Simferopol, Ukraine Pharmaceutical, Antitrust & Competition and Intellectual Property Law Firm

Legal Alliance

Legal Alliance
15 Bohdana Khmelnitskogo Street
Office 2, Crimea

Simferopol 95034
Ukraine

Phone+380 (652) 510705

Website www.legalalliance.com.ua
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Other Offices: Kiev  

Law Firm Overview

Legal Alliance Company is a Ukrainian law firm specializing in legal support for pharmaceutical companies. We are leading experts in pharmaceutical law, including intellectual property rights and antitrust and competition law.
Our firm is widely recognized across the legal community as one of the most recommended and successful firms in Ukraine.

We represent and advise companies in a variety of industries, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, cosmetics, chemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, food, health care, and more. Our team provides a full range of professional services, from tax and real estate advice to litigation, arbitration, advertising matters, and customs. We are also proud to be involved in various projects within the pharmaceutical industry, helping to improve the value of products and the ability of companies to serve individuals.

Legal Alliance Company consists of over 20 experienced lawyers. With a team of this size, we are able to provide a broad field of expertise and specializations, and the capacity to handle the most complex and specific legal issues. Our firm is proud to offer the most thorough and knowledgeable legal service possible, along with a commitment to personal care and individualized support.


Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Areas of Law


Areas of Law Description

Our areas of practice include:

Pharmaceutical regulatory law

As part of the practice, Legal Alliance Company advises on the regulation of industries (pharmaceuticals, medical products, hygiene products, cosmetic products, etc.) and individual activities (public procurement, pricing, advertising, compliance, etc.).

Areas of legal services:

- Licensing and certification of production, quality and drug safety control

Advising on obtaining a license. Providing legal support in obtaining a license. Conducting due diligence for compliance with the requirements of licensing conditions. Providing legal support during pre-and post-licensing inspections. Advising on compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP). Providing legal support in obtaining Certificate/Opinion of the State Service of Medicines.

- Clinical and post-marketing studies

Advising on the procedure for conduct. Determining the requirements for entities. Developing funding scheme. Drafting agreements with contract research organizations, clinical sites, researchers and insurance companies.

- Legal support for the registration of medicines

Preparing package of necessary documents. Advising on compliance with national legislative requirements for the registration of medicines. Providing current legal support for procedures during expert examination of registration dossier and medicines registration.

- Issues of import and export of medicines

Developing schemes of supply of medicines to Ukraine, drafting contracts that accompany the supply of medicines. Advising on obtaining a license to import medicines. Providing legal support in obtaining licenses to import medicines. Conducting due diligence for compliance with the requirements of licensing conditions of the import of medicines (respective material and technical resources, qualified personnel, maintaining necessary documentation, etc.). Providing legal support during pre-and post-licensing inspections of business entities. Advising on compliance with the requirements of the Customs Code of Ukraine. Obtaining status of customs bonded warehouse. Resolving disputes with customs authorities, including those concerning determination of the customs value and reclassification of medicines and medical devices in accordance with the Ukrainian Classification of Commodities for Foreign Economic Activity.

- Wholesale and retail trade in medicines

Advising on obtaining a license. Providing legal support in obtaining a license. Conducting due diligence for compliance with the requirements of licensing conditions. Providing legal support during pre-and post-licensing inspections. Providing legal support for accreditation of pharmacies. Concluding contracts for the procurement of medicines. Advising on compliance with Good Distribution Practice (GPP), Good Pharmacy Practice (GPP) and Good Storage Practice (GSP).

- Declaration of wholesale and retail prices

Preparing package of necessary documents. Filing documents with state authorities for declaring prices. Providing legal support in entering wholesale and retail prices into the state register.

- Pricing of medicines

Advising on limiting supply and marketing (wholesale) and commercial (retail) markups. Conducting due diligence for compliance with state regulation on pricing.

- Public procurement

Providing legal support to a participant during the procurement. Developing mechanisms of operation taking into account changes in the legislation on public procurement. Preparing legal opinions on specific legal issues in the sphere of public procurement. Carrying out expert examination for compliance with public procurement procedures. Providing support during appealing against procurement procedures in the AMC and the courts. Carrying out expert examination for compliance with the restrictions in the price regulation.

