Arbitration & Litigation, Aircraft Finance, Franchising, Bankruptcy & Tax Lawyers
106 Saksaganskogo Street, Suite 22
+380 44 2392390
+380 44 2392390
Contact Dr. Anna Tsirat
Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONJurvneshservice was founded in 1987 and is now the oldest Ukrainian law firm. Jurvneshservice offers a wide range of legal services in many areas of business and assists both Ukrainian and foreign companies. For the years of practice the attorneys of Jurvneshservice have been conferred numerous awards and have authored a great number of academic studies and monographs.
Jurvneshservice deals with all aspects of Ukrainian and international law. It advises on various aspects of business activities ranging from the registration of companies and their winding up, providing counseling to investment projects, handling litigation and arbitration, advising on aircraft financing and participation at bankruptcy proceedings.
Our attorneys and counselors are actively involved both in law practice and scientific activities. That gives them the ability to maintain high professional standards in the rapidly developing legal environment of Ukraine and to be ready to solve the most complex problems.
Year this Office was Established: 1987
Languages: English, German, Spanish, Russian and Ukrainian.
Areas of Law
- Administrative Law
- Aerospace Law
- Agency & Distributorship
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Appellate Practice
- Art & Culture
- Aviation Accidents
- Aviation Law
- Banking & Finance
- Banking Law
- Business & Industry
- Business Formation
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Competition Law
- Construction Law
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Litigation
- Corporate Taxation
- Credit & Mortgage
- Debtor & Creditor
- Employee Benefits
- Employees Rights
- Environmental & Natural Resources
- Environmental Law
- Estate & Trust
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- General Practice
- Government Contracts
- Import & Export
- Intellectual Property
- International Arbitration
- International Investments
- International Law
- International Trade
- Joint Ventures
- Land Use & Zoning
- Landlord & Tenant Law
- Licensing Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Natural Resources
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Oil & Gas
- Property Law
- Real Estate
- Regulatory Law
- Tax Planning
- Trade Investment
- Unfair Competition
- Venture Capital
- Work Permit
- Wrongful Termination
Areas of Law Description
Jurvneshservice deals with all aspects of Ukrainian and international law including but not limited to:
- Banking & Finance
A major component of the Firm’s banking practice consists of advising lending institutions in financing domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures and equity investments. We assist clients with all aspects of the deal structure, negotiation, and documentation, including issues of fraudulent conveyance, collateral, compliance with margin and other regulations, the relationships between senior and subordinated lenders, and all other issues particular to the syndicated loan market.
* Leasing and Other Asset-Backed Activity
The Firm is a recognized leader in leasing, asset-based financial structures, and structured financial transactions in Ukraine. We have been involved in institutional leveraged lease transactions from their inception and, in our many years of experience, have represented all parties to leasing transactions, including equity investors, lessors, lessees, borrowers, financial advisors, lenders, and credit support providers of all kinds.
- Contract Law
Jurvneshservice company commercial lawyers specialize in contracts, agreements, terms of business and other commercial documents, to ensure that clients are able to maximize their commercial opportunities while minimizing risk. Our lawyers approach to creating workable and watertight contracts is founded in their ability to really understand their clients, their businesses and the underlying commercial requirements.
* International Arbitration
The Jurvneshservice International Arbitration Group is widely recognized as pre-eminent in the field of international arbitration. We have extensive experience before all major arbitral institutions and arbitration rules. Our experience includes: International Chamber of Commerce (ICC); American Arbitration Association (AAA)/ International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR); London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA); Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC); and, UNCITRAL Rules arbitrations.
Jurvneshservice attorneys are widely and extensively attracted as local experts to disputes arising under international law and investment treaties. Our lawyers have been involved in ICSID arbitrations, as well as in investor-State arbitrations in other fora. We are experienced dispute resolution specialists in a wide range of industry sectors, including aviation, chemicals, construction, communications, electricity, manufacturing, media, mining, oil & gas, real estate development and telecommunications. We regularly provide counsel on drafting dispute resolution provisions, on the enforcement of arbitral awards, and on alternative methods of dispute resolution, such as mediation.
- Intellectual Property
Jurvneshservice offers its clients the benefits of a full-service patent, trademark, copyright and technology law practice that is active in both domestic and foreign areas. Jurvneshservice’s practice is directed not only to obtaining protection of intellectual property rights for its clients, but also to successfully enforcing such rights and defending its clients in court and before the Patent Office, when necessary.
The need for intellectual property protection, as well as the clear, prompt evaluation and resolution of issues and problems surrounding it, has become increasingly important for both large and small clients. Our attorneys are capable of handling any project or problem our clients are confronted with, providing complete legal services in the intellectual property area.
The firm has substantial experience in all phases of patent, trademark, copyright and trademark litigation in courts throughout the Ukraine and before the Patent Office. Such litigation has included significant successful experience in obtaining temporary emergency relief when circumstances demand it. Jurvneshservice‘s intellectual property services include evaluating the strengths of cases and negotiating successful settlements on behalf of clients in lieu of trial. The attorneys at Jurvneshservice have obtained their litigation experience working for a wide range of clients, from big companies to individual entrepreneurs.
