Compliance, Risk & Sensitive Investigations

Kinstellar contributes to the International Bar Association (IBA) report: “Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences: Towards Global Standards?”

January 2019 — Kinstellar is proud that experts from our Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations (CRSI) practice are contributors to the report “Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences: Towards Global Standards?” published by the Structured...

Bulgaria-based corporates and NGOs must disclose their ultimate beneficial owners by June 2019

December 2018 – Significant regulatory developments marked the year 2018 in Bulgaria. A new Act on the Measures against Money Laundering (the “AML Act” or the “Act”) was also adopted with view to transposing Directive (EU) 2015/849 on the prevention...

Martial law introduced in several regions of Ukraine may affect business operations

November 2018 – On 26 November 2018, the Ukrainian parliament adopted the Law that approves the Decree of the President of Ukraine on the imposition of martial law (not to be confused with a ‘state of war’) in Ukraine. The new Law, effective 28...

Kinstellar advises on the sale of global IT company Comparex AG to SoftwareONE, a global technology provider

October 2018 – Kinstellar, together with Linklaters and bpv Hügel, has successfully advised on the sale of Comparex AG, a global IT company, to SoftwareONE, a leading global platform, solutions and services company. The terms of the deal have not been...

Kinstellar ranked among the world's top corporate investigation law firms for the second consecutive year

October 2018 – Kinstellar is honoured to be included in the 2018 edition of the GIR 100 — an annual guide to the world’s leading law firms for corporate investigations. This is the second consecutive year that Kinstellar is ranked among the top-100...

Kinstellar Partner Roman Oleksik speaks at a conference on GDPR in Bratislava organised by renowned publishing house C. H. Beck

October 2018 – Roman Oleksik, Partner in Kinstellar’s Bratislava office, spoke at a conference on the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) organised by C. H. Beck, a renowned German publishing house of professional journals and books....

Fourth anti-money laundering directive in Slovakia: New rules on disclosure of ultimate beneficial owners

May 2018 – The 4th AML Directive (EU Directive 2015/849) has recently been transposed to the Slovak Act on Money Laundering (the “AML Act”). Most of the changes brought by the amended AML Act introduce new obligations for “obliged persons” –...

New Law in Serbia on the Organisation and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities in the Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption takes effect

March 2018 – The long-awaited implementation of the Law on the Organisation and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities on the Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption (the “Law”) came into effect on 1 March 2018. The Law was adopted...

Cybercrime: The road begins in Hungary

December 2017 – Each year hundreds of billions of dollars are lost by companies due to cybercrimes committed by criminals. These attacks vary from sophisticated hacking to primitive fraud attempts.
However, with the right preparation and countermeasures...

UK and Czech Republic: anti-bribery laws compared

November 2017 – The UK Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011, creating for businesses operating in the UK the most stringent and far reaching anti-bribery legal regime in the world. In particular, it imposed strict criminal liability on corporates...