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Top Changes for Financial Institutions on Restructuring and Recoveries Market in Ukraine

August 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by GOLAW.

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One of the biggest fear for a creditor in providing financing is a possible default with zero perspectives to recover damages. On the international arena until recently Ukraine has been known as a high-risk country that precludes foreign investment flows. However, the situation has changed substantially over the past few years.  

How much does it cost to use “proprietary” TM?

August 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by GOLAW.

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For many international companies, it is a common practice to allow the use of their trademarks (TM) to all group companies on a free of charge basis. Some parent companies do not even have a right to charge the royalty payments from their subsidiaries, as this contradicts the company’s policy. In the case of subsidiaries located in the territory of Ukraine, such a situation suits everyone, at first glance, because royalties do not have to be paid at all. 

The Parliament of Ukraine ratified the MLI Convention. Is this the end of offshores?

March 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by GOLAW.

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“Ukraine will never join BEPS and will not introduce an automatic exchange of tax information! Ukrainian tax authorities are not able to understand the international tax planning and therefore BEPS will not work in Ukraine!” - such statements in different variations repeatedly sounded addressing the deoffshorization process launched in Ukraine a few years ago.

Indeed, earlier there were grounds for such thoughts, but now it is clear that all this does not match the reality. Particular evidence is ratification by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on February 28, 2019, of the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures, which was signed back in July 2018, in order to counteract the tax base erosion and profit shifting (hereinafter referred to as the “MLI Convention”).

​HOW RISKY A TAXPAYER ARE YOU?

February 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by GOLAW.

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A new blocking system for tax invoices, along with a new procedure for suspending the registration of tax invoices in the Unified Register of Tax Invoices, has been in operation since March 2018 in Ukraine. According to the new procedure, established under Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine resolution â„– 117 of Feb. 21, 2018, the registration of tax invoices is suspended when such invoices meet the risk criteria of the transaction, or when the taxpayer meets the risk criteria set for taxpayers.

Svitlana Musienko joins Sayenko Kharenko as a partner

November 2018 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Sayenko Kharenko .

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Svitlana Musienko joins Sayenko Kharenko as a partner

Sayenko Kharenko has strengthened its tax practice with a new partner hire. Svitlana Musienko brings 20 years of professional experience advising major international companies and the largest Ukrainian business groups on domestic and international tax planning, transfer pricing, tax issues, corporate law, and investment structuring.

Prior to joining Sayenko Kharenko, Svitlana worked as a partner heading the tax practice at an international law firm and as a senior manager at one of the Big Four accounting firms. She has been involved in some of the most significant corporate restructuring and high-profile tax due diligence projects in Ukrainian history. In addition, Svitlana is actively involved in policy and legislative initiatives in the areas of tax and transfer pricing.

Partner Vladimir Sayenko welcomes new partners team member: “We are proud to welcome Svitlana on board. She is a recognised expert in Ukrainian tax law with many years of experience leading the tax practice at a multinational law firm. We have no doubt that under Svitlana’s supervision our tax practice will continue to develop into a true market leader.”

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Ukraine Introduces Tax Incentives for IT Industry

August 2012 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Avellum.

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On 5 July 2012, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law Of Ukraine “On Amending Section XX “Transitional Provisions” of the Tax Code of Ukraine on Peculiarities of Taxation of Software Companies” (the “Law”). The Law came into force on 3 August 2012. The tax incentives introduced by the Law provide for a very favourable tax regime for companies operating in the IT industry and are likely to be widely used by national and international businesses. Below we provide the brief description of the incentives introduced by the Law.

UKRAINE CONTINUES TAX REFORMS

August 2012 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Avellum.

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On 5 July 2012, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law Of Ukraine “On Amending the Tax Code of Ukraine Regarding the State Tax Service Due to Administrative Reform in Ukraine” (the “Law”).

INTEGRITES ADVISED ENI S.P.A. ON VARIOUS TAX LAW ISSUES

26 June 2012. International law firm Integrites provided legal support to Eni S.p.A, one of the largest energy company in the areas of tax law in relation to its business in Ukraine.

Tax Stimulus for IT-Industry

June 2012 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Asters.

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Recently, the Ukrainian parliament adopted new legislation introducing certain amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and other laws and regulations. The draft laws ("Laws") are specifically aimed to support Ukrainian IT-industry, granting certain tax benefits to IT-companies. If the Laws are finally adopted, the tax benefits shall become effective from 1 January 2013 and remain valid for a 10-year period.

New Tax Circulars

February 2012 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Asters.

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Recently Ukrainian State Tax Service (STSU) published a number of tax circulars containing STSU's interpretations of the tax law. The above circulars cover a variety of issues. Some of the key points are as follows:

Royalties decrease in 2012

January 2012 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Asters.

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On 13 January 2012 the Law of Ukraine "On Amending the Tax Code of Ukraine Regarding Review of Certain Tax and Duties Rates"(the "Amendments") became effective. The Amendments change the procedure for calculation of adjustment index used for royalties' calculation.

Enhanced deduction for corporate expenses on research and development

October 2011 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Integrites Group.

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Sweden is - in relative terms - one of the leading countries in the world within research and development. Most part of research and development in Sweden is financed by the industry, with a total contribution of 83 billion SEK in 2007.

Taxation in Ukraine: Major Developments In 2010

June 2010 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Asters.

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It has become a tradition in Ukraine when approval of the annual state budget law is followed by amendments to Ukrainian tax laws. This process usually takes place in late December each year. This year, however, the state budgeting process was completed only in April in the wake of presidential elections, formation of the new parliamentary coalition and appointment of the new government.

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