Energy

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...

Transfer of licenses in the context of asset privatisations in the mining sector

June 2018 – The current Serbian privatisation framework was established in August 2014 through the adoption of a new privatisation law (“Privatisation Law”) and subsequent introduction of all relevant secondary legislation. Although the phase of...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. May 2018 in Review

June 2018 – Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. May 2018 in Review
Fields for mineral resource exploitation and production
Ukraine’s State Service on Geology and Mineral Resources (“Derzhgeonadra”) has announced on its website plans...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine April 2018 in Review

May 2018 –
ENERGY EFFICIENCY DEVELOPMENTS: bylaws and more
Drop-outs: certain buildings do not need to be compliant
On 11 April 2018, Ukraine’s government approved a list of buildings that are not subject to minimum energy efficiency...

Kristóf Ferenczi, Partner and Head of Kinsterllar’s firm-wide Energy practice speaks at the Petrochemical & Refining Congress in Berlin

May 2018 – Kristóf Ferenczi, Partner and head of Kinstellar’s firm-wide energy sector, was a keynote speaker at this year’s “Petrochemical & Refining Congress” that took place in Berlin on 7–8 May 2018.
Kristóf participated as...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine March 2018 in Review

April 2018 –
OIL AND GAS: President signed an advanced law on deregulation
On 29 March 2018, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine “On Amending Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Deregulation in the Oil and...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. February 2018 in Review

March 2018 – The recently published report “BP Energy Outlook 2018” predicts a trend for a growing demand for oil and gas in the near term, after which “the most diversified fuel mix ever seen’’, as the authors describe it, is expected to...

Kinstellar advises on the acquisition of EQOS Energie’s Polish and Czech operations

February 2018 – Kinstellar has successfully advised Genesis Private Equity Fund III and the Poland-based Avallon MBO Fund II on the acquisition of EQOS Energie Polska Sp. z o.o. and of EQOS Energie Česko spol. s r.o.
Both companies were previously...

Kazakhstan adopts new Subsurface Use Code: A summary of key novelties

February 2018 – On 27 December 2017, the long anticipated Code "On Subsurface and Subsurface Use" (No. 125-VI ZRK) was adopted (the "Code"). The text of the Code was published on 28 December 2017 and, with certain exceptions, it will come into force...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine January 2018 in Review

January 2018
RENEWABLES: Regulator further amends model PPA
In early January 2018 Ukraine’s National Commission for the Regulation of the Energy and Public Utilities Sectors (the “Regulator”) announced new set of amendments to model...