November 01, 2016
On October 28, 2016 there was V Ukrainian practical conference «DistributionMaster-2016: Future of distribution market” organized by B2V Media Group of TradeMasterGroup. “KM Partners” were the exclusive legal partner of the event.
Partners, attorneys at law of “KM Partners” Maxim Oleksiyuk and Alexander Shemiatkin delivered a report “The main legal and tax aspects and risks in the design of distribution agreements”.
Maxim Oleksiyuk in his presentation “Distribution agreements in the context of competition law” outlined the issues of establishing restrictions on concerted actions, exceptions for restrictions on vertical agreements, definition of the market boundaries and “gray zone”, and told about responsibility for anticompetitive concerted actions on the market and aspects of harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with EU law under the Association Agreement terms.
Alexander Shemiatkin presented the report “Labor and tax risks in distribution agreements” and focused on the following issues: variants of organization for cooperation with distribution team, risks formation that distributors may obtain in respect of the relations requalification in labor, and their grounds for requalification, prerequisites to the formation in agreement of bonuses, discounts, services and courts’ approach to this issue.