Roundtable: “Foreign Investment in Ukrainian Agriculture”

March 11, 2010

On March 11, 2010, Frishberg & Partners organized and moderated a roundtable on “Foreign Investment in Ukrainian Agriculture,” which took place before the Kiev foreign diplomatic and business community. The main speakers included:

Mr. Roman Fedorowycz, an ex-founder, CEO and land acquisition manager for Ukrainian Agrarian Investments, Ltd., one of the largest farming companies in Ukraine and Europe with over 300,000 hectares. Roman has close to 20 years’ working experience in Ukraine.

Mr. Jens Bruno, who works with the agricultural holding company called “Grain Alliance” in Ukraine. They control roughly 40,000 hectares. The company has been active in Ukraine for the last 10 years, but they have expanded especially rapidly over the last five years when Ukraine had very little control from any government officials. Mr. Bruno has also been involved in the construction of the first bio-ethanol plant in Ukraine and the CIS.

The speakers compared their strategies for effectuating investment into Ukrainian farm operations, and discussed their trials and tribulations in agri-farm business in Ukraine.

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Roundtable: “Lunch with Dr. Taras Kuzio”

Feb. 4, 2010

On February 4, 2010, Frishberg & Partners organized a roundtable featuring Dr. Taras Kuzio, a British political analyst who specializes in Ukraine. During this exciting time of pre-Presidential elections, Dr. Kuzio explained what is currently happening inside Ukrainian politics, and how it will impact Ukraine’s future.

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Workshop on “Customs and Import Duties: Dealing with Today’s Problems”

 Dec. 3, 2009

On December 3, 2009, Frishberg & Partners and Swedbank organized a workshop on “Customs and Import Duties: Dealing with Today’s Problems,” which took place before foreign exporters in Ukraine. Alex Frishberg moderated a lively discussion. The speakers included:

Eduard Terpitsky, Chief Economist, Adviser to the Chairman of the Board, PJSC SEB Bank

Tatiana Byrka, Swedbank

Anastasia Dokuka, customs broker

Vladimir Lukovich, senior attorney with Frishberg & Partners

In summary, Mr. Frishberg briefly provided an overview of import-export operations in Ukraine under existing law. Next, Ms. Anastasia Dokuka described how import-export actually works in practice, describing various problems that arise and providing practical solutions to resolve them amicably with  customs officials. Lastly, Vladimir Lukovich provided an overview of specific aspects of import-export transactions, including VAT, customs duties, and certifications, among others.

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Article: “Ukraine's Tax and Customs Regimes for Imports”

December, 2009

In December, 2009, the firm’s senior partner, Scott Brown, published an article about Ukraine’s tax and customs regime for imports in BNA’s Tax Planning International. This highly useful article reviews import and re-sale value added tax, excise tax, customs duties and various miscellaneous costs related to labels and certification. This article is a must-read for any foreign company that wishes to import its products into Ukraine without encountering undue surprises.

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Roundtable: “Ukraine’s 2010 Elections: Political Background and Future Prognosis”

October 21, 2009

On October 21, 2009, Frishberg & Partners organized and hosted a roundtable featuring Dr. Taras Kuzio before Kiev’s foreign diplomatic and business community. Dr. Kuzio, a noted politologist on Ukrainian issues, spoke about “Ukraine’s 2010 Elections: Political Background and Future Prognosis.” Dr. Kuzio summarized the recent history that gave rise to the current political climate and described today’s reality.  

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