Odesa Legal issues
For the first in recent 26 years in Ukraine, complex amendments in judicial system were adopted. As is known, on 15th of December 2017 new editions of the Commercial Procedural Code, the Civil Procedural Code, the Code of Administrative Proceedings and other legislative acts became in force. Moreover, many legislative innovations and amends, which increase justice effectiveness, were accepted. By the way, it was the one of Ukraine’s obligations owed to European partners. However, experts’ opinions are rife with uncertainty and it stirs up controversy.
In view of this, EBA Odesa’s Office dedicated the first meeting of Legal Committee in 2018 to the topic of reforms. Andriy Selyutin, the partner and head of the South-Ukrainian Branch of Arzinger law office became a speaker of the event. He told about new rules of security for a claim and constitutional complaint as a new court remedy. The speaker touched upon the issue of court fees, the advocate monopoly, the main differences between simplified and ordinary proceedings, and enforcement of court decisions.
Participants also learned about the major changes in the commercial procedure, their impact on disputes and the functioning of the electronic court. The attendees asked questions and shared information about using new changes in their practice.