Banks & Financial Institutions

Kinstellar, Linklaters and Molinari join forces to advise on the strategic bancassurance partnership of Generali and UniCredit in Central and Eastern Europe

May 2018 – Kinstellar, Linklaters and Molinari have advised Generali CEE Holding B.V. and UniCredit S.p.A. on the completion of a strategic bancassurance agreement in CEE.

Kinstellar, acting at the local level, was represented by the...

Kinstellar hosts seminar in Prague to discuss new technology trends in the banking sector

May 2018 – Representatives of leading Czech banks and fintech start-ups met together with Czech and UK legal experts to discuss the development of technology in the banking sector at a seminar organised by Kinstellar in Prague.
Guest lawyers...

Kinstellar advises Halyk Bank JSC on its sale of 60% stake in Altyn Bank JSC

April 2018 – Kinstellar has advised Halyk Bank JSC, the leading Kazakhstan bank, on the sale of a 60% stake in the share capital of its subsidiary bank Altyn Bank JSC to China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited and China Shuangwei Investment Co., Ltd.....

Yet another wave of EU regulations in the financial sector reaches Bulgaria’s shore

March 2018 – There is hardly any major business that will not be affected by the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May. In addition to that, the financial services providers need to prepare for and be compliant...

Kinstellar advises DZI, KBC’s Bulgarian insurance subsidiary, on its acquisition of UBB-MetLife and on the merger control approvals

March 2018 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that we have advised DZI on the acquisition of 100% of the share interest in UBB-MetLife Insurance Company. The deal included the parallel acquisitions of the 40% Metlife’s and 60% UBB’s stakes in...

Kinstellar advises B2 KAPITAL on acquisition of EUR 119 million loan portfolio from Moneta Money Bank

February 2018 – Kinstellar has successfully advised B2 KAPITAL on the acquisition of a EUR 119 million unsecured retail NPL portfolio from MONETA Money Bank. Kinstellar provided advice in connection with the bidding process, as well as with negotiations...

Kinstellar advises on the merger between Cibank and United Bulgarian Bank

Feburary 2018 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce that it has successfully advised United Bulgarian Bank (“UBB”) and Cibank on their merger. The transaction follows UBB’s acquisition by KBC Group in 2017. Our team in Sofia has worked on the merger...

Andriy Nikiforov, Counsel at Kinstellar, elected Head of Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association

January 2018 - Andriy Nikiforov, Counsel and Head of Banking & Finance at Kinstellar Kyiv, has been elected as Head of the Banking, Finance and Insurance Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA). The UBA Board announced the appointment on...

Kinstellar advises lenders on financing of WestEnd City Center shopping mall in Budapest

November 2017 – Kinstellar Hungary’s market-leading Banking and Finance law team has successfully advised a syndicate of banks comprised of Erste Group Bank AG, Erste Bank Hungary Zrt., K&H Bank Zrt., UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt. and UniCredit...

Kinstellar advises KBC on the merger control approvals of its acquisition of United Bulgarian Bank

October 2017 – Kinstellar Sofia has advised KBC Group on the merger filing and approval of the EUR 610 million acquisition of United Bulgarian Bank and Interlease Leasing Company in Bulgaria, as well as on the antitrust aspects of the due diligence...