The rapid expansion of technology platforms into Central Europe has created pressure on national legislators from domestic interests, with competing lobbies related to the preferred degree of liberalization. The regulatory challenges are complex and technical, with particular countries frequently taking a lead from solutions implemented in other countries in the region.
CEC’s support for our client in Slovakia, Czechia, and Poland over the liberalization of legislation for technology platforms involved initial analysis of existing legislation and stakeholder mapping at country level. Our teams took a deep dive into local regulatory frameworks, and tracked in real time the progress of regulatory proposals as they passed through the machinery of governments and local parliaments. Comparing and contrasting the established and proposed frameworks, our in-house teams advised on legislative and regulatory solutions before communicating them at various levels of governments and parliaments until the amended frameworks were adopted.
As a result of our work the Slovak parliament, for example, passed into law the most liberal legislation in Europe at the time allowing innovative technology platforms to operate with legal certainty.