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Asters | May 2020

Following the global trend for tax transparency and fighting harmful tax practices, Ukraine finally adopted its ownanti-BEPS package law, known by businesses and tax practitioners as "tax bill 1210". Asters selected the key takeaways for businesses operating across the borders. The law is in effect starting from 23 May 2020 with some provisions taking effect later. I ...

Asters | April 2020

On 16 April 2020, the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (the Commission) approved by its Decision No ...

Asters | April 2020

On 30 March 2020, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Law "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts Aimed to Ensure Additional Social and Economic Guarantees Due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Spread" (the Law), which introduces to the Ukrainian legislative environment new complex rules aimed at minimizing the negative impact of the spread of the COVID-19 in Ukraine. The below summary focuses on key changes introduced by the Law ...

Asters | April 2020

Due to introduction of restrictive measures in the territory of Ukraine during the quarantine period, the National Bank of Ukraine (hereinafter the "NBU"), by its Resolution No. 39 dated 26 March 2020 (the "Resolution"), introduced special rules for application by the banks of Ukraine of the requirements of the Regulation on determination by banks of Ukraine of the credit risk on active banking operations, approved by the Resolution of the Board of the NBU No. 351 of 30 June 2016 ...

Asters | March 2020

  On 18 March 2020, the President of Ukraine signed a new law that introduces social tax, land, and property tax incentives during  the quarantine period to include tax exemptions, postponement of tax audits and possibility to postpone tax payments. By possibility of postponement we mean that statutory deadlines for payment are not changed, but payment can be delayed with no penalty and interest ...

Asters | March 2020

  Below is a summary of key regulatory measures and restrictions introduced by Ukraine in response to a public health challenge caused by COVID-2019. This update speaks only as of its date. As the situation is highly dynamic, we encourage our clients to approach us directly for an up-to-date guidance. Immigration Foreign citizens are temporarily banned from entering Ukraine ...

Asters | January 2020

In the final 3 months of 2019, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a great number of changes to construction laws. The following Ukrainian laws, among others, saw some significant changes: 1) "On Architectural Activities" No. 687-XIV dated 20 May 1999 ...

Asters | February 2018

As a general tendency, the public perception of trade unions in Ukraine is rather ambiguous. On the one hand, there is common understanding of the primary role of trade unions as public institutions for protecting the rights and interests of employees ...

Asters | December 2017

Cloud computing, along with Big Data, social media, and mobility, is one of the current megatrends that will drive huge changes to the business ecosystem in the upcoming decade. Surveys held over the recent years unanimously confirm that organisations across the globe are rapidly and continuously moving to the cloud ...

Asters | August 2017

While the Ukrainian Parliament continues heated debates over the open market for agricultural land, one thing remains clear - the lifting of the moratorium on sale of agricultural land is an inevitable process, which is largely driven by globalization and the expansion of influence of major world corporate groups in Ukraine. However, for the land market and agribusiness to become transparent and efficient, the relevant risk management systems have to be implemented ...

Asters | May 2017

Those seeking reasons to be optimistic about Ukraine’s judicial system can rejoice: Justice prevailed, or so ruled the High Commercial Court of Ukraine, the likely final arbiter in a dispute between the state Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and ACNielsen Ukraine, a market research firm ...

Asters | October 2016

1. Pharmaceutical market players mostly deal with two regulators These are the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine (MOH) and the State Administration of Ukraine on Medicinal Products and Narcotic Drugs Control (SAUMP). The MOH is responsible for state registration of medicines, while the SAUMP deals with licensing, evaluation of good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliance, control over quality of medicines, and regulation of medical devices. 2 ...

Asters | August 2016

The AMC completed revision of its procedural rules on merger notifications. The new Merger Regulation significantly reduces disclosure requirements and simplifies filing forms, especially for mergers with no or limited overlaps ...

Asters | May 2016

1 Which legislation sets out the regulatory framework for the marketing, authorisation and pricing of pharmaceutical products, including generic drugs? Which bodies are entrusted with enforcing these rules? The relevant legislation includes the following: • Law on Medicines 1996;

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