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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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14 Nov 19
Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment rat­i­fies amend­ments to Double Tax Treat­ies with...
On 30 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment rat­i­fied pro­to­cols amend­ing Double Tax Treat­ies (the “Treat­ies” or “Treaty”) with the United King­dom and Cyprus. The pro­to­cols re­vise the with­hold­ing...
13 Nov 19
Se­cur­ity Trust and Con­trac­tu­al Li­en in Ukraine
Wish­ing to stim­u­late eco­nom­ic growth and to pro­tect the in­terests of cred­it­ors, Ukrain­i­an au­thor­it­ies have taken a de­cis­ive step by in­tro­du­cing nov­el leg­al con­cepts used in de­veloped mar­kets.  In Septem­ber...
30 Oct 19
Ukraine launches cash re­bate mech­an­ism for for­eign film pro­du­cers
On 16 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine signed the law, which en­titles for­eign film­makers to re­ceive com­pens­a­tion for the pro­duc­tion costs in­curred on Ukrain­i­an ter­rit­ory. In or­der to at­tract for­eign...
28 Oct 19
Ukraine mod­ern­ises le­gis­la­tion on whistle blowers
On 17 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Par­lia­ment of Ukraine ad­op­ted the Law No. 1010 (the “Law”), which sig­ni­fic­antly ex­pands the rules and re­quire­ments for re­ceiv­ing, pro­cessing and tak­ing ac­tion on in­form­a­tion...
22 Oct 19
Ukraine moves to pro­tect con­sumers of fin­an­cial ser­vices
On 16 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an Pres­id­ent signed Draft Law No. 1085-1, which sets out new re­quire­ments for the qual­ity and trans­par­ency of fin­an­cial ser­vices provided by banks and oth­er fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions....
10 Oct 19
Ukraine re­vises pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules
On 19 Septem­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment passed a re­vised Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law, aimed at mak­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment more ef­fi­cient and align­ing le­gis­la­tion with EU Dir­ect­ives 2014/24 and 2014/25....
08 Oct 19
Ukraine in­tro­duces new GTS un­bund­ling plan
On 18 Septem­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an cab­in­et ap­proved a new plan for re­struc­tur­ing the na­tion­al joint-stock com­pany Naf­togaz and a new mod­el for un­bund­ling of the Ukrain­i­an gas-trans­mis­sion sys­tem (GTS)....
07 Oct 19
Ukraine's par­lia­ment makes push to leg­al­ise private in­vest­ig­at­ive...
The Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment is sched­uled to de­bate two draft laws seek­ing to lift private in­vest­ig­at­ors and leg­al en­tit­ies de facto car­ry­ing out in­vest­ig­at­ive activ­it­ies from the reg­u­lat­ory limbo in which...
12 Sep 19
Mono­poly break­up in Ukraine
On 5 Septem­ber 2019, the An­ti­mono­poly Com­mit­tee of Ukraine (AM­CU) found the OST­CHEM group, a pro­du­cer of ni­tro­gen fer­til­isers, guilty of ab­use of the mono­poly (dom­in­ant) po­s­i­tion, ordered its break up,...
12 Sep 19
Ukraine passes new pro­ced­ure for es­tab­lish­ing "green" tar­iff
On 30 Au­gust 2019, the Na­tion­al Com­mis­sion for State Reg­u­la­tion of En­ergy and Pub­lic Util­it­ies of Ukraine ad­op­ted a res­ol­u­tion ap­prov­ing a new pro­ced­ure for es­tab­lish­ing, re­view­ing and ter­min­at­ing the...
12 Sep 19
UK food and cos­met­ic pro­du­cers to the EU to face new reg­u­la­tions after...
As Brexit draws near­er and with the like­li­hood of an un­reg­u­lated exit still not off the table, EU-27 com­pan­ies im­port­ing or selling food or cos­met­ics from Great Bri­tain face li­ab­il­ity risks if they con­tin­ue...
20 Aug 19
Ukraine takes an­oth­er step in its sup­port of elec­tric cars
On 6 Au­gust 2019, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine No. 2754-VIII dated 11 Ju­ly 2019 (Law) which sim­pli­fies the rules per­tain­ing to elec­tric vehicles (EV) on Ukrain­i­an roads. The Law,...