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Landmark decision in Intel’s abuse of dominant position case

October 2017 - The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has set aside the General Court’s judgment upholding the European Commission’s EUR 1.06 billion fine in Intel’s abuse of dominant position case.1. Why is the decision important?The...

Draft law to implement EU data protection rules in Romania

September 2017 – The Romanian government has published for public debate draft legislation intended to implement the mandatory provisions of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into local legislation (the "Draft Law").The Draft Law...

Red flags in GDPR privacy audits

September 2017 - When structuring and implementing GDPR privacy audits, we have noticed a few red flags that should be thought through and addressed by each company from the early stages of the privacy audit. The following note includes the most frequent...

New official opinion on the Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Data in Serbia

September 2017 - On 14 August 2017, Serbia’s Commissioner for Information of Public Importance and Personal Data Protection (“the Commissioner”) issued, at the request of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia, a new opinion in relation to...

Proposal for amendments to the legal framework for offshore oil and gas concessions in Romania

August 2017 - The Romanian Government has published the first draft of a proposed law on measures for implementing petroleum operations by holders of offshore oil and gas concessions (the “Draft Law”) (Romanian version available here). This version...

IP challenges for Hungarian startups

August 2017 - Our IP team in Budapest moderated a panel discussion as part of Startup Safary Budapest 2017, which included sharing insight on the start-up ecosystem and trend for 2017 in Hungary.While Startup founders are becoming increasingly aware of...

Year in review: Enforcement activity of the Romanian Data Protection Authority in 2016

August 2017 -1.  Enforcement activity of the Romanian DPAAccording to the 2016 activity report (the “Activity Report”) published by the Romanian Data Protection Authority (the “Romanian DPA”), during the year there was an increase in both the...

The obligation to provide adequate and continuous stocks of pharmaceuticals in Romania

August 2017 - The Romanian Ministry of Health has recently issued an order on the obligation to provide adequate and continuous stocks of pharmaceuticals (the “Order”), which aims to clarify the implementation of this obligation and to provide certain...

EU labour changes enhance the protection of seafarers in Romania

August 2017 – I. European contextLatest efforts in enhancing the European contribution towards ensuring increased employment protection of seafarers and bolstering the so-called blue economy have led to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2015/1794 on seafarers...

Ukraine takes steps to boost energy efficiency

July 2017 – As a first step towards securing the country’s long-term energy independence, Ukraine’s parliament has adopted draft legislation to improve energy efficiency.On 8 June 2017, parliament adopted the Bill on Energy Efficiency Fund (No....