MOTTO: No judge writes on a wholly clean slate.
February 22nd, 2018 in Bucharest
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.
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.
In a recent and widely-reported decision of significance for employers across the European Union, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has reversed a previous decision of the Chamber and ruled that companies can monitor their employees’ email only if the employees are notified in advance.