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Kinstellar advises Infosys on the EUR 30 million acquisition of GuideVision

September 2020 – Kinstellar has successfully advised Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services, on the Czech and Hungarian aspects of the acquisition of GuideVision, a leading ServiceNow Elite partner in Europe. Other international...

Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria until 2030

August 2020 – On 19 August 19 2020, the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications released a new draft strategy entitled Concept for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria until 2030. It aims to define...

Turkey: What is in the Bill on Social Networks?

July 2020 – On 29 July 2020, important amendments were made by the Turkish parliament to the “Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (“Law No. 5651”). Law No. 5651 is...

EU-US Privacy Shield invalidated; SCCs upheld with extended obligations of ex ante assessment

July 2020 – On 16 July, the CJEU delivered its landmark ruling in the Schrems II case (Case C‑311/18) concerning data transfers into third countries pursuant to Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) and the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Kinstellar advises Silversmith Capital Partners on the Bulgarian law aspects of the strategic acquisition of award-winning Botron Software

June 2020 – Kinstellar has successfully advised Silversmith Capital Partners, a Boston-based growth equity firm, on Appfire’s acquisition of Botron Software, a Bulgaria-based provider of tools that enable enterprise-level change and configuration...

Anton Petrov joins Kinstellar in Sofia as head of the local TMT practice

June 2020 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce the appointment of Anton Petrov as Of Counsel and head of the firm’s TMT practice in Bulgaria. Anton bolsters the firm’s expert-driven services to support clients with their legal, regulatory and technology-related...

Slovak company Sygic develops COVID-19 contact-tracing app: Interview with Michal Štencl, Executive Chairman & Founder

June 2020 –  A short interview with Kinstellar client Michal Štencl—Executive Chairman & Founder of Sygic and leader of a team of volunteers developing mobile apps for the Slovak government in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. In April...

Kinstellar advises ČSOB on the launch of we.trade, a blockchain based trade finance platform

May 2020 – Kinstellar has successfully advised ČSOB in connection with its launch of we.trade in the Czech Republic.

Turkish Competition Authority designates its strategy unit for digital markets

11 May 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (‘TCA’) has recently empowered its already existing Strategy Development Department for digital markets.

Czech Republic: The National Cyber and Information Security Authority issued a warning of imminent and serious cyber-attacks on information and communication systems

16 April 2020 – On 16 April 2020, the National Cyber and Information Security Authority issued a warning of imminent and serious cyber-attacks on information and communication systems in the Czech Republic, particularly on healthcare systems.