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Ukraine and Israel sign massive free trade agreement
The expectation is that this deal will bring trade between the two countries to over $1 billion within five years.
Ukraine: Enforceability of emergency arbitral awards (JKX Oil & Gas PLC v. Ukraine)
The Ukrainian Supreme Court refused recognition and enforcement of the emergency award in Ukraine, based on the grounds that enforcement of the emergency award would be contrary to the public policy of Ukraine
Ukraine’s Oschadbank awarded $1.3 bln from Russia over Crimea loss
Ukraine’s Oschadbank has been awarded $1.3 billion by an international arbitration court in respect of the bank’s claims against Russia to compensate for loss of business and assets in Crimea following Moscow’s annexation of the peninsula in 2014.
In Beijing, Ukraine and China begin talks on free trade agreement
Ukrainian and Chinese officials began preliminary talks on a possible, future Ukraine-China free trade agreement.
Ukraine, Israel plan to sign free trade deal this year
Ukraine and Israel are planning to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) this year, Ukrainian First Deputy Prime Minister Stepan Kubiv said.
Kyiv court rules to seize shares of Russia’s state-owned banks in Ukraine
The move followed a ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration that the Russian government must compensate almost two dozen Ukrainian companies for their losses incurred from the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014.
UK seeks to prepare FTA with Ukraine by mid-2019
The United Kingdom is ready to talks with Ukraine on the bilateral free trade agreement that would regulate trade and economic relations after Brexit.
Ukraine, Israel close to signing a free trade agreement
Ukraine and Israel officials discussed practical steps to accelerate the signing of a free trade agreement between the two countries.
Chicken Kiev baron beats Brussels
Yuriy Kosyuk has found a cunning and completely legal way to bypass tough EU import restrictions.
Poroshenko, Erdogan discuss free trade agreement
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey.
Hague court hears Naftogaz case against Russia
Ukraine is seeking damages from Russia following the expropriation of assets in the Crimea in 2014.
Ukraine, Turkey complete tenth round of FTA talks
During this round of talks, the delegations made a progress in the issues regarding the access to the telecommunications and e-commerce markets.
Ukraine, Macedonia to review FTA conditions in near future
Ukraine and Macedonia will hold a round of negotiations on the revision of the provisions of the free trade agreement concluded in 2001.
Russia refuses to pay out compensation for annexation of Crimea
Russia notified the PCA in 2015 that the bilateral Russian-Ukrainian investment agreement of 1998 "can not serve as the basis for the formation of arbitration for the settlement of the dispute".
Ukraine eyes patent law reform after civil society push on medicines access
Ukrainian lawmakers are poised to approve sweeping patent reform legislation, driven in large part by a push by patients’ groups for better access to affordable medicines and healthcare.
Ukraine, Israel technically initial FTA agreement
The agreement foresees the annulment of import duties for 80% of industrial goods from Ukraine to Israel and some agricultural products within quotas.
French court upholds literal interpretation of investment treaty
A recent decision under the Energy Charter Treaty by France’s highest court appears to signal a return to a literal interpretation by the French courts of international treaties.
Ukraine, Turkey move toward free trade agreement for agricultural goods
Ukraine and Turkey have made progress in negotiations on a free trade zone, agreeing to include agricultural products in the zone along with industrial ones.
Ukraine, Israel ready to sign FTA agreement – PM Groysman
There will be a joint statement of the Governments and Ministries of Israel and Ukraine that the free trade area agreement between the two countries reached the final stage.
Gazprom draws up lawsuit for international arbitration over Ukraine’s antimonopoly fine
Gazprom has already sent a notice to Ukraine about the Ukrainian side violating its obligations to protect investment and is currently preparing a lawsuit to appeal to International arbitration.