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Slovakia: Subsidy for shortened work paid by the state

June 2021 – On 4 May 2021 the Slovak parliament adopted Act No. 215/2021 on compensation for shortened work, widely known as Kurzarbeit (the “Act”). The Act aims to ensure that the state will partially compensate employer costs for employee wage...

Kazakhstan’s parliament considering amendments to the law on the protection of personal data

May 2021 – Kazakhstan’s parliament is currently considering changes to the law on the protection of personal data. This note discusses the most notable amendments introduced in the draft law and their possible consequences for businesses operating...

Court hearings in Slovakia during the pandemic and after

May 2021 – The Covid-19 pandemic has created uncertainty in many areas, and this includes the schedule of court hearings. During the first wave of the pandemic, Slovak courts in most of the cases cancelled scheduled hearings or suspended them to a later...

Digitalisation and increased flexibility on Romania’s labour market

May 2021 – It is a well-known fact that the Romanian labour legal framework is seen as rather rigid, implying often procedures deemed as formalistic and slightly cumbersome.

Current telemedicine trends in CEE and Turkey

May 2021 – Telemedicine has been one of the fastest growing areas within the healthcare sector during the current coronavirus pandemic. But even in 2018, well before the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission predicted in its Market study on telemedicine...

Law resuming large-scale privatisation in Ukraine signed by the President

April 2021 – On 29 April 2021, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine “On Amendment to Section V ‘Final and Transitional Provisions’ of the Law of Ukraine on the Privatisation of State and Municipal Property for the resumption of auctions...

Romanian 2020 - 2021 Tech M&A Considerations

April 2021 – The acceleration of the digital economy will prompt companies to change their strategies and fuel M&A opportunities in the technology sector. Our team in Romania has assisted clients on a number of tech transactions and has summarised...

Liberalisation of regulations on the use of cannabis-based medical products in Ukraine

April 2021 – Ukraine has taken a step towards liberalising regulations on the use of cannabis-based medicines. In particular, the Cabinet of Ministers has legalized:

News on Kurzarbeit in Romania

April 2021 – New amendments in Romania to the Government Emergency Ordinance No. 132/2020 regulating support measures for employees and employers due to Covid-19 (“GEO no. 132/2020”) will enter into force on 8 April 2021.

Peter Kováč contributes to a publication entitled "Urgent Medical Care – Prehospital and Hospital – for Adults and Children"

March 2021 – Peter Kováč, Of Counsel in Kinstellar's Bratislava office, has contributed to a publication entitled "Urgent Medical Care – Prehospital and Hospital – for Adults and Children". The team of authors was led by Viliam Dobiáš, President...