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

  November 27, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
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

  November 23, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
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

  November 23, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
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.

Compensation of Damages Related with Wrongful Arrest and Detention of Ships in Ukraine

  November 12, 2015     By Lex Marine Law Office
There are numerous articles devoted to the procedure and problems related to arrest of ships in Ukraine, but the question of indemnification of damages which may be caused to Owners (beneficial owner, bareboat or time charterer) in connection with arrest or detention of their vessel has not been thoroughly covered yet.

Surrogacy in Ukraine: Positive and Negative Aspects

  October 20, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
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

  October 20, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
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

  October 5, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
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

  October 5, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
“Foreign Invested Enterprise” in Ukraine, what should we know about benefits and guarantees.

How to Travel Abroad with Children from Ukraine

  October 5, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Sometimes there is a need to travel with children abroad. Circumstances for such trips can be different: it is a vacation trip, or, in case of the existence of international marriage, it is the need to move a child to the parents and relatives in another country, etc. If you belong to these groups, you should pay attention to the novel in the legislation in order arrange the documents properly and not to waste time and nerves on the border control.

Errors that Can Lead to Raider Seizure in the Ukraine

  September 29, 2015     By Syutkin and Partners
Today it is not a secret that the "raider / unlawful seizures" have become the norm and rather the rule of doing business than the exception to the rule, and both domestic enterprises and large foreign investors are suffering from unlawful seizures. What can be attributed to the notion of "raider seizure". Raider seizure - unlawful seizure of real estate, corporate law, intellectual property by other economic entities, physical entities and public authorities.

Risk Allocation in Treaty Obligations

  August 3, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
The specificity of commercial relationship shows that at the stage of execution of the obligation against the will of any of the parties may be circumstances (events) leading to a breach of contractual obligations. How to manage these risks.

How to Protect and Save Assets that Remained in Crimea

  July 30, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
As a result of the illegal annexation of the Crimea by the Russian Federation, many owners of the property and assets in the Crimea have gotten quite difficult issue: how to protect and save these assets?

Recovery of Alimony in Ukraine from Persons Living Abroad

  July 28, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Practice of international marriages for Ukrainian people are not rare. In most cases, Ukrainian women get marriage with foreigners, so it can be a situation that woman has to recovery of alimony from a husband who is living abroad. This is a complex procedure but in recent years situation has changed in a positive way and recovering of alimony from foreigners become easier.

What Exactly Should a Foreigner Do, if His Obligor is a State Enterprise on the Territory of Ukraine

  July 27, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Many of state enterprises provided international economic activities, such as buying some equipment abroad, borrowing from foreign bank institutions and investment companies, ordering work or services. Due to the nature of its management of state enterprises, they really are not fair and binding payers on their debts, and as a result foreign contractors have to go to courts or arbitrations to protect their legitimate rights and interests.

New Procedure for Utilization and Disposal of Medicinal Products in Ukraine

  June 17, 2015     By Legal Alliance
Order of the MOH No 242 of 24.04.2015 approving new Regulations on utilization and disposal of medicinal products was published on the web-page of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The Legal Regulation of the State Geological Studies of Subsoil Use in Kazakhstan

  May 28, 2015     By Integrites
As stated by the government, geological study is one of the priorities of industrial development of Kazakhstan. Despite the rich mineral resources, replenishing the mineral resource base remains as an urgent and serious problem for the state.

Kazakhstan Tax Inspections: Tax Authorities' "Sword of Damocles"?

  May 28, 2015     By Integrites
Any state cannot exist without taxes and control over the timely treasury reimbursement and taxes are conducted by state revenue bodies. One of the instruments of tax policy is tax inspections. Our last dispute practice between tax authorities and entrepreneurs on the additional charges based on the results of the tax inspections shows that entrepreneurs in general are always "at gunpoint" of the tax authorities and they are not protected from repeated for the same period inspections.

Voluntary Liquidation of Branch and Representative Offices of Foreign Legal Entities in Kazakhstan

  May 28, 2015     By Integrites
Many legal entities, including non-resident legal entities (hereinafter the "Legal entities") while conducting their business activities often face the necessity of expanding their businesses not only within their country of incorporation but also by the presence of in different regions as well.

Dispute Resolution in the Eurasian Economic Union

  May 28, 2015     By Integrites
On 29th of May 2014, the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan), the Russian Federation (Russia) and the Republic of Belarus (Belarus) have signed the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union.

