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Since 2014, Ukraine has significantly enhanced its anti-corruption and trade sanctions legislation and enforcement practices to align with US and EU standards. Now companies face the risk of criminal liability for corruption-related actions of their employees and full suspension of all operations in Ukraine for violating trade sanctions and restrictions, including trade restrictions introduced in relation to Russia and the Crimea.

To address new compliance risks, multinational companies with operations in Ukraine need to implement and enforce new compliance policies, and revise and audit their business practices in interactions with customers, distributors, agents and government authorities.

The webinar is scheduled to run for approximately 90 minutes and will cover:

•   Risks of the Ukrainian business environment in the past and now
• Ensuring your anti-corruption, ethics and other policies are enforceable in Ukraine
• Investigating and terminating your staff for non-compliance in a compliant way

• Update on Ukrainian Sanctions and Trade Restrictions against Russia
• Update on restrictions on operations in the Crimea and Occupied Territories in the East of Ukraine
• Risks for multinational companies doing business in Ukraine and Russia
• How to ensure compliance through your distribution chain in Ukraine and Russia
• What steps should be taken to prevent and mitigate potential risks and liability


Hanna Shtepa is a counsel in Baker McKenzie's Kyiv office.


Mariana Marchuk is a counsel in Baker McKenzie's Kyiv office. She has over 17 years of practical experience in the areas of corporate law, M&A, reorganizations, labor and employment, as well as compliance and anti-corruption. Prior to joining the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie in 1997 as an associate, Ms. Marchuk worked as a legal adviser for one of the Big Six consulting firms. From 1999 up to 2004, she worked in Moscow as an associate for a major Wall Street law firm and subsequently for Baker McKenzie. In 2004, she returned to the Kyiv office of the Firm and in 2010 she was made a counsel.