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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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17/01/2019
Ukraine an­nounces PSA tenders for 12 oil and gas fields
On 5 Janu­ary 2019 entered in­to force Res­ol­u­tions passed by the Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters of Ukraine on 18 Decem­ber 2018 (the "Res­ol­u­tions") ap­prov­ing per­form­ance of tenders for ex­e­cu­tion of product shar­ing agree­ments (the "PSAs") for 12 oil and gas fields.
14/01/2019
Rus­sia in­tro­duces trade sanc­tions against Ukraine
On 29 Decem­ber 2018, the Rus­si­an gov­ern­ment im­posed im­port ban on a num­ber of goods ori­gin­at­ing in or trans­por­ted through/from Ukrain­i­an ter­rit­ory. The ban is the re­tali­ation for sanc­tions im­posed earli­er by Ukraine against vari­ous Rus­si­an na­tion­als and com­pan­ies.
09/01/2019
Ukraine ad­opts law reg­u­lat­ing food la­belling
The Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment has re­cently ad­op­ted the law on in­form­a­tion about food products for con­sumers, which brings Ukrain­i­an le­gis­la­tion in line with EU reg­u­la­tions, such as Reg­u­la­tion No. 1169/2011 (25 Oc­to­ber 2011) on the pro­vi­sion of food in­form­a­tion to.
03/01/2019
Ukraine: draft law pro­pos­ing the new re­new­ables gen­er­a­tion sup­port...
On 20 Decem­ber 2018, Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ap­proved in the first read­ing 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.
03/01/2019
Ukraine in­creases min­im­um wage and pen­al­ties for em­ploy­ment law breaches
Be­gin­ning 1 Janu­ary 2019, Ukraine raised the min­im­um stat­utory monthly wage from UAH 3,723 (EUR 117) to UAH 4,173 (EUR 132), and in­creased fin­an­cial pen­al­ties against em­ploy­ers for breaches of em­ploy­ment le­gis­la­tion linked to min­im­um wages.
21/12/2018
Ukraine cre­ates new op­por­tun­it­ies for de­vel­op­ment of re­new­able power...
On 10 Decem­ber 2018, the Ukrain­i­an Pres­id­ent signed Law No. 2628-VIII dated 23 Novem­ber 2018 “On Amend­ment to the Tax Code and Cer­tain Oth­er Leg­al Acts of Ukraine in Re­la­tion to Im­prove­ment of Man­age­ment and Re­vi­sion of Cer­tain Taxes” (the “Law”), which among.
20/12/2018
Ukraine signs 2019 tax code amend­ments in­to law
On 10 Decem­ber 2018, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine signed Law No. 2628-VIII dated 23 Novem­ber 2018 On Amend­ment of the Tax Code and Cer­tain Oth­er Leg­al Acts of Ukraine in Re­la­tion to Im­prove­ment of Man­age­ment and Re­vi­sion of Cer­tain Taxes (the “Law”), which in­tro­duces.
13/12/2018
Ukraine ad­opts law on mari­time con­tigu­ous zone
On 6 Decem­ber 2018 the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted Ukraine’s Con­tigu­ous Zone Law (the “Law”) that gov­erns the ex­er­cise by Ukraine of its sov­er­eign powers with re­spect to Ukraine’s mari­time con­tigu­ous zone.
12/12/2018
Ukrain­i­an court rules that ag­ri­cul­tur­al lands morator­i­um is con­trary...
On 10 Oc­to­ber 2018, Don­etsk Court of Ap­peal (“Ap­pel­late Court”) rendered the de­cision where the Court re­fused to up­hold the morator­i­um on sale of ag­ri­cul­tur­al lands pre­scribed in Land Code of Ukraine (“Ag­ri­cul­tur­al Morator­i­um”) as con­trary to Ukraine’s Con­sti­tu­tion.
10/12/2018
Ukraine fur­ther im­proves rules of crim­in­al pro­ced­ure to elim­in­ate...
The Law No. 2548-VIII dated 18. 09. 2018 On Amend­ing Crim­in­al Pro­ced­ure Code Re­gard­ing Im­prove­ment of En­sur­ing Rights of Par­ti­cipants of Crim­in­al Pro­ceed­ings and oth­er Per­sons by Law En­force­ment Au­thor­it­ies In the Course of Con­duct­ing Pre-Tri­al In­vest­ig­a­tions.
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.