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Emergency situation certificates | COVID-19 | Romania

In the context of the state of emergency instated on the territory of Romanian by the Presidential Decree no. 165/2020 (hereinafter referred to as the “Decree”),1 on 25 March 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business Environment passed Order no. 791/2020 on the issuing of emergency situation certificates to companies whose activity is affected

New measures related to the technical unemployment

In the context of the state of emergency declared by the Decree1 of the President of Romania due to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and given the necessity of taking urgent measures to support both the employers and the employees, on March 18th, 2020, the Romanian Government adopted the Emergency Ordinance no. 30

Amendments to the Companies Law and Accounting Law

The Law No. 163/2018 for amending and supplementing the Accounting Law no. 82/1991 (“Accounting Law”), the Companies Law No. 31/1990 (“Companies Law”) and the Law No. 1/2005 pertaining to the organization and operation of cooperatives, has been published in the Official Gazette of Romania No. 595/12 July 2018 and enters into force on 15 July

New Law for Teleworking activity in Romania

The Romanian Parliament has recently adopted Law no. 81/2018 regulating teleworking (the “Teleworking Law”). The Teleworking Law was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part 1, no. 296/02.04.2018. Definition of Teleworking Teleworking is defined as a form of organising the work that allows an employee to work regularly (at least one day/month) and voluntarily

Amendments to tax legislation with impact in the IT industry

The Romanian Ministry of Finance has recently passed Order no. 3337/2017 which extends the category of software developers who benefit from income tax exemption (“Order 3337/2017” or the “New Order”). Order 3337/2017 was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part 1, No. 52/18.01.2018. The New Order shall enter into force on February 1st, 2018

New guidelines on personal data processing at work

The focus on personal data protection is today at its peak, considering the upcoming replacement of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the “DPD”) with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”), starting 25 May 2018. Opinion no. 2/2017 on data processing at work (hereinafter the “Opinion“)1, recently adopted by the “Article 29 Data Protection

Intellectual property & Technology | Copyright

In September 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the ”Court”) ruled that a professional who offers free of charge access to a Wi-Fi network within its premises cannot be held liable for copyright infringements committed by users of that network. However, the professional may be required to put an end to, or