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On October 17, Law of Ukraine #187-IX “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts regarding Improvement of Certain Provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine” (former Draft Law #1009) entered into force. The Law envisages certain changes to criminal procedure, in particular regarding conducting covert investigative actions, expertise in criminal investigations, timeframes for pre-trial investigations and possibility to appeal on notification of suspect

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On September 17, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #1080 amending Criminal Code of Ukraine and Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine aimed at decreasing the prerequisites for unlawful pressure on business

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On June 20, the President of Ukraine issued Decree #418/2019 canceling certain Decrees of the President, including Decree #762 “On Payments for Notary Services” dated July 10, 1998

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On April 11, the President of Ukraine signed the Decree appointing judges of the High Anti-Corruption Court and its Appeal Chamber. This step makes Ukraine closer to the launch of the specialized court for corruption offences and creation of full cycle system for prosecuting persons involved in corruption

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On February 7, the Parliament adopted Draft Law #6746 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Ensuring Principles of Procedural Equality and Increasing Efficiency of Investigations in Cases on Violation of Legislation on Protection of Economic Competition"

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On November 21, MPs Andriy Ivanchuk and Iryna Lutsenko submitted Draft Law #9311 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine regarding Strengthening State Guarantees for Property Rights" to the Parliament

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The Chamber supported the idea of creating a separate Anti-Corruption Court since the idea was included in a provision of the new edition of Law of Ukraine “On Judiciary and Status of Judges”, adopted back in 2016. The Chamber participated in a number of discussions devoted to drafting a law to institute the High Anti-Corruption Court. Comments, expressed in the Chamber letter regarding Draft Law “On High Anti-Corruption Court,” were mainly considered while passing the law in the Parliament

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On February 6, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #4666 "On Limited Liability and Additional Liability Companies". The Draft Law aims at consolidation of legislative regulation of activities of the most widespread type of legal entity

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On November 16, Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted Draft Law #7275 "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts regarding Ensuring Rights of Participants of Criminal Proceedings and Other Persons in Course of Pre-Trial Investigation" aimed at prevention of excessive pressure of law enforcement agencies on business in course of pre-trial investigations

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On October 5, Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko signed an Orientation Letter on preventing violations of the rights of business entities, addressed to his deputies. Similar Letter was addressed to regional prosecutors

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