Technology, Media & Telecommunications

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...

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...

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...

When freedom of contract slips into an abuse of a stronger bargaining position. The Bulgarian Competition Authority fines A1, the Bulgarian subsidiary of Telekom Austria.

December 2018 – Last week, the Bulgarian competition authority fined A1, the Bulgarian subsidiary of Telekom Austria, a total of BGN 804,340 (approximately EUR 411,252) for abusing its bargaining power by imposing high sales targets on a local distribution...

New European Union regulation promotes free flow of non-personal data and more extensive data aggregation and storage in the cloud

November 2018 – A set of new EU-wide rules facilitating the cross-border free flow of non-personal data within the Union is expected to become effective at the end of 2018 or early 2019.
These rules are intended to remove within the next two...

Kinstellar Counsel Andriy Nikiforov speaks at a roundtable on cryptocurrencies organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association in Odessa

September 2018 – Andriy Nikiforov, Counsel and Head of Kinstellar’s Banking & Finance practice in Kyiv, spoke at a roundtable on cryptocurrencies organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) on 31 August 2018. The event took place in Odessa...

Online sale of medicinal products in Romania

August 2018 – The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law...

Kinstellar advises on the largest-ever UK technology IPO

July 2018 – Kinstellar has successfully advised the underwriters of the IPO of Avast Software, an industry-leading producer of security software. Valued at around GBP 2.8 billion, the listing of the Prague-based company represents the largest-ever technology...

Kinstellar provides legal advice in the field of security to European GNSS Agency (GSA)

June 2018 – Kinstellar has succeeded in a consortium with BHO Legal, a boutique firm focusing on satellite and aviation projects, in an international competitive tendering for legal services to the GSA in the area of security. The focus of Kinstellar...

Kinstellar advises Idera, Inc. on the acquisition of Froala Labs

June 2018 – Kinstellar has advised US-based Idera, Inc., the parent company of global B2B software productivity brands, on the acquisition of Froala Labs, a Romanian start-up that develops tools for web and mobile app programmers.
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