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New obligations under the Slovak Cyber Security Act

November 2019 – The Slovak Cyber Security Act (Act No. 69/2018 Coll., the “Act”) defines the minimum requirements to ensure cyber security in Slovakia. The Act applies to operators of essential services, i.e., to entities in key sectors, including...

Ukraine allows private sector involvement in space activities

November 2019 – Ukraine’s space industry has entered a new era. On 25 October 2019 the President signed the recently approved Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities”. The main purpose...

New Ukrainian Bankruptcy Code. The finance and debt restructuring perspective

November 2019 – On 21 October 2019, the Code on Bankruptcy Procedures adopted by Ukraine’s parliament on 18 October 2018 (“the Code”) came into effect. The Code replaces the Act of Ukraine on Renewal of Debtor’s Solvency or Declaring It Bankrupt...

Under the microscope: How the Turkish Competition Authority finds out about unnotified transactions

October 2019 – Similar to many other European jurisdictions, the Turkish merger control regime requires that mergers and acquisitions that exceed certain jurisdictional thresholds are notified. Failure to notify a notifiable transaction may not only...

The Industrial, Digital and Competition Agendas of the New European Commission: What is in Store for Central and Eastern European Businesses

October 2019 – The countdown to the election of the new European Commission has begun. The College of Commissioners—each with their own agenda, approach and vision—is expected to make Europe “more like herself”, “greener”, “fit for the...

User consent for storing and accessing cookies in light of the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union

October 2019 – On 1 October 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down a preliminary ruling in a case that made its way from the Federal Court of Justice in Germany (FCJ) regarding the validity of user consent systems for cookie...

Draft laws regulating private detective activities introduced in Ukraine

October 2019 – Two draft laws to regulate private detective activities in Ukraine have recently been introduced in the Ukrainian parliament. The first is Draft Law on private detective (search) activities No. 1228 dated 2 September 2019 ("Draft Law...

Ukraine announces concession tenders for the Kherson and Olvia seaports

September 2019 – Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure has announced pilot tenders for the Kherson and Olvia seaports on the Black Sea. The first tender notification was published in the Uriadovyi Kurier newspaper on 12 September 2019 and opens the...

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

September 2019 – Kinstellar's regular look at the Uzbek market.
New Law on Tourism
On 18 July 2019, the President of Uzbekistan signed a new Law on Tourism. The previous law dates from 1999 and has 22 articles. The new Law contains 45...

Aviation Sector Update, Ukraine

September 2019 – During the summer 2019 the Cabinet of Ministers and State Aviation Service (SAS) of Ukraine adopted several important bylaws further harmonising Ukrainian legislation with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards and...