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Registration of a financial company in Ukraine

Taras Miroshnychenko
Head of International Corporate Law and Fintech Practice

A specialist in the practice of migration and corporate law, he also specializes in legal support for business in EU countries.

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Financial companies in Ukraine play an important role in the development of the economy and the financial market. They provide a variety of financial services, including lending, investment activities, and insurance.

The process of registering a financial company in Ukraine is complex and regulated by relevant laws and regulations.

In this article, we will consider the registration procedure, conditions, and requirements imposed on financial companies by the regulator, as well as important aspects of the functioning of this sector.

Choice of legal form

The first and one of the most important steps in the process of registering a financial company is choosing the legal form in which you plan to carry out your activity. Each legal form has its own advantages and limitations, and the choice depends on your specific situation and goals.

Limited liability company (LLC)

A limited liability company is one of the most common forms for small and medium-sized enterprises. It allows limiting the personal liability of the company’s owners for its debts and obligations. Also, an LLC may have one or more founders.

Joint-stock company (JSC)

A joint stock company is suitable for larger companies that intend to attract investment from many shareholders. A joint stock company issues shares that are exchanged for investment in the company.


A subsidiary is a division of an existing company and acts on behalf of and for the benefit of the parent company. It can carry out activities within the limits of the powers granted to it by the parent company.

Other Legal Forms

In addition to LLCs, JSCs, and branches, there are other legal forms, such as limited liability companies, cooperatives, etc. The choice of legal form should be reasonable and meet your needs and goals.

Preparation of Documentation

After choosing a legal form, it is necessary to prepare the necessary documentation for the registration of a financial company. This documentation may include the following elements:

  • Statutory declaration

The statutory declaration contains basic information about the company, including its name, location, purpose, ownership structure, and other important aspects.

  • Founding documents

The company’s founding documents define its rules and conditions of operation, including profit distribution, charter change procedures, management composition, and other issues.

  • Decision on the creation of the organization

This decision is taken by the founders of the company and determines their intention to create a financial company.

  • Additional documentation

Depending on the specific field of activity of the financial company, additional documentation may be required, such as business plans, financial statements, licenses, etc.

Obtaining licenses and permits

Many types of financial activities require special licenses and permits for legal operation. This applies, for example, to banking, insurance, and investment activities.

The procedure for obtaining licenses can be quite complex and time-consuming, and includes the following steps:

  • Preparation of documentation

First, the company must prepare the necessary documentation for obtaining licenses, including business plans, financial statements, rules of operation, and other documents required by regulatory authorities.

  • Application Submission

After preparing the documentation, the company must apply for licenses to the relevant regulatory authorities. During the review, additional information or corrections in the submitted documentation may be requested.

  • Assessment of risks and capital

Regulatory authorities generally require that financial companies carry out risk assessments and have sufficient authorized capital to ensure the sustainability of their operations.

  • Compliance with the legislation

Financial companies must comply with all laws and regulations that apply to their activities, including financial monitoring and customer protection rules.

  • Audits and internal controls

Regulators may require regular audits and internal controls to ensure a company’s compliance with regulations and standards.

Important Aspects of the Functioning of the Financial Company

After successful registration and obtaining licenses, the financial company has a number of responsibilities and important aspects of functioning.

  • Privacy and Trust

Financial companies must adhere to high standards of confidentiality and trust. Maintaining the confidentiality of customer information is a key aspect of the activities of such companies.

  • Risk assessment

Financial companies must conduct risk assessments and develop risk management strategies. This is important to prevent possible financial problems and ensure the stability of the company.

  • Compliance with the Legislation

It is important that financial companies always comply with the law and regulatory requirements. Failure to comply with laws can lead to serious legal consequences and loss of customer trust.

  • Constant Update

Financial companies must be prepared for constant changes in legislation and regulatory requirements. Updating procedures and policies is essential to ensure compliance with all requirements.


Registration of a financial company is a complex process that requires careful preparation and compliance with a large number of conditions and requirements.

After successful registration, the company is obliged to comply with all regulatory requirements, conduct risk assessments, and ensure a high degree of confidentiality and customer trust.

Financial companies play an important role in the modern economy, and their registration and activities are regulated to ensure the stability and reliability of the financial market.

If you are planning to register a financial company, it is recommended to contact a professional law firm like Prikhodko and Partners.

Professional lawyers and consultants of this company will be able to provide you with the necessary expert support and advice on registering a financial company and obtaining a license for it.

“Prikhodko and Partners” can provide the following services:

  • Tips and advice: Our company’s legal experts will help you understand all the legal aspects of registering a financial company and the procedure for obtaining a license.
  • Preparation of documentation: We will help you prepare all necessary documents for company registration and license applications.
  • Communication with regulatory bodies: Our company will undertake communication with regulatory bodies of Ukraine and submission of all necessary documents.
  • Conducting legal support: We also provide legal support and legal support services for your company after its registration and obtaining a license.

Contacting a professional law firm can greatly simplify the process of registration and obtaining a license and ensure compliance with all legal norms and obligations.

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