Currently, the UK Government provides technical assistance to many Ukrainian state institutions within the framework of the Good Governance Fund Programme (GGF) aiming to enhance the efficiency and transparency of the core public sector reforms.
Having a strong team of legal, tax and advisory experts, PwC Ukraine has been engaged by the GGF since 2014 in order to develop the important reform concepts and support implementation thereof.
In particular, PwC has provided its professional support to a number of state institutions, among which – the General Prosecutor’s Office (criminal proceedings reform), Ministry of Finance of Ukraine (banking sector reform, improvement of tax administration), Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (IP reform), etc. Moreover, our legal team provided counsel to the German government-owned development bank with respect to establishment of Export Credit Agency of Ukraine.
PwC provided support to the preparation for automation of the pre-trial investigation workflow. In particular, PwC delivered:
PwC Legal provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Finance in the development and implementation of the strategy for the improvement of corporate governance in state-owned banks. According to the strategy, published in February 2016, Ukrainian state-owned banks should be managed by an independent supervisory boards in accordance with the best international principles of corporate governance.
Furthermore, while working within the framework of this assignment PwC was put in charge of the selection of top Ukrainian Law firm tasked with the review of the set of documents (prepared by PwC Legal) aimed at improvement of corporate governance at state-owned banks. PwC Legal together with the Ministry of Finance, EBRD, IMF and World Bank has conducted a tender among top Ukrainian law firms to perform such review.
PwC was engaged to assist the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine to modify the law on establishment of Export Credit Agency of Ukraine (ECA) and provide support during legislative process.
This project aimed to address the poor performance of the state in managing intellectual property rights (IPR) by providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, which drives the reform in this area. In particular, PwC team accomplished the following:
The developed recommendations included the creation of a transparent two-level system of state management of IPR; transfer of control functions to law enforcement agencies; change of the current compulsory licensing procedures and introduction of post grand opposition; elimination of certain legal collisions and loopholes. The project team also developed a high-level road map for the implementation of target structure for the IPR institutions.