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By Dijana Grujić, Ana Vukčević
Below is an overview of the main changes introduced by the Law in the hospitality sector.
By Denisa Assefová
On 15 December 2017, the European Commission adopted secondary legislation clarifying the requirements for EU-wide tracking and security systems for tobacco products, the implementation...
By Elena Todorova
On 20 December 2017, the Bulgarian parliament voted on a legislative amendment that will allow the marketing of risky substances containing mixtures intended for industry use.
By Anne-Karin Grill
A new version of the VIAC Rules of Arbitration and Mediation has entered into force on 1 January 2018 ("Vienna Rules and Vienna Mediation Rules 2018").
By Gergana Roussinova
A number of laws regulating the establishment, activities and termination of non-profit legal entities in Bulgaria have been reformed. The most important changes are:
By Kinga Hetényi, Alexandra Bognár
On 1 January 2018, a new Act on civil court procedures will come into force, bringing a 50-year-long era to an end.
By Marija Zdravković
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), which is expected to create a high-level and uniform framework for data protection in the European Union, becomes applicable on 25 May 2018.
By Ursula Rath, Matthias Pressler
The Austrian parliament recently passed an amendment to the Austrian Banking Act (Bankwesengesetz – BWG), introducing a new statutory outsourcing regime for credit institutions applicable from 3 January 2018.
By Daria Rutecka, Weronika Kapica
On 27 April 2017, an amendment to the Polish Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code implementing Directive 2014/42/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014...
By Stefan Paulmayer
The Austrian Financial Market Authority (Finanzmarktaufsicht – FMA) has updated its FinTech-Navigator to include specific information on how initial coin offerings (ICOs) are to be treated under Austrian law.
By Marko Kapetanovi
On 27 October 2017, the Croatian Parliament enacted a new Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Prevention Act (Zakon o sprječavanju pranja novca i financiranja terorizma; the "AML Act").
By Ozren Kobsa
Reasoning behind the changes: In the two years that the "new" bankruptcy regime – the Bankruptcy Act of September 2015 (Stečajni zakon; the "BA") – has been in place, the number of pre-bankruptcy procedures initiated in Croatia has plummeted to only 273, with 58 restructuring plans being accepted.
By Clemens Grassinger
The OECD's Anti Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Initiative (BEPS) significantly affects current transfer pricing regimes regarding intangibles, documentation and dispute resolution.
By Monica Cojocaru
The Romanian government recently opened discussion on a long-awaited draft law aimed at redefining the existing oil & gas royalties system.
By Marko Kapetanovi
An ICO or Initial Coin Offering is a new disruptive crowdfunding mechanism where a backer of a project founded on a blockchain technology receives an underlying token as opposed to "regular" crowdfunding...
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