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Viktoriia Stavchuk

Senior Associate

Contact
T +380 44 391 3377
Kyiv (Volodymyrska Street)
6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Street
01054 Kyiv
Ukraine
Languages Ukrainian, English, Russian

Viktoriia Stavchuk is a Senior Associate in Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang. Viktoriia has over 7 years of experience advising large Ukrainian and international companies on various tax and legal issues related to their business operations in Ukraine. Her expertise includes domestic and international tax issues, direct and indirect tax planning, structuring of domestic and cross-border business operations, tax due diligence, review and structuring of contractual arrangements, customs and currency control compliance.

Having worked with major international law firms present on the Ukrainian market, Viktoriia has wide experience in advising clients on current and up-coming international tax issues, including implementation of BEPS Action Plan, automatic exchange of information on financial accounts, transfer pricing matters and application of double tax treaties.

Viktoriia has experience in advising clients from various industries, including IT, oil & gas, renewables, infrastructure and financial services.

In addition to her degree in law, Viktoriia holds a Master of Business Administration degree, which allows her to combine profound legal expertise with business insights, offering only practicable and pragmatic solutions for client’s business needs. Viktoriia is a regular lecturer for Certificate Program in IT Law, organised by National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy, - the leading educational program on the Ukrainian market for law students and young practitioners working in IT industry. Within the program’s curriculum, Viktoriia teaches Domestic and International Taxation for IT industry.

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Relevant experience

  • Ring on various questions of Ukrainian law concerning the import and use of Ring home security products on the Ukrainian market
  • Uber on preparing a comprehensive risk analysis in terms of the legal aspects of competition, regarding certain exclusivity arrangements, tax and currency control rules for the introduction and implementation of a new payment option and functions in the special application Uber Eats in Ukraine
  • American multinational technology and social media company on various employment, tax, IP, and commercial matters related to the acquisition of an AI startup
  • Advising  American multinational technology and social media company on various commercial matters (including drafting/negotiating of various commercial contracts) and on real estate issues (lease agreements, construction contracts) in connection with the running of its business
  • Advising multiple gas trading companies on the legal, tax and customs peculiarities of natural gas storage in Ukraine under the regime of customs warehouse with its further import or re-export back to Europe
  • Conducting limited tax due diligences of a variety of target companies operating in the renewables sector for further acquisition by the clients
  • Advising clients on tax and legal matters related to cross-border structuring of investments into Ukraine
  • Advising the client, a Fortune 500 corporation, on tax, currency control and legal aspects for the structuring of exit from the project in Ukraine
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Education

  • 2018 – MBA, International Institute of Business, Kyiv
  • 2011 – Specialist in Law, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv
  • 2010 – Bachelor of Law (Law), Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv
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5 February 2018
CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine
me­di­um­CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang in Ukraine has had a fruit­ful year, work­ing on a num­ber of high-level man­dates, and con­tinu­ing to en­trench it­self as one of the lead­ing law firms in the mar­ket. Some of our key high­lights and re­cent up­dates a

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28 July 2020
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24 June 2020
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03 June 2020
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21 April 2020
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19 March 2020
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10 February 2020
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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...
14 November 2019
Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment rat­i­fies amend­ments to Double Tax Treat­ies with UK...
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 tax (WH...
12 August 2019
Mul­ti­lat­er­al Con­ven­tion to pre­vent BEPS to come in­to force in Ukraine in...
On 8 Au­gust 2019, Ukraine de­pos­ited with OECD its in­stru­ment of rat­i­fic­a­tion for the Mul­ti­lat­er­al Con­ven­tion to Im­ple­ment Tax Treaty Re­lated Meas­ures to Pre­vent Base Erosion and Profit Shift­ing (MLI)....
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On 5 Ju­ly 2018, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted amend­ments to the Cus­toms Code of Ukraine which in­tro­duce a “single win­dow” mech­an­ism and op­tim­ize con­trol pro­ced­ures at cus­toms (the “Amend­ments”). The Ame...