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Conference “Association agreement: for all and sundry”

20 March 2015

09:00-18:00
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Conference “Association agreement: for all and sundry”

20 March 2015

Premier Palace Hotel

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

08:30-09:00

Registration / Coffee

09:00-09:20

Welcome addresses

Denys Bugay, President Ukrainian Bar Association

Tatyana SlipachukPresident Ukraine Investment & Trade Facilitation Center (ITFC) 

Session 1

Association Agreement: from A to Z

09:20 – 11:10

Moderator – Sergii Koziakov, Head of High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine

09:20-09:45

Prof. Dr.  Victor Muravyov, Head of the Department of Comparative and European Law at the Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University

Topic: General overview. Historical background

09:45-10:10

Prof. Dr. Roman Petrov, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Topic: Place of Agreement in Ukrainian legislation

10:10-10:35

Mykola Kuzyo, First deputy director of the Government office for European integration

Topic: Harmonization of legislation: a common approach

10:35-10:50

Olena Kotenko, Doctor of Law, Master of European Law (Germany), Expert on Energy Law

Topic: Ukraine-EU Association Agreement: Success Formula for Ukraine

10:50-11:10

Q&A

Speakers and Pietro Poretti, independent consultant, ITFC expert, former senior legal officer, EFTA

11:10-11:40

Coffee break

Session 2

Panel discussion: Association Agreement – first hand officially

11:40 – 12:20

Moderator – Nataliya Mykolska, counsel at Sayenko Kharenko

11:40-12:20

Discussion participants:

Elena Zerkal, Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine on European Integration

Valeriy Pyatnytsky, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine

Rutytska Vladyslava, Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine on European Integration

 

Discussed topics:

  • Top-priority reforms in Ukraine for effective application of Association Agreement 
  • Particularities of bilateral trade mode under the prolonged application of Title IV of Agreement
  • Implementation of Agreement institutional provisions 
  • Approaches to Ukrainian legislation alignment with EU standards, amendments to annexes to the Agreement in the void directives/regulations part  
  • Implementation of governmental programme on duplicating of Ukrainian export until 2019, “the strategy of offensive policy of the Ukrainian Trade representative’s office”, new agreements on free trade

 

Session 3

Panel discussion: Ukrainian export to EU: pioneers’ practical experience

12:20 – 14:00

Moderator – Lana Sinichkina, partner at Arzinger

12:20-14:00

Discussion participants:

Alyona Anufriyenko, deputy legal director at OJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct

Tetyana Moroko, Legal director at PJSC Bel Shostka Ukraine

Igor Chervak, Country Manager (Ukraine & Russia), Lantmannen Cerealia

Dmitry Krasnykov, Chair of Supervisory Council at PJSC Fregat Plant

Igor Gumenniy, founder at UBC Group

 

Discussed topics:

  • EU market vs alternative export markets
  • Preferential treatment: Ukraine – EU
  • Procedure of export to EU: stages and difficulties 
  • Approaches and competences of regulatory authorities: Ukraine vs EU
  • Experience of cooperation with retail chains and wholesale dealers: EU vs Ukraine 
  • Association Agreement Ukraine-EU: perspectives and companies’ plans

Lunch

14:00 – 15:00

Expert discussion

Oleh Malskyy, partner AstapovLawyers

Andriy Zablotsky, senior associate Sayenko Kharenko

Session 4

15:00 – 16:20

 

Public procurement

Moderator – Mariya Nizhnik, partner at Aequo

IT and e-commerce

Moderator - Nazar Chernyavskiy,

partner at Sayenko Kharenko

15:00-15:15

Valentyn Derevyankin, Deputy Head, EU Project “Harmonization of Competition and Public Procurement Systems in Ukraine with EU standards”

Topic: Institutional reforms in public procurement to simplify and facilitate the penetration into state procurement markets 

Severin Loffler, Associate Counsel for CEE, Microsoft

Topic: Sybersecurity, Privacy, Cloud Standards in EU


 

15:15-15:30

Steen Bruun-Nielsen, expert at EU Project “Harmonisation of Public Procurement System in Ukraine with EU Standards“

Topic: Roadmap. Initial commitments and potential impact assessment

Valentyn Kalashnyk, President of Ukrainian Association of Direct Marketing

Taras Oliynyk, deputy head of State Agency for e-governance

Topic: Is Ukrainian market ready to e-trade according to EU rules?

15:30-15:45

Victoriya Ptashnyk, MP Ukraine

Topic: Institutional reform and decisions review

Dmytro Lysytskiy, СЕО ALL.biz

Iryna Kolos, deputy head of legal at MMI group, member of Financial and Legal Committee of Association "IT Ukraine"

Topic: How to make Ukraine an attractive jurisdiction for developing of software and other media products?

15:45-16:00

Anna Shtepa, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie

Topic: WTO Agreement on Government Procurement on the way to the EU market access

16:00-16:20

Q&A

16:20-16:40

Coffee break

Session 5

16:40 – 18:00

 

Banking, financial and insurance law   

Moderator - Iryna Marushko, partner at Lavrynovych & Partners

Trade in industrial goods - how to overcome non-tariff barriers for Ukrainian goods at the EU market 

Moderator – Tetiana Gryn, senior lawyer at Asters

16:40-17:00

Evgeniya Kanina, director at payment service provider TYME

Topic: Trends in e-money market evelopment in Ukraine and the EU

Taras Kachka, acting  President of ACC Ukraine

Topic: Certification / standardization – nontariff trade barriers; perspectives; Agreement on compliance assessment    

17:00-17:20

Volodymyr Kuzyo, member of the board at Idea Bank

Topic: Banking System of Ukraine and European Perspective

Stefanos Ioakimidis, Project Manager, Sector Support Program for the Elimination of Technical Barriers to Trade Between Ukraine and the EU

Dmitry Lutsenko, Legal Expert, Sector Support Program for the Elimination of Technical Barriers to Trade Between Ukraine and the EU

Topic: EU regulatory system for industrial products

17:20-17:40

Olena Pelypenko, Consultant at ILF

Topic: Transparency of banking regulation in Ukraine, prudential supervision / Expected results from the signing of the Agreement

Alla Prokosheva, Director on Production Certification at Global Certific

Topic: Due diligence procedure of compliance with EU Directives for Ukrainian goods

17:40-18:00

Q&A

18:00-20:00

Evening reception 

For more information about the conference, please contact Viktoriya Krasnova by phone: +380 (44) 492-8848  or e-mail: events@uba.ua.

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