In addition to the filing and prosecution of applications for copyright registration on publications, software, audiovisual materials and a variety of other copyrightable works, the firm has also dealt with complex legal issues involving interactive software and electronic databases, copyright ownership and protection of copyright rights in foreign countries. Jurvneshservice’s intellectual property attorneys have prepared publishing agreements, software licenses and end-user agreements for authors and publishers in fields ranging from music and the arts to education and construction.
The firm has prosecuted and defended copyright claims in the courts and has also obtained favorable resolution, in litigation and by settlement, for clients that have been accused of copyright violations.
* Licensing Law
Jurvneshservice’s lawyers assist clients with the exploitation of intellectual property assets and the acquisition and disposition of a project or system. Jurvneshservice’s lawyers also assist clients with a variety of technology legal services ranging from outsourcing to the exploitation of intellectual property to the acquisition or disposition of a project or system. The firm’s clients utilize a wide array of outsourcing service contracts relating to information technology services including applications development and data processing operations, network operations and systems and business process management. We represent service providers in the creation of strategic alliances to provide outsourcing services and in the utilization of applications or systems developed as a result of these alliances. In addition, when outsourcing disputes arise, we are well prepared to defend our clients' interests.
Jurvneshservice’s trademark attorneys represent clients in all facets of trademark law, counseling clients from the moment they begin to develop a product or service that requires trademark identification, through the processes of clearance, registration and protection. The firm offers clients guidelines in the proper use of trademarks and service marks.
The firm’s attorneys are experienced in evaluating information obtained from these sources as well as from traditional trademark search firms and guiding clients with opinions as to availability of trademark and service mark adoption and use, and registration. The firm also handles prosecution of state trademark and service mark registrations. The firm also handles foreign matters for clients, including trademark prosecution, oppositions and policies and reviews various international watch services for its clients. The firm’s Intellectual Property lawyers are experienced in drafting trademark licensing agreements covering services and goods offered under a mark. Attorneys also draft franchising agreements and disclosure documents complying with state and federal laws in connection with the franchising of clients’ marks.
Clients entrust us with their must-win matters – disputes in which huge sums, invaluable patents and brands, closely guarded market strategies, and even out-and-out company survival are at stake. With over 15 lawyers, our Litigation and Arbitration group is ready to respond. Operating in a closely knit network of 4 offices in Ukraine, we are prepared to do whatever it takes – strategically and decisively – to assure that your best business interests are well served in Ukraine.
The bankruptcy and insolvency litigation practice area represents both corporate and individual clients, including financially troubled companies in bankruptcy and corporate reorganization matters. Secured creditors, unsecured creditors, trustees, landlords and creditors' committees are also represented in bankruptcy proceedings, including claims negotiations, replevins, reclamations, foreclosures, defense and prosecution of preference and fraudulent conveyance actions and bankruptcy litigation.
Jurvneshservice tax attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients before the State Taxation Administration of Ukraine and its local inspection offices. This representation has covered the full range of tax conflicts¬. Broad practice at administrative courts has involved a broad range of income, sales, use and other tax issues.
The firm regularly represents clients in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation and intellectual property matters.
Jurvneshservice litigators have extensive experience representing contractors, subcontractors, building owners and architects in a wide variety of matters, including drafting of contracts and counseling on litigation avoidance. They also provide representation in state courts as well as alternative dispute resolution forums in connection with litigation or claims arising out of the construction process, including breach of contract claims and mechanics lien claims.
- Labor and Employment Law
The firm’s employment practice includes collective bargaining, employment counseling and litigation, wrongful discharge litigation, union avoidance and a broad variety of other labor and employment law areas, as described more fully below. Ranging across this spectrum of the law, Jurvneshservice attorneys have broad experience in the manufacturing, construction, transportation, retail, health care, airline, food, telecommunications, to name but a few.
They counsel clients on personnel policy development and sensitive individual employment decisions, with a view toward enhancing employee relations and productivity, while minimizing litigation risks. The firm is regularly called upon by clients to review employee handbooks and personnel policies and procedures for their impact on potential wrongful discharge, equal employment and other claims. The proven employment law experience of the firm thus provides depth and breadth in substantive law as well as industry background. The firm’s approach to employee relations is involved and progressive.
* Wrongful Discharge
Since its founding in 1987, the firm has concentrated and excelled in employment litigation. Jurvneshservice has been at the forefront in the burgeoning area of employment law known as wrongful discharge. With the potential of multiple claims, pain and suffering and other damages, the firm counsels clients on the best strategies to minimize the risk of litigation and, when litigation does occur, defends retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, fraud and other claims falling within the wrongful discharge rubric. The firm’s attorneys closely follow the ever-changing developments in this complex area through hands-on counseling and litigation experience.
