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LEGAL ALLIANCE, founded in 1995, is today one of the leading Ukrainian law firms specializing in legal support to pharmaceutical companies doing business in Ukraine and CIS countries.

OUR CLIENTS represent the following industries: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer goods, medicine, cosmetics, para-pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotechnology, agriculture and food products.

LEADING ASSOCIATIONS — AIPM Ukraine, APRaD as well as the EBA Healthcare Committee have chosen Legal Alliance as their legal advisor.

Vitalii Savchuk

Specializations: Tax and Customs, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Labor

savchuk@l-a.com.ua

Partner, Attorney-at-law

Head of tax, dispute resolution, and intellectual property practices.

Throughout his career, Vitalii successfully advises Ukrainian and international companies regarding intellectual property protection, tax law, import-export operations, structuring of labor relations model, drafting and execution of contracts, and representation in courts. Understanding the pressures faced by businesses in an increasingly regulated environment, he provides commercially relevant advice and protection to mainly pharmaceutical and other life sciences companies.

Professional achievements include victories in unique legal proceedings on intellectual property and tax disputes, as a result of which a new law enforcement practice was created in Ukraine. Over the past years Vitalii has expanded his practice far beyond Ukraine – multiple projects started in Eastern European and Central Asian jurisdictions through the local partners: tax, labor, regulatory, and dispute resolutions.

Also, Vitalii represented Ukrainian companies at international organizations, including World Intellectual Property Organisation, University of Geneva (Switzerland), European University "Viadrina" (Germany), where he gained unique experience in intellectual property law and human rights protection. As an international expert he joined the project and has spoken at workshops "Foundations for Policy and Regulatory Framework for Green Economy" supported by the UN within regional conferences on development of the green economy in Asia-Pacific and Africa in 2019-2020.

Key clients: Viatris, Meda, Berlin-Chemie, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG, Takeda, Astellas, Delta Medical, Apotex, Lekhim, Santen, Centravis, Sanofi.

Projects

  • Consulting on the organization in Ukraine of business models in the telecommunications sector.
  • Consulting on the organization of business in the field of consumer lending.
  • Protecting of the rights of the client in the case of patent trolling.
  • Structuring transactions related to the creation, transfer and use of rights to complex intellectual property objects.
  • Development of a model for managing intellectual property rights at the creation of an educational online and offline hub.
  • Protection of the interests of international manufacturer of cosmetics in domain dispute.
  • Took part in the working group on healthcare reform in Kyiv at Kyiv State Administration.
  • Advising a well-known European pharmaceutical company regarding the protection of its trade mark and design against infringements in Ukraine, Georgia, and Kazakhstan.
  • Representation of the international FMCG company in domain dispute.
  • Due Diligence of intellectual property and development of the strategy of intellectual property protection for a large pharmaceutical company.
  • Representation of four international pharmaceutical companies in the course of bankruptcy process of one of the largest Ukrainian pharmaceutical distributors.
  • Advising the international pharmaceutical trade holding on corporate, tax, and intellectual property legal aspects during structuring its business.
  • Drafting the documents and advisory assistance to Ukrainian company regarding the international transfer of intellectual property rights (and their restrictions) for manufacturing technology of medicinal product and its brand.
  • Advising an international pharmaceutical company on tax and legal aspects of complex discount programs in Ukraine.

Recent Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2023: named among key practitioners in intellectual property, dispute resolution, tax.
  • The Best Lawyers ™ in Ukraine 2022: recommended in intellectual property law.
  • The LMG Life Sciences Awards: nominated as Intellectual Property Rising Star 2023 and Corporate Rising Star 2023, Financial & Corporate Rising Star Lawyer of the Year 2021.
  • Ukrainian Law Firms 2022. A Handbook for Foreign Clients: noted as one of the leading professionals in intellectual property, dispute resolution, and tax.

Membership

Ukrainian Bar Association
International Trademark Association
Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group
Eurojuris International, сorporate membership
European Business Association, сorporate membership

Education

National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Ukraine)
European University “Viadrina” (Germany)

Languages

Ukrainian, Russian, English

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