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On safari: South Africa hunts deals in CEE and SEE

This year has seen a breathtaking volume of property acquisitions and investments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and South Eastern Europe (SEE) by South African investors.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 29 November 2016 | Practice Area: Real Estate

Important decision on applicable data protection law: a wrongly ignored ruling

On 1 October, the Court of Justice of the EU handed down another important – and yet again rather controversial – decision on on applicable data protection law. Amid the recent buzz around the Safe Harbour ruling, the judgment slipped under the radar - this A&O briefing looks at the key points.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 16 October 2015 | Practice Area: Information Technology

Slovakia: substantial amendment to VAT Act

The Slovak Government has passed an amendment to the VAT Act, due to take effect on 1 October 2012. Aimed at eliminating fraudulent actions damaging VAT collection, this new piece of legislation is quite far-reaching and touches not only the field of tax law, but also corporate law and criminal law.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 18 September 2012 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

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Slovakia: new energy law to significantly change the sector

New Slovak energy legislation due to come into force in Autumn 2012, will change the rules for the energy sector. Schoenherr details how implementing the provisions of the EU directive will result in 'unbundled' energy generation, increased customer rights and more powers for the Regulator.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 06 August 2012 | Practice Area: Electricity

Mergers and acquisitions in Slovakia: practical cross-border insight

This guide provides corporate counsel and international practitioners with a comprehensive analysis of the laws and regulations of mergers and acquisitions in Slovakia. The guide provides detailed information on relevant Slovak authorities and legislation; the mechanics of acquistion; and much more.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 20 June 2012 | Practice Area: Cross-border: Commercial and International Trade

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Slovakia adopts new merger control regime

On 19 October 2011, the Slovak Competition Authority adopted a new law amending the merger control regime. The regulation, in line with the EU, abandoned the dominance test as the substantive test for a merger clearance and adopted the substantive impediment of effective competition test.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 23 November 2011 | Practice Area: EU Member State Competition Law

Promotion of the use of renewable energy - changes in Slovakian law

Under Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, the Slovak Republic is obliged to increase the share of electricity from renewables to 14% of total energy consumption by 2020. This briefing looks at the country's efforts to promote renewable energy sources.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 24 January 2011 | Practice Area: Electricity

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A new amendment to the Slovak Competition Act – A missed opportunity

The Slovak Competition Act was amended on 1 June 2009. The amendment primarily concerns the regulation of concentrations. But the modifications are insufficient; the Slovak concentration regulations require much more significant changes.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 03 May 2010 | Practice Area: Merger Control

Slovakia: half-success of the amendment of the Land Registry Act

The amendment of the Land Registry Act that came into effect on 1 September 2009 ended lengthy discussions about the need for authorisation of real estate transfer agreements by a lawyer or notary public. The authorisation is now optional.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 03 May 2010 | Practice Area: Property Finance

The Slovak Chapter 11, part 2

Is the formal restructuring of distressed businesses a real option, or is it simply the last stop before the terminus? The SkyEurope story offers some important insights as we draw comparisons to chapter 11 of the US insolvency laws.

Law Firm: Schoenherr | Published: 03 May 2010 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

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