Agricultural sector

Crowe LF Ukraine has unique experience in advising both agricultural holdings and individual landowners

Law Offices of Crowe LF Ukraine

Law Offices of Crowe LF Ukraine is a law company № 1 in Complex support of agrarian business. Mykola Orlov is recognized as one of the best experts on agrarian and land rights according to the annual rating of Ukrainian Law Firms. For significant contribution to the development of the agrarian legislation of Ukraine and its adaptation to the norms of the European Union, Crowe LF Ukraine was awarded a diploma of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food Supply of Ukraine. Crowe LF Ukraine has unique experience in advising both agricultural holdings and individual landowners. Since 2005, our specialists serve agricultural enterprises of different sizes and locations, from 500 to 400 000 ha, in all regions of Ukraine. Our clients are the largest holding companies in Ukraine.

Our services in structuring of agribusiness include :
• development and coordination of the optimal structure of ownership and management of a group of companies, including the creation of offshore companies to display property rights abroad;
• development and approval of action plan for the transition to the new structure of the group, taking into account the minimization of taxation and compliance with the relevant legal requirements;
• co-ordinating actions to create a new group structure, including creation (if necessary) of offshore companies and registration of property rights to them;
• development and coordination of optimal schemes of tax planning activities of the group, its financing and repatriation of profits.

Our tax audit consists of the following parts:
• check of the statements of the company for the fixed agricultural tax, VAT and personal income tax;
• comparison of the information on the size of the land bank for processing the data of the land cadastre (or internal registers of the company), statistical and tax reporting;
• check of the correctness of calculation of the stake of agricultural production on the basis of reports and commercial contracts for companies for the purpose of both agricultural tax or VAT;
• check of the correctness of the taxation / reporting in the tax accounting of the "risky deals":
• provision of services on land cultivation and harvesting,
• tolling operations,
• trade in agricultural products and other goods,
• purchase of services from private entrepreneurs;
• provide legal advice and, upon request, work on mistakes.