IT - Law
About the program
About the program
  • IT-Law - a Ukrainian-American certification program on the legal aspects of IT business and the impact of IT development on business and services.
  • IT-Law Program was launched the first in Ukraine in 2015 and  successfully occupies a leading position on the market for the fifth year.
  • IT-Law at ILTI-School is based on the immersion in the industry by engaging only practitioners working in it.
  • Future employers and clients trust the  specialists training at ILTI-School and seek IT lawyers through the “Bank of Lawyers” platform
For whom
For whom
  • practicing lawyers who intend to gain / deepen their professional knowledge in the field of IT business legal support, to find clients or to get an in-house lawyer position.
  • owners and executives of IT companies and start-ups, seeking to understand the essence of legal support for IT businesses, conclude contracts on their own, monitor the work of lawyers more effectively and evaluate their results more precisely, and therefore reduce company costs.
  • students and graduates who do not want to waste time and strive to start a career in the IT industry with a decent wage right now. 
Why us?
Why us?
  • An authorial program created to meet industry requirements with a logical structure and uniqueness compared to its counterparts.
  • Lecturers  are the top experts from the US and Ukraine, not only lawyers, but also programmers, PMs, system administrators, accountants and financiers.
  • Practice and specialization are emphasized, only we have workshops from inhouse lawyers who offer case studies from their practice.
  • The possibility of distance learning and access to a personal account with all course materials.
  • Internships and employment through the” Bank of Lawyers” and ILTI-Recruiting.
Statistics on the industry
5,8 %
projected contribution of IT to Ukraine's GDP by 2020
10 %
annual growth of the third largest export potential sector of Ukraine
40 %
increasing demand for IT professionals
150 %
IT market growth over the last 5 years
Yanika Merilo

“My deep thanks to Olga Simson for creating such a cool IT Law program. Today it is especially important and relevant.”

Yanika Merilo
Expert of the State Agency for E-governance of Ukraine, deputy mayor of Dnipro city.
Program formats
01
Basic

Intended for students and everyone who want to familiarize themselves with the IT world. 

02
Advanced

Intended for those already familiar with IT industry.

 

03
Modules

Enter the name of the module in the "Format" section when registering.

Description of formats
Basic

Intended for students and everyone who want to familiarize themselves with the IT world.

Attendees will get a broad view of IT industry and its regional differences, an understanding of terms and processes in software development, rules of IT business structuring and contract negotiations, review of intellectual property questions in IT.


9 subjects of the Basic program:

  • Introduction to IT law
  • Foundations of ICT
  • Software development management
  • Structuring IT business
  • Options as a means of team motivation (2 hours) 6. Contracts in IT
  • Copyright in IT
  • Trade secret and patenting 
  • Trademarks and domains
  • Legal issues in GameDev

Tuition: UAH 10550
Full-time students: UAH 5500

Advanced

Intended for those already familiar with IT industry.

Participants will immerse themselves in the subtleties of the taxation on IT and IP, will practice in working with different types of contracts: license agreements, service contracts, website development contracts, and SaaS contracts, will get acquainted with specific areas of the IT industry: GameDev, FinTech, е-commerce and will learn how IT issues are regulated under the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

Participants of the Advanced course will have the opportunity to listen the lectures from the best US law firms on capital raising, venture investment and technology transactions structuring.

Tuition: UAH 19990

Full-time students: UAH 9990

6 subjects of the Basic course + 6 subjects of the Advanced course, including 2 subjects taught by the US lawyers:

  • Introduction to IT Law
  • Foundations of ICT
  • Structuring IT business
  • Software development management
  • Contracts in IT
  • Intellectual property law in IT
  • E-commerce and FinTech 
  • IT issues in the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU 
  • Taxation in IT 
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Venture investment and capital raising in IT (USA)
  • Technology transactions structuring (USA)

+ 2 thematic blocks of lectures:

  • GDPR
  • Crypto Regulation. Crypto Startups. ICO

+ block of practical exercises from in-house lawyers of IT companies:

  • License agreements / IT company Plarium
  • Free and open-source software / ILTI
  • Service agreements / ILTI
  • Cloud computing and SaaS agreements / ILTI
  • Website development contracts / IT company Art Lemon Group
  • Legal issues in GameDev / IT companies Plarium and Turnkey Lender
  • E-money and electronic payment platforms / IT company Chameleon Soft

Tuition: UAH 19990

Full-time students: UAH 9990

 

Modules

Cryptoregulation and FinTech

Within the one-day module you will receive information: how blockchain technology is used and in what direction the industry is developing; what is the status of cryptocurrencies in Ukraine and the world and what changes should be expected in the near future; how to token movable and immovable property and what you need to know to support ICO / IEO / STO.

The program of the module includes 3 blocks of questions:

Technical issues: Blockchain, smart contracts and tokenization
Legal issues: Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. Regulation. ICO / IEO / STO
Tokenization and Security Token Offering (STO)
Cost: UAH 3000

For students: UAH 1500

Protection of personal data in Ukraine, EU (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force for 1.5 years, but not all companies have complied with GDPR compliance. In the past, the first practice of applying the GDPR was formed and the first court decisions appeared. As part of the one-day module, we will analyze: how the GDPR works and what to do to avoid fines; what to include in the checklist for GDPR-compliance and how to prepare a Privacy Notice; what are the consequences of data leakage.

