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Stratulat Albulescu, working with San Francisco-based Fathom Law, has advised 3VC on leading the USD 10 million series A financing round for Romania's Creatopy together with Point Nine. BPV Grigorescu Stefanica, working with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, advised Creatopy and its founders.

Stoica & Asociatii has recently announced the establishment of a new management structure – the Executive Council of the Partners Assembly – including Founding Partners Valeriu Stoica and Cristiana Stoica, Senior Partners Catalina Dicu and Dan Rares Raducanu, and Managing Partners Andreea Stoica and Dragos Bogdan.

In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

Wolf Theiss has advised DTEK Renewables International on its acquisition of a 60-megawatt installed capacity wind energy project in Ruginoasa, Iasi county, Romania, from local entrepreneurs. Kommunalkredit Austria AG provided a EUR 55 million senior facility for the project.

It is said that every cloud has a silver lining. As unfortunate as the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic were, one of them was in fact positive: Romanian legislators sprang into action to adopt measures accelerating the digitalization of public services.

In a significant development, the European Parliament and Council have recently reached a preliminary agreement on a set of new regulations designed to combat misleading advertising and provide consumers with more accurate product information. This agreement aims to strengthen consumer rights and tackle deceptive marketing practices, including greenwashing and planned uselessness of products.

M&A in the CEE region has been a captivating theater of evolving trends and geopolitical dynamics of late. Schoenherr Partner Markus Piuk shares his insights on the current market trends and delves into the influence of the US-China relationship, the status of Russian-based transactions, the resilience of the CEE M&A market, and the prospects of industry consolidation and growth.

The Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) released for public consultation a draft regulation proposing amendments to its Regulation 5/2019 applicable mainly to investment firms and, in limited cases, to credit institutions providing investment services and/or activities and alternative fund managers.

Romania's tax framework changes impacting the IT sector and a potential investment slowdown are balanced out by foreign venture capital funds increasingly participating in funding rounds for Romania-linked companies, signaling cautious optimism according to Ventures-n-Law Co-Founder Tudor Stanciu.

Ijdelea & Associates has advised the Eiffel Investment Group on the creation, financing, and ongoing development of a joint-venture partnership with R.Power Renewables for the development of a one-gigawatt portfolio of solar projects in Romania.

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