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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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26 Feb 20
Can­nabis mark ruled con­trary to pub­lic policy
Back­ground On 19 Decem­ber 2016, Ms Santa Conte (“Ms Conte”) made an ap­plic­a­tion to re­gister an EU trade mark for the fol­low­ing fig­ur­at­ive sign in re­la­tion to vari­ous food and drink products and ser­vices...
25 Feb 20
Pro­tect your con­sumers or pay the price: mega fines for breaches of...
Novem­ber 2019 saw the ad­op­tion of the En­force­ment and Mod­ern­isa­tion Dir­ect­ive which amends four ex­ist­ing con­sumer-fa­cing European dir­ect­ives: the Un­fair Com­mer­cial Prac­tices Dir­ect­ive, the Con­sumer Rights...
17 Feb 20
Opin­ion on stand­ard con­trac­tu­al clauses: more a com­pli­ance head­ache...
A re­cent non-bind­ing Opin­ion of the Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al has sig­nalled that the stand­ard con­trac­tu­al clauses can con­tin­ue to be used as a safe­guard for trans­fer­ring per­son­al data out­side the EEA. However,...
10 Feb 20
Ukraine: new re­quire­ments for dis­clos­ure of in­form­a­tion on UBOs and...
In Decem­ber 2019, the Par­lia­ment of Ukraine ad­op­ted a new law that sub­stan­tially af­fects com­pli­ance ob­lig­a­tions for Ukrain­i­an leg­al en­tit­ies re­gard­ing dis­clos­ure of in­form­a­tion on ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial...
30 Jan 20
New European rules for on­line plat­forms
A new Reg­u­la­tion, known as the Plat­form to Busi­ness Reg­u­la­tion or the On­line In­ter­me­di­ation Ser­vices Reg­u­la­tion, will come in­to force on 12 Ju­ly 2020. It ap­plies to on­line in­ter­me­di­ation ser­vice pro­viders,...
24 Jan 20
Pro­gress in the Ukrain­i­an oil and gas sec­tor in 2019 and the out­look...
In 2019, the Ukrain­i­an oil and gas in­dustry and the en­ergy sec­tor saw sev­er­al im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in­clud­ing: for the first time in sev­er­al years, li­cens­ing rounds and pro­duc­tion-shar­ing agree­ment (PSA)...
13 Jan 20
Ukraine: new bank­ing res­ol­u­tion of­fers more trans­par­ency for con­sumers
In its ef­fort to in­tro­duce ad­vanced EU stand­ards to pro­tect con­sumers of fin­an­cial ser­vices, on 28 Novem­ber 2019 the Na­tion­al Bank of Ukraine (NBU) ap­proved Res­ol­u­tion No. 141, which or­ders banks to pub­lish...
06 Jan 20
Ukraine: im­port­ant changes to sub­soil use le­gis­la­tion
On 27 Decem­ber 2019, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine signed Draft Law No. 2240 “On Amend­ing of Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine re­gard­ing Reg­u­la­tion of Ex­trac­tion of Am­ber” (the “Am­ber Law”) which...
27 Dec 19
Ukraine to launch mon­it­or­ing of GHG emis­sions
On 12 Decem­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the MRV Law im­ple­ment­ing the European stand­ards for mon­it­or­ing of green­house gas emis­sions (GHG). This MRV Law, en­titled On Prin­ciples of Mon­it­or­ing,...
23 Dec 19
So­cial Me­dia and mHealth Data EMA / HMA Re­port
New and in­nov­at­ive tech­no­lo­gies have led to a huge in­crease in data com­ing from sources that haven’t pre­vi­ously been used with­in the reg­u­lated medi­cines in­dustry. In re­cog­ni­tion of this ex­plo­sion of...
29 Nov 19
Gibral­tar’s status with­in the EU
AG opin­ion ad­voc­ates strict in­ter­pret­a­tion of EU dir­ect­ive, but con­firms dis­crim­in­at­ory nature of Bul­gari­an le­gis­la­tion con­trary to free­dom of es­tab­lish­ment The opin­ion of Ad­voc­ate Gen­er­al Hogan (the...