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Ukraine is bordered with Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Moldova, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov. It has an area of 603,628 sq kms with a population of about 44.5 million.

Ukraine is a unitary republic under a semi-presidential system with separate powers: legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Its capital and largest city is Kiev.

The Ukrainian legal system is a civil law system.


How to practise in Ukraine

20 December 2011Updated: 4 December 2014By Donna Evans

Find out all you need to know about practising in Ukraine

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Interview: Legal business in the CIS region

6 September 2017

Interview with Ben Wells, Solicitor at Shepherd and Wetherburn 

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Legal life in... Ukraine

11 August 2017

Graham Conlon, Managing Partner (Ukraine), CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP , and CEE/CIS Co-Head of Private Equity shares his views about legal business in Ukraine

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English Law Day Forum in Almaty 2017

5 April 2017

The Law Society in partnership with the Kazakhstan Bar Association and the British-Kazakh Law Assciation organised English Law Day in Almaty. Read more.

English Law Day Forum in Kyiv on 23 March 2017

9 January 2017

The Law Society in partnership with the Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA), the British Ukrainian Law Association (BULA) and the British Embassy Kyiv organised the first English Law Day forum in Kyiv.

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The Ukrainian National Bar Association is a new observer member to the CCBE

5 December 2016

The Ukrainian Bar Association has been approved as the newest observer member to the CCBE at the CCBE plenary session on 2 December 2016. Find more information here: Ukrainian National Bar Association

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Your contacts for this region are Chika Muorah and Katharina Kirchberger


International Policy Adviser: CIS

Katharina Kirchberger

International Policy Assistant: Europe and CIS