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Hungary: Important changes to court procedures

1 April 2020 - Important changes regarding court procedures in Hungary entered into force as of 1 April.

Romania: Suspension of court activity and statutes of limitation

17 March 2020 – In light of the COVID-19 virus’ spread in Romania, the President of Romania issued Decree no. 195/2020 declaring a state of emergency in Romania (hereinafter referred to as the "Decree"). The Decree entered into force and generates...

User consent for storing and accessing cookies in light of the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union

October 2019 – On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a preliminary ruling in a case that made its way from the Federal Court of Justice in Germany (FCJ) regarding the validity of user consent systems for cookie...

Right of first refusal clauses are now recognised by Bulgarian courts

August 2019 – The Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation (“Supreme Court”) has recently issued a decision (No.19, dated 8 August 2019, under commercial case No.2511/2017) that recognises for the first time the concept of right of first refusal (“ROFR”)...

Slovak Data Protection Authority fines Faculty Hospital Nitra for providing medical records to expert witness

May 2019 – The Slovak Data Protection Authority (“Slovak DPA”) has fined Faculty Hospital Nitra EUR 2,000 for unlawfully processing sensitive personal data in breach of § 13 section 1 of Act. No 122/2013 Coll., On Personal Data Protection (“Data...

Martial law introduced in several regions of Ukraine may affect business operations

November 2018 – On 26 November 2018, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Law that approves the Decree of the President of Ukraine on the imposition of martial law (not to be confused with a ‘state of war’) in Ukraine. The new Law, effective 28...

Ukraine revises its arbitration law, introduces new arbitration rules

November 2017 – Ukrainian arbitration law, which follows almost to the letter the 1985 UNCITRAL Model Law (the "Model Law"), has been largely unrevised since its adoption in 1994, despite subsequent changes introduced to the Model Law in 2006. As a...

Can claimants in Turkey receive a refund of court fees?

April 2017 – A significant issue to be considered by potential claimants intending to initiate a lawsuit in Turkey is the “court fee” required to be deposited with the court when filing a lawsuit.

The Turkish General Assembly of Civil Chambers of the Court of Appeals preserved its decision on the amendment of the pleading after the decision of overturn

April 2017 – The General Assembly of Civil Chambers of the Court of Appeals of Turkey (“General Assembly”) has preserved the decision of the Joint Chambers of the Court of Appeal dated 4 February 1948 (numbered 1944/10 and 1948/3; the “Joint...

The importance in Turkey of submitting a petition for response within the statutory time period

March 2017 – There is no doubt that the most critical element determining the outcome of a case is the evidence submitted to the court. In this article, we will focus on the legal consequences of failing to submit a petition of response, which, within...