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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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05/12/2018
Ukrain­i­an of­fi­cials strengthen bor­der entry con­trol dur­ing tem­por­ary...
Fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of mar­tial law in Ukraine (ef­fect­ive since 28 Novem­ber 2018, more de­tails here), on 30 Novem­ber 2018, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine an­nounced in so­cial me­dia re­stric­tion on the entry to Ukraine of male Rus­si­an na­tion­als between the ages.
29/11/2018
Mar­tial law not ex­pec­ted to im­pact busi­ness op­er­a­tions in Ukraine
On 26 Novem­ber 2018, Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ap­proved and en­acted Pres­id­en­tial De­cree No. 393 "On In­tro­duc­tion of Mar­tial Law" (the "De­cree"), but lead­ers ex­pect that it will be busi­ness as usu­al in Ukraine for the fore­see­able fu­ture.
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
22/11/2018
Ukraine’s Su­preme Court pulls the plug on JKX emer­gency award en­force­ment
By res­ol­u­tion dated 19 Septem­ber 2018 (the “Res­ol­u­tion”) Ukraine’s Su­preme Court con­firmed deni­al of en­force­ment in Ukraine of the emer­gency award (the “Emer­gency Award”) rendered in ac­cord­ance with Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules of the Ar­bit­ra­tion In­sti­tute of the Stock­holm.
20/11/2018
Ukrain­i­an Court Rules that Share­hold­er Can Act as Dir­ect­or without...
On 7 June 2018 Kharkiv Dis­trict Ad­min­is­trat­ive Court (the “Court”) is­sued de­cision in case No. 820/3159/18 (the “Judge­ment”), where the Court opined that a par­ti­cipant in a lim­ited li­ab­il­ity com­pany act­ing as the com­pany’s dir­ect­or may spare him­self/her­self.
20/11/2018
Ukraine ad­opts Guidelines on Defin­i­tion of Con­trol
The An­ti­mono­poly Com­mit­tee of Ukraine (AMC) re­cently ad­op­ted a Meth­od­o­lo­gic­al Re­com­mend­a­tions on Defin­i­tion of Con­trol (the Guidelines), which in­cor­por­ate EU best prac­tices in this area. The doc­u­ment's pur­pose is to provide up-to-date and user-friendly guid­ance.
19/11/2018
Ukraine In­tro­duces Crim­in­al Li­ab­il­ity for Il­leg­al Bor­der Cross­ings
On 18 Oc­to­ber 2018, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted Law No. 7017 On Amend­ing Crim­in­al Code with re­gard to Li­ab­il­ity for Il­leg­al Cross­ing of State Bor­der, which makes it a crim­in­al of­fence to cross the state bor­der of Ukraine out­side of­fi­cial cross­ing points,.
19/11/2018
Ukraine Passes Law Reg­u­lat­ing Geo­lo­gic­al Data
On 7 Novem­ber 2018, the Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters of Ukraine (CMU) ad­op­ted Res­ol­u­tion No. 939 On Cer­tain Ques­tions of Dis­pos­al of Geo­lo­gic­al Data, which ap­proves new pro­ced­ures for dis­pos­al of geo­lo­gic­al data (the “New Pro­ced­ure”).
14/11/2018
Ukraine Ad­opts Bank­ruptcy Code
In a turn­ing point for Ukrain­i­an bank­ruptcy law re­form, on 18 Oc­to­ber 2018 the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Code of Bank­ruptcy Pro­ceed­ings, which will re­place the ex­ist­ing Law on Restor­ing Solvency of Debt­ors or Re­cog­ni­tion of Debt­ors’ Bank­ruptcy that has.
10/10/2018
Ukraine to switch to Uni­fied List of Dual-Use items
Be­gin­ning on 19 Oc­to­ber 2018, Ukraine will switch to ap­plic­a­tion of the newly ad­op­ted Uni­fied List of Dual-Use Items for the pur­poses of state con­trol of cross-bor­der move­ment of items hav­ing dual civil and mil­it­ary use.
03/10/2018
Up­date on Ad­op­tion of “one-stop-shop” mech­an­ism at cus­toms
On 29 Septem­ber 2018, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine signed in­to law amend­ments to the Cus­toms Code of Ukraine, which in­tro­duce a “one-stop-shop” mech­an­ism to op­tim­ise con­trol pro­ced­ures at cus­toms. As re­por­ted in a Law-Now art­icle pub­lished on 19 Ju­ly 2018, the.
19/09/2018
Ukraine sim­pli­fies pro­ced­ures for de­vel­op­ing re­new­able power plants
On 4 Septem­ber 2018, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment passed the law “On Amend­ments of Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine (in Re­la­tion to In­vest­ment At­tract­ive­ness of Con­struc­tion of Re­new­able En­ergy Ob­jects)” (the “New Law”).