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Asters Law Firm Provides Critical Legal Support for Ukraine;
Updates on the Latest Changes in Legislation
Asters, www.AstersLaw.com, is a long-time member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). Asters was the first USUBC member from Ukraine. See seven articles below.
NOTE: Asters recently donated $100,000 at a charity auction in Washington to support UNITED 24, a fund set up by President Zelensky to support Ukraine. See eight articles below.
1. NEW INCENTIVES FOR INDUSTRIAL PARKS
Asters Law Firm, Legal Alert, Kyiv, Ukraine, Thu, Jul 21, 2022
On 15 July 2022, the President of Ukraine signed two laws (bills No. 5688 and No. 5689), which provide for a number of incentives for investments in the creation of industrial parks.
Draft law No. 5688 provides for the following changes to the Tax Code of Ukraine:
Read more here: New incentives for industrial parks
2. THE NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE CANCELS SOME FX RESTRICTIONS ON IMPORTS AND EXTENDS SETTLEMENT DEADLINES FOR EXPORT AND IMPORT TRANSACTIONS
Asters Law Firm, Legal Alert, Kyiv, Ukraine, Wed, Jul 13, 2022
On 7 July 2022 the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine issued Resolution No. 142 ("NBU Resolution No.142"), which amended Resolution No. 18 of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine dated 24 February 2022 "On operation of banking system under martial law". NBU Resolution No.142 aims to align the applicable currency rules with the latest amendments to the resolutions of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, which effectively abolished the concept of critical import of goods.
Read more here: The National Bank of Ukraine cancels some FX restrictions on imports and extends settlement deadlines for export and import transactions
3. MILITARY RECORD AND MOBILIZATION OF WOMEN
Asters Law Firm, Legal Alert, Kyiv, Ukraine, Fri, Jul 8, 2022
Starting from 1 October 2022 women of certain specialties and professions will be obliged to enroll to the military register. Considering this, below we comment on the most relevant aspects of the military record and mobilization of women.
Criteria for keeping military record of women: as of now, the law does not provide a clear list of criteria for enrolling to the military register. However under the Law of Ukraine ''On Military Duty and Military Service'' (the ''Law''), the criteria may be as follows:
- A woman has one of the twenty-one specialties and/or professions envisaged by Decree No. 313 of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
- A woman is within the age of 18 till 60
- There are no circumstances that entail exclusion from the military register (e.g., unfitness to military duty with exclusion from the military register established in the manner prescribed by the law)
Read more here: Military record and mobilization of women
4. CANCELLATION OF THE RULES FOR TRAVELING OUTSIDE THE PLACE OF RESIDENCE DURING MARTIAL LAW WITH SUBSEQUENT SENDING FOR REVISION
Asters Law Firm, Legal Alert, Kyiv, Ukraine, Thu, Jul 7, 2022
As we mentioned before, on 28 June 2022, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine approved the Procedure for granting permit to citizens of Ukraine who are included in military record to travel outside their place of residence (place of stay) starting from the moment of mobilization and during martial law (the "Procedure").
On 06 July 2022, the Head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine cancelled the Procedure and sent it for revision.
Read more here: Cancellation of the rules for traveling outside the place of residence during martial law with subsequent sending for revision
5. ASTERS CONTRIBUTES TO WORK ON REPRESENTATION OF INTERESTS OF UKRAINE IN INTER-STATE CASE AGAINST RUSSIA BEFORE THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Asters Law Firm, News, Kyiv, Ukraine, Fri, Jun 24, 2022
On 23 June 2022, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine acting on behalf of the State of Ukraine filed the first part of Ukraine’s substantive submissions in its application before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, to address the damages caused by the violations committed by the Russian Federation over the first phase of full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukraine will continue making subsequent submissions, including the ones responding to Russia's violations after 7 April 2022.
Asters together with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a lead counsel and the team of individual barristers led by Timothy Otty QC and Guglielmo Verdirame QC, are advising the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in the inter-state proceedings being brought by Ukraine against the Russian Federation before the European Court of Human Rights. It is great privilege and honor for Asters and the entire counsel team to be entrusted with work on this case, which is done pro bono.
Read more here: Asters contributes to work on representation of interests of Ukraine in inter-state case against Russia before the European Court of Human Rights
6. PARLIAMENT ADOPTED THE LAW ON WASTE MANAGEMENT
Asters Law Firm, Legal Alert, Kyiv, Ukraine, Fri, Jun 24, 2022
On 20 June 2022, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Waste Management" regulating relations related to the prevention and management of waste generated in Ukraine, as well as the management of waste transported through the territory of Ukraine, exported abroad and imported into Ukraine for recovery, including recycling.
Read more here: Parliament adopted the Law on Waste Management
7. SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIAN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
Asters Law Firm, News, Kyiv, Ukraine, Mon, Jun 13, 2022
On 9 June 2022, Decree No. 401/2022 has become effective, bringing into force a Resolution passed by the National Security and Defence Council to impose individual, special economic and other restrictions (sanctions). The sanctions have been introduced for an indefinite period and apply to certain entities.
Decree №401/2022 has imposed sanctions on 261 higher education institutions in Russia and their rectors. While the restrictions imposed on Russian universities are limited to the termination of cultural exchanges, scientific cooperation, educational and sports contacts, and entertainment programmes with foreign states and legal entities, their managers (rectors) have become subject to a much wider range of restrictions, including the freezing of assets.
Read more here: Sanctions against Russian higher education institutions