Our firm’s lawyers, who have wide-ranging experience in offering legal advice and know-how, provide various types of legal services to best meet the clients’ needs on actual legal issues that routinely arise, including by not merely analyzing the existing issues, but offering various approaches to resolve problems, anticipating issues that are inherent to new projects and providing solutions to solve them, and introducing strategies for better business performance. For domestic and in-bound transactions, we provide legal advice on all types of matters relating to typical business contracts (such as master sales agreements, distributorship agreements, out-sourcing agreements, license agreements, and franchise agreements), management of shareholders’ meetings and board of directors’ meetings, corporate governance, and advice on various other laws and regulations that apply to corporate enterprises.

Legal services that we provide are always of comprehensive nature which means that our clients do not have to worry about search of nominal director (nominee), nominal business registration address, obtainment of work permits (employment permits), other legal or accounting services during the initial stages of company’s functioning. For those of our clients who want to open business primarily for the purposes of extensive stay in Ukraine we also help to acquire residence permits (temporary and permanent) as well as individual registration address. Also, we apply complex approach to matters of business liquidation (closing) in Ukraine.
We understand that the process of Ukrainian company or branch office (representative office) dissolving can last for years and thus in addition to standard and expedited timeframes for business closure we also offer such unique services as transfer of business ownership to nominal owners and managers, change of company’s name and legal (registration) address. This allows our clients to have one fixed cost of business closing in Ukraine.

We are excelled in following types of corporate work:
  • Assist with choosing form of legal entity (organizational form) that would be optimal for doing business in Ukraine as well as help to understand how to structure business in Ukraine – through a subsidiary or a representative office of foreign company;
  • Advise on the matters of shareholders’ rights protection, including drafting of shareholders agreements; help to enter into and formalize labor relations with director (CEO or other managing position) of a company or its subsidiary/branch, assist in creating optimal corporate management structure, provide comprehensive legal advices on distribution of powers between different management bodies of a company;
  • Advise on how to form company assets with different types of property as well as how to protect the assets from possible illegal takeovers; provide legal advices on the matters of taxation e.g. optimal system of taxation, advantages and disadvantages of different systems of taxation, existing state fees and duties, tax exemptions and preferences that are in force in Ukraine;
  • Get all the necessary documentation for employment of foreign management as well as other categories of foreign employees at Ukrainian companies and if necessary temporary residence permits for such employees;
  • Draft minutes of the parent company on foundation of representative office or subsidiary in Ukraine as well as other documents that are necessary to open business in Ukraine (e.g. articles of incorporation).
  • Advise on the matters of investment structuring;
  • Advise on optimization of corporate structure for a group of companies, creation and restructuring of holding companies, concerns, different types of corporations etc.
  • Support mergers and acquisitions in Ukraine (M&A in Ukraine), corporate spin-offs (spin-outs) as well as other corporate reorganization procedures.
  • Provide comprehensive support of procedures related to business termination in Ukraine, including provision of liquidator’s services;
  • Provide services of nominal shareholders (members) and business managers for the period of liquidation procedure, cover accounting and tax reports filing;
  • Support bankruptcy procedures as well as financial rehabilitation of companies undergoing bankruptcy.
Services we provide:
  • Comprehensive support for M&A transactions, including due diligence
  • Transaction structuring, preparation of all transactional documents, including sale and purchase transactions and shareholders’ agreements subject to foreign law developing an effective corporate governance model and advising on all corporate governance issues
  • Advice and comprehensive implementation of squeeze-out/sell-out procedures
  • Setting up businesses, including project vehicles in other jurisdictions
  • Corporate support for companies’ activities in Ukraine, including the development of constitutive documents, organization of general shareholders’ meetings, registration of decisions of management bodies
  • Provide required nominal services (nominal address and nominal manager)
  • Provide subsequent legal and accounting support of day-to-day business activities
  • Liquidation of legal entities and representative offices.