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Criminal liability of corporations – Global vs Romanian approach

September 2019 - Crime. Legal Developments by Popovici NiĹŁu Stoica & AsociaĹŁii.

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Criminal liability of corporations is a hot topic worldwide. From financial institutions to global corporations, almost daily we hear about a large corporation being investigated, signing a Deferred Prosecution Agreement or being convicted, usually for money laundering, tax evasion or bribery.

New Provisions Concerning Critical Infrastructure in Romania

I.General context

One of the major objectives of the EU is reducing the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure and increasing their resilience. An adequate level of protection must be ensured and the harmful effects of disruptions on the society and citizens must be limited as far as possible.

Critical infrastructures extend across many sectors of the economy, including communications, banking and finance, transport and distribution, energy, utilities, health, food supply, as well as key government services.

Critical infrastructure consists of physical and information technology facilities, networks, services and assets that, if disrupted or destroyed, would have a serious impact on the health, safety, security or economic well-being of citizens or the effective functioning of the government as a result of the failure to maintain those functions.

Threats to a single critical infrastructure can have a very significant impact on a broad range of actors in different infrastructures and more widely.

Moreover, the effects of those interdependencies are not limited to single countries. Many critical infrastructures have a cross border dimension. In addition to interdependencies between sectors, there are also many interdependencies within the same sector but across several European countries.

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State aid scheme in Romania

October 2018 - Finance. Legal Developments by Maravela & AsociaĹŁii.

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1. Introduction

On July 30, the Romanian Ministry of Finance issued an order launching the procedure whereby investors may obtain non-reimbursable funding for investments made in Romania.

The funding is regulated by Government Decision no. 807/2014 on the setting up of a State aid scheme having as object the stimulation of investments with significant economic impact (“Scheme”), enforced for purposes of the measures discussed herein by Order no. 2629/July 30, 2018 of the Minister of Finance approving the guide for applicant seeking financing under the Scheme.

Romanian joint stock companies: board decisions on share capital increase can be challenged

Pursuant to a decision of the Romanian Constitutional Court published on August 1, 2018, board decisions regarding share capital increases can now be subject to an action for annulment.

Maravela|Asociații’s competition practice on the rise

With an increasing work load and Client portfolio on the rise, Maravela|Asociații’s competition department sustained a considerable development throughout the past five years, driven by the passion and specialization of the entire team.

Amendments to the renewables incentives scheme aimed to save the renewable energy from collapse


The green certificates support scheme in a nutshell

Romania implemented a support system for renewable energy based on green certificates (GCs) granted free of charge to producers of electricity from certain renewable energy sources (hydropower <10 MW, wind, solar, biomass, landfill gas and sewage treatment plants), and an obligation imposed on electricity suppliers to acquire a certain number of GCs.


1. The adoption of the Law on the termination of intra-EU BITs

On 27 February 2017, the Romanian Parliament adopted Law 18/2017 on the termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties (“BITs”) concluded between Romania and European Union Member States (“Law ”). The Law has been published in the Official Gazette no. 198 of 21 March 2017 and will enter into force on 24 March 2017.

New PPP Law in Romania to jump-start the use of public-private partnership

The highly anticipated new Romanian law on public-private partnership ("New PPP Law") has been finally enacted and will enter into force on 25 December 2016. It replaces the former Law no. 178/2010 on public-private partnership, which due to significant legislative inconsistencies has failed to accommodate any public-private partnership ("PPP").

Trade Finance in Romania: Taking Security over Oil in Storage Terminals

June 2016 - Finance. Legal Developments by Volciuc-Ionescu.

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Trade finance is generally not very developed in Romania, at least by comparison with other EU Member States and developed and emerging markets.  In this briefing, we set out certain remarks in relation to taking security over oil products which are in storage in oil terminals in Romania, which should be considered in the context of an oil products trade finance transaction.

The Dispute Resolution Review Sixth Edition - Romania

Disputes in Romania are settled in court in the vast majority of cases, under procedures regulated mainly by the new Civil Procedure Code (CPC). The CPC entered into force on 15 February 2013, has carried out a systemic and extensive overhaul of the Romanian dispute resolution model. With a specific focus on acceleration of trial proceedings, the new regulation has reformed both the schedule and the content of proceedings taking place in various phases of the lawsuit, while attempting to clarify many of the controversies raised by interpretable provisions in the former regulation.

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