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Guide for International and Domestic Businesses, Twelfth 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 14th edition of Ukrainian Laws in Wartime: Guide for International and Domestic Businesses, a brief overview of the key features of wartime legislation.

In this edition you’ll explore pertinent responses to the most common questions currently examined and addressed by international and Ukrainian businesses 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.

Guide to 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.


Viacheslav Yakymchuk is a co-managing partner of the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie and heads the Firm’s Corporate/M&A and Private Equity Practice Groups in the Kyiv office. Viacheslav is ranked as a top-tier practitioner in the areas of corporate law, M&A, and capital markets by Chambers, IFLR1000, and Legal500. He frequently speaks on the diverse aspects of M&A and private equity transactions in Ukraine. Viacheslav is admitted to practice in Ukraine and in New York, USA.

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