The law firm Varlamov & Partners renders legal services in the following areas:

Intellectual Property


Antimonopoly Law

  • Providing recommendations and advice on various aspects of antimonopoly (antitrust, competition) law;
  • Client representation in the Antimonopoly Committee: obtaining of preliminary decisions/approvals regarding concentrations (purchase of share packages and shares in companies, mergers and acquisitions, the creation of a company by operating corporations), and legal support throughout all the stages of concentration;
  • Defense of a Client’s interests before bodies of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine;
  • Representation of a Client’s interests before bodies of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in the examination of cases of violating competition law such as concerted actions against competition, abuse of monopoly (dominant) power, concentration without authorization from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine;
  • Representation of the interests of businesses in courts in the sphere of antimonopoly law.

Corporate Law

Legal Due Diligence
Checking for compliance with applicable legislation:
  • Constituent documents of a company
  • Proceedings of the company’s management bodies
  • Founding (and reorganization) procedure
  • The process of state registration (and re-registration), changes to the company’s constituent documents
  • The process of the company’s registration with local tax and other government agencies, including its detached structural units
  • Net assets to authorized capital ratio;
    Special legal capacity or its absence
  • Legal due diligence of contractual work
  • Legal due diligence of personnel policy (labor relations)
  • Legal due diligence of the company’s separate structural units
  • Legal due diligence of the company’s foreign economic activity
  • Legal examination of legal cases at various stages of their consideration
Consulting in the Sphere of Corporate Law
Setting up companies on a turnkey basis:
  • Consulting on the procedure of forming the authorized capital
  • Drafting of constituent documents and corporate documents such as memorandums and agreements between shareholders
  • Registration of a company with government authorities, including tax organs and all funds provided for by applicable legislation
  • Obtaining of permits and production of corporate seals and stamps; other actions necessary for the operation of a company
Setting up branches and international offices: organization, state registration of branches and representative offices, drafting rules and regulations and other corporate and inside documents; registration of offices of foreign companies in Ukraine.
 
Liquidation of companies by:
  • Full termination of a company’s operation by decision of its owners
  • Reorganization by merger and acquisition
  • Bankruptcy
  • Liquidation through change of managers (CEO and CFO).
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Labor Law

  • Consulting on various aspects of labor law
  • Job placement of foreign nationals (obtaining permits to employ foreign nationals and stateless persons in Ukraine)
  • Consulting on various aspects of the registration of labor relations by local branches of foreign companies
  • Drafting of labour contracts
  • Drafting of collective agreements
  • Representation of the interests of employers and/or employees in labor disputes being considered by courts or other authorized organs
  • Job reinstatement
  • Collecting payment due for the time of enforced idleness
  • Invalidation of a disciplinary action
  • Compensation of damage caused by an employee at the workplace
  • Collection of wages withheld at discharge
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Tax Law

  • Consulting on various aspects of tax law
  • Legal due diligence of tax audit acts
  • Consulting on various aspects of taxation of intellectual property transactions
  • Legal support in the event of claims from tax authorities to legal entities or physical persons
  • Representation of a Client’s interests in all kinds of disputes with taxation authorities in Ukraine
  • Follow-up to transactions with investments in and from Ukraine
  • Individual taxation of residents and nonresidents
  • Taxation of foreign economic activity and development of schemes optimal for the Client

 

Protection of Consumer Rights

 

  

  • Consulting on various aspects of consumer rights protection
  • Defense of a Client’s rights in court regarding consumers’ rights (to adequate quality of goods and services, product safety, the necessary, accessible and timely information about the product and producer and the like)
  • Legal support to collecting compensation for the damage (losses) inflicted by defective, adulterated or inferior quality products, as well as property and non-property (moral) damage inflicted by unsafe products and inadequate service
  • Request to appropriate authorities to protect the Client’s rights in the sphere of consumer rights protection
  • Representation and defense of a Client’s interests in the sphere of consumer rights protection before any authorized government bodies, and legal follow-up throughout all stages of the process
  • Legal support in the event of consumer rights claims against the Client on the part of any authorized government agencies
  • Legal support in the event of consumer rights claims against the Client on the part of any individuals or legal entities
  • Legal support in the process of organizing into consumer groups

 

