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Irina Paliashvili   RULG President, Dr. Irina Paliashvili speaks at the Symposium: "Ukraine - Escaping from its Post-Soviet Legacy" held in Kiev, Ukraine on 24-26 April 2015. The Agenda of the Symposium is available here Dr. Paliashvili’s Panel on 26 April 2015 was entitled "Energy Security in the Times of Crisis" and included the Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn and the Naftogaz Chairman Andriy Kobolyev.   You may view Panel "Energy Security in the Times of Crisis" at YouTube. The Panel starts at 6:00, Dr. Paliashvili’s remarks on Investments Regime for the Upstream Sector, and specifically for PSA, start at 6:31, and remarks on renewables and general investment regime in the energy sector start at 7:09.

Irina Paliashvili   RULG President, Dr. Irina Paliashvili chairs the Roundtable: Ukraine – An Energy Hotspot at the Vienna Forum on European Energy Law co-organized by the Energy Community Secretariat and the Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute on 13 March 2015.   You may download the Forum's Agenda.

Irina's summary report on her Ukraine Roundtable is available on YouTube starting at 3:24.

The entire Ukraine Roundtable can be watched here.

Irina Paliashvili   Dr. Paliashvili was interviewed by the Energy Intelligence for an article on "Ukraine Eyes Huge Investment Uptick to Grow Output".

Published by Energy Intelligence, Issue Vol. XXXVIII, No. 44, on 29 October 2014.
  You may read Dr. Paliashvili’s article published by Energy Intelligence in PDF format here.

Irina Paliashvili,
Olga Nevmerzhytska
  Overview of Ukraine’s Legal Regime for Upstream Oil & Gas Sector in 2013-2014

Published in the 7 July 2014 issue of Ukraine Business News by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).

  You may read Dr. Paliashvili and Ms. Nevmerzhytska's article published by USUBC in PDF format in English.

Ирина Палиашвили,
Ольга Невмержицкая
  Что принесут регионам Украины изменения в Бюджетный кодекс

Эксперты "Украинской юридической группы" Ирина Палиашвили и Ольга Невмержицкая анализируют вступившие в силу 1 января 2014 года изменения в Бюджетный кодекс Украины.

Вступившие в силу 1 января 2014 года изменения в Бюджетный кодекс Украины направлены на обеспечение интересов территориальных общин в процессе заключения и выполнения соглашений о разделе продукции.

Комментарии опубликованы 10 февраля 2014 на портале Delo.ua
  Вы можете ознакомиться с комментариями д-ра Палиашвили и г-жи Невмержицкой, опубликованными 10 февраля 2014 на портале Delo.ua и в формате PDF

Ирина Палиашвили,
Ольга Невмержицкая
  Обзор принятых и находящихся на рассмотрении изменений в законодательство Украины об СРП

В настоящем обзоре предлагается описание последних принятых и находящихся на рассмотрении изменений в законодательство Украины по вопросам соглашений о разделе продукции (СРП) с замечаниями авторов о предполагаемом влиянии этих изменений на проекты, реализуемые в рамках СРП. В статье затронуты также различные аспекты, косвенно связанные с вопросом СРП, такие как банковский режим и освобождение операций от банковских ограничений, совершаемых в рамках СРП, экологическая безопасность, недропользование и другие.

Статья опубликована в журнале Нефть, Газ и Право, № 6’2013 и Нефть, Газ и Право Казахстана № 4'2013
  Вы можете ознакомиться со статьей д-ра Палиашвили и г-жи Невмержицкой, опубликованной в журнале Нефть, Газ и Право № 6’2013 в формате PDF.

RULG Legal Alert
6 September 2013
  Draft Amendments to the Procedure for Disposing of Geological Information

A Draft Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ("Draft Resolution") posted on the website of the State Geology and Subsoil Service ("Derzhgeonadra") proposes to introduce amendments to the existing Regulations Concerning the Procedure for Disposing of Geological Information, approved by Resolution No. 423 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 13 June 1995 (the "Regulations"). Although the proposed amendments are brief, if adopted they may have serious negative effect on the investment projects in the area of study, exploration and productions of natural resources.

  You may read full text of the Legal Alert on Draft Amendments to the Procedure for Disposing of Geological Information in PDF

Irina Paliashvili,
Olga Nevmerzhytska
  Overview of Adopted and Pending Changes to Ukraine’s PSA Legislation

This overview describes the latest adopted and pending changes to the Ukrainian legislation applicable to production sharing agreements ("PSA"). For the ease of reference each section includes a brief Summary sub-section, a more detailed Background sub-section and the Impacts sub-section with our comments on the effect we envision these changes to have on the PSA projects.

Published in the 19 August 2013 issue of Ukraine Business News by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
  You may download Dr. Paliashvili and Ms. Nevmerzhytska's article published in Ukraine Business News by USUBC or read it in PDF format in English and in Russian.

