Attorney of the foreign country can be a member of the Attorneys Association only after registration in the Unified Register of Attorneys of Ukraine

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Attorney of the foreign country can be the member (founder) of the Attorneys Association only after the registration in the Unified Register of Attorneys of Ukraine and practicing law in Ukraine in compliance with the requirements of the Law of Ukraine "On the Bar and Legal Practice ", in particular with Article 59 of the Law.

This is stated in the decision of the Bar Council of Ukraine (hereinafter – the BCU) №54, adopted at the meeting on July 3, 2021.

Thus, the BCU emphasizes, that the foreign attorney practices law on the territory of Ukraine in compliance with the Law of Ukraine "On the Bar and Legal Practice " (hereinafter – the Law), unless otherwise provided by an international agreement, the binding nature of which has been approved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Part 4 of Article 4 of the Law).

Under part 1 of Article 59 of the Law, the foreign attorney can practice law in Ukraine considering the peculiarities defined by this Law.

The attorney of the foreign country, who has an intent to practice law in Ukraine, addresses the qualification and disciplinary commission of the bar at the place of his residence or stay in Ukraine with an application for inclusion him/her to the Unified Register of Attorneys of Ukraine. The application shall be accompanied by documents confirming the right of such an attorney to practice law in the relevant foreign state (Part 2 of Article 59 of the Law).

Under part 3 of Article 59 of Law, the qualification chamber of the qualification and disciplinary commission of the bar considers the application and documents submitted by the attorney within ten days from the date of their receipt and in the absence of grounds provided for in part 4 of this article (Article 59 of the Law), decides to include such an attorney to the Unified Register of Attorneys of Ukraine. If the attorney is decided to be included in the Unified Register of Attorneys of Ukraine, such an attorney and the relevant Bar Council of the region shall be notified about such inclusion. The Bar Council of the region is responsible for the inclusion of the foreign attorney to the Unified Register of Attorneys of Ukraine.

The BCU states, that while practicing law in Ukraine, the foreign attorney shall be granted all the professional rights, responsibilities of the attorney, and the guarantees of advocacy and organizational forms of advocacy as defined by the Law (part 6 of Article 59 of the Law).

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