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Meeting will be devoted to the case of successful cooperation between business (Johnson & Johnson) and charitable organizations (SOS Children’s Villages)

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The meeting will be devoted to discussion of the current issues business faces in regard to Ministry’s activities and possible ways of further cooperation

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Participants discussed the recommendations developed by Business Ombudsman Council in view of prevention and combatting raider attacks

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Meeting was devoted to discussion of the current issues in functioning of the enforcement service, including launch of private bailiffs’ service

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A number of actions was approved recently by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine in view of restructuring debts under court decisions, execution of which are guaranteed by the State. On July 12, the Government adopted the Resolution #522, approving the mechanism of use of funds, previewed by the State Budget for execution of judgments, guaranteed by the State. Later, on August 9, the Cabinet of Ministers adopted a Resolution #591 regarding creation of an interinstitutional working group for resolving issues, related to restructuring such debts

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Meeting will be devoted to discuss the reform of the local bodies of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

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During the meeting were discussed policies and procedures of National Contact Point, as well as its action plan for 2017-2018.

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During the meeting has been discussed problems and challenges of introduction of effective compliance system in post-soviet states

 

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On June 20, Chamber Legal Committee held a meeting, devoted to the problematic issues that arise during searches, with participation of representatives of the National Police of Ukraine, State Security Service of Ukraine, General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine along with Deputy Business Ombudsman Iaroslav Gregirchak

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Participants had an opportunity to attend the first joint dispute resolution conference in Ukraine

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Discussion between the counsels and Ukrainian judges revolved around the current trends in international emergency arbitrations, their effectiveness, and proposed solutions to various pending open questions

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On May 23 the Chamber in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) held a Presentation of Investment Projects of Public-Private Partnership of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the Draft Procedural Codes of Ukraine, recently published on the website of the Council of Judicial Reform, and finalization of respective Chamber position

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We are happy to share that the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine registered and published the Decision of the National Agency for Prevention of Corruption on Approval of Typical Anti-Corruption Program for Legal Entity as of March 9, with consideration of certain Chamber proposals

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On March 23, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #2302a-d “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Improving Corporate Governance in Joint Stock Companies”, supported by the Chamber

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On March 23, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #4470 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Corporate Agreements”, supported by the Chamber

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This year should be decisive as society and businesses hope the court reform will change the rules. Will it bring the real changes and what all parties should go for to ensure the true success? These and many other topics were in focus of the dialogue between business and candidates to the Cassation Administrative Court of the Supreme Court, tax professionals, lawyers, and representatives of academic community.

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Participants discussed the mechanism for future cooperation on the issues related to competence of the National Police of Ukraine that Chamber Members face and reached a number of agreements. In particular, issue of access of attorneys during searches was discussed

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On December 30, 2016 the President of Ukraine signed Law #1728-VIII “On Peculiarities of Taking Measures of State Supervision (Control) in the Sphere of Economic Activities” aimed at continuing moratorium on administrative checks till December 31, 2017 in order to reform the system of controlling bodies and protect business from checks in conditions of changing rules

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On January 17, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed in the first reading two important legislative initiatives aimed at improvement of corporate governance and supported by the Chamber

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine met with the Head of the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine Serhiy Koziakov. During the meeting participants discussed the progress of judicial reform in Ukraine and its most important stage - the contest for the judges of the new Supreme Court, which will be formed during the reform instead of the existing Supreme Court of Ukraine

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On December 21, the Chamber held a meeting with Deputy Ministers of Justice of Ukraine Serhiy Shklyar and Pavlo Moroz to discuss changes in legislation regarding execution of judgments and state registration of property, made in 2016 along with plans for the upcoming year

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On December 20, the Chamber held a meeting with Serhiy Koziakov, Head of the Higher Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine devoted to the selection of judges for the Supreme Court of Ukraine

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On December 8, the Chamber together with U.S.-Ukraine Business Council held a meeting with Pavlo Petrenko, Minister of Justice of Ukraine devoted to the results of the 2016 and challenges for the next year

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The meeting has been devoted to discussing proposed regulation of activities for the most common type of legal entities – limited liability companies – with authors of the Draft Law, including certain members of profile Parliamentary Committee

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of the results of Surveys held among Chamber Member Companies (On Tax Inspections in Ukraine and On Services provided by SFS Large Taxpayers Office) as well as defining next steps for improvement of this process

