The EU Commission presents next steps in the setting up of the joint cyber unit

1. Background of the proposed changes The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted digitalization and digital interaction at all levels of European society. Along with increased interconnectivity, however, came greater vulnerabilities and threats from a cybersecurity perspective. In order to deliver seamless… Read moreThe EU Commission presents next steps in the setting up of the joint cyber unit

Green light for developers of green power generation capacities

With a view to eliminate barriers to new investments in renewable power generation capacities, the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority (“ANRE”) has recently amended the Regulation for the connection of the users to the public interest grid (the “Connection Regulation”) for… Read moreGreen light for developers of green power generation capacities

Legal updates: Electronic surveillance for the purpose of enforcing freedom restricting sanctions

1. The context Recently, Law no. 146/2021 regarding electronic surveillance within judicial and executional criminal proceedings (“Law no. 146/2021”) was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, for the first time regulating the use of electronic monitoring devices in Romania…. Read moreLegal updates: Electronic surveillance for the purpose of enforcing freedom restricting sanctions

The CJEU delivers its judgement in Case C‑392/19 adding to the jurisprudence on web linking

1. Introduction On September 10, 2020, Advocate General Maciej Szpunar delivered his Opinion in Case C‑392/19 VG Bild-Kunst v Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, where a request for a preliminary ruling was lodged with the Court of Justice of the European Union… Read moreThe CJEU delivers its judgement in Case C‑392/19 adding to the jurisprudence on web linking

New changes impacting the Leasing Legislation

1. Background Law no. 83/2021 amending and supplementing Government Ordinance no. 51/1997 on the leasing operations and the leasing companies (“GO no. 51/1997”) was published on April 16, 2021 in the Official Gazette no. 401, Part I (“Law no. 83/2021”)…. Read moreNew changes impacting the Leasing Legislation

Save the date: Independent EU law firm opens its first UK office

We are delighted to announce that MPR Partners, a multidisciplinary law firm with a focus on commercial law and a strong presence in the CEE, is finalising the process for the opening of its first London office in the City…. Read moreSave the date: Independent EU law firm opens its first UK office

The Cybersecurity Competence Centre starts to take shape – Regulation adopted by the Council of the EU

1. Introduction In the recent years, cybersecurity has become one of the crucial areas that the European Union (“EU”) decided to invest in to get fit for the digital era. In order to acquire leadership and autonomy in this field,… Read moreThe Cybersecurity Competence Centre starts to take shape – Regulation adopted by the Council of the EU

Measures taken by Romania – the state of alert amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Romania has entered a state of alert as of May 18, 2020, in order to contain the spread of and fight against the effects of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, known as SARS-CoV-2. The state of alert has… Read moreMeasures taken by Romania – the state of alert amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks (the “5G Draft Law”)[1] initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications (“MTIC”)[2]… Read moreThe Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders