In 2018, the Law “On Companies with Additional and Limited Liability” (LLC law) came into force in Ukraine. It cleared up the legal status of most companies in the country (those registered in this form) and made relations between members more flexible.
Mergers and acquisitions in the Ukrainian IT sector are rarely public. Because of this, it may seem to many that the market is dead and that you can only buy or sell a company abroad. This is not the case: although it’s not particularly frequent, companies are still bought and sold in Ukraine. You can go about such a deal in several ways.
Each year, the international rating agency Best Lawyers selects the best lawyers from 70 countries in various fields of law. We’ve been in their listing since 2010, and this year we have been recognized in four areas: mediation, corporate law, labor law and capital markets.
Real estate (buildings, facilities, land) in Ukraine remains one of the most popular assets for investment. There are several reasons for this: volatility of the hryvnia, low confidence in banks and pension programs, underdeveloped stock market, etc.
When investing in a business, we expect it to yield profits in the form of dividends. However, sometimes it seems that a company is commercially successful and is turning a profit, yet you can’t feel that success and receive no dividends as a participant in a limited liability company (using LLC as the most popular and flexible form of business in Ukraine as an example).
The Legal Awards ceremony, which every year brings together partners from leading Ukrainian law firms to choose the best in their respective fields, took place in Kyiv. This year ILF was represented in 4 nominations out of 45: best law firm in agribusiness, IT, labor law and business protection.