AVELLUM advised Dobrobut on investment by Horizon Capital

AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Dobrobut and its shareholders on the disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital. AVELLUM advised Dobrobut on various aspects of the deal structuring and negotiated the transaction documents, as well as coordinated completion of the entire transaction. Dobrobut is a network of clinics and medical […]

AVELLUM advised ICU on sale of 50% stake in 11 solar park projects

AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU) on the complex M&A transaction involving:sale to VR Capital Group of 50% stake in a holding company owing 11 solar plants; establishment of a joint venture between ICU and VR Capital Group. AVELLUM provided full legal support to ICU in negotiating and signing of […]

Eterna Law represented Soufflet Negoce SA

Eterna Law has successfully represented Soufflet Negoce SA in the Supreme Court of Ukraine in the process of recognition and enforcement of a disclosure order issued by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales The application successfully went through the court of the first instance and court of appeal, until it was finally […]

Ilyashev & Partners protected the interests of Lifelong Meditech Private Limited

Ilyashev & Partners International Trade Practice team, headed by partner Olena Omelchenko, has protected the interests of a large Indian manufacturer of sterile hypodermic single use syringes Lifelong Meditech Private Limited in the anti-dumping investigation on imports into Ukraine of syringes originating from the Republic of India, the Republic of Turkey and the People’s Republic […]

INTEGRITES opts for more ILFs’ partner hires

Partners of the Kyiv office of the international law firm Jeantet Illya Tkachuk and Igor Krasovskiy joined INTEGRITES, bringing the total of the firm’s partners to 19 across 6 offices. The arrival of new partners along with their teams will reinforce M&A and Finance capabilities of INTEGRITES and will establish the firm’s French Desk. This […]

EY Ukraine advised Horizon Capital

EY Ukraine advised Horizon Capital in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Ajax Systems. The investment was realized through the purchase of a part of existing shares of Ajax Systems by a new Horizon Capital fund – Emerging Europe Growth Fund III, LP (EEGF III). Ajax Systems is Europe’s leading manufacturer of […]

AVELLUM represented international inspection company in ICAC arbitration

AVELLUM secured a favourable award for the client in the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (“ICAC”) for a total amount of almost USD 200,000. AVELLUM represented a major international inspection company in a dispute against a global oil trading company, which refused to pay for the Surveyor’s services. […]

Baker McKenzie advised on the sale of a Ukrainian artificial intelligence startup

The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie represented the sellers of Septa Communications (trading as Captain Growth), a Ukrainian AI startup, in its acquisition by Perion Network Ltd, an Israeli adtech company listed on NASDAQ and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Andrii Finogin, senior associate at Baker McKenzie, represented Dmytro Bilash and Dmytro Plieshakov, the startup’s co-founders, in the […]

CMS advised Scatec Solar

CMS advised Scatec Solar on its acquisition of a 120MW solar power project from a Ukrainian company SM Invest & Construction. Scatec Solar is an integrated independent solar power producer, delivering affordable, rapidly deployable and sustainable clean energy worldwide. CMS team advising Scatec was led by energy partner Vitaliy Radchenko, with key support provided by […]

AVELLUM advised EBRD on infrastructure financing to Negabarit-Service

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with a senior secured loan of up to EUR 2.6 million to Negabarit-Service LLCa Ukrainian leader in the oversized and complex auto cargo transportations. The loan will help financing the Company’s investment programme for the acquisition of up […]

Avellum advised on IBRD-supported financing for Ukraine

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with two syndicated EUR-denominated facilities arranged by Deutsche Bank in December 2018 and March 2019 for the total amount equivalent to approximately USD1 billion. Both facilities benefited from a policy-based guarantee from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. […]

Wolf Theiss acted for Sompo International

Wolf Theiss advised a major international insurance company, Sompo International, on the M&A warranty and indemnity insurance transaction for the acquisition of the Aladdin shopping and entertainment center. Located in one of the densely populated neighbourhoods of Kyiv, Ukraine, and having a total area of over 16,000 m2, Aladdin was purchased by the Ukrainian Commercial […]

