Kinstellar

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Firm Managing Partner: Patrik Bolf
Bulgaria Managing Partner: Diana Dimova
Number of partners: 30 Number of lawyers: 250+
Languages: Bulgarian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Kazakh, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in Almaty (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan). Operating as a single fully integrated firm, Kinstellar delivers consistently high quality services across all jurisdictions in an integrated and seamless style. The firm is particularly well suited to servicing complex transactions and advisory requirements spanning several jurisdictions.

Main Areas of Practice:
The range and breadth of the firm’s specialist practices and sectors set it apart in emerging Europe and Central Asia.

Sectors:

Asset Solutions
Automotive & Industrials
Aviation
Banks & Financial Institutions
Energy & Natural Resources
Infrastructure
Life Sciences & Healthcare
Private Equity
Real Estate
Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Practices:

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
Competition & State Aid
Compliance, Risk & Sensitive Investigations
Dispute Resolution
Employment & Labour Law
Energy & Natural Resources
Infrastructure & Projects
Intellectual Property
M&A & Corporate
Real Estate, Construction & Planning
Restructuring & Insolvency
Tax
Technology, Media & Telecommunications
White Collar Crime

Key Contacts

Bulgaria Managing Partner: 

Diana Dimova
diana.dimova@kinstellar.com

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 2

8.7

Competition/Antitrust
Band 2

8.0

Corporate/M&A
Band 2

8.0

Dispute Resolution
Band 2

8.0

Energy
Band 4

4.0

Energy & Natural Resources
Band 3

6.0

Real Estate
Band 1

9.0

Lawyer Rankings

Antonia Mavrova

Band One

Real Estate
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Atanas Mihaylov

Band Two

Tax

Band Four

Real Estate
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Diana Dimova

Band Two

Corporate/M&A
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Mladen Minev

Notable

Energy
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Nina Tsifudina

Band Five

Corporate/M&A
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Svilen Issaev

Band Four

Banking & Finance
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Articles

Czech Government extends “Antivirus” programme offering employer financial aid

December 2021 – The Government of the Czech Republic has extended its “Antivirus” programme, offering employment protections for businesses affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Antivirus provides a partial reimbursement of employee remuneration costs incurred as result of an inability to allocate work due to certain so-called barriers on the part of the employer or the […]

20 Dec 2021
Tax law required for Diia City regime to go live has been adopted

December 2021 – Ukraine is strengthening its position as an IT hub of choice by adopting new legislation aimed at creating favourable tax and legal conditions for tech companies operating in the country and fostering further investment in the sector. On 14 December 2021, the Ukrainian parliament adopted draft law No. 5376 “On amendments to the Tax Code […]

20 Dec 2021
Ukraine and EU sign Common Civil Aviation Area Agreement

A recent article in Ukrainian legal affairs newspaper “Yurydychna Praktyka” (“Юридична Практика) features the comments of three Kinstellar experts—Vincent Morand (Senior Legal Advisor based in Prague), Oleksandr Kurdydyk (Partner and Head of Banking and Energy & Natural Resources in Kyiv, firm-wide Head of Projects & Infrastructure, and firm-wide Co-head of Energy & Natural Resources) and Yuliia Eismont (Senior Associate in […]

24 Nov 2021
New rules for the cultivation and export of medical cannabis and increased limits for THC concentrations in industrial hemp in the Czech Republic

On 8 October 2021, an amendment to the Act on Addictive Substances (the “Amendment”) was published. The Amendment is designed to expand the possibilities for cultivating medical use cannabis to a broader range of subjects, including natural person entrepreneurs, thus increasing its availability to Czech patients. It is expected that increased production will lead to […]

01 Nov 2021
European Commission adopts new data protection-related standard contractual clauses

June 2021 – On 4 June 2021, the European Commission updated its standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data to third countries and also released new standard clauses for controller-to-processor relationships. As data transfer standard contractual clauses (“SCCs”) can easily be incorporated into data processing agreements, they represent a widely sought-out mechanism for businesses […]

28 Jul 2021
Slovakia: Subsidy for shortened work paid by the state

On 4 May 2021 the Slovak parliament adopted Act No. 215/2021 on compensation for shortened work, widely known as Kurzarbeit (the “Act”). The Act aims to ensure that the state will partially compensate employer costs for employee wage compensation during periods of shortened work caused by external factors (the “Subsidy”). The Act will become effective as of 1 January 2022, as […]

