New restrictions imposed by the authorities regarding the extension of the state of alert. What should operators do?
Nov13

New restrictions imposed by the authorities regarding the extension of the state of alert. What should operators do?

Analysis regarding the compliance with the new normative framework determined by the Government Decision no. 856/2020 on the extension of the state of alert starting with October 15, 2020   Government Decision no. 856/2020 on the extension of the state of alert on the territory of Romania starting with October 15, 2020 (Article 9, paragraphs 2 and 6 of Annex 3) includes the conditions under which gambling is allowed in closed...

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THE NEW MEASURES APPLIED IN THE FIELD OF GAMBLING AS A RESULT OF THE STATE OF ALERT EXTENSION ON ROMANIA
Nov04

THE NEW MEASURES APPLIED IN THE FIELD OF GAMBLING AS A RESULT OF THE STATE OF ALERT EXTENSION ON ROMANIA

by Ana Maria Calancea, Lawyer at Luca Mihai-Cătălin Law Office   On October, 14th 2020, the Government Decision no. 856 on the state of alert extension on Romania, starting with October 15th 2020, as well as the establishment of the measures applied during it to prevent and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic (hereinafter referred to as GD no. 856/Decision), was published in the Official Gazette of Romania.   Article 1 of...

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„THE ROMANIAN COVID GAME”  OR PLAYNG “HIDE AND SEEK” WITH THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY
Oct22

„THE ROMANIAN COVID GAME” OR PLAYNG “HIDE AND SEEK” WITH THE GAMBLING INDUSTRY

Today, as I write these lines, I notice that, somehow, the gambling activities, alongside with HORECA are the ones blamed for the spread of the virus that has drastically limited our lifestyle for a while.   Given that the general situation in the whole business is deteriorating, we expected the gambling industry to be affected as well, but the actions of our governors seem to be just a ”hide and seek” game. It is unimaginable...

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MAIN AMENDMENTS TO LAW 129/2019 ON THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FUNDING PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF GEO 111/2020
Oct13

MAIN AMENDMENTS TO LAW 129/2019 ON THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM FUNDING PURSUANT TO THE ADOPTION OF GEO 111/2020

By Loredana Dumitru, Trainee Lawyer And Teodora Luca, Senior Lawyer at C.A. LUCA Mihai Cătălin     Below is an overview of the main amendments brought to the Law 129/2019 on the prevention and control of money laundering and terrorism funding, pursuant to the adoption of GEO 111/2020, in force as of 15 July 2020.   A first amendment implemented pursuant to the adoption of GEO 111/2020 consists of the supplementation of article 1 of...

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The turnover of the gambling sector decreased by 42% in the first half of the year, compared to the same period of 2019
Sep14

The turnover of the gambling sector decreased by 42% in the first half of the year, compared to the same period of 2019

According to the information provided by the National Institute of Statistics, a decrease is also observed in the turnover registered in June 2020, compared to the same month last year: -55,9% The National Institute of Statistics (INS) issues, periodically, press releases about the activity of various economic branches, more specifically regarding the increase or decrease of the turnover of different fields. The gambling activity is...

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New support measures for employees and employers in the context  of the epidemiological situation caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus
Sep11

New support measures for employees and employers in the context of the epidemiological situation caused by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

by Nicoleta BĂRĂGAN, Associate Lawyer, L.P. LUCA Mihai Cătălin   On August 10th, 2020, it was published in the Official Gazette no. 720 the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 132/2020 regarding support measures for employees and employers in the context of the epidemiological situation caused av. by the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, as well for stimulation of increase of employment (hereinafter “GEO no. 132/2020”). The...

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