OLEG KHEKALO

OLEG KHEKALO

Counsel

Legal Assistance in Agro Sphere,
Plant Variety Rights Protection,
PVR Rights Registration,
Licensing, Royalty Collection

Bio

Oleg has deep knowledge of agro industry, understands clients’ needs, including seed business for efficient counseling and complex legal assistance business in Ukraine and access to international markets.

Whether representing a multi-national corporation in cross-border issue, handling the day-to-day matters. Oleg offers practical solutions taking into account complex business needs, including sales, finance, taxation, client official checks, customs, contractual aspects, formalizing administrating processes, risks analysis, safe doing business and ethical behavior. He advises clients in a broad range of transactional matters, develops complex enforcement strategies and provides risk management solutions that allow clients safely operate at the market.

He is experienced in Plant Variety Rights matters including research and product development, the proceedings before the state enforcement agencies, the customs border registration IP, including varieties.

Oleg has considerable experience of anti-counterfeiting work and complex assistance for multinationals of seeds industry.

Prior to joining ADVANCE PARTNERS Oleg worked as a head of legal department and as in-house counsel at leading multinational seed companies. His professional experience also includes assistance to non-governmental organizations that protect the rights and assist businesses in Ukraine.

Oleg is recognized for his work in seed industry as well as royalty collection.

 

He represents Ukrainian and international enterprises of all types, private entrepreneurs and other market players in complex matters ranging from obtainment of legal protection to varieties, development of product portfolio and handling all issues related to IP that combine multiply legal actions.

Being involved in plant variety rights practice for over 15 years, Oleg has gained significant experience in litigation, covering all types of proceedings before the courts and other governmental bodies.

Oleg is an experienced Ukrainian lawyer best known for his expertise in wide range of issues related to PVR protection, pretrial settlement and dispute resolution. He has achieved great results for the clients.

Being involved in regulation drafting via Seed Association of Ukraine Oleg gained deep understanding of local and international rules and practices, including GMO issues, certification, import/export, production, royalty collection and distribution.

 

 

PVR filing and prosecution
PVR searches and monitoring
PVR licensing and transactions
Legal opinions and strategic counseling
Anti-counterfeiting of seeds
Customs border protection and customs registration

Motivated responses to enquiries and refusals of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food
Objections against PVR registration
Representation of clients before governmental bodies
Pretrial settlement and dispute resolution

 

Diploma in Kyiv University of Tourism, Economy and Law, degree in Commercial Law (Kyiv)
Diploma in Uman State Agrarian University, degree in International Trade Management (Uman

Kyiv Bar Association
Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)