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In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

Recently, Law No 414/2023 on the conduct of representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers (hereinafter Law 414/2023 or the Law), transposing Directive 2020/1828/EU on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC (hereinafter Directive 2020/1828), entered into force.

While rendering day-to-day corporate advice to various clients, we have noticed lately a trend specific to limited liability companies, which involves allowing the directors of the respective companies to delegate all their powers to another individual for certain operations, either via the Articles of Incorporation or by resolution of shareholders.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the “Court of Justice of the EU” or the “Court”) delivered a judgment, on 20 February 2024, in Case C-715/20 (K.L. v X sp. z o.o.), in which it ruled as follows:

In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii has advised NTT Data on its agreement with the BMW Group to set up a joint venture in Cluj-Napoca to enhance software competencies and foster digital transformation. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen reportedly advised BMW.

In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

In The Corner Office, we ask Managing Partners at law firms across Central and Eastern Europe about their backgrounds, strategies, and responsibilities. As we bid farewell to 2023, this time around we turn our attention forward: What is your one main wish for 2024 and what do you see as the biggest potential risk?

The Romanian High Court has recently settled a long-standing legal debate over the conditions for holding administrators personally liable in cases of improper bookkeeping of an insolvent company. This issue has been a point of contention within the legal system since 1995, creating divergence in jurisprudence that required resolution.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has advised a syndicate of banks on providing a EUR 101.5 million loan facility to the RodBun Group, by refinancing and increasing its existing facilities by EUR 37.14 million. Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii advised the RodBun Group.

In the context of mergers & acquisitions (M&A), Intellectual Property (IP) plays an extremely important role in assessing the value and risks associated with the target company.

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NNDKP at a Glance

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) is a promoter of business law in Romania with more than 30 years of experience, independently acknowledged as a pioneer of the Romanian legal market.

NNDKP offers full-service and integrated legal and tax advice to companies from diverse industry sectors. For the past three decades, NNDKP lawyers have assisted corporations, financial institutions, private equity funds and local entrepreneurs in landmark deals and projects in Romania, contributing to the evolution of the Romanian business environment, including in innovative and niche economic sectors.

NNDKP’s team brings together knowledgeable, talented and dedicated lawyers and tax advisors active in Romania, with an impressive track record that reflects a mix of industry insights, courtroom experience and practical business sense. Over 120 lawyers & tax & IP counsellors and 50+ business support professionals form one of the largest and most respected teams of independent professional services providers in Romania. We are on the ground where needed, working either from our headquarters in Bucharest or from our regional offices in Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca – major cities and important economic, academic and social hubs in Romania.

NNDKP provides assistance in virtually all areas of practice including Advertising, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition and State Aid, Consumer Protection, Corporate / M&A and Commercial, Data Protection, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, EU Law, Gaming, Immigration, Insurance and Private Pensions, Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Infrastructure, Public Procurement and PPP, Real Estate and Construction, Tax and Telecommunications and Media.

Along the years NNDKP has established strong connections with leading international law firms and high-profile professional networks. NNDKP represents Romania in the prestigious international professional alliances Lex Mundi, World Services Group, International Attorneys Club and is a founding member of SEE Legal.

The firm is constantly top ranked in all practice areas by the renowned international guides Chambers & Partners, Legal500 and IFLR 1000. NNDKP is a 6-time winner of the much-coveted “Romania Law Firm of the Year” award at the Chambers Europe Awards gala, in 2022, 2021, 2017, 2013, 2012 and 2009.

Firm’s website: www.nndkp.ro