> CBBL- Forum Foreign Law on 19.05.2016 in Berlin with lecture by STALFORT

Cross Border Business Lawyers (CBBL, http://www.cbbl-lawyers.de/), the law firm network STALFORT has been a long-term member of, is organizing the annual “Forum for foreign law” on May 19th in Berlin. This year, the motto of the event, which will host top class participants, is “M&A, Taxes and Compliance in Eastern Europe”. On behalf of STALFORT, Mag. Peter Schnabl will hold a presentation concerning the taxation of companies in Romania.

CBBL is the only worldwide network of selected German speaking corporate law firms specialized in the assistance of German speaking companies in the international business. It comprises one partner law firm/ cooperation partner for each of 52 different countries. In Romania, CBBL is represented by STALFORT Legal.Tax.Audit.

We would take pleasure in an active participation at the event. Clients and partners may book their participation at the event through STALFORT at preferential conditions.

> Training session organized by WKO on May 11th 2016 with lectures and webinar from STALFORT

The Austrian Economic Chamber (WKO) regularly organizes the “Austrian Business Circle (ABC)”, a communication-friendly event in the host country with information and networking elements. Austrian companies and their branches, distribution partners and representatives as well as local opinion leaders are the target audience.

On May 11th 2016, between 15 and 18 o’ clock, two lectures by STALFORT will take place within the ABC. Attorney at Law Veronica Visinescu will report on the new features of the procurement law, while Peter Schnabl, tax consultant and auditor, will shed light on the fiscal aspects of project business. The participation at this English- spoken seminar is free of charge; registrations have to be sent until May 9th to Mrs. Christine Stoica from WKO at bukarest@wko.at

Moreover, German speakers may discuss the above mentioned subjects within a Live-Webinar in German on May 11th between 10:00 and 10:45. The participation is also free of charge; registrations have to be made here until May 10th

> Tax law presentation on 20.01.2016 at the German Business Club Transylvania

The first members’ meeting of the German Business Club Transylvania (DWS) in 2016 shall take place on 20.01.2016 in Sibiu. Part of this event is also a German-language lecture on "Innovations in Romanian tax law 2016", lecturer is Peter Schnabl, auditor and tax consultant of STALFORT. For details, contact Peter Schnabl or the DWS (www.dws.ro).

> “Demo Metal” 2015 in Braşov with two presentations by STALFORT on 21.05.2015

Between 20 and 23 May 2015, Braşov will host the “Demo Metal 2015”, the largest trade fair for metal processing in Romania with ca. 70 exhibitors from Romania and abroad. On 21.05.2015, the STALFORT staff shall contribute with the following two presentations in Romanian: "Tax and accounting news" (Adina Zdru), and "Legal update - News, Changes and Tendencies" (Christian Weident).

> STALFORT presentation at the regional event “Bayern meets Cluj” on May 10th 2015 in Cluj

On May 10th, 18:30, the Consulate of Germany in Transilvania, the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology and the Romanian-German Chamber of Commerce (AHK) are organizing an information and networking event with several lectures in Cluj. Attorney at Law Christian Weident from STALFORT will report on “Doing business in Romania - legal framework and subsidies”. He will discuss aspects related to the economic activity in Romania and the current possibilities to claim subsidies. The presentation will be held in German, a simultaneous translation is provided.

> Tax law presentation on 21.01.2015 at the German Business Club Transylvania

The first members’ meeting of the German Business Club Transylvania (DWS) in 2015 shall take place on 21.01.2015 in Sibiu. During this event Mrs. Adina Zdru from STALFORT will hold a presentation in German language on the topic of „New year amendments in the fields of accounting and tax law“. For details please contact Mrs. Adina Zdru or DWS (www.dws.ro).

> Law Update at the Federation of Business Associations NRW on 24.02.2014 in Düsseldorf

„unternehmer nrw“ (Landesvereinigung der Unternehmensverbände NRW) is organizing on 24.02.2014 in Düsseldorf a state workshop for Romania. Mr. Christian Weident, attorney at law for STALFORT, will hold an exclusive presentation on legal issues for Romania. His presentation entitled „Update on Romanian law - general and labour law framework conditions“ will focus on recent legal developments with practical implications as well as on an overview of the labour law in Romania, as extensively amended in 2011.

> Presentation of Dr. Raluca Oprisiu on public procurement law

Dr. Raluca Oprișiu, attorney at law, will hold a presentation on the recent amendments and relevant practical implications of the public procurement law on 15.01.2014 at the German Business Club Transylvania (DWS). Mrs. Andrada Haranguș, attorney at law, has already lectured on this important legal field in December at the DWNT meeting in Cluj-Napoca. The law firm has been particularly active in the last years in this field of law.

> Presentation of the current public procurement framework by STALFORT at DWNT

The next member gathering of the German Business Club North Transylvania (DWNT) is scheduled to take place on 05.12.2013 in Cluj-Napoca. Mrs. Andrada Haranguș, LL.M., attorney at law, shall hold a presentation in the name of the law firm STALFORT on the subject “Public procurement. News and practical aspects “. The law firm is particular active in this important field of law.

> Business forum "Renewable energies and environmental investments in Romania" in the German Parliament house in Berlin on 12.04.2013 with three legal presentations by STALFORT

For the fourth consecutive year the conference "Renewable energies and environmental investments in Romania" organized on April 12th by the German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation and with the support of the law firm STALFORT in the German Parliament house in Berlin was a big success. The event was organized under the patronage of the German Ministry for Economy and Technology (BMWi).

Over 130 German and Romanian representatives from the field of politics, law and economy were present at the event, among which Mr. Gunther Krichbaum, MdB and Chairman of the Commission for EU Affairs of the German Parliament, Mr. Stefan Kapferer, State Secretary of the German Ministry for Economy and Technology, Mr. Lazar Comanescu, Romanian Ambassador in the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Maricel Popa, State Secretary in the Romanian Ministry of Economy and Mr. Nicolae Havrilet, President of the Romanian regulatory authority ANRE. Three attorneys at law held presentations on legal topics on behalf of the law firm STALFORT.

There is concern on the Romanian market for renewable energies. Following the recent overcompensation report of the regulatory authority ANRE the number of green certificates for certain RES-technologies will most likely be reduced. The date as of which such reduction shall be applied is unknown at present time. The draft of a Government Emergency Ordinance (GEO), which foresees among others measures such as deferring the granting of green certificates until 2017 or limiting accreditations, contributes even more to the uncertainty concerning the strength and durability of the Romanian incentive scheme for production of energy from renewable sources.

The conference provided also this year the framework for initiating new cooperation and starting specific follow-up projects. The feedback received so far was very positive. We conclude in the end that a medium and long-term development strategy is necessary, which should take into account the interests of all participants (producers, suppliers, consumers and investors).