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IT Outsourcing in Ukraine is now a viable alternative to in-house development of software and IT products. Outsourcing offers some distinct advantages compared with building your development team stateside. Currently, 30% of global IT projects are undertaken offshore. If you are considering IT outsourcing in Ukraine, this article will help you learn more about the local IT landscape legal aspects of doing business with local companies.
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Currently, IT companies in Ukraine operate under the general legislative field of Ukraine, as there no sector-specific regulation for the IT industry. The Ukrainian government actively supports the IT industry through laws on taxation.
A significant number of IT specialists in Ukraine work with companies under the private entrepreneurship model.
Your contractor (LLC, Operation company in the USA or EU) normally cooperates with private entrepreneurs. The project team normally works at the contractor’s office, being provided with all necessary equipment and required to comply with all data security rules. The contractor shall have general agreements with Private entrepreneurs providing scope of the services, NDA, NSA, NCA, data protection, IP rights transfer, etc. Transfer of the results and IP rights is confirmed by the act of transfer and acceptance or paid invoice.
Fell free to ask your contractor about its agreements with the project team to determine if all sensitive provisions are reflected in such. The client can always ask to amend such.
For software development, IT outsourcing in Ukraine makes total sense for companies across the globe. So, when you’ve decided on an offshore team, there are two things that will help you to get the most out of this cooperation:
Summing up, the legal aspects of IT outsourcing to Ukraine are rather typical to contracting engineering jobs. Therefore, to get started with Ukrainian IT companies, you need to sign a pack of usual agreements: Service Agreement, IP License Agreement, NDA.
Previously published at https://devcom.com/tech-blog/ukraine-it-outsourcing-for-eu-us/