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Limitation period

During what period of time following execution of a construction contract may a party to that agreement bring a claim in the courts for breach of contract?



Under Ukrainian law, the general limitation period which is also applicable to breaches of construction contracts amounts to three years from the moment when the parties whose rights were violated, became aware of such violation. In addition, the Commercial Code of Ukraine sets forth specific limitation periods which are applicable to breaches of construction contracts connected to the performance of works with insufficient quality from one year (regarding defects of non-capital structures) to 30 years (regarding compensation of losses occurred as the result of the illegal actions of a contractor which caused destruction and damage).