Civil Procedure, the reason for the review discussed in this article is perhaps the most common in practice due to multiple interpretative possibilities, but also because it is apparently much more accessible than the other grounds for review, which are more rigid in interpretation. In the majority of cases, however, reviewers are basically trying to resume the fund by invoking a seemingly new document that does not meet the requirements of the law to underpin the review of a judgment.
At a time when the business community is expecting the implementation norms to render law 233/2016 on public-private partnerships functional, the government comes up with a change in optics and announces amendment and simplification of the law and, eventually, issuance of the norms. The time horizon announced, when both the amended law and the implementation norms should be in force, is October 2017.
Maravela | Asociatii has assisted Standex International Corporation with its first investment on the Romanian market: the acquisition of the Romanian branch of the Piazza Rossa Group. Other firms advising Standex on the transaction, which closed at the beginning of August, included Italy's Sinescu & Nazat, Mondini & Resconi law firm and Lazzari Law Firm.
One of the astringent issues faced by intellectual property rights (IPRs) holders nowadays is enforcing their rights on the Internet, whether in conflicts deriving directly from the act of selling counterfeit products over the Internet or those involving domain name disputes. This latter concern is the focus of this report.
Weil is representing OTP Bank on two major transactions involving its Romanian and Serbian subsidiaries and the National Bank of Greece. Karanovic and Nikolic provided local advice to OTP in Serbia, and Schoenherr provided local advice in Romania. Freshfields advised the National Bank of Greece on both deals.
Clifford Chance Badea has advised New Europe Property Investments on its merger with Rockcastle Global Real Estate Company Limited to create NEPI Rockcastle Plc, which one analyst described as "the biggest investor on the commercial property market in Central and Eastern Europe and one of the ten largest companies of its type in Europe in terms of capitalization."