Hosted by the Law Society of England and Wales, the British Embassy Kyiv, the Ukrainian National Bar Association
and the British-Ukrainian Law Association
Date: Thursday 23 March 2017, 10:30 - 19:30
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel Kiev, Yaroslaviv Val Str. 22, Kiev 01054, Ukraine
Legal practitioners, business representatives and commentators from the Ukraine, Central Asia and the United Kingdom (UK) will discuss the evolving relationship between the jurisdictions of Ukraine and England and Wales, exploring emerging legal opportunities and issues.
Law Society of England and Wales president Robert Bourns said: "Changes to the regulatory and business environment in Ukraine pave the way for an increase in trade between our two jurisdictions in collaboration with the legal profession in Ukraine.
"An advanced, practical knowledge of English law and the intricacies of England and Wales as a global legal centre will be a huge advantage to anyone negotiating international transactions and disputes in the Ukraine."
Delegates will discuss:
• Private wealth - Protection of assets using off-shore jurisdictions and English Law
• Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions - use of English Law in M&A transactions involving Ukrainian parties
• Dispute resolution - international arbitration and litigation
• Disputes resolution - asset tracing
Ivan Grechkivsky, Chair of International Relations Committee of the Ukrainian National Bar Association commented:
“It is of paramount importance for the Ukrainian National Bar Association to be open to international community. Being a relatively new bar, it allows us to successfully reform and fully adopt best practices in the field. One of the key priorities of Ukrainian National Bar Association and its International Relations Committee is to develop cooperation with foreign legal communities.”
Yuri Botiuk, Chairman, British Ukrainian Law Association & partner at Grosvenor Law commented: “English Law Day (‘ELD’) in Kyiv is an excellent opportunity for Ukrainian and English legal practitioners to get together to discuss areas of mutual opportunity, growth and challenges.
"The British Ukrainian Law Association (‘BULA’) is delighted to support the Law Society of England and Wales in its ongoing commitment to the international aspects of the English legal world. Holding the ELD event in Kyiv is evidence of the already strong ties between practitioners from both sides and BULA looks forward to this being the first of many such events."
Notes to editors
The working language for this event is English.
Registration is free
To register, email Iryna.Kuguk@fco.gov.uk with your name, job title and company details
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