Infrastructure & Projects

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. August 2018 in Review

September 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine
GAS STORAGE: Ukraine revises tariffs for natural gas storage
On 1 August 2018, new tariffs came into effect for the underground storage of natural gas in Ukraine. Ukraine’s National...

Kinstellar advises E.ON on the disposal of a combined cycle (CCGT) power plant in western Slovakia

August 2018 – Kinstellar has recently advised the German group E.ON on the sale of a state-of-the art CCGT power plant to the regional power producer and distributor Západoslovenská energetika (ZSE), in which the Slovak state holds a 51% stake.

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. July 2018 in Review

August 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine
OIL AND GAS: Ukraine supports new roadmap for the sale of hydrocarbon licences by auction
On 26 July 2018, Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers approved a roadmap to hold international auctions...

Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. June 2018 in Review

July 2018 − Kinstellar Energy Digest: Ukraine. June 2018 in Review
RENEWABLE ENERGY: Competitive draft laws set out the basics for future auction schemes
On 7 June 2018, the draft law “On Ensuring Competitive Terms of Production of Electricity...

New government ordinance on PPPs: Is this the “miracle” legislative solution required to finally implement large scale PPPs in Romania?

June 2018 – A new legal framework on public-private partnerships entered into force in Romania on 18 May 2018 after the publication in the Official Gazette of Government Emergency Ordinance No. 39/2018 on public-private partnership (“GEO No. 39/2018”).

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...

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...

Ukraine reduces port duties to bolster shipping capacity

February 2018 – In a move to bolster the capacity of Ukrainian seaports, a 20% reduction of port duties payable in Ukrainian seaports became effective from 1 January 2018. The new rules are pursuant to Order No. 474 approved by the Ministry of Infrastructure...

Ukraine amends aviation personnel licensing and aviation medical licensing rules

January 2018 – A new section of the Aviation Rules of Ukraine – “Technical requirements and administrative procedures for civil aviation flight crews”, as approved by the Order of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine No. 565 dated 20 July 2017...