The Committee on Finance & Law of the Association provides legal support and protects common interests of the Association. Committee’s activity is aimed at the collective discussion and identification of the problematic issues in the current legislation of the IT sector and the development of the proposals for necessary changes. One of the main priorities of the committee is the effective exchange of experience and information on taxation, competition and corporate law, intellectual property and others issues.
Among the active participants of the Committee on Finance & Law are the representatives of SBT Systems, EPAM Systems, AltexSoft, GlobalLogic, Ciklum, BMS Consulting.
The Committee Chairman: Dmitriy Ovcharenko, the managing partner of SBT Systems
He started his career as the IT lawyer at one of the largest public IT companies in Eastern Europe - Luxoft, whose shares are traded on the stock exchange in New York. In 2013 Dmitry led a consulting firm SBT Systems Ukraine, which is a BPO (business process outsourcing) provider for IT companies in Ukraine and provides legal, financial, accounting services, recruitment, visa and other operational decisions, so that customers can focus on their business. In 2014 he studied the "Internet Law" at the University of Geneva, in 2015-2016 - at the University of California according to the "Technology & Law" program, which is recognized as №1 in the US IT industry. The Doctor of Law Studies (2014). Advisor to the Chairman of the State Service of Ukraine on intellectual property (2015).
Deputy Chairman of the Committee: Olga Baranova, the adviser at the Lawyers' Association "Arzinger"
Olga Baranova, the adviser at the Lawyers' Association "Arzinger". Olga specializes in IT, tax and business law, manages the development of the various agreements in IT, particularly in software development, license/sub-license, taking into account the requirements of the law on intellectual property, currency regulation, tax. Olga also developed various business models for IT companies in Ukraine.
She accompanied large-scale projects, including the projects with the participation of foreign investors, advised clients on economic, legal and tax issues, defended the interests of clients before regulatory agencies, took part in accompanying the international transactions, preparation of foreign trade contracts, conducting legal and tax Due Diligence.
The active members of the Committee:
Iryna Kravchuk, expert
Paul Khodakovsky, the Partner and the Head of the Tax Law practice at the Lawyer’s Association “Arzinger”
Iryna Kolos, the Deputy Director on Legal Affairs at LLC "NC IT PROJECT" (trade mark MMI Group)
Ivanna Pogrebnyak, the Deputy Director of AltexSoft
Oksana Bulba, the Director of the Legal Department at "Luxoft-Ukraine"
Nikolay Bachinskiy, the legal adviser at "BMS Consulting"
Victoria Kelyar, the senior adviser at SBT Systems Ukraine
Elena Talalay, the senior adviser at SBT Systems Ukraine
The meetings of the Committee on Finance & Law of the Association are held 1-2 times a month in order to discuss current projects and issues of its profile.
The field of the Committee’s activity includes the questions of current and future legislation, taxation, intellectual property, IT industry deregulation and other issues.