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Czech Business Weekly, 17 November 2008 – The successor of the UK-based international law firm Linklaters in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), regional law firm Kinstellar, is launching operations in a troubled economic time. Even if the firm upholds continuity and top staff and service quality, competitors point out that the newcomer will need extra efforts to deal with the challenges of the Linklaters legacy.
The Budapest Sun, 7 November 2008 – Monday evening (Nov 3) saw the launch at the Hungarian State Opera House of what is being billed as the first law firm to "focus and specialize on the region." Kinstellar, which is based in Budapest, along with Bratislava, Bucharest, and Prague, has been spun off from UK-based "Magic Circle" law firm Linklaters, and is comprised of what were their offices and staff in the region.
The Slovak Spectator, 12 October 2008 – The new identity of the Linklaters Central & Eastern European spin-off firm is unveiled today: Kinstellar. From November 1st 2008, Kinstellar will operate as a fully independent law firm while maintaining a strong “best friends” relationship with Linklaters.
The Wall Street Journal, 8 October 2008 – Linklaters to transfer offices to local management, citing shortage of ‘big-ticket’ work. When the Cold War ended, some of the Britain’s top law firms piled into Eastern Europe in search of big deals. Now, one is pulling out.
Prague, 6 October 2008 – Kinstellar will officially launch in the Czech Republic with a launch party at Rudolfinum, Dvorana, hosted by popular TV presenter Jakub Železný.
The Lawyer, 6 October 2008 – Former Linklaters managing partner for CEE Jason Mogg will lead the new firm, which will have a close association with Linklaters. Mogg revealed that a branding company came up with the firm’s name, deriving Kinstellar from an anagram of Linklaters.
5 October 2008 – The new identity of the Linklaters Central & Eastern European spin-off firm is unveiled today: Kinstellar. From November 1st 2008, Kinstellar will operate as a fully independent law firm while maintaining a strong “best friends” relationship with Linklaters.