Yevgen Solovyov appointed as a partner at Ilyashev & Partners

Yevgen Solovyov, attorney, insolvency receiver. He has been working at Ilyashev & Partners since 1999. The main Yevgen’s areas of specialization are corporate law, M&A, compliance practice and business protection. In addition, Yevgen advises on corporate restructuring matters, defence against hostile takeovers, corporate disputes, fire damage cases, and criminal law. Yevgen provided legal support regarding […]

CMS advised on sale of one of Kyiv’s largest shopping malls

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in Kyiv has advised leading international real estate investment fund, Meyer Bergman, on the Ukrainian and English law aspects of its sale of the Aladdin Shopping Mall in Kyiv, one of the biggest and most popular malls in Ukraine. The CMS team was led by Graham Conlon, Kyiv managing partner […]

AVELLUM advised solar power plant developer

AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company, which owns the underlying assets to develop a 120MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser. AVELLUM […]

Baker McKenzie acted as lead legal counsel to MHP SE

The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie acted as lead legal counsel to MHP SE, a leading international agro-industrial group, on its acquisition of PerutninaPtuj, international meat-processing company and the largest producer of poultry meat and poultry meat products in Southeast Europe. Baker McKenzie’s team was led by Viacheslav Yakymchuk, partner in the Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office […]

AVELLUM advised Kernel

AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to its longstanding client Kernel Holding S.A. on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine worth, based on the enterprise value, USD 64 million. AVELLUM provided legal support to Kernel in negotiating and signing of the transaction documents, as well as in the completion of […]

AVELLUM advised MTB Bank and Bank Center on merger

AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel on the merger of PJSC MTB Bank and PJSC Commercial Bank Center. The merger was conducted under a simplified procedure introduced by the Law of Ukraine On Simplifying Reorganisation and Capitalisation Procedures for Banks, which became effective on 29 April 2017. As a result of the merger, MTB Bank became […]

Aequo advised Posco Daewoo

Aequo advised Posco Daewoo with over USD 21 billion annual revenue, regarding Ukrainian law matters in connection with the acquisition of a grain export terminal located in Mykolaiv,. With the mentioned deal, Posco Daewoo will become the first Korean firm operating a grain terminal overseas, thus exercising control over the entire supply chain of grain […]

Pavlo Byelousov promoted to partner at Aequo

Aequo is delighted to announce the promotion of Pavlo Byelousov, head of International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation, to its partnership, effective as of 1 January 2019. Pavlo has 14 years of hands-on experience in investment, commercial and energy-related disputes, and has been instrumental in building up the firm’s international arbitration and cross-border litigation practices since […]

Sayenko Kharenko boosts IP practice

Sayenko Kharenko is pleased to announce the recruitment of a four-strong team from the leading Ukrainian IP boutique. Yaroslav Ognevyuk is the new head of Sayenko Kharenko’s IP practice. He is a recognized IP authority in Ukraine and has extensive experience advising clients on all types of IP-related issues with a special focus on IP […]

Aequo advised Dragon Capital on the acquisition of a stake in Ciklum

AEQUO advised Dragon Capital, one of the leading private equity investors in Ukraine, on acquisition of a stake in Ciklum. Ciklum is a leading global IT-company, founded in 2002. Ciklum has 3,000+ developers, designers, product managers and data scientists around the world building tailored digital solutions that leverage emerging technologies. AEQUO project team included partner […]

Asters advised Emer Group Limited

Asters has acted as a counsel to Emer Group Limited in connection with the recent sale of its 6.99% stake in Joint Stock Company Farmak, the largest pharmaceutical producer in Ukraine. Asters team involved in the matter consisted of partner Iryna Pokanay and counsel Gabriel Aslanian.

