Legal alert: Further Extension and Liberalisation of the FX Restrictions adopted by the National Bank of Ukraine
The National Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) has adopted resolution No.581 dated 3 September 2015 (the “Resolution 581”) aimed at stabilisation of the situation on Ukrainian FX market. According to the Resolution 581, the NBU has generally extended all of the previously existing temporary restrictions. The Resolution 581 shall be effective as of 4 September 2015 until 4 December 2015.
Ukraine has completed ratification procedures for Double Tax Treaty (“Treaty”) between Ireland and Ukraine and Protocol thereto signed on 19 April 2013. On 15 July 2015 the Ukrainian parliament approved the ratification law, subsequently signed by the President and officially published.
Legal alert: National Bank of Ukraine Liberates Maximum Interest Rate Limitations in Order to Facilitate Restructuring of Certain Foreign Loans Raised by Ukrainian Borrowers
The National Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) has adopted a resolution “On Making by Resident Borrowers of Certain Payments in Repayment of External Debt under Loans, Advances in Foreign Currency” No.409 dated 23 June 2015 (the “Resolution 409”) aimed at facilitation of restructuring by Ukrainian borrowers of certain loans raised from foreign lenders.
Legal alert: Further Extension of the Restrictions of the National Bank of Ukraine Aimed at Stabilisation of the Situation on Ukrainian FX Market
The National Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) has adopted resolution No.354 dated 3 June 2015 (the “Resolution 354”) aimed at stabilisation of the situation on Ukrainian FX market. According to the Resolution 354, the NBU has generally extended all of the restrictions introduced (or extended) by the NBU in March 2015 (as amended). The Resolution 354 shall be effective as of 4 June 2015 until 3 September 2015.
Effective as of 8 March 2015, the new Law of Ukraine “On Introduction of Changes to Legislation of Ukraine relating to Responsibility of the Bank’s Related Parties” (the “Related Parties Law”) came into effect. The Related Parties Law is aimed at enhancing and extending the responsibility of Ukrainian banks’ related parties under the banks’ liabilities and thereby improving stability of the banking system in Ukraine.
New amendments to the Federal Law dated 27.07.2006 No. 152-FZ “On Personal Data” that inter alia introduce personal data localization rules take effect on 1 September 2015. The new rules therefore will enter into force sooner than initially announced, giving personal data operators less time to prepare for the upcoming changes.
Legal alert: Extension of the restrictions of the National Bank of Ukraine aimed at atabilisation of the situation on Ukrainian FX market
The National Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) has adopted the resolution No.160 dated 3 March 2015 (the “Resolution 160”) aimed at stabilisation of the situation on Ukrainian FX market. According to Resolution 160, the NBU has extended most of the existing restrictions set out in the NBU’s previous similar resolution No. 758 as of dated 1 December 2014 and introduced several additional restrictions.
On 23 February 2015, the National Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) adopted resolution No.124 “On Peculiarities on Carrying out of Certain Foreign Currency Transactions” (the “Resolution 124”) which, in addition to already existing FX transfer limitations, introduces restrictions on certain FX transactions carried out by Ukrainian importers. In the situation of economic deterioration and Ukrainian hryvnia devaluation, the Resolution is reported to aim at further prevention of capital outflows from Ukraine.