Dear Clients, Colleagues, and Friends,
Welcome to the home page of RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group. This site aims to present to you detailed information about our firm, the legal services we provide, our attorneys, and important legal developments in Ukraine.
Traditionally, in this letter, we provide an overview of our firm's news and achievements. In these challenging times of geopolitical and economic crisis, we are more than ever committed to providing the best value in services to our clients, doing what it takes to help them withstand the crisis, and being their loyal and competent legal partner in Ukraine.
As always, our most exciting and rewarding experience has been in working on behalf of our clients. Our clients and competitors alike praise our law firm for its profound experience in such practice areas as investment, M&A, energy, healthcare, labor, intellectual property protection, antitrust, compliance, data protection and many others. We are especially proud that our partners are regularly selected in various areas of practice (corporate, mergers & acquisitions, antitrust, arbitration and mediation, labor and employment and energy and natural resources law) in the Ukrainian edition of Best Lawyers®, which is regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the U.S. and increasingly around the world. We were listed in the Which Lawyer? Yearbook among only twenty Ukrainian law firms and rated as "recognized" in the field of competition/anti-trust law, "recommended" in both corporate/M&A and dispute resolution and "highly recommended" in labor and employee benefits. Moreover, several of our attorneys were individually honored by being designated as "recommended" or "highly recommended" in various practice categories. Chambers describes us as "traditionally Westernized in outlook" and acknowledged that RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group has always been recognized as having "particular strength in the IP field". Additionally, such top legal directories as The Legal 500, FindLaw.com, Lawyers.com and others have all written up our practice. I am also honored to be regularly included in the annual listing of Hundred Best Lawyers of Ukraine (Clients' Choice) based on the survey conducted by Yurydychna Gazeta, a leading legal publication in Ukraine.
A special word about our active participation in the substantive legal and governance reform initiated in Ukraine. We led the effort on developing the White Paper on Legal and Governance Reform, which was jointly drafted by ten leading law firms on a pro-bono basis under the auspices of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). The English and Ukrainian versions of the White Paper are at posted at the USUBC Web site Followig the releace of the White Paper, we helped to organize a joint USUBC - KSE Conference on Legal and Governance Reform, which was successfully held on 15 October 2014 at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). The information about the White Paper and the Conference is available at http://www.rulg.com/documents/Report_USUBC-SE_Cnfrnc_Legal%20Reform_2014_Oct15.pdf
In terms of our special areas of practice, we constantly develop our natural resources and production sharing agreements practice. Ukrainian Law Firms: Handbook for Foreign Clients, Natural Gas Europe and OGEL regularly feature our articles summarizing the legal regime for the use of subsoil in Ukraine.
Our compliance practice has developed actively in the past few years and in acknowledgment of its importance for our clients, we regularly hold compliance workshops.
Our attorneys have been actively involved in various professional activities: attending and speaking at international conferences, publishing articles on various aspects of Ukrainian law and participating in professional organizations and associations. Information on these activities is available on the respective pages of this site. Professional and mass media outlets often seek our attorneys' opinions on a broad range of legal topics, and to share these opinions with you we have added a "RULG in the Media" page to our Web site.
We are happy to report the continuing success of the ECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia) Legal Forum (formerly CIS Local Counsel Forum), an informal network of managing partners of the leading business law firms of the ECA economic region, which our firm first held back in 2006. The Forum annual meetings bring together more than 200 top business lawyers from the countries of the ECA economic region and from around the world. Detailed information about the Forum is available at http://www.rulg.com/cisforum.
We look forward to having more opportunities to assist you in your business endeavors in Ukraine and other countries of the ECA region. We appreciate the time you are taking to review our home page and hope its contents prove useful. We also invite you to check out our Legal Alerts, which we regularly post to reflect the key legal developments in Ukraine. Please feel free to contact us with your comments, questions, or suggestions.
President and Senior Counsel