AVELLUM advised PrJSC Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina

AVELLUM advised the client on minorities squeeze-out procedure followed by the successful corporate reorganisation of  Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina  from a private joint stock company to a limited liability company. The firm supported the client on corporate law issues arising out of this complex transaction. The project enabled the client to significantly streamline its corporate […]

PwC Legal Ukraine attorneys represented Syngenta in a dispute with tax authority

PwC Legal Ukraine developed and implemented a winning strategy in a court case that involved a failure to refund an overpaid corporate profits tax by Ukraine’s central tax authority as well as its blatant disregard of the taxpayer’s legitimate demands to issue a refund notice (a statutory document) and forward it to the National Treasury. […]

Oleksandr Fefelov appointed as partner at Ilyashev & Partners

Oleksandr Fefelov, the Head of Antitrust and Competition Practice, appointed as partner at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm. Oleksandr has been heading the Antitrust and Competition Practice of Ilyashev & Partners since 2010. Under his management the firm’s practice has gained international recognition and was awarded the Legal Award 2018. Oleksandr Fefelov is an attorney […]

Sayenko Kharenko announces new partner promotion

Sayenko Kharenko is delighted to announce the appointment of Maksym Nazarenko as a new partner in the firm’s antitrust & competition practice. Mr Nazarenko has more than 17 years of professional experience, over ten of which he dedicated to Sayenko Kharenko specializing in antitrust and competition matters, corporate law and real estate. During this time, […]

Ilyashev & Partners advised IATA on launching EasyPay in Ukraine

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm was appointed as Ukrainian legal advisor on regulatory issues concerning introduction by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association for airlines headquartered in Canada, of a new payment system EasyPay between its member airlines and travel agents. Senior partner Roman Marchenko, who heads firm’s top-notch Aviation Practice team, […]

AVELLUM promoted Vadim Medvedev to tax partner

AVELLUM announced the promotion of Vadim Medvedev to partner effective from 1 January 2019. Vadim leads the firm’s tax practice and has an outstanding track record in the areas of international tax planning, transaction structuring, and succession planning matters. Vadim is also highly praised for successfully representing clients in tax litigation cases. Vadim is well regarded for […]

Asters advised IFCon restructuring deal with Mriya

Asters has acted as a legal counsel to International Finance Corporation in connection with its recent restructuring deal with the Mriya group. Overall, the restructuring negotiations and procedures took up to 20 months. Asters team’s advisory role covered multiple dimensions, including developing the legal and tax models of the deal, evaluation of different options, negotiating […]

Dentons advised DTEK Renewables

Dentons acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables in relation to the implementation of the Orlovka Wind Farm project, in particular by providing legal support during contract negotiations with Vestas, a supplier of the equipment and the EPC contractor for the project. Orlovka Wind Farm is DTEK’s third project in the wind power sector with […]

Aequo defended interests of Pilot Group’s TV Production Companies

Aequo dispute resolution team has successfully defended interests of Pilot Group’s TV production companies by conclusion settlement agreements. The case was dealing with unlawful transfer of funds from the Companies’ accounts to the accounts of private entrepreneurs without the knowledge and consent of the Companies’ management for the allegedly provided consulting services. The circumstances of the […]

AVELLUM advised largest Ukrainian brick manufacturer on restructuring and refinancing of its debt

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Private Joint Stock Company with Foreign Investments Slobozhanska Budivelna Keramika (SBK) in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of SBK’s debt, valued at approximately EUR 20 million. Atlas Advisors, an independent investment banking firm, acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the SBK’s shareholders in connection with […]

AVELLUM advised EBRD on first financing of academic institution in Ukraine

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development  in connection with a senior secured loan of up to EUR1.3 million to Private Higher Educational Establishment Kyiv Medical University . The loan will be used by KMU to expand its dentistry and pharmacy education programs through the acquisition of […]

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and Asters score for Oschadbank

Asters has acted as local Ukrainian counsel to JSC Oschadbank, one of the largest financial institutions in the country, in connection with its claim against the Russian Federation for recovery of compensation as a result of the total loss of its investments in Crimea, with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP acting as the lead […]

Baker McKenzie advised on the sale of the Ukrainian laboratory operations of Invitro

