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CEE newsletter October 2019

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.


Short-term letting as an administrative offence under Austrian Trade Act

Mark Krenn and Edda Unfricht explain how the short-term letting of a condominium via Airbnb, or similar platforms, does not fall within the “housing” zoning category and thus represents an administrative offence under the Austrian Trade Act.

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Changes in Belarusian Labour Law

Sergei Makarchuk discusses how amendments to Belarusian Labour Law represent a significant update to employment regulations and how this has consequently fulfilled some of the long-felt needs of employers and employees alike.

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Protection of Trade Secrets Act

Boyko Gerginov outlines a number of important rules on the protection on secrets recently introduced by the Trade Secrets Act enacted by the Bulgarian Parliament. The new law transposes Directive (EU) 2016/943 into Bulgarian law.

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Residential co-ownership changes

Our Czech office briefly summarises the most important changes to be introduced by the amendment to property law in the Czech Civil Code currently being discussed in the Czech Chambers of Deputies and expected to come into effect in 2020.

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Contractual delay penalty for late performance

András Fenyőházi outlines Hungary’s Supreme Court interpretation and analysis of how to calculate the amount of contractual delay penalty for late performance.

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One Year of GDPR in Romania

CERHA HEMPEL Romania looks back at one year of the GDPR and summarizes a brief report by the Romanian Data Protection Authority (DPA) detailing its activities over the past year.

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Slovak Act on Unfair Terms in Food Trade

Ján Vigano and Kristína Očenášová summarize Act No. 91/2019 Coll. on unfair terms in the food trade which now replaces Act No. 362/2012 Coll. on unfair terms in business relationships regarding foodstuffs.

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