CEE newsletter March 2015

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.


New legal framework for civil law partnerships

Thomas Zivny provides an overview of the new legal framework applicable to civil law partnerships in Austria.

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Eurasian Economic Union

Sergei Makarchuk explains how the Treaty on Eurasian Economic Union, which entered into force on 1 January 2015, represents a new step towards integration between Belarus, the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan.

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Recent case-law of the Supreme Court of Cassation

Boyko Guerginov highlights why the recent changes to banking regulations are important for lenders and consumers alike and why it is that, despite the Constitutional Court having revoked a fee imposed by the state for solar and wind-generated energy, investors are still unable to claim reimbursement of amounts already paid.

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Changes to real estate taxation

Petr Kališ focuses on the most important changes to real estate taxation, which came into effect during implementation of the new Czech Civil Code.

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New legislation affecting retail chains

Péter Szajlai and László Krüpl discuss recent amendments to the Act on Commerce and other legislation affecting international retail chains with operations in Hungary.

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New regulation regarding work inventions

Mirela Nathanzon analyses the new Romanian legal framework that regulates the relationship between employees who create inventions and their employers.

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Whistleblower Protection Act

Jozef Bannert analyses the new rules relating to whistleblowing in Slovakia that came into effect on 1 January 2015.

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