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On 6 April 2017 the Croatian Parliament passed the Act on Special Administration Procedure for Companies of Systemic Importance for the Republic of Croatia ("Act"), commonly referred to as Lex Agrokor. The Act was published on the same date and entered into force on 7 April 2017.

Newssquare Update on Mandatory Electronic Mailboxes for Legal Entities

As of 1 August 2016, the Slovak Republic instituted the mandatory use of electronic mailboxes (accounts) (hereinafter the "emails") for legal entities. The obligation was introduced by Act No. 305/2013 Coll., on e-Government as amended (hereinafter the "Act on e-Government"), whereby the respective state authority was obliged to activate the emails by 1 August 2016 without any further conditions.

Newssquare Further Pieces of MiFID II Puzzle Fall into Place



As 3 July 2017 gets closer, and January 2018 is also approaching rapidly, the regulators and the in-scope firms across Europe are well advanced in their efforts for transposing MiFID II.

Newssquare Host Provider Liability for Hate Speech Posts and Obligation to Deliver User Data

No liability of host providers for unlawful content of internet-users in case of timely deletion of hate speech posts | Obligation to deliver user data in case conviction is possible or not totally excluded

Newssquare MiFID II – Wag Ministerialentwurf – Massive Änderungen

Der Ministerialentwurf (ME) zur Umsetzung des Market in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II) Paketes in Österreich ist am 31.3.2017 im Nationalrat eingelangt. Die Begutachtungsfrist läuft bis 24.4.2017. Mit dem ME wird die MiFID II in nationales Recht umgesetzt. Kern der Umsetzung ist ein neues BörseG 2018 und ein neues WAG 2018.

Newssquare Energy Efficiency in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Law on Energy Efficiency (hereinafter: the Law) was for the first time enacted in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 2 February 2017. The purpose of the Law is, inter alia, to achieve sustainable energy development, mitigate adverse environmental impacts and, also, increase the security of the energy supply. The Law defines energy efficiency as the relationship between the usage of energy and achieved effect in services, goods or energy. The Law entered into force on 1 April 2017.

Newssquare Draft law to watch: mandatory electronic mailboxes for professionals

The Romanian Senate adopted a draft law regarding the "electronic headquarters of economic operators" (the "Draft Law"). The Draft Law regulates the mandatory use by professionals of predefined electronic mailboxes (e-mails), as identification element and means of receiving correspondence.

Newssquare The National Bank of Ukraine Continues Easing Exchange Control Regulations

The end of winter brought a number of measures promoted by the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU") and aimed at easing and deregulating exchange control regulations. In particular, Ukrainian individuals have been de jure permitted to make foreign investments and freely use foreign bank accounts using funds other than those transferred from Ukraine. Even though the measure by the NBU is not a full scale liberalisation measure, the market still considers it to be a positive trend toward deregulation.

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