- Advertising/promotion of medicines

Analyzing advertising/promotional materials for compliance with national legislation in the field of advertising and protection from unfair competition. Supporting cases as regards protection from unfair and economic competition. Conducting due diligenceof the legality of methods of distribution of samples and compliance with the rules of ethical promotion. Carrying out expert examination of the compliance with the restrictions in the exercise of professional activities for medical and pharmaceutical workers.

- Conduct/sponsorship of conferences and scientific seminars, charity

Advising on conducting/sponsoring conferences, scientific seminars, charity. Concluding contracts to formalize business relations.Carrying out expert examination for compliance with the restrictions in the implementation of activities.

- Registration and support of the current activity of representative offices of foreign pharmaceutical companies

Providing full support for the registration of representative offices of foreign companies with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. Preparing documents and providing legal support for concluding contracts as regards and coordination of the issues of lease/purchase of office premises and vehicles (coordination with the General Directorate for Servicing Foreign Representative Offices). Providing legal support for the registration of vehicles. Concluding employment contracts. Concluding contracts to formalize current activities

- Compliance

Providing comprehensive legal services in the area of compliance of business processes with the requirements of FCPA, UK Bribery Act 2010. Testing potential counteragents. Auditing activities and documents of Clients for compliance with internal policies and requirements of national laws on labor, tax, contractual and other relations. Auditing and adapting companies’ current internal policies, operating procedures, regulations and guidelines for compliance with anti-corruption laws. Analyzing actual schemes of marketing activities of the company for compliance with anti-corruption laws. Developing the company’s policy in the field of preventing and combating corruption. Developing policy on due diligence of counteragents. Executing forms of documents required for conducting due diligence of counteragents. Carrying out due diligence of counteragents. Preparing official conclusions based on the results of the due diligence of counteragents. Developing typical anti-corruption clauses incorporated in agreements with counteragents. Developing typical anti-corruption provisions incorporated in job description. Developing typical certificates of revealing acts of corruption. Conducting internal related trainings, seminars and lectures. Developing memos and practical guides for employees. Developing procedures for staff questionnaire survey and reporting management. Preparing forms of questionnaires, periodic reports. Developing job description of the compliance officer. Advising the compliance officer on current activities. Developing/adapting operating procedures, regulations and instructions in the area of carrying out certain marketing and other activities, including:
*provision of grants;
*organization of round-table conferences and hospitality events;
*payment of fees and provision of cash bonuses;
*distribution of souvenirs and personal gifts;
*development, approval and distribution of promotional materials;
*holding of conferences;
*distribution of product samples;
*interaction with medical and pharmaceutical workers.

- Turnover of medical devices

Advising on control of quality and safety of medical devices. Conducting registration of medical devices. Providing legal support during import and export. Advising on pricing. Advising and providing legal support for the implementation of the Technical regulations on medical devices, active implanted medical devices, and medical devices for laboratory diagnostics in vitro. Providing legal support during the procedures for certification/declaration of medical devices. Advising on the National standards for medical devices, classes and modules of compliance. Advising on advertising/promotion.

- Turnover of cosmetic products

Advising and providing legal support for the implementation of the Technical regulation on cosmetic products. Advising on launching cosmetic products. Providing legal support for the certification procedures and obtaining of sanitary and epidemiological expert opinions. Advising on labeling.

-Resolution of disputes on regulatory matters

Preparing applications, complaints and petitions. Communicating with state, local governmental agencies and other agencies, enterprises, institutions and organizations. Preparing service documents. Participating in litigation related to pharmaceutical regulatory practice. Mediation.

- Rule-making in health care domain

- Settlement of other matters required for exercising economic activity in Ukraine

- Advising on choosing the form of business in Ukraine

- Advising on tax issues

Dispute Resolution

Areas of legal services:

- Litigation practice

*administrative disputes, including the tax authorities;
*commercial disputes;
*disputes arising out of the contractual commitments;
*intellectual property rights and copyrights;
*medicine and pharmaceuticals, including medicinal products deregistration;
*real estate property rights protection;
*customs law;
*antitrust and competition law;
*company law;
*labor law;
*international investments;
*individuals or companies business reputation protection;
*official malfeasances.

