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Kazakhstan: Brief note on various Governmental actions regarding COVID-19 situation

April 2020 – This brief note relates to various governmental actions to support businesses in Kazakhstan due to Covid-19 situation. Our note is intended to be a helpful guide – it is not comprehensive and does not constitute legal advice.

Serbian government introduces state guarantee scheme to bolster market liquidity

9 April 2020 – Following a wave of similar legislation recently adopted in the US and in EU countries, the Serbian government has introduced a state guarantee scheme to support market liquidity, which is expected to deteriorate due to the state of emergency...

Slovakia: Updated summary of current COVID-19 extraordinary measures

9 April 2020 – It may be challenging for non-Slovak speakers to understand the recent stream of extraordinary measures imposed by the Slovak government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly if you are required to manage your businesses...

Kinstellar Podcast Series: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on M&A activity

April 2020 – Welcome to Kinstellar’s podcast series exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on M&A activity in the CEE/SEE region. In this new series we will discuss the economic impact of the pandemic with representatives of leading corporates...

Czech Republic: Bill on certain loan repayment measures in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic

9 April 2020 – On 1 April 2020, the Government of the Czech Republic approved, as expected, a bill allowing all debtors under loan agreements or similar contracts to notify their creditors of their intention to make use of a so-called protective period...

Czech Republic: A First Aid Package for your business – What immediate measures to take?

9 April 2020 – Many companies are in a state of near-paralysis as a result of the current coronavirus pandemic. At such a time, it is important to stop and think about what can be done to mitigate and avert further business disruptions.

Czech Republic: Updated overview of the Government financial aid available in relation to the COVID 19 situation

9 April 2020 – Our COVID-19 Task Force has summarised, in the document attached, the financial aid available in the Czech Republic, in relation to the COVID 19 situation.

Romania: Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on day-to-day business operations

8 April 2020 – As a result of the coronavirus crisis and related restrictive measures, companies may face difficulties in relation to previously routine activities, such as, meetings of corporate bodies and day-to-day business representation. We offer...

Bulgaria: Invoicing during the COVID-19 outbreak

7 April 2020  – The COVID-19 outbreak and state of emergency announced in Bulgaria by the National Assembly on 13 March 2020 put most companies in a complex financial situation without warning. While the Bulgarian government has proposed several measures...

Slovakia: Summary of government measures adopted in response to COVID-19

7 April 2020 – COVID-19 outbreak has far-reaching impacts on the all aspects on our lives and businesses. During the first week of April 2020, Slovak government and parliament worked hard to adopt a first set of measures to help citizens and businesses...