DLF Attorneys at Law

Full-Service Business Law Firm in Kiev, Ukraine

DLF Attorneys at Law

Torus Business Centre
17d Hlybochytska Street

Kiev 04050
Ukraine

Phone+380 (44) 3842454
Fax +380 (44) 3842455

Website www.dlf.ua
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Law Firm Overview

DLF Attorneys-at-Law is a full service business/commercial firm located in Kiev, Ukraine. Practice areas encompass advertising law, antitrust and competition law, contracts, corporate law and services, mergers and acquisitions, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, labour law, privatization, real estate, and renewable energy law, tax law and planning, litigation, and dispute resolution through arbitration.

The firm is led by Partner Attorneys Igor Dykunskyy, LL.M. and Andriy Navrotskiy, LL.M., who have more than 20 years of combined legal experience and are multilingual- Russian, German, and English. Many of the Associates graduated from a Ukranian law university and continued their studies abroad, in Germany and England in particular.

DLF Attorneys-at-Law represents clients in IT, engineering, management consulting agriculture life sciences and healthcare, renewable energy, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, and home appliances. The legal team applies industry-specific knowledge and working methods to offer tailored and economically viable solutions for even complex issues, working toward protecting clients’ rights and interests in their legal matters.


Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian, German

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Additional Areas of Law: Restructuring; Renewable Energy Law.


Partners

Igor Dykunskyy Mr. Igor Dykunskyy
Lawyer
Contracts, Corporate Law, Corporate Taxation, Energy, Insolvency

  

Affiliations

  • Ivano-Frankivsk Region Bar Association

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Renewable Energy Law
Intellectual Property Law
Insolvency and Restructuring
Antitrust and Competition Law
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Articles Published by DLF Attorneys at Law

 How Can a Foreigner Buy Real Estate in Ukraine?

The Ukrainian legislation ensures that foreigners exercise all rights and freedoms as well as obligations under the same conditions as Ukrainian citizens (subject to some exceptions provided for by the laws). Ukrainian laws impose almost no restrictions on the acquisition of real estate in Ukraine by foreigners.

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 Residence Permits for Foreign Investors

On 23 May 2017, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine On the Amendment to Several Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Eliminating Barriers to Attracting Foreign Investment. The Law is entering into force on 27 July 2017.

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 The Law of Ukraine on the Electricity Market Now in Force

On 11 June 2017, the Law of Ukraine On the Electricity Market entered into force. The law is aimed at complying with Ukraine's obligations under the Treaty establishing the Energy Community and the Association Agreement between Ukraine, of the one part, and the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the other part, and focuses on the implementation of legislative acts of the Energy Community in the energy sphere.

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 Procedure of Issuing Work permits for Foreigners Amended in Ukraine

On 23 May 2017, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine On Amending Several Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Eliminating Barriers to Attract Foreign Investment, which introduces major amendments to the Law of Ukraine On Employment. The Law shall enter into force on 27 September 2017.

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 Renewable Energy in Ukraine: New Rules

On 15 April 2017, the amendments to the Law of Ukraine On Heat Supply came into force, providing for amending the procedure of setting tariffs for heat produced by plants (including heating plants, thermal power stations and combined heat and power plants) from renewable energy sources.

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 Setting Up a Business in Ukraine

The most popular types of business companies that have shown themselves to good advantage in the eyes of foreign investors in Ukraine is a limited liability company, joint stock company, representative offices of a foreign company in Ukraine and private proprietorship.

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 Applying for the Work Permit in Ukraine

Before starting to work in Ukraine, a foreign national (or a stateless person) must first obtain a work permit from the competent employment office.

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 Smart Agriculture in Ukraine: IT Inovations for Sustainable Farming

The agricultural sector has long remained on the periphery of IT entrepreneurs and venture investors’ attention due to certain skepticism as for agtech, which is traditionally associated with agro-companies owners’ conservatism and low market reach of basic information technologies.

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 Changes in Foreigners’ Employment Procedure in Ukraine

On 03 February 2017, the changes to the Procedure of issuing, prolongation and annulling the work permit for foreigners and stateless persons in Ukraine came into force.

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 Simplification of Procedures for Drugs Registration

On January 5, 2017, the Order of Ministry of Health of Ukraine came into force, which approved the procedure for examination of registration materials for drugs submitted for state registration (re-registration), and the material on changes to registration materials during the registration of certificate for drugs registered with the competent authorities of the United States, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the European Union member states.

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 Taxes in Ukraine: Changes to Tax Legislation

On 1 January 2017 the Law of Ukraine “On Amending the Tax Code of Ukraine and Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine with Regard to Ensuring the Balance of Budgetary Revenues in 2017” and the Law of Ukraine “On Amending the Tax Code of Ukraine to Improve Investment Climate in Ukraine” came into force.

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 Doing Business in Ukraine: Current Exchange Regulation Rules

The National Bank of Ukraine prolonged temporary restrictions on monetary and currency markets in its Resolution No. 410 “On settlement of the situation on monetary and currency markets of Ukraine” of 13 December 2016, which became effective from 16 December 2016

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 Moratorium on Alienation of Agricultural Land Extended

On 6 October 2016, the President of Ukraine signed the Law on amendments to the provisions of the Land Code of Ukraine regarding extension of the prohibition on alienation of agricultural land.

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 Investing in Ukraine: Ukraine Expects to Have the Largest Grain Harvest in 2016

The Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food of Ukraine forecasts that in 2016 Ukraine will have the biggest grain harvest in the history of the country.

