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7 takeaways: e-Privacy Regulation

April 2017 - There are many excellent articles covering the new e-Privacy Regulation when you google it. So why write one more?In our article, we provide our views on the key takeaways of the e-Privacy Regulation. Further, we will point out specific aspects...

Can claimants in Turkey receive a refund of court fees?

April 2017 - A significant issue to be considered by potential claimants intending to initiate a lawsuit in Turkey is the “court fee” required to be deposited with the court when filing a lawsuit.Depending on the type of the case, a certain amount...

National Bank of Ukraine opens secondary loan market for foreign investment

April 2017 - On 10 April 2017, the Resolution of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) No. 26 dated 23 March 2017 amending the Regulation of the NBU No. 270 dated 17 June 2004 on the procedure for borrowing of foreign currency loans by Ukrainian residents...

Lost & found: Romanian government adopts emergency ordinance amending the green certificate support scheme for renewable energy sources

April 2017 - During its 30 March 2017 meeting, the Romanian government adopted Government Emergency Ordinance no. 24/2017 (the “GEO”), which amends Law no. 220/2008 establishing the system for the promotion of power generation from renewable energy...

The Turkish General Assembly of Civil Chambers of the Court of Appeals preserved its decision on the amendment of the pleading after the decision of overturn

April 2017 - The General Assembly of Civil Chambers of the Court of Appeals of Turkey (“General Assembly”) has preserved the decision of the Joint Chambers of the Court of Appeal dated 4 February 1948 (numbered 1944/10 and 1948/3; the “Joint Chambers’...

Transposition amendment to the Act on Environment Impact Assessment and its practical impact under Czech law

April 2017 - On 23 December 2016, a draft of the amendment to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Act (no. 100/2001 Coll.,) was submitted to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic. The amendment is considered an implementation...

Criminal liability of legal entities in the Czech Republic

March 2017 - One rather interesting topic for companies doing business in the Czech Republic in relation to sanctions is the possibility of having the obligation to publish a judgment. This obligation was introduced into Czech law by Act No. 418/2011...

The importance in Turkey of submitting a petition for response within the statutory time period

March 2017 - There is no doubt that the most critical element determining the outcome of a case is the evidence submitted to the court. In this article, we will focus on the legal consequences of failing to submit a petition of response, which, within...

Kinstellar authors Czech chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide: Corporate Investigations 2017’’

March 2017 - Kinstellar is proud to have contributed to the Czech chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide: Corporate Investigations 2017” published by Global Legal Group.The chapter - authored by Jitka Logesová, Partner and head of...

Ministers' reactions and opinions to the European Commission's "Winter Package"

March 2017 - As we reported in our previous newsletter, the European Commission (the "Commission") published at the end of 2016 its "Clean Energy For All Europeans" legislative package, referred to in public as the "Winter Package". The Winter Package...