The Company’s lawyers working in the practice of dispute resolution, have considerable experience in litigation in the courts of different instances and represent the interests of leading national, foreign and international companies, as well as state enterprises in many fields of economy, including:

*pharmacy, medicine;
*biotechnologies and chemistry;
*fuel and energy;
*manufacturing;
*telecommunications, mass media and technologies;
*logistics;
*real estate and building construction;
*retail and FMCG.

- Arbitration

Legal Alliance Company has accumulated substantial experience in handling successful processes in many international arbitrations, both ad hoc and within the world's leading arbitration institutions rules.

Because Legal Alliance Company is a member of Eurojuris int., Europe’s largest network of law firms (covering 630 localities in forty countries worldwide), we have a unique opportunity to provide our Clients with litigation services in a variety of jurisdictions.

Legal Alliance Company both independently and with the help of our partners represents Clients’ interests in:

*International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine
*International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation
*International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Hungary
*The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce
*London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
*The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
*Vienna International Arbitration Centre

In addition, Legal Alliance Company is assisting in:

*obtaining interlocutory injunction in arbitration support in various countries
*annulment of the award procedure maintenance
*Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Ukraine

The Company’s lawyers working in the practice of dispute resolution, have considerable experience in litigation in the courts of different instances and represent the interests of leading national, foreign and international companies, as well as state enterprises in many fields of economy, including:

*pharmacy, medicine;
*biotechnologies and chemistry;
*fuel and energy;
*manufacturing;
*telecommunications, mass media and technologies;
*logistics;
*real estate and building construction;
*retail and FMCG.

Mediation

Mediation Team of the Legal Alliance Company, which consists of a certified mediator and lawyer, expert in the field of conflict, acts as a professional mediator and helps the parties to find a solution which would satisfy each of them.
Clients of Legal Alliance Company have successfully resort to mediation in matters of:
*intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, copyrights);
*advertising and promotion;
*competitive activities;
*contractual relations (license, delivery contract, lease, distribution, etc.);
*labor relations, etc.

Intellectual property law

Lawyers of the Company provide its clients with a broad range of services in registration, enforcement, and protection of titles to objects of industrial property, copyright and allied rights.
Such services include:
*counsel on matters of registration, assignation and protection of industrial property rights, copyright, and allied rights;
*counsel on suppression of all types of unfair competition as relates to intellectual property;
*counsel on coordination with collective managers of copyright and related rights;
*representation of clients before the State Department for Intellectual Property, its Chamber of Appeals, and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine;
*representation of clients before general, economic, and adjudication courts;
*representation of clients in negotiations on acquisition of rights and suppression of abuse of rights to intellectual property;
*development, analysis and registration of license, title transfer and commercial concession agreements;
*legal due diligence of documents related to acquisition and use of rights to objects of industrial property, copyright, and related rights.
*patent research in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medicine
*strengthening the market position of the company by means of intellectual property

Conduct of informational and analytical patent research
Legal Alliance collaborates with dozens of patent attorneys around the world. Our team and partners in other countries carry out highly skilled expert research intellectual property objects, both in single country or several countries or regions at the highest level of quality and reliability.

Trademark research
Legal Alliance offers the following services:
*Connotation analysis and linguistic checking
*Identical Knockout domain name and company name search
*Identical Knock-out search
*Advanced Identical search
*Monitoring in order to prevent potential conflict of registrations at the stage of filing and examination

Clearance
*In-depth analysis of trademark on the basis of the search and identification of potential obstacles for launch of a product on the market
*Comprehensive word and design mark
*Overall legal opinion
*Extensive domain name search
*Local company name search
*In-Use investigation

Name-finding projects (naming)

Legal Alliance on a regular basis manages name-finding projects, including analysis of the marketing characteristics of a new product, as well as integration of marketing and legal components. Legal Alliance coordinates all searches in each phase (from creation to clearing) in accordance with international standard ISO 9001:2008.

Patent research in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medicine

The range of services includes:
*Non-infringement search (freedom-to-operate), including identification and analysis of protective documents for patents and filed applications for inventions, utility models, industrial designs, certificates on the trade marks, which may impede or prevent introduction of the product (pharmaceutical product, substance, etc.) to the market.
*Audit of intellectual property - the identification of incorrectness and errors in registrations, the need for amendments, tracking deadlines, changes to the existing registrations, etc.
*Monitoring of intellectual property - periodic identification and analysis of IP violations of the customer on a regular basis (monthly, quarterly or annually).
*Consulting on the protection of IP rights - drafting proposals for the establishment of measures for preservation and protection of intellectual property rights, optimization and possible ways of such protection.

