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Achieving business success in highly regulated markets requires effective management of commercial risks and of your supplier and customer relationships. Whether you are an international or domestic business active in the CEE region, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate. We have advised many international companies on entering CEE markets over the years and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region.

With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers across 39 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors impacting your commercial arrangements. We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, lifesciences, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. We can guide you towards the best business outcome, whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

Our commercial team in Ukraine has extensive experience giving sector specific advice on drafting and negotiating various types of commercial agreements. This includes in and out licensing, sales and distribution, product acquisition and disposal agreements, as well as research and collaboration, intellectual property, clinical trial, supply of goods and services, consultancy and outsourcing agreements.

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25/06/2019
New European Dir­ect­ive on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in the food sup­ply...
European Dir­ect­ive 2019/633 on un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in B2B re­la­tion­ships in the ag­ri­cul­tur­al and food sup­ply chain has been pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Journ­al of the European Uni­on. This Dir­ect­ive aims to pro­tect SMEs and mid-range en­ter­prises against stronger.
25/06/2019
Ukraine takes steps to free cap­it­als in and out of the coun­try
The Na­tion­al Bank of Ukraine (NBU) passed Res­ol­u­tion No. 78, which entered in­to force on 20 June 2019 and can­celed a pre­vi­ous reg­u­la­tion that re­quired Ukrain­i­an com­pan­ies to sell 30% of their for­eign cur­rency re­serves.
19/06/2019
An in­tro­duc­tion to the law of block­chain and dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies...
Block­chain and oth­er dis­trib­uted ledger tech­no­lo­gies (DLT) are ap­proach­ing the main­stream. Tech­no­logy com­pan­ies of­fer products for com­mer­cial pro­jects. IB­M's Block­chain Plat­form ref­er­ences “500+ cli­ent en­gage­ments to date”.
14/06/2019
Amend­ments in­tro­duced to Ukraine's un­bund­ling plan
June 2019, the Ukrain­i­an Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters (CMU) ap­proved amend­ments to the com­pre­hens­ive plan for re­struc­tur­ing the na­tion­al joint-stock com­pany Naf­togaz, which is ex­pec­ted to ac­cel­er­ate its un­bund­ling and to en­sure cer­ti­fic­a­tion of the nat­ur­al gas trans­mis­sion.
14/06/2019
Ukraine takes ma­jor step at bring­ing en­ergy laws in line with EU
On 6 June 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment rat­i­fied the up­dated An­nex XXVII En­ergy Co­oper­a­tion in­clud­ing Nuc­le­ar Is­sues to the EU-Ukraine As­so­ci­ation Agree­ment, which aims at in­creas­ing mar­ket in­teg­ra­tion and bring­ing en­ergy sec­tor reg­u­la­tions in line with key.
14/06/2019
The EUIPO de­liv­ers its ver­dict on the long­stand­ing dis­pute between...
EUTM Can­cel­la­tion Ac­tion: (1) Pro­mote Ice­land, (2) The Iceland­ic Min­istry for For­eign Af­fairs and (3) SA – Busi­ness Ice­land v. Ice­land Foods Lim­ited. Back­ground Three Iceland­ic au­thor­it­ies (“Iceland­ic Ap­plic­ants”) filed an ap­plic­a­tion for a de­clar­a­tion of in­valid­ity.
10/05/2019
Ukraine es­tab­lishes new re­new­ables gen­er­a­tion sup­port scheme
On 25 April 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ap­proved the draft law On In­tro­duc­tion of Cer­tain Changes to Laws of Ukraine re­gard­ing En­sur­ing Com­pet­it­ive Con­di­tions for Gen­er­a­tion of Elec­tri­city from Al­tern­at­ive En­ergy Sources No.
02/05/2019
Ukraine ad­opts lan­guage law
On 25 April 2019, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Law On En­sur­ing the Func­tion­ing of Ukrain­i­an Lan­guage as the Na­tion­al Lan­guage, which reg­u­lates the use of the Ukrain­i­an lan­guage in key areas of so­ci­ety, in­clud­ing the pub­lic sec­tor, busi­ness, tele­vi­sion.
18/04/2019
BARE­CON - The Im­port­ance of Class
In the re­cent case of Sil­ver­burn Ship­ping (IoM) Ltd -v- Ark Ship­ping Com­pany LLC [2019] EWHC 376 (Comm), the High Court ruled that an ob­lig­a­tion in a charter­party to keep a ves­sel in class is both an ab­so­lute ob­lig­a­tion and a con­di­tion.
16/04/2019
Ukraine an­nounces tender for massive off-shore hy­dro­car­bon block
Ukraine has just an­nounced a new tender for a 50-year hy­dro­car­bon pro­duc­tion shar­ing agree­ment or PSA in which Ukrain­i­an and for­eign in­vestors are in­vited to com­pete for the huge off­shore sub­soil Dol­phin block, con­sist­ing of al­most 10,000 square kilo­metres.
13/03/2019
Ukraine in­tro­duces an au­thor­ised eco­nom­ic op­er­at­or to re­duce cus­toms...
On 28 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ap­proved in the first read­ing Draft Law No. 7473, which amends the Cus­toms Code of Ukraine and in­tro­duces an au­thor­ised eco­nom­ic op­er­at­or (AEO). The Amend­ments aim ul­ti­mately at im­prov­ing cus­toms form­al­it­ies and.
12/03/2019
Up­date: Ukraine rat­i­fies Mul­ti­lat­er­al Con­ven­tion to pre­vent BEPS
On 28 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment rat­i­fied the Mul­ti­lat­er­al Con­ven­tion to Im­ple­ment Tax Treaty Re­lated Meas­ures to Pre­vent Base Erosion and Profit Shift­ing (MLI), which was ori­gin­ally signed on 23 Ju­ly 2018.