A Perfect Storm: New IP Regulations in Russia

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, more than 10 000 sanctions on Russian Federation were imposed and more than 1 000 companies have already left Russian market place. This is the answer of the world’s community to such actions, aiming to economically persuade Russia to stop the war. Russia, instead, declared all the countries, which supported or imposed […]

Ukraine introduces priority urban planning measures to overcome the war consequences

On 9 June 2022, Law No. 2254-IX of 12 May 2022 on Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the Priority Measures for Reforming Urban Planning Activities (the Law) came into force in Ukraine, which aims to reform urban-construction regulations applicable within the martial law period and thereafter for overcoming the consequences of the Russian […]

UKRAINIAN LAWS IN WARTIME: Guide for International and Domestic Businesses, 4th edition

Baker McKenzie is delighted to present the 4th edition of Ukrainian Laws in Wartime: Guide for International and Domestic Businesses, a brief overview of the key features of wartime legislation. This issue contains updated responses to the most common questions raised and considered by international and Ukrainian businesses these days in the following practice areas: Martial Law and […]

Ukraine Expands Sanctions against Russia and its Supporters

On 20 May 2022, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Increase the Effectiveness of Sanctions Related to Persons’ Assets (the Law). The Law, which should become effective in the next few days, introduces a new type of sanction in the Law of Ukraine […]

Ukrainian energy system joins unified European electricity system ENTSO-E

On 16 March 2022, Ukraine joined the unified continental European electricity system ENTSO-E and completed an emergency synchronisation of its power grids with the ENTSO-E in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Synchronisation process Until recently only a small part of the Ukrainian Power System (also referred to as “Burshtyn Island”) was synchronised with the […]

Competition Regulations and Practice in Ukraine during Martial Law

Activities of AMCU during martial law Russian military aggression started on 24 February 2022. Thus, the end of February 2022 became a critical point also for the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU). AMCU then was forced to take rapid actions aimed at ensuring the safety of its personnel and the legality of the competition-related processes […]

Wartime Flexibilities for the Life Sciences and Healthcare Sectors in Ukraine

Since russia began its unprovoked large-scale armed invasion of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers (the CMU), the Ukrainian Ministry of Health (the MoH), as well as other state bodies, have been implementing numerous legislative changes aimed at streamlining and facilitating the supply of required medicines and medical devices to Ukraine during the war and ensuring […]

WTO Reaction to Russian-Ukrainian War

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 ruined the lives of millions of Ukrainians. The terrible war has already killed and injured thousands of people[1], destroyed their homes, forced millions of Ukrainians to leave their hometowns or even flee the country[2]. Nevertheless, the effects of this Russian aggression are not only limited to […]

Ukraine Сlosed Four Sea Ports until Reoccupation

The Ministry of Infrastructure issued the Order #256 dd. 28 April 2022 On Closing Sea Ports, which has been registered by the Ministry of Justice. According to the Order, the Ministry closed two Ukrainian ports located in the Sea of Azov (Berdyansk and Mariupol) and two Ukrainian ports located in the Black Sea (Kherson and […]

Applying Frozen Russian Assets for the Recovery of Ukraine

Starting from the first days of the Russian invasion into Ukraine numerous states including the US, UK and members of the EU imposed severe sanctions upon the Russian Federation. A wide range of sanctions was applied targeting sovereign assets, state and privately held companies, politically exposed persons and high net worth individuals. One of the […]

Ukrainian War Bonds: Invest to Support Democracy

Every single and tremendously painful day since Russia launched its unprovoked and barbaric military invasion of Ukraine, the civilised world has been witnessing the unimaginable bravery and dignity of the Ukrainian army as well as ordinary civilians trying their best to defend the bright and democratic future of Ukraine. Despite this courage, it goes without […]

Simplified Procedures for Acquiring Uncultivated Agricultural Land

On 7 April 2022, the Draft Law of Ukraine On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Establishing Conditions to Ensure Food Security Under Martial Law,No. 2145-IX, dated 24 March 2022, became effective. The law aims to secure crop production for the country during martial law. For this purpose, it sets out a legal framework […]

Is LinkedIn’s ban on a Ukrainian’s posts a threat to free speech?

There are many ways Ukrainians are battling Russian aggression (“How to puncture Russia’s disinformation bubble”, FT View, March 14). While my family and I have had to leave our home in Irpin, a suburb of Kyiv, I still have a chance to work, pay salaries to my employees and pay taxes to support our army. […]