Competition & State Aid

Kinstellar advises Electrolux Group on the successful divestment of its Nyíregyháza factory in Hungary to Qvantum

September 2023 – Kinstellar is proud to announce that it has advised the Swedish appliances manufacturer Electrolux Group on the successful sale of its manufacturing facility in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, to the Swedish high-quality electric heat pumps...

Turkey’s Competition Board sets the rules for online sales restrictions

September 2023 – Turkey’s Competition Board (the "Board") rendered two significant decisions last year concerning online sales restrictions that provide a view forward for many undertakings. In its decisions, the Board scrutinised the commitment packages...

Long-awaited changes to the competition law in Ukraine

August 2023 – Yesterday, 9 August 2023, the Ukrainian parliament adopted long-awaited amendments to the country’s competition law (the "Amendments"), which is the first step towards an extensive overhaul of Ukraine’s antitrust and merger control...

Romanian Competition Council issues draft report addressing permitting bottlenecks in the renewables sector

July 2023 – The Romanian Competition Council (“RCC”) published today, 19 July 2023, a preliminary report following its study on the potential market barriers to producers accessing the local energy market from renewable energy sources (“RES”)...

Further changes introduced to Romania’s FDI regime

June 2023 – Romania has just introduced additional amendments to its foreign direct investment (“FDI”) screening regime, further broadening the scope of what was already one of the more far-reaching FDI regimes in the European Union.

Kinstellar announces new promotions to Partner and Counsel

May 2023 – Kinstellar is delighted and proud to announce the promotions to Partner of Tomáš Melišek (Bratislava), Levente Hegedűs (Budapest), Bulut Girgin (Istanbul), Anastasiya Bolkhovitinova, Natalia Kirichenko, Oleg Matiusha, Illya Muchnyk (all...

Czech Competition Authority's sector inquiry ends with recommendations for pharmaceutical industry

February 2023 – The Czech Competition Authority has concluded its sector inquiry into the distribution of pharmaceuticals in the Czech Republic, with a focus on the impact of direct distribution systems on competition.

Kinstellar announces new promotions to Managing Associates and Senior Associates in the Czech Republic

February 2023 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce the promotion to Managing Associate of Martin Holub and Václav Kment, and the promotion to Senior Associate of Tereza Mašková, Matěj Večeřa and Jakub Šťastný in our Prague office.

Amended FDI rules in Hungary

January 2023 – On 23 December 2022 the Hungarian Government adopted a New FDI Government Decree.

Kinstellar announces new promotions in Kazakhstan

January 2023 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce the promotion to Managing Associate of Yerlan Akhmetov (Banking & Finance, Corporate), Dina Berkalieva (Dispute Resolution) and Assel Mussina (Corporate, Real Estate) in our Almaty office.  In...