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Guide for International and Domestic Businesses, Eighth Edition

On 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale military invasion of Ukraine. The martial law is in effect in Ukraine since then. As a result, special legislation has been adopted in various areas, including that directly affecting business activity.

We’re pleased to present the eighth 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 Special Legislation
  • Employment and Migration
  • Financial Arrangements and Financial Sector
  • Corporate
  • Tax and Customs Regime
  • Real Estate
  • Work of State Courts and Arbitration Tribunals
  • Enforcement Proceedings
  • Intellectual Property
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare

Please note that Ukrainian legislation undergoes frequent changes and adjustments during this extraordinary period. We aim to update this guide accordingly at regular intervals and as soon as feasible. Please look for and use the latest version of this guide. We cannot exclude that, from time to time, the text available to you may not be up to date or may lack the latest developments. This guide should not be regarded as a substitute for a specific legal advice tuned in to your particular situation and needs. Please always seek our specific and personal advice to rely upon when taking decisions or planning actions for your business. Our Ukrainian legal experts are available to assist you in the most efficient and reliable manner, with quality standards usual for our global Firm.

Ukrainian Laws in Wartime



Serhiy Chorny is a co-managing partner of the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie and head of the Kyiv office's Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Group. He is highly ranked by leading international and Ukrainian legal directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR1000, in various practice areas, including banking and finance, capital markets, structured finance, securitization, restructuring and insolvency, and financial services.


Serhiy Piontkovsky is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Kyiv office, where he heads the Firm's Energy, Chemicals, Mining and Infrastructure and Real Estate practice groups. Serhiy is highly recommended by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 and is listed as the "Market Authority for Real Estate, Construction, Land and Energy & Natural Resources" by "Ukrainian Law Firms: A Handbook for Foreign Clients."

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