Andrékó Kinstellar

(The following information was supplied by the firm)

Firm Managing Partner: Patrik Bolf
Hungary Managing Partner: 
Csilla Andrékó
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

Hungary Managing Partner: 

Csilla Andrékó
csilla.andreko@kinstellar.com

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 1

Capital Markets
Band 1

Capital Markets: Debt
Band 1

Capital markets: Equity
Band 2

8.0

Competition/Antitrust
Band 3

7.3

Corporate/M&A
Band 2

8.7

Data Protection
Band 2

8.0

Dispute Resolution
Band 4

4.0

Labour & Employment
Band 2

8.0

Projects
Band 1

Real Estate
Band 3

6.7

Tax
Band 3

6.0

TMT
Band 2

8.0

Articles

“Buy Now, Pay Later” solutions on the rise – regulatory aspects in Bulgaria

The rapid growth of online shopping as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for different payment options for consumers at the checkout. One such option that is increasingly popular with consumers is the “buy now, pay later” (“BNPL”) solution. The hot trend in consumer credit BNPL allows consumers to defer the payment […]

29 Jul 2022
Romanian government adopts law sanctioning speculative actions during times of crisis and regulating the abuse of superior bargaining position

In the context of a looming post-COVID-19 financial crisis, exacerbated by the Russian intervention in Ukraine, soaring energy and fuel prices, and rapidly rising inflation, the Romanian government has recently adopted Government Emergency Ordinance 84/2022 on combating speculative actions and amending and supplementing certain normative acts (the “GEO”). The GEO was published in the Official Gazette on […]

29 Jul 2022
The Digital Services Act – an overview of the new online intermediary liability rules

An intense effort to agree on unified directly applicable European rules for digital services is finally yielding results. On 5 July 2022, almost two years after their introduction by the European Commission, the European Parliament adopted in the first reading the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA), following an earlier deal reached […]

29 Jul 2022
The potential inclusion of the Russian Federation in the ‘FATF Blacklist’ – Part II

June 2022 – The global community is considering various legal and other reactions to the unprovoked, unjustified, and aggressive war launched by the Russian Federation and its satellites against Ukraine. Among potential steps on the table are the inclusion of the Russian Federation to the Black List being administrated by the Financial Action Task Force (the FATF) […]

27 Jun 2022
The potential inclusion of the Russian Federation in the ‘FATF Blacklist’ – Part I

June 2022 – The global community is considering various legal and other reactions to the unprovoked, unjustified, and aggressive war launched by the Russian Federation and its satellites against Ukraine. Among potential steps on the table are the inclusion of the Russian Federation to the Black List being administrated by the Financial Action Task Force (the FATF) […]

27 Jun 2022
“Buy Now, Pay Later” solutions on the rise – regulatory aspects in Bulgaria

June 2022 – The rapid growth of online shopping as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased demand for different payment options for consumers at the checkout. One such option that is increasingly popular with consumers is the “buy now, pay later” (“BNPL”) solution. The hot trend in consumer credit BNPL allows consumers to defer […]

27 Jun 2022
Cookies

With France and Austria deciding on data protection issues in relation to Google Analytics, many more countries have followed suit in relevant changes to so-called web browser cookies. In order to limit the amount and quality of data retrieved by providers from users, mainly without them realising the true scope of this data and the […]

02 Jun 2022
Setting up operations in Slovakia

Today’s uncertainties at the European Union’s eastern border have left companies questioning the safety of their people and the continuity of their operations in that part of the world. Businesses in the IT and BPO sectors that had found talent and growth opportunities in counties such as Ukraine, or Moldova are now rethinking their strategy […]

30 May 2022
Ukraine introduces a new type of sanction

Since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, there has been a plethora of new legislation establishing mechanisms for an adequate political and legal response to Russian aggression against Ukraine. Another such mechanism was introduced on 13 May 2022, when the Parliament of Ukraine adopted a new law amending the existing sanctions legislation. The law enacts a new type […]

30 May 2022
International sanctions – direct impact on individuals and businesses in the Czech Republic

In response to Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, the European Union continues (along with other countries) to announce additional sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus. Presently, sanctions include, inter alia, bans on the export and import of certain types of goods, doing business with sanctioned individuals and companies and restrictions on new investment activities in […]

04 May 2022
Long term renewable power purchase agreements with renewable energy generators

May 2022 – The sale of the generated electricity by renewable energy generators through market-based long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) is a fairly new phenomenon in the Hungarian electricity market. Whilst PPAs have already been concluded between conventional power plants and off-takers in the past, the interest towards renewable PPAs has only started to increase recently, […]

