The Ukrainian-British City Club (UBCC) presents

a high-level conference on

"Ukraine s Upcoming Accession to WTO: Challenges and Opportunities"

Hosted by Bryan Cave LLP

Wednesday 14 May 2008

London, UK


Presentations: 18:30-19:30

Q & A Session: 19:30-20:00

Cocktail Reception: 20:00-21:30


Ukrainian-British City Club proudly presents conference "Ukraine s Accession to WTO: Challenges and Opportunities" which will take place at 6th Floor, 88 Wood Street, London EC2V 7QS on Wednesday 14 May 2008, hosted by Bryan Cave LLP.


Ukraine is a fast growing emerging market, which is becoming even more attractive to foreign investors in light of its upcoming WTO accession and other factors including the economic downturn in Western Europe and the US. In its WTO accession, Ukraine has committed to extensive market access concessions in sectors including agriculture, manufactured goods, services trade, intellectual property protection and overall reform of its commercial environment. Ukraine completed its accession negotiations on 5 February 2008, and will join the WTO after the Protocol of Accession is ratified by the Ukrainian parliament on 4 July 2008.

UBCC is honoured to present a panel of high-level officials and experts who will offer valuable insights on Ukraine s WTO accession. They will discuss the opportunities as well as the potential pitfalls of Ukraine s changing trade and investment regime post-WTO accession.

Guest Speakers:

Mr Valeriy Pyatnytskiy, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Ukraine s lead negotiator during the WTO accession talks

Mr John Cooke, Chairman, Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee, International Financial Services London

Mr Mark Nguyen
, Senior Advisor in the International Trade Group, Bryan Cave LLP

Mr Oleg Alyoshin, Partner, Head of the International Trade Group, Vasil Kisil & Partners, Ukraine


Admission is by invitation only.

Please note that due to the high demand for places for this event, UBCC will operate a preliminary registration system, with the subsequent allocation of the invitations. Priority will be given to UBCC members.

If you would like to attend this event, please register your interest by emailing or calling 0203 207 1210. We will then confirm the status of your registration.


The Ukrainian-British City Club is a non-profit organisation set out in the United Kingdom for promotion of trade and business between Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The initiative to create such an entity belongs to a group of the young Ukrainian professionals in the fields of investment banking, law, accounting, marketing and the information technology who are settled in the United Kingdom. The initiative has support of the Ukrainian Embassy in London, the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain and the All-Parties Ukrainian Parliamentary Group at the British Houses of Parliament.

For the details of membership, sponsorship and patronship benefits, and how to become a member of the UBCC, please see our website on If you have any queries regarding the registration for the above event, please call Irina Tymczyszyn on 0203 207 1210.