On 23 March 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, to promote legal links and business between both countries, the use of English Law, our members expertise, and to strengthen the relationship between practitioners from both jurisdictions.

With over 150 delegates registered to attend the conference, attendees had a great opportunity to discuss the recent developments in English Law and the current business environment for doing legal business in the UK and Ukraine. The conference included high profile discussions on the following topics:

  • Private wealth - protection of assets using off-shore jurisdictions and English law and the consequences
  • M&A transactions – use of English Law in M&A transactions involving Ukrainian parties
  • Disputes resolution – international arbitration and litigation
  • Disputes resolution – asset tracing

According to participants, the high quality of speakers and moderators and the interactive discussions made the conference a great success. In attachment, you can view the full presentations from the conference.

We would like to say a special thank you to BULA who assisted in organising the conference. BULA is a voluntary organisation which promotes ties between British and Ukrainian legal practitioners and other associated professional.  Learn more about BULA here

We would also like to say special thank you to our speakers and moderators who helped make this event a success.

Many thanks to our reception sponsors (Aequo, Grosvenor Law, Sayenko Kharenko, and Spencer Kauffman) and our media partners (the Ukrainian Journal of Business Law, Ukrainian Law Firms, and PRAVO.UA) for their support. 

Please click here to view photos from the event. 

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