Philips Ukraine Legal & Compliance Manager Anna Zharova opens the new season of EBA-Asters Legal School

On 8 October 2019, Anna Zharova (Legal & Compliance Manager at Philips Ukraine) held the lecture "How to prepare your company's staff for down raids", and started the 13th season at EBA-Asters Legal Development Program (EBA-Asters Legal School), a unique free of charge platform for Ukrainian legal practitioners sharing experience and best practices to secure legal support and protection of business.

The new season introduces the expansion of the Legal School agenda by the most pressing Ukrainian legal issues in business, such us the role of anti-corruption institutions in eradicating schemes that impede doing business (the lecture will be delivered by Ivan Smely, Senior Detective at the NABU); using technology to monitor employees (lecture by Asters Counsel Inesa Letych); as well as protecting foreign business in Ukraine against fraudulent actions and groundless accusations (lecturer: Leonid Cherniavskyi, Head of Legal at Sanofi in Ukraine). Also within the Legal School's program Asters Partner Oleksii Reznikov will shed the light on the effective communication with counterparties, and Asters Partner Sergiy Grebenyuk and Counsel Orest Stasiuk will talk about law enforcement and business security in the new realities.

"Philips has been operating in Ukraine since 1993, and in more than 26 years we have gained extensive experience in solving real challenges businesses operating in Ukraine face in their daily work." Anna Zharova comments. “I would like to thank EBA and Asters for an opportunity to share our company's best practices with members of the most influential business association in Ukraine and hope that together we will contribute to making Ukraine a better place for doing business.” 
“We are happy that Legal Development Program, a joint educational project of the EBA and Asters, keeps evolving and is in high demand among representatives of the EBA member-companies,” – Yuliya Melnyk, EBA Deputy Director, Corporate Developmentpoints out. "Ukrainian legal landscape is changing very rapidly and such programs as EBA-Asters Legal School help our members to keep up with all the latest legislation novelties and trends in legal support of business."

The Legal School's agenda and registration for the lectures are available following this link

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Royal Philips is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 78,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. 

European Business Association (EBA) - the premier organization for foreign business in Ukraine - brings together over 1.000 European, Ukrainian and international companies. EBA was established in 1999 as a forum for discussion and resolution of problems facing the private sector in Ukraine. This initiative of business people was supported by the European Commission. Being a non-profit Association of legal entities, the EBA sees its core mission as representing the interests of European and domestic investors in Ukraine, and improving the investment climate has been the EBA’s major concern since the moment it was founded.  

Asters is the largest law firm in Ukraine with offices in Kyiv, Washington D.C., Brussels and London. Chambers Europe 2019 recognizes 19 lawyers of Asters – the largest number of the renowned practitioners in a single Ukrainian law firm.

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