Vasil Kisil & Partners Advising British American Tobacco on Launching VELO on the Ukrainian Market


VELO nicotine pouches, a Swedish innovative product imported to Ukraine by the British American Tobacco group, was presented in Ukraine in October 2019.

Dmytro Saranchuk, an associate at Vasil Kisil & Partners, worked as a secondee with the British American Tobacco's legal team for four months and took part in analysing the specifics of VELO customs classification, developing a plan for the product circulation and marketing, product marking and labelling in view of requirements of recently-changed laws of Ukraine, and structuring the supply chain, including though orders via the website.

British American Tobacco is one of the world's leading international companies that sells its products in more than 200 markets worldwide. British American Tobacco Ukraine is the first enterprise with foreign investments in the Ukrainian tobacco industry, established on the basis of Pryluky Tobacco Factory in 1993.