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Insights & Analysis

Our knowledge resources bring together the expertise of our lawyers in all areas of law. From detailed guides to forecasting and analysis, you will find the insights you need to stay up-to-date on legal developments across the region.
June 3, 2022

Ukraine: use of agricultural land during martial law

The lease of agricultural lands has been simplified and streamlined by adopting the new law No. 2145-IX “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Creation of Conditions to Ensure Food Security Under Martial Law” (the “Law “). The following are the improvements in this area: 1) The Law provides for the automatic extension […]...

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June 2, 2022

Wolf Theiss advises CPI Property Group on the abolishment of S IMMO’s voting cap and the mandatory takeover offer to S IMMO’s shareholders

S IMMO AG’s shareholders approve resolution to abolish the voting cap proposed by CPI Property Group (CPIPG) with decisive majority. CPIPG is advised by Wolf Theiss. On 14 April 2022, CPI Property Group (CPIPG) requested the management and supervisory boards of S IMMO AG, Vienna, to convene an extraordinary shareholders’ meeting to vote on the […]...

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June 2, 2022

Wolf Theiss Warsaw becomes a partner in the NFT project “Buy my cancer”

Wolf Theiss Warsaw has become a partner of an extraordinary NFT campaign called “Buy My Cancer” organized by the Alivia Cancer Foundation in cooperation with Ogilvy, a creative agency. The law firm’s service includes legal assistance in relation to minting NFT tokens and to the preparation of template agreements required to run the project. Due […]...

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June 1, 2022

Safely navigating EU sanctions regimes: how to stay compliant

Practical advice for businesses Objectives and restrictive measures The European Union has repeatedly adopted sanctions against Russia since March 2014 in response to the annexation of Crimea and Russia’s recognition of Donetsk and Luhansk, followed shortly by its military aggression against Ukraine. According to the latest information published by the European Council, these sanctions currently […]...

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May 31, 2022

Renewable Energy on the Rise in CEE/SEE region – Wolf Theiss Presents In-Depth Guide for 2022

Wolf Theiss has published the newest edition of its comprehensive guide to “Generating Electricity from Renewable Sources in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe” for 2022. It reflects the key modifications in the RES-Electricity legislation in 12 countries of this region. Since 2020, the ambitious targets adopted by the EU Member States for 2030 have proven […]...

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May 31, 2022

Consumer rights on the rise in Hungary: Updates to consumer protection regulations

Introducing the New Deal for Consumers Part of the ongoing effort aimed at strengthening the rights of consumers in the European Union, and following the most recent implementation of the Digital Content Directive and the update of the Sale of Goods Directive as of 1 January 2022, another major update has arrived in the form […]...

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May 30, 2022

The Wolf Theiss Guide to Generating Electricity from Renewable Sources in CEE & SEE

Market and geopolitical factors drive renewed focus on renewable energy production the laws / regulations governing the generation of electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-Electricity) are of major interest to companies focused on this dynamic and important sector the conflict in Ukraine has underscored the urgent need for energy security coupled with tech improvements in […]...

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May 30, 2022

Hungarian Energy Market: Producers received a major stop sign for exiting renewable support schemes

(also available in Hungarian below) Background As a result of the recent electricity price increases, producers taking part in both the feed-in-tariff (FiT) and METAR support schemes have started to consider exiting the renewable support schemes, which has brought significant changes in the energy market. In response, the legislator firstly prohibited the possibility to re-enter […]...

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May 27, 2022

Revision of the EU rules on asset recovery

The implementation of EU sanctions following the Russian invasion of Ukraine highlights the complexity of identifying assets owned by oligarchs, and which are hidden across different jurisdictions through complex legal and financial structures. So far, Member States have reported frozen assets worth EUR 9,9 billion and blocked EUR 196 billion worth of transactions. In recent […]...

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May 25, 2022

Poland: key changes in the advertising of medical devices and medicinal products

*Polish version below Regulatory changes On 26 May 2021, the provisions of the Regulation on medical devices (“Regulation 2017/745“) came into force In 2022, also on 26 May, the provisions of the second Regulation, also directly applicable, on in vitro diagnostic medical devices (“Regulation 2017/746“) enter into force At the same time, the new Medical […]...

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May 23, 2022

Wolf Theiss strengthens its Bucharest office Real-Estate team with new hires: Dana Toma and Ana-Maria Mustăţea

Wolf Theiss welcomes Dana Toma as a Counsel and Coordinator of the Bucharest Real Estate practice team and Ana-Maria Mustăţea as an Associate. They will focus on further developing the local Real-Estate practice, aligned with these successful practices in Romania and other Wolf Theiss jurisdictions. Dana Toma brings significant experience, with 20 years as a […]...

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May 19, 2022

The outlook on sustainable bonds issuance in the context of the Green Deal

1. What are Sustainable Bonds, Green Bonds & Social Bonds? 2. Outlook on Sustainable Bond Issuance 3. The European Green Deal 4. The Impact of the new Taxonomy Regulation on Green Bonds 5. European Green Bond Standard 6. Transition Financing What are Sustainable Bonds, Green Bonds & Social Bonds? “Sustainable bond” is the generic term […]...

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