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In September 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported on Bulgaria’s outstanding legislative packages caused by three parliamentary elections being held in the span of eight months. Nearly two years later, Hristov & Partners Partner Dragomir Stefanov, Kambourov & Partners Partner Veronika Hadjieva, Penkov, Markov & Partners Associated Partner Nikolay Voynov, Peterka & Partners Partner Plamen Peev, and Schoenherr Bulgaria Co-Head of Real Estate Elena Todorova discuss the progress made after the extended legislative hiatus.

E+H has advised PAI Partners on the acquisition of VAMED Group's rehabilitation business from Fresenius. Schoenherr, working with Latham & Watkins, advised the sellers. Reportedly, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Novacos, Baer & Karrer, KNPZ Rechtsanwaelte, and Havel & Partners advised on the deal as well.

The first comprehensive Slovak foreign direct investment (FDI) screening regime entered into force on 1 March 2023. Now that the first year of this new FDI regime is behind us, below we summarise the key takeaways based on our practical experience with this law.

It has been a long time coming and is among the most requested changes in criminal procedure law. Finally, on 24 April 2024, the Austrian government presented a draft bill aimed at increasing the contribution to legal costs for suspects acquitted in criminal proceedings. While it is a giant step forward, serious doubts remain about whether it goes far enough.

Cytowski & Partners has advised Collabwriting on its USD 1.1 million seed financing with Smok Ventures, Credo Ventures, Fiedler Capital, Underline Ventures, Startup Wiseguys, and several CEE angel investors. Schoenherr reportedly advised Collabwriting as well. San Diego-based Komorowski PLLC reportedly advised lead investor Smok Ventures.

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.

From 28 March 2024, businesses operating in Hungary will be required to offer services by the state-owned enterprise Hungarian Post ("Magyar Posta") as a delivery option for consumers using their online stores. The text of the new provision is concise and has raised several questions.

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