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Kinstellar has established a firm-wide COVID-19 Legal Task Force with dedicated legal experts from across our relevant sector focus teams and practice groups and a dedicated Legal Response Hotline service available for our clients and partners.

To further help you mitigate the impact of the pandemic on your business, we have created this special online COVID-19 Resource Hub where you can find relevant insights, podcasts, webinars and other content focusing on important legal and strategy issues related to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 crisis situation.

Czech Republic: Overview of the most recent Czech labour law-related emergency Covid-19 measures

March 2021 – The Czech Republic has recently adopted several extraordinary measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 spread. Below we provide an overview of measures applicable to employers and employees.

Czech Constitutional Court overturns COVID-19-related store closures

February 2021 – On 22 February 2021, the Czech Constitutional Court overturned a government-decreed general ban on retail sales and the provision of services in certain brick and mortar shops introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governmental...

Slovakia: Slovak Prosecutor General challenges exemptions granted by Public Health Authority decrees

January 2021 – Slovakia’s Prosecutor General, Maroš Žilinka, has filed a prosecutor's protest against parts of two decrees of the Public Health Authority (decree No. 67/2020 dated 27 December 2020 and decree No. 7/2021 dated 10 January 2021) concerning...

Slovakia: Update to rent subsidies paid by the state

November 2020 – It has been four months since the launch of rental subsidies in Slovakia. The Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic has to date registered approximately 25,000 applications and has paid out a total of EUR 25 million.

Abolition of real estate acquisition tax – Czech Government seeks streamlining in response to Coronavirus pandemic

October 2020 – A long-debated government bill to abolish the real estate acquisition tax was signed into law by President Miloš Zeman on 18 September 2020. As a final step, the Act will now be formally announced into the Collection of Laws.

Asset Yield: The podcast series of Kinstellar Asset Solutions

12 August 2020 – Welcome to Asset Yield, the podcast series of Kinstellar C/SEE Asset Solutions, where we interview principal investors, originators, advisors, and funders in the world of non-performing and non-core assets of all classes, bringing you...

Second package of COVID 19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian Government

3 August 2020 – On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ''Conclusion'' or ''Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to...

Serbia: Additional mandatory moratorium on repayment obligations to banks and lessors

29 July 2020 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) adopted on 27 July 2020 two decisions aimed at protecting Serbia's financial system: the Decision on Temporary Measures for Banks for the Mitigation of Effects...

Life Sciences & Healthcare: Update on government measures in Kinstellar jurisdictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

1 July 2020 – The following is an overview of the current government measures concerning the life sciences and healthcare sectors in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine. Please click here...

Asset Yield: The podcast series of Kinstellar Asset Solutions

1 July 2020 – Welcome to Asset Yield, the podcast series of Kinstellar C/SEE Asset Solutions, where we interview principal investors, originators, advisors, and funders in the world of non-performing and non-core assets of all classes, bringing you...