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Yaroslav Shkvorets   Yaroslav Shkvorets shared his opinions on Ukraine and dealing with French businesses and people for the book Les pays de l'Europe Centrale et orientale (PECO): les comprendre, y négocier, y travailler, y vivre (Countries of the Central and Eastern Europe: Understand Them, Deal with Them, Work There, Live There) by Miroslava Hrystova. The book researches and covers the visions of professionals of Central and East European Countries on their countries, people, and lifestyles, and their common and different points with France, French people and French lifestyle.

Published in April 2015 in France by Afnor Éditions
  You may download an extract from the book here in PDF format and order the book here.

Irina Paliashvili   Legal and governance reform needed in Ukraine

Ukraine needs a fundamental, systematic and structural re-design of its entire legal and governance system. The current system, which is enforced by a massive bureaucratic class, is not only inadequate, but it also sabotages any chances of Ukraine to become a modern State with a developed market economy integrated into the globalized world economy.

Dr. Paliashvili’s Op-ed was published by Kyiv Post on 2 October 2014 and distributed on 6 October 2014 by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
  You may read full article in English or download it in PDF format.

Yaroslav Shkvorets   No Obstacles. Preventing Limited Access to the Territory of an Apartment Block

The article explains the grounds of ownership of an apartment block land plot and how a legal entity – owner of non-residential premises in an apartment block can prevent or challenge the placement of a barrier blocking or regulating arrivals in the building’s territory. The available ways of challenging, such as court challenge, addressing local executive authorities or public prosecutor’s office vary depending on type of self-organization of the building’s residents, as well as on the owner of the land plot under the building.

Published in Yurydychna Gazeta's Legal Practice / Real Estate section, issue No. 40 of 1 October 2013
  You may download Mr. Shkvorets' article in PDF (in Ukrainian).

Natalia Kim   Regulatory Issues of the Internet-Based Sales of Goods

Published in Yurydychna Gazeta No. 35-36 on 3 September 2013.
  You may download Ms. Kim's article in PDF (in Ukrainian).

Alena Vasilenko,
Xenia Eremenko
  Specifics of Advertising of Medicines to Consumers

Published in Yurydychna Gazeta No. 23 on 4 June 2013.
  Download Ms. Vasilenko's and Ms. Eremenko's article published in Yurydychna Gazeta No. 23 in PDF format in Ukrainian.

Yaroslav Shkvorets,
Alena Vasilenko
  New Procedure for the State Registration of Foreign Investments

Distributed on 4 April 2013 by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
  You may download article published in Ukraine Business News by USUBC.

RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group   Recent Changes in the Legal Regime for Personal Data Protection

Distributed on 8 February 2013 by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
  You may download article published in Ukraine Business News by USUBC.

Marina Muzychenko   Evaluation of the Financial Strength and Credibility of the Enterprise
The article is dedicated to definition of the “financial strength” and the “credibility”, analysis of the methodology and legislation based on which banks define credibility of the borrower and provide facility.

Published in Management and Marketing, Collection of the Articles, Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics, Volume 2, 2013.
  You may download Ms. Muzychenko's article in PDF (in Ukrainian).

Ольга Невмержицкая   Проблема защиты материальных активов предприятия в аспекте трудовых правоотношений с его работниками

Статья г-жи Невмержицкой опубликована 17 августа 2011 г. на портале PravoToday.in.ua.
  Вы можете ознакомиться со статьей г-жи Невмержицкой на портале PravoToday.in.ua или прочитать ее в формате PDF

Yaroslav Shkvorets   RULG Counsel, Yaroslav Shkvorets co-authors the Ukraine Chapter of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Year in Review.

Published in The International Lawyer, a quarterly publication of the ABA/Section of International Law, Spring 2011, Volume 45, Number 1.
  Read the Ukraine Chapter in PDF format

Irina Paliashvili,
Olena Zolotarevska
  Update on the Personal Data Protection Regime in Ukraine
Effective 1 January 2011, the Ukrainian Law On Personal Data Protection took effect, introducing requirements for the gathering, processing, storing, and transferring of personal data.

Published on 24 June 2011 in the American Bar Association, Section of International Law's, Russia/Eurasia Committee Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 3).
  Read the Russia/Eurasia Committee Newsletter in PDF format

RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group   On 26 May 2011, Presidential Decree No. 589/2011 took effect, which abolished two earlier Presidential Decrees (Decree No. 567/94 dated 4 October 1994 and Decree No. 505/95 dated 1 July 1995) establishing that Ukrainian business entities entering into contracts governed by Ukrainian law had to apply Incoterms (international unification rules for various basis of delivery terms that are widely used in international commerce) and provided for publishing of such rules in the "Uriadovyi Kuryer" newspaper.   You may read full Summary in PDF format

Irina Paliashvili,
Yaroslav Shkvorets,
Olena Zolotarevska
  Overview of the Deregulation Measures
The Government of Ukraine – the Verkhovna Rada (the "Parliament") and the Cabinet of Ministers - have recently developed and enacted a number of long-awaited measures in the sphere of deregulation of business activity and improvement of the regulatory regime (customs, public procurement). A special dedicated authority – the Cabinet of Ministers Deregulation Assignee – was established in February 2011 to oversee deregulation.

