Infrastructure & Projects

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...

Kinstellar and Linklaters advise joint lead managers on National Company KazMunayGas' Eurobonds issues totaling USD 2.75 billion

April 2017 - Kinstellar and Linklaters have successfully advised the joint lead managers and dealers – Citibank Global Markets, Deutsche Bank, UBS Investment Bank, Halyk Finance and SkyBridge Invest on the update of the USD 10.5 billion Global Medium...

Kinstellar Partner Kamil Blažek speaks at Smart Cities CEE conference

April 2017 - Kamil Blažek, Partner and firm-wide head of the Infrastructure sector, spoke at the conference “Smart Cities CEE”, which was held in Budapest at the Novotel Centrum hotel on 5 April. Participants presented leading case studies, ground...

Kinstellar Partner Kamil Blažek speaks at “Czech Energy Industry and its Challenges in 2017”

March 2017 - Kamil Blažek, Partner, head of the firm-wide Infrastructure sector and of the Czech Energy & Infrastructure practice, spoke at the conference "Energy Industry Developments in the Czech Republic and CEE in 2017" that took place in Brno...

Kinstellar Infrastructure Digest: Ukraine

February 2017 – At the beginning of 2017, the Ukrainian parliament approved a set of infrastructure-related drafts, including the law on a new e-tickets system for public transport.
The e-tickets system
Ukraine’s parliament adopted...