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Kazakhstan: 'Transfer of Incorporation' under the AIFC acts - practical steps

February 2020 – This article discusses the successful redomiciliation of Kazakhstan Energy Reinsurance Company Ltd from the Islands of Bermuda to the Astana International Financial Centre and the main procedural steps required for the redomiciliation...

Three-minute recap: Recent developments in Turkish competition law, January 2020

February 2020 – The new year started quite busily on the competition front in Turkey. The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) concluded several investigations in January, including in the insurance and cargo sectors, and imposed administrative...

Bank ID introduced in the Czech Republic will utilise bank authentication tools to access public administration systems and other online services

February 2020 – Following their introduction in 2009, Data Boxes (in Czech: “datové schránky”) represented the Czech state’s only major foray into the world of e-government services. Another example are ID cards containing an electronic chip...

Czech government proposes a seven percent digital services tax

February 2020 – In an attempt to correct an imbalance in taxation caused by the rise of digital services, the Czech government has come up with a proposal for an indirect digital services tax, targeting Internet giants’ profits from user-based online...

Amended Kazakh bankruptcy law: Insolvency proceedings have been simplified

February 2020 – On 10 January 2020, new amendments to the “Law on Rehabilitation Procedure and Bankruptcy” dated 7 March 2014 No. 176-V (the “Old Law”) and related legal acts came into effect by the Law dated 27 December 2019 No. 290-VI (the...

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

January 2020 – Kinstellar’s regular look at the Uzbek market.
Law “On Investments and Investments Activities”
On December 11th the President Mirziyoyev signed the law “On Investments and Investment Activities” (the “Law”)....

Turkish Competition Authority publishes 2019 Merger Control Overview

January 2020 – The Turkish Competition Authority (“TCA”) has published its Report on the Review of Mergers and Acquisitions for 2019 (“Report”). The Report provides general information on M&A transactions in Turkey in 2019, as well as brief...

Personal data breach notifications can now be made online

January 2020 –  Pursuant to Article 12 of the Turkish Personal Data Protection Law No. 6698, “In case the processed data is collected by third parties through unlawful methods, the data controller shall notify the data subject and the Board within...