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Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest: Ukraine. June 2019 in Review

July 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, June in Review
ELECTRICITY: New energy market in Ukraine is launched as scheduled
The new energy market began operation on 1 July 2019, despite previous discussions...

Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Kinstellar's regular look at the Uzbek market, June 2019

July 2019 – Kinstellar's regular look at the Uzbek market
Statutory minimum wage index and basic rated value instead of minimum wage
In accordance with the Presidential Decree No. UP-5723, from 1 October 2019 the minimum wage will be replaced...

Non-profit Organisations in Slovakia must report details of their statutory bodies

June 2019 – In accordance with Act No. 346/2018 on the Register of Non-Governmental Non-Profit Organisations (the “Act”), a new public register of non-governmental non-profit organisations has been established in Slovakia. As outlined below, the...

Strategic partnership as a model of privatisation under Serbia’s Privatisation Law

June 2019 – With approximately 20 companies in Serbia set for privatisation in the second half of 2019, now is a good time to review the current provisions of Serbia’s Privatisation Law (“Privatisation Law”). The current wording of the law, which...

Enhancing whistleblower protection: Will the whistle blow louder?

June 2019 – The new Slovak Act on Whistleblowing that took effect 1 March 2019 has introduced some notable changes to the obligations that employers faced under the previous Act on Whistleblowing valid until 28 February 2019.
Below we provide...

Consideration of the potential implications of amendments to Serbia’s Pledge Law

June 2019 – It has been just over a month since amendments to the main legislation in Serbia governing pledges entered into force (i.e., on 7 May 2019). In addition to changing the legislation’s name—from the “Law on Pledges on Movable Assets...

Cannabis for Medical Use: CEE Regulatory Update

June 2019 – A growing number of countries around the world are gradually legalising the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
It can be said that governments are now generally taking a more liberal approach to this product, which could significantly...

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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Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, May 2019 in Review

June 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, May 2019 in Review
ELECTRICITY: Ukraine set to postpone launch of new energy market by three months
On 29 May 2019, members of parliament registered Bill No. 10343...