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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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22/09/2021
Un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in the ag­ri­cul­tur­al and food sup­ply chain in Ukraine
1. How are un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in the ag­ri­cul­tur­al and food chain reg­u­lated in this jur­is­dic­tion? When the ap­plic­able reg­u­la­tions were in­tro­duced and when they were last amended? In Ukraine, there...
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21/09/2021
Ukraine to Leg­al­ise Vir­tu­al As­sets
On 8 Septem­ber 2021, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted Law No. 3637 On Vir­tu­al As­sets (the “Law”). The Law aims to reg­u­late the cir­cu­la­tion of vir­tu­al as­sets in Ukraine; it also defines the rights...
16/09/2021
Ukraine par­lia­ment launches his­tor­ic re­vi­sion of phar­ma­ceut­ic­al le­gis­la­tion
On 9 Septem­ber 2021, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment sup­por­ted in the first read­ing a re­vi­sion of its le­gis­la­tion on medi­cines, ini­ti­at­ing a two-week peri­od for sub­mit­ting amend­ments to the ba­sic ver­sion. Sev­er­al...
13/09/2021
Ukraine con­siders feed-in-premi­ums to fur­ther sup­port re­new­able en­ergy...
On 26 Au­gust 2021, the Min­istry of En­ergy of Ukraine pos­ted on its web­site a draft law in­tro­du­cing a feed-in-premi­um (FIP) sup­port scheme for re­new­able pro­jects. This new policy in­stru­ment should help...
08/09/2021
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...
02/09/2021
Ukraine sim­pli­fies pro­ced­ures for con­nec­tion to elec­tric­al grids
On 15 Ju­ly 2021, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted draft Law No. 5009 “On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine on Sim­pli­fic­a­tion of Con­nec­tion to Elec­tric Net­works”, which was cre­ated...
02/09/2021
Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment takes steps to im­prove cor­por­ate gov­ernance
On 15 Ju­ly 2021, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment passed the first read­ing of the Draft Law “On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Ukrain­i­an Le­gis­lat­ive Acts About Im­prov­ing Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance of Leg­al En­tit­ies, for which...
01/09/2021
Ukraine in­tro­duces draft laws fa­cil­it­at­ing use of elec­tric vehicles and...
In Ju­ly 2021, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted amend­ments to the Tax Code of Ukraine, which provide for cer­tain tax ex­emp­tions for im­ple­ment­a­tion of elec­tric vehicles (EVs) in Ukraine (EV Tax Amend­ments)...
20/08/2021
Ukraine ad­opts com­pre­hens­ive reg­u­lat­ory frame­work for state sup­port of...
From Feb­ru­ary 2021, when Law No. 1116-IX On State Sup­port for In­vest­ment Pro­jects with Large In­vest­ments in Ukraine came in­to force, the Ukrain­i­an gov­ern­ment has ad­op­ted all the ne­ces­sary reg­u­lat­ory acts...
18/08/2021
Ukraine re­launches ju­di­cial se­lec­tion and ap­point­ment sys­tem
On 11 Au­gust 2021, the act­ing head of Ukraine's High Coun­cil of Justice (HCJ) began im­ple­ment­ing the re­quire­ments of the re­cently ad­op­ted laws that were passed to re­form the na­tion's ju­di­cial sys­tem...
16/08/2021
Ukraine MoH pro­poses loosen­ing reg­u­la­tions on can­nabin­oids cir­cu­la­tion
In Ju­ly 2021, the Min­istry of Health of Ukraine (MoH) pub­lished for pub­lic dis­cus­sion a draft gov­ern­ment­al res­ol­u­tion (Draft) amend­ing Res­ol­u­tion No. 770 dated 6 May 2000 that lists the sched­ules of con­trolled...
09/08/2021
Ukraine changes qual­ity con­trol rules for im­por­ted medi­cines
On 21 Ju­ly 2021 the Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters of Ukraine amended its Res­ol­u­tion No. 902 On State Qual­ity Con­trol of Im­por­ted Medi­cines. The amend­ments took ef­fect on 27 Ju­ly 2021. The key points con­tained...