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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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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
02 June 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Pay­ment Term Le­gis­la­tion
29 May 2020
Ro­mania up­dates price for­mula un­der the gas re­lease pro­gramme
Fol­low­ing the Ro­mani­an En­ergy Au­thor­ity's (ANRE) ap­prov­al of the gas re­lease pro­gramme (see here for more in­form­a­tion), ANRE has is­sued amend­ments on the gas price cal­cu­la­tion for­mula. Ac­cord­ing to this...
23 May 2019
Happy Birth­day GDPR in CEE
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27 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Force Ma­jeure
27 May 2020
Ro­mania en­acts law for post­pone­ment of rent­al pay­ments and oth­er lease...
On 24 May, Ro­mania en­acted Law no. 62/2020 on the ap­plic­a­tion of in­cent­ives for rent pay­ment dur­ing the state-of-emer­gency peri­od. The de­tails of this law in­clude: In­cent­ives for less­ees Un­der the law,...
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.
28 October 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­tri­bu­tion
21 May 2020
Re­turn­ing to work dur­ing the state of alert - what em­ploy­ers need to know
The past week has been marked by a flurry of reg­u­la­tions on when and how em­ploy­ees may re­turn to work after the lapse of the state of emer­gency on 14 March 2020. In such fast-chan­ging leg­al en­vir­on­ment,...
June 2018
On­line Stress Test
Is your com­pany geared up to meet the new re­quire­ments? Com­pan­ies need to take spe­cif­ic ac­tion to en­sure pro­tec­tion of their trade secrets..
20 May 2020
Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment ad­opts new Trade Re­gistry rules
With the 15 May end of the state of emer­gency and the switch to a 30-day state of alert, the Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment has re­leased a new guid­ance that at­tempts to ease the ef­fects of eco­nom­ic re­stric­tions...
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Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018