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Czech Republic: Securing parent company debt in light of a significant amendment to the Business Corporations Act

February 2021 – On 1 January 2021, a significant amendment to Act No. 90/2012, Coll., on Businesses and Cooperatives (the “Business Corporations Act”) entered into effect. Among other changes, the Act introduces a new Section 40 (5) prohibiting...

Czech 2020 Tech M&A Considerations

December 2020 – At Kinstellar Prague, we believe that the acceleration of the digital economy will force companies to change their strategies and fuel M&A opportunities in the technology sector. In 2020, we have already assisted clients with dozens...

Slovakia: Important changes to the Commercial Code

October 2020 – A major amendment to Slovak Act No. 513/1991 Coll. Commercial Code (the “Commercial Code”) and related legislation entered into force on 1 October 2020. Below we provide a summary of key changes that may affect many entities carrying...

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine "On privatisation of state and communal property" (the "Law"), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property...

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...

Company Law simplified in Romania

3 July 2020 – The Romanian parliament has amended Law no. 31/1990 on companies through the newly enacted Law no. 102/2020 (the “Law”), which amends and supplements previous legislation with the aim to simplify the incorporation of new companies...

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...

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...

Turkey: Key issues facing company directors in relation to COVID-19

13 April 2020 – Under the provisions of the Turkish Commercial Code, company directors are required to act diligently and prudently in the performance of their duties relating to company management. The duty of care imposed on company directors covers...

Romania: Electronic signature and the Romanian authorities

13 April 2020 – As part of its response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Romania, the Romanian government has taken additional measures to reduce in-person interaction with public authorities.