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Ukrainian government to suggest bill limiting arbitrary actions against businesses
13 November 2017

On 8 November 2017 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Draft Law "On Introducing Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts Aimed at Preventing Pressure of Law Enforcement Bodies on Business". This is aimed at preventing undue pressure being exercised by, and abusive practices of, law enforcement agencies in the course of criminal investigations.

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New privatisation law may soon become effective
10 November 2017

On 9 November 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament passed at first reading a new privatisation law (Draft Law No. 7066 "On Privatisation of State Property"). The new law, once effective, will significantly simplify the privatisation process, and generally make it more investor-friendly.

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Sergiy Gryshko discussed the speed and costs of the arbitration under the procedural changes implemented by the 2017 ICC Rules
07 November 2017

On 2 November 2017, Sergiy Gryshko, Partner and the Head of the Dispute Resolution practice of Redcliffe Partners, spoke at the ICC 2017 Rules Explained event co-organised by ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Ukraine.

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Ario Dehghani is named Head of the ICC Ukraine Commission on Corporate Responsibility & Anti-Corruption
31 October 2017

Ario Dehghani, Counsel and Head of the Compliance practice at Redcliffe Partners, has been confirmed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris as the leader of the newly launched Corporate Responsibility & Anti-Corruption Commission with ICC Ukraine. The Commission will focus on implementing those anti-corruption and compliance practices in Ukraine that have been successfully implemented in many other countries.

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Ukraine and the United Kingdom have signed a protocol to amend their double taxation treaty
10 October 2017

On 9 October 2017, the Minister of Finance of Ukraine, and the UK's Minister of State for Europe and the Americas, signed a protocol on amendments to the Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation between Ukraine and the United Kingdom (the "Protocol").

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The Draft Law On Financial Investigations Service expected to be finalised soon
10 October 2017

On 4 October 2017, the Prime Minister of Ukraine stated that he expects the Draft Law On Financial Investigation Service will be finalised by Verkhovna Rada Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy within one month.

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Redcliffe Partners joins Rail Working Group
10 October 2017

Redcliffe Partners has recently joined the Rail Working Group – a not-for-profit association established in 1996. It represents the interests of the rail industry in, amongst other matters, adopting and implementing the 2007 Luxembourg Rail Protocol. The RWG works with the rail industry, as well as governments and government agencies around the world to raise awareness of the Protocol and to promote its adoption in a form that facilitates greater, more cost-effective private sector financing in railway rolling stock.

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Ukrainian Parliament passes the largest ever Ukrainian Court Reform Bill, significantly amending the judicial procedures
06 October 2017

On 3 October 2017, the Ukrainian Parliament passed at the second reading the long-awaited draft Law No. 6232 "On Amendments to the Code of Commercial Procedure, Code of Civil Procedure, Code of Administrative Justice and other legislative acts" (the "Court Procedure Reform Bill").

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President Poroshenko Establishes the Higher Intellectual Property Court
04 October 2017

On 29 September 2017, the President of Ukraine signed an Ordinance establishing the Higher Intellectual Property Court, which became immediately effective.

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111 Lawyers Are Nominated to the New Supreme Court
04 October 2017

The constitution of the new 120-member Supreme Court, which commenced in November 2016 as part of the ongoing judicial reform, is almost complete. On 27 September 2017, the Higher Council of Justice, the state body responsible for selecting and appointing judges, announced 111 nominees to be appointed by the President of Ukraine to the newly established Supreme Court.

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