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Hungary ranks fourth on the list of European countries with the highest number of GDPR fines

November 2021 – According to a recent report by the cybersecurity company ESET, since the entry into force in May 2018 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Hungary’s data protection authority has imposed the fourth-highest number of...

Kinstellar advises X-Chem on the acquisition of ComInnex  

November 2021 – Kinstellar has successfully advised the US-based X-Chem on the acquisition of a 100% stake in ComInnex, a leading European provider of synthetic chemistry services and novel chemical technologies to support early-stage drug discovery. 

Kinstellar advises GIC on the acquisition of CETIN Group in CEE

October 2021 – Kinstellar has successfully advised GIC, a global investment company founded in 1981 in Singapore, on the acquisition of a 30% stake in CETIN Group. PPF continues to retain a 70% majority in the CETIN Group—a provider of telecommunications...

Kinstellar strengthens its Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigation service line in Hungary

October 2021 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that senior compliance expert Mária Dárdai has joined the firm’s Budapest office as Special Counsel. Her addition to the firm strengthens our expertise in the compliance area, particularly relating...

Summary regarding the introduction of the ultimate beneficial owners registry

July 2021 – After a long preparation, Hungary has introduced the ultimate beneficial owner’s registry (“UBO Registry”), in line with the 4th anti-money laundering directive of the EU, by Act XLIII of 2021 on the establishment and operation of...

Colliers, in cooperation with Kinstellar and Greenberg Traurig, publishes a report entitled 'The Private Rental Sector: Has it found a home in CEE?'

June 30 – The PRS market in the CEE region gathers pace and interest from investors but the majority of activity is currently centred around the Czech Republic and Poland. However, there is a larger number of PRS/BTR projects being announced in the...

Kinstellar advises SK innovation on its second land acquisition in Hungary, as part of the largest greenfield investment ever made in the country

May 2021 – Kinstellar Budapest has successfully advised SK innovation on the acquisition of land for its new automotive battery factory to be built in Iváncsa, Hungary.

Kinstellar partners Diana Dimova and Csilla Andrékó named among IFLR1000 Women Leaders in 2021

May 2021 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that Diana Dimova (Managing Partner, Sofia) and Csilla Andrékó (Partner, Budapest, and head of the firm-wide Banking & Finance team) have been recognised as being among the top female transactional...

Current telemedicine trends in CEE and Turkey

May 2021 – Telemedicine has been one of the fastest growing areas within the healthcare sector during the current coronavirus pandemic. But even in 2018, well before the COVID-19 outbreak, the European Commission predicted in its Market study on telemedicine...

Kinstellar advises the Creandum fund on its investment into fraud prevention startup SEON, Hungary’s largest series A rounds to date

March 2021 – Kinstellar’s Budapest office, together with Goodwin, has successfully advised the Creandum fund on its €10 million Series A round investment into SEON Technologies Ltd., a fraud-detection startup.