Entity set up in Ukraine

Global Expansion Plus provide you with legal, corporate and secretary services in Ukraine. Before you start the process of registration you need to consider the following questions:

Legal form

How properly choose the legal form of the business.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a given legal from?

What are the requirements of each form? and

What risks are associated with each form?

Please refer to our publication and articles to find more information.


What type of tax system to choose taking into consideration the planned activity?

Do you need to register as a VAT payer?

What tax incentives you can use in your business, and

What the official tax loops available for your business?

Please refer to our publication and articles to find more information.

Name of the company

A company should have a unique name. Ukraine has the Unified State Register of all companies; we will check the uniqueness of the company name at the consultation stage.

Registration address

Company in Ukraine required to have a registered address at incorporation. You can rent your office or use a virtual seat service provided by Global Expansion Plus.

Founder: legal or individual

Depending on whether the founder (owner оr shareholder) is going to be a foreign legal entity or physical individual the process of incorporation can be different. If the owner is an individual or a group of individuals, they can personally incorporate entity on they visit Ukraine or by means of providing Power of Attorneys for our lawyer to represent them at state authorities.

Types of activity

A company should carefully select types of activity considering their planned activity. Corporate lawyer of Global Expansion Plus can support you with a careful selection because activity type can influence the tax incentives provided by the tax code of Ukraine. Some activities require license (building, pharmacy business etc).

Amount of issued/share capital

There is no minimum share capital requirement for legal entities except of joint-stock companies (1250 min. wages – approx. 250.000 USD). Share capital shall be paid within 6 months from the moment of registration. It is allowed to pay share capital with securities, real estate, and other property.


Any form of entity in Ukraine requires a director or a board of directors. If a director is a foreign citizen, the company need to obtain work permit for the foreign citizen (except of such type as Foreign registered office).

Client journey

Initial stage

  • Consolation with our corporate lawyer targeting all points listed above;
  • Preparation of notarized and apostilled Power of Attorney (if needed);

Registration Stage

  • Preparation of the article of association;
  • Preparation of the minutes of the general meeting of members of the company;
  • Obtaining of notary approval of the article of association;
  • Filling out an application for state registration of a legal entity;
  • Registration of the company with state registrar;

Tax Stage

  • Filling and submitting of an application for a taxpayer registration;
  • Directors employment registration with tax authorities;
  • Obtaining electronic signature for the company used to electronically submit tax returns;
  • Signing accounting outsourcing contract to support your activities and tax compliance.

Final stage

  • Opening a bank account;
  • Signing a legal support contract;
  • Making a seal.

Additional related services:

  • Transaction support- merges and acquisitions;

  • Change of the legal address;

  • Change of name of the company

  • Change of director;

  • Change in issued capital

  • Other changes to the charter documents of a legal entity

  • Registration of TM (trademark)

  • Copyright registration

  • Contract preparation

  • Obtaining certificates or tax registration;

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