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Should We Expect Immigration of Turkish Citizens, and will Ukraine be Interesting for this Purpose?

  July 22, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
Where could Turks immigrate? It is unlikely that many Turks will immigrate to Muslim countries, because the level of freedom there does not reach even modern-day Turkey. Even business immigration to the EU does not look so attractive for the middle class, because the cost of living is much higher in the EU. There is one more potential country for temporary or permanent immigration – Ukraine.

The Features of Surrogacy Contracts in Ukraine

  July 21, 2016     By Aleksey Pukha & Partners
The complexity of procedures for implementing surrogacy requires fixing contractual relationships between the parties and fixing the potential risks for each party.

The Popularity of Surrogacy in Ukraine

  July 20, 2016     By APC Law Firm
The right to maternity and paternity is one of the basic moral rights of the couple under Art. 49.50 Family Code of Ukraine. However, there are circumstances due to health reasons, which could foreclose the couple of realization of this right naturally. But this does not mean that the couple can’t become parents, as an alternative way out - to go for help to the surrogate mother.

Getting a Permit for Permanent Residence in Ukraine by a Foreigner Based on Investment

  July 20, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
The most plausible reason of getting an immigration permit is making investments to the Ukraine economy by a foreigner, that is a convertible currency in the amount not less than one hundred (100) thousand USD registered in the proper order

What to Expect from Brexit

  July 18, 2016     By APC Law Firm
The European Union, which was considered as the most successful integration project, has undergone significant changes with which it faces for the first time. The key issue of the exit of the UK from the EU is absence of such procedure mechanism for implementation.

The Fundamental Reform of the Judicial System of Ukraine

  July 15, 2016     By SDM Partners Law Firm
The new Ukrainian law simplifies procedures on access to justice, provides fundamental reform of the judicial system of Ukraine pursuant to international regulations and standards and increases the independence of judges. Now Ukraine is entitled to recognize the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court under the terms of Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Innovations of Ukrainian Law on Protection of Minority Owners of Corporate Rights

  July 13, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
The Law of Ukraine "On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine on the protection of investors" included a norm of judicial consideration of disputes between business entity and its official by the economic courts to the Economic Code of Ukraine, even after his official powers have been terminated.

Requirements to the Name of Entities in Ukraine

  July 6, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
The company name is a very important part of the business, because thanks to their names companies can promote their brand in the market, shape the perception of consumers, a name can become a trademark, etc.

Privatization: Attracting Foreign Investors to Ukraine

  July 6, 2016     By DLF Attorneys at Law
The long announced plans of Ukraine in relation to massive privatization are being gradually implemented. The importance of privatization is backed by the need, on the one hand, to fulfill the state budget, and, on the other hand, to increase the effectiveness of state enterprises’ management.

How to Avoid Sanctions in Ukraine for Breach of Terms of Settlements in Foreign Currency

  July 5, 2016     By DLF Attorneys at Law
Many Ukrainian companies actively import goods and services. Frequently, their foreign counter-parties require prepayment for delivered goods or rendered services. Therefore, it is worth remembering that prepayment in favour of the non-resident under foreign economic contracts triggers provisions of the Ukrainian legislation in relation to settlements in foreign currency, such as Article 2 of the Law of Ukraine “On procedure for settlements in foreign currency”.

Methods of Intellectual Property Protection for Software Products in Ukraine

  June 29, 2016     By Aleksey Pukha & Partners
In present conditions the area of information technologies, particularly software development, is rapidly evolving. By the number of certified specialists in IT and volume of export of services for the software production, Ukraine ranks the fourth place among the leading countries of the world.

Business Acquisition by Foreign in Ukraine: Basic Errors

  June 23, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
Business acquisition is a complex and long process that can confound even the most experienced businesspersons, because different business aspects, legal aspects, and human factors are important. This article will show you basic errors.

Revolution in the Judicial System of Ukraine

  June 6, 2016     By Synergy
On June 2, 2016 Ukraine took the revolutionary decision on the judicial reform and the establishment of a Specialized Сourt for Intellectual Property!

Problems of filing reporting on controlled transactions in 2016 in Ukraine

  May 27, 2016     By Aleksey Pukha & Partners
According to the requirements of the Tax Code of Ukraine taxpayers, whose amount of controlled transactions with one counterparty exceeds 5 million USD (excluding VAT), are required to present the report on controlled operations for reporting calendar year to central executive body that implements the state tax and the customs policy, before May, 1 of the year following the reporting by electronic means electronically in compliance with the law on electronic document and digital signature.

Ukraine “Green” Energy Tax Benefits

  May 8, 2016     By DLF Attorneys at Law
Starting from April 2009 Ukraine makes efforts to financially stimulate generation of electricity from alternative sources of energy. Such stimulation results in, first of all, legislative provision for feed-in tariff, i.e. the guaranteed obligation of the state to purchase generated “green” energy from producers, and also in establishment of a significant number of tax benefits for producers of alternative energy.

General Aspects of Investment Climate in Ukraine

  May 8, 2016     By APC Law Firm
The investment climate is a general description of the complex of social, economic, institutional, legal, political, social and cultural backgrounds, which leads to the attractiveness and feasibility of investing in a particular economic system (the economy, the region and corporation).

