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EU-US Privacy Shield invalidated; SCCs upheld with extended obligations of ex ante assessment

July 2020 – On 16 July, the CJEU delivered its landmark ruling in the Schrems II case (Case C‑311/18) concerning data transfers into third countries pursuant to Standard Contractual Clauses (“SCCs”) and the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Kinstellar announces new promotions to Partners and Counsel

May 2020 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce the following promotions to Partner of: Zsuzsa Csiki (Romania), Karla Rundtová (Czech Republic) and Iryna Nikolayevska (Ukraine) and to Counsel of: Levente Hegedűs (Hungary), Zdeněk Kučera (Czech Republic)...

Kinstellar – IT law firm of the year in the Czech Republic

November 2019 –  Kinstellar was named winner of the Information Technology Law category of this year’s prestigious Law Firm of the Year competition organised by, in the Czech Republic.

Crossing borders and sharing know-how: Martina Březinová, Counsel in Prague, on secondment at Kinstellar’s sister firm DFDL

October 2019 – Martina Březinová, Counsel at Kinstellar’s Prague office and part of the regional Banking & Finance team, recently completed a three-month secondment at Kinstellar’s sister firm DFDL’s Phnom Penh office in Cambodia where she...

Czech Republic intends to launch 5G spectrum auction in autumn 2019

July 2019 – On 26 June 2019, the Czech Telecommunication Office (CTO) published the proposed terms for the planned auction of 5G frequencies and invited stakeholders to participate in a public consultation. The terms of the auction are now subject...

Kinstellar hosts Winter Package conference in Prague

June 2019 – The Czech energy sector community came together on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 to discuss some of the main pros and cons of recently adopted “EU Winter Package” energy legislation, including its impact on the energy market.

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.

Prague lawyers Zdeněk Kučera and Petr Měšťánek speak at blockchain conference

March 2019 – Zdeněk Kučera, the head of the TMT and litigation practices in our Prague office, and the firm’s regional head of Know-How, Petr Měšťánek, have shared their knowledge of distributed ledger technology at a conference on blockchain...

Kinstellar picks up two CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year awards

June 2018 – Kinstellar has won the Deal of the Year award for Hungary and Serbia at the CEE Legal Matters awards ceremony, which was held in Prague on 6 June 2018. A two-tiered panel of leading lawyers from across the region selected winners for 17...

Kinstellar hosts seminar in Prague to discuss new technology trends in the banking sector

May 2018 – Representatives of leading Czech banks and fintech start-ups met together with Czech and UK legal experts to discuss the development of technology in the banking sector at a seminar organised by Kinstellar in Prague.