Compliance, Risk & Sensitive Investigations

Fourth anti-money laundering directive in Slovakia: New rules on disclosure of ultimate beneficial owners

May 2018 – The 4th AML Directive (EU Directive 2015/849) has recently been transposed to the Slovak Act on Money Laundering (the “AML Act”). Most of the changes brought by the amended AML Act introduce new obligations for “obliged persons” –...

New Law in Serbia on the Organisation and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities in the Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption takes effect

March 2018 – The long-awaited implementation of the Law on the Organisation and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities on the Suppression of Organised Crime, Terrorism and Corruption (the “Law”) came into effect on 1 March 2018. The Law was adopted...

Cybercrime: The road begins in Hungary

December 2017 – Each year hundreds of billions of dollars are lost by companies due to cybercrimes committed by criminals. These attacks vary from sophisticated hacking to primitive fraud attempts.
However, with the right preparation and countermeasures...

UK and Czech Republic: anti-bribery laws compared

November 2017 – The UK Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011, creating for businesses operating in the UK the most stringent and far reaching anti-bribery legal regime in the world. In particular, it imposed strict criminal liability on corporates...

What do corporate executives see as the biggest risks facing companies today?

November 2017 - Kinstellar’s Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigation practice group, led by Prague-based Partner Jitka Logesová, hosted its annual executive dinner in Prague on November 2nd on the risks companies and financial institutions face...

Kinstellar ranked among world's top law firms for corporate investigations in 2017

October 2017 - Kinstellar is honoured to have been included in the 2017 edition of the GIR 100 — an annual guide that ranks the world’s top 100 law firms able to handle sophisticated cross-border, government-led, and internal investigations.
Published...

Kinstellar hosts seminar in Bucharest on risks of doing business in CEE

September 2017 - On 20 September Kinstellar organised a panel discussion in Bucharest with leading experts on specific risks that companies are exposed to in Central and Eastern Europe. The panel was moderated by Jitka Logesová, Partner and head of Kinstellar’s...

Kinstellar Partner Jitka Logesova speaks at IBA Europe Caucasus Asia Forum 2017

September 2017 - Kinstellar is delighted to have been part of this year’s IBA Europe-Caucasus-Asia (ECA) Forum, which took place in London on 6 - 8 September. The conference, a linchpin between Asia and Europe, introduces lawyers from around the world...

Kinstellar Partner Jitka Logesova speaks at this year’s IBA Anti-Corruption Conference in Paris

June 2017 - Kinstellar is honoured to have been part of this year’s IBA Anti-Corruption Conference, supported by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which took place in Paris on 13–14 June.
Jitka Logesova, Partner...

Kinstellar & Thomson Reuters join forces for a risk event in Prague

June 2017 - Kinstellar and Thomson Reuters will co-organise an interactive and practical discussion focusing on: the concept of risk-free company, third-party due diligence (KYC), anti money laundering (AML) regulation and the new legislation concerning...