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Category: Consumer Protection

Consumer protection legislation: New legal provisions on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC

December 2023 “Aiming to improve consumers’ access to justice” by providing them with several safeguards, Law no. 414/2023 on the conduct of representative actions for the protection of consumers’ collective interests (”the Law”) has been published recently in the Official Gazette no. 1158, Part I. Irina Valeanu and Iunia Radu authored a clear-cut overview of…
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New EU Regulation Proposes Shorter Payment Terms for European Businesses

November 2023 Delaying payments in commercial transactions can significantly hinder the activity of a commercial company, creating major discomfort in relationships with third parties. To protect European businesses, especially SMEs, from delayed payments, in February 2011 the EU adopted Directive 2011/7/EU on combating late payment in commercial transactions, transposed into Romanian legislation by Law No.…
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Ana-Maria Baciu speaker at the Consumer Protection Conference PRIA 2023

November 2023 Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partner of SIMION & BACIU was one of the speakers during the Consumer Protection Conference organized by PRIA EVENTS. One of the key points in Ana-Maria’s intervention was her emphasis on the necessity of guidance from the relevant authorities. “In the field of consumer protection, one of the dilemmas that various…
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Ana-Maria Baciu, speaker at the Consumer Protection Conference in Bucharest

November 2023 Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partner of SIMION & BACIU will be one of the speakers of the Consumer Protection Conference, event organized by PRIA EVENTS. The a conference is designed to facilitate ideas sharing by representatives of the European Commission, ANPC (Romanian National Authority for Consumer Protection), representatives of the business environment and of…
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SIMION & BACIU at the European Annual Conference on European Consumer Law 2023

October 2023 Complying with the legislation impacting the consumer protection field raises specific concerns, particularly given the legal challenges deriving from: a general national legislation in the field that frequently fails in offering a legislative solution fully consistent with the European legislation in force, on one side, and, a rather conservative and uneven practice of…
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Analysis: Professional Cultural Workers’ Statute, between Well-Known Industry Issues and New Regulatory Trends

August 2023 Artists, authors and other players from the cultural environment who opt for registration in the professional cultural workers’ registry may benefit from an enhanced regime of social protection, similar to that of employees (unemployment benefits, medical leaves and allowances, occupational safety and health measures and others), thanks to recently adopted enactments. On the…
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Can the suspension of complementary measures be ordered in the field of consumer protection?

September 2023 In recent years practice, as a result of the inspections carried out in the field of consumer protection, more and more often the ascertaining agents order the sanctioning of economic operators both by applying main sanctions and by imposing complementary measures. The legality and validity of such sanctioning minutes may be challenged by…
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Key briefings: Guidelines on the method of setting fines for the misdemeanors provided by Law no. 11/1991 on unfair competition

June 2023 Guidelines on the method of setting fines for the misdemeanors provided for in Article 4 of Law no. 11/1991 on unfair competition have been implemented through Order of the Competition Council’s President no. 594/2023, as published in the Romanian Official Gazette on June 13, 2023. Such guidelines establish the method of setting fines…
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Stocks of agricultural and food products in the spotlight: new reporting obligations for economic operators active in the agri-food sector

May 2023 Note: Important updates have emerged after the below article was publication – please refer to section Later Edits below for relevant amendments. A legislative initiative formulated in the spring of 2022 intended to support the gathering of the necessary information regarding the quantities of agricultural and food products in Romania has recently been…
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Ana-Maria Baciu: Winner of the Client Choice Award 2022 for Gaming in Romania

November 2022 We are pleased to announce that Ana-Maria Baciu, Managing Partner of the firm, is a winner of the Client Choice Award 2022 for Gaming in Romania, distinction presented by Lexology. A regulatory and intellectual property lawyer, Ana-Maria assists clients in industries including gambling, IT, e-commerce and retail for more than 22 years. She…
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