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Bulgaria introduces a range of derogations from the EU General Data Protection Regulation

March 2019 – Bulgaria has introduced a set of specific requirements relating to the processing of personal data in addition to the requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Such specific requirements (commonly known...

Two proposed amendments to Bulgaria’s Bank Insolvency Act have been introduced to harmonise local law with EU rules and to further refine the legislation

March 2019 – On 22 February 2019 and 26 February 2019 two bills were introduced in the Bulgarian parliament to amend the existing Bank Insolvency Act (“Bills”).
The purpose of the first of the Bills is to introduce the provisions of Directive...

Prague lawyers Zdeněk Kučera and Petr Měšťánek speak at blockchain conference

March 2019 – Zdeněk Kučera, the head of the TMT and litigation practices in our Prague office, and the firm’s regional head of Know-How, Petr Měšťánek, have shared their knowledge of distributed ledger technology at a conference on blockchain...

Kinstellar advises on another large hotel transaction in the Czech Republic

March 2019 – Kinstellar has successfully advised Mornington Capital on the sale of The Don Giovanni Hotel in Prague to Wenaasgruppen, a Norwegian family-owned fund. The price has not been disclosed, however it is the second largest transaction in the...

Kinstellar advises Veolia Energie International on the acquisition of a combined-cycle natural gas-fired power plant from Slovintegra

February 2019 – Kinstellar has recently advised the Slovak branch of the French energy giant Veolia Energie International on the acquisition from the local investment group Slovintegra of Slovintegra Energy and of a group of related companies, including...

Kinstellar Counsel Andriy Nikiforov moderates a panel discussion on cross-border credit transactions under new FX regulations in Ukraine

February 2019 – On 18 February 2018, Andriy Nikiforov, Counsel in the Kyiv office and Chair of the Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), moderated a panel discussion organised by the UBA on the application...

Kinstellar advises international banking syndicate on the Republic of Uzbekistan’s debut Eurobond issue

February 2019 – Kinstellar has successfully advised an international banking syndicate comprised of JP Morgan, Citibank and Gazprombank in connection with a USD 1 billion Eurobond issue by the Republic of Uzbekistan—the country’s first-ever foray...

Full disclosure: New employer obligations in Slovakia

February 2019 – Recently approved amendments to the Slovak Labour Code and Employment Services Act impose new obligations on employers in Slovakia as of January 2019.
Among the newly introduced changes, employers can no longer bind their employees...

Major procedural safeguards introduced for competition law enforcement in Ukraine

February 2019 – On 6 February 2018, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law (the "Law") introducing and enhancing a number of instruments to make companies less susceptible to investigations by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the "AMC"). The most...

Kinstellar advises Huajie on the launch of the Business Park project in the Czech Republic

February 2019 – Kinstellar has successfully advised Europe Huajie Development s.r.o. on the launch of a Business Park project in the Czech centrepoint of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). This will be the third project carried out in the Czech Republic...