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Competition & State Aid

Merger and concerted action controls in Ukraine: Usual norms are resumed

June 2022 – Starting from 20 June 2022, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) will resume merger and concerted action controls in Ukraine as usual, which means that standard merger and concerted action control rules and timelines will apply during...

Merger and concerted action controls in Ukraine during martial law

April 2022 – Due to the introduction of martial law in Ukraine on 24 February 2022, the operations of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) have been adjusted or suspended in a number of ways. As a result, on 30 March 2022 the AMC adopted Guidelines...

Czech Republic: Czech Government extends “Antivirus” programme offering employer financial aid

December 2021 - The Government of the Czech Republic has extended its “Antivirus” programme, offering employment protections for businesses affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Antivirus provides a partial reimbursement of employee remuneration...

Czech Republic: New rules on regional investment aid enter into force on 1 January 2022

November 2021 – In April 2021, the European Commission approved the revised Regional Aid Guidelines (“RAG”). The purpose of the new rules is to enable EU Member States to support the least favoured regions and to address disparities in economic...

Kinstellar strengthens its Energy and Natural Resources team in Kazakhstan with appointment of Anna Kornilova as a Senior Associate

September 2021 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that Anna Kornilova has joined our team in Kazakhstan as a Senior Associate.  At Kinstellar, Anna’s practice will focus on Competition and Antitrust Matters. In addition, Anna will be involved...

Turkish Competition Board penalises five international banks for not providing requested information

November 2020 – The Turkish Competition Board (“Board”) recently published its reasoned decision[1] (“Decision”) concerning the requests for information pertaining to data on traders’ chat-rooms from a number of financial institutions operating...

Procedures and principles for social network providers in Turkey

October 2020 – Recent amendments to Turkish Law No. 5651 “On the Regulation of Broadcasts via the Internet and Prevention of Crimes Committed through Such Broadcasts” (the “Amendments”) have widened the scope of Law No. 5651 to cover social...

Czech Republic attempts to make approval of state aid measures conditional on the absence of links to non-cooperative jurisdictions

October 2020 – The fight against the so-called tax havens has been a major ongoing issue both at the European Union level and also for Member States. A list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions has been maintained by the EU since 2017. The battle against...

Kinstellar strengthens its Ukraine practice with new Partner Olexander Martinenko

October 2020 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce the appointment of Olexander Martinenko as a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution and Commercial practices at the firm’s Kyiv office.

The Turkish Competition Authority wants to take “a quick look” at employees’ personal mobile devices

October 2020 – Overview of recently issued “Guidelines for the Examination of Digital Data during On-site Inspections”.