Romanian lawyer Zsuzsa Csiki, Ukrainian lawyer Iryna Nikolayevska, and Czech lawyer Karla Rundtova have been promoted to Partner at Kinstellar.
Zsuzsa Csiki has spent her entire career at Kinstellar (and legacy Linklaters, before Kinstellar was formed following Linklaters' from Bucharest in 2008). According to the firm, she has over 12 years of experience "advising Romanian and international companies on corporate mergers and acquisitions and other cross-border transactions/restructurings, including joint ventures and business transfers, covering various sectors such as financial services, banking, automotive, agriculture, forestry, retail, and technology, media and telecommunications." According to the firm, "her expertise also extends to capital markets transactions and financial regulatory matters, coordinating teams locally and cross-border."
Iryna Nikolayevska is Head of Corporate/M&A and CRSI in Kinstellar's Kyiv office. According to the firm, "her practice focuses on advising local and international clients in M&A, corporate, private equity, capital markets, compliance and employment matters. Her industry expertise includes agriculture, aviation, financial institutions, FMCG, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, real estate, oil & gas, and IT / telecommunications." Prior to joining the firm four and a half years ago, she spent two and a half years at Baker McKenzie and almost three years at Avellum. She holds a Master's degree from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
According to Kinstellar, Karla Rundtova, who joined Kinstellar when the firm was created following Linklaters' withdrawal from the Czech Republic in 2008 (after spending eight years at Linklaters and two at Noerr) focuses on M&A and corporate law, "in particular share deals, joint ventures, mergers and demergers, corporate restructurings and foreign direct investments." According to the firm, "she also has broad-based experience advising and representing leading Czech and foreign companies on a variety of greenfield investments and company establishment and joint-venture structures, including regulatory and licensing matters across various industry sectors." She graduated form Palacky University Olomouc.