European Regulation of the Cryptocurrency Market: Implementation in Ukraine

Panel discussion




September 29, 2023


Partners of the event: European Commission, National Securities and Stock Market Commission, University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus)




On April 20th, the European Union Parliament voted in favor of a draft law concerning the comprehensive pan-European regulation of the crypto industry (MiCA). That’s why the issue of European cryptocurrency market regulation and its subsequent implementation in Ukraine is currently one of the key questions.

Regulating the circulation of virtual currencies in the legal realm is a complex process that requires a comprehensive approach and consideration of various positions. Europe is actively involved in research and development based on blockchain technology, so it is important to exchange experiences in order to develop unified approaches for Ukraine.

During the event, particular attention will be given to the discussion of issues such as the regulation of crypto assets at regional, national, and international levels.

Participants will also present a certification program implemented within the framework of the EU Erasmus+ Program.

The event is organized by the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in partnership with the National Academy of Legal Sciences. This event is also part of the Jean Monnet project “European Regulation of the Cryptocurrency Market: Implementation in Ukraine,” grant number 01126839 – ERCM – ERASMUS-JMO-2023-HEI-TCH-RSCH, funded by the European Union. However, the views and opinions expressed belong solely to the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the grant-awarding body can be held responsible for them.

29 september 2023
11.00 - 14.00
Registration of participants for the event in Zoom format


Kristina Tverezovska

Kristina Tverezovska, coordinator of the ERASMUS-JMO-2023 project, postgraduate student of the Department of Constitutional Law of Ukraine, member of the Advisory Council on Virtual Assets Regulation at the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market, adviser of the technology and electronic communications practice of the Bona Lex company.

Topic of speech: "Presentation of the grant and future certificate program"

Daria Khalkevych

Daria Khalkevych, assistant of the ERASMUS-JMO-2023 project. Daria worked as a communications manager at the Diia.Business (large-scale national project for entrepreneurship and export promotion, that was initiated by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine).

Gundars Ostrovskis

Gundars Ostrovskis is a Team Leader in the Digital Finance Unit of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union. He leads the policy work on data access in finance and also works on crypto-assets, including decentralised finance. Previously, he has worked on European policy and financial stability issues at […]

Topic of speech: ''MiCA: state of play''

Yuriy Boyko

Yuriy BOYKO, member of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission, responsible for virtual assets, pensions, institutional investors, IT and information policy. Yuriy Boyko worked as Head of Brokerage at SigmaBleyzer, an international investment group, where he started his career in 1997 as a paralegal. Then he was a director of the investment company TEKT. […]

Topic of speech: ''Implementation of the MiCA Regulation provisions into Ukrainian legislation: challenges and opportunities''

Elena Brannetti

Senior Legal Officer in European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Elena Brannetti joined ESMA in 2012 and is working in the Legal Department as a Senior Legal Officer, dealing with the areas of financial innovation, sustainable finance, data exchange, corporate reporting, prospectus, market abuse and short selling. At ESMA, Elena also worked on supervision of […]

Topic of speech: ''MiCA and ESMA’s role in its implementation''

Mari-Liis Kukk

Mari-Liis KUKK, Head of Innovation Department at Estonian Financial Supervision and Resolution Authority.

Topic of speech: "Prospective Implementation of MiCA standards in Estonia"

Akvile Jurkaityte

Lawyer in Law firm Sorainen in Lithuania who specializes in fintech, blockchain & ICO, banking, payments, financing, regulatory compliance and corporate matters; lecturer in financial technology law at Vilnius University, Faculty of Law.

Topic of speech: ''MiCAR: key concepts and impact to the current crypto market players''

Eugenijus Miliukas

Eugenijus Miliukas is a financial services regulation expert and lecturer with a primary focus on investment services and fintech. He is a lecturer of Financial Services Regulation at Mykolas Romeris University and defended his doctoral dissertation in the field of crowdfunding regulation. He is also Senio Associate at law firm Walless (Lithuania).

Topic of speech: ''MiCAR: New Asset Type and Financial Services Regulation''

Anatoliy Guley

Anatoliy GULEY, professor, doctor of economics, associate professor, expert at the Scientific Advisory Council at the State Tax Service of Ukraine, co-chairman of the Expert Council at the NBU, chairman of the supervisory board at the Western Ukrainian National University, chairman of the board of the Ukrainian Interbank Currency Exchange.

Topic of speech: ''Digital money''

Maria Tatsiou

Lawyer in the field of corporate and financial law, lecturer in corporate and financial law at the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus).

Topic of speech: "What to expect after the passing of MiCA Regulation regarding cryptocurrencies in the EU? The Cyprus perspective."

Serhii Broiakov

Doctor of Philosophy, assistant at the Department of Tax Law, expert of the ERASMUS-JMO-2023 project, member of the Advisory Board on Virtual Assets Regulation at the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market, adviser of the tax and accounting practice of Bona Lex.

Topic of speech: "Approaches of EU member states to the taxation of operations with cryptocurrencies: what can be borrowed from Ukraine?"

Albina Savinova

Albina SAVINOVA, attorney, head of the dispute resolution practice of Bona Lex, graduate student of the Department of Tax Law, winner of the competition for research papers on the issues of human rights protection, implementation, and safeguarding.

Topic of speech: ''The concept of virtual assets (crypto assets) on the way to harmonizing approaches: civil and tax law aspects''

Roman Krohmal

Roman KROHMAL, lawyer, student, winner of the «Cross Examination Moot», winner of the All-Ukrainian anticorruption moot court, laureate of the President of Ukraine scholarship, twice laureate of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine scholarship.

Topic of speech: ''The concept of virtual assets (crypto assets) on the way to harmonizing approaches: civil and tax law aspects''


Yevhen Smychok

Yevhen Smychok, Associate Professor of Tax Law, Doctor of Law, Chief Expert of the ERASMUS-JMO-2023 Project, Member of the Advisory Board on the Regulation of Virtual Assets at the National Securities and Stock Market Commission, Managing Partner of Bona Lex.

Fill form to finish the registration

    Form is deprecated, please contact the webmaster to upgrade this form.

    Thank you for registration!!

    Dear Colleague,

    Thank you for registering to attend the VII-th Kharkiv International Legal Forum.

    We look forward to your participation. An official invitation would soon be sent to your email. Any queries, please email to

    See you at VII-th Kharkiv International Legal Forum on September 25-29, 2023!

    Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee
    Rector of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University
    Anatoly Hetman