Baker McKenzie advised Invitro on the sale of it’s Ukrainian laboratory operations to Medicover. The deal was signed on 17 October 2018. The operations consist of about 60 blood-drawing points (BDPs) and one laboratory, focused on eastern and central Ukraine. The transaction is expected to be closed in early 2019. The transaction is subject to […]

Dentons advised BNP Paribas and a syndicate of international banks

Dentons advised BNP Paribas and a syndicate of international banks on the extension and increase to USD 500,000,000 of a pre-export secured revolving facility to Ferrexpo.  Dentons’ cross-border team from offices was led by London partner Evgenia Laurson and Kyiv partner Natalia Selyakova and included Nadiya Shylienkova, counsel, Kyiv, Dennis Montgomery, counsel, Moscow, Olga Sokolova, […]

PwC Legal Ukraine and Linklaters advised Guala Closures S.p.A. on the issue of bonds

PwC Legal Ukraine and Linklaters have successfully advised Guala Closures S.p.A. on the issue of international bonds for EUR 455 million maturing in 2024 and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. PwC Legal Ukraine worked alongside Linklaters UK and Italy offices on Ukrainian law related matters, while Linklaters was the lead legal advisor to Guala […]

Aequo announces expansion of its management team

Aequoannounced promotion of senior associates Bohdan Dmukhovskyy and Michael Lukashenko to counsels. Bohdan Dmukhovskyy, counsel, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, has an extensive experience in advising financial services companies, including banks, international payment systems, insurance companies, professional securities markets participants on various financial services and corporate law matters. He possesses top-notch experience in complex international […]

ADER HABER conducted real estate due diligence for Dragon Capital

Dragon Capital acquired Horizon Park Business Center, the largest business park in Kiev, which is the largest deal on the Ukrainian office real estate market over the past 10 years.  Horizon Park Business Center has become the seventh and largest property in Dragon Capital’s portfolio, which has expanded over the past year. Horizon Park Business […]

Aequo advised Ipsos

Aequo advised Ipsos, a global market research and consulting firm, on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the acquisition of four global divisions of the GfK Custom Research Business: Customer Experience, Experience Innovation, Health and Public Affairs. The deal results in almost 1,000 GfK’s employees joining Ipsos in 25 countries. The estimated 2018 revenue of […]

Baker McKenzie advised Diligent Capital Partners

Baker McKenzie has assisted with the successful formation of a private equity fund vehicle in Luxembourg and sourcing financing for the joint acquisition of a 16% equity stake in Allseeds S.A. by the Dutch development bank FMO and private equity manager Diligent Capital Partners. The investment was made to realize Allseeds’ expansion plans of adding […]

AVELLUM advised Ukrainian investment firm

AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Investment Capital Ukraine on the establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 34.75 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Kherson Region. AVELLUM provided legal support to ICU in negotiating and signing the transactional documents, as well as in completion of the transaction. The […]

AVELLUM advised Diligent Capital Partners

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Diligent Capital Partners (DCP) in connection with the acquisition of a 16% equity stake in Allseeds SA together with the Dutch Development Bank FMO (FMO). As a result of the transaction, Allseeds obtained financing to implement its ambitious growth strategy that includes the expansion of its oilseed […]

AEQUO advised EBRD on USD 20 million secured loan to Astarta Group

AEQUO acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with USD 20 million secured loan granted to Ukrainian subsidiaries of Astarta Group. The proceeds from the loan will be utilized for Astarta working capital needs. Astarta is going to employ modern IT solutions necessary for the precision […]

Wolf Theiss – legal counsel to Munich RE

Wolf Theiss Kyiv together with colleagues from Wolf Theiss Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia acted as a legal counsel to Munich RE (Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft) in M&A transaction for the sale of its insurance subsidiaries in Ukraine and other CEE countries. Wolf Theiss provided Munich RE with full legal support in all transactional matters and […]

Dentons Kyiv advised Natixis

Dentons provided legal advice Natixis, a French corporate and investment bank, with regard to the Ukrainian law requirements for carrying out certain banking transactions, regulatory and banking and finance law matters. Dentons team in Ukraine was led by partner Natalia Selyakova with significant input from counsel Nadiya Shylienkova and sssociates Artem Lukyanov and Alla Kushnirenko.

