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Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law – August 2020

September 2020 – Turkish merger control activities in August continued the momentum gained in previous months. Merger control activity was higher compared to August 2019. As we have previously announced the oral hearings for the on-going investigations...

Screening of foreign investments into the Czech Republic

September 2020 – Following the adoption of Regulation (EU) 2019/452of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 on establishing a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union (the “Regulation”), the...

Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria until 2030

August 2020 – On 19 August 19 2020, the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications released a new draft strategy entitled Concept for the Development of Artificial Intelligence in Bulgaria until 2030. It aims to define...

Two-minute recap of recent developments in Turkish competition law - July 2020

August 2020 – In July it appears that Turkish merger control activities left the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic behind. Based on the M&A decisions table, the number of M&A decisions shows a significant increase compared to the previous three...

Asset Yield: The podcast series of Kinstellar Asset Solutions

12 August 2020 – Welcome to Asset Yield, the podcast series of Kinstellar C/SEE Asset Solutions, where we interview principal investors, originators, advisors, and funders in the world of non-performing and non-core assets of all classes, bringing you...

Ukraine introduces long-awaited changes to incentives for renewable energy

August 2020 – On 1 August 2020, pivotal amendments to Ukraine's renewable energy regulation have come into force (the RES Law). The RES Law implements the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 10 June 2020 between Ukraine's government and the renewable...

Second package of COVID 19 related state aid measures adopted by the Serbian Government

3 August 2020 – On its session held on 30 July 2020, the Serbian Government adopted the Conclusion no. 05 401-6052 / 2020 (the ''Conclusion'' or ''Second Package”), which extends the application of the first package of direct and fiscal benefits to...

Recent developments in Kazakhstan on the suspension of the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings

3 August 2020 – This note discusses recent developments in Kazakhstan on the suspension of the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings. The proposed suspension was introduced to help businesses overcome the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 outbreak...

Turkey: What is in the Bill on Social Networks?

July 2020 – On 29 July 2020, important amendments were made by the Turkish parliament to the “Law on the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (“Law No. 5651”). Law No. 5651 is...

Serbia: Additional mandatory moratorium on repayment obligations to banks and lessors

29 July 2020 - In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) adopted on 27 July 2020 two decisions aimed at protecting Serbia's financial system: the Decision on Temporary Measures for Banks for the Mitigation of Effects...