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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...

Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest: Ukraine. April 2019 in Review

May 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, April in Review
OIL & GAS: the PSA tender is announced for the new offshore block
On 12 April 2019, the Ukrainian government adopted a decision to hold a public...

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

May 2019 – Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market
Further improvement of mechanisms for attraction of foreign investments
In order to increase the efficiency of activities to attract foreign direct investment in the economy...

Loan syndication and EU Competition law: Overview of the European Commission’s final report

April 2019 – On 5 April 2019 the European Commission published a much-awaited report on loan syndication and its impact on competition in EU credit markets (the "Report"). This multidisciplinary research was undertaken for the Directorate-General for...

Bulgaria prepares to join the EU’s Single Resolution Mechanism for credit institutions and investment funds

April 2019 – On 10 April 2019, a bill for amendment of Bulgaria’s Recovery and Resolution of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms Act (the “Bill”) was passed on first reading by the Parliament. The purpose of the Bill is to align Bulgarian...

Welcome to the first issue of Asset Yield, the publication of Asset Solutions

April 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 our first issue.

Bulgaria introduces mandatory quotas for hiring permanently disabled persons

April 2019 – On 2 April 2019, the rules for the implementation of Bulgaria’s new Persons with Disabilities Act (the “Act”) entered into force. The rules detail the obligation of employers in Bulgaria with more than 50 employees to hire a minimum...

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

April 2019 – Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market
Creation of the public-private partnership development agency
In accordance with the Presidential Resolution No. PP-3980, a Public-Private Partnership Agency has been created...

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

April 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, March 2019 in Review
OIL & GAS: Third International Licencing Round to take place on 18 June 2019
On 18 March 2019, Ukraine’s State Service of Geology and Mineral...

Foundation trusts set for introduction in Hungary

April 2019 – The Hungarian Parliament passed the Act on Foundation Trusts on 5 March 2019. This legal concept has had a long and successful history in German-speaking countries. The main purpose of lawmakers in introducing this concept is to provide...