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Renewable energy in Ukraine: green auctions launched

July 2019 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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In the first half of 2019 alone, renewable energy facilities with a capacity of more than 1.5 GW were connected to the Ukrainian grid, with about 96% of those being solar and wind energy facilities. In the whole of 2018, which has been a record-breaking year so far, numbers were almost half as high. The Ukrainian market also remains very attractive to foreign investors, not least because of the lucrative feed-in tariff rates, which are paid out regularly. Now, after the adoption of the so-called law on green auctions, significant changes can be expected.

General requirements to advertising in Ukraine

July 2019 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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The main legal act regulating legal relations in the field of advertising is the Law of Ukraine On Advertising. The implementation of the Law in practice requires a detailed analysis and practical experience. The fulfillment of the requirements of the Law and other regulatory legal acts regulating advertising relations in Ukraine is a guarantee that government agencies in Ukraine, such as the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Inspection of Consumer Protection of Ukraine will not be able to start an advertiser's check.

Business in Ukraine: the ins and outs of top managers dismissal in Ukraine

July 2019 - Employment. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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Top managers belong to the category of employees on whom the company efficiency depends, as top managers implement business and corporate policies â€“ strategies, business plans, and projects â€“ and make decisions that will determine the future of company business. Although it is indisputable that business is based on complete trust, effective control mechanisms could hardly be dispensed with. These truisms are well known to everyone. However, as practice shows, sometimes business owners overlook important issues that later lead to financial and reputational risks.

Competitors as accomplices

May 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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In 2019, it is getting apparent that violations of antitrust law, in particular in the area of ​​anticompetitive concerted actions (for example, price collusion of oil traders or food products wholesalers) not only become dangerous due to the sanctions of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the AMCU), but also add a competitive intrigue to the principle – who will be the first who declare to the AMCU.

Antitrust Law Aspects in Ukraine

April 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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Ukraine, like other European countries, developing a market economy on their territory, has incorporated antitrust regulations and legal mechanisms in its legislation to regulate and support competition, as well as rules to ensure fair competition. An integral part of the competition control is the control exercised by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine over M&A transactions both in Ukraine and abroad, which may also affect Ukrainian domestic markets.

Medicines advertising and unfair competition in Ukraine

April 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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In Ukraine, advertising of medicines represents the largest share in terms of volume both on TV and Internet. Advertisers are increasingly struggling to attract the attention of older advertising consumers, strongly influenced by advertising as they trust the advertising messages they see, read or hear and do not seek advice from a doctor. At the same time, an important role is played by the advertiser’s strict adherence to the advertising law requirements for protection against unfair competition when creating and placing advertisements related to medicines and medical products, etc.

Medicines advertising and unfair competition in Ukraine

April 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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In Ukraine, advertising of medicines represents the largest share in terms of volume both on TV and Internet. Advertisers are increasingly struggling to attract the attention of older advertising consumers, strongly influenced by advertising as they trust the advertising messages they see, read or hear and do not seek advice from a doctor. At the same time, an important role is played by the advertiser’s strict adherence to the advertising law requirements for protection against unfair competition when creating and placing advertisements related to medicines and medical products, etc.

Inward Processing in Ukraine

April 2019 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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For years the Ukrainian government has been making efforts to find effective solutions to increase the Ukrainian economy efficiency and to create conditions for its further growth. To find such solutions is not an easy task. It is also important to take a closer look at the experience of the countries that used to have similar economic starting positions as Ukraine has now.

Renewable energy in Ukraine: trends to expect in 2019

March 2019 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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The alternative energy industry is one of the fastest growing and most attractive sectors for investment in Ukraine. This can be explained, inter alia, by the favorable geographical conditions in Ukraine, where solar radiation is more intense than, for example, in Germany. The wind speed in this Eastern European country makes it possible to develop large-scale wind projects. Moreover, Ukraine has a huge potential in electricity production from biogas, which, in some cases, is already partially being successfully implemented.

Doing business in Ukraine: turning point for the currency control in Ukraine

February 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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One of the most hotly discussed topics in 2019 is currency control liberalization in Ukraine.The currency control liberalization was one of Ukraine’s priorities under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. At the beginning of 2019 the National Bank of Ukraine (hereinafter the “NBU”) approved and promulgated all long-awaited regulations, serving as the basis for a new liberal system of foreign currency control. The new currency control system will be launched on 7 February 2019, the same day as the Law of Ukraine On Currency and Exchange Transactions becomes applicable. The changes are aimed at deregulation, facilitating cross-border transactions with foreign currency and expanding the list of available foreign currency transactions.

Certificate vs. Declaration of Conformity: What to Choose?

January 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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Most Ukrainian companies have become accustomed to the fact that since 1 January 2018 the state certification system no longer exists in Ukraine. The compulsory certification abolishment, the transition to voluntary certification, and the application of technical regulations are part of the technical regulation system reform. Ukrainian manufacturers and importers therefore wonder: which document should be used to certify the conformity of products – a certificate of conformity or a declaration of conformity?

New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

May 2018 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).

Prior to the the new Law adoption, the limited liability companies’ activities were regulated by the Law of Ukraine On Business Entities, adopted in 1991 (with many subsequent amendments) and which stopped meeting the facts of life, preventing limited liability companies’ shareholders from handling the issues of corporate relationships between them easily.