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CERHA HEMPEL Newsletter December 2021

Keep up to date with the latest legal developments in Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and the Slovak Republic with our CEE newsletter.

AUSTRIA

New regulations for (cross-border) work assignments in Austria

In recent years, the Act on Combating Wage and Social Dumping has come in for heavy criticism. Therefore, an amendment applicable to postings and assignments commencing after 31 August 2021 has now been adopted. Christopher Peitsch and Sarah Haubmann summarise the amendments.

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BELARUS

New regulations for the legal profession in Belarus

The Law on the Bar and Legal Profession in the Republic of Belarus No. 334-Z dated 30 December 2011 was recently amended. Sergei Makarchuk outlines the most notable changes.

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BULGARIA

Draft legislation on covered bonds in Bulgaria

Boyko Gerginov provides a brief overview of some key aspects of the recently approved draft law on covered bonds.

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Top System v Belgian State – case law overview

David Kučera gives a brief overview of the recently published judgment relating to one of the most important software law cases in 2021.

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HUNGARY

The Hungarian Competition Authority provides guidance on how to handle customer reviews in e-shops

Due to the recent significant increase in demand for food delivery services, the Hungarian Competition Authority has analysed how customer reviews are handled on various food ordering and home delivery websites. Márton Kocsis and Tamás Polauf explain the findings and recommendations.

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ROMANIA

Temporary measures to mitigate the increase in electricity and natural gas prices

The Romanian Parliament passed Law no. 259/2021 on establishing a compensation scheme for electricity and natural gas consumption for the winter season (2021-2022) that contains a set of legislative measures to mitigate the financial impact on the population. Mirela Nathanzon summarises the key aspects.

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SLOVAK REPUBLIC

What does the amendment to the Slovak Accounting Act from 1 January 2022 bring?

Jozef Bannert gives brief commentaries on some of the changes to the Slovak Accounting Act, which take effect in January 2022.

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