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 […]

Asters defended interests of PrivatBank

Asters defended the interests of PrivatBank CB JSC in a dispute with Pivdenmedbiosintez Design and Survey Institute JSC before the Commercial Cassation Court of the Supreme Court. The matter in dispute was the property guarantor’s claims to declare illegal the NBU’s omission and to oblige PrivatBank CB JSC to transfer over UAH 2 billion. On […]

Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding

Sayenko Kharenko has advised Mriya Agro Holding for several years in connection with USD 1.1 billion debt restructuring. 13 unsecured bank credits, 7 suppliers’ credits, 1 ECP programme and 2 issues of Eurobonds were restructured in a single secured debt instrument. Due to this unprecedented restructuring, the total debt of the new Mriya Group has decreased […]

Sayenko Kharenko advised the European Fund for Southeast Europe

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) in connection with Ukrainian hryvnia financing equivalent to EUR 10 million to PJSC Kredobank, a Ukrainian subsidiary of Poland’s largest bank – PKO Bank Polski S.A. The transaction included the purchase of UAH 250 million local corporate bonds of Kredobank, which makes it […]

Ilyashev & Partners advised Cryptagio Exchange Platform

Tallinn office of Ilyashev & Partners advised Cryptagio – a licensed Estonian platform for cryptocurrency exchange – on issues related to business operations and business development. Services rendered by the law firm include legal support and counseling in business structuring, cooperation with financial institutions, ensuring compliance with AML/KYC provisions of European and Estonian legislation, risk […]

Asters acted as local Ukrainian counsel for Ukraine in Eurobond dispute with Russia

Asters acted as local Ukrainian legal counsel for Ukraine in the USD 3 billion Eurobond dispute with Russia where Ukraine has scored an important victory. The English Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in the latest hearing of the ongoing dispute commenced by the Trustee, The Law Debenture Trust Corporation plc, against Ukraine regarding […]

Sayenko Kharenko helped Safège-Suez Consulting reach settlement with Ukrainian state body

Sayenko Kharenko’s international arbitration team has represented the interests of Safège-Suez Consulting in reaching agreement with the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities on completion of payment for consultancy services provided within the framework of the district heating regulatory reform support program funded by the World Bank. The contract price equaled […]

Ilyashev & Partners defended the interests of Ukrainian state-owned enterprise in Russia

Ilyashev & Partners represented the State Enterprise Ukrinterenergo in a dispute with the Russian state-owned CJSC Inter RAO UES regarding supply of Russian electricity to the temporarily occupied territories of Luhansk and Donetsk Regions. “Despite the absolutely biased decision of the ICAC at the Russian Chamber of Commerce, as a result of which the Ukrainian […]

Eterna Law – legal advisor to Gamma Solar Holding

Gamma Solar Holding, European solar energy projects operator and investor, is commencing investment into the development of a solar power station project with a capacity 2,3 MW in Vinnytsia Region. Eterna Law team of lawyers led by Maksym Uslystyi, partner, head of alternative energy practice, acted as  legal advisor to Gamma Solar in Ukraine. Maksym […]

Asters advised EBRD on USD 15 million financing to Modern-Expo Group

Asters acted as a legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in connection with its USD 15 million financing to Modern-Expo Group, one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of fixtures and equipment for retail stores and warehouses in Central and Eastern Europe. A seven-year loan will be used to increase […]

Axon Partners and Oksana Kobzar Law Office announced merger

Against the backdrop of huge mergers, it was a backstage and private one. And now there are offices of the teal law company in three largest tech centers of Ukraine: Kyiv, Lviv, and Kharkiv. The name of the merged company is Axon Partners. This merger has an efficient goal beyond increasing the number of lawyers […]

CMS advised on high-profile TIP Trailer Services sale

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has advised HNA Group, a global conglomerate focused on aviation, tourism, logistics and financial services, on the sale of TIP Trailer Services to I Squared Capital, an independent global infrastructure