Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners has successfully represented OMV Petrom in ICC arbitration proceedings regarding a dispute with a contractor.
The Whistleblowing Act in Romania (currently in the form of a revised bill, again waiting for a final vote in the Parliament) has been hotly debated over and over again during the past year: authorities, consultants, lawyers, employers and anti-fraud specialists have been going through the bill in detail and working out the challenges it will raise, both for public entities and private companies.
According to the latest figures from the National Institute for Statistics and other public information, the annual inflation rate has continued to rise and, at 15.32% in August, reached its highest rate in 20 years. Inflation has been rising at a galloping rate over the past year, both globally and nationally.
Former Filip & Company Of Counsel Oana Voda has joined Dentons’ Bucharest office as Head of Public Procurement.
The Ministry of Economy has officially announced the opening of the call for submission of applications under the state aid scheme regulated by Government Decision no. GD 959/2022 for financing assets and/or salary costs. The period for submitting financing requests is scheduled between 1 November 2022 to 16 December 2022, when investors may file the relevant documentation.
On 1 September 2022, Emergency Ordinance No. 119/2022 (“GEO 119/2022”) amending Emergency Ordinance No. 27/2022 on measures applicable to final customers in the electricity and natural gas market in the period between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, as well as for amending certain regulatory acts in the energy field (“GEO 27/2022”) was published in the Official Gazette of Romania no. 864 and entered into force on the same date. Below is a selection of the provisions set forth under GEO 119/2022.
DLA Piper has advised Wirtualna Polska on its acquisition of the Szallas Group from Portfolion Capital Partners and private individuals. Baker McKenzie advised Portfolion.
By Government Ordinance no. 16/2022 for amending and supplementing Law no. 227/2015 regarding the Fiscal Code, the abrogation of some normative acts and other financial-fiscal measures, published in the Official Gazette no. 716 of July 15, 2022 (Ordinance 16/2022), a series of amendments and additions to the fiscal regime have been made that concern, among others, the regime of micro-enterprises, excise duties, hospitality sector, part-time labour agreements, VAT etc.
Wolf Theiss has advised a syndicate of Erste Group Bank, Banca Comerciala Romana, OTP Bank Nyrt, OTP Bank Romania, and Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederoesterreich-Wien on a EUR 410 million credit facility granted to the Iulius Group.
PeliPartners has advised WDP on the acquisition of the Arad Business Park logistics center.