Retail and distribution in the FSU region are still changing. While in large cities and in the upper-end segment retailers sell goods mostly in general or specialized supermarkets and stores, in smaller cities and in the lower-end segment consumers mostly shop in open markets. Along with that many large shopping centers are being under construction, and e-commerce sales have demonstrated rapid growth.

INTEGRITES team provides retail market players with advice on the following:

  • Setting up local distribution companies and representative offices, including their tax structuring
  • Drafting distribution contracts
  • Commercial contracts, licensing and distribution
  • Consumer protection issues
  • Import / export of goods, certification and obtaining other permits
  • Due diligence of advertising measures such as promotional gifts, lotteries, advertising campaigns
  • Tax audits, administrative and court disputes with tax authorities
  • Franchising
  • Unfair competition and antitrust law
  • Antitrust audit of distribution agreements
  • Dispute resolution
  • E-commerce

KEY TEAM

Viktoriya Fomenko

Partner, Ukraine

Svetlana Shtopol

Partner, Kazakhstan

Daria Ganzienko

Senior Associate, Ukraine

Illya Tkachuk

Partner, Ukraine

Oleksandr Onishchenko

Partner, Ukraine

Sergey Lakhno

Counsel, Ukraine

Serhii Uvarov

Partner, Ukraine

Vasyl Yurmanovych

Counsel, Ukraine