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

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

Recognizing copyright protection of fictional characters in Romania

1. Introduction Before the advent of cinematography, fictional characters were portrayed in literature and the traditional visual arts, such as painting and sculpture. Fictional characters range from the generic to the individualized. The more individualized a fictional character, the easily… Read moreRecognizing copyright protection of fictional characters in Romania

New regulation for the authorization of credit institutions – amendments approval and notification

1. Introduction In follow-up to our summary regarding the preliminary evaluation for the banks’ authorisation, as detailed in Regulation no. 12/2020 on the authorization of credit institutions and amendments pertaining to the same (“Regulation 12/2020”), and our summary regarding the… Read moreNew regulation for the authorization of credit institutions – amendments approval and notification

New regulation for the authorization of credit institutions – banks’ authorization procedure

1. Introduction In follow-up to our summary regarding the preliminary evaluation for the banks’ authorisation, as detailed in Regulation no. 12/2020 on the authorization of credit institutions and amendments pertaining to the same (“Regulation 12/2020”), we will shortly review below… Read moreNew regulation for the authorization of credit institutions – banks’ authorization procedure

Updates of The Romanian Criminal Procedure Law – The procedural safeguard of children

1. Background Given the importance of human rights in general and children rights in particular, the European Union (the “EU”) has considered that the international treaties do not offer an adequate level of protection of minors during criminal trials, and… Read moreUpdates of The Romanian Criminal Procedure Law – The procedural safeguard of children