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Overview of the recent important changes in Czech legislation

September 2018 – We have prepared a brief overview of important changes in Czech legislation and the most significant high court judicial decisions issued over the past few months that might affect your operations in the Czech Republic or that may be...

Ukraine: New guidelines on state aid in relation to international financial institutions

September 2018 – The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine published new guidelines on state aid dated 6 September 2018 that clarify the AMC's approach to financing provided by international financial institutions and to state and municipal guarantees securing...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. August 2018 in Review

September 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine
GAS STORAGE: Ukraine revises tariffs for natural gas storage
On 1 August 2018, new tariffs came into effect for the underground storage of natural gas in Ukraine. Ukraine’s National...

Legal regime in Romania for the granting of cumulative weekly rest days to employees

August 2018 – Many companies have business reasons to conduct certain work activities for an uninterrupted period exceeding five days.
In Romania, the rules for implementing an uninterrupted work period of more than five days are set out under...

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...

Kazakhstan introduces new “Squeeze-Out” mechanism for major shareholders

August 2018 – On 2 July 2018, Kazakhstan adopted the Law No. 166-VI "On amendments and changes to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Insurance and Insurance Activities, the Securities Market" (the “Law”). The Law entered into...

White Paper: Harassment and insubordination at the workplace in Romania

August 2018 – An organisation should be able to make clear what is permitted as strong management and what is considered as misuse of power and harassment, just as it should be able to explain when employees in subordinate positions can express their...

White Paper: “Dawn raids” and the labour inspection authority in Romania

August 2018 – This Kinstellar White Paper has been prepared by our experts to give insight into the main powers assigned by Romanian law (Law 108/1999 and GD 488/2017) to the Labour Inspection Authority during “dawn raids“.
Why and when is...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. July 2018 in Review

August 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine
OIL AND GAS: Ukraine supports new roadmap for the sale of hydrocarbon licences by auction
On 26 July 2018, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers approved a roadmap to hold international auctions...

New requirements aiming at protecting trade secrets in Romania

August 2018 – Romanian lawmakers are preparing new legislation designed to strengthen the protection of trade secrets. The draft Trade Secrets Law (“the Draft Law”) is currently under public consultation and once approved it will implement EU Directive...