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LEGAL AND GOVERNANCE REFORMS IN UKRAINE


On-Going USUBC Project on the White Paper on Legal and Governance Reform in Business and Economic Sector
For more than three years we have been leading a major pro-bono project on the White Paper on Legal and Governance Reform in Ukraine under the auspices of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). In 2017 we are working on the third edition of the White Paper - this time jointly with the newly created UkraineInvest (Ukraine Investment Promotion Office), an independent institution led by a brilliant international team, which is tasked with solving the problems of existing investors and promoting Ukraine globally. The release of the third edition of the White Paper, followed by a conference on the on Legal and Governance Reform, is planned for October 2017.

The second edition of the White Paper on Legal and Governance Reform in Ukraine: Strategic Priorities / Business and Economic Sector was presented at the second conference on Legal and Governance Reform on 30 October 2015 at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). Approximately 100 representatives of the legal, business and diplomatic community, civic society, academia, the Government, the National Bank and the Presidential Administration of Ukraine gathered to discuss the proposed reforms. You may download the White Paper in English and Ukrainian. You may also view the Conference Program in English and Ukrainian. The conference can be watched on YouTube.

The first edition of the White Paper on Legal and Governance Reform was jointly developed by ten leading law firms on a pro-bono basis under the auspices of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). The English and Ukrainian versions of the White Paper are available at USUBC Web site.

The first U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) - Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) Conference on Legal and Governance Reform. Presentation of the USUBC White Paper on Legal Reform was successfully held on 15 October 2014 at the Kyiv School of Economics. The conference can be watched (starts with 30:30) on YouTube. The final Program is available here. The post-conference press release is available here:

You may read the media coverage of the Conference by Yurydychna Gazeta / Юридична газета, №30 (424); 21 October 2014 in PDF format in Ukrainian

Other publications Legal and Governance Reforms in Ukraine are included below:

30 December 2016
Kyiv Post
  Irina Paliashvili's Op-ed "How to move forward in this transitional time"   The PDF version can be downloaded here.

22 December 2016
Novoye Vremia
  Irina Paliashvili's Op-ed "How to Build New Ukraine. We saw a glimpse of Future on Maidan" in Ukrainian and Russian.   The PDF version can be downloaded in Russian and Ukrainian.

16 December 2016
Voice of America
  RULG President Dr. Irina Paliashvili is interviewed by Voice of America (broadcasted in Ukraine at 5th Chanel TV; starting 0:05:40) on creating a system of parallel dispute resolution institutions to improve easy of doing business in Ukraine.  

15 December 2016
Washington D.C., USA
  U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) Annual Business Meeting

RULG President, Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the Panel Discussion: Business/ Investment/ Political/ Governmental Priorities in Ukraine 2017 & U.S.-Ukraine Relations 2017.
  You may view the Program here or download it in PDF.

14 December 2016
Washington D.C., USA
  Atlantic Council conference: "The Future of the Ukrainian Economy"

RULG President, Dr. Irina Paliashvili chairs "Panel 1: Welcome, and Business in Donbas: Is It Possible, Useful or Harmful?".
  You may view the Program here, download it in PDF, and watch the conference (starts with 20:20) on YouTube.

Irina Paliashvili
14 April 2016
Voice of America
  Interview to Voice of America (broadcasted in Ukraine at 5th Chanel TV) on borrowing a modern European legal system for Ukraine.   You may view the interview here.

Irina Paliashvili
13 April 2016
New York
  The 2016 Spring Meeting of the ABA Section of International Law; panel on "The New Cold War: Fighting Corruption in Eastern Europe".  

Irina Paliashvili
22 February 2016
Kyiv Post
  Op-ed "Process v. Results": Ukraine's politicians use process to excuse lack of results.   You may read the article in English.

Ирина Палиашвили
22 февраля 2016
Новое Время
  Статья "Как вытеснить систему процесса системой результата" / "Як витіснити систему процесу системою результату".   Вы можете ознакомиться с полным текстом статьи по ссылке.

Ви можете ознайомитись з повним текстом статті за посиланням.

Irina Paliashvili
21 November 2015
Kyiv Post
  Irina Paliashvili's Op-ed, "Legal system needs to be dismantled"   You may read the article in English at Kyiv Postís Web site or download it in PDF.

23 November 2015
Ukrainian Journal of Business Law
  USUBC Project on the White Paper on Legal and Governance Reform in Business and Economic Sector   You may read the article in English at UJBL's Web site or download it in PDF.

