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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...

Kinstellar’s Sofia office contributes the Bulgaria chapter to Kluwer’s Corporate M&A guide

May 2019 – Kinstellar’s Sofia office has once again contributed the Bulgaria chapter to the Kluwer Corporate Acquisitions and Mergers Guide.
The Guide is the largest and most detailed database of M&A know-how available anywhere in the...

Annual Company Lawyers Summit 2019: Navigating Change in a Dynamic Business and Legal Environment - 16 May 2019, Hilton Sofia Hotel

May 2019 – Kinstellar, a leading international law firm operating in ten jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia, is pleased to invite you to the second edition of our exclusive annual event dedicated to general counsels, heads...

Bulgaria prepares to join the EU’s Single Resolution Mechanism for credit institutions and investment funds

April 2019 – On 10 April 2019, a bill for amendment of Bulgaria’s Recovery and Resolution of Credit Institutions and Investment Firms Act (the “Bill”) was passed on first reading by the Parliament. The purpose of the Bill is to align Bulgarian...

Bulgaria introduces mandatory quotas for hiring permanently disabled persons

April 2019 – On 2 April 2019, the rules for the implementation of Bulgaria’s new Persons with Disabilities Act (the “Act”) entered into force. The rules detail the obligation of employers in Bulgaria with more than 50 employees to hire a minimum...

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 announces two Partner appointments

April 2019 – Kinstellar, Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm, is delighted to announce the promotions to Partner of Antonia Mavrova in Sofia and Tomáš Čihula in Prague.
Antonia Mavrova, Sofia
Antonia has...

Kinstellar Sofia hosts the Annual Company Lawyers Summit 2019: Navigating Change in a Dynamic Business and Legal Environment

March 2019 – We are pleased to announce the second edition of our exclusive annual event dedicated to general counsel, heads of legal departments and senior in-house lawyers in Bulgaria. The event will provide insights into some of the hot legal topics...

Bulgaria introduces a range of derogations from the EU General Data Protection Regulation

March 2019 – Bulgaria has introduced a set of specific requirements relating to the processing of personal data in addition to the requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). Such specific requirements (commonly known...