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EUR 50 million fine for GDPR in France. What about CEE?

January 2019 – On 21 January 2019, the French data protection authority — the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (“CNIL”) — issued a General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) fine of EUR 50 million against Google...

Kinstellar advises on the first Korean direct investment into real estate in the Czech Republic

January 2019 – Kinstellar has advised HELABA on the financing for the acquisition by Korea’s Shinhan Investment Corp. of the Florenc Office Center in Prague (commonly known as the KPMG HQ building), valued at more than EUR 48 million.
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Kinstellar advises Redside investiční společnost on the acquisition of Trenčín Industrial Park, in Slovakia

January 2019 – Kinstellar has recently advised the Czech fund management company REDSIDE on its EUR 90 million acquisition of Trenčín Industrial Park from AU Optronics—the largest industrial transaction in Slovakia in 2018. The deal marks REDSIDE’s...

Kinstellar advises JVC Kenwood on its acquisition of shares in Streamstar

January 2019 – Kinstellar has recently advised the Japanese multinational electronics company JVC Kenwood on its acquisition of shares in the Slovak technology company Streamstar.
Streamstar specialises in the development, manufacture and sales...

Kinstellar Energy Digest Ukraine, December 2018 in Review

January 2019 – Kinstellar Energy Digest Ukraine, December 2018 in Review
RENEWABLES: New rules may promote more environment-friendly solutions
In December 2018, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine “On Amending the Tax...

Kinstellar closes the largest insurance deal of 2018 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

January 2019 – Kinstellar has successfully advised the Dutch insurer NN Group on the completion of its acquisition of Aegon’s Czech life insurance business, as well as of its Slovak life and pension insurance businesses, for a combined total of EUR...

Amendment to Czech trademark legislation: additional responsibilities of trademark owners

January 2019 – On 1 January 2019 an amendment to Czech trademark legislation entered into effect. The amendment incorporates applicable EU regulations, and also introduces some country specifics. Below, we summarise the most important changes from a...

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 provides expert overview of aircraft financing in Kazakhstan

December 2018 – Kinstellar is proud to have contributed to the 2018 edition of the Pillsbury World Aircraft Repossession Index with information about Kazakhstan. Now in its third year, the Index provides expert analysis of the legal environment in 102...

Mandatory cyber security standards apply to operators of critical infrastructure, digital and public service providers in Bulgaria

December 2018 – Bulgaria-based operators of critical infrastructure, digital and public service providers must deploy state-of-the-art technology and processes in order to fend off cyber incidents and be able to immediately report unauthorised access...