Lviv Business

Tijana Jocic, of Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG

AUSTRIAN INVESTMENT ON THE AGENDA

Issue 33, March 2011.
The Austrian Embassy in Ukraine’s Commercial Section organized a recent business seminar in Lviv on the subjects of Renewable energy, energy efficiency, construction and infrastructure.
Magdalena Patrzyk

Can Lviv attract Shared Service Centres?

Issue 33, March 2011.
Nowadays countries, regions and cities compete in attracting investors to locate their businesses in strategically attractive locations. This global trend certainly applies to Ukraine. Selecting a location for a Shared Service Centre (SSC) is a very complex process and different factors should be consid¬ered, including cost-benefit analysis in the short, medium and long-term perspective. There are numerous examples of cities in Central and Eastern Europe that have proved attractive for multinational companies to locate their Shared Services Centres, e.g. Budapest (Hungary), Krakow (Poland), Bratislava (Slovakia). I would like to address, the question of whether Lviv can develop into a potentially attractive location for setting up SSCs for international companies operating in the CEE region.

LVIV’S FLOURISHING DANISH COMMUNITY OPENS BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

Issue 32, February 2011.
It may come as a surprise to some Leopolitans, but the largest expat business community in Lviv is not American or German — its Danish! This quirk of local investment history is in part testament to Lviv’s relative obscurity throughout the early post-Soviet years but it is also stands as evidence of the Danish taste for pioneering investment.

DAVOS FORUM LIVE IN LVIV

Issue 32, February 2011.
On 29 January Edinburgh Business School and pro.mova hosted a live public broadcast of the Davos Forum Debrief for Ukraine to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

LVIV INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY LOOKS TO EU FREE TRADE ZONE

Issue 32, February 2011.
Late January saw Lviv’s international business community attending a forum organised by the European Business Association to assess the potential of an EU free trade agreement for the country. The event, which was supported by the British Embassy

LVIV BUSINESS COMMUNITY ADDRESSES TAX CODE ISSUE

Issue 31, January 2011.
On December 21 PwC Ukraine’s Lviv office held a conference addressing the hot topic of the country’s new Tax Code.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY HONOURS 2010 ACHIEVEMENTS

Issue 31, January 2011.
On December 16 the West Ukrainian branch of the European Business Association held its annual awards ceremony in the conference hall of hotel “Dnister" and elected its board of directors for 2011.
Stefan Gullgren, Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine

CELEBRATING LVIV’S SWEDISH CONNECTION

Issue 29, November 2010.
Mid October saw Leopolitans celebrate “Swedish Days” in the West Ukrainian capital.

Stone finery for paved city

Issue 25, June 2010.
On June 12, 2010 Lviv welcomed grand opening of company «StoneBerg» main office and exhibit hall. Company «StoneBerg» is widely recognized brand, which is specialized on importing from Turkey various sorts of natural stones: travertine – mostly used for in construction activities and interior decorations, as well as marble.

London MEP Charles Tannock: Ukraine’s geopolitical pendulum swings east

Issue 21, February 2010.
The European Union has never entirely taken Ukraine to its heart as a future member. Although Ukraine is undoubtedly European in an historical, ethnic and cultural sense, it is considered by some EU policymakers as a step too far: not necessarily because Ukraine does not merit or qualify for EU membership but because such a move might unduly antagonise Russia.