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A temporary stop to land transfers in Romania? The humble soil quality certificate

February 2021 – While market’s attention has been drawn to the new pre-emption rights and the like introduced by the government to curtail sales of agricultural land, a far more ominous legislative change occurred with little fanfare: Law 246/2020...

Public consultation on the conditions, rules and procedure for regulating and registering prices of medicinal products in Bulgaria

December 2020 – Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers has opened public consultations on proposed amendments to the Ordinance on the conditions, rules and procedure for regulating and registering the prices of medicinal products in Bulgaria.

Updated Overview of the 5G Auctions in Central and Eastern Europe

December 2020 – The introduction of 5G networks will bring significant changes to the telecommunications market. Not only will the technology open up a wide range of new possibilities in a variety of sectors (including manufacturing, health, energy...

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

November 2020 – In October, the Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) announced two important new regulations. One contains guidelines regarding on-site inspections and the examination of digital data. In a nutshell, the TCA has indicated that it...

Remote working in Bulgaria: A reminder of the main obligations of employers

October 2020 – Many companies are still directing employees to work from home due to the new COVID-19 economic and social reality. Some businesses are even reconsidering their office needs and plan to hire employees who are entirely home-based. While...

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...

EU-wide collective redress rules draw near adoption: potential impact in Bulgaria and for EU cross-border business

July 2020 – On 22 June 2020 the European Parliament and the Council of the EU reached an agreement on the ‘Representative Actions Directive’, which proposes the first EU-wide rules on collective redress. The directive requires each Member State...

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: 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...

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...