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16 January 2015

Legal alert: Ukrainian Tax Reform in 2015 will affect businesses

Recently adopted Law on Tax Reform introduced important changes to Tax Code coming into effect in 2015. Some minor taxes are cancelled, new taxes on businesses introduced, tax rates increased and tax administration procedures changed significantly for some key taxes. arrow

13 January 2015

Legal alert: New personal data localization rules in Russia – UPDATE

The President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law on amendments to the Russian personal data legislation on 31 December 2014. This law changes the date of entry into force of recent amendments related to personal data processing in information telecommunication networks to 1 September 2015 instead of 1 September 2016. arrow

19 December 2014

KyivPost Legal Quarterly publishes a commentary by Oleg Boichuk on disclosure and transparency requirements for beneficiaries of local companies

The Verkhovna Rada, the nation’s par­liament, on Oct. 14 adopted a law that requires Ukrainian companies to disclose their true owners. The move is aimed at fighting corruption as many elected officials and others hide their ownership of companies and fail to disclose conflicts of interest. arrow

9 December 2014

The Lawyer publishes a commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi on what should be done to attract investors to Ukraine

Ukraine’s identity crisis has pushed lawyers to set personal politics aside to help clients protect assets, restructure businesses and negotiate unprecedented deals with Russian lawyers. arrow

8 December 2014

The Lawyer publishes a commentary by Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi in a special report on Ukraine

The Ukraine crisis has raised questions over which rule of law to follow, but the flight of international investors is giving local firms an advantage. arrow

20 November 2014

Global Trade Review Magazine publishes an interview with Roman Stepanenko on Ukrainian banking sector in need of change

Long-overdue reform of the domestic banking sector is increasingly the objective of the business community in Ukraine, GTR has learnt, as international lenders continue to consider their exposure to risk in a market mired by war and in the midst of currency crisis. arrow

19 November 2014

Merger Control in Russia: New Trends and Developments

International Antitrust Bulletin by ABA Section of Antitrust Law publishes an artcile by Anna Numerova and Elena Kazak. arrow

10 November 2014

Private Equity: 2nd edition – Russia

Mikhail Kazantsev, Arkady Krasnikhin, Michael Copeland, Roman Malovitsky and Mark Rovinskiy authored the Russia chapter of Private Equity Jurisdictional comparisons: Second Edition 2014. arrow

4 November 2014

Legal alert: Ukraine introduces new disclosure and transparency requirements for beneficiaries of local companies and owners of real estate

On November 25, 2014, the recently adopted Law “On Introduction of Changes to Certain Legal Acts of Ukraine Related to Determination of Ultimate Beneficiaries of Legal Entities and Public Figures” (the “Beneficiaries Law”) will come into force. arrow

31 October 2014

UPDATE: Cancellation of Certain Restrictions on Foreign Currency Transactions

The National Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) has adopted the Resolution dated 30 October 2014 No. 685 “On introducing certain amendments into the regulations of the National Bank of Ukraine” (the “Resolution 685”). Resolution 685 has withdrawn certain foreign currency restrictions previously introduced by the NBU in Resolution No. 540 dated 29 August 2014 in an attempt to limit outflow of funds from Ukraine. arrow

30 October 2014

Arbitrating Crimea-related commercial disputes

GAR publishes an article by Dmytro Marchukov and Serhii Uvarov on arbitrating Crimea-related commercial disputes. arrow

28 October 2014

Legal alert: Taxation of the Controlled Foreign Companies (CFC): Revised Draft Bill Submitted to State Duma

On October 22, 2014 a draft law on the taxation of the Controlled Foreign Companies was submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation. The Duma’s specialized committees should provide their comments on the draft before November 2, 2014. arrow

10 October 2014

Allocation of court costs in commercial litigation under Russian law

An article by Dmitry Tugushi and Roman Krylov is published in International Litigation News, Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division. arrow

23 September 2014

Legal alert: UPDATE: Restrictions on Foreign Currency Transactions and Mandatory Sale of Foreign Currency Revenues

Effective as of 23 September 2014, the National Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) has amended certain restrictions aimed at stabilisation of the situation on Ukrainian foreign exchange market, which were introduced by the NBU in the end of August – beginning of September 2014 and formalised by Resolutions of the NBU no. 515 dated 20 August 2014 (the “Resolution 515”) and no. 540 dated 29 August 2014 (the“Resolution 540”). arrow

16 September 2014

Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Market Regulation News

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners publish an update on Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals Market Regulation News. arrow



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