Romanian High Court rules on amount to be covered to benefit from impunity in tax evasion crimes

On 29 September 2021, the Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice (HCCJ) issued Decision no. 66/2021, ruling that the interest and penalties referred to in article 10 par. (11) of Law no. 241/2005 for the prevention and combatting of… Read moreRomanian High Court rules on amount to be covered to benefit from impunity in tax evasion crimes

Romanian law giving impunity to tax-fraudsters enters into force

On 4 April 2021, entered into force Law no. 55/2021, bringing modifications to Law no. 241/2005 on the prevention and fight against tax evasion. These modifications were first proposed in 2017 and approved by the President of Romania on 31… Read moreRomanian law giving impunity to tax-fraudsters enters into force

Constitutional Court of Romania: green lights for absolving tax-fraudsters

On 17 February 2021, Romania’s Constitutional Court rejected, as ungrounded, the plea of non-constitutionality raised by the High Court of Cassation and Justice, the Romanian government and the Romanian Ombudsman over Draft Law No. 241/2005 on the prevention and fight… Read moreConstitutional Court of Romania: green lights for absolving tax-fraudsters

New EU rules speed up confiscation and freezing of criminal assets

On the 19 December 2020 EU Regulation 2018/1805 on the mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders went into force, applying to all freezing and confiscation certificates and representing the first mutually recognised regulation for criminal matters in the EU…. Read moreNew EU rules speed up confiscation and freezing of criminal assets

Prosecution office to investigate environmental crimes – ‘unconstitutional’ on procedural grounds

On 30 September 2020, the Constitutional Court of Romania (CCR) approved the plea of constitutional non-compliance by the Romanian government for the Draft Law no. 121/2020 on the organisation and operation of the Directorate for Investigating Environmental Crimes (DIIM) and… Read moreProsecution office to investigate environmental crimes – ‘unconstitutional’ on procedural grounds

Wider scope in Romania for extended confiscation of goods in force begins today

On the 2 November 2020, the President of Romania promulgated Law No. 228/2020, which expands the scope of the extended confiscation of goods regulated by the Romanian criminal codes. Law 228 transposes into the national legislation certain provisions of the… Read moreWider scope in Romania for extended confiscation of goods in force begins today

Regulatory challenges for land-based gambling and sports betting operators as they resume business

On 11 June 2020, as part of new measures to ease restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Romanian Prime Minister Ludovic Orban announced that land-based gambling activities in the country such as lottery and sports betting… Read moreRegulatory challenges for land-based gambling and sports betting operators as they resume business

Potential criminal liability for employers who illegally claimed technical unemployment support

The Romanian authorities recently announced controls and severe sanctions for employers which may have illegally claimed (and obtained) technical unemployment support offered by the government in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we previously reported, the Romanian Government has… Read morePotential criminal liability for employers who illegally claimed technical unemployment support