Published on 24 June 2011 in the American Bar Association, Section of International Law's, Russia/Eurasia Committee Newsletter (Vol. 1, Issue 3).
Published in the 1 June 2011 issue of Ukraine Business News by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
  Read Russia/Eurasia Committee Newsletter article in PDF format
Read USUBC article in PDF format

RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group   Overview of the new Tax Code in Ukraine recently passed by the Parliament and signed by President Yanukovych on December 2, 2010 and published December 4, 2010.
Published by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) on 8 December 2010
  Read the article in PDF format or download from the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council Web site

Ярослав Шкворец  
Отмена лицензий в Украине: 66 – 23 = ?

Г-н Ярослав Шкворец комментирует принятый 19 октября т.г. Верховной Радой Украины Закон
"О внесении изменений в некоторые законодательные акты Украины относительно ограничения государственного регулирования хозяйственной деятельности", отменяющий лицензирование 23 из 66 видов хозяйственной деятельности.

Комментарии г-на Шкворца опубликованы 9 ноября 2010 г. на портале PravoToday.in.ua.
  Вы можете ознакомиться с комментариями, помещенными на портале PravoToday.in.ua или прочитать их в формате PDF

Oksana Yeremeyeva,
Richard Smith
  What's New in Ukraine

Article, which summarizes recent legislative developments in Ukraine.

Published in the September 3, 2010 issue of the American Bar Association, Section of International Law, Russia and Eurasia Committee's Newsletter (Volume 1, Issue 1).
  Read the presentation in PDF format and in English.

Oksana Yeremeyeva   Major Legal Developments in Ukraine - June 2010

Presentation prepared by RULG Senior Counsel, Ms. Oksana Yeremeyeva.
  Read the presentation in PDF format and in English.

Irina Paliashvili,
Tamara Lukanina
  Overview of Subsoil Licensing Regime in 2009 and Trends for 2010

Published in the Ukrainian Law Firms 2010. A Handbook for Foreign Clients by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing.
  Read the article in PDF format and in English.

Irina Paliashvili   Now is the Time to Dramatically Reform Ukraine's Legal System

Dr. Irina Paliashvili's opinion piece was published in the 14 February 2008 issue (volume 13, No. 7) of Kyiv Post and by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council

  Download a copy of the Kyiv Post article in PDF format and online version.

Read the article posted at the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council Web site.


Irina Paliashvili   Entering a Foreign Market (using Ukraine as an example): Recommendations for a Corporate Lawyer

Published in the October 2006 issue #10 of the Russian legal journal Kollegiya.

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Irina Paliashvili   Don't Litigate, Negotiate
In an interview with The Ukrainian Observer, Dr. Paliashvili discusses how international investors can best protect their investments in Ukraine.
Published in the November 2006 issue #76/7 of The Ukrainian Observer in the section "Ask The Lawyer!" and in The Action Ukraine Report, issue #786 of 6 November 2006.
  Read the interview in English or download from The Ukrainian Observer's Web site, or from the Action Ukraine Report's Web site.

Irina Paliashvili   Ukraine: Legal Framework for Business Operations
Presentation made at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development EU/TACIS Program Roundtable on Enterprise Development & Investment Climate in Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine, 13 June 2006).
Published in Action Ukraine Report, No.756, 13 September 2006.
  Read the article in English or download from the Action Ukraine Report's Web site.

Irina Paliashvili   Ukraine: Urgent and Radical Improvements Needed in
Ukraine's Legal Regime for Business and Investment

Published in the April 2005 issue of the American Bar
Association, Section of International Law, Russia and
Eurasian States Law Committee's Newsletter (Volume 1, Issue 2).
  Read the Newsletter.

Irina Paliashvili   Interview with Dr. Paliashvili
Published in the Kyiv Post (Vol. 12, Issue 14) on 7 April 2005.
  Read the interview in English.

Irina Paliashvili   Urgent and Radical Improvements Needed in
Ukraine's Legal Regime for Business and Investment

Published in Action Ukraine Report -05, No.438, 10 March 2005.
  Read the article in English and Russian.

Irina Paliashvili   Improving the Conditions for Enterprise Development and the Investment Climate for Domestic and International Investors in Ukraine: Legal Issues with Regard to Business Operations and Investment.
Published in the January 2005 issue of the Russian/CIS Energy & Mining Law Journal (RusEnergyLaw Journal), Volume III.
  Read the article in English.

RULG   Report prepared by RULG (September 2004) at the request of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as part of a multi-year project on Improving the Conditions for Enterprise Development and the Investment Climate for Domestic and International Investors in Ukraine The Report analyzes fundamental challenges facing the legal regime for business activity and contains many suggestions for legislative improvements.   Download the Report in English and in Ukrainian. The Report can also be viewed on the OECD's Web site.
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