27 Jul 2021
European Commission adopts new data protection-related standard contractual clauses

June 2021 – On 4 June 2021, the European Commission updated its standard contractual clauses for transfers of personal data to third countries and also released new standard clauses for controller-to-processor relationships. As data transfer standard contractual clauses (“SCCs”) can easily be incorporated into data processing agreements, they represent a widely sought-out mechanism for businesses to ensure data protection […]

28 Jun 2021

Press Releases

Kinstellar named “Law Firm of the Year” for corporate law in the Czech Republic

November 2021 – Kinstellar has been named the Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic in the category of Corporate Law at this year’s prestigious Law Firm of the Year competition, held annually by EPRAVO.cz. Jan Juroška, Partner with Kinstellar’s Corporate Law practice in Prague, commented: “We are deeply honoured to have been named Law Firm of the […]

24 Nov 2021
Kinstellar advises GIC on the acquisition of CETIN Group in CEE

Kinstellar has successfully advised GIC, a global investment company founded in 1981 in Singapore, on the acquisition of a 30% stake in CETIN Group. PPF continues to retain a 70% majority in the CETIN Group—a provider of telecommunications infrastructure in Central and Eastern Europe. Kinstellar advised in all countries of the CETIN Group’s activity—the Czech Republic, Hungary, […]

01 Nov 2021
Kinstellar strengthens its Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigation service line in Hungary

Kinstellar is delighted to announce that senior compliance expert Mária Dárdai has joined the firm’s Budapest office as Special Counsel. Her addition to the firm strengthens our expertise in the compliance area, particularly relating to whistleblowing projects, sensitive investigations and compliance matters. Mária has significant expertise and an established track record handling a wide array of compliance […]

01 Nov 2021
Kinstellar advises Nuix Limited on the acquisition of Topos Labs

September 2021 Kinstellar’s Kyiv office has successfully advised Australian-based global software developer Nuix Limited (Nuix; ASX:NXL) on the Ukrainian-law implications of its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Topos Labs for up to USD 25 million. Headquartered in Boston, USA, Topos develops AI-driven Natural Language Processing (NLP) software designed to reduce the workload of data reviewers […]

05 Oct 2021
Kinstellar scores five ‘Deal of the Year’ Awards in the CEE

June 2021 – Kinstellar is honoured to have received five Deal of the Year awards—for the Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey and Ukraine—at the 2020 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards. Finalists for the peer-selected CEE Deal of the Year Awards were chosen by a panel of legal experts in each country, with winners […]

28 Jul 2021
The PRS market in the CEE region gathers pace and interest from investors but the majority of activity is currently centred around the Czech Republic and Poland

There is a larger number of PRS/BTR projects being announced in the pipeline for delivery over the next few years across the region. PRAGUE, Czech Republic, June 30, 2021  – Residential volumes across the CEE region have been  limited and averaged out annually at just over €200 million in the past 5 years. The balance […]

30 Jun 2021
Kinstellar advises fintech CAPEX.com in a successful, USD 21 million new funding round led by Growth Box and Moore & Moore Investments

June 2021 – Kinstellar has successfully advised CAPEX.com, a fintech start-up founded by Romanian entrepreneur Octavian Pătraşcu, in connection with its raising of USD 21 million in a new funding round led by venture capital firms Growth Box and Moore & Moore Investments. CAPEX.com is a leading trading platform for financial instruments based on contracts for difference (CFDs), […]

28 Jun 2021
Kinstellar advises Global Attractions SPI AB on the acquisition of HPS Group

June 2021 – Kinstellar’s Bratislava office has recently advised Global Attractions SPI AB (GASPI), part of the Accent Equity portfolio, on its acquisition of HPS Group. Kinstellar was part of a multi-jurisdictional team led by kallan (Germany) and advised mainly on legal matters relating to Slovak-based HPS Group companies Playlife, ThemeWorks and Cheer Amusement Europe, which specialise in […]

28 Jun 2021
Kinstellar expands in Ukraine with the acquisition of DLA Piper’s local practice

June 2021 – Kinstellar is very pleased to announce the acquisition of DLA Piper’s market-leading Ukraine practice! Now comprising 60 lawyers, including 10 partners, Kinstellar is among the largest law firms in Ukraine and the leading independent international law firm on the market. The merger strengthens our key practice areas, including corporate/M&A, banking & finance, employment & benefits, litigation […]

28 Jun 2021

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