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CERHA HEMPEL Newsletter December 2022

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


E-Procurement in Austria

The latest major amendment of the Austrian Federal Public Procurement Act (BVergG) dates from 2018.
In implementation of the European Public Procurement Directives, one focus of this amendment is the so-called e-procurement (e-tender-ing).

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Approaching deadline to bring contracts into line with the new
GDPR Standard Contractual Clauses

In June 2021, the European Commission issued new modernized standard contractual clauses ("SCCs") for data transfers in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

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Directive equal gender listed companies

On 23 November 2022, a breakthrough at the level of European legislation was reached when a proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on improving gender balance among directors of listed companies was finally approved by the European Parliament...

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New Interpretation of ‘Trade Secrets’ in Public Procurement

In recent years, Hungarian courts and regulators have taken a variety of different approaches in an attempt to strike a balance between ensuring the confidentiality of the information provided by tenderers in contract award procedures on the one hand and transparency on the other.

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EU Whistleblowing Directive in Romania – Update December 2022

On 12 December 2022, the committee of parliamentary group leaders decided to refer the Romanian Law transposing the Whistleblowing Directive back to the Legal Committee of the Chamber of Deputies for a supplementary report.

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