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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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22/11/2022
Ukraine changes rules on ex­empt­ing con­scripts from mo­bil­isa­tion
On 4 Novem­ber 2022, Ukraine’s par­lia­ment ad­op­ted changes to the Law of Ukraine "On Mo­bil­isa­tion Train­ing and Mo­bil­isa­tion" re­gard­ing the re­ser­va­tion or ex­emp­tion of con­scripts for the peri­od of mo­bil­isa­tion...
01/11/2022
Com­mer­cial rent pay­ments in Ukraine
1. Gen­er­al over­view Due to COV­ID-19 out­break, since mid-March 2020 the Ukrain­i­an Gov­ern­ment has ad­op­ted vari­ous meas­ures to try to con­trol the vir­us spread as much as pos­sible. The Gov­ern­ment­al de­crees...
01/11/2022
Di­git­al Mar­kets Act (DMA) comes in­to force on 1 Novem­ber 2022
The Di­git­al Mar­ket Act (DMA) was pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Journ­al of the European Uni­on on 12 Oc­to­ber, and it will enter in­to force on 1 Novem­ber. Large di­git­al plat­forms that of­fer core plat­form ser­vices...
05/10/2022
2022 ‘Blue Guide’ – the up­dated EU product rules
On 29 June 2022 the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished its re­vised ‘Blue Guide’ on the im­ple­ment­a­tion of EU product rules. For over 20 years, the Blue Guide has been one of the main ref­er­ence doc­u­ments...
04/10/2022
Ukraine ad­opts new le­gis­la­tion on medi­cines
Des­pite the war with Rus­sia, Ukraine works harder than ever to align its le­gis­la­tion with that of the EU, in a bid to ac­cel­er­ate the EU mem­ber­ship. In a long-awaited move, on 28 Ju­ly 2022 Ukraine fi­nally...
29/09/2022
Ukraine al­lows for­eign private parties to con­clude 'for­um se­lec­tion clauses'
On 21 Septem­ber 2022, Ukraine’s par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Law of Ukraine “On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine in Con­nec­tion with the Rat­i­fic­a­tion of the Con­ven­tion on Choice of Court...
28/09/2022
Ukraine re­forms hous­ing mar­ket by in­tro­du­cing new trans­fer­able titles to...
On 10 Oc­to­ber 2022, after more than a year of dis­cus­sions and elab­or­a­tion, Law No. 2518-IX “On en­sur­ing the pro­pri­et­ary rights to real prop­erty that will be erec­ted in the fu­ture” will come in­to force...
14/09/2022
Ukraine fur­ther sim­pli­fies privat­isa­tion pro­ced­ures and an­nounces new privat­isa­tion...
Fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of sim­pli­fic­a­tion meas­ures for state prop­erty sales, Ukraine’s gov­ern­ment has an­nounced the com­mence­ment of the first round of privat­isa­tion auc­tions to be­gin in Septem­ber...
13/09/2022
UPC Rules of Pro­ced­ure go in­to force with judg­ments to be made pub­lic
The entry in­to force of the Rules of Pro­ced­ure is part of the fi­nal pre­par­a­tions for the United Pat­ent Court (UPC), which is cur­rently ex­pec­ted to start work in early 2023. After the bod­ies of the UPC...
05/09/2022
Ukraine passes law to make war re­cov­ery pro­jects more at­tract­ive to in­vestors
On 30 Au­gust 2022, the Par­lia­ment of Ukraine re­gistered Draft Law No. 7711 on reg­u­lat­ing land re­la­tions to en­sure swift im­ple­ment­a­tion of in­vest­ment pro­jects dur­ing mar­tial law, which is aimed at ex­ped­it­ing...
25/08/2022
Ukraine lifts cap­it­al and com­mod­ity mar­kets re­stric­tions
On 8 Au­gust 2022, the Ukrain­i­an Na­tion­al Se­cur­it­ies and Stock Mar­ket Com­mis­sion (NSS­MC) un­blocked al­most all op­er­a­tions on the coun­try's cap­it­al and com­mod­ity mar­kets. These op­er­a­tions were tem­por­ar­ily...
17/08/2022
Ukraine passes law grant­ing spe­cial rights to Pol­ish cit­izens
On 28 Ju­ly 2022, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the new Law "On the Es­tab­lish­ment of Leg­al and So­cial Guar­an­tees for Cit­izens of the Re­pub­lic of Po­land on the Ter­rit­ory of Ukraine". This Draft Law was...