* Collective Bargaining
The firm has extensive experience in successfully negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of management with representatives of workers and employees. Depending upon the client’s wishes, firm attorneys serve as spokespersons at the bargaining table, as support members of the management bargaining team, or as off-site resources for counseling, preparation and drafting of contract language. Due to their wide-ranging experience, Jurvneshservice attorneys bring both legal and practical experience to the management side of the bargaining table.
* Work Permits for Foreigners
In Ukraine it is permissible to employ a foreigner who holds a special permit for such employment. Ukrainian laws stipulate that the employer but not the employee should apply for a work permit. Jurvneshservice’s attorneys draft all necessary documents to receive necessary permits or prolong it for the next term at the State Centre of Employment at the Ministry for Labor of Ukraine or at its corresponding local center all over the Ukraine.
- Tax and Estate Planning
Due to the complexity and constantly changing nature of the tax laws, the tax aspects of almost every type of business and personal transaction require scrutiny by a tax attorney. At Jurvneshservice this experience is provided by the members of the tax group, each of whom has had substantial practical experience in resolving tax problems. In addition to advising the firm’s business clients with respect to the tax issues involved in the everyday operation of a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or sole proprietorship.
Jurvneshservice’s tax attorneys plan for and provide advice on the tax aspects of taxable and nontaxable acquisitions of business entities, mergers, recapitalizations, the organization and liquidation of entities, taxable and nontaxable sales and exchanges of assets, foreign operations, redemptions, distributions and the public and private offering of securities.
* Estate & Financial Planning
Estate and financial planning are a highly complex and sophisticated area of practice whose importance to individuals and businesses is widely recognized. Virtually every personal and financial transaction in which individuals engage, and many common business transactions, involves estate and financial planning ramifications. Given the continuing changes in the tax laws, the increasing complexity of financial products and the unprecedented growth of personal wealth, Jurvneshservice believes that this area of the law will continue to be an important part of our lives.
* Tax Conflicts
Jurvneshservice’s tax attorneys have extensive experience in representing clients before the State Tax Administration of Ukraine and local tax inspections. This representation has covered the full range of tax conflicts, from initial interviews with the tax inspector to representation before the administrative court, and has involved a broad range of income and other tax issues. Due to its practice Jurvneshservice is named as the best law firm in tax advising in 2008.
* Tax-Exempt Entities
Through representation of clients of Jurvneshservice’s not-for-profit practice, tax group members have developed substantial knowledge in the various tax issues encountered by tax-exempt entities. Such issues include qualification for exempt status, unrelated business income tax issues, private foundation rules and restrictions, joint ventures with taxable entities. Through the firm’s experience in these and other tax-exempt entity issues, Jurvneshservice ensures that its clients’ exemptions are preserved as they engage in various business transactions and that the variety of income and excise tax issues associated with exempt status and private foundation status are considered and properly treated.
* Corporate Taxation
The corporate tax team provides an unmatched breadth of direct and indirect tax expertise, ranging from corporate finance, real estate, structured finance to funds. We work closely with our clients and grow with them, becoming trusted business advisers in what we view as a long term relationship, not merely a one-off transaction.
We deliver the full range of corporate tax services, including stand alone tax advisory work, bespoke tax advantaged structuring and tax advice on transactions. We work closely with the Firm’s other practice groups to provide a seamless transactional experience. Examples of clients that value our tax services include businesses in the following sectors: property, retail, asset management, private equity; non-resident entities and private individuals.
The corporate tax team has practical and detailed knowledge of the workings of the Ukrainian tax authorities and legislative framework. This, together with a pro-active approach to tax planning and extensive experience of tax-based products, secures the corporate tax team a prominent position in this field.
- Business Formation
Jurvneshservice's Corporate practice has more than 10 lawyers who provide a broad range of corporate and business services to publicly held corporations and private businesses. In many cases, we serve as general counsel for corporations and represent them in all aspects of their corporate life – from the original establishment of the enterprise through all aspects of its evolution and operation. Our corporate practice is broad and often intersects with closely related practices – particularly tax, corporate transactions, and securities.
* Joint Ventures
We have extensive experience of providing advice to parties collaborating in joint ventures. This includes the drafting and negotiation of all of the key documentation, joint venture agreements, articles of association, secondment agreements, outsourcing agreements and the whole range of ancillary documentation.
* Mergers and Acquisitions
For most businesses, public or private, a significant acquisition or divestiture represents one of the most challenging undertakings that a purchaser or seller will ever encounter. These transactions are inevitably complicated, and the team of advisors chosen will directly impact the success of the transaction through their due diligence, business guidance, creative structuring, and execution.
Jurvneshservice provides a full range of services for private equity firms and strategic buyers, as well as sellers of businesses seeking to maximize value. In both domestic and international transactions, our clients have immediate access to a wide range of legal experience. We provide creative solutions to the regulatory, tax, accounting and competition law problems inherent in today’s corporate transactions.
Mr. Dmitry Salatyuk
Agricultural Law, Bankruptcy, Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law
Dr. Gennady Tsirat
Business Law, Commercial Law, Contracts, International Arbitration, International Investments
Dr. Anna Tsirat
Aerospace Law, Agency and Distributorship, Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Business and Industry
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