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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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10/06/2022
CMS Ex­pert Guide on rising raw ma­ter­i­al prices in Ro­mania
1. Have spe­cif­ic le­gis­lat­ive or reg­u­lat­ory pro­vi­sions been ad­op­ted by the Gov­ern­ment in re­la­tion to the in­crease in the price of raw ma­ter­i­als? No spe­cif­ic le­gis­lat­ive or reg­u­lat­ory pro­vi­sions have...
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12/05/2022
10 key as­pects of the re­vised EU com­pet­i­tion law in the field of dis­tri­bu­tion...
The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the...
27/04/2022
Ro­mania trans­poses EU Dir­ect­ive on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in ag­ri­cul­ture...
Ro­mania re­cently ad­op­ted Law no. 81/2021 on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices between un­der­tak­ings in the ag­ri­cul­tur­al and food sup­ply chain, which trans­poses the EU­'s Un­fair Trad­ing Prac­tices Dir­ect­ive. This...
20/04/2022
Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment an­nounces new state aid schemes
The Ro­mani­an Prime Min­is­ter re­cently an­nounced a new state aid scheme for stim­u­lat­ing in­vest­ments of over EUR 1 mil­lion with a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on the na­tion­al eco­nomy. The total state aid scheme is...
19/04/2022
Ro­mania amends for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment con­trol re­gime
What sec­tors are caught by the new for­eign in­vest­ment con­trol? Pur­su­ant to the GEO, in­vest­ments im­pact­ing the fol­low­ing eco­nom­ic sec­tors will be sub­ject to the CEISD’s re­view: Se­cur­ity of...
05/04/2022
Ro­mania opens call for Euro 595m in green en­ergy pro­jects
On 31 March 2022, Ro­mani­a's Min­istry of European In­vest­ments and Pro­jects (MI­PE) launched a plat­form for the sub­mis­sion of in­vest­ment pro­jects fin­anced with­in the Na­tion­al Re­cov­ery and Re­si­li­ence Plan...
04/04/2022
Na­tion­al Bank of Ro­mania makes ESG con­sid­er­a­tions part of loan ori­gin­a­tion...
On 1 April 2022, Reg­u­la­tion of the Na­tion­al Bank of Ro­mania no. 5/2022 (Reg­u­la­tion 5/2022) par­tially went in­to force, amend­ing and sup­ple­ment­ing NBR Reg­u­la­tion no. 5/2013 on cap­it­al re­quire­ments for cred­it...
01/04/2022
Ro­mania ad­opts new law to sup­port in­vest­ments in trans­port in­fra­struc­ture
The Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment ad­op­ted new le­gis­la­tion to sup­port and ex­ped­ite in­vest­ment pro­jects in trans­port in­fra­struc­ture. Ef­fect­ive as of 21 March 2022, the New Law was ad­op­ted due to in­creased con­cerns...
29/03/2022
Where’s my “NFT” gone? Po­ten­tial pit­falls of NFT own­er­ship
NFTs have re­ceived a lot of at­ten­tion in the last year, so much so that Collins Dic­tion­ary named “NFT” their word of the year for 2021. But it is worth not­ing that own­er­ship of an NFT of­ten ul­ti­mately...
23/03/2022
Ro­mania ex­tends meas­ures against high elec­tri­city and gas prices
Fur­ther to the de­cision to sub­sid­ise rising elec­tri­city and gas prices pri­or to the cold sea­son (Ro­mania caps elec­tri­city gas prices im­poses wind­fall tax for pro­du­cers (cms-lawnow.com)), which was re­vised...
11/03/2022
EU Opin­ion on the Pro­posed Product Safety Reg­u­la­tion
The European Com­mis­sion has put for­ward a pro­pos­al for a new re­freshed Reg­u­la­tion on product safety in line with the New Con­sumer Agenda (the “Pro­posed Reg­u­la­tion”). If passed in its cur­rent form...
23/02/2022
Ro­mania re­vises leg­al pro­vi­sions for so­cial pro­tec­tion of en­ergy con­sumers
In re­sponse to the rising cost of in­ter­na­tion­al elec­tri­city and gas mar­kets and their ef­fects, the Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment is­sued Emer­gency Or­din­ance 3/2022  (GEO 3), pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Gaz­ette no...