Engagement of Foreign Workers: Work Permits and Visas in Kazakhstan

  May 28, 2015     By Integrites
Under the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the work of foreign employees in Kazakhstan requires in certain instances a work permit and a work visa.

Granting Preferences to Kazakhstani Legal Entities in Connection with their Investments in Kazakhstan

  May 28, 2015     By Integrites
The issues related to the provision of preferences to Kazakhstani legal entities in connection with their investments in Kazakhstan are mainly governed by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Investments” dated January 8, 2003 (hereinafter the “Investment Law”) and the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Taxes and Other Obligatory Payments to the Budget” dated December 10, 2008 (hereinafter the “Tax Code”).

Risks for Foreigners when Obtaining Ukrainian Citizenship or Residency Permit

  May 12, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Ukraine is now quite good country to immigrate, especially for Middle East citizens who move to Ukraine to have better work. Also, many students from other countries decide to remain in Ukraine after finishing university.

IT-startups in Ukraine: It's Time to Start

  April 29, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Ukraine, as a potential country for doing business, is often discussed by foreign investors, despite the fact that the ratings of favorable legal environment of Ukraine is not too high. The main reason for the low ratings of favorable investment climate in Ukraine is corruption and overly regulated legal regulation of business.

How to Avoid Fraud Adopting a Child from the Ukraine

  April 14, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
The procedure of adoption of a child from Ukraine is complicated, expensive and long. Ukrainian legislation makes the process of adoption transparent as much as possible, candidates must prove their welfare and reputation (in the broadest sense of these words) to exclude the possibility of adoption by dishonest and careless parents.

Avoiding of Risks in Property Interests Purchase in the Ukraine

  April 8, 2015     By Kalita, Markovich and Partners
Investing to the real estate market is very profitable in Ukraine. There are a lot of foreign companies which provide their activity in Ukraine with one purpose – to buy and rent the real estate. Ukrainian state bodies designed very good legal remedies for property and owners too. But now we still have a lot of legal gaps.

Proposed Price Changes for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices in National and Foreign Currency in the Ukraine

  March 26, 2015     By Legal Alliance
On March 13, 2015 on the web-site of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine the draft of the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine was published, which is consider to change the Regulation of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “On reference pricing for medicinal products and medical devices procured by the state and local budgets”, dated 02.07.2014 N 240, in the aspect of the declaring currency of wholesale and selling price (hereafter as the Draft of Regulation).

Some Medicinal Products Registration in the Ukraine

  March 26, 2015     By Legal Alliance
Government adopted the Regulation of the CMU on establishment of unlimited re-registration and simplification of some medicinal products registration.

Land Property Purchase in the Ukraine

  March 24, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Nowadays, land property is one of the most profitable objects of investment in Ukraine. Both Ukrainian and foreign investors show their interest in this sphere.

Registering a Pharmaceutical Company by a Foreigner in Ukraine

  March 24, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Starting a new business in Ukraine appeals to foreigners, as it provides a real opportunity for significant profits from trade at the pharmaceutical market. This niche of the market shows permanently existent and growing demand for different medical drugs along with various supplements and accompanying personal care products.

How to Open a Ukrainian Representative Office for a Foreign Company

  March 18, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Opening of the representative office of the foreign company in Ukraine can be a complicated process where numerous ins and outs must be taken into account. It may be full of unnecessary delays and worries for citizen of other countries, since they are not familiar with the requirements of the Ukrainian legislation. In addition, language barrier is also a subject for consideration.

Is it Legal to Write a Secondary Ukrainian Business Contracts in English?

  March 18, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
According to the widely common international practices, originals of the most important documents should be executed in more than one language which are native for each of the participants of the agreement. In such a manner, all the parties of the international agreement should clearly understand and accept the essence and conditions of document to follow with the stamps and signatures at the moment of signing the document.

The Possibility of Realization of Medicinal Products after Termination of the Registration Certificate

  February 10, 2015     By Legal Alliance
On 10.20.2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Medicinal products" concerning turnover of medicinal products and state quality control of imported to Ukraine medicinal drugs".

A New Wave of Mobilization: Procedure for an Enterprise in th Ukraine

  February 10, 2015     By Legal Alliance
On January 20, 2015, the Law of Ukraine № 113-VIII of January 15, 2015 came into force which approved the Decree of the President of Ukraine "On the partial mobilization".

What Documents are Needed for the Employment Contract of a Foreigner in the Ukraine?

