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


Viktoriya Fomenko

Partner, Ukraine

Svetlana Shtopol

Partner, Kazakhstan

Illya Tkachuk

Senior Partner, Ukraine

Oleksandr Onishchenko

Partner, Ukraine

Serhii Uvarov

Partner, Ukraine

Vasyl Yurmanovych

Counsel, Ukraine