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Newssquare AUSTRIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY ISSUES GUIDANCE ON DAWN RAIDS

Austria's Federal Competition Authority ("FCA") has issued its first comprehensive guidance on inspections of undertakings carried out by the FCA.

Newssquare E-VERGABE – LANGSAM WIRD ES ERNST

Verplichtung zur E-Vergabe wird teilweise zum Stolperstein

 

Die Richtlinie 2014/24/EU bringt maßgebliche Änderungen für Vergabeverfahren. Diese betreffen u. a. die e-Vergabe, die grundsätzlich verpflichtend wird. Die Umsetzung durch das neue Bundesvergabegesetz erfolgt voraussichtlich im ersten Halbjahr 2018. Die bisherige Praxis zeigt bereits, dass die richtlinienkonforme vollelektronische Abwicklung von Vergabeverfahren auch neue Probleme mit sich bringen kann:

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADDS THREE PARTNERS TO WARSAW OFFICE, STRENGTHENING REAL ESTATE, BANKING, AND CORPORATE PRACTICE GROUPS

Poland becomes top market for expansion in emerging Europe

 

In response to the growing demand for legal advisory services in Poland, Wolf Theiss has continued its rapid expansion in central Europe's largest economy this year, bringing on three new Partners in the Warsaw office. As one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Wolf Theiss plans further additions to its team in Poland, providing best-in-class services for local and international firms in the most promising industries.

 

Newssquare Abolishment of Stamp Duties on Residential Lease Agreements

A peculiarity of Austrian laws has - partially - been abolished

 

Stamp duties on certain legal transactions were introduced nearly 300 years ago to enable the illiterate to enter into legal agreements. Even after the decrease in illiteracy, these stamp duties have never been abolished.

Newssquare A Happy New Year with the Amendments to the Hungarian Competition Act?

The end of October brought new amendments to the Hungarian Competition Act. Most changes focus on administrative and procedural issues which are less relevant for businesses. Some of the amendments, however, directly affect the day-to-day operation of businesses in Hungary. They take effect as of 1 January 2018.

Newssquare New Data Protection Guidelines on GDPR

Important news in the data privacy field after the Article 29 Working Party Plenary held in October 2017: the drafts of two new guidelines were finalized and a final form of a third one was adopted. The guidelines are aimed at ensuring a harmonized application of the GDPR, after 25 May 2018.

Newssquare Status Update on the E-Privacy Regulation –The Next Key Regulatory Initiative after GDPR

On 10 January 2017, a proposal for a new Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC ("e-Privacy Regulation") was published on the European Commission's website.

Newssquare A new Tax on commercial Real Estate to be introduced in Poland

In early October a draft bill introducing a tax on certain types of commercial real estate was submitted by the Ministry of Finance to Parliament for consideration. This new tax may increase the financial burdens of entrepreneurs operating in the real estate sector in Poland.

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