The law on improving the legal protection of geographical indications entered into force on 1 January 2020
24 January 2020

The Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on Improving the Legal Protection of Geographical Indications" 123-IX dated 20.09.2019 introducing amendments to the procedure of registration, use and protection of geographic indications in Ukraine entered into force on 1 January 2020.

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Anastasia Usova, Head of Antitrust practice at Redcliffe Partners, is promoted to Partner
20 January 2020

Redcliffe Partners is pleased to announce the promotion to partner of Anastasia Usova, who leads the firm’s Antitrust practice.

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Redcliffe Partners ranked amongst Top-3 in Antitrust/Competition and in Intellectual Property
27 December 2019

This year Redcliffe Partners was ranked tenth amongst the leading law firms according to Market Leaders Rankings published by Yurydychna Gazeta.

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The 2015 protocol amending Ukraine-Cyprus double tax treaty will be effective starting 1 January 2020
24 December 2019

Further to ratification of the Protocol by Ukraine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has announced that the relevant interstate procedures for bringing the Protocol into force was completed on 28 November 2019 (Letter of Ministry of Foreign Affairs No 72/14-612/1-3120 of 5 December 2019). Therefore, the Protocol will have effect on and from 1 January 2020.

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Ukrainian Parliament significantly simplifies the procedure for entering into Production Sharing Agreements
23 December 2019

On 19 December 2019 the Parliament adopted Draft Law No. 2240 which, among other matters, introduces significant amendments to simplify the procedure for entering into Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs). 

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Svitlana Teush spoke at the conference FIDIC Contracts in the Post-Soviet Union countries
19 December 2019

Svitlana Teush, head of the real estate, construction, infrastructure and renewable energy practices at Redcliffe Partners, spoke at the conference titled "FIDIC Contracts in the Post-Soviet Union countries". The conference was held in November in London and gathered experts from the CIS countries. Svitlana spoke on the topic "Amendments of the FIDIC contracts in Ukraine", and discussed the reasons for, and examples of, making amendments to FIDIC contracts in Ukraine.

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PowerLab Start-ups and IT business: the price of existence took place on 13 December
18 December 2019

Redcliffe Partners continues its programme of PowerLab meetings. On 13 December 2019 our regular meeting was dedicated to "Start-ups and IT business: the price of existence”. During this event participants discussed important aspects of start-up creation and development in Ukraine, including intellectual property protection, and peculiarities of tax planning. Representatives of start-ups shared practical examples from their own experience.

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Amendments to the model power purchase agreement
17 December 2019

On 13 December 2019, the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (the "NEURC") approved the form of the power purchase agreement (the "PPA") for auctions as well as amended Resolution No. 641 "On the Approval of the Normative Acts Governing the Activity of the Guaranteed Buyer and the Electricity Offtake under the Feed-in Tariff" (the "Resolution") introducing, inter alia, certain changes to the model form of a PPA under the feed-in tariff (the "FiT").

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The .UA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy will be applicable to .COM.UA third-level domain name registrations
04 December 2019

On 19 December 2019, the amendments of the .UA Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy will come into force, according to which it will be possible to consider domain disputes on third-level domains (.COM.UA). Previously (since 19 March 2019) it was possible to use the alternative procedure only for second-level domains (.UA).

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Sergiy Gryshko spoke at the ICC breakfast event Ukrainian arbitration reform: is Kyiv becoming the Paris of Eastern Europe?
02 December 2019

On 29 November 2019, Sergiy Gryshko, partner and head of the Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration practices of Redcliffe Partners, spoke at the breakfast event “Ukrainian arbitration reform: is Kyiv becoming the Paris of Eastern Europe?” hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

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