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Newssquare The First Action Plan for the Application of the GDPR has been Published by the Romanian Data Protection Authority


On September 21st, 2017, the National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing ("RDPA") published on its website a Guidance regarding the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (the "Guidance"), for the benefit of the data controllers performing personal data processing activities that fall under the jurisdiction of the Romanian law.

Newssquare Amendments to EU Council Regulation on the EU Trade Mark Enter into Force on 1 October 2017

On 23 March 2016, new regulations to the EU's Trademark Directive entered into force with Directive EU 2015/2424 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Based upon secondary legislation, a number of further provisions will be effective as of 1 October 2017 and shall facilitate the application of trade marks in Europe.

Newssquare Der Beginn der Verjährungsfrist nach § 1489 ABGB

Binnen weniger Monate beschäftigte sich der OGH im Jahr 2017 mit der Frage des Zeitpunkts des Beginns der Verjährungsfrist für Schadenersatzforderungen. Grundsätzlich gilt, dass eine Schadenersatzforderung drei Jahre nach Kenntnis des Schadens und des Schädigers verjährt, die allgemeine Verjährungsfrist beträgt dreißig Jahre.

Newssquare ImmoEst und Hauptwohnsitzbefreiung – was ist neu?

Die Hauptwohnsitzbefreiung bei Immobilienverkäufen wurde von der Finanz unter Berufung auf die Einkommensteuerrichtlinie nur bis zu einer Grundstücksfläche von 1.000 m² gewährt. Darüber hinausgehender Grundbesitz unterlag nach Ansicht der Finanz der Immobilienertragsbesteuerung.

Newssquare How efficient are investment opportunities for the Production of Electric Energy from Renewable Energy Sources?

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) consists of two separate entities, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) and the Republic of Srpska (RS), as well as one autonomous district under the sovereignty of the state, the Brcko district (BD).

Newssquare PropTech – disrupting the Real Estate sector

"PropTech" is an abbreviation for Property technology. PropTech means any application in the real estate sector, be it 3D visualizing, home matching tools, crowdfunding in the RE sector, fintechs related to real estate, shared economy, smart cities, smart homes, artificial intelligence, smart contracts or building information modeling.

Newssquare Revised Slovenian civil procedure - a step closer to faster dispute resolution?

The amended Slovenian Civil Procedure Act ("ZPP-E") will enter into force on 14

September 2017 and will govern all proceedings initiated after this date.

Newssquare Amendments to the Croatian Foreigners Act

On 30 June 2017, the Croatian Parliament adopted extensive amendments to the existing Foreigners Act in order to implement relevant EU legislation and clarify certain provisions subject to different interpretation in practice.

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