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On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation launched a military aggression against Ukraine. This became the basis for the imposition of the martial law in Ukraine from 24 February 2022, with further extension until 26 April 2022.

One of Ukraine’s legal responses to Russia’s full-scale aggression was a legislative initiative aimed to confiscate the property of the aggressor state. On 3 March, the Ukrainian Parliament put this initiative into practice by adopting the Law of Ukraine “On Basic Principles of Confiscation of Property Held in Ukraine by the Russian Federation and its Residents” (“Law”), and on 10 March, the Law was signed by the President.

On April 5, 2022, leading lawyers from across all of CEE will be coming together for the Dealer's Choice Conference and Deals of the Years Awards Banquet. Leading up to the event, we spoke with Vladimir Rangeloff of Kambourov & Partners to learn what they are looking forward to the most.

On April 5, 2022, leading lawyers from across all of CEE will be coming together for the Dealer's Choice Conference and Deals of the Years Awards Banquet. Leading up to the event, we spoke with Silvije Cipcic-Bragadin of Cipcic-Bragadin Mesic and Associates to learn what they are looking forward to the most.

On April 5, 2022, leading lawyers from across all of CEE will be coming together for the Dealer's Choice Conference and Deals of the Years Awards Banquet. Leading up to the event, we spoke with Gabor Bebok of Pontes Budapest to learn what they are looking forward to the most.

On April 5, 2022, leading lawyers from across all of CEE will be coming together for the Dealer's Choice Conference and Deals of the Years Awards Banquet. Leading up to the event, we spoke with Oana Ijdelea of Ijdelea & Associates to learn what they are looking forward to the most.

The goal of our ButLaw series – dedicated to interviews on anything *but* the law or the practice of law – is to give CEELM readers (ahem, listeners) the chance to meet the humans behind the lawyers we often feature in our magazine. For this edition, we spoke with Bryan Jardine of Wolf Theiss about his pet project, Jardine Hills, and agrotourism in Romania.

The goal of our ButLaw series – dedicated to interviews on anything *but* the law or the practice of law – is to give CEELM readers (ahem, listeners) the chance to meet the humans behind the lawyers we often feature in our magazine. For this first edition, we spoke to Mykola Stetsenko of Avellum about his relatively recently discovered passion for gardening and the tranquility that this hobby brings him.

Nataliia Gorbal has joined Arzinger as a Partner on February 1, 2022, and will lead the firm’s Private Clients and Family Law practice.

On 15 February 2022, a long-awaited draft law No. 5436-d “On the Amendment of Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding the Development of Energy Storage Facilities” (“Draft Law“) was adopted in its entirety by the Ukrainian Parliament at its second reading. The Draft Law develops the legal framework for the deployment of energy storage facilities (“ESF“), which has been very limited until now, and introduces relevant concepts and requirements into the laws of Ukraine “On the Electricity Market” and “On the National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission” aligned with the EU electricity acquis.

Former Deputy Minister for European Integration, Investment, and Digitization with the Ministry of Energy and Environment Protection of Ukraine Kostyantyn Chyzhyk has joined Hillmont Partners as Partner and Head of Government Relations and Public Advocacy.

Transport and infrastructure boutique Agreca law firm has joined Arzinger, which now has two additional Partners – Andrii Pidhainyi and Maryna Sharapa.

In 2021 Ukraine enacted a set of laws ("Diia City laws") aimed at introducing a legal framework as well as tax, social security, labour and certain other incentives for Ukrainian businesses that derive all or almost all their revenues from R&D and IT-related activities (also known as "DIIA CITY").

On 24 November 2021, Ukraine launched a new law enforcement authority – the Bureau of Economic Security of Ukraine (“BES”). BES will focus on analytical activities aimed at early detection of risks in the economy, as well as pre-trial investigation of certain criminal offences.

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AVELLUM is a leading Ukrainian full service law firm with a key focus on Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Tax, and Antitrust.

Our aim is to be the firm of choice for large businesses and financial institutions in respect of their most important and challenging transactions.

We build lasting relationships with our clients and make them feel secure in new uncertain economic and legal realities.

We incorporate the most advanced Western legal techniques and practices into our work. By adding our first-hand knowledge, broad industry experience, and unparalleled level of service we deliver the best results to our clients in their business endeavours. Our partners are taking an active role in every transaction and ensure smooth teamwork.

AVELLUM is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by various international and Ukrainian legal editions (Chambers, The Legal500, IFLR1000, The Ukrainian Law Firms, and others).

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