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Legal tips for tenants: how to solve the issue of rent payment during quarantine and not to lose retail space

The Ukrainian Government issued the decree №215 of 16.03.2020 to ban the work of catering establishments (restaurants, cafes, etc.), shopping and entertainment centers, other entertainment establishments, fitness centers, and cultural establishments, retail and consumer services until 24.04.2020 due to quarantine. On March 30, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law No. 540-IX, which provides for the tenant the exemption from payment for the rented premises according to p. 6 of Art. 762 of the ...

Quarantine in Ukraine. Legal steps for force majeure enforcement

This article covers the issue on how to use quarantine as force majeure to avoid liability because of contract default.  On March 17, 2020, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Law No. 3219, according to which quarantine was included in the list of force majeure circumstance under Article 14-1 of the Law of Ukraine “On Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Ukraine (hereinafter - CCI)”. This provision allows the CCI to issue certificates referring to quarantine as force majeure circumstances ...

What are the litigation perspectives to refute content from social network

Social media are one of the most popular platforms for defamation. The posts contain frankly insulting information about the involvement of individuals in corruption, activities for the former criminal power, immoral behavior in everyday life, and so on. Certainly, those who are charged with such violations, intend to protect their reputation and punish the offender. What are the specifics of the case law regarding the defamation of content from social networks, and what difficulties can potential plaintiffs face with?  Based ...

Marriage contract in Ukraine. What is important for a foreigner to know

Ukraine has not widely developed such a tradition as concluding a marriage contract within its residents. Although we see the tendency towards increasing the amount of marriage contracts. When couples get married, on average 1.7-1.9% decide to sign marriage contracts. Almost every second marriage in Ukraine ends with divorce - according to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine. We can know everything about the partner but no one can predict the actions and be sure in someone for many ...