Infrastructure

Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest: Ukraine. June 2019 in Review

July 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, June in Review
ELECTRICITY: New energy market in Ukraine is launched as scheduled
The new energy market began operation on 1 July 2019, despite previous discussions...

Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar's regular look at the Uzbek market

July 2019 – Kinstellar's regular look at the Uzbek market.
Statutory minimum wage index and basic rated value instead of minimum wage
In accordance with the Presidential Decree No. UP-5723, from 1 October 2019 the minimum wage will be...

Kinstellar advises Liberty Steel on the acquisition of ArcelorMittal’s European assets

July 2019 – Kinstellar has advised UK steelmaker Liberty Steel on the Romanian and Czech law aspects of its EUR 740 million acquisition of ArcelorMittal’s European assets. The deal turns Liberty, part of London-based GFG Alliance, into one of the...

Kinstellar and Lexology host webinar on using competition law best practices to identify compliance risks in GDPR audits

July 2019 – On 25 June 2019, Kinstellar and Lexology co-hosted a webinar on the use of competition law best practices to identify compliance risks in GDPR audits.
One year has passed since the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection...

Czech Republic intends to launch 5G spectrum auction in autumn 2019

July 2019 – On 26 June 2019, the Czech Telecommunication Office (CTO) published the proposed terms for the planned auction of 5G frequencies and invited stakeholders to participate in a public consultation. The terms of the auction are now subject...

Non-profit Organisations in Slovakia must report details of their statutory bodies

June 2019 – In accordance with Act No. 346/2018 on the Register of Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organisations (the “Act”), a new public register of non-governmental non-profit organisations has been established in Slovakia. As outlined below, the...

Strategic partnership as a model of privatisation under Serbia’s Privatisation Law

June 2019 – With approximately 20 companies in Serbia set for privatisation in the second half of 2019, now is a good time to review the current provisions of Serbia’s Privatisation Law (“Privatisation Law”). The current wording of the law, which...

Enhancing whistleblower protection: Will the whistle blow louder?

June 2019 – The new Slovak Act on Whistleblowing that took effect 1 March 2019 has introduced some notable changes to the obligations that employers faced under the previous Act on Whistleblowing valid until 28 February 2019.
Below we provide...

Kinstellar advises Slovak company EcoCocon on asset deal with Lithuanian UAB EcoCocon

June 2019 – Kinstellar has recently advised the newly established Slovak company EcoCocon and its founder on the acquisition of a portfolio of assets with the Lithuanian company UAB EcoCocon. Details of the deal are not disclosed. Kinstellar’s legal...

Kinstellar hosts Winter Package conference in Prague

June 2019 – The Czech energy sector community came together on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 to discuss some of the main pros and cons of recently adopted “EU Winter Package” energy legislation, including its impact on the energy market.
The conference...