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Ukraine

As a participant in the global banking and finance industry, you are faced with increasing financial, regulatory and political pressures. New rules on capital requirements, risk profile and investor protection pose challenges for your organisation. We have unmatched geographical coverage and more English and US qualified banking and finance partners on the ground in CEE than any other law firm. We are your first port of call whether you are planning a cross-border transaction with a multi-jurisdictional security package or loan portfolio or implementing a first-of-a-kind financing structure in your domestic market.

Whether you are a financial institution, equity house, asset manager, mutual fund, accountant, privately owned company, corporation or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face. From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

CMS Ukraine connects you to over 500 banking and finance lawyers in 39 countries worldwide. The team based in Kyiv has a strong reputation advising international banks on bilateral and syndicated transactions, including corporate loans, trade and commodity finance and project finance.  Our clients are both the lenders and borrowers.  

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12 April 2021
EU Di­git­al Ser­vices Act gives new leg­al frame­work for plat­form eco­nomy
The European Com­mis­sion has is­sued the draft pro­pos­al for the Reg­u­la­tion on a Single Mar­ket for Di­git­al Ser­vices (Di­git­al Ser­vices Act or DSA), which cre­ates a new leg­al frame­work for di­git­al ser­vices...
06 April 2021
Ukraine: Tax in­cent­ives for large in­vest­ment pro­jects enter in­to force
On 28 March 2021, the Law No 1293 On Amend­ment of Tax Code of Ukraine on Spe­cif­ics of Busi­nesses Im­ple­ment­ing In­vest­ment Pro­jects with Large In­vest­ments in Ukraine (the “Tax In­cent­ives Law”) entered...
29 March 2021
EDPS & EDPB re­lease joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act
On 10 March 2021, the EDPB and the EDPS re­leased their joint opin­ion on the Data Gov­ernance Act (DGA), the European Com­mis­sion’s Pro­pos­al for a Reg­u­la­tion on European data gov­ernance. The DGA is an...
15 March 2021
Ukraine to in­tro­duce FDI screen­ing mech­an­ism in stra­tegic sec­tors
On 3 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Draft Law of Ukraine No. 5011 “On For­eign In­vest­ment in Leg­al En­tit­ies of Stra­tegic Im­port­ance for Na­tion­al Se­cur­ity of Ukraine” (the “Draft Law”) was re­gistered in the...
04 March 2021
Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment pro­poses new law to mod­ern­ise fin­an­cial leas­ing mar­ket
While the fin­an­cial leas­ing concept re­mains the same, the Law provides for a clear defin­i­tion of fin­an­cial leas­ing and spe­cifies its fea­tures – align­ing some reg­u­la­tions and re­mov­ing pre­vi­ously ex­ist­ing...
23 February 2021
Ukraine re­sumes large-scale privat­isa­tion
Large-scale privat­isa­tion in Ukraine took a hit as a res­ult of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic and was tem­por­ar­ily sus­pen­ded in March 2020 as a quar­ant­ine meas­ure.  On 4 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the draft law No. 4543...
23 February 2021
D&O In­sur­ance be­comes real­ity in Ukraine
On 20 Janu­ary 2021, the Ukrain­i­an Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters (CMU) ap­proved Res­ol­u­tion No. 28 “On amend­ments to the pro­ced­ure for vol­un­tary li­ab­il­ity in­sur­ance of man­agers and mem­bers of su­per­vis­ory boards...
16 February 2021
CMS ad­vises ING Bank-led syn­dic­ate of banks on ex­ten­sion of USD 300m pre-ex­port...
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised a syn­dic­ate of banks led by ING Bank N.V. as man­dated lead ar­ranger in re­la­tion to the ex­ten­sion of the pre-ex­port fa­cil­ity for Ukraine’s Ker­nel Group. The total...
11 February 2021
Ukraine's gov­ern­ment pro­poses law on em­ploy­ee pro­tec­tion and com­batting...
On 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Ukrain­i­an gov­ern­ment ap­proved the Draft Law on In­tro­duc­tion of Amend­ments to the La­bour Code of Ukraine re­gard­ing Iden­ti­fic­a­tion of Em­ploy­ment Re­la­tions and their Fea­tures, which...
02 February 2021
EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
22 January 2021
EDPB is­sues draft guidelines for data breach no­ti­fic­a­tions
Fur­ther to the GDPR re­quire­ment for re­port­ing per­son­al data breaches to the com­pet­ent data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity and, in cer­tain cases, to af­fected in­di­vidu­als, the European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB)...
19 January 2021
New GDPR strategy to tackle new tech­no­logy, data se­cur­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al...
The European Data Pro­tec­tion Board (EDPB) pub­lished its GDPR Strategy 2021-2023 on 5 Janu­ary 2021, set­ting out four main pil­lars and key ac­tions, which in­clude: Pil­lar 1: Ad­van­cing har­mon­isa­tion and...