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Legal changes in case of sale of agricultural land

In the Official Gazette n. 741/14.08.2020 was published the Law n. 175 of 14 August 2020 for the amendment and completion of the Law n. 17/2014 on certain measures regulating the sale-purchase of agricultural land located outside the built-up areas, which will enter into force 60 days after the date of publication.

The law introduces important changes to the conditions that buyers of agricultural land are required to meet, with the aim of protecting agricultural land and avoiding any speculative transactions, but also makes the sale procedure more difficult, namely:

1. New categories of preemptors are introduced and the conditions to be fulfilled in order to exercise the right of pre-emption are modified: read more»

The company registration procedures were simplified. The law 102/2020 finally enters into force!

6 months ago we announced the appearance of some positive amendments to the Company Law n. 31/1990, such as:

  • cancelation of the provisions whereby a natural or legal person may be a sole member of a single limited liability company

  • the abolition of the provisions providing that different companies may operate in the same establishment only if the building, through its structure and its useful surface, allows more companies to operate in different premises or in separate shared spaces

  • Abolishment of the obligation to obtain an aproval from the Owners' Association of the building to change the destination of the real estate, in the case of companies whose registered office is to be registered in an apartment building, for companies with registered office of which no activity is exercised. read more»

Travel to Romania for business purpose is exempt from quarantine and isolation measures

The Romanian Government has launched a new phase of relaxation measures related to the current epidemiological context. In this regard, The Decision no. 465 was adopted on the 11th of June 2020, to amend and supplement Annexes 2 and 3 of HG 394/2020 on the Alert State Declaration.

Also, in the Official Journal n. 508 of 15 June 2020 was published the order of the Minister of Health no. 1,080 of 12 June 2020 amending and supplementing Amendment 414/2020 establishing the quarantine measures for persons in an international public health emergency due to COVID-19 infection.

Here's a summary of the legislative changes, on the conditions of travel and entry into Romania.

 1. Countries to be exempted from quarantine/house isolation. read more»


The decision 24 of 14.05.2020 issued by the National Committee for Emergency Situations, published in M.O. n. 395/15.05.2020, approved the establishment of a state of alert at national level for a period of 30 days, starting from 15.05.2020.

As the state of alert has facilitated some of the measures ordered during the state of emergency and companies can start to resume their activities, the decision focuses on the definition of measures for prevention and control of infections.

The following is a set of measures applicable to companies:

1. Organisation of business activities towards employees and customers:

  • is further encouraged to work at home or in telework, as public and private economic operators are obliged to organize their activities so that work is carried out from workers' homes. read more»


In the Official Gazette n. 245/21.05.2020 has been published the law n. 62/2020 on the concession of structures in rent during the state of emergency. It should be noted that the law grants facilities to both tenants and lockers in order to stimulate negotiations between the parties so that an agreement can be reached for the benefit of both parties.

A law adopted late, we hope, however, will help many companies, including freelancers, for the short term by eliminating the pressure for the fulfilment of certain financial obligations.

According to the decree, tenants can postpone payment of rent on request, without interest and penalty, for the use of registered buildings such as offices, construction sites or houses. read more»


In the Official Gazette n. 311/14.04.2020 was published the Decree no. 240/14.04.2020 on the extension of the emergency situation on Romanian territory for a period of 30 days from 15.04.2020.

In some areas of activity, the new decree provides for changes to the special measures adopted by Decree no. 16.03.2020 on the establishment of a state of emergency on Romanian territory, thus facilitating the relationship with some public institutions.

This measure concerns the activity of the National Trade Register which, from the date of the emergency declaration has registered the reuests related to legal entities and natural persons only upon request for registration of the information in electronic form, attached or logically associated with the electronic signature. read more»

State aid to freelancers affected by the corona virus crisis

The Government Ordinance no. 32/2020 has introduced some changes regarding the payment of compensation to freelance professionals (as regulated by the Article 3(2) of the law 287/2009 on the Civil Code) which had to stop the activity due to the effects of SAR-Cov-2 coronavirus.

In short, the new previsions are reformulating the following new rules: read more»

State of Emergency in Romania. What should the companies know?

Today, March 16, 2020, the President of Romania signed the Decree on establishing the state of emergency on the territory of Romania, for a period of 30 days. The President shall request Parliament to approve the measure adopted, within a maximum of 5 days from his issuance date.

Here are some of the measures that have an impact on the economic and social life:

In the economic field: read more»

Mediation and work placement abroad

People who choose to work abroad usually use the services of companies that provide mediation services and job placement abroad, as they have don’t have a firm offer of work abroad or may not relate directly to potential employers abroad.

In Romania, private activity of mediation and work placement abroad is strictly regulated by law and companies that provide mediation services must meet certain conditions to carry out this work, namely: read more»

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