The Law on Moratorium Extension on Agricultural Lands Transfer Came into Force

On 9 December 2015 the Law “On Amendments to Section X "Transitional Rules" of the Land Code of Ukraine Regarding Moratorium Extension on Agricultural Lands Transfer” (hereinafter – the “Law”*) came into force.

In particular, this Law provides for:

  • prolongation of the moratorium on agricultural lands transfer for another year - until 1 January 2017;
  • sets the requirement for the Government of Ukraine to introduce to the Parliament a draft law on agricultural land transfer before 1 March 2016.

The extension means that agricultural land sale contracts, agricultural land contributions to charter capital and other means of agricultural land transfer (with certain exceptions; e.g. inheritance and barter) are forbidden by law.

We will continue to monitor developments on this Law and provide you with updates.

* Law No. 767-VIII dated 10 November 2015.

Camiel van der Meij, Partner & TLS Leader,
Slava Vlasov, Partner, Tax and Legal Services,

Andrey Pronchenko, Legal Director, Tax and Legal Services,

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