Personal data and their types
How the GDPR works and who is obliged to comply with it
Privacy Notice: differences in policy, requirements and submission format, checklist for GDPR compliance
Data Breach Workshop. What to do if there is a data leak?
Cost: UAH 2000

For students: UAH 1000

Workshops on contracts in IT from in-house lawyers:

License agreements / Plarium
Service contracts / Raccoon Gang
Cloud Technology Agreements (SaaS) / Mikhailyuk, Sorokolat and partners
Website Development Agreements / Art Lemon
NDA, NCA, NSA / Altexsoft
Coworking agreement / Knubisoft
Contracts in E-Commerce and Digital Marketing
Cost: UAH 6000

For students: UAH 3000

Lecturers
Olga Simson
Olga Simson
The head of the program, lecturer, doctor of law, professor at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, partner of IT and IP practices Law Offices of OMP
Charles Whitehead
Charles Whitehead
Lecturer, Professor at Cornell Law School, co-founder at the ILTI, Director of the Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship Program at Cornell Tech
Sergey Glinyansky
Sergey Glinyansky
CEO ProLaw, ILTI technical consultant, Technical Director of NSU Scientific Library. J. Wise, web developer, IT specialist, lawyer.
Sergey Povolyashko
Sergey Povolyashko
Certified project manager, CTO in IT-company TEAM International, author and head of IT-tuning project, trainer of Advance IT schools
Illarion Tomarov
Illarion Tomarov
Head of IT and IP practice of Taylor Wessing Ukraine, noted in the ratings of IP lawyers according to the edition of Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Ukrainian Law Firms 2017
Elena Vardamatskaya
Elena Vardamatskaya
Deputy Head of the APA Committee on Telecommunications, Information Technology and the Internet, Head of IP and IT practices of the law firm "Wolfe Tayse"
Pavel Kravchenko
Pavel Kravchenko
Candidate of Science with the specialty "Information Protection", the founder of the company of the Distributed Lab incubator, has been engaged in projects with crypto-currencies, Blockchain and decentralized technologies for more than 10 years
Svetlana Petrova
Svetlana Petrova
Head of the Center for Law and Mediation, Director Conflicta.Net, Member of the Board of the ADR Institute of Europe, Master TOP Facilitator.
Snezhana Popovich
Snezhana Popovich
The lecturer of the practical block, the graduate of the program IT-right, in-house lawyer of the IT company Art Lemon
Konstantin Zerov
Konstantin Zerov
Assistant of the Department of Intellectual Property, Faculty of Law, Taras Shevchenko National University
Veronika Vasilchenko
Veronika Vasilchenko
Legal advisor at AltexSoft. In the past, he was a senior lawyer at ILF, a consultant for the Legal Hours for IT project.
Denis Vertegel
Denis Vertegel
In-house Lawyer в AnyforSoft та Raccoon Gang.
Anna Lapitskaya
Anna Lapitskaya
Project Team Member, Tax Specialist, CFO at Magecom IT Company.
Oksana Kobzar
Oksana Kobzar
Lawyer of the Law Office of Oksana Kobzar. For 18 years he has been practicing tax and customs law, foreign economic activity and Due Diligence.
Anton Zinchuk
Anton Zinchuk
Partner of the law firm ILF (one of the top 5 law firms in Ukraine for IT), leads IT practice, one of the most well-known IT lawyers according to the magazine "Legal Practice"
Sergiy Ostrovskiy
Sergiy Ostrovskiy
Partner and co-founder of the law firm AURUM, which focuses on areas such as Fintech, e-commerce, blockchain (DLT) and virtual assets.
Taras Kisliy
Taras Kisliy
Partner of the practice of intellectual property and TMT of JSC "Arzinger", lawyer, arbitrator of domain disputes under the UDRP procedure and domain disputes in .UA and .COM.UA under the UA-DRP procedure of the International Center for Arbitration and Mediation of WIPO (Geneva, Switzerland). Has more than 19 years of experience in the field of intellectual property. Taras's area of ​​competence covers all aspects of protection of intellectual property rights (judicial protection, protection against unfair competition, fight against counterfeiting and piracy, alternative dispute resolution procedures, portfolio management of IP objects, etc.), as well as e-commerce, data protection and legal support of clients in the field of media, telecommunications and technologies.
Oksana Kochkodan
Oksana Kochkodan
Partner at Axon Partners. Specialization - personal data protection, telecommunications, contract work in IT. Coach of NaUKMA teams at ELSA Moot Court Competition on WTO Law.
Andriy Udovichenko
Andriy Udovichenko
SRO in Bot & Partners, Notion Pro. Specialization - personal data protection according to GDPR. He has been involved in the Marketing Compliance and GDPR procedures in international product IT companies with more than 20 million users, cryptocurrencies and companies with sensitive medical data.
Partners
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Kharkiv IT Cluster
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Listener was trained
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Graduates have contracted in the industry
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The company participated in certification
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Lectures were read by top US companies
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About the program

IT courses for lawyers: practical skills from leading experts.

The profession of a programmer has long been at the peak of popularity and the number of offers to pass IT courses in Kharkiv is only growing. The rapid development of the IT industry in Ukraine leads to the expansion of the industry, where not only developers and testers, but a full-fledged team to support IT business is in demand. Kyiv and Kharkiv are leading in terms of IT market size, therefore IT courses in Kyiv enjoy the same popularity.

IT Law courses are an excellent opportunity to keep pace with the times because today, the IT lawyer is in demand in a huge number of directions, from the structuring of IT business and ending with the protection of intellectual property in IT products of the company.

That is why IT courses will be needed for:

- lawyers who want to learn the subtleties of IT sphere in Ukraine, get useful skills of legal support of IT business,

- the owners, CEO of IT companies that plan to develop, enter the international market and be aware of the legal issues of the company's activities.

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