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Achieving business success in highly regulated markets requires effective management of commercial risks and of your supplier and customer relationships. Whether you are an international or domestic business active in the CEE region, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate.

We have advised many international companies on entering CEE markets over the years and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region.

Whatever regulatory issues you face in Romania, we can help you navigate Romanian and EU legislation to ensure you are fully compliant and in the best shape to strengthen your business in Romania and beyond. The Bucharest team regularly assist multinational clients on compliance and the management of responses to government investigations (in particular fraud and anti-corruption related), including managing sensitive situations and coming up with legal strategy that helps businesses best minimise long-term reputational damage.

With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers across 34 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors impacting your commercial arrangements. We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, life sciences and healthcare, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports.

We can guide you towards the best business outcome, whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

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1 July 2020
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
This guide fo­cuses on the most im­port­ant leg­al areas where elec­tron­ic sig­na­tures are usu­ally used: em­ploy­ment law, com­mer­cial con­tracts, real es­tate law, cor­por­ate law and bank­ing and fin­ance con­tracts. This guide ad­di­tion­ally in­cludes help­ful at-a-glance
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pay­ment term le­gis­la­tion
09 July 2020
Ro­mania re­vises En­ergy and Nat­ur­al Gas Law
On 30 June 2020, the Depu­ties Cham­ber ap­proved a draft law amend­ing the Elec­tri­city and Nat­ur­al Gas Law 123/2012 and amend­ing oth­er laws that ad­dress activ­it­ies in the elec­tri­city and gas sec­tors, such...
23 June 2020
Coronavir­us (COV­ID-19) and Pri­vacy
In the last few months, we have seen or­gan­isa­tions across Europe im­pos­ing vari­ous ob­lig­a­tions on their em­ploy­ees, vis­it­ors and cus­tom­ers to fight the spread of the COV­ID-19 vir­us. CMS has pub­lished com­pre­hens­ive data pro­tec­tion guid­ance for those em­ploy­er
27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to force ma­jeure
09 July 2020
Ro­mania sim­pli­fies re­gis­tra­tion form­al­it­ies for ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial own­ers
In or­der to re­duce the bur­eau­cracy in­volved in the sub­mis­sion of the ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial own­er (UBO) state­ment with the Ro­mani­an Trade Re­gistry pur­su­ant to Law no 129/2019, trans­pos­ing the 4th AML Dir­ect­ive...
20 April 2020
CEE Green­field Guide
This guide to in­vest­ment in the Cent­ral and East­ern European (“CEE”) re­gion is in­ten­ded to help po­ten­tial in­vestors un­der­stand what in­cent­ives are avail­able when in­vest­ing in the lead­ing coun­tries in CEE. It also sets out in­form­a­tion about the pro­cess for
28 October 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to dis­tri­bu­tion law
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on dis­tri­bu­tion law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
06 July 2020
Sim­pli­fied re­quire­ments for in­cor­por­a­tion of Ro­mani­an com­pan­ies
On 2 Ju­ly 2020, Ro­mania pub­lished Law no. 102/2020 (“Law”), which re­moves cer­tain bar­ri­ers hinder­ing the in­cor­por­a­tion of Ro­mani­an com­pan­ies. Aimed at im­prov­ing the rat­ing of Ro­mania’s busi­ness...
23 May 2019
Happy Birth­day GDPR in CEE
Happy Birth­day GDPR in CEE - as GDPR cel­eb­rates it's first birth­day CMS takes a look at what ef­fect it has had on coun­tries in CEE. Find out more.
06 July 2020
Ro­mania amends elec­tri­city-gas law
The Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment has amended Elec­tri­city and Gas Law 123/2012 through an emer­gency or­din­ance pub­lished in the Ro­mani­an Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette on 1 Ju­ly 2020. As a res­ult of the or­din­ance, the main changes...
02 July 2018
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment CEE 2018
The E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment guide for CEE from CMS provides an over­view for eco­nom­ic op­er­at­ors that are in­ter­ested in, or en­gaged with pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures in the CEE re­gion.