Arzinger Law Office
Head of IP Practice
Arzinger Law Office
Axon Partners
Date: October 2, 2016, 11:00 - 13:30
Venue: The Pitchview room

Intended audience

Founders, CEO, Heads of Legal & IP Departments, in-house and external counsels.

Why should attend

The great interactive platform for communication with real IP, IT, Tax lawyers, the most seasoned professionals in the field. Each question is worth asking to break the ice and to establish a dialogue between the business and lawyers, or get a laugh, or puzzle, or completely confuse the lawyer

Sections for the discussion:

– Confusing IP: protection and enforcement

– Confusing contracts

– Confusing tax and especially international tax

– Embarrassing mistakes confusing for IT

– Confusing Q&A where you can poke a lawyer (and get sued)

Summary (with some words confusing for business)

IT industry is highly innovative and its defining characteristic is the rapid and sustaining growth in the changing and challenging environment. It is cross-border and involves complex translation work associated with creation of intellectual property, transfer of rights and technologies.

Therefore, the workshop will focus on the issues related to protection of intellectual property and contracts associated with exploitation of IP.

The sale or license of a patent, copyright, trademark, trade name, and other similar intellectual property right by agreement has tax consequences.

Thus, the facilitators will give the insights and share with attendees the best practices of international tax structuring in the context of the global deoffshorization process, implementation of the Anti-BEPS (Base erosion and profit shifting) measures, legislation on Controlled Foreign Companies in Ukraine etc. IP Boxes, preferential tax regimes for IT in foreign jurisdictions.


• Pavlo Khodakovsky. Partner, heads Tax/International Tax, Personal Data Protection and Information Technology (IT) industrial practices, Arzinger Law Office

Prior to joining Arzinger, Pavlo has worked for high rank Ukrainian corporations, in particular in Ukrainian Financial Group, where he was responsible for legal support of various issues of corporate governance, asset management, securities, taxation, etc. Performing respective duties, Pavlo has taken the positions of Deputy Director of an asset management company and Head of the supervisory board of a corporate investment fund. Provides counseling on corporate taxation in Ukraine and abroad, on taxation of individuals, including foreigners in Ukraine and abroad, on taxation of international transactions and transactions with non-residents, including currency regulation and control, interpretation and practical application of international double taxation treaties.

• Kateryna Oliinyk, Head of Intellectual Property Practice, Arzinger Law Office

Kateryna focuses on the intellectual property and technology practice and has significant experience in a wide range of commercial law matters, including those relating to branding, software and internet. Kateryna regularly leads IT projects relating to technology implementations, outsourcing and software development. Her other areas of practice cover Advertising, Unfair Competition, Media, E-Commerce, Commercial Contract, Regulatory and GR, Product Liability, Consumer Protection. Kateryna is UDRP & URS Panelist of the National Arbitration Forum (Minneapolis, USA) and is attested as Ukrainian Patent&Trademark Attorney. The Head of IP Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

• Dima Gadomsky, CEO, Axon Partners

Dima spent a lifetime practicing IT law. You can talk with him about: how and where to set-up and operate a technology business; negotiating shareholders’ agreement; issuing stock options; conducting corporate restructuring; legal support of M&A deals. TEDx speaker, Lecturer in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Head of legal committee of Lviv IT Cluster, co-head of IT committee of Ukrainian Bar Association. Ranked in the TOP 5 of Best Lawyers in IT according to the annual study Ukrainian Law Firms 2014, 2015, 2016 and TOP 100 Lawyers in Ukraine according to all-Ukrainian study the Choice of the Clients 2015. Named as an excellent, forward-thinking lawyer in Intellectual Property by Legal 500 2016.

Board of Experts:

• Natalia Solomakhina, Head Legal of Digital Future

Digital Future is one of the most successful Ukrainian investment companies. Natalia has 13+ years of law practice. She has significant expertise in intellectual property law, corporate law, IT and investments. She has experience as a Head of Legal Department in the global IT companies with the focus on software development, e-commerce, digital marketing and mobile games creating. Natalia is a member of Ukrainian Bar Association.

• Nazariy Zhovtanetskyy, CFO at N-iX

Nazariy provides CEO with regular financial reports and up-to-date analysis of company performance, maintains budgeting system, assists corporate departments in finance related decision making. Maintains invoicing and salary payment systems and coverers the cash management.



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