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We recognise the real impact that government action or inaction can have in achieving business objectives. Our team advises businesses on policy, legislation, and regulation and applies the best international practices in cooperation with government entities to help clients consider and address the legislative, regulatory, and judicial options available to them.

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Implementation in Ukrainian legislation
  • CLIENTS

    We represent private companies, non-profit organizations, and the full range of entities and individuals with issues relating to laws, regulations, and government policies. Our experts help to navigate a highly regulated business environment and set up communication with key government leaders.

  • APPROACH

    As a member of local and international business associations, advisory commissions, and councils to state authorities, we offer a unique approach to identifying emerging regulatory risks and advise on their mitigation.

  • SERVICES

    We act for our clients on privatisations, concessions, and PPP-projects. We develop working relationships with government bodies and represent our clients before them. Our lawyers analyse legislative and regulatory activity, assessing regulatory and compliance impact. We comment on draft laws and resolutions, and review drafts to determine key issues and legislative acts to track.

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Key Contact
Mykola Stetsenko
Managing Partner
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Mykola Stetsenko is the Managing Partner of AVELLUM with the primary focus on corporate/M&A, competition, real estate, and tax.
Key experience

Key experience

Participated in the Working Group on VAT reform at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Participated in the preparation of legislation on the abolishment of the Commercial Code of Ukraine
Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
Regulations within the framework of Ukrainian sovereign debt restructuring, amendments to the Law “On Securities and Stock Market”
Ministry of Finance of Ukraine
Helped EU companies to desist undue pressure of law enforcement authorities on their businesses in Ukraine
Represented clients before the Business Ombudsman Council
Assisted on preparation of the Draft Law “On Investment Funds” based on UCITS and AIFM EU Directives
National Securities and Stock Market Commission
Commented on the draft procedure for the distribution of dividends through the securities depositary system and draft law No. 4383
National Securities and Stock Market Commission
Provided expert opinion on the Draft Law “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine on Transfer Pricing”
Through the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Participated in the preparation of the Draft Law “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine on Taxation of Income from Capital”
Through the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Prepared the Draft Law “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine on Advance Corporate Income Tax Payments”
Through the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Provided comments: Draft Law on clarifying Tax Liabilities of CIT and VAT in case of Applying Tax Compromise
Through the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Proposals to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine on the improvement of VAT administration
Through the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
Participated in preparation of draft law on Limited Liability Companies
Parliament of Ukraine
Commented on the Draft Law “On Prevention of Financial Catastrophe and Establishment of Preconditions for Economic Growth in Ukraine”
Parliament of Ukraine
Assisted on preparation of the Draft Law on implementation of Capital Requirements Directives (CRD) IV into Ukrainian laws
National Securities and Stock Market Commission
Participated in the preparation of draft laws on Joint Stock Companies and Shareholders’ Agreements
National Securities and Stock Market Commission
Developed a concept of the new legislation of Ukraine on humanitarian aid
In cooperation with OCHA and the Red Cross
Elaborated the methodology for assessment of damages within the criminal proceedings related to distribution of counterfeited products
National Police of Ukraine
Participated in the preparation of the Draft Law “On Electricity Market”
Within the working group at the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine
Draft Law “On Humanitarian Aid in Crisis Situations”: drafted, finalised, presented to the Parliament
Parliament of Ukraine
Recognition

Recognition

The ‘honest, trustworthy and diligent’. 
Our Team

Our Team

Glib Bondar
Senior Partner
Kostiantyn Likarchuk
Senior Partner
Maksym Maksymenko
Partner
Vadim Medvedev
Partner
Yuriy Nechayev
Partner
Anton Polikarpov
Counsel
Andriy Romanchuk
Counsel
LYUDMYLA VOLKOVA
Counsel