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Cross-border insolvency proceedings – new rules

Starting 26.06.2017 the new rules facilitating cross-border insolvency proceedings entered into force. These new rules are provided by Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council.

The new rules will ensure an effective and efficient cross-border debt recovery. They focus on resolving the conflicts of jurisdiction and laws in cross-border insolvency proceedings so that will make it easier for businesses to get restructured and for creditors to get their money back.

The key features of the new rules regarding the cross-border insolvency

The main issues solved by this Regulation are:

  • group insolvency proceedings;
  • avoidance of the secondary proceedings;
  • avoidance of the bankruptcy tourism;
  • an EU-wide interconnection of electronic national insolvency registers.

This update of the regulation of the cross-border insolvency proceedings was necessary because certain modern and efficient types of national restructuring proceedings were not covered by the old set of rules.

 

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Student Entrepreneurial Companies – the future of entrepreneurship in Romania

Starting with 23 February a new Order issued by Ministry of Education is regulating the Student Entrepreneurial Companies, a new-formed type of company designed to help young students and graduates in their first 3 years of graduation to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

According to it, these companies will be established by each university in Romania, being run by an executive board formed by teaching staff, tutors, local business people and students. Their main goal is to support, develop and encourage entrepreneurship in the universities, especially among students and graduates of higher education in order to increase competitiveness of universities in Romania, particularly by drafting guides related to business plans and/or project financing, mentoring, organizing events and competitions for start-ups and business ideas.

Furthermore, these companies will receive funding from the budget of the university, but the universities may also apply for grants and get other extra-budgetary resources.

The universities have a 6 months period to draft and adopt the inside rules and regulations for the companies’ activity.