Everlegal has become the legal partner of the USAID/ENGAGE program – funded by USAID and implemented by Pact in Ukraine – in an educational project aiming to provide legal support to civil society organizations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and the citizens of Ukraine on martial law and other regulatory changes introduced during the war.
On 5 July 2023, the President of Ukraine signed Law of Ukraine “On Consumer Protection” No. 3153‑IX (the “CP Law”). Most provisions of the CP Law will become effective one year after its publication, which is yet to be made, but not earlier than the date of termination or cancellation of martial law in Ukraine.
Notwithstanding the ongoing war, the Ukrainian banking and financial services industry continues to operate without interruptions and shows great resilience and stability. Ukrainian legislation continues to develop at the same time, bringing the standards of banking and financial services closer to the EU requirements.
With a new cryptocurrency regulation in the legislative pipeline, Ukraine's anti-aggression measures are also ramping up, presenting even more uncertainties and challenges for all business sectors in the country and keeping lawyers on their toes, according to Sytnyk & Partners Counsel Artem Sokurov.
Dentons has advised Farmak on a series of acquisitions from a portfolio company of private equity house Novator.
B2RLaw has advised UK-based construction equipment supplier CMT Group on the supply contract and the separate donation contract with the Polish Government Agency for Strategic Reserves for humanitarian aid to Ukraine in the form of power generators. The EUR 27 million contract was financed under the EU's Civil Protection Mechanism.
The laws of Ukraine define force majeure as an extraordinary and unpreventable event, man-made or act of God, which objectively makes impossible the performance of contractual obligation(s) by one or both parties to a contract. Force majeure exempts a non-performing party from liability (penalties) for breach of contractual duty if caused by force majeure rather than from the performance of contractual obligations.