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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 ...

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 ...

Features of spouses’ property division in case of divorce

Statistics say, every second marriage in Ukraine ends up in divorce. In such a case, the spouses often face legal issues regarding the division of common property. In this article we cover the procedure of division of common spouse’s property, types property which is considered to be common spouse’s property, the procedure of division of real estate objects, cases in which the principle of equality of spouses’ shares in property changes. The procedure of division of common spouses’ property in ...

Attorney’s recommendations on formalities associated with registering title on spouses’ property

This article would be of interest for those who come up with the legal issues of   the spouses’ property and protection of their property interests. What does the common spouses’ property includes? The legislation of Ukraine provides that the common spouses’ property include all the property acquired by the couple during the marriage irrelevant of the fact of the lack of own earnings for the good reason (study, housekeeping, child care, disease) which one of the spouses may suffer. Every ...

Lifting of the land moratorium in Ukraine. What are the risks of challenging current lease contracts in court?

After the lifting of the moratorium on the sale of agricultural land, land tenants may face the problem of challenging current land lease contracts. The vast majority of the land is leased now and the most lease contracts are long-term. According to the current legislation, the right to lease land is retained when its owner is changed. However, this fact does not prevent the new owner from the termination of the current contract in court, referring to the number of legal ...