Business Inheritance in Ukraine

  April 28, 2016     By Kydalov & Partners
The one of advice would be that business owners, especially if the business is successful, it is necessary to think in advance about the solving of the situation after their death, in order to protect the rights of heirs and further preservation of business . Such actions of the testator must concern two aspects: the relevant amendments to the constituent documents of the company; the drafting up of wills in relation to quality of business and business assets.

Acquiring Ukrainian Citizenship

To receive Ukrainian citizenship in any grounds you shall appeal to the territorial division of Ukraine LCA on the place of living; submit an application with the necessary documents; obtain a certificate of registration of the citizen of Ukraine (which is the basis for obtaining passport of citizen of Ukraine) in the territorial division of Ukraine LCA on the place of living.

Adopting a Child in Ukraine by Foreigners

Adopting a child is a responsible step for every family. The procedure of adoption is extremely difficult, both from a legal and social point of view. The legislative process of adoption is regulated in a way that as a result of adoption adopters and person who is adopted carry out certain risks.

Establishment of the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

On 16 March 2016, the Verkhovna Rada ratified the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany on establishment of the German-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The Agreement was approved on 23 October 2015 at the Ukrainian-German business forum in Berlin.

Distant Trade in Ukraine of Non-resident Companies: Features of Tax Regulation

Remote trading in Ukraine is developing rapidly, created favorable conditions, therefore it would be reasonable it would be prudent for many companies of distant trade - non-residents to consider the Ukrainian market as one of the high-potential.

Procedure on Feed-in Tariff Premium in Ukraine Approved

On 26 February 2016, the Procedure on determining the level of use of Ukrainian-made equipment on electricity objects that produce electricity from alternative sources of energy and establishment of the relevant premium to feed-in tariffs became effective.

Feed-in Tariff Reform in Ukraine

Renewable energy has become one of the most lucrative areas for foreign investors looking to extend their business in Ukraine. However, the legal framework in the field is still being developed, undergoing constant revisions. Below is an overview of the latest 'green' tariff reform.

Acknowledgement of Paternity in Ukraine: Legal Aspects

Acknowledgement of paternity is the expression of person’s will. This person considers himself as a father of the child and it is one of the most pressing issues in the family law of Ukraine. After all, the fact of the child's origin from this man makes it necessary to perform the duties, established by Ukrainian legislation, of his father.

The Availability of Assisted Reproductive Technologies for Single Persons. Legal Aspects in Ukraine

In recent years, medicine has reached the heights, including in matters of surrogate motherhood. Ukrainian legislation regulating the issue of surrogate motherhood pretty good, but if you consider this question wide enough, you'll notice that even the liberal Ukrainian law allows some discrimination because it is said exclusively about the couples who are in a registered marriage.

Search and Seizure of the Documents of the Enterprise by the Law Enforcement Agencies in Ukraine

The practice of search and seizure of accounting, tax and other documentation of the enterprise is quite common in Ukraine. Sometimes these law enforcement actions are explained by the presence of really strong reasons to form a reasonable suspicion of specific individuals in committing crimes in the sphere of economic or other financial activities, and the implementation of the criminal proceedings.

Legal Aspects of Marketing of Organic Products in Ukraine

The Ukrainian land is the most fertile in the European Union, the development of agro-industries are a significant and also market of organic agricultural products has been growing.

Legal Aspects of Patent Wars and Patent Trolling in the Ukraine

Intellectual property is one of the most valuable assets in today’s world, and the value of many businesses that are working with intellectual property are often much larger than the classical asset. The level of patent trolling in Ukraine is much smaller but has some specific features. Read this article and you will know them all.

ESCO Act – New Opportunities for Ukraine

Low level of energy efficiency is long and justified considered to be the number one problem of the Ukrainian economy. Therefore, the introduction of ESCO Act in May 2015 – «On the introduction of new investment opportunities, guarantee of rights and legal interests for businesses entities for major modernization of energy sector» is currently important.

Surrogate Maternity - International Experience and Implementation in Ukraine

Continued existence of human race, as an apogee of the relationship between a man and a woman is expressed in motherhood, which not only enriches, but also complements and harmonizes relationship between women and men. Birth of a child giveslong-awaited joy and is marked with common renewal, new stage of life and pleasant cares. What could be better than children's laughter and smiles!

Using of Facsimile in Business Practice in Ukraine

The facsimile is a technical way of signing documents that reproduces the signature of empowered person; actually it confirms the validity of certain transactions or relationships. Is it legally to use a facsimile?

Ukraine vs Russia - The Beginning of Legal Wars

The legal war of Ukraine against Russia was announced in 2014 but in the second half of 2015 took the unwrapped and massive character. On October 21, 2015, Ukraine sent the claim to the World Trade Organization against the Russian Federation, which put forward the issue for the imposition of Russian limitations on the supply of rail cars, switch equipment for railways and other products in the industry, because of which revenues of Ukrainian companies have fallen to 96%. What should we wait?