RULG Legal Alert
24 July 2013
  On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Production Sharing Agreements"
"On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Production Sharing Agreements” Concerning the State Regulation of the Conclusion and Performance of the Agreements” (the “PSA Commission Amendments Law”) was recently signed by the President and took effect on 21 July 2013. The main purpose of the PSA Commission Amendments Law is to restore the PSA Interagency Commission (the “PSA Commission”), which was surprisingly abolished as of December 2012, replaced at various degrees with “the central body of executive power in the sphere of geological study and rational use of subsoil”, which at present is the State Service for Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine (“Derzhgeonadra”) and with the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources (“Ministry of Ecology”).
  You may read full text of the Legal Alert on PSA Commission Amendments Law

Irina Paliashvili   Fracking – An Alternative to Alternatives? Ukraine
Presentation made by Dr. Irina Paliashvili at the American Bar Association, Section of International Law 2013 Spring Meeting held in Washington, D.C. during the "Legal Regime for Unconventionals" Panel on 24 April 2013.
  You may download Dr. Paliashvili's presentation made at the ABA's Section of International Law 2013 Spring Meeting.

Irina Paliashvili   Overview of Ukraine’s Legal Regime for Upstream Oil & Gas Sector in 2012-2013
Period of 2012 - the beginning of 2013 marked by an avalanche of developments in the upstream sector.

Distributed on 5 March 2013 by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC); published by Ukrainian-energy.com on 8 March and 13 March 2013; published by Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL) on 19 March 2013; published by Natural Gas Europe on 27 August 2013.
  You may download Dr. Paliashvili's article published by USUBC and Ukrainian-energy.com on 8 March 2013 and 13 March 2013, and by OGEL and Natural Gas Europe

Irina Paliashvili   Production Sharing Agreements Vital to Energy Sector
Published in Kyiv Post on 17 January 2013
  You may download Dr. Paliashvili's article published in Kyiv Post.

Irina Paliashvili   Ukraine: Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) Law & Recent Amendments so Important
Distributed on 10 December 2012 by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC)
  You may download Dr. Paliashvili's article published in Ukraine Business News by USUBC.

RULG
5 November 2012
  The new Law "On Amendments to Selected Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Execution of Production Sharing Agreements ("PSA Amendments Law") was recently signed by the President and is expected to take effect soon, introducing a number of important amendments into the PSA Law and a few other laws. The PSA Amendments Law accumulates a long “Wish List” of various improvements proposed in the past few years by the investment and legal community, including by our firm, as well as amendments needed for the Government of Ukraine ("GOU") to move forward on the three PSAs currently under negotiations (Olesska, Yuzivska and Skyphska).   You may read some of the most important highlights of the PSA Amendments Law in PDF format.

Ирина Палиашвили   Обзор правового режима в сфере нефтегазовой разведки и добычи в Украине в 2011 - 2012 гг.

Статья опубликована в журнале Нефть, Газ и Право, 4'2012

  Вы можете ознакомиться со статьей д-ра Палиашвили, опубликованной в журнале Нефть, Газ и Право 4'2012, в формате PDF.

Irina Paliashvili   Overview of Ukraine's Legal Regime for Upstream Oil & Gas Sector in 2011-2012

Published in the May 2012 issue of Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence; www.ogel.org (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X)

  Download OGEL article in PDF format. For authors' profiles please visit OGEL's Web site: Dr. Irina Paliashvili

Irina Paliashvili   Overview of Ukraine's Legal Regime for Upstream Oil & Gas Sector in 2011 and the Beginning of 2012.

Published in the February 2012 issue of Russian Petroleum Investor (Volume XXI, Issue 2) by WorldTrade Executive, Inc. and in the 24 February 2012 issue of Ukraine Business News by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).

  You may download Dr. Paliashvili's article published in Russian Petroleum Investor and in Ukraine Business News by USUBC

Irina Paliashvili   Dr. Irina Paliashvili’s interview with Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal Newspaper), a leading legal publication in Ukraine, in which she talks about legal market in Ukraine, development of the RULG law practice, the CIS Local Counsel Forum, as well as dynamic developments and new investment projects in the oil & gas sector.

Published in Yurydychna Gazeta No. 7 of 14 February 2012.

  You may read complete interview in Ukrainian, Russian and English

RULG   Adoption of the National Program for the Development of Minerals - Raw Materials Base in Ukraine for the Period until 2030.

On 20 May 2011 the President of Ukraine signed the Law "On Amending the Law of Ukraine "On Approving a National Program for the Development of Minerals - Raw Materials Base in Ukraine for the Period until 2010", which restates the old law in a new version and contains the National Program for Development of the Minerals - Raw Materials Base in Ukraine until 2030. The Program took effect on 25 May 2011.

  You may read a full Summary on the Program in PDF format

RULG   Report on American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine's Knowledge Seminar "Prospects for Unconventional Gas Extraction in Ukraine: Environmental and Technological Aspects"

On 20 May 2011, RULG attorneys attended the Seminar organized by American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, which was dedicated to the prospects for unconventional gas extraction in Ukraine. The seminar was organized with support from Mr. V.Tikhonov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine and the Ministry of Fuel and Coal Industry of Ukraine.

  You may read a full Report in PDF format

Irina Paliashvili,  
Tamara Lukanina
  Overview of Ukraine’s Subsoil Licensing Regime in 2010 and Trends for 2011

Published in the Ukrainian Law Firms 2011. A Handbook for Foreign Clients by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing.

