GRATA International in Chambers Europe 2021
Chambers & Partners, one of the most reputable legal directories, has recently released its Chambers Europe rankings. Representatives from GRATA International’s offices in Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Russia were identified among the best law firms and lawyers in Europe.
The virtual event on ‘Access to the Construction Market of the GRATA Operating Countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey’ was held on 11 March, 2021.
A leading Russian law firms rating directory Pravo-300 released the results of its first ever research of legal markets of CIS countries. The main goal of Pravo-300 International is to provide an overview of the regional legal market, identify main players and help Russia law firms find reliable partners for projects in the local jurisdictions.
In 2020, the ECHR ordered Moldova to pay more than 1.9 million euros in 28 cases it lost in court
This was reported by the Association of Lawyers for Human Rights, noting that in general, with regard to Moldova in 2020, the European Court of Human Rights issued 32 decisions (54 in 2019), while 28 decisions found at least one violation of the Convention by RM.
"Moldovagaz" through its subsidiary "Transavtogaz" will continue to develop its presence on the gas motor fuel market of Moldova
"Moldovagaz" through its subsidiary "Transavtogaz" will continue to develop its presence on the gas motor fuel market of Moldova by modernizing a number of existing compressor stations and building new ones.
Moldova will reduce foreign investors’ minimum investment
Moldova will reduce foreign investors’ minimum investment from 60 to 30 average monthly salaries in the economy and take other measures to improve the investment climate in the country.
Moldova extended until June 30 the deadline in which companies from Transnistria can import goods
Moldova extended until June 30 the deadline in which companies from Transnistria can import goods through the checkpoints Pervomaisk-Cuciurgan, Goianul Nou-Platonovo and Novosavitskoe-Cuciurgan in a preferential mode, without collecting import or export duties from them.
Since January 1, in Moldova, cash payments between enterprises are allowed only within the limits of 100 thousand lei per month
At the same time, the size of one transaction between economic entities cannot exceed 10 thousand lei. The corresponding changes in the legislation came into force on January 1, 2021. To enterprises, institutions and organizations, regardless of their type of ownership and legal form, making payments for their financial obligations in cash, including through a cash payment terminal (cash-in terminal), in an amount exceeding the monthly limit of 100 thousand lei, sanctions will be applied.
In 2021, most of the local fees in Chisinau increased, some fees were introduced for the first time
The decision of the Chisinau Municipal Council on the approval and application of local taxes for 2021 was published on the website of the mayor's office. According to the document, from this year a fee for sanitary cleaning will be levied, it will amount to 10 lei per month from owners of residential real estate (houses, apartments). Children, pensioners and persons with disabilities are exempted from this fee.