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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 advises Wood & Company on the acquisition of Lakeside Park in Bratislava, Slovakia

June 2018 – Kinstellar has advised Wood & Company, the leading investment bank in Emerging Europe, on the acquisition of the Lakeside Park office complex in Bratislava. The transaction was finalised in June 2018.
A pioneer in Emerging Europe, Wood...

Obligatory sharing of wage information in Slovakia – a cartel organised by the State?

May 2018 – From 1 May 2018, employers in Slovakia must comply with the following important new rules:

the obligation to disclose the amount of the basic wage component when they advertise job vacancies; and
the prohibition to agree...

Kinstellar advises Nidec on the Slovak law aspects of the US$1.08 billion acquisition of Embraco

May 2018 – Kinstellar has advised Nidec Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of electric motors, on the Slovak law aspects of the acquisition of the Brazilian compressor business, Embraco, from Whirlpool Corporation for US$1.08 billion in cash....

Changes to the Slovak Labour Code in May 2018

May 2018 – If your company publicly advertises available job positions or considers the employment of non-EU nationals in Slovakia, the below overview may be helpful. This article provides information on changes to the Slovak Labour Code that you should...

Fourth anti-money laundering directive in Slovakia: New rules on disclosure of ultimate beneficial owners

May 2018 – The 4th AML Directive (EU Directive 2015/849) has recently been transposed to the Slovak Act on Money Laundering (the “AML Act”). Most of the changes brought by the amended AML Act introduce new obligations for “obliged persons” –...

Liberalisation of rules for the employment of non-EU nationals in Slovakia

March 2018 – Slovakia’s shortage of qualified labour is currently one of the country’s more serious economic issues. However, when it comes to the employment of non-EU nationals, Slovakia has perhaps the strictest rules among all V4 countries. To...

Recent amendments to the Slovak Commercial Code

February 2018 – The Slovak Commercial Code has recently been amended, with the new measures put into effect gradually in November 2017 and January 2018.  The aim of the amendment is, among others, to stop certain fraudulent practices (identified by...

Kinstellar announces new Partner and Counsel appointments

January 2018 - Kinstellar is pleased to announce the promotions to Partner of Olena Kuchynska in Kyiv and Viliam Myšička in Bratislava, and the promotions to Counsel of Ákos Mátés-Lányi and Balázs Sepsey in Budapest, Mykyta Nota in Kyiv and...

Kinstellar advises Credit Value Investments regarding its investment in Griffin

December 2017 – Kinstellar has advised Credit Value Investments (CVI) – an independent investment firm, the leader in non-bank debt financing for SME in Poland and the CEE region – regarding its investment into Griffin, a Slovak company developing...