Volkov & Partners

About Us

Volkov & Partners
Our Clients
Ukrainian Digest of International Trade Law

  Download PDF Brochure



About UsOur PracticeLawyersCareerNewsSearch
Home  / About Us


Pages: ·« «« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 »» »·Sort by: date | source


Grain quotas in Ukraine: further developments

Vol. 20
November 2010

Iryna Polovets and Tetiana Kheruvimova are Associates with Volkov and Partners

Earlier we have already covered the situation occurred to grain export quotas in Ukraine following the enactment of Decree No. 938 “On confirmation of quota volumes for separate varieties of agricultural products, which exports to be subject to licensing till December 31, 2010” (see: “Ukraine: grain export restriction and WTO rules”). The target of this article is to enlighten readers on the developments after this regulatory act has entered into force.
Particular attention should be given to the situation occurred to quotas allocation procedure. According to the said Decree No. 938 a business entity involved in foreign economic activity has the right to participate in quotas allocation only in case it has obtained a conclusion from the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine that certifies traders’ capacity to export agricultural products. As the procedure for issuance of such conclusions originated only on October 28, 2010 that made it, thus, impossible to issue such deeds to grain traders within the period of Oct 20 - Nov 3, the Ministry of Economy announced about the recurrent acceptance of applications till November 18, 2010...


Jurisdictions with Corporate Paradise

Yuridicheskaia Praktika
47 (674) dated 23/11/2010

Focus: Advantages to Use Foreign Companies in Cross-Border Transactions

M&A cross-border transactions have for long become customary in the Ukrainian business and law practices. Plenty of both big and small foreign investors acquire assets in various Ukrainian industries, including construction and service sectors.
Lots of lawyers have already gained grounds in advising in such deals on the sell-side as well as on the buy-side. At the same time, the deal structuring to optimize tax burden and corporate structure is still the issue of concern in the legal community.
One of the most relevant issues in course of cross-border transactions is the use of foreign jurisdictions to ease tax burden or circumvent restrictions imposed by the Ukrainian corporate legislation. The most frequently used for those purposes are the companies registered within the jurisdictions of Cyprus, the British Virgin Islands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the Netherlands etc...

Roman Drozhanskyi is a Partner in Volkov and Partners Law Firm


Trade and Environment: WTO Experience, Lessons for Ukraine

The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law
Vol.8 #10 October 2010

Iryna Polovets
is an attorney assistant with Volkov & Partners

Tetiana Kheruvimova
is an attorney assistant with Volkov & Partners

Interest in the relationship between the environment and trade goes back at least to the early 1970s, when the linkage between both WTO policy areas was established. The issues were then more narrowly framed and discussion was focused on whether pollution abatement costs in industry would significantly alter the patterns of international trade and investment. The level of priority of trade and environment issues increased recently and now it is time for every WTO Member to address the crucial aspects of the trade and environment agenda. The construction of effective national policies should be based on having in view the experience of WTO institutions (CTE, Ministerial Conference) and best practice of the Appellate Body and Panels. Furthermore, environmental issues should be one of the top priorities in negotiations pending between Ukraine and the EU...


Compulsory Licensing in the WTO: Providing Access to Affordable Medicines

The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law
Vol.8 No9 September 2010

It is no secret that Ukraine leads the list of countries with the highest HIV and tuberculosis case rates in Europe. According to the World Health Organization's Global Tuberculosis Control Report 2009, Ukraine had an estimated 46,916 tuberculosis cases in 2007. In the same vein, as UNAIDS reports, approximately 1.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 90% of whom live either in the Russian Federation or Ukraine[1]. The next few years will be crucial in the fight against AIDS and tuberculosis, and the trends of epidemic development depend on governmental efforts to overcome the diseases. In this gear the key target of national health policy is to develop a successful drug supply management system to combat fatal epidemics.
One of the possible tools to ensure people have the necessary affordable medicines is to exercise the government's right to grant compulsory licenses, as envisaged by the WTO agreements as well as by national legislation.

Iryna S. Polovets, is an attorney assistant at Volkov Koziakov & Partners
Tatiana O. Kheruvimova, is an attorney assistant at Volkov Koziakov & Partners

Pages: ·« «« 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 »» »·Sort by: date | source

About Us   Our Practice   Lawyers   Career   News   Search   
cheap naltrexone Cheap Terbinafine cheap sildenafil cheap tadalafil cheap cigarettes
© 2006 i . Site Map