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Turkish Competition Authority designates its strategy unit for digital markets

11 May 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (‘TCA’) has recently empowered its already existing Strategy Development Department for digital markets.

Romania: Insolvency in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

8 May 2020 – During the current state of emergency, the Romanian government has adopted a series of measures aimed at reducing the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business environment in Romania, such as supporting the payment of technical...

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

7 May 2020 – In April, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) continued to issue decisions, receive online filings and submissions, and initiate preliminary investigations despite working from home. It can be said that it is nearly business as...

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

6 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...

Czech Republic: “COVID-Rent” programme

6 May 2020 – We would like to draw your attention to a “COVID-Rent” programme currently being drafted by the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade (the “Programme”). Along with the existing Act no. 210/2020 Coll., which prohibits landlords from...

Czech Republic: Compensation for damage incurred in relation to the restrictions implemented by the Ministry of Health

29 April 2020 – On 23 April 2020, the Municipal Court in Prague (in Czech: Městský soud v Praze) issued a crucial ruling, annulling, with effect from 27 April 2020, four measures implemented by the Czech Ministry of Health. The measures, issued in...

Serbia: State guarantee schemes further strengthen package of economic measures to mitigate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

27 April 2020 – As part of on-going efforts to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Serbia, the Serbian government has recently adopted a decree (the “Decree”)[1] establishing state guarantees for qualifying commercial bank loans.

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

24 April 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...

Kinstellar Podcast Series: The M&A and private equity challenges and opportunities in the CEE region in the context of COVID-19

24 April 2020 – Welcome to another Kinstellar podcast on the M&A and private equity challenges and opportunities in the CEE region in the context of COVID-19. Today, Razvan Popa, Partner and co-head of Kinstellar’s firm-wide Private Equity practice...

Kinstellar Podcast Series: Force Majeure in international sales contracts

22 April 2020 – Welcome to a new Kinstellar podcast! Today’s episode features a discussion on force majeure clauses in international business contracts within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic between Edmund Emre Özer (Partner) and Bulut Girgin...