Customs Law

Varlamov & Partners provides the following services in the sphere of customs legal relationships:
  • Consulting on customs legal relationships
  • Legal support of a Client’s actions while importing and exporting goods
  • Drafting of foreign economic contracts
  • Development of schemes of customs clearance and control in various situations and under various customs treatments
  • Drawing up applications (requests) to customs authorities
  • Appealing against decisions or actions (inaction) of customs authorities, including the drafting, filing and follow-up of petitions against resolutions and decisions of customs officers to a higher customs authority
  • Administrative (out-of-court) resolution of disputes and conflicts with customs authorities
  • Appealing against inappropriate orders of customs authorities about administrative liability of organizations
  • Appealing against decisions or actions (inaction) of customs authorities in court
  • Follow-up of court proceedings in the sphere of customs relationships 
  • Incorporation of foreign investments 

International Law

International family law:
  • Consulting on marriage between nationals of different countries in compliance with the national legislation of both Ukraine and other countries, as well as international la
  • Drafting marriage contracts that are effective in various jurisdictions
  • Representing a spouse in a divorce
  • Representation of clients’ interests in alimony trials
  • Determination of children’s place of residence
  • Adoption
International commercial arbitration:
  • Representation of clients’ interests in GAFTA
  • Representation of clients’ interests in FOSFA
  • Representation of clients’ interests in other international arbitration courts
  • Enforcement of decisions of international arbitration courts
Representation of clients’ interests inforeign court jurisdictions:
  • Preparing necessary legal documents
  • Immediate participation in a trial or engaging lawyers of the court jurisdiction country
ffshore companies and business optimization:
  • Registration of plain (classical) offshore companies
  • Registration of companies in countries with favorable taxation (Britain, Switzerland, etc.)
  • Further follow-up and services to registered companies
  • Preparation of legal documents and legal follow-up for the purpose of effective business use of registered companies
  • Opening accounts in banks abroad (Western Europe, the Republic of Cyprus)
European Court for Human Rights:
  • Filing applications to the court
  • Representation of the interests of individuals and legal entities
  • Enforcement of the court’s decisions
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Representation in Court

Since its inception, Varlamov & Partners has been active in representing physical and legal persons before economic and administrative courts and courts of general jurisdiction:
  • In disputes arising out of the making, performing and terminating of business agreements;
  • In cases arising out of corporate relationships in disputes between a business organization and one of its members (founders, shareholders), including past members, as well as relationships between the members (founders, shareholders) of a business organization that have to do with its creation, operation, management and termination (except labor relations);
  • In cases arising out of appeals against the decisions, actions and inaction of the authorities;
  • In any cases of protecting infringed, unrecognized or contested rights, freedoms or interests arising out of civil relationships, among them cases of defending the honor, dignity and business reputation of individuals and legal entities;
  • In any cases of protecting infringed, unrecognized or contested rights, freedoms or interests arising out of housing relationships;
  • In any cases of protecting infringed, unrecognized or contested rights, freedoms or interests arising out of land relationships;
  • In any cases of protecting infringed, unrecognized or contested rights, freedoms or interests arising out of family relationships, among them divorces, severances, adoptions and the like;
  • In any cases of protecting violated, unrecognized or contested rights, freedoms or interests arising out of labor relationships, among them cases of job reinstatement, collecting wages due for enforced idleness, transfer to another position, etc.
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Working Together with Government Bodies

Interaction with various government bodies is an important part of the day-to-day activity of any company.
 
Varlamov & Partners works together with its Clients to regulate legal issues with many government bodies, among them:
  • Government bodies supervising the activity of the mass media:
- The National Council of Ukraine for TV and Radio Broadcasting
- The State Committee for TV and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine
- The State Committee of Ukraine for Technical Regulation and Consumer Policy
  • Customs authorities
  • Tax authorities
The package of services rendered in the process of resolving legal issues with government bodies includes:
  • consulting on contacts with central and local government and self-government bodies
  • consulting on interaction with the authorities
  • conduct of negotiations with central and local government and self-government bodies in behalf and in the interest of a Client
  • preparing requests and applications for necessary documents
  • developing a tactical plan to appeal against these or other legal acts
  • representation of interests in administrative courts

Law Offices «Varlamov & Partners» LLC
Phone: (+380 44) 451 84 18
Email: office@varlamov.com.ua
41 Vozdvyzhens'ka street, 01025 Kyiv, Ukraine