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Five Questions about Artificial Intelligence: Ethical, Legal and Business Dimensions

June 2019 – Dessislava Fessenko, heading the Technology practice in our Kinstellar Sofia office, speaks exclusively for Colliers International on the incorporation of AI in contemporary businesses and its interaction with society on ethical, legal and...

Welcome to Asset Yield, June 2019 Issue

June 2019 – Asset Yield is the publication of Asset Solutions, a recently launched multi-discipline and multi-jurisdiction practice sector of Kinstellar, focused on non-performing and non-core assets of all classes. Click here to read.
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Council of the European Union has adopted the remaining legislative acts reforming the European electricity market as part of the EU Clean Energy Package – the Clean Energy Package is now complete

May 2019 – The European Commission had announced the Energy Union Framework Strategy in 2015, setting out the main objectives of the EU energy policy to be followed in the future.  As a fundamental pillar of the Energy Union Framework Strategy, in...

Welcome to the first issue of Asset Yield, the publication of Asset Solutions

April 2019 – Asset Yield is the publication of Asset Solutions, a recently launched multi-discipline and multi-jurisdiction practice sector of Kinstellar, focused on non-performing and non-core assets of all classes. Click here to read our first issue.

Geo-blocking beware: New EU rules greatly restrict the ability of businesses to use geo-blocking techniques as part of their online sales and marketing strategies

April 2019 – Geo-blocking is no longer a laissez-faire matter in the European Union. From December 2018, a new set of rules apply that limits the use of geo-blocking by online businesses operating in the EU. The Geo-blocking Regulation — as this...

Kinstellar contributes to the International Bar Association (IBA) report: “Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences: Towards Global Standards?”

January 2019 — Kinstellar is proud that experts from our Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations (CRSI) practice are contributors to the report “Structured Settlements for Corruption Offences: Towards Global Standards?” published by the Structured...

EUR 50 million fine for GDPR in France. What about CEE?

January 2019 – On 21 January 2019, the French data protection authority — the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (“CNIL”) — issued a General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) fine of EUR 50 million against Google...

GDPR, CPU, Intel, Spectre, Meltdown … and what else?

February 2018 – Although Spectre and Meltdown are security flaws discovered in CPUs manufactured by Intel, they also seem to be affecting CPUs manufactured by AMD as well as ARM-based chips in mobile devices (Qualcomm and Samsung). Even Apple recently...

EU General Data Protection Regulation – new rules as of 25 May 2018

November 2017 – References to the European General Data Protection Regulation (the „GDPR”) are currently widespread. In this article, we provide a short and handy guide on the key takeaways of the GDPR, the new-coming EU-wide data protection framework...

Landmark decision in Intel’s abuse of dominant position case

October 2017 – The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has set aside the General Court’s judgment upholding the European Commission’s EUR 1.06 billion fine in Intel’s abuse of dominant position case.
1. Why is the decision important?