Marriages with Foreigners in Ukraine

Lately, by force of some intrinsic reasons, the problem of marriage consummation by the citizens of Ukraine with foreigners became more topical. Still, in this issue there are lots of nuances that are necessary to take into account to avoid problems in the future.

Ukrainian Asset Securitization - What Is It?

Asset securitization is the development and implementation of a set of legal measures aimed at the preservation of property. This practice has evolved in a separate area in connection with the increasing number of raiders, corporate conflicts with Ukrainian partners, lots of losses of already privatized objects, return of previously purchased objects from private property to the State, etc.

Execution of Decisions of Non-Resident Individuals and Legal Entities in the Ukraine

What can non-residents (individuals and legal entities), who have received judgments in their jurisdictions, and such decisions should be enforced in the territory of Ukraine, do?

Public-Private Partnership: Ukraine and International Experience

Topical today remains an interest in public-private partnerships. In a broad sense, public-private partnership is seen as the interaction of government and business (one or more) for the funding and management of special state or municipal institutions in various fields.

International Investigation of Crimes in Ukraine

Today the world is steadily moving to international globalization through constant economic, political, cultural and legal integration.

Legalization of Marriage, that Was Contracted Abroad, in the Ukraine

This decade people are actively traveling around the world, not only for tourism but also for work, choice the place of residence, and because of that an international marriage is common. In this article we will consider the case when one of the spouses is a citizen of Ukraine, and the couple decided to take up permanent residence in Ukraine.Registered overseas marriage should be legalized in Ukraine if a couple wants to have rights and guarantees established by laws of Ukraine for the couple.

Review of Financial Legislation Amendments in Ukraine 2015

Public finance plays a strategic role in functioning of financial sector and economy at all, developing of regions and supporting of entrepreneurship. In its turn these branches reflect a basis of economic and social development of Ukraine. Efficiency of public finance management is of a great role for providing stability of budget system as well as general financial safety and economic growth.

Ukrainian realtors, who we trust our money?

Protection of owners rights is important for every country. In Ukraine, there are not a lot of effective methods how to keep your rights. Often using realtors services we think and assume that our rights are defended. But as usual, it not so. Who are realtors in Ukraine? Are they responsible?

Provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

Provisions of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement concerning the creation of a free trade zone will become effective on 1 January 2016. The decision on the application of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement to the FTA was adopted in September 2014 by the EU General Affairs Council. What does the Ukrainian economy really expect? Is Ukraine ready for free trade with the EU: barriers and opportunities for business?

Ukraine Is a Huge Market for International Crewing Companies

Most of the sailors use the services of specialized personnel intermediary (“crewing”) agencies. Ukrainian market is interested in coming of fair and unbiased international crewing companies or opening by foreign persons agencies as alternative to domestic agencies. The market, at this moment, does not have much competition.

4 Simple and Reliable Ways to Check a Legal Entity – Resident of Ukraine

At the stage of making decisions whether it is worth to start business negotiations with a potential business partner, any information is valuable to help to determine in advance or formulate a thought. This article will provide examples of fast, reliable and at the same time, completely free of charge possibilities to find information about the legal entity – resident of Ukraine. You just should know a minimum of Ukrainian or Russian and your keyboard layout should support Cyrillic characters.

The Attractiveness of Ukraine as a Country for Obtaining a Residence Permit

Ukraine can be considered as an attractive country for foreigners wishing to immigrate to Europe. Let’s consider the benefits of migration to Ukraine in comparison with other countries and consider the so-called business immigration.

Use of E-mails as Evidence in Ukrainian Courts

Ukrainian legislation does not establish a clear field of application and the use of electronic documents and e-mails in the business and common activities. Even professional lawyers do not have a clear answer for this question, because of that judges in court consider use of electronic communications (e-mail) as evidence arbitrarily. What do Laws of Ukraine say about electronic documents and e-mails?

Purchase and Sale of Business in Ukraine: How to Make the Deal Legally Correct

Question about the sales of business in Ukraine is difficult to describe as a legal scheme or mechanism, different aspects of the business are regulated by their specific branches of law. There is no exact profitable way of purchase and sale. Because of that parties choose a better way for a particular business. Let us consider this issue in more details.

Surrogacy in Ukraine: Positive and Negative Aspects

Ukraine is very attractive in terms of finding women willing to provide the service of surrogate motherhood, as it has many positive aspects. Surrogate motherhood is a very profitable business in Ukraine. But this sphere of surrogacy is so attractive for fraudsters and unscrupulous persons. Why is that and how to escape of it?

The Future of Alternative Types of Dispute Resolution in Ukraine

Do you want to decide all dispute resolutions with your opponent without the court hearing? Do you want to find a solution and work with this Company in future?

The Increasing Role of Marriage Contracts in Marriages with Ukrainians

The number of signed marriage contracts is constantly increasing in Ukraine, what is more, it is growing in the segment of international couples when one spouse is a citizen of Ukraine and the other – a foreigner.

Foreign Infusions into Charter Capital of the Company in Ukraine: Benefits and Guarantees

“Foreign Invested Enterprise” in Ukraine, what should we know about benefits and guarantees.



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