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"I like to work with RULG because there is no routine. Each task requires a creative approach."
Elena Korshikova
Senior Counsel
About RULG

The RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A. (Washington, D.C.), and its affiliate, the Ukrainian Legal Group, L.L.C. (Kiev, Ukraine), provides comprehensive legal support to large and medium international corporate clients contemplating or engaged in business and investment activity in Ukraine, Russia, and other CIS countries. We also frequently serve as local counsel to international law firms and maintain close professional contacts with local law firms throughout the CIS.

Our firm was founded in Kiev, Ukraine during the first year of Ukraine's independence. In 1995, we set up our Washington office, making the RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group the first and, to date, the only Ukrainian law firm with an office in the United States. The two offices work together to meet the challenges and ensure the success of our clients' ventures in the rapidly developing CIS markets. We are able to deliver effective, timely, and practical legal services because of our attorneys' skills and experience, gained in helping to shape legal developments in their respective countries.

The RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group, the Ukrainian Legal Group and our individual attorneys are members of many professional associations, including the Ukraine-U.S. Business Council, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the European Business Association in Ukraine, the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA), the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies, the Moscow-based Russian Mediation Center, the Russian Association of International Law, The Washington Foreign Law Society, and others.

Together, the RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group and the Ukrainian Legal Group:

  • Provide in-country legal advice on matters involving corporate and investment law, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, anti-monopoly regulation, securities regulation, labor law, customs law, bankruptcy law, intellectual and industrial property protection, tax law, legislative drafting, oil, gas and power regulation, land and real-estate issues, construction regulations, environmental issues, telecommunications, agriculture, and privatization;

  • Offer strategic assistance in determining appropriate corporate structures in the relevant jurisdictions, setting up and operating local subsidiaries and representative offices, designing optimal tax structures, and performing due diligence and legal audits;

  • Represent the interests of clients, including companies experiencing regulatory or procedural difficulties, before government authorities;

  • Conduct business litigation in commercial courts, courts of general jurisdiction, international commercial arbitration, and assist clients with achieving amicable settlement of disputes.
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