Holistic approach

Some examples of areas in which CMS can help:

  • Full scope of advice in the areas of employment, tax and immigration related to the hiring of foreign staff by local companies, relocating workers to Ukraine, and the hiring of local personnel by foreign companies;
  • Advising both the companies doing the hiring and the expat-employees being hired;
  • Negotiating employment agreements, bonus and retention programmes;
  • Advising on the employment of foreign personnel;
  • Assisting in cross-border personnel transfers (including outsourcing projects);
  • Advising on minimising the tax exposure of foreign companies engaging a workforce in Ukraine;
  • Advising on currency control and taxes for companies and employees regarding retention programmes (offered by foreign companies to Ukraine-based personnel);
  • Advising on immigration and permits (e.g. work, temporary residence, and permanent residence permits);
  • Assisting with relocating personnel into Ukraine; and
  • Assisting foreign companies with or without a corporate presence in Ukraine on engaging local personnel.

Fun fact

From 2022 a special employment regime for IT industry will come into force in Ukraine.


The largest car distributor in Europe

Advising the client on employment law issues in connection with the appointment of a new member of the Supervisory Board responsible for GR within the company. Reviewing and amending the employment contract, especially to ensure its compliance with Ukrainian compliance and anti-corruption laws. 

One of the world’s leading insurance groups

Advising in connection with the conclusion of contracts with the Supervisory Board members and Management Board members of several insurance companies belonging to the Group. Supporting the client in drafting the respective contracts.

Supervisory Board of a new independent Ukrainian gas transmission operator

Providing comprehensive legal advice in the course of negotiating and formalizing labour relations with the state-owned company. Advising the client regarding the functions, duties and responsibilities of the members of the Supervisory Board. Provided advice on the declaration requirements under Ukrainian law, respective applicable tax regimes and tax implications. 

A major energy company

Advising on various employment law matters, including in relation to restructuring the top-management structure of the company and its implementation, on outstaffing contracts, intra-group company transfers and immigration law matters.

American multinational technology and social media company

Advising in connection with structuring the relations with its local employees and independent contractors; developed a contractual framework in connection with the same; advice on the implementation of an employee incentive plan for its Ukrainian personnel; day-to-day legal support on various HR matters.

A global manufacturer of branded off-patent crop protection solutions

Advising on employment and immigration law matters, including employment advice in connection with the relocation of the company manager and the change of his employment terms; the appointment and dismissal of the top management of the client’s subsidiary in Ukraine; obtaining work and temporary resident permits for foreign employees.

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Key contacts

Olga Belyakova
Olga Belyakova
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
T +380 44 391 3377
Anna Pogrebna
Anna Pogrebna
Head of Banking & Finance Practice
T +380 44 500 1718