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 China Offers Ukraine to Establish a Free Trade Zone

In a recent statement of the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Ukraine, he expressed the readiness of the Chinese government to start negotiations on the free trade zone with Ukraine.

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 The European Investment Bank to Support Various Projects in Ukraine

The European Investment Bank announced that it considers to provide financing to the grain trader companies in Ukraine for the purposes of their infrastructure and logistics modernization.

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 Investing in Ukraine: New Grain Terminal in Chornomorsk Port in 2018

This article discusses the new grain terminal which is to be built in Chornomorsk.

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 Granting Additional Leave to Certain Categories of Workers in Ukraine

On 21 October 2016, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine published a Letter on granting leave to certain categories of workers. In this Letter, the Ministry considered the issue of granting additional leave to employees whose work is associated with increased neuro-emotional and intellectual load or performed in special natural geographical and geological conditions and conditions with increased health risk stipulated by clause 1 of the Article 8 of the Law of Ukraine “On leave”.

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 Law on Anti-raiding Adopted in Ukraine

On 6 October 2016, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On amendments to several legislative acts concerning introduction of European standards of protection of property rights and economic interests of citizens and investors", focused on liquidation of schemes of illegal takeover and aimed to promote the protection of property rights in Ukraine.

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 Clarification Regarding the Tax Consequences of Dividend Reinvestment in Ukraine

On 6 October 2016, the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine issued a letter, which gave explanations on income taxation of dividend reinvestments, targeted at increasing of the company's share capital.

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 Ukranian Law on Financial Restructuring Adopted

Law of Ukraine "On Financial Restructuring", drafted to overcome the negative effects in financial sector, caused by the crisis in the economy of Ukraine, and for the purpose of Ukraine's obligations fulfilment towards international financial organizations came into force on October19, 2016. The law will be valid until October, 19 2019.

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 Granting Additional Leave to Certain Categories of Workers

On 21 October 2016, the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine published a Letter on granting leave to certain categories of workers.

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 Insolvency Procedure in Ukraine: Key Aspects 2016

Insolvency in Ukraine is governed by the Law of Ukraine “On restoring debtor’s solvency or declaring it insolvent” (the Insolvency Law), the Civil Code of Ukraine and the Commercial Code of Ukraine.

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 Investing in Ukraine: ‘Centrenergo’ company to be privatized in May-June 2017

‘Centrenergo’ company is one of the most attractive lots of the privatization scheme in Ukraine for foreign investors, as well as with financial performance of ‘Centrenergo’ company in the first half of 2016.

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 Invest in Ukraine: Export of Ukrainian IT sector reached USD 2 billion in 2015

In 2015 Ukrainian IT sector managed to export its production (software programmes) in the amount of approximately USD 2 billion. This resulted in the IT sector being the third largest sphere of Ukrainian economy after agriculture and metallurgy.

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 Invest in Ukraine: Protection of Foreign Investment

One of the means for protection of foreign investment is the conclusion of international agreements on promotion and protection of investment.

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 Taxation in Agriculture in Ukraine

The main provisions of the Ukrainian legislation governing taxation in agriculture are embodied in the Tax Code of Ukraine, which regulates the special tax regime in the agricultural sector. Ukraine’s tax law provides certain tax benefits for agricultural producers.

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 Taxes in Ukraine: Corporate Income Tax

Corporate Taxpayers: Corporate Income Tax (CIT) is paid by the resident companies, which receive income in Ukraine as well as abroad. CIT is also paid by the non-resident companies, which receive income from Ukrainian sources.

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 Purchasing a Ukrainian Bank: Obtaining Approval from the National Bank of Ukraine

In 2015 Ukrainian legislation related to the acquisition of a significant shareholding in a bank was substantially amended. This was due to the harmonisation of Ukrainian legislation with EU legislation. Changes were, therefore, made to the laws of Ukraine as to the transparency of ownership structure, including the ultimate beneficiaries, of the banks, increase in the liability of the shareholders and related persons of the bank, etc.

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 Peculiarities of Drugs Advertising in Ukraine

For the last couple of years the Ukrainian Parliament and Government are constantly making efforts to simplify regulations for import and certification of drugs on the territory of Ukraine. The latest development is adoption of the law on simplification of state registration of drugs, which have been already registered with the competent authority of the USA, Switzerland, Japan, Australia, Canada or the EU. This law was signed by the President of Ukraine on 16 June 2016.

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 Ukraine Agriculture: Legal Aspects of Doing Agricultural Business in Ukraine

In this publication, we provide an overview of the legal regulations applicable to agribusiness, including legislative framework for sale and purchase and lease of agricultural land, various aspects of employment relations and taxation regime, etc.

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 Verkhovna Rada Abolished Registration of Foreign Investment in Ukraine

On 31 May 2016, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law on abolition of mandatory state registration of foreign investment, which become effective on 25 June 2016.

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 Privatization: Attracting Foreign Investors to Ukraine

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.

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

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”.

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 Single Price for Gas for Citizens and Entities: Great News for Investors in Ukraine

Pursuant to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 315 dated 27 April 2016, the new tariff price for gas for citizens is established in the amount of UAH 6879 per thousand cubic meters as of 1 May 2016. The same price was established for sale of gas for the needs of communal heat energy providers.

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 Real Estate Ukraine: Consequences of Failure to Perform Normative Monetary Evaluation of Land

On 11 May 2016, the Supreme Court of Ukraine at its joint meeting of civil and criminal chambers decided the matter on invalidation and cancellation of resolution of the district state administration and invalidation of the land lease agreement.

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 Ukraine “Green” Energy Tax Benefits

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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