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Cannabis for Medical Use: CEE Regulatory Update

June 2019 – A growing number of countries around the world are gradually legalising the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
It can be said that governments are now generally taking a more liberal approach to this product, which could significantly...

Five Questions about Artificial Intelligence: Ethical, Legal and Business Dimensions

June 2019 – Dessislava Fessenko, heading the Technology practice in our Kinstellar Sofia office, speaks exclusively for Colliers International on the incorporation of AI in contemporary businesses and its interaction with society on ethical, legal and...

Welcome to Asset Yield, June 2019 Issue

June 2019 – Asset Yield is the publication of Asset Solutions, a recently launched multi-discipline and multi-jurisdiction practice sector of Kinstellar, focused on non-performing and non-core assets of all classes. Click here to read.
For further...

Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, May 2019 in Review

June 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, May 2019 in Review
ELECTRICITY: Ukraine set to postpone launch of new energy market by three months
On 29 May 2019, members of parliament registered Bill No. 10343...

The concept of “Financer” is giving a boost to Serbia’s thriving construction industry

June 2019 – Recent amendments to Serbia’s Planning and Construction Law
The current Serbian Planning and Construction Law (“Planning and Construction Law”) came into force in November 2009. Since that time it has been amended a number of...

Payment card acceptance in Hungary

May 2019 – The Hungarian Competition Authority ("HCA") has published its draft sector inquiry report on payment card acceptance in Hungary.
The payment industry, in particular interchange fees, has long been the subject of significant scrutiny...

Kinstellar’s Sofia office contributes the Bulgaria chapter to Kluwer’s Corporate M&A guide

May 2019 – Kinstellar’s Sofia office has once again contributed the Bulgaria chapter to the Kluwer Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers Guide.
The Guide is the largest and most detailed database of M&A know-how available anywhere in the...

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

May 2019 – Kinstellar's regular look at the Uzbek market
Adoption of the public-private partnership law
The law "On Public–Private Partnership" was adopted in May. The law defines the basic concepts, principles and authorities of state...

Council of the European Union has adopted the remaining legislative acts reforming the European electricity market as part of the EU Clean Energy Package – the Clean Energy Package is now complete

May 2019 – The European Commission had announced the Energy Union Framework Strategy in 2015, setting out the main objectives of the EU energy policy to be followed in the future.  As a fundamental pillar of the Energy Union Framework Strategy, in...

Slovak Data Protection Authority fines Faculty Hospital Nitra for providing medical records to expert witness

May 2019 – The Slovak Data Protection Authority (“Slovak DPA”) has fined Faculty Hospital Nitra EUR 2,000 for unlawfully processing sensitive personal data in breach of § 13 section 1 of Act. No 122/2013 Coll., On Personal Data Protection (“Data...