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Kostiantyn Likarchuk instructed as expert on Ukrainian law by a successful defendant in a multi-billion-dollar UK dispute

July 2020 – Kostiantyn Likarchuk, Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s Kyiv office and firm-wide Head of Dispute Resolution, was recently instructed as an expert on Ukrainian law by a successful defendant in a multi-billion-dollar dispute in the English...

EU-wide collective redress rules draw near adoption: potential impact in Bulgaria and for EU cross-border business

July 2020 – On 22 June 2020 the European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached an agreement on the ‘Representative Actions Directive’, which proposes the first EU-wide rules on collective redress. The directive requires each Member State...

Hungary: Important changes to court procedures

1 April 2020 - Important changes regarding court procedures in Hungary entered into force as of 1 April.

Romania: Suspension of court activity and statutes of limitation

17 March 2020 – In light of the COVID-19 virus’ spread in Romania, the President of Romania issued Decree no. 195/2020 declaring a state of emergency in Romania (hereinafter referred to as the "Decree"). The Decree entered into force and generates...

Kinstellar’s Kyiv team successfully represents client in high-value ICC arbitration

October 2019 – Kinstellar has successfully represented a former shareholder of one of Ukraine’s largest agribusiness groups in a London-seated arbitration conducted under the ICC Arbitration Rules. The claims against the client, totalling USD 40 million...

User consent for storing and accessing cookies in light of the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union

October 2019 – On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a preliminary ruling in a case that made its way from the Federal Court of Justice in Germany (FCJ) regarding the validity of user consent systems for cookie...

Highly regarded Hungarian lawyer Mónika Nacsa joins Kinstellar’s Competition and Dispute Resolution practices in Budapest

October 2019 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce that Mónika Nacsa, a highly regarded Hungarian lawyer, joined Kinstellar on 1 October 2019 as a member of the firm’s Competition and Dispute Resolution practices in Budapest.

Right of first refusal clauses are now recognised by Bulgarian courts

August 2019 – The Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation (“Supreme Court”) has recently issued a decision (No.19, dated 8 August 2019, under commercial case No.2511/2017) that recognises for the first time the concept of right of first refusal (“ROFR”)...

Slovak Data Protection Authority fines Faculty Hospital Nitra for providing medical records to expert witness

May 2019 – The Slovak Data Protection Authority (“Slovak DPA”) has fined Faculty Hospital Nitra EUR 2,000 for unlawfully processing sensitive personal data in breach of § 13 section 1 of Act. No 122/2013 Coll., On Personal Data Protection (“Data...

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...