Real estate & Land law

Legal Alliance Company offers the clients the following comprehensive services in the area of land and real estate law in Ukraine:
*legal advising on general issues of land use;
*legal advising on the change of the designated purpose of land plots;
*legal support with regard to the process of land allotment;
*legal support concerning registration of title for a land plot;
*legal advising on land taxation;
*legal support with regard to registration of title for a land plot resulting from the purchase of real estate object located on such land plot;
*legal support concerning registration of land easements (servitudes);
*legal support with regard to conclusion of land lease agreements;
*preparation of tender and auction documents for determining land lessees;
*representation of clients’ interests in negotiations on land law issues;
*full range legal support on land purchase by non-residents, including assistance in securing consents by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
*pre-trial settlement and court resolution of disputes arising out of land issues;
*legal support of real estate transactions, leases, land parceling and other transactions;
*legal support with regard to registration of title for real estate objects;
*legal support on obtaining approvals for construction, reconstruction and renovation;
*legal support with regard to investment and construction projects;
*structuring and legal audit of real estate transactions;
*legal advising on taxation of real estate transactions;
*legal advising on investment issues in construction business;
*legal advising on placement into service of construction objects;
*legal support of legal entities and individuals with regard to planning (designing), obtaining approvals for project documentation and other aspects of construction process.

Advertising and promotion

Legal Alliance Company provides a comprehensive analysis of advertising and promotional materials in compliance with current legislation of Ukraine, including the establishment of compliance with:
*general requirements of the legislation on advertising;
*special requirements of the legislation on advertising of specific goods;
*the requirements of competition law (including for the presence of incomplete, inaccurate, misleading or unsubstantiated information, which may mislead advertising consumer);
*the requirements of the Company's internal policies.

Antitrust and competition law

Full range of services includes:

In the sphere of concentrations:
*providing legal advice regarding the necessity to obtain merger clearance;
*obtaining preliminary conclusions of the AMCU regarding the necessity to obtain merger clearances;
*structuring transactions in order to comply with the requirements of competition law;
*analyzing the formation of relations of control within a group of related entities;
*identifying breaches of competition law in the process of formation of a group of related entities, minimizing risks of negative consequences of such violations;
*obtaining merger clearances (including post-closing clearances);
*arranging and supervising merger clearances in other jurisdictions.

In the sphere of public procurement:
*providing legal advice in public procurement, drafting the necessary documents;
*providing legal advice at the appeal of public procurement procedures;
*representing clients within the procedure of challenging public procurement.

In the sphere of concerted actions:
*providing legal advice on the necessity of obtaining permits for concerted actions;
*obtaining preliminary conclusions of the AMCU with regard to concerted actions;
*obtaining permits for concerted actions;
*providing legal advice on the risks of recognizing the actions of business entities as anticompetitive concerted actions;
*analyzing commercial contracts, preliminary agreements, internal policies on promotion of goods (works, services), *cooperation with contractors, etc., as well as other documents for its compliance with the competition legislation or existence of violations thereof in the form of anticompetitive concerted actions;
*minimizing the risks of negative consequences related to violation of competition legislation in the form of anticompetitive concerted actions;
*obtaining AMCU recommendations with regard to the actions of business entities for the purpose of predicting anticompetitive concerted actions;
*representing clients before the AMCU within the framework of investigations of anticompetitive concerted actions.

In the sphere of occupying dominant position:
*providing legal advice to the business entities on dominant position as well as abuse of dominance;
*analyzing business contracts and internal documents of the client for the risk of abuse of dominance;
*minimizing the risk of negative consequences related to the violation of competition law in the form of abuse dominance;
*representing clients within the antimonopoly investigations on abuse of dominance;
*challenging the decisions of the AMCU on occupying the dominant position by business entities and abuse of dominance.

