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On April 8, 2024, Integrites announced it had been selected, alongside Latham & Watkins, to advise the Ukrainian Finance Housing Company on a bridge financing to be granted by international financial institutions and the subsequent securitization of mortgage loans.

On 8 March 2024, Law of Ukraine No. 3587-IX (“Law”) came into force, intending to bring Ukrainian laws on the governance of state-owned enterprises (state unitary enterprises and business entities where the state holds more than 50% of shares) (“SOEs”) in line with the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises.

Avellum has advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on a defense loan guaranteed by UK Export Finance that will be used to finance the purchase, modernization, and maintenance of two Sandown-class mine countermeasure vessels for the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. Sayenko Kharenko and, reportedly, Ashurst advised UK Export Finance.

In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

On 19 March 2024, the Ukrainian Government decided to close a sanctions-related database maintained by the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (“NACP”).

On 8 March 2024, the Law of Ukraine “Introducing Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the Enhancement of Corporate Governance” (the “Law” or the “SOE Law”) entered into force. This Law is a significant step towards the alignment of the Ukrainian legal framework for state-owned enterprises (“SOEs”) with international best practices, particularly the OECD Guidelines for Corporate Governance of SOEs (“OECD Guidelines”).

Considering Ukraine’s legal landscape against the backdrop of the ongoing war, Hillmont Partners Senior Partner Valentyn Zasukha delves into planning, client relationships, sector-specific issues, strategic adaptations to new realities, and economic prospects.

The challenges posed by rapid technological advancements and potential risks associated with AI continue to grow. Data protection, cybersecurity, and IP considerations, to name a few. With this in mind, policymakers strongly believe that it is crucial to establish a legal framework regulating, among others, the development and use of AI.

On 27 February 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Procedure for Issuing, Circulating and Redeeming Guarantees of Origin for Electricity Generated from Renewable Energy Sources and the Procedure for Determining the Environmental Value of Electricity Generated from Renewable Energy Sources.

The President of Ukraine has officially signed Law No. 3528-IX “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding the State Regulation of Cannabis Plants for Use in Educational Purposes, Educational, Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activities, drugs production, Psychotropic Substances and medicinal products with the aim of increasing patients’ access to the necessary treatment” simply known as the law on cannabis legalisation (the “Medical Cannabis Law”). The Medical Cannabis Law sets forth regulations governing the use of cannabis for educational, scientific, and medical purposes.

In The Debrief, our Practice Leaders across CEE share updates on recent and upcoming legislation, consider the impact of recent court decisions, showcase landmark projects, and keep our readers apprised of the latest developments impacting their respective practice areas.

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AVELLUM is a leading Ukrainian full service law firm with a key focus on Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Tax, and Antitrust.

Our aim is to be the firm of choice for large businesses and financial institutions in respect of their most important and challenging transactions.

We build lasting relationships with our clients and make them feel secure in new uncertain economic and legal realities.

We incorporate the most advanced Western legal techniques and practices into our work. By adding our first-hand knowledge, broad industry experience, and unparalleled level of service we deliver the best results to our clients in their business endeavours. Our partners are taking an active role in every transaction and ensure smooth teamwork.

AVELLUM is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by various international and Ukrainian legal editions (Chambers, The Legal500, IFLR1000, The Ukrainian Law Firms, and others).

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