The author made a research of the peculiarities of the legal regulation of selfregulatory organizations in Ukraine and several foreign countries. On the basis of comparative analysis the author mentions specific features of self-regulatory organizations,
which helps to distinguish these organizations in the system of nongovernmental non-profit corporations. The author analyses the main scientific positions of the leading researchers in the sphere of legal regulation of self-regulatory organizations and other NGOs. The author also made an attempt to summarize the practice of the activity of self-regulatory organizations in Ukraine in order to find out, which kind of non-profit organizations can be named as SRO. On the basis of comparative analysis the author suggested ways of improving the legislation in this sphere in Ukraine.
Keywords: self-regulation, delegated self-regulation, self-regulatory organizations, business activity, professional activity