October 2018 – Kinstellar is honoured to be included in the 2018 edition of the GIR 100 — an annual guide to the world’s leading law firms for corporate investigations. This is the second consecutive year that Kinstellar is ranked among the top-100 firms worldwide capable of handling sophisticated cross-border government-led and internal investigations, and we are proud to be the only independent, CEE-based law firm acknowledged as a leader in the field by this internationally recognised high-profile publication.
Published by Global Investigations Review and independently compiled and written by GIR editorial staff, the GIR 100 is the only publication to provide extensive qualitative analysis of the world’s international investigations marketplace.
Kinstellar launched its Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations (CRSI) practice, including White Collar Crime, with a small team and big goals. We have since built the leading Corporate Investigations practice in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in ten countries, a solid client base, and a dedicated team of over 40 skilled legal experts.
Kinstellar’s CRSI practice specialises in cross-border investigations and helps companies develop compliance and risk management programmes designed for Central and Eastern European jurisdictions. No other law firm in our markets can match our expertise, coverage and integration. We know the region’s laws, culture and enforcement trends inside-out, and we are proficient at dealing with the relevant authorities.
Clients of our CRSI practice include multinationals under investigation in jurisdictions covered by Kinstellar’s offices. We are increasingly assisting the local subsidiaries of foreign companies that are subject to investigations by foreign authorities, particularly under the US Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, the UK Anti-Bribery Act, and similar laws with cross-border implications. We also advise and assist the local subsidiaries of international companies concerned with the rising level of enforcement across CEE, including exposure to potential director liability and corporate criminal liability in certain jurisdictions.