Competition & State Aid

Kinstellar advises Mohawk on the merger filing in connection with the acquisition of Emilceramica

August 2017 - Kinstellar has advised Marazzi Group S.r.l. in connection with obtaining the merger control clearances from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of Emilceramica S.r.l. and Emil Russia LLC. Marazzi Group S.r.l. —...

Kinstellar announces the promotion of three new Partners and two new Counsel

June 2017 - Kinstellar is delighted to announce the promotions to Partner of Iustinian Captariu and Remus Codreanu in Bucharest and Ákos Nagy in Budapest, and the promotions to Counsel of Zsuzsa Csiki in Bucharest and Olena Kuchynska in...

Romania joins EU Member States that have transposed the Damages Directive

June 2017 - During its last meeting of May 2017, the Romanian government adopted Government Emergency Ordinance no. 39/2017 (the ‘ GEO ’) on damage claims related to cases of competition law infringements and amending the Competition law no. 21/1996....

2016 Year in Review: Competition Laws of Ukraine. Wind of Change

June 2017 - Last year, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) has succeeded in promotion of fair competition in Ukraine. Bolstered by efficient regulatory regime, the role of AMCU has become increasingly important. AMCU's efforts and success to...

Kinstellar is part of the 3rd Ukrainian Antitrust Forum in Kyiv

June 2017 - Mykyta Nota, Managing Associate in Kinstellar’s Kyiv office, spoke at the third annual Ukrainian Antitrust Forum, organised and hosted by Yuridicheskaya Practika publishing house with the support of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine....

Hungarian Competition Authority withdraws two prior clearances this year because of incorrect information provided by the applicant

May 2017 - The Hungarian competition authority, the Gazdasági Versenyhivatal (“ GVH ”), has announced in a press release that it withdrew clearance granted for a transaction earlier this year because of the provision of incorrect data by the applicant....

Latest Kinstellar Business Breakfast in Budapest focuses on lawful advertising

May 2017 - On April 25 th Kinstellar’s Budapest office hosted a morning seminar on the topic of complying with laws against deceptive or misleading advertising for clients involved in the creation, placement and publication of advertisements. Nowadays...

Kinstellar Sofia holds compliance seminar on third-party risks

April 2017 - On 5 April 2017, Kinstellar’s Sofia office held a compliance seminar on third-party risks. The seminar, delivered by Dessislava Fessenko, head of Kinstellar’s Sofia Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations practice, focused on practical...

Significant changes to Czech Competition Act enter into force

October 2016 - On 19 October 2016, an amendment to the Act on the Protection of Competition (the “Competition Act”) enters into force. The Amendment introduces significant changes in several areas of competition law. Below we summarise the most important...

Recent improvements to competition rules in Ukraine

October 2016 - For the last few months, Ukraine continued improving its competition laws and regulations. On 28 September 2016, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine announced that the amnesty period for merger control violations is extended for half...