Ірина Паліашвілі
20 листопада 2015
VoxUkraine
  Для Антикорупційної та Правоохоронної Реформи Найбільше Підійде Досвід Грузії   Ви можете ознайомитись з повним текстом статті за посиланням або прочитати її в форматі PDF.

Ірина Паліашвілі
30 листопада 2015
Юридична Газета
  Як зробити Україну успішною за два роки?   Ви можете ознайомитись з повним текстом статті за посиланням прочитати її в форматі PDF.

Ирина Палиашвили
20 ноября 2015
Новое Время
  Как сделать Украину успешной за два года   Вы можете ознакомиться с полным текстом статьи по ссылке или прочитать ее в формате PDF.

3 November 2015
Kiev, Ukraine
  Roundtable "Building New Anticorruption System in Ukraine (Policy - Institutions - Legislation - Practice - Compliance - Implementation)"
U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) http://www.usubc.org

RULG President, Dr. Irina Paliashvili co-chairs the roundtable "Building New Anticorruption System in Ukraine (Policy - Institutions - Legislation - Practice - Compliance - Implementation)" organized by USUBC on 3 November 2015. You may view the Program
 

9 October 2015
Kyiv Post / Legal Quarterly, Volume 2, Issue 3
  Irina Paliashvili was interviewed for the Kyiv Post Legal Quarterly article "Lawmaker's arrest exposes Ukraine's lack of due process, selective justice".   You may read the article in English in PDF format.

Irina Paliashvili
26 June 2015
Kyiv Post
  Irina Paliashvili was interviewed for the Kyiv Post Legal Quarterly article "Is it time to scrap Ukraine's legal system and start over with another nation's system?"   You may download the interview in English here.

Irina Paliashvili
2 October 2014
Kyiv Post
USUBC
  Legal and governance reform needed in Ukraine
Ukraine needs a fundamental, systematic and structural re-design of its entire legal and governance system. The current system, which is enforced by a massive bureaucratic class, is not only inadequate, but it also sabotages any chances of Ukraine to become a modern State with a developed market economy integrated into the globalized world economy.

Dr. Paliashviliís Op-ed was published by Kyiv Post on 2 October 2014 and distributed on 6 October 2014 by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
  You may read full article in English or download it in PDF format.

Irina Paliashvili
13 June 2006
Kiev, Ukraine
  Ukraine: Legal Framework for Business Operations
Presentation made at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development EU/TACIS Program Roundtable on Enterprise Development & Investment Climate in Ukraine (Kiev, Ukraine, 13 June 2006).
Published in Action Ukraine Report, No.756, 13 September 2006.
  Read the article in English or download from the Action Ukraine Report's Web site.

Irina Paliashvili
April 2005
ABA Russia and
Eurasian States Law
Committee's Newsletter
  Ukraine: Urgent and Radical Improvements Needed in Ukraine's Legal Regime for Business and Investment
Published in the April 2005 issue of the American Bar
Association, Section of International Law, Russia and
Eurasian States Law Committee's Newsletter (Volume 1, Issue 2).
  Read the Newsletter.

Irina Paliashvili
April 2005
Kyiv Post
  Interview with Dr. Paliashvili
Published in the Kyiv Post (Vol. 12, Issue 14) on 7 April 2005.
  Read the interview in English.

Irina Paliashvili
10 March 2005
USUBC Action Ukraine Report
  Urgent and Radical Improvements Needed in
Ukraine's Legal Regime for Business and Investment

Published in Action Ukraine Report -05, No.438, 10 March 2005.
  Read the article in English and Russian.

Irina Paliashvili
January 2005
Russian/CIS Energy & Mining Law Journal
  Improving the Conditions for Enterprise Development and the Investment Climate for Domestic and International Investors in Ukraine: Legal Issues with Regard to Business Operations and Investment.
Published in the January 2005 issue of the Russian/CIS Energy & Mining Law Journal (RusEnergyLaw Journal), Volume III.
  Read the article in English.

RULG
September 2004
  Report prepared by RULG (September 2004) at the request of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as part of a multi-year project on Improving the Conditions for Enterprise Development and the Investment Climate for Domestic and International Investors in Ukraine The Report analyzes fundamental challenges facing the legal regime for business activity and contains many suggestions for legislative improvements.   Download the Report in English and in Ukrainian.

© 2009 RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A.