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

January 2020 – Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market.
Law “On Investments and Investments Activities”
On December 11th the President Mirziyoyev signed the law “On Investments and Investment Activities” (the “Law”)....

Turkish Competition Authority publishes 2019 Merger Control Overview

January 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) has published its Report on the Review of Mergers and Acquisitions for 2019 (“Report”). The Report provides general information on M&A transactions in Turkey in 2019, as well as brief...

Personal data breach notifications can now be made online

January 2020 –  Pursuant to Article 12 of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698, “In case the processed data is collected by third parties through unlawful methods, the data controller shall notify the data subject and the Board within...

Staff leasing regulated for the first time in Serbia

December 2019 – After more than 15 years since staff leasing was introduced in practice in Serbia, the Serbian parliament finally adopted the first law regulating this type of hiring – the Staff Leasing Law (the “Law”).
The implementation...

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

December 2019 – Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market
LAW “ON PAYMENTS AND PAYMENT SYSTEMS”
On November 1st the President Mirziyoyev signed the law “On Payments and Payments Systems” (the “Law”). ...

5G Spectrum Auctions in Kinstellar Jurisdictions

December 2019 – The 5G rollout is a hot topic throughout Europe, with the anticipated deployment due shortly, and availability in the EU expected from 2020. The 5G infrastructure will open up a wide range of new possibilities in a variety of sectors...

The ‘Good Old’ Internal Market Order: The Industrial and Economic Agenda of the von der Leyen Commission and what Businesses in Central and Eastern Europe can Expect

December 2019 – The new European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 2 December. Among the challenges it faces is the daunting task of restoring Europe’s competitiveness and economic prowess by completing the full integration of...

New obligations under the Slovak Cyber Security Act

November 2019 – The Slovak Cyber Security Act (Act No. 69/2018 Coll., the “Act”) defines the minimum requirements to ensure cyber security in Slovakia. The Act applies to operators of essential services, i.e., to entities in key sectors, including...

Ukraine allows private sector involvement in space activities

November 2019 – Ukraine’s space industry has entered a new era. On 25 October 2019 the President signed the recently approved Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities”. The main purpose...

New Ukrainian Bankruptcy Code. The finance and debt restructuring perspective

November 2019 – On 21 October 2019, the Code on Bankruptcy Procedures adopted by Ukraine’s parliament on 18 October 2018 (“the Code”) came into effect. The Code replaces the Act of Ukraine on Renewal of Debtor’s Solvency or Declaring It Bankrupt...