Real estate tax as a negative factor in "quick reforms"
Today, we are sadly forced to state that the implementation of the tax reform in December 2014 and the introduction of the corresponding amendments as a whole package only negatively…

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Legal entity is a key element of a market economy.
Given the growing phenomenon of globalization of the global economy, services such as the transportation of goods from Almaty and the Almaty region, as well as other types of transportation…

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Trade Facilitation Agreement: New Opportunities for Ukraine
According to the results of an international study by the World Bank Doing business 2014, over the past 2 years, Ukraine has significantly improved its position in the overall ranking…

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The role of social media for the legal services market

PR and marketing – an indispensable component of any business, regardless of what product or service it sells. In the b2b market, especially in the legal business, there are some nuances in promotion. Choosing a law company for himself, the client will not be guided by the number of Facebook followers or likes under the lawyer’s photo on Instagram. But this is that lawyers do not need to engage in marketing on social networks, and all these tools are relevant only for the promotion of restaurants or clothing brands. Continue reading

“Perfect” force majeure

By 2014, many enterprises formally approached the reflection in force majeure agreements, not mentioning it at all or indicating the standard phrase that a person who violated an obligation is exempted from liability for its violation if it proves that this violation occurred due to force majeure.

Discussions regarding the difference between the terms “force majeure” and “force majeure circumstances” were completed in 2014 by supplementing the Law of Ukraine “On Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Ukraine”, art. 14-1. According to part 2 of this article, the indicated dates were determined identically: force majeure circumstances (force majeure circumstances) are extraordinary and inevitable circumstances, it is objectively impossible to fulfill obligations stipulated by the terms of the contract (contract, agreement, etc.), obligations under legislative and other normative acts. Continue reading

Invalidation of the contract: the line between abuse and legal guarantees

In the modern world, almost all relationships are formalized in an appropriate agreement. The turnover of treaties in civilized countries is simply amazing, not to mention the high culture of their implementation. Ukraine does not lag behind in terms of quantitative and qualitative indicators. However, if it comes to a culture of execution, most readers come up with countless legal disputes over the enforcement of contracts and the appeal of transactions already concluded.

This situation is due to the fact that a large number of counterparties abuse the rules of the law and, in order to avoid fulfillment of obligations or the maximum delay in enforcement, initiates disputes on appealing contracts. It cannot be stated unequivocally that most disputes are artificially created, but this percentage is quite significant. Continue reading

Guarantees for protecting the rights of consumers of banking services in the EU countries
The article analyzes the main types of guarantees for the protection of the rights of consumers of banking services established by the law of the European Union. The general characteristics…

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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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Justification of a suspected criminal offense
The adoption of the new Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine in 2012 marked the beginning of a new milestone in the development of national criminal justice. A number of…

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Investor funds are taxable only once
Joint investment institutions have taken their place in the CIS market as an effective tool for financing housing, operations with loan portfolios and other investment projects. An important role in…

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