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Newssquare Only Few Days Left to Register your UBO in Slovenia: Are You Exempted or Not?

The application for registrations of beneficial owners is now operational. Deadline to register beneficial owners is 19 January 2018.

Newssquare Amendments to the Procurement Laws entered into Force on 22 December 2017

On 22 December 2017, the Romanian Government published in the Romanian Official Gazette no. 1022 the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 107/2017 ("GEO 107/2017"), which provides for significant changes to the procurement laws package that entered into force in 2016 and other related legislation, namely:

Newssquare Expected Developments In The Pension System

Introduction Of Employee Capital Plans


In July 2016 the Polish Minister of Finance proposed the Capital Development Program; a comprehensive plan for developing a voluntarily funded pension system with long term saving products in Poland. It includes eight major pillars. In this alert we will describe one of the main pillars which aims to establish a public system of voluntary saving for retirement in the corporate sector to be known as Employee Capital Plans ["PPK"].


The Act implementing PPK should have been published between June and July 2017. Although it has not been published yet (only presented to the Council of Ministers), we are able to make the following assumptions about the...

Newssquare Potential Reforms in Real Estate Law

The new Austrian government was sworn in on December 18, 2017 and thereby also presented its government program which deals, among other things, with real estate law.


The issues of lease law, condominium law, social non-profit housing law and building law are touched upon under the title “Modernization of the Right of Residence.” In addition, a change to laws on operating plants and the Environmental Impact Assessment Act is envisaged.


Newssquare VERGABERECHT - Neue Schwellenwerte ab 1.1.2018

Ab dem 1.1.2018 treten für Vergabeverfahren neue Schwellenwerte in Kraft. Diese wurden nun am 19.12.2017 im Amtsblatt der Europäischen Union (L 337) veröffentlicht.

Newssquare Potentially Significant Changes Coming To Spatial Planning

In September 2017, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development announced a project with the goal of modifying specific laws concerning the real estate investment process (project no. UD300). The bill is currently being evaluated by different committees of the Council of Ministers. The most impactful changes are those regarding the law on spatial planning and development.

Newssquare An Obligatory Charge for Certain Types of Plastic Bags Effective as of 01 January 2018

Earlier this year, National Council of the Slovak Republic passed the Act No. 90/2017 Coll. (the "Amendment") amending and supplementing the Act No. 79/2015 Coll. on Waste, as amended (the "Act on Waste").

Newssquare The Romanian Competition Council Releases Its Compliance Guide

In what is a significant step in the promotion of competition law compliance, the Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") released its Compliance Guide ("CG") aimed at assisting all types of companies, irrespective of their size, in the implementation of a tailored and effective compliance program.

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