  February 4, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Due to current political changes, various processes of documentation preparation for foreigners in Ukraine seem to be easier than even a year ago. Due to this fact, one of such spread branches like creation and processing the employment agreements and contracts can generate much less issues, questions and complications in comparison to many other cases

What is the Best Way for Foreigner to Let a Home in Ukraine?

  February 3, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Deciding on the purchase of real estate and its further lease in Ukraine, any foreigner / should consider the order of actions according to all legal requirements of current Ukrainian legislation. It is necessary to advise in order to care about and secure his/her future financial safety as well as prospective investments towards further monetary growth.

Business Establishment in Ukraine

  February 2, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Nowadays many foreigners plan to establish their own business in other country. It can be very profitable because every country has some advantages in comparison with other countries. For example, agro-industrial and agricultural spheres in Ukraine are developed on a very high level and the profit of having business in such spheres in Ukraine can be much higher than in other countries.

Legal Aspects of Marrying Ukrainian Citizens

  February 2, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
Nowadays, many people move to Ukraine to marry with Ukrainian citizens. A foreigner who married a person who lives in Ukraine will face a number of challenges before and after the registration of a marriage. This is not about difference between mindsets and some special culture features: in this article we will consider Ukrainian law features and different law problems related to marriage.

How Does the Foreigner Validate Documents Issued in Ukraine?

  January 27, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
The largest part of all documents confirming one or another status of the foreign person by some country will require a further legalization according to current regulations of any other country, where a foreign national plans to work and/or reside in the future.

Your Business in Ukraine: New Perspectives for the Private Sector

  January 27, 2015     By Kydalov & Partners
It's not a secret that Ukraine is still one of the market dark horses in context of entrepreneurship. Not many of large companies venture to base their businesses here despite of the wide range of potentially profitable areas for investment. The events of winter and spring of 2014 scared even those who worked steadily for our economy for years. However, now due to the current European course, there are good prospects for the climate improvement in this area

Eurasian Patent: Special Requirements

  January 22, 2015     By IPStyle
If you have decided to grant a patent for invention, you have several options: national applications (protection in selected country); filing an application for a regional system - the Eurasian Patent; protection through the international application under the PCT.

Adoption of Ukrainian Children by Foreigners

  December 15, 2014     By Kydalov & Partners
There are more than 25,000 of children living in orphanages in Ukraine. Of course, all of them want to find a carrying family and loving parents. Not only Ukrainians can give them such an opportunity to find home, but also residents of other countries can do. Fortunately, Ukraine is loyal to adoption of children by foreigners.

On Requirements Set by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)

  December 1, 2014     By Legal Alliance
Starting in 2015, the pharmaceutical companies - EFPIA members shall comply with the requirements regarding the disclosure of information on the transfer of value to Healthcare Professionals and Healthcare Organizations.

If Your Debtor is a Resident of the Ukraine

Debt collection is a complicated juridical procedure, especially if your debtor is in the other country. Along with the already familiar problems there are some additional aspects (like linguistic barrier, country’s specific legislation). It seems nearly impossible, but it can be solved easily. To solve the problem, a foreign businessman needs Ukrainian lawyers’ help.

Patentability of Business Methods in Ukraine

  By IPStyle
In different countries Patentability of business methods has always been the subject of controversy. Ukraine is not exception of this rule.

Court Practice in Violation of the Plant Varieties Rights in the Ukraine

  By IPStyle
Civil Code of Ukraine and the Law of Ukraine ‘On the Protection of Plant Varieties’ determines that plant varieties property rights in case of infringement can be protected by court.

Surrogate Mother from the Ukraine: Legal Grounds

It is not a secret that an average childbearing age in the developed countries has significantly increased. Many people in developed countries live for a long time "for him(her)self" and start thinking about children only at the age of 40. And if such an age is not a problem for a man, a woman, even with modern medicine, may have some difficulties with the childbirth. In most cases the surrogacy is the only way.

Trademark Registration by Distributors in the Ukraine

  By IPStyle
There is a substantial amount of issues that should be considered in details before entering into a legal relationship with the distributor in any country. Ukraine is not an exception.

Legal Support of Marriage and Divorce with a Foreigner in the Ukraine

Before marriage, you need to solve the following issues:

Trademark Use Requirement According to Ukrainian Legislation

  By IPStyle
If you have decided to register trademark in Ukraine, here are some general tips which you have to consider while achieving this point.

Foreign Investments in the Ukraine

A brief overview about the guarantees that Ukrainian legislation provides for foreign investors and which steps should be done to enjoy them.

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