Stratulat Albulescu has advised GapMinder Venture Partners on its investment in Druid, a conversational technology company. The financing round which raised USD 2.5 million was led by GapMinder and included Early Game Ventures. Grigorescu, Crestincov & Associates advised Druid on the deal.
Since the Mining Law no. 85/2003 (“Mining Law”) entered into force on March 27, 2003, the economic and social environment in Romania has undergone a major evolution, marked by the increase of investments, especially with the accession to the European Union, in 2007. However, the legislation did not manage to keep up this fastened pace and the Romanian authorities are now trying to adjust the legal framework to the requirements of this continuously changing economic life. In this regard, after three years of debate in the Parliament, Law no. 275/2020 for amending and supplementing the Mining Law no. 85/2003 (“Law no. 275/2020”) entered into force on December 17, 2020.
At the end of December 2020, the Romanian Competition Council (the "RCC") published an updated iteration of the draft Emergency Government Ordinance implementing the FDI Regulation (the "FDI Draft Law"). While the FDI Draft Law is still undergoing the legislative process, it is expected to enter into force soon. As covered here, the new rules will tighten the existing FDI screening, once in force.
Over the course of our seven years, CEE Legal Matters has interviewed most of the British lawyers working on the ground in Central and Eastern Europe as part of our recurring “Expat on the Market” feature. We reached out to them recently and asked them to bring us up to speed on what they’re doing and/or share their thoughts on the ramifications of Brexit or the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Filip & Company has helped RCS & RDS S.A. and the companies in its group, Digi Communications N.V., DIGI Tavkozlesi (RCS & RDS' Hungarian branch), Invitel Tavkozlesi Zrt, and DIGI Spain Telecom S.L.U. (RCS & RDS's Spanish branch) obtain two medium-term credit facilities worth a total of EUR 150 million and an incremental facility structure from a syndicate of Citigroup Europe plc - Dublin Romanian Branch, ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam Bucharest Branch, and Unicredit Bank S.A. Kinstellar and Allen & Overy advised the lenders.