White-Collar Crime

Kinstellar advises on the sale of global IT company Comparex AG to SoftwareONE, a global technology provider

October 2018 – Kinstellar, together with Linklaters and bpv Hügel, has successfully advised on the sale of Comparex AG, a global IT company, to SoftwareONE, a leading global platform, solutions and services company. The terms of the deal have not been...

Kinstellar ranked among the world's top corporate investigation law firms for the second consecutive year

October 2018 – Kinstellar is honoured to be included in the 2018 edition of the GIR 100 — an annual guide to the world’s leading law firms for corporate investigations. This is the second consecutive year that Kinstellar is ranked among the top-100...

Kinstellar holds client seminar on cyber security and computer crime in Bulgaria

October 2017 - On October 25th our Sofia office held a client seminar on cyber security and computer crime in Bulgaria. Our technology expert Dessislava Fessenko, head of the TMT practice in the Sofia office, and the guest speakers gave useful insights...

Criminal liability of legal entities in the Czech Republic

March 2017 – One rather interesting topic for companies doing business in the Czech Republic in relation to sanctions is the possibility of having the obligation to publish a judgment. This obligation was introduced into Czech law by Act No. 418/2011...

Kinstellar authors Czech chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide: Corporate Investigations 2017’’

March 2017 – Kinstellar is proud to have contributed to the Czech chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide: Corporate Investigations 2017” published by Global Legal Group.
The chapter - authored by Jitka Logesová, Partner and...

New legislation on fighting corruption in Slovakia (“Anti-Letterbox Act”) increases administrative burden for business dealing with the state

March 2017 – A new law known commonly as the “Anti-Letterbox Act” (the “Act”) came into force in Slovakia on 1 February 2017. The purpose of the Act is, broadly, to increase the transparency of all individuals and entities that do business...

Ukraine’s National Agency on Corruption Prevention advances protection of rights of compliance officers

February 2017 – Under the Law of Ukraine No. 1700-VII "On Prevention of Corruption", dated 14 October 2014 (the “Law”), legal entities that meet the below-stated criteria must put into effect an anti-corruption programme and appoint a person in...

Transparency International 2016 Corruption Perception Index – How are CEE, CIS and the Balkans doing?

February 2017 – Transparency International (“TI”) has recently published its Corruption Perceptions Index (“CPI”) for 2016, which surveys 176 countries and territories. Scores range from 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean). The index is...

Non-financial reporting in the fight against corruption and bribery in the Czech Republic

January 2017 – As of 1 January 2017, companies and parent companies of large groups that are public-interest entities and, at the same time, employ on average more than 500 employees in the course of an accounting period, are obliged to publish information...

The new Draft Law on the Serbian Anti-Corruption Agency is published

November 2016 - The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia recently published a new draft Law on the Anti-Corruption Agency (the “Draft New Law”). If the Draft New Law is eventually adopted by the Serbian Parliament, it will replace the current...