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Market Entry Assistance

Why PwC Legal Ukraine?

  • A key added value of working with PwC Legal is the global business insight we bring to all our engagements. We are a part of the largest professional network of 2500 lawyers around the world. Our global Entity Governance & Compliance practice includes a network of corporate secretaries, lawyers and corporate governance specialists across over 83 countries. It is ideally positioned to assist multinational companies considering expanding into Ukrainian market, or moving some operations to Ukraine
  • Not only can we help our clients with set-up and day-to-day management of local legal entity — we can also help adopt a more strategic and consistent approach to global entity governance across entire organisation. From the incorporation of a new company, on-going compliance with local legislation, to the restructuring of your global business, our network is here to help ensure the good standing of all your legal entities, wherever they may be — while helping streamline and better manage your governance and compliance risks
  • Assistance with entry to Ukrainian market is provided by the team of experienced legal experts, who are able to help our clients to establish and maintain legal presence in the country in the most efficient way, taking into account company’s goals and priorities, a constantly shifting regime of regulatory developments, local business customs and compliance requirements
  • We suggest “one stop shop” approach to set-up of business in Ukraine: our services cover all legal and tax issues usually arising for the business while entering a new market. Our multidisciplinary strength — our legal services are seamlessly integrated with other PwC’s offerings, including Tax Services and Consulting services — enables us to provide integrated, world-class advice that’s adapted to our on-the-ground connections in Ukrainian market


In Ukraine firm provides legal services to well-known Ukrainian and multinational enterprises, international organizations, actively works with companies large and medium-sized businesses, newly created companies and companies that just plan to entry into the market.

Our client portfolio includes many Fortune Global 500 and FT Global 500 corporates and their subsidiaries, as well as some largest Ukrainian companies.

Scope of Services

The scope of services related to entry to Ukrainian market includes, inter alia, legal assistance with the following matters:


  • advice on the appropriate form of legal presence, development of structure of the corporate governance according to the needs
  • drafting a set of documents to establish a legal entity, representative office, joint venture or other business vehicle, arranging for its registration with the state authorities
  • assisting in registration as a VAT payer
  • assistance with bank account opening
  • assistance with organising a temporary legal address in Ukraine
  • interim director and interim shareholder functions; corporate secretarial services

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Development of business operating model

  • consulting on various legal matters regarding operation of business in Ukraine
  • drafting templates of contracts with counterparties (clients, vendors, business-partners etc.), intra-group contracts
  • assistance in negotiations with counterparties and company’s subsidiary during the contracts

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Regulatory issues

  • consulting and assistance with obtaining licenses, permits and approvals, passing other regulatory procedures in front of Ukrainian public authorities


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IP issues

  • registration of trademarks
  • rafting templates of licensing agreements
  • consulting on various IP issues

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Employment and immigration matters

  • drafting templates of employment agreements with employees of the company, employment contracts management
  • advice on dealing with internal HR documents
  • consulting on labour law matters, obtaining work permits and temporary residence permits for foreign employees
  • registration of the residence permits with the local immigration authorities
  • advice on visa issues and other assistance

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Selective Experience

Provision of a full-scope support with setting-up of the client's business presence in Ukraine, including comprehensive investment advice, structuring and financing issues, corporate governance and other support

Client: Hopewell Residential - is the residential community development, multi-family and single-family construction arm of the Hopewell Group of Companies

Assistance with entering the Ukrainian market via opening a representative office of a non-resident company and further support with setting up a fully operational legal entity, including advice on a specific corporate governance structure, legal assistance in the area if financing, contract law and investments

Client: Joy Global Inc. – one of the worldwide leaders in high-productivity mining solutions

Extensive legal support in restructuring of the client’s business operations in Ukraine, including assistance with transferring the core business to a newly established company, support with launch of the new business operational model in Ukraine based on development of IT-products with involvement of IT-specialists. Our support includes, inter alia: reviewing the existing contractual arrangements and providing on-going complex legal advice on application of legal instruments aimed at increasing the effectiveness and ensuring compliance of the business model with Ukrainian law

Client: Joy Global Inc. – one of the worldwide leaders in high-productivity mining solutions

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Olga Melnychenko

Olga Melnychenko

Нead of Market Entry & Exit, Employment & Immigration practice

Tel: +380 44 354 0404

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