In today’s realities, there often arise situations where debtors cannot fulfill their obligations for reasons one way or another related to the war. In addition, many enterprises are located in the temporarily occupied territory, and their owners do not have access to enterprises at all. In such a case, unfortunately, applying to the debtor with a claim is not always an effective option for protecting the creditor’s rights.
In such conditions, the bankruptcy procedure became an effective and important mechanism for protecting the creditors` rights.
On 22 July 2023, Ukrainian Government put into effect the changes to the Procedure for reservation of conscripts under the list of conscripts during martial law and to the Procedure and criteria for determining enterprises, institutions, and organizations that are critically important for the functioning of the economy and ensuring the livelihood of the population in a special period, approved by Resolution No. 76 of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 27 January 2023.
On July 13, 2023, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Regarding Certain Issues of Proceedings and Application of Bankruptcy Procedures During Martial Law" No. 2911-IX (hereinafter referred to as the Law).
The current Ukrainian legislation defines the suspension of the employment contract as a temporary termination by the employer of providing the employee with a job and a temporary termination by the employee of the performance of work under the concluded employment contract in connection with armed aggression against Ukraine.
On March 17, 2023, the Procedure for sending the calculation of the amounts of administrative and economic sanctions for non-compliance with the standard of workplaces for employment of persons with disabilities entered into force.
The International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine has allowed the electronic exchange of documents, namely: the possibility of submitting documents and materials by e-mail, sending arbitral award in an electronic version. The oral hearings are also held via video conference.
In 2022, changes were made to the Labour Code of Ukraine regarding the time limits for applying to the court in labour disputes.
The Supreme Court was considering a non-standard case for the Ukrainian judiciary. A person (Client) contacted a well-known blogger for services to increase the number of subscribers.
Recently, one of the most resonant issues is the issue of military registration of women. This is because from October 1, 2022, the procedure of placing women on military registration should have started.
Applying to the European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter – the ECHR) is currently one of the most discussed ways of potential compensation for damages caused by the russian military invasion.