Contributed by Bivol, Sotchi & Partners.
Moldovan Novelty in the Legal Framework for International Data Transfers
Recently, a series of substantial developments in the data protection area and several eloquent guidelines have been operated and published by the Moldovan Personal Data Protection Authority (PDPA). Below is an overview of the most important matters to be considered both by data controllers and data processors operating on the territory of the Republic of Moldova.
Moldova: Changes to the Extended Confiscation Regime
In the context of signing the Association Agreement with the European Union on June 27, 2014, the Moldovan legislation underwent fundamental changes aimed at harmonizing the domestic provisions with those of the European Union.
The CEE Winter Shutdown
With numerous reports of energy-related business shutdowns, we reached out to local experts across CEE to understand what different markets have been dealing with, in terms of work and production stoppages, and look into the broader impact.
Corporate Governance in Moldova
Contributed by ACI Partners.
Moldova's Troubled Present and Digital Future: A Buzz Interview with Cristina Martin of ACI Partners
The country's EU candidate status and grave security concerns gave rise to far-reaching legislative reform in Moldova, with IPOs and digitalization in full swing, according to ACI Partners Partner Cristina Martin.
Moldova: New Digital Content Regulations
The Moldovan Government continues to promote in-depth reforms designed to meet the challenges of a digital economy. The last summer was marked by the adoption of new regulations aiming to stimulate private-sector innovation. The new legislation also instituted new responsibilities for digital platforms for creating, sharing, and streaming digital content to Moldovan users.
Dolea & Co Successful for Gribnaya Strana in Foreign Arbitral Award Enforcement
Dolea & Co has successfully represented Gribnaya Strana in the recognition and enforcement procedures of an arbitral award before the Chisinau Court of Appeal.
Moldova: Excursus on the Latest Update to the Labour Code
Following the tendency among EU states to improve labour legislation, through its 28 July 2022 law ("Law 243/2022"), the Moldovan Parliament passed certain amendments to the Labour Code. These were motivated by the need to align the existing legislation to current realities and the recommendations of the International Labour Organization.
Restructuring Laws and Regulations in Moldova
Contributed by Dolea & Co.
Moldova: New Law on E-Signature
On 19 May 2022, the Moldovan Parliament voted on the new Law on Electronic Identification and Trust Services ("Law 124/2022"). Law 124/2022 will enter into force on 10 December 2022 and replaces the currently existing Law on Electronic Signature and Electronic Document ("Law 91/2014"). This replacement seeks to align the national legislation in the field of electronic signature with European norms, namely the harmonisation with Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC.
Stratulat Albulescu Brings on Sabina Cerbu as Partner and Opens Chisinau Office
Romanian firm Stratulat Albulescu has opened a new office in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, with Sabina Cerbu joining as a Partner.
Round Six: The European Union Ban on Russian Energy Imports
The sixth package of European Union sanctions imposed on Russia is a widely discussed topic, yet the overall levels of preparedness to adopt the associated energy import ban varies from one country to another. Indeed, with Russian oil and gas exports being such a dominant source of energy for a number of European countries, it remains to be seen how all of them adapt to the change. To gain insight into how certain EU member states and non-EU countries are (likely) to fare in the immediate wake of the ban, we reached out to legal professionals from Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Moldova.
Schoenherr Advises Kontron on Sale of Divisions Within IT Services Business for EUR 400 Million
Schoenherr, working with Pinsent Masons and Wenger Vieli, has advised Kontron on selling parts of Kontron Group’s IT services business to Vinci Energies during a competitive auction process, for approximately EUR 400 million. Reportedly, Baker McKenzie’s German office advised Vinci Energies. Loloci & Associates advised Kontron on Albanian matters.
FDI Screening in Moldova
This article provides an up-to-date overview of the currently existing FDI regimes in Moldova.
Iulian Pasatii Makes Partner at Gladei & Partners
Gladei & Partners has promoted Iulian Pasatii to Partner – the first Partner appointment in the firm's history.
White Collar Crime Laws and Regulations in Moldova
Contributed by Dolea & Co.