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Newssquare First successful investment treaty claim over subsidy cuts to renewable energy investments

Since 2013, several investment treaty claims have been filed in the field of renewable energy against European member states based upon alleged breach of the Energy Charter Treaty.

Newssquare Vermeiden Sie einen Ausschluss wegen mangelnder beruflicher Zuverlässigkeit!

Auf Grund des Vorwurfs illegaler Preisabsprachen finden derzeit bei etlichen österreichischen Bauunternehmen Hausdurchsuchungen durch die Wirtschafts- und Korruptionsstaatsanwaltschaft bzw das Bundesamt zur Korruptionsprävention und Korruptionsbekämpfung sowie die Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde statt. Bereits diese Erhebungen bzw die daraus resultierenden Vorwürfe können – für sich alleine – vergaberechtliche Konsequenzen wie den Ausschluss des jeweiligen Unternehmens von laufenden Vergabeverfahren (aufgrund des Verlustes der beruflichen Zuverlässigkeit) nach sich ziehen (etwa wenn aus Sicht eines öffentlichen Auftraggebers eine "schwere berufliche Verfehlung" festgestellt wurde; einer...

Newssquare The New Security of Gas Supply Regulation on the Horizon - The View of Austria, Bulgaria and Slovenia

On 16 February 2016, the European Commission officially presented the new Energy Security Package, which aims at increasing the role of the EC in the energy sector by introducing a series of changes.

Newssquare Important Changes in Austrian Competition Law – an Overview

On 25 April 2017, important changes ("Amendments") to Austrian competition law entered into force - a number of changes will enter into force at different times.

Newssquare Lex Mercator Passed in Slovenia in Response to Agrokor's Distress

The New Law Aims at Protecting Entities against the Negative Effects of Insolvency by their Majority Owners

Newssquare Solar Boom in Hungary

RES financial incentive scheme in Hungary – Impacts on the regulatory and investment environment of the development of photovoltaic power plants

Newssquare Arbitration Courts Will Not Hear Consumer Disputes

On 27 January 2017 a new bill amending the Bulgarian Civil Procedure Code entered into force (the “Bill”). Among others, the Bill (i) reduces the scope of the competences of the arbitration courts and (ii) sets new requirements for the organisation of those courts' activity. Apart from the Civil Procedure Code, the Bill also amends and supplements the International Commercial Arbitration Act and the Consumers Protection Act.

Newssquare SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO GREEN CERTIFICATES SUPPORT SCHEME IN ROMANIA

Against a backdrop of hotly debated issues, the Romanian Government brought much-needed changes to the green certificates support scheme (1), by way of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 24 of 30 March 2017 (the "Ordinance"). The scope of the changes is, primarily, to strike a balance between two diverging interests, those of the producers, and those of the consumers, to encourage, ultimately, an increase in demand for green certificates ("GC").

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