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Irina Paliashvili,  
Tamara Lukanina
  Update on Ukraine's Legal Regime for Upstream Oil and Gas at the Beginning of 2011

Published in the February 2011 issue of Russian Petroleum Investor (Volume XX, Issue 2) by WorldTrade Executive, Inc.

  Download update on the article published in Russian Petroleum Investor in PDF

Irina Paliashvili,  
Tamara Lukanina
  Overview of Ukraine's Legal Regime for Upstream Oil & Gas Sector in 2010 and the Beginning of 2011

Published in the February 2011 issue of Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL)

  Download OGEL article in PDF format.
For authors' profiles please visit OGEL's Web site: Dr. Irina Paliashvili and Ms. Tamara Lukanina

Irina Paliashvili,  
Tamara Lukanina
  Developments in the Ukrainian Oil and Gas Sector

Published in the January 2011 issue of Russian Petroleum Investor (Volume XX, Issue 1) by WorldTrade Executive, Inc.

  Download the article published in Russian Petroleum Investor in PDF

Irina Paliashvili,  
Tamara Lukanina
  Update on Licensing for Ukrainian Subsoil Use and Trends for 2010

Published in the January 2010 issue of Russian Petroleum Investor (Volume XIX, Issue 1) by WorldTrade Executive, Inc.

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Irina Paliashvili,  
Tamara Lukanina
  Update on the Licensing Regime for Subsoil Use in Ukraine

Published in the March 2009 issue of Russian Petroleum Investor (Volume XVIII, Issue 3) by WorldTrade Executive, Inc.

  Download Russian Petroleum Investor article in PDF format in English

Irina Paliashvili,  
Tamara Lukanina
  Overview of the Subsoil Licensing Regime in 2008 and the Tendencies for 2009

Published in the Ukrainian Law Firms 2009. A Handbook for Foreign Clients by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing.

  Read the article in PDF format in English

Irina Paliashvili,  
Tamara Lukanina
  Overview of the Ukrainian Licensing Regime for Subsoil Use in 2007

Published in the February 2008 issue of Russian Petroleum Investor (Volume XVII, Issue 2) and the January 2008 issue of Russia/Eurasia Executive Guide (Volume 18, No.1) by WorldTrade Executive, Inc.

  Download the Russian Petroleum Investor article in PDF format.

Download the Russia/Eurasia Executive Guide article in PDF format.

Irina Paliashvili   Overview of Licensing Regime for the Use of Subsoil in Ukraine in 2007

Published in the Ukrainian Law Firms 2008. A Handbook for Foreign Clients by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing.

  Read the article in PDF format in English

Irina Paliashvili   Two Alternative Regimes for the Use of Subsoil in Ukraine

Published in 2006, #3 issue of Russian/CIS Energy & Mining Law Journal (an expanded version of the article previously published in the Ukrainian Law Firms 2006).

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Irina Paliashvili,  
Victor Kovalenko
  Two Alternative Regimes for the Use of Subsoil in Ukraine

Published in the Ukrainian Law Firms 2006. A Handbook for Foreign Clients by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing.

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Irina Paliashvili,  
Dmytro Syrota
  Elections First
The article provides an overview of recent and expected legislative developments in Ukraine's Oil & Gas sector and describes the current state of affairs, including by analyzing how the licensing and PSA regimes are implemented in practice. It also covers certain issues related to taxation in this sphere.

Published in issue #15 (October 2005) of Oil & Gas Vertical Analytical Journal.

  Download the article in Russian (PDF format)

Irina Paliashvili,  
Dmytro Syrota
  New Government Initiatives for the Attraction of Investments in the Oil-and-Gas Sector in Ukraine
(Outline of the presentation at the Conference entitled "Tax Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry in Russia & CIS" held in Moscow on 27-28th of June 2005)

Published in 4'2005 (Volume III) edition of Russian/CIS Energy & Mining Law Journal.

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Irina Paliashvili, Dmytro Syrota   During 2003-2004, we contributed materials and comments to the draft Report of the Energy Charter Secretariat on Regulation of International Natural Gas Transportation (Country Report Ukraine), which is an integral part of the "Regulation of International Natural Gas Transportation" project of the Energy Charter Secretariat. The draft Report presented an analysis of the legal regime for natural gas transportation in Ukraine and identified legal barriers to natural gas transit across Ukrainian territory. The analysis of the legal regime was based on a comparative study, in which relevant domestic law was compared to international rights and obligations in the field of natural gas transportation.   The Report was published on the Energy Charter Secretariat's Web site in 2004 at: http://www.encharter.org

Irina Paliashvili   Ukraine Enacts Production-Sharing Legislation for Natural Resources - PSA Proliferation
Published in Russian Petroleum Investor, January 2000, Vol. IX, Issue 1
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Irina Paliashvili, Vadim Dmitriev, and Ethan Burger   The Need for and Future of Production Sharing Legislation in Ukraine
A version of this article was published in BNA's Eastern European Reporter, Vol. 8, No. 19 November 1998.
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