Offshore companies as an asset protection tool have not disappeared
What is important for the owner of any asset? The optimal taxation of such an asset over the time it has been held and partly the desire to keep its…

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Lawmakers greatly simplified the relationship of entrepreneurs with the state
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine at an extraordinary meeting on 02.03.2015 adopted the Law of Ukraine "On licensing of types of economic activity" (hereinafter - the Law). The adoption of…

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Customer Service: How to Maintain Loyalty
Customer Service: How to Maintain Loyalty Lawyers' loyalty to client problems By conducting analytical work to collect information and conduct business training, employees of the Moscow City Collegium of Lawyers…

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Controversial issues of interpretation of the concepts of “agent” and “representative”

Today, the courts have already decided a certain number of court cases where the provisions of Art. 6 secessions of the Paris Convention. This indicates a wide increase in interest in the practical application of the norms of this article for the recognition of a certificate for a mark for goods and services (trademark) invalid.

In Art. 6series of the Paris Convention as the basis for the recognition of a trademark as invalid is often applied together with part 2 of art. 6 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Protection of the Rights to Marks for Goods and Services” (the possibility of misleading regarding the person producing the goods or providing services). Continue reading

New rules for obtaining information from the State Register of Rights

The legal regulation regarding the real estate sector has undergone dramatic changes over the past two years. The abovementioned began to create a new system for registering rights to real estate and their encumbrances, as a result of which a number of derivative mechanisms were developed, including with the participation of specialists for joining the SRO in the design. Another innovation of the legislator is the openness and general availability of information on state registration of rights and their burdens from the State Register of Rights to Real Estate (hereinafter – the State Register of Rights, State Register of Rights). However, a number of questions arise regarding the advantages and disadvantages of the changes introduced. Continue reading

Is it right to change the “rules of the game” within the joint-stock company?

03/02/2015, the draft law on amendments to some legislative acts regarding the protection of investor rights was adopted as a basis. The government initiated the changes to the legislation.

According to the developers, the main goal of the bill is to increase the level of protection of investor rights in the framework of the joint-stock company and the introduction of higher requirements for joint-stock companies. The main means of implementation should be the introduction of new and clarification of the procedural mechanisms governing the shareholder’s relationship with the company and its governing bodies. Continue reading

Public accusation of corruption: risks and consequences
On May 22, 2015, draft law No. 1165 was adopted in the second reading, which introduced a public prosecution procedure in the investigation of corruption crimes. If you do not…

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Continuation of the moratorium on tax audits of a business
From August to December 2014, in order to promote the development of the national economy and create favorable conditions for doing business in Ukraine, a moratorium was introduced on conducting…

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Provocation of a bribe as a circumstance excluding a corpus delicti
The Criminal Code of Ukraine does not contain separate provisions on the specifics of the criminal liability of the recipient of undue gain (bribe), in the event of provocation of…

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Risks of assessing civil contracts as labor relations
After the introduction in our country of financial responsibility for violation of labor legislation, the vesting of state authorities and local self-government with significant powers in the process of monitoring…

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