International Holding Structures 01/11/2010 Introduction The taxation system of Ukraine is relatively young, sophisticated and un-refined. It is destined to be reformed to provide more business-friendly procedure and to collect more taxes by virtue of efficient administration and expanding the taxable base, rather than by keeping tax rates high. We believe that the introduction of tax benefits for Ukrainian holding companies could be one of the ways to modernize the ...

Product Liability 2010 09/06/2010 1 Liability Systems 1.1 What systems of product liability are available (i.e. liability in respect of damage to persons or property resulting from the supply of products found to be defective or faulty)? Is liability fault based, or strict, or both? Does contractual liability play any role? Can liability be imposed for breach of statutory obligations e.g. consumer fraud statutes? Applicable Ukrainian law establishes a general principle ...

Pretrial settlement. Procedural aspect. 14/05/2010 Sorry, this entry is only available in Ukrainian.

Dispute Resolution 2010 27/03/2010 GENERAL 1. Please give a brief overview of the use of commercial arbitration in your jurisdiction, including any recent trends. What are the general advantages and disadvantages of arbitration compared to court litigation in your jurisdiction? Commercial arbitration is divided into two distinct categories: international and domestic. Commercial disputes involving a foreign or international element may be brought before international arbitration tribunals subject to the relevant arbitration ...

Dematerialization of Stocks (in Ukrainian) 19/01/2010 Sorry, this entry is only available in Ukrainian.

Ukraine: Important Developments of 2009 17/12/2009 Amendments to Ukraine domestic arbitration law On 31 March 2009, the Law of Ukraine “On amending certain laws of Ukraine concerning courts of arbitration functioning and enforcement of their awards” №1076-VI, came into force (see Legal update, Ukrainian parliament reforms domestic arbitration). The new law, which was enacted to introduce controls over abuse of the domestic arbitral courts, amends the following Laws of Ukraine: * The Law On ...

Ukraine: Important Developments of 2009 17/12/2009 PHILOSOPHY PRACTICES LAWYERS MEDIA CONTACT US Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner, ENGARDE Attorneys at Law, for PLC Arbitration multi-jurisdictional monthly e-mail Amendments to Ukraine domestic arbitration lawOn 31 March 2009, the Law of Ukraine “On amending certain laws of Ukraine concerning courts of arbitration functioning and enforcement of their awards” №1076-VI, came into force (see Legal update, Ukrainian parliament reforms domestic arbitration). The new law, which was enacted to introduce controls over abuse ...

Overview of Restructuring and Insolvency Activity 20/11/2009 Article by Andriy Vyshnevsky, Senior Partner of ENGARDE. This review is available in PDF format. To read the article, please press «Download additional information».

The Higher Commercial Court of the Ukraine Acknowledges Arbitration Rules of Domestic Arbitral Institutions 19/11/2009 Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner, ENGARDE Attorneys at Law, for PLC Arbitration multi-jurisdictional monthly e-mail The Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine has issued Informational Letter N 01-08/530, acknowledging, for the first time, that procedural rules of domestic arbitration bodies can be used by the courts as a source of law. On 29 September 2009, the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine (HCCU) issued Informational Letter N 01-08/530, acknowledging, for ...

Ukrainian Union of Producers and Businessmen and the European Arbitration Chamber announces cooperation agreement 09/11/2009 Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner, ENGARDE Attorneys at Law, for PLC Arbitration multi-jurisdictional monthly e-mail The Ukrainian Union of Producers and Businessmen (UUBP) and the European Arbitration Chamber have announced a cooperation agreement which aims to provide Ukrainian businesses with new opportunities to protect their interests and rights abroad. On 13 October 2009, the Ukrainian Union of Producers and Businessmen (UUBP) and the European Arbitration Chamber announced a ...