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Ukraine allows private sector involvement in space activities

November 2019 – Ukraine’s space industry has entered a new era. On 25 October 2019 the President signed the recently approved Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine on the State Regulation of Space Activities”. The main purpose...

New Ukrainian Bankruptcy Code. The finance and debt restructuring perspective

November 2019 – On 21 October 2019, the Code on Bankruptcy Procedures adopted by Ukraine’s parliament on 18 October 2018 (“the Code”) came into effect. The Code replaces the Act of Ukraine on Renewal of Debtor’s Solvency or Declaring It Bankrupt...

Draft laws regulating private detective activities introduced in Ukraine

October 2019 – Two draft laws to regulate private detective activities in Ukraine have recently been introduced in the Ukrainian parliament. The first is Draft Law on private detective (search) activities No. 1228 dated 2 September 2019 ("Draft Law...

Ukraine announces concession tenders for the Kherson and Olvia seaports

September 2019 – Ukraine’s Ministry of Infrastructure has announced pilot tenders for the Kherson and Olvia seaports on the Black Sea. The first tender notification was published in the Uriadovyi Kurier newspaper on 12 September 2019 and opens the...

Aviation Sector Update, Ukraine

September 2019 – During the summer 2019 the Cabinet of Ministers and State Aviation Service (SAS) of Ukraine adopted several important bylaws further harmonising Ukrainian legislation with European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards and...

Lending to companies engaged in heat business in Ukraine: New rules apply to loans from international lenders

Regulation of Heat Market in Ukraine
September 2019 – In Ukraine, the generation, transmission and distribution of heat are subject to licensing by either the National Energy and Utilities Regulation Commission (NEURC) or regional state administrations...

Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest: Ukraine. July 2019 in Review

August 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest: Ukraine. July in Review
ELECTRICITY: First reflections on the new electricity market in Ukraine
Ukraine’s new electricity market began operation on 1 July 2019 and has...

Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest: Ukraine. June 2019 in Review

July 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, June in Review
ELECTRICITY: New energy market in Ukraine is launched as scheduled
The new energy market began operation on 1 July 2019, despite previous discussions...

Cannabis for Medical Use: CEE Regulatory Update

June 2019 – A growing number of countries around the world are gradually legalising the use of cannabis for medical purposes.
It can be said that governments are now generally taking a more liberal approach to this product, which could significantly...

Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, May 2019 in Review

June 2019 – Kinstellar Energy & Natural Resources Digest Ukraine, May 2019 in Review
ELECTRICITY: Ukraine set to postpone launch of new energy market by three months
On 29 May 2019, members of parliament registered Bill No. 10343...