Baker McKenzie assisted Monsanto
Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office provided full legal support to Monsanto, which has now become a part of Bayer group, on all stages of the seeds processing facility construction project in Ukraine.
The largest of its kind in Ukraine, the seeds processing facility was officially opened on 5 September 2018 in Pochuiky, Zhytomyr Region.
The scope of Baker McKenzie’s work included real estate, project financing, and regulatory and competition issues. The Kyiv team supported the project for more than five years, stating from its very inception. Our lawyers conducted legal due diligence, advised on various legal issues relating to construction, land, project financing, regulatory permits and licenses, as well as assisted in obtaining AMCU approvals for the project, and more.
Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv team was led by the Kyiv office’s managing partner Serhiy Piontkovsky, partner Hennadiy Voytsitskyi who acted as a project manager, and partner Oksana Simonova, with key input from associate Elmaz Abkhairova, and expert input from senior associates Hanna Shtepa and Olha Mikheieva and associates Anna Smyrnova and Khrystyna Knygynytska.