Finance and legal seminar «Burning problems of it business»

Finance and legal seminar «Burning problems of it business»


The seminar aims at clarifying the following problematic issues of the Ukrainian tech industry: private individuals as a model of employment, police oppression, competition, headhunting, employment of foreigners, tax service checks, etc. All of this is a real challenge for the modern IT business, and we will tell you how to tackle it!

“Finance and legal seminar in Kharkiv is a perfect opportunity for an open dialogue between the IT Ukraine Association and the representatives of the local IT business. We go to Kharkiv to share our experience in solving the most troublesome problems in tech and to communicate with Kharkiv IT companies,” says Dmytro Ovcharenko, Vice-President on Financial and Legal Issues at the IT Ukraine Association.


  • 10:00 - 10:10 – Report by Kharkiv IT Cluster  
  • 10:10 - 10:40 – "ФОП-5" and other draft laws for IT in Verkhovna Rada: what to expect from the President Zelenskiy? – Dmitry Ovcharenko, Andriy Popovych
    10:40 - 10:50 – Q&A  
  • 10:50 - 11:10 – "Мask Show Stop-3” and how to be prepared for 3 different situations (calls, visits, and searches) – Efrem Lashchuk, Dmitry Ovcharenko
    11:10 - 11:20 – Q&A  
  • 11:20 - 11:40 – Inspections of State Labor Service in the IT sector – Natalia Anokhina
    11:40 - 11:50 – Q&A
  • 11:50 - 12:20 – Coffee break
  • 12:20 - 12:40 – Structuring of IT business in Ukraine: pros and cons of different business models for IT companies – Oksana Petrus
    12:40 - 12:50 – Q&A  
  • 12:50 - 13:10 – Structuring of contractual relationships while developing an IT product from the IPR aspect – Kateryna Oliinyk
    13:10 - 13:20 – Q&A
  • 13:20 - 13:50 – News about employment of foreign developers in Ukraine / Stock option for key people in a company / Draftlaw on exit capital tax – Viktoriia Keliar, Elena Talalay, Andriy Popovych
    13:50 - 14:00 – Q&A

  • 14:00 - 15:00 – Lunch and networking

Guests of the seminar will take part in sessions and will have a chance to communicate with the representatives of other IT companies and speakers in person during coffee breaks.



Dmytro Ovcharenko

Vice-President on Financial and Legal Issues at the IT Ukraine Association PhD in Law, CEO Alcor, expert in IT business management

In 2014 Dmitry studied Internet Law at the University of Geneva. In 2016 graduated from the University of California.

Yefrem Lashchuk

Director of Government Relations at the IT Ukraine Association PhD in Law, Associate Professor

Yefrem is the author of many scientific researches about criminal law and law policy and has rich experience in the new Supreme Court of Ukraine.

Elena Talalay

Chief Legal Officer, Alcor

Expert in corporate and IT law, former Co-Head of Legal Department.

Viktoriia Keliar

Сhief Operating Officer, Alcor

Legal and management expert. In 2018 Viktoriia got a certificate in Business Law at the University of Pensylvania Law School.

Natalia Anokhina

Senior Associate, Arzinger Law Firm

Head of the Legal Committee of West Ukrainian Branch of European Business Association (EBA).

Kateryna Oliinyk

Partner, Arzinger Law Firm

Head of Intellectual Property Practice at Arzinger Law Firm, Patent & Trademark Attorney of Ukraine, UDRP, URS, UA-DRP Panelist (NAF, WIPO).