Technical unemployment in the economic and social context of the COVID-19 outbreak

The nationwide state of emergency, instituted by Presidential Decree No. 195/2020 (the “Decree”) due to the COVID-19 epidemic has imposed certain restrictive measures, including as regards the activity of the business operators. In this context, one cannot ignore that, absent… Read moreTechnical unemployment in the economic and social context of the COVID-19 outbreak

New fiscal and budgetary measures in the context of the economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 epidemic

In the context of the economic and financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the Romanian Government adopts the Emergency Ordinance No. 29/2020 (“EGO 29/2020”) regarding new fiscal–budgetary measures, published in the Official Gazette No. 230/21.03.2020. Fiscal measures 1. Amendments… Read moreNew fiscal and budgetary measures in the context of the economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 epidemic

Is the debtor’s obligation to file for insolvency still in effect? Are such requests settled during the state of emergency?

A state of emergency was declared in Romania on 16 March 2020 by Presidential Decree No. 195/2020 (the “Decree”), published in the Official Gazette No. 212/2020. The Decree institutes a 30-day state of emergency throughout the Romanian territory and establishes… Read moreIs the debtor’s obligation to file for insolvency still in effect? Are such requests settled during the state of emergency?

Coronavirus & competition. Breach of Competition Law? “Price gouging” or not?

First one: Coronavirus & competition – any potential link? Second one – close related with the first one: Breach of Competition Law? “Price gouging” or not? Facts: As a result of the fear generated by the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe in… Read moreCoronavirus & competition. Breach of Competition Law? “Price gouging” or not?

How are litigation and court activities affected by the current state of emergency?

The state of emergency generated by the outbreak of COVID -19, established in Romania by Decree No. 195/16 March 2020 of the President of Romania (the “Decree”), required for certain restrictive measures to be taken, including in relation to the activity of… Read moreHow are litigation and court activities affected by the current state of emergency?

Competition Law: Impact of COVID-19 and how do competition norms continue to apply

Competition norms are not suspended during the fight with COVID-19. No crisis may allow cartels or the violation of other antitrust regulations. As such, even during a state of emergency, the Romanian Competition Council is expected to be highly vigilant… Read moreCompetition Law: Impact of COVID-19 and how do competition norms continue to apply

What does the COVID-19 state of emergency mean for public procurement procedures?

A state of emergency was declared in Romania on 16 March 2020 by Presidential Decree No. 195/2020 (the “Decree”), published in the Official Gazette No. 212/2020. The Decree institutes a 30-day state of emergency throughout the Romanian territory and establishes… Read moreWhat does the COVID-19 state of emergency mean for public procurement procedures?

What is the impact of COVID-19 on criminal cases in the stage of criminal investigation, preliminary chamber, court proceedings or serving the sentence?

A state of emergency was declared in Romania on 16 March 2020 by Presidential Decree No. 195/2020 (the “Decree”), published in the Official Gazette No. 212/2020. The Decree institutes a 30-day state of emergency throughout the Romanian territory and establishes… Read moreWhat is the impact of COVID-19 on criminal cases in the stage of criminal investigation, preliminary chamber, court proceedings or serving the sentence?

What are the legal effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on the performance of contracts?

The situation brought about by the spread of COVID-19 has the potential to become serious enough for it to be considered, on a case-by-case basis, a force majeure event (i.e. an external, unpredictable, unpreventable and impossible to overcome type of… Read moreWhat are the legal effects of the COVID-19 epidemic on the performance of contracts?

Protection of employment relationships within the state of emergency

A state of emergency was declared in Romania on 16 March 2020 by Presidential Decree No. 195/2020 (the “Decree”), published in the Official Gazette No. 212/2020. The Decree institutes a 30-day state of emergency throughout the Romanian territory and establishes… Read moreProtection of employment relationships within the state of emergency