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Category: Consumer Protection

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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New mandatory regulations for companies active in the milk and milk products industry

October 2022 October 19, 2022 marks the completion of the legislative procedure in Romania regarding the Milk and Milk Products Law Project, as the Chamber of Deputies, in its capacity of decision-making chamber voted on the Law on Milk and Milk Products. Who will be impacted by the Milk and Milk Products Law? The scope…
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How can companies react when a business partner takes advantage of a superior bargaining position?

September 2022 In an article focused on the mechanisms and remedies available to companies that may find themselves in contractual relations potentially characterized by an imbalance of commercial „forces”, Ana-Maria Baciu and Silvana Curteanu addressed these key discussion points that emerge from the recently published Government Emergency Ordinance no. 84/2022 on preventing speculative actions and…
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Informing consumers about alternative dispute resolution services (ADR): new requirements for companies

On 19 July 2022, an order regarding certain measures to inform consumers about alternative dispute resolution services, issues by the National Authority for Consumer Protection (Order no. 449/2022, the „Order”)), was published in the Romanian Official Gazette. The Order will enter into force within 30 days of its publication, specifically starting 18 August 2022. The…
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Digital Services Package: EU establishes a thorough standard for regulating digital space

On 5th July 2022, the European Parliament adopted the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. Digital Services Act According to a press release of the European Parliament, the Digital Services Act (DSA) sets clear obligation for digital service providers to tackle the spread of illegal content, online disinformation, and other societal risks. The…
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Consumer protection, speculative risk, unfair and anti-competitive practices – key concepts within B2B and B2C relationships are now subject to an extensive regulation in Romania

Following a public consultation procedure bringing together policy makers and industry representatives, on June 20, 2022, the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 84/2022 on preventing speculative actions and amending and supplementing certain normative acts (“GEO no. 84/2022”) was published in the Official Gazette of Romania. This normative act may potentially impact in a significant manner the…
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How will the Omnibus Directive impact data monetisation models in the digital sector?

The Omnibus Directive, part of the EU’s New Deal for Consumers initiative, is designed to strengthen and expand the scope of EU consumer laws and to modernize EU consumer protection rules for new market developments. In this spirit, the Directive brings critical changes to existing consumer framework legislation. Cosmina Simion and Ana-Maria Corugă shared their…
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Chambers ‘Advertising & Marketing 2020’ Global Practice Guide – Romania

Contributed by: Ana-Maria Baciu, Cosmina Simion, Ana-Maria Coruga and Andrei Dumbrava Advertising & Marketing 2020 by Chambers & Partners Advertising & Marketing 2020 features ten jurisdictions. The guide provides expert legal commentary on advertising claims, clinical studies, comparative advertising, social/digital media, native advertising, influencer campaigns, advertiser liability, sweepstakes, reduced-price offers and loyalty programmes.

International Comparative Legal Guide to: Consumer Protection 2020 – Romania

This article first published on ICGL: Consumer Protection.