04 May 2022
Unblocking the registration of presence of foreign NGOs in Ukraine

Following the introduction of martial law in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, registration actions were significantly limited and the registration of presence of foreign NGOs was suspended. On 28 April 2022, the CMU introduced further legislative amendments that have expanded the list of available registration actions. Below we provide important highlights related to the new […]

04 May 2022
Good news for renewable energy producers following amendments to the Romanian Energy Law

On 31 December 2021, Government Emergency Ordinance no. 143/2021 amending the Romanian Energy Law no. 123/2012 (the “Energy Law”) and other normative acts was published in the Official Gazette (“GEO no. 143/2021”) and entered… Continue reading

01 Apr 2022
Russian property to be nationalised: Risks to consider when doing business with Russia-related counterparties in Ukraine

March 2022 – Recently, the Parliament of Ukraine has adopted a law on the nationalisation of property belonging to the Russian Federation and its entities in Ukraine. Continue reading

01 Apr 2022
Documentation of Damaged Property in Ukraine and Possible Legal Remedies: Steps and Options to Consider

March 2022 – While we hope that there will be no need to use the below manual, we want to ensure that companies are aware of the steps to take if their property in Ukraine is damaged as a result of the Russian invasion. Continue reading

01 Apr 2022
Setting up operations in Serbia

April 2022 – Today’s uncertainties at the European Union’s eastern border have left companies questioning the safety of their people and the continuity of their operations in that part of the world. Businesses in the IT and BPO sectors that had… Continue reading

01 Apr 2022
Update of current eHealth trends in CEE

As previously reported, eHealth (including telemedicine) has been one of the fastest growing areas within the healthcare sector over the last two years. Governments as well as healthcare sector operators across Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey continue to implement new solutions with a view to improving the provision of healthcare services and to enhance […]

01 Mar 2022
Open Banking in Europe in Light of PSD2 Review

Open banking is changing the way people use banking services in the modern world. Europe prides itself on being the cradle of the open banking revolution, with the EU’s Payment Services Directive[1] (PSD2) being one of the first regulatory initiatives to open up bank-held account data. PSD2 has been in force now for more than four […]

01 Mar 2022
Changes to legislation in the Czech Republic in 2022

January 2022 – On 18 January, Kinstellar’s Prague team hosted an online conference for our client’s senior management as well as for our partners and local institutions entitled “Changes to Legislation 2022″. As we have been receiving information about new laws, decrees, regulations and directives literally every day, we decided to help our clients and partners […]

27 Jan 2022
Good news for renewable energy producers following amendments to the Romanian Energy Law

  January 2022 – On 31 December 2021, Government Emergency Ordinance no. 143/2021 amending the Romanian Energy Law no. 123/2012 (the “Energy Law”) and other normative acts was published in the Official Gazette (“GEO no. 143/2021”) and entered into force. GEO no. 143/2021 represents a significant redrafting of some of the principles and provisions of the Energy […]

27 Jan 2022
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 contributes to the Clean Energy Tool launched by Simmons & Simmons

July 2022 – Kinstellar is honoured and delighted to have contributed, as exclusive authors, to the Czech, Hungarian and Kazakhstan sections of the Clean Energy Tool launched by international law firm Simmons & Simmons. The Clean Energy Tool provides reliable, consistent and easy-to-manage information to support investments in clean energy projects around the world. It gives […]

29 Jul 2022
Kinstellar advises Vista Equity Partners on its acquisition of Citrix Systems

Kinstellar has successfully advised Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused exclusively on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, on its acquisition of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) for approximately USD 16.5 billion. Citrix builds secure, unified digital workspace technologies that help organizations unlock human potential and deliver a consistent workspace experience wherever […]

03 Mar 2022
Kinstellar advises 365.invest on its real estate portfolio expansion in the Czech Republic

March 2022 – Kinstellar has successfully advised the investment fund 365.invest on its acquisition from CPI Property Group of three shopping centre projects in the Czech Republic. The shopping centres involved are IGY České Budějovice, OC Géčko and Shopping Center City Park Jihlava. The deal  is one of the largest transactions of its kind on the Czech-Slovak market. Kinstellar advised on due diligence […]

03 Mar 2022
Kinstellar expands to Croatia by teaming up with and integrating Žurić i Partneri (ZiP)

January 2022 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that it has entered into a cooperation and association agreement with Žurić i Partneri (ZiP) law firm in Croatia. ZiP is now a fully integrated office of Kinstellar. The expansion to Zagreb is part of our strategy to provide full-service coverage across all of Emerging Europe. By joining forces, we […]

27 Jan 2022
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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