Did You Know that a total of 15 partners have worked on multiple reported Hungarian Banking/Finance client matters in the ten years that CEE Legal Matters has been covering the market? The Banking/Finance leaderboard over the past decade is led by CMS Budapest Partner Erika Papp, who has worked on 14 reported Banking/Finance client matters in that time.
Kinstellar and Finreg Partners Advise on Roier Investment
Kinstellar has advised the founders of Czech crowdfunding platform Roier on an investment from Jan Blasko and Jiri Wallenfels. Finreg Partners advised the investors.
Lakatos Koves & Partners and Kinstellar Advise on Eximbank Zrt USD 1.25 Billion Bond Offering
Lakatos Koves & Partners, working with Clifford Chance, has advised Hungary's Eximbank Zrt on its USD 1.25 billion offering of 6.125% notes due 2027. Kinstellar, working with Latham & Watkins, advised the joint lead managers.
Kinstellar Advises Tempo Software on Acquisition of Amovos
Kinstellar, working with Winston & Strawn, has advised Tempo Software on its agreement to acquire Old Street Solutions brand operator Amovos.
Kinstellar Advises Rheinmetall on Defence Cooperation with State-Owned Ukroboronprom
Kinstellar has advised Rheinmetall on executing a cooperation agreement with Ukrainian state-owned defense industry concern Ukroboronprom.
Five Years of GDPR: An Overview of GDPR Implementation in Romania
May 2023 – As May 2023 marks the fifth anniversary of the implementation of GDPR, we have prepared an overview of the five years of regulatory struggle in Romania since the regulation came into effect. By examining the value of the sanctions and the types of violations, we can identify some regulatory trends of the local practice.
Omer Erdogan Joins Kinstellar in Istanbul as Partner
Former Guner Law Office Partner Omer Erdogan has joined Kinstellar Turkish affiliate Gen & Temizer Ozer as a Partner in Istanbul.
Tax and Labor Changes for Busy Czech Republic Markets: A Buzz Interview with Karla Rundtova of Kinstellar
A rather busy M&A market in the Czech Republic – with the IT, industrial, and energy sectors spearheading economic bustle – will soon face important legislative updates regarding the tax system and labor regulations, according to Kinstellar Partner Karla Rundtova.
Kinstellar Advises S IMMO on Acquisition of Czech Hotel and Office Buildings from CPI
Kinstellar has advised S IMMO on its acquisition of three office buildings and a hotel in the Czech Republic – valued at EUR 167.7 million – from the CPI Property Group.
Turkey’s Competition Authority Initiated a Sector Inquiry into Mobile Ecosystems
April 2023 – On 12 April 2023, the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”) announced that it initiated a sector inquiry into mobile ecosystems. The sector inquiry aims to identify the possible competitive and anti-competitive effects caused by mobile ecosystems, develop effective policies based on them, and ultimately establish a competitive market in the digital economy.
Kinstellar Appoints Seven New Partners in Bratislava, Budapest, Istanbul, and Kyiv
Seven Kinstellar lawyers have been promoted to Partner: Bratislava-based Tomas Melisek, Budapest-based Levente Hegedus, Istanbul-based Bulut Girgin, and Kyiv-based Anastasiya Bolkhovitinova, Natalia Kirichenko, Oleg Matiusha, and Illya Muchnyk.
Kinstellar Advises Cura on Exit from Joint Venture with G City Europe
Kinstellar has advised Cura Vermoegensverwaltung on its exit from the Arkady Pankrac-ownership joint venture with G City Europe. Clifford Chance reportedly advised G City Europe.
Kinstellar and Filip & Company Advise on EUR 500 Million Senior Facility for RCS & RDS
Kinstellar, working with Linklaters, has advised a syndicate of banks on a EUR 500 million senior facility agreement with Romanian telecommunications service provider RCS & RDS. Filip & Company advised RCS & RDS.
Kinstellar Advises on Sale of Prague's Hotel Sovereign
Kinstellar, working with Advant NCTM, has advised the Italian owner on the sale of Hotel Sovereign in Prague.
Kinstellar, ODI, Jadek and Pensa, and Bradvica Maric Wahl Cesarec Advise on TAWAL's EUR 1.2 Billion Acquisition of United Group CEE Tower Assets
Kinstellar and ODI Law, working with Morgan Lewis London, have advised TAWAL on its bid to acquire the Bulgarian, Croatian, and Slovenian tower assets of the United Group for EUR 1.2 billion. Jadek and Pensa and Bradvica, Maric, Wahl, Cesarec advised the United Group. Paul Weiss and Kambourov and Partners reportedly advised United as well.
Turkey’s Competition Authority’s Preliminary Report on Online Advertising Sector Inquiry
April 2023 – On 7 April 2023, the Turkish Competition Authority (“Authority”) published its Preliminary Report prepared within the scope of the “Online Advertising Sector Inquiry” (“Report”) that it initiated on 21 January 2021.
Czech Senate to Approve the New Amendment to the New Building Act
April 2023 – An amendment to Act no. 283/2021, Building Act (the “New Building Act”) has been approved by the Chamber of Deputies, bringing key changes to Czech construction laws and permitting processes (the “New Amendment”). The New Amendment has been passed to the Senate, which should approve it shortly. The original New Building Act, representing a major change of Czech building regulations, was adopted back in July 2021.
Two New Recent Normative Acts Impacting the Activity of Employers in Romania
April 2023 – Early 2023 is shedding light on how to implement the numerous changes to Romanian labour law that occurred during 2022. In addition, at the EU level, a new directive which is set to come into force provides for equal pay for women and men.