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Our professional publications refrain from theoretical deliberations and always give short and practical answers to the usual questions asked by foreign investors or companies with little experience in a certain country, or even none at all.

Romanian Kurzarbeit scheme

Kurzarbeit scheme now saving jobs in Romania. The COVID-19 Pandemic triggered a series of legislative changes, more or less difficult to implement, especially in a tight timeframe. Labour law was e...

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Handbook for Supervisory Board Members

The "Handbook for Supervisory Board Members" has been given a new and red-hot chapter - from compliance risk management to liability issues.

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Esports – a booming industry with unique legal needs

The Esports ecosystem has evolved in terms of professionalism, economically as well as legally.

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When Robots decide!

Not a new invention of the 21st century, but already since Alan Turing's question “Can machines think?” in the 1950s a term.

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Whistleblowing. New legal obligations imposed on companies to ensure a healthy business environment

Whistleblowing and how the business environment can avoid major property sanctions, in an article signed by two of our lawyers specializing in criminal law. In October 2019, the European Council ap...

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Who should worry about the European Public Prosecutor’s Office?

Starting November 2020, any person or company (be it a startup or a multinational), which manages or wants to obtain financing through European funds, can be targeted by the operationalization of t...

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New measures in the field of companies regarding the organization and conduct of meetings of statutory bodies

Most likely, convening statutory meetings without the physical presence of members will become an approach increasingly used in society. How can such general meetings be organized and conducted acc...

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The measure of preventive detention in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Bill B238, through article 56, provides some special measures regarding the execution of pre-trial detention during the COVID-19 period, in Romania. In this context, our article presents some consi...

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Day Zero after the Emergency State End – the kit of measures for the transition to a “new” normal

About the transition to a "new" normal and the changes that the pandemic will bring to the business environment, consumption strategy and everyday life. Our article welcomes day zero with a set of ...

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Is there a risk for companies to be exposed to criminal investigations for non-complying with the measures implemented by the authorities?

Following the accelerated spread of COVID-19, the President of Romania declared the state of emergency for a period of 30 days as of 16 March 2020, which was afterwards extended until 15 may. The r...

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Employment Relations of Medical Personnel During the State of Emergency

A less discussed, but very relevant topic during the state of emergency in Romania, especially for those in the front line of the fight against the pandemic. Article 56 of Annex 1 of Decree no. 240...

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Digitization of the criminal process and the right to a fair trial

Digitalization of criminal proceedings is a subject that should be under the scrutiny of public attention, regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, now, more than ever, we are witnessing a pre...

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The (unregulated) Story of Access Roads

The purpose of this material is to present some of the solutions put into practice so far in the hope that these issues will be gradually made more transparent and regulated through a general appli...

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The new False Statements offence and how not to become a nation of criminals

At the beginning of the Pandemic times, in Romania, a high reluctance of Romanians to follow the authorities recommendations meant for stopping the spread of COVID – 19 virus could be noticed. As s...

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New guide of the US Department of Justice – Requirements for a Compliance Management System

This paper was published in comply 3/2019, p. 54ff. comply is the modern trade magazine for compliance officers in companies and organizations.

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Probationary period flops – A look at employment law: about unfounded dismissals, expensive competition clauses and extended “assessment phases”

This paper was published in Markt und Mittelstand 04/2020, p. 14f.. Markt und Mittelstand is a specialist magazine for medium sized companies. Almost every month, managers read up to date informati...

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#MeToo? – Relevant answers

This paper was published in personalmagazin 8/2018, p. 40 ff. Personalmagazin is Germany's most widely read specialist magazine in the field of human resources. Every month, HR directors and manag...

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Bridge part time: right to return full time

This paper was published in IHK Report 2/2019, p. 6.

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Travel time = working time?

This paper was published in personalmagazin 5/2019, p. 90 ff. Personalmagazin is Germany's most widely read specialist magazine in the field of human resources. Every month, HR directors and manag...

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Who does not know the own Compliance rules, is unsuitable for the guidance of the company?

This paper was published in Compliance Berater 12/2019, p. 502 Compliance Berater is a monthly newspaper focused on corporate compliance, risk analysis and identification, compliance management an...

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Your boss, the roboter – Robotics from a labour law perspective

This paper was published in Börsen-Zeitung, Edition no. 242, 15 December. Börsen-Zeitung is a daily newspaper focused on financial markets.

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Practitioners’ Guide for Labour Law in Europe

The purpose of this book is to provide investors and companies with a practical guide for labour law in most of the relevant economies in Europe.

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Practitioners’ Guide for M&A in Europe

A guide written by practitioners for international investors with quick answers and overviews on the most important topics in cross-border transactions for the relevant economies in continental Eur...

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Practitioners’ Guide for M&A in Germany (Chinese)

A practical guide for international investors, managers and lawyers in Chinese about the most important topics in cross-border transactions in Germany.

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Practitioners’ Guide for Labour Law in Germany (Chinese)

The purpose of this book is to provide investors and companies with a practical guide for labour law in Germany.

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Practitioners’ Guide for Real Estate in Europe

The purpose of this book is to provide investors and companies with a practical guide for real estate in most of the relevant economies in Europe.

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The Supervisory Board: Rules of Procedure | Administrative Offences

This paper was published in Handwörterbuch für Aufsichtsräte, Handelsblatt Fachmedien GmbH, p. 837 ff.

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What’s up CEE? All you need to know about real estate in CEE

The report covers an analysis of the situation and the changes that had occurred in the past five years in four countries: Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary. It is focused on the commerci...

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