Kyiv-based platform uniting leading legal
professionals, political and economic experts
with a variety of backgrounds both academic
and business and a strong industry competence.










 

Mission

OUR MISSION IS






To strengthen democracy and rule of law in Ukraine
by effective legislative initiatives





To promote international ethics standards





To encourage pluralism, openness and transparency of law-making in Ukraine











Focus

WHAT WE DO










Monitoring, analyzing and drafting legislative initiatives to enforce anti-corruption reforms











Facilitate communications between business and political representatives











Ensure effective maintaining of a favorable regulatory environment and balance of interests of market stakeholders







 

 

Thought Leadership

OUR EXPERTS





Experts are recognised professionals in their fields





Authors of numerous comments, reviews on political, economic and legal issues





Regularly participate as invited speakers at the international and national professional conferences and forums






Closely cooperate with business and professional associations, in particular with regard to law making and lobbying





Hold decision-making positions at the professional and business associations and working groups aiming to improve Ukrainian laws and regulations







Representative Experience

OF USDF EXPERTS


In drafting laws and subordinate legislation in Ukraine




USDF experts have been actively participating in the legislative initiatives and working groups with in various public and industrial organizations.










 

Experts


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Yulia Kyrpa

Partner, Head of Banking and Finance
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Vitaliy Radchenko

CMS Cameron McKenna (Kiev office), Partner
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Oleksandr Mamunya

AEQUO Law Firm, Partner
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Danil Fedorchuk

Gide Loyrette Nouel (Kyiv office), Senior lawyer
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Dmytro Gadomsky

Juscutum Attorneys Association, Partner
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Elena Belyanevich

Burchak Scientific Research Institute of Private Law and Entrepreneurship of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Principal Academician
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Olena Balbekova

Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources, Advisor to the Minister (supernumerary)
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Oleksiy Yatsenko

Gubenko & Partners Law Firm, Partner
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Denis Lysenko

AEQUO Law Firm, Managing Partner
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Mariya Nizhnik

State Commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
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Oleksiy Nesterenko

Afenest Advisory, Moscow, Russia, independent consultant
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Vitaliy Moroz

Internews Ukraine (www.internews.ua ), leading media nongovernmental organization in Ukraine, Head of New Media Department
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Sergiy Sliusarenko

National University of Bioresources and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Head of Department of Administrative and Financial Law









Achievements





Our experts took part in drafting amendments to certain parts of the effective laws and secondary legislation, as well as elaborated brand new legislation, namely:



Drafting laws, including

  • Draft Law “On Seeds and Planting Material”;
  • Draft Law “On Technical Regulations and Conformity Assessment”;
  • Draft Law “On Amending the Law of Ukraine On Pesticides and Agrochemicals”.


Drafting subordinate legislation, including:

  • Draft amendments to the Licensing procedure on providing educational services, approved by the resolution of Cabinet of Ministry of Ukraine No. 1019;
  • Preparing a set of legislative measures to support.







Three draft laws are already submitted to Ukrainian Parliament for examination



Draft Law on Amendments to Several Laws of Ukraine Regarding Insuring Transparency of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, N 2102



Draft Law on Amendments to Several Laws of Ukraine Regarding Intellectual Property and Allied Rights, N 2447



Draft Law on Amendments to Several Laws of Ukraine Regarding Insuring Openness of Databases and Registration Procedures Transparency, N 2696