Euromoney corporate tax handbook 2013: mergers and acquisitions in Ukraine — tax issues on the radar

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By Svitlana Musienko and Illya Sverdlov

Despite the financial crises and turmoil lately, there has been some pick up in M&A activity on the Ukrainian market.

Tax issues always played their role in making decisions on acquisition of Ukrainian targets, and nowadays is no exception. Adoption of a new tax code that came into effect in 2011 did not dramatically change the tax landscape for M&A. However, some tax novelties influencing M&A structuring were introduced. Since its adoption, the tax code has undergone a number of changes and is expected to be amended and improved further.

This article aims to outline key tax issues relevant to the M&A process to help foreign investors who are considering M&A deals involving the Ukrainian targets to grasp the Ukrainian tax landscape and to navigate through the country’s challenging tax environment…

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