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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.

This handbook Conducting Business in Ukraine 2021 has been prepared by the attorneys of Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office as a general guide for companies operating or considering investing in Ukraine. It is intended to present an overview of the key aspects of the Ukrainian legal system and the regulation of business activities in the country

On 26 and 27 February 2021, Law No. 1214-IX of Ukraine, which provides an exhaustive list of the types of monetary income for which compensation is paid for delays in payment (“Law No. 1214”), and Law No. 1213-IX of Ukraine, which provides for the detailed application of distance and home work (“Law No. 1213”), came into effect.

On 26 and 27 February 2021, Law No. 1214-IX of Ukraine, which provides an exhaustive list of the types of monetary income for which compensation is paid for delays in payment (“Law No. 1214”), and Law No. 1213-IX of Ukraine, which provides for the detailed application of distance and home work (“Law No. 1213”), came into effect.

Extension of the quarantine period On 2 April 2020, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (CMU) by its Resolution No. 255 reinforced the restrictions imposed due to the quarantine that was set in the whole territory of Ukraine until 24 April 2020. Permitted business activity Business activities involving interactions with visitors require…

On 25 April 2017, the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie held a webinar on implementing efficient compliance programs in Ukraine for multinational companies and featured an update on Ukrainian sanctions and trade restrictions, including trade restrictions introduced in relation to Russia and the Crimea, as well as an update on Occupied Territories in the East of Ukraine.

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.