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White Paper: Harassment and insubordination at the workplace in Romania

August 2018 – An organisation should be able to make clear what is permitted as strong management and what is considered as misuse of power and harassment, just as it should be able to explain when employees in subordinate positions can express their...

White Paper: “Dawn raids” and the labour inspection authority in Romania

August 2018 – This Kinstellar White Paper has been prepared by our experts to give insight into the main powers assigned by Romanian law (Law 108/1999 and GD 488/2017) to the Labour Inspection Authority during “dawn raids“.
Why and when is...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. July 2018 in Review

August 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine
OIL AND GAS: Ukraine supports new roadmap for the sale of hydrocarbon licences by auction
On 26 July 2018, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers approved a roadmap to hold international auctions...

New requirements aiming at protecting trade secrets in Romania

August 2018 – Romanian lawmakers are preparing new legislation designed to strengthen the protection of trade secrets. The draft Trade Secrets Law (“the Draft Law”) is currently under public consultation and once approved it will implement EU Directive...

The requalification of service contracts to employment contracts in Romania

July 2018 – From 2017, Romanian law empowers labour office inspectors to determine if an activity performed under a “work for hire” contract, i.e., based on a contract other than an employment contract, is in fact rendered under the conditions...

New law on internships in Romania

July 2018 – New legislation in Romania governing internships will come into force on 18 August 2018. Among its provisions, the new law (Law No. 176/2018) sets out rules governing internships and includes a financial incentive for companies that hire...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. June 2018 in Review

July 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. June 2018 in Review
RENEWABLE ENERGY: Competitive draft laws set out the basics for future auction schemes
On 7 June 2018, the draft law “On Ensuring Competitive Terms of Production of Electricity...

Ukraine continues to reform corporate legislation with a new law governing LLCs

June 2018 – On 17 June 2018, the long-awaited Law of Ukraine "On Limited and Additional Liability Companies" No. 2275-VIII dated 6 February 2018 (the "Law") came into effect, with the exception of some specific provisions related to inheritance that...

New government ordinance on PPPs: Is this the “miracle” legislative solution required to finally implement large scale PPPs in Romania?

June 2018 – A new legal framework on public-private partnerships entered into force in Romania on 18 May 2018 after the publication in the Official Gazette of Government Emergency Ordinance No. 39/2018 on public-private partnership (“GEO No. 39/2018”).

Transfer of licenses in the context of asset privatisations in the mining sector

June 2018 – The current Serbian privatisation framework was established in August 2014 through the adoption of a new privatisation law (“Privatisation Law”) and subsequent introduction of all relevant secondary legislation. Although the phase of...