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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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Taxation 2020. Global trends, Ukrainian realities and expectations: how to prepare your business
02 December 2019

Redcliffe Partners' programme of PowerLab events continued on 27 November 2019 with a meeting dedicated to "Taxation 2020. Global trends, Ukrainian realities and expectations: how to prepare your business".

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Escalation of anti-counterfeiting measures at Ukrainian customs: amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine
18 November 2019

On 12 November 2019, the President of Ukraine signed Law № 202-IX “On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine on protection of intellectual property rights upon the transportation of goods across the customs border of Ukraine”, which was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 17 October 2019.

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Ukraine reintroduces a concept of Authorised Economic Operator for customs purposes with new law coming into force
08 November 2019

On 7 November 2019, law No. 141-IX which amends the Customs Code of Ukraine, and reintroduces an authorised economic operator (AEO) concept, came into force. The adoption of the law is part of Ukraine's commitment to its Association Agreement with the European Union.

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The Parliament of Ukraine has ratified documents amending double taxation treaties
04 November 2019

On 30 October 2019, the Parliament of Ukraine ratified Protocols amending double taxation treaties with the United Kingdom and Cyprus.

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Second session of a joint Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance legal executive course took place on 22 October
25 October 2019

On 22 October 2019, the second session of a joint Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance legal executive course (LEC) was held in Kyiv. This time it was dedicated to English and US share sale and purchase agreements (SPAs), including conditions precedent, warranties, limitations on the seller’s liability, other common provisions and purchase price adjustments.

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The new draft law on concessions is adopted in the second reading
07 October 2019

On 3 October 2019, the Ukrainian parliament adopted in the second reading of the draft law of Ukraine "On Concessions" (the "Draft Law"). The Draft Law introduces a reform of the concession legislation and is aimed at stimulating investment in, and the large-scale development of, Ukrainian infrastructure. The Draft Law unifies several laws regulating concessions (including on the concession of motorways and  roads), aligns requirements in concessions with the public procurement law, and implements best international practices in the industry. The Draft Law has yet to be signed by the President of Ukraine, but this is anticipated and, once signed, will become effective on the day of its publication in the official media.

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Verkhovna Rada ratified a protocol to amend the Double Tax Treaty with Switzerland
27 September 2019

On 18 September 2019, the Ukrainian Parliament ratified a protocol on amendments to the Convention on the Avoidance of Double Taxation between Ukraine and Switzerland.

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Two port concession tenders announced in Ukraine
16 September 2019

On 12 September 2019, the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine published announcements in newspaper "Uryadovyi Kurier" ("Government Courier") in regard to the two pilot concession tenders relating to (i) the assets of State Enterprise "Stevedoring Company "Olvia" and certain assets of State Enterprise "Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority" located at the Mykolayiv port, and (ii) the assets of State Enterprise "Kherson Sea Commercial Port" and assets of the USPA located at that port.

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Redcliffe Partners is number 1 in Ukraine by value of deals in 2018 according to Mergermarket
15 September 2019

Redcliffe Partners is number 1 in Ukraine by value of deals in 2018, according to MergermarketThe League Tables, introduced by Mergermarket, are summarising the work of law firms in 67 international locations and cover the biggest M&A deals worldwide.

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