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Life sciences & healthcare: Update on government measures in Kinstellar jurisdictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

1 July 2020 – The following is an overview of current government measures concerning the life sciences and healthcare sectors in the jurisdictions of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine. Please...

Life Sciences & Healthcare: Outlook and Opportunities

28 May 2020 – As companies continue to face the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business, our experts keep you up to date and provide practical insights on the key developments related to your sector.

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...

Slovakia: Updated summary of current COVID-19 extraordinary measures

9 April 2020 – It may be challenging for non-Slovak speakers to understand the recent stream of extraordinary measures imposed by the Slovak government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly if you are required to manage your businesses...

Czech Republic: Employment support program ANTIVIRUS

3 April 2020 – On 1 April 2020, the Government of the Czech Republic approved, via Resolution No. 353, a targeted employment support program called “Antivirus”. The aim of the Antivirus Program is to help businesses protect jobs by providing employers...

Czech Republic: Act on the mitigation of the impact of an epidemic

2 April 2020 – The Ministry of Justice, in response to the economic impact of the current crisis resulting from the government measures related to the COVID-19 epidemic, has prepared an act on certain measures to mitigate the effects of the SARS CoV-2...

Romania: Senate adopts draft law capping prices on essential food products and medicines

1 April 2020 – Aiming to alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian Senate has approved on 31 March 2020 a draft law introducing a temporary price ceiling for certain essential products (“the Draft Law”).

Czech Republic: COVID-19 Legal Analysis: Employment – Data Protection – Contracts – Damages

30 March 2020 – The COVID-19 virus continues to spread around the globe, and the rate of infection in the Czech Republic is also increasing dramatically. Understandably, the main goal for everyone at present is to remain safe and healthy. But at the...

Slovakia: Overview of current extraordinary measures related to COVID-19

18 March 2020 – It may be challenging for non-Slovak speakers to understand what the “state of emergency” declared by the Slovak government means, in particular if you are still required to manage your business and/or employees in Slovakia, while...

Slovakia: COVID-19 - Key recommendations for employers

13 March 2020 – This article has been prepared by Kinstellar’s team in Bratislava based on frequently asked client questions and contains key legal recommendations for employers in Slovakia regarding the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.