9 December 2014
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.
8 December 2014
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.
5 August 2014
Russia is considering a tax amnesty for Russian-owned offshore companies as part of a wider effort to encourage the repatriation of capital and discourage the use of offshore companies for tax avoidance, a government spokeswoman told Tax Analysts.
2 July 2014
The Finance Ministry is pushing ahead with its program to entice Russian-owned offshore firms to repatriate capital. A new law will impose penalties on such companies for tax evasion, but offers the carrot of a 2-year amnesty for those firms which decide to relocate to Russia.
25 June 2014
Russia’s competition authority Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is likely to face more legal challenges over its warnings to dominant companies on anticompetitive practices after the country’s Supreme Arbitration Court (VAS) ruling allowing Gazprom’s subsidiary to dispute a warning against it at arbitration courts, two Moscow based lawyers said.
20 June 2014
National Bank of Ukraine ex-governor Stepan Kubiv let the hryvnia freely float when he was appointed to the post more than three months ago, but he kept a measure in place to mandate foreign currency earners to convert half their revenue to hryvnias.
12 May 2014
The Finance Ministry is finalizing plans to levy a property tax on individual homeowners and ratchet up the cost by pegging the tax rate to cadastral property values.
29 April 2014
The proposed tie-up between Holcim and Lafarge is unlikely to face competition hurdles in Russia. The country’s competition authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), is expected to assess the deal’s impact on regional cement markets, in which the two European companies' presence is largely complementary, said two Moscow-based lawyers.
1 April 2014
Ukraine’s AIS automobile distribution corporation, which is owned by two Party of Regions lawmakers — Dmytro Svyatash and Vasyl Poliakov — has not been repaying a UkrSibbank loan worth $100 million for five years. But after the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovych, who controlled the party, the bank debt may finally get repaid.
1 April 2014
Law experts interviewed by the Kyiv Post unanimously agreed that their firms are constantly on the hunt for better-skilled professionals.
12 March 2014
A law to curb piracy came into effect in August 2013. It has proven to be an “efficient instrument” in the fight against copyright infringement, especially since preliminary injunctions from courts became much easier to obtain.
7 March 2014
Behind the scenes of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, an inconspicuous special tribunal consisting of sports arbitrators and lawyers operated to resolve disputes during the course of competitions.
9 December 2013
Russia’s competition authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), has proposed amendments to eliminate the discrepancy in different definitions of a cartel in Russian competition law and the country’s criminal code, Andrey Tenishev, head of the cartel division at FAS, told PaRR. A definition given to a cartel in antimonopoly law will be integrated into criminal law, he explained.
29 November 2013
The financial crisis took a heavy toll on Central and Eastern European economies. But local experts are confident that a recent spate of M&A activity could revive once-flagging deal flow.
21 November 2013
Ukrainian corporate legislation is as young as the country. It sprang up when Ukraine declared its independence in 1991. That’s also when demand for foreign legal counsel among local businesses skyrocketed, a trend that continues today, lawyers say.