In the sphere of unfair competition:
*providing legal advice on matters of unfair competition;
*protecting the violated rights of the client in the field of unfair competition;
*analyzing promotional materials, advertising campaigns for its compliance with the competition law, obtaining recommendations of the AMCU on its compliance with the competition legislation;
*analyzing documents / actions of business entities for the risks of any violations in the sphere of unfair competition;
*representing the clients within unfair competition cases in the AMCU;
*challenging the decisions of the AMCU on unfair competition;

Other services in the sphere of competition law:
*advising on the provision of information on request of the AMCU;
*trainings for managers and employees of the company on antitrust and competition law;
*drafting competition compliance policies;
*challenging the decisions of the AMCU in the courts.

Corporate law

The services include but are not limited to:
*early stage counsel on optimum choice of business constitution form;
*development and preparation of draft documents for planned transactions;
*registration of companies and structural units of international business entities in Ukraine;
*counsel on transactions with securities aspects;
*counsel on investments;
*counsel on regarding the purchase and sale of assets and of leasing and funding activities;
*counsel on acquisition transactions, mergers, takeovers, split-offs, reorganization, and dissolution of companies;
*counsel on taxation of acquisition transactions, mergers, takeovers, split-offs, reorganization of companies, and purchase and sale of assets;
*counsel on antitrust and banking regulations;
*legal due diligence of planned acquisition transactions, mergers, takeovers, split-offs, reorganization, and dissolution of companies;
*representation of clients before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine, the State Commission for Securities and Stock Market, tax and customs authorities.

Commercial & contract law

Legal Alliance focuses on Contract Law and Commercial Law. Services provided by the firm’s lawyers regarding Contract law and Commercial law include:
*counsel on licensing and certifying of certain economic activities;
*legal support regarding obtaining licenses;
*appeals against revocation of the license;
*counsel on customs regulation of export-import transactions;
*counsel on employment regulation in the field of Commercial Law;
*transaction planning;
*due diligence of the counterparty’s documentation prior to a contract;
*counsel on contracts conclusion, fulfillment and termination (dissolution);
*primary analysis of counterparty’s legal documentation;
*drafting contracts and other project documentation;
*counsel on matters of contractual obligations fulfillment security;
*expertise of contracts;
*drafting records of disagreements and their harmonization with counterparties;
*representing clients through the development and conclusion of a contract;
*representing clients during negotiations in the course of their business;
*representing clients in disputes related to licensing and certification of certain economic activities;
*legal support of business deals at notary offices;
*representing clients in disputes related to business activities in courts of all levels.
*appeals of the decisions of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine on the cancellation of license for medical practice

Employment & Labor law

As part of Employment & Labor law practice Legal Alliance offers a range of services to corporate clients in various industries, considering industry-specific characteristics. Based on many years' experience in the implementation of legal support of foreign business in Ukraine we have developed a services package that meets global trends in the field of labor and employment area:
*development, analysis and advice on the labor contracts and agreements;
*development and analysis of internal labor policies and documentation;
*advice on obtaining a work permit for non-residents;
*advising on the restructuring of labor relations, layoffs and employers' liability;
*advising on working conditions: pay, benefits, insurance, and pension benefits;
*consulting in the field of legislation on personal data and confidential information;
*advising on outsourcing and personnel outstaffing;
*representing clients in negotiations on labor law;
*representing clients before the courts in the resolution of labor disputes;
*consulting in the field of legislation on trade union activities.

Customs law

Legal Alliance Company provides its clients with qualified legal assistance on matters related to the customs legislation of Ukraine. In particular, the lawyers and attorneys-at-law assist the clients on the following issues:
*The procedure of customs clearance.
*Code conversion and classification of goods.
*Determination of Customs Value of goods.
*Revaluation of goods.
*The procedure of taxation of goods crossing the customs border.
*Risks associated with transfer of goods by citizens.
*Protection of the interests of persons in the prosecution of smuggling and violation of customs regulations.
*Relationships with the customs authorities.

Tax law

Legal Alliance Company provides national and foreign companies with a wide range of tax services that includes:
*Consulting on taxation of domestic companies, as well as foreign companies and their representative offices in Ukraine.
*Preliminary analysis of tax consequences of planned transactions and investment projects.
*Tax planning and optimization in Ukraine.
*Development of tax structures for various types of deals and transactions.
*Providing legal due diligence relative to actions and decisions of tax authorities.
*Applying international tax treaties.
*Tax disputes settlement.



Affiliations

  • Eurojuris International
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Lawyers Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

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