|November 29, 2005
The Ukrainian Legal Group serves as co-organizer of International Trademark Association's (INTA) interactive
seminar "Mediation as an Alternative Method for Commercial Dispute Resolution" held on November 29, 2005 in Kiev, Ukraine.
The seminar is sponsored by A/T B.A.T. - Prilucky Tobacco Company. INTA has developed an Alternative Dispute Resolution
Program, of which this seminar is a part, to encourage parties in various countries to consider and practice this method.
Specialists of the State Department of Intellectual Property, other government bodies involved with intellectual property protection,
practicing IP lawyers, patent and trademark agents, judges and arbitrators participate in the seminar.
The seminar's agenda is available in English and Ukrainian
and the seminar's report is available in English.
Read about the seminar in the March 1st issue of the INTA Bulletin, Vol. 61, No. 5
(download the article in English), the December 2005 issue of the journal Intelektualna Vlasnist
(download the article in Ukrainian and English),
and in the December 2005 issue (Vol. 3, No. 12) of The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law
(download the article in English).
|November 10-11, 2005
RULG attorney Dr. Dmytro Syrota speaks at the Conference on "Transport Infrastructure for Oil and Gas in Russia & the CIS:
Opportunities at the Forefront of Development" on the topic of "Cross-Border Transport Infrastructure,
Regional Integration and Development (with a special update on Ukraine)". The Conference agenda is available in
English and Russian in Adobe PDF format. This international conference was organized by the UK-based C5 group of
companies and brought together major global players in the Russian/CIS oil and gas sector to share their thoughts on
legislative challenges to developing new export routes for oil and gas.
The PowerPoint summary of Dr. Syrota's presentation
is available on this page in Russian.
|November 8, 2005
RULG attorney Dmytro Syrota delivered a presentation on "Competition Law in Ukraine" as a
part of training session for Ukrainian commercial court judges. The training program consisted
of six sessions held in various cities all over Ukraine as part of a "Reform of Arbitration
Courts and Support to Court Administration" Project sponsored by the European Commission and
implemented by UNDP Ukraine. The overall objective of the Project is to support the reform of
Ukraine's judicial system and promote more effective legal remedies. The PowerPoint summary
of Dr. Syrota's presentation is available on this page in English.
|October 5-6, 2005
RULG attorneys Richard Smith and Serhiy Dzis speak at the International Forum on "IPO Prospects for Ukrainian Companies" on the
topic of "Legal Obstacles to Performing an IPO in Ukraine: Specifics of Ukrainian Investment Laws Relevant to IPOs".
The Forum's agenda is available in Word format, in Ukrainian. This international conference was organized by the
International Finance Corporation to bring international experts on the subjects of stock market regulation and
initial public offerings to Kiev to discuss the IPO process with Ukrainian companies and highlight areas where
legislative reforms are needed. The Outline and
PowerPoint summary of Messrs. Smith's and Dzis' presentation is
available on this page in English.
|June 27-28, 2005
RULG attorneys Dr. Irina Paliashvili and Dr. Dmytro Syrota speak at the Conference
"Tax Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry in Russia and the CIS. The Impact of Changes to the Tax Legislation on the Oil and Gas industry"
on the topic of "New Government Initiatives for the Attraction of Investments in the Oil-and-Gas Sector in Ukraine".
The conference agenda is available in Adobe PDF format. This international conference is organized by the UK-based C5 and brings together
experts who have wide-ranging experience with tax compliance in each region of the CIS. The text of Dr. Paliashvili's and Dr. Syrota's
presentation is available on this page in English and Russian.
|February 10-11, 2005
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the Conference "Ukraine, EU, Russia: Challenges and Opportunities for New Relations"
on the urgent need to improve the legal foundation for Ukraine's business and investment climate.
This international conference is organized by the EastWest Institute in cooperation with the Carpathian
Foundation and their Ukrainian partners: the Institute for Regional and Euro-Integration Studies "EuroRegio Ukraine"
and the National Association of Regional Development Agencies. The conference agenda is available in Adobe PDF format.
|November 29-30, 2004
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the Conference Strategies for Successful Disputes Resolution on the topic of
"Prospects for Commercial Mediation in the CIS: Russia and Ukraine". The conference agenda is available in Adobe PDF format.
This international conference is organized by the UK-based C5 and brings together experts in dispute resolution and mediation to
discuss the key issues of concern to the international oil and gas industry today. The text of Dr. Paliashvili's presentation is
available on this page in English and Russian.
|May 19, 2004
RULG attorneys Irina Paliashvili, Dmytro Syrota, and Serhiy Dzis participated in the OECD's Roundtable Discussion on the Legal Landscape for Doing Business
in Ukraine as part of the OECD and EU/TACIS Project on "Improving the Conditions for Enterprise Development and the Investment Climate for Domestic
and International Investors in Ukraine". Dr. Paliashvili moderated two panels and also spoke on the New Civil and Commercial Codes panel.
Mr. Syrota spoke on the Anti Monopoly and Unfair Competition Laws panel and Mr. Dzis on the Corporate Legislation panel.
The OECD Roundtable was prepared with the assistance of RULG and its agenda is attached in English and Ukrainian.
|May 7-9, 2004
RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the Congress of the Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies,
Second Annual Convocation on the topic of Mediation and Conciliation, "New Opportunities for Commercial Mediation in Russia and Ukraine".
The Convocation's agenda is available in World format.
The text of Dr. Paliashvili's presentation is available on this page in English.
|May 3-6, 2004
RULG attorneys Dmytro Syrota and Richard Smith submitted a report on the "Development of the
Ukrainian Legislation on Production Sharing Agreements", which was presented at the largest
oil & gas trade event in the U.S., the Offshore Technology Conference. The text of the report
is available on this page in (in English).