Policy Progress: Draft Law regarding Procedural Aspects of Investigations by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Was Passed in the First Reading

On November 9, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed Draft Law #6746 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Ensuring Principles of Procedural Equality and Increasing Efficiency of Investigations in Cases on Violation of Legislation on Protection of Economic Competition” was passed in the first reading.

The Chamber supported this Draft Law, as it previews a number of significant changes to the procedure of conducting investigations by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, in particular, introducing time limits for such investigations, ensuring rights of the one under investigation, improvement of leniency program.

The Chamber provided proposals regarding possible improvement of the Draft Law, and hopes that they will be considered during preparation of the Draft Law for the second reading.