Healthcare & Pharmacy

Olena Khytrova partner

For 12 years ILF has been supporting creation and growth of medical business, protecting the rights of doctors, clinics and pharmaceutical companies.

Since 2015 we are participating in the development and advocation of the healthcare reform in Ukraine as part of the Kharkiv Expert Group on Healthcare Reform. Our lawyers are coauthors of methodological recommendations on clinic autonomization and legal consultants for the Ministry of Healthcare, UNICEF, USAID and International Renaissance Foundation on healthcare funding.

Together with the experts of the Association of Neonatologists of Ukraine and Ukrainian-German Medical Association we developed a catamnesis roadmap for high-risk groups of children, prepared a normative base for implementing an early intervention system and creating multifunctional services for children with special needs and their families.
For 3 years straight ILF is named the best law firm in the field of healthcare and pharmacy: Legal Awards 2016 and Ukrainian Law Firms 2017 and 2018.


clients in 2015-2018


projects in 2015-2018

Our services

For communities and civil society organizations

Together with economists and business consultants we can help communities choose a new model for providing medical services. We can determine who provides medical services in a community, where they get their funding and how they interact with each other, and we can also suggest possible scenarios for managing unoccupied spaces in clinics and changing the number and/or status of clinics with the investment needs of the community and demographic characteristics of the region in mind.

For clinic administrators

Are you considering making a municipal clinic autonomous? We can prepare the necessary documents and protect your right to manage property, funds and personnel at every stage of clinic reorganization. We can help you register staff changes properly, establish an incentive system for medical personnel in the collective agreement, and keep the non-profit status. We can prepare agreements for obtaining extra funds from insurance companies.  
We can represent doctors facing criminal charges in court and in dealings with law enforcement.

For medical business investors

Are you planning on starting or investing money in a medical business? We can help you choose and register a model of public-private partnership and a legal mechanism for running the clinic.

For owners and administrators of clinics and pharmaceutical companies

We can protect your business and property in court, including from unlawful actions of law enforcement and regulatory authorities.
In case of dishonest actions on the part of your competitors, we can protect your brand and intellectual property rights for medicines in court and at the Anti-Monopoly Committee.

For patients

We can check whether the contract on the provision of medical services and operations benefits you. In case of disputes, we can help you claim damages for medical error and get a refund from the insurance company.



Aug. 22, 2019
Olena Khytrova
Olena Khytrova
Secondary healthcare autonomization: how not to lose all your money in 2020

The elections, new President, Parliament and government, possible changes in the Health Ministry’s leadership – all these political perturbations make a lot of secondary healthcare administrators ask themselves whether autonomization is worth it.

July 17, 2019
Tetyana Gavrysh
Tetyana Gavrysh
Olena Khytrova
Olena Khytrova
Ukrainian healthcare is turning into a competitive market

Changes in healthcare are probably the most successful of the announced reforms in Ukraine yet. Its authors from the very beginning had clear goals and a strategy for achieving them as well as professional advocacy of the reform by lawyers among doctors as well society as a whole.

Feb. 27, 2019
Olena Khytrova
Olena Khytrova
Olexiy Holivin
Olexiy Holivin
2 directors: who will be running hospitals now

The medical reform is radically changing the approach to hospital management, transforming budgetary institutions into municipal enterprises. Another important change is that now it will be directors or a team of them, not administrators, running these enterprises, and not necessarily ones with medical education.