Registration of a Representative office of foreign company in Ukraine. Legal support in registration and operation of commercial and non-profit Representative offices in Ukraine.

Registration of a Representative office of a foreign company is a possibility to do business in Ukraine without actually creating a legal entity in Ukraine. A Representative office may carry out not only representative functions. Still it is necessary to consider certain legal restrictions on certain types of economic activities, especially those subjected to licensing.

According to its missions a Representative office of a foreign company may be commercial or non-profit. Depending on the purpose of presence in Ukraine, intended by the parent company, Morrison Cooper advises clients the optimal form of registration of such Representative office. In any case, a Representative office is obliged to register and report to tax authorities, statistics, pension fund within the time prescribed by the law.

State Registration of a Representative office consists of two stages:

the first stage – registration with Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine;

the second stage – registration in the district of location of your Representative office.

Basic fee for registration services of a Representative office and registration of Head of this Representative at all levels of state authorities – from 1000 USD.

Additional fee is paid for: state duties for registration of a Representative office of foreign company (2500 USD that should be paid from the account of the parent company), notary services, and translation services.

After the initial communication with our Client, we will offer a proper registration algorithm, based on Client’s  goals and interests.

All the needed documents (like power of attorney, applications, minutes, etc.) are provided for Client’s signature while preparing documents for registration of a Representative office in Ukraine.

All the documents transferred to Ukraine should be notarized in the place of issue, contain apostille or be properly legalized in consular offices representing Ukraine in the country where the documents are issued.

The basic period for registration of documents in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine is 60 business days from the date of payment of the state fee and applying the documents for registration. In particular cases, the term may be reduced to 30 business days.

Legal support for registration and operation of commercial and non-profit Representative offices.

Law firm Morrison Cooper provides legal support of day-to-day operation of Representative offices. This includes:

1. Obtaining service cards with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine for non-resident employees of a Representative office;

2. Legal support in employment of Ukrainian citizens in a Representative office;

3. Legal representation in relations with contractors, third parties and state authorities.

For any questions related to this service, please, contact Head of practice Andrew Begmenko via phone +38-044-227-27-01 or +38-067-551-50-35.

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