Annual Survey of International & Comparative Law


This article gives an overview of some of the problems in the sphere of revision of private law in Ukraine to assure the transformation of its economy from planned principles to a free market economy. The article discusses the main scholarly debates on the codification of private law in Ukraine. These debates present arguments for different means of codification in Ukraine. The article also undertakes a limited comparison of codifications in other countries. The author proffers suggestions as to how to overcome the codification crisis in Ukraine, and to facilitate legal reforms to make Ukraine a part of the civilized world.