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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...

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

August 2017 - 1.  Enforcement activity of the Romanian DPA According 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...

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...

EU labour changes enhance the protection of seafarers in Romania

August 2017 – I. European context Latest 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...

Kinstellar advises Adval Asset Management on the sale of Cascade Office Building in Bucharest

July 2017 - Kinstellar has advised Adval Asset Management on the sale of Cascade Office Building in Bucharest, to the Polish real estate developer Global Trade Center (GTC). The Kinstellar team was led by Victor Constantinescu, Partner and head of our...

Proposed new legislation on telework in Romania

July 2017 - The Romanian Ministry of Labour and Social Justice has proposed new legislation to regulate telework (remote work) in Romania. While the initiative targets the implementation of the European Framework Agreement on Telework (2002), it also...

Proposed changes to the legal regime of undeclared work in Romania

June 2017 - Romanian labour legislation is under a mood of change. Legislator implements EU message for tackling undeclared work at the national level by recent proposed amendments of the Romanian Labour Code. The legislative proposal focuses on enhancing...

Kinstellar announces the promotion of three new Partners and two new Counsel

June 2017 - Kinstellar is delighted to announce the promotions to Partner of Iustinian Captariu and Remus Codreanu in Bucharest and Ákos Nagy in Budapest, and the promotions to Counsel of Zsuzsa Csiki in Bucharest and Olena Kuchynska in...

Romania joins EU Member States that have transposed the Damages Directive

June 2017 - During its last meeting of May 2017, the Romanian government adopted Government Emergency Ordinance no. 39/2017 (the ‘ GEO ’) on damage claims related to cases of competition law infringements and amending the Competition law no. 21/1996....

Can Sub-Clause 20.1 of the FIDIC Red Book be avoided?

June 2017 - This article examines the relationship between Sub-Clause 20.1 of the FIDIC Redbook (1999 edition) and Clauses 12 and 13. If Clauses 12 “Evaluation” and 13 “Variations” come within the ambit of Sub-Clause 20.1, can Sub-clause 20.1...