Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

New FX legislation in Ukraine gives more flexibility to international lenders and local borrowers

February 2019 – From 7 February 2019, the Law of Ukraine on Foreign Exchange and Exchange Transactions (the “FX Law”) is in effect. Adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 21 June 2018, the FX Law overhauls the existing exchange control regime, introduces...

Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation issues interpretative judgement strengthening the equal treatment of creditors and expediting insolvency proceedings

February 2019 – On 3 December 2018, Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation (“SCC”) issued Interpretative Judgment No 1 (the “Judgement”) on interpretative proceedings No 1/2017 of the General Assembly of the Panel of Commerce. The Judgement...

Kinstellar advises a syndicate of banks led by UniCredit Bank on a EUR 175 million loan for the development of Nivy Station in Bratislava

January 2019 – Kinstellar has recently advised a syndicate of international banks led by UniCredit Bank and including Tatra banka, ČSOB and HYPO-BANK Burgenland in relation to a EUR 175 million club loan provided to HB Reavis for the construction...

Kinstellar advises on the largest real estate deal of 2018 in the Czech Republic

December 2018 – Kinstellar advised HELABA (Agent) and ČSOB on the refinancing of Forum Nová Karolina in connection with its acquisition by ČS nemovitostní fund managed by Reico investiční společnost České spořitelny, the largest single asset...

Kinstellar advises Penta Real Estate on the financing of Sky Park Residence in Bratislava

December 2018 – Kinstellar has recently advised Penta Real Estate in relation to a EUR 110 million syndicated club loan for the construction of Sky Park Residence in Bratislava—the first syndicated club financing for a residential project in Slovakia....

Kinstellar Counsel Andriy Nikiforov moderated a roundtable on trends in the payment services market in Ukraine organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association

December 2018 – On 11 December 2018, Andriy Nikiforov, Counsel at Kinstellar in Kyiv and Chair of the Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), moderated a roundtable on changes in the payment services landscape...

Kinstellar advises on one of the largest-ever bond financing by an alternative debt provider

December 2018 – Kinstellar has advised The Dedica Anthology hotel group, a European portfolio of nine luxury hotels located in Italy, France, Hungary and the Czech Republic, owned by global alternative investment firm Värde Partners, on a EUR 337 million...

Kinstellar sponsors 2019 IIR EnKon Conference in Budapest

November 2018 – Kinstellar is proud to have sponsored the 2018 IIR EnKon Conference, which took place in Budapest on 27–28 November. The annual event brings together leading energy experts, decision makers and business leaders to present a global...

Recent changes to the Securities Market Law and NBK Regulation affecting the AIFC

November 2018 – We discuss below the changes to (i) the Securities Market Law, effective 21 October 2018, and (ii) the NBK Regulation, effective 8 October 2018, affecting certain matters related to the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). Our...

Kinstellar strengthens its regional finance team with appointment of reputed lawyer Denise R. Hamer as Special Counsel

September 2018 – Kinstellar, Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm, is delighted to announce that Denise R. Hamer has joined the firm as Special Counsel. Denise will join forces with partners across the firm on the development...