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #5067 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Improvement of State Registration of Rights for Real Estate and Protection of Property Rights" aimed at preventing further use of certain schemes for raiding and strengthening liability for violations in the sphere of state registration of property

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The meeting has been devoted to discuss the current activities of National Agency on Prevention of Corruption and possibilities for further cooperation with the Chamber

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First meeting of Mr. Lutsenko with the business community has been devoted to the current issues in relations between business and law enforcement bodies

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Participants discussed both positive and negative experiences related to tax inspections conducted by German Tax Authorities and Large Taxpayers Office of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, identifyed current issues and searched for the best solutions

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Chamber welcomes the long-awaited amendments to Order of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS) #22 dated July 31, 2014 “On Approval of Guidelines for the Procedure on Interaction between Departments of State Fiscal Service during Organizing, Conducting and Implementation of Materials on Audits of Taxpayers” regarding transferring to the tax police materials on tax audits within 20 working days only after agreeing liabilities, i.e. after completion of administrative and/or judicial appeal

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Meeting has been devoted to the right for non-self-disclosure vs. anti-corruption compliance

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On June 22, the President signed Law 1390-VIII “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Cancellation of Mandatory Registration of Foreign Investments” aimed at simplification of procedures for entering investments in Ukraine.

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On June 2, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a number of important Draft Laws in the sphere of justice, including amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine related to justice

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On June 2, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine plans to consider a number of important bills aimed at reforming the judiciary. The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (the Chamber) has repeatedly stressed the importance of a successful judicial reform, because it is an integral part of restoring confidence in the judicial system, as well as ensuring adequate protection of the interests of foreign investors and, as a result, revenues in Ukraine of new investments and, consequently, its economic growth.

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Chamber defined position regarding legal aspects of limited and additional liability companies

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We have discussed certain legislative initiatives regarding procedures for appointment and dismissal of judges.

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The Draft Law in question was developed with participation of business community and now is placed on the Ministry’s official web site for public consideration

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The meeting has been devoted to finalizing the Chamber position on Draft Law #3524 “On Amendments to Constitution of Ukraine regarding Justice”

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The meeting has been devoted to the peculiarities of access to information in criminal cases and discussing the most problematic issues

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Presentation covered land issues, administrative services; privatization, electronic auction, state control in business activities;  deregulation: economic freedom, registration of investments and printed media, amendments in foreign economic activities; initiatives in the sphere of freedom of speech and decriminalization of economic crimes

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Discussion was focused on current issues in the sphere of justice and further steps, such as judicial reform, managing state registries, execution of judgments and security of new services

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The meeting has been devoted to discussion of Draft Law #3524 “On Amendments to Constitution of Ukraine regarding Justice”

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Draft Law #2168a “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Protection of Economic Competition” was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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On November 26, the Chamber Legal and Tax Committees held its joint meeting devoted to Draft Law #3448 “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding Peculiarities of Criminal Process in Cases...

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On November 12, the Chamber Legal Committee held its regular meeting devoted to discussion of the Constitutional reform in light of reform of judicial system, based on the results of the recent survey on judicial...

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine voted a number of legislative initiatives, supported by the Chamber.

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed in the first reading the Draft Laws #2506a and #2507a, aimed at reforming the system of enforcement of judgments.

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On September 30, Chamber Legal Committee held its regular meeting, devoted to the current issues in the context of Constitutional reform and international commercial arbitration. 

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President of Ukraine signed Law # 679-VIII “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Public Procurements”.

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Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) approved the Recommended Clarifications regarding Calculation of Fines for Violation of Legislation on Protection of Economic Competition.

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On September 2, the Chamber Legal Committee held its regular meeting devoted to the current issues in legal sphere...

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The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine adopted a resolution to publish its decisions, respecting the confidentiality of information.

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President of Ukraine signed the Law “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine regarding Information regarding Ultimate Beneficial Owner (Controller) of Legal Entity”.

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High Council of Justice shall ensure effectiveness of the judicial reform as well as independent and professional selection of candidates for judges. This was stated by Mr. Yuriy Zalusky, Chamber Legal Committee Co-Chair during the roundtable discussion with candidates for inclusion into the High Council of Justice organized by the Chamber in...

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American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine welcomes the adoption of the officially published CMU Resolution regarding deregulation of entrepreneurship activities #42 as of 28.01.2015. The Chamber acknowledges the positive results of cooperation...

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Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed in the first reading Draft Law #1660-d “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Ensuring Functioning of National Anti-Corruption Bureau and National Agency on Preventing Corruption”.

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