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Romania’s energy regulator ANRE enacts order introducing gas release programme

May 2020 – On 18 May 2020, Romania’s National Energy Regulatory Authority (“ANRE”) published in the Official Gazette the Order no. 79/2020, on the obligation to offer natural gas on centralised markets in Romania (the “Order”), which introduces...

Romania: New measures for activities carried out at workplaces, in open-space offices and at tourism accommodation facilities

19 May 2020 – As part of the efforts of the Romanian authorities to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, on 16 May new measures regulating the performance of activities at workplaces, in open-space offices and at tourism accommodation facilities...

Kinstellar Podcasts: How the Covid-19 crisis affects the aviation industry

19 May 2020 – Welcome to our new podcast and thank you for tuning in! This episode features a discussion between Oleksiy Burchevskyy, the head of the aviation sector at Kinstellar and aviation law specialists Isabelle Lelieur, Thierry Mazoyer, both...

Bulgaria: Back to the workplace – 10 things to consider to comply with occupational health & safety

18 May 2020 – The Bulgarian government is undertaking measures for the gradual release of the lockdown and related restrictive measures imposed during the state of emergency in Bulgaria. The aim is to restore the normal functioning of the economy to...

Regional: Overview of measures adopted by authorities in Kinstellar jurisdictions in response to the Covid-19 outbreak and which appear to be relevant from a real estate perspective

18 May 2020 – Even though the legal regulations in this matter continue to evolve rapidly, we would like to provide to you with a general overview of the approaches taken in jurisdictions where Kinstellar currently operates. Please click here for the...

Romania: Measures applicable during the state of alert

15 May 2020 – Due to favourable evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic in Romania, the authorities have replaced starting with today, 15 May 2020, the state of emergency with the state of alert for a period of 30 days. The competent authorities have taken...

Regional: Updated information about certain measures taken by governments in the Kinstellar jurisdictions in relation to the COVID-19 situation

15 May 2020 – Kinstellar has established a firm-wide COVID-19 Legal Task Force with dedicated legal experts from across our relevant sector focus teams and practice groups. Our Task Force will keep you up to date regarding the legal issues, including...

Romania: Government approves temporary rules designed to facilitate general meetings of shareholders and the meetings of other corporate bodies

15 May 2020 – In the context of the restrictions imposed by the authorities in Romania to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government has enacted Government Emergency Ordinance 62/2020 (“GEO 62/2020”), which regulates certain temporary measures...

Medical cannabis: Proposed new cultivation and export rules for the Czech Republic

15 May 2020 – On 11 May 2020, the Czech government approved a bill amending the Act on Addictive Substances (the “Bill”). The purpose of the Bill is to expand the possibilities for cultivating cannabis for medical use to a broader range of subjects...

Kazakhstan: Supreme Court’s explanation on the introduction of the state of emergency

14 May 2020 - On 6 May 2020, the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan (the “Supreme Court”) issued Explanation No. 1 on certain issues of judicial practice in connection with the introduction of the state of emergency.