The Romanian Draft Law on the authorisation of 5G technology manufacturers and its effects on competition: a challenge for mobile operators and competition regulators

1. Background A draft law on measures relating to information and communication infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for the implementation of 5G networks (the “Draft Law”) was launched on August 4, 2020 for public consultation by the Ministry… Read moreThe Romanian Draft Law on the authorisation of 5G technology manufacturers and its effects on competition: a challenge for mobile operators and competition regulators

Legal challenges in implementing the 5G EU toolbox and potential damaging effects on electronic communication providers and consumers

1. What is the 5G EU toolbox On January 29, 2020, the European Commission adopted the Communication that endorsed the Cybersecurity of 5G networks EU Toolbox of risk mitigating measures (“5G EU Toolbox”)[1]. The scope of the 5G EU toolbox… Read moreLegal challenges in implementing the 5G EU toolbox and potential damaging effects on electronic communication providers and consumers

MPR | Partners proposes amendments to draft bill on corporate law amendments related to COVID-19

I. Context Considering that the Draft Emergency Ordinance on certain measures related to corporate law (the ”Draft Emergency Ordinance”) has been launched for public debate and proposes various measures aiming to help Romanian companies in the Covid-19 outbreak context (for… Read moreMPR | Partners proposes amendments to draft bill on corporate law amendments related to COVID-19

Romania: corporate statements regarding ultimate beneficial owner(s)

1. Background Law no. 129/2019 for the prevention and combating of money laundering and terrorism financing, and for the amendment and supplementation of certain legislative acts (“Law 129/2019”) requires Romanian companies subject to registration with the Romanian Trade Registry (with… Read moreRomania: corporate statements regarding ultimate beneficial owner(s)

Digitalization, a high priority for Europe’s future – the European Commission showcases its new digital and AI strategy

1. Background The way technology is used has changed significantly in the past decade and continues to change at a rapid pace, disrupting the way people interact both within the private and the public sector. Advances in technology make possible… Read moreDigitalization, a high priority for Europe’s future – the European Commission showcases its new digital and AI strategy

Romanian Digitalization Agenda – the Government takes one step forward by setting up the Authority for the Digitalization of Romania

1. Background In November 2019, the newly-appointed Romanian government decided to operate certain operational changes. As a result of the reorganisation, the Ministry of Transport was merged with the Ministry of Communications and Information Society, becoming the Ministry of Transport,… Read moreRomanian Digitalization Agenda – the Government takes one step forward by setting up the Authority for the Digitalization of Romania

Romanian Competition Council’s new guidelines on the assessment of fines

1. Introduction Competition authorities at both European and national level develop and update policies regarding the enforcement of competition legislation. Such a policy for the prevention of infringements of competition law rules was recently updated by the Romanian Competition Council… Read moreRomanian Competition Council’s new guidelines on the assessment of fines

Romanian legislation on network and information systems security: a work in progress

1. Introduction The European Union’s concern with safeguarding data is not limited to the protection of personal data by means of legislation such as the GDPR. Network and information systems infrastructure security is equally important. The new regime for cybersecurity… Read moreRomanian legislation on network and information systems security: a work in progress