M&A & Corporate

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 advises on the largest insurance deal of 2018 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

August 2018 – Kinstellar has successfully advised the Dutch group NN on the acquisition of the Czech life insurance business and the Slovak life and pension insurance businesses of Aegon, a Dutch financial services major, for a combined total of EUR...

Kinstellar advises CTP Group on acquisition of a logistics centre in Serbia

August 2018 – Kinstellar has successfully advised CTP Group on the acquisition of a 10,000 m2 logistics centre near the Serbian capital, Belgrade. The acquisition was made through an M&A transaction and included assistance with acquisition financing...

Kazakhstan introduces new “Squeeze-Out” mechanism for major shareholders

August 2018 – On 2 July 2018, Kazakhstan adopted the Law No. 166-VI "On amendments and changes to certain legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Insurance and Insurance Activities, the Securities Market" (the “Law”). The Law entered into...

Kinstellar advises Veolia Energie International on the acquisition of Slovak heat & power producer PPC Investments

August 2018 – Kinstellar has recently advised the Slovak branch of French energy giant Veolia Energie International on the acquisition of PPC Investments, which owns and operates a combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant near the Slovak capital...

New requirements aiming at protecting trade secrets in Romania

August 2018 – Romanian lawmakers are preparing new legislation designed to strengthen the protection of trade secrets. The draft Trade Secrets Law (“the Draft Law”) is currently under public consultation and once approved it will implement EU Directive...

Kinstellar advises Idera, Inc. on the acquisition of Froala Labs

June 2018 – Kinstellar has advised US-based Idera, Inc., the parent company of global B2B software productivity brands, on the acquisition of Froala Labs, a Romanian start-up that develops tools for web and mobile app programmers.
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Kinstellar advises Promat Comimpex and Agroind Cauaceu on the sale of shares, in Romania

June 2018 – Kinstellar has advised the shareholders of Promat Comimpex and Agroind Cauaceu, two of the largest agribusiness companies in Romania, on the sale of 40% of their shares to Ameropa, a leading Swiss grain and fertiliser trader. Promat Comimpex...

Ukraine continues to reform corporate legislation with a new law governing LLCs

June 2018 – On 17 June 2018, the long-awaited Law of Ukraine "On Limited and Additional Liability Companies" No. 2275-VIII dated 6 February 2018 (the "Law") came into effect, with the exception of some specific provisions related to inheritance that...

Kinstellar advises Pandora Media Inc. on a US$145 million acquisition in the digital audio advertising market

June 2018 – Kinstellar has advised the US company Pandora Media Inc. on the Romanian law aspects of its acquisition of a leading digital audio ad tech firm, AdsWizz. At the close of the transaction, AdsWizz will become a subsidiary of Pandora​, thus...