Romanian government clarifies two-year restrictions on selling participations in Romanian companies

On 16 August, Law no. 173 entered into force, prohibiting any sale of participations held by the Romanian state in national companies, banks, or other companies in which the state is a shareholder, irrespective of the ownership percentage, for the… Read moreRomanian government clarifies two-year restrictions on selling participations in Romanian companies

Romania simplifies registration formalities for ultimate beneficial owners

In order to reduce the bureaucracy involved in the submission of the ultimate beneficial owner (UBO) statement with the Romanian Trade Registry pursuant to Law no 129/2019, transposing the 4th AML Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/849) of the European Parliament, the… Read moreRomania simplifies registration formalities for ultimate beneficial owners

Simplified requirements for incorporation of Romanian companies

On 2 July 2020, Romania published Law no. 102/2020 (“Law”), which removes certain barriers hindering the incorporation of Romanian companies. Aimed at improving the rating of Romania’s business in international directories, the Law eases incorporation requirements for Romanian limited liability… Read moreSimplified requirements for incorporation of Romanian companies

Romania adopts measures to allow shareholders and management meetings during COVID-19

On 7 May 2020, the Romanian Government adopted Emergency Ordinance No. 62/2020 (“EO 62/2020”) which regulates certain measures on calling and holding general shareholders’ meetings (“GMS”) and management and supervisory board meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. EO 62/2020 applies to… Read moreRomania adopts measures to allow shareholders and management meetings during COVID-19

4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive results in amendments to Romanian Companies Law

On 11 July 2019, the Law for preventing and combating money laundering and terrorist financing (the “Law”), which transposes the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, Directive (EU) 2015/849, was promulgated by the Romanian President. The Law will come into force three… Read more4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive results in amendments to Romanian Companies Law