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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.

Tax and Customs

"Business ideas have tax implications. And the tax law of Ukraine is an endless kaleidoscope of changes, sometimes contradictory. We are interested in understanding them and helping our clients apply them in any industry," – Vitalii Savchuk, partner.

We understand the pressures faced by companies in an increasingly regulated environment and use our expertise to provide high quality advice on taxation matters. Established history of legal support and interaction helps our tax lawyers and litigators elaborate the best legal solutions. We adapt business strategies to new challenges during the martial law in Ukraine, and related turbulences.

Due to heavy local presence and extensive market knowledge, we offer tax advice to various industries, besides providing support to pharmaceutical and other life sciences companies. Also, over the past years Legal Alliance has expanded its tax practice far beyond Ukraine – multiple projects started in Eastern European and Central Asian jurisdictions through our local partners.

Our tax practice has been recently recognized among leading practices in Ukraine by authoritative international guides The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2022 and The Best Lawyers 2022.


SERVICES

Our services ensure clear, reasonable, and transparent conditions of business operation in compliance with tax legislation:

  • Audit
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Policy
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Supply Chains
  • Transaction Structuring
  • State Inspections
  • Customs


REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

  • Provided a global pharmaceutical company with the commercial policy and agreements templates covering all the aspects of its business in Ukraine to ensure compliance with tax legislation and approach of tax authorities.
  • Performed tax and accounting audit in the representative office of a global pharmaceutical company in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the last 3 years of activities. Advised on tax risks mitigation and provided legal support during the implementation of all steps to correct the tax accounting.
  • Advised an international IT company on transparent structuring its agreements with contractors and vendors.
  • Advised a global company on the specifics of taxation of a non-resident entity in Ukraine regarding corporate income tax and the taxation of the permanent establishment regarding VAT.
  • Provided the audit of marketing agreements regarding their compliance with the tax legislation and advised on risk mitigation to multiple international and national companies in numerous industries.
  • Advised on tax risks regarding the performance of certain types of activities in Ukraine and Kazakhstan to a French pharmaceutical company.
  • Advised an international company on cases of exemption from VAT of medicines during import and supply in Ukraine.
  • Performed legal analysis according to tax authorities' request regarding the possible cooperation of a risky taxpayer with the client company.
  • Represented the interests of the leading Ukrainian distributor of medicines in a legal dispute with customs authorities.
  • Represented the interests of a well-known pharmaceutical manufacturer in a legal dispute on compliance with tax and currency laws.
  • Represented the interests of the Ukrainian pharmaceutical company in a dispute on illegal sanctions of tax authorities.
  • Represented the interests of a state-owned enterprise operating in the field of specialized medical products in the market of radioactive materials in the case of additional tax liabilities.
  • Advised to a German pharmaceutical company on medicine sampling, discount programs and other marketing activities.
  • Supported a well-known FMCG producer during the tax inspection.
  • Represented the interests of the Ukrainian construction company in a VAT refund dispute.
  • Advised on tax risks related to the tax residence status of clients’ employees in Europe and other countries.
  • Advised international companies on best options of financial support of Ukrainian employees during the martial law, considering tax legislation limitations.

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