act | Botezatu Estrade Partners has launched episode #6 of the Forward Thinking Podcast series, an audio pill (approximately 10 minutes) that addresses the hottest legal issues of the moment, new regulations that can impact companies during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. The Forward Thinking Podcast series represents a step towards the digitalization of the legal arena and the boundaries’ exceedance of the traditional legal advice, through a user-friendly format, easily accessible from anywhere and available on all streaming podcast platforms.
In this episode, Andrei Petre, act lawyer, talks to Adrian Șandru, act lawyer specialised in white-collar crimes matters, about what whistleblowing is, how will Romania have to transpose the Directive (UE) 2019/1937 on the protection of persons who report breaches of Union law and most importantly, how badly will non-compliance affect companies. This is a hot topic for the whole international community, as the EU Directive came in response to a number of scandals discovered and made public in recent years by whistleblowers, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the Panama Papers, which highlighted the lack of protection for those trying to expose corporate crimes in the public interest. What’s left is to see how Romania will attend to this global issue at legislative level and how companies will comply. Discussions are held in Romanian.