Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

Kinstellar strengthens its regional finance team with appointment of reputed lawyer Denise R. Hamer as Special Counsel

September 2018 – Kinstellar, Emerging Europe and Central Asia’s leading independent law firm, is delighted to announce that Denise R. Hamer has joined the firm as Special Counsel. Denise will join forces with partners across the firm on the development...

Ukraine: New guidelines on state aid in relation to international financial institutions

September 2018 – The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine published new guidelines on state aid dated 6 September 2018 that clarify the AMC's approach to financing provided by international financial institutions and to state and municipal guarantees securing...

Kinstellar Counsel Andriy Nikiforov speaks at a roundtable on cryptocurrencies organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association in Odessa

September 2018 – Andriy Nikiforov, Counsel and Head of Kinstellar’s Banking & Finance practice in Kyiv, spoke at a roundtable on cryptocurrencies organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) on 31 August 2018. The event took place in Odessa...

Kinstellar advises IFU on a loan to Kness Group, a leading Ukrainian EPC services provider

August 2018 – Kinstellar has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), an agency of the Government of Denmark, in connection with a secured EUR 5.75 million loan facility to Kness Group, a Ukraine’s...

Kinstellar advises on the largest-ever UK technology IPO

July 2018 – Kinstellar has successfully advised the underwriters of the IPO of Avast Software, an industry-leading producer of security software. Valued at around GBP 2.8 billion, the listing of the Prague-based company represents the largest-ever technology...

Kinstellar, Linklaters and Molinari join forces to advise on the strategic bancassurance partnership of Generali and UniCredit in Central and Eastern Europe

May 2018 – Kinstellar, Linklaters and Molinari have advised Generali CEE Holding B.V. and UniCredit S.p.A. on the completion of a strategic bancassurance agreement in CEE.

Kinstellar, acting at the local level, was represented by the...

Kinstellar picks up two CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year awards

June 2018 – Kinstellar has won the Deal of the Year award for Hungary and Serbia at the CEE Legal Matters awards ceremony, which was held in Prague on 6 June 2018. A two-tiered panel of leading lawyers from across the region selected winners for 17...

Yet another wave of EU regulations in the financial sector reaches Bulgaria’s shore

March 2018 – There is hardly any major business that will not be affected by the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May. In addition to that, the financial services providers need to prepare for and be compliant...

Kinstellar advises B2 KAPITAL on acquisition of EUR 119 million loan portfolio from Moneta Money Bank

February 2018 – Kinstellar has successfully advised B2 KAPITAL on the acquisition of a EUR 119 million unsecured retail NPL portfolio from MONETA Money Bank. Kinstellar provided advice in connection with the bidding process, as well as with negotiations...

Kinstellar advises on the merger between Cibank and United Bulgarian Bank

Feburary 2018 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised United Bulgarian Bank (“UBB”) and Cibank on their merger. The transaction follows UBB’s acquisition by KBC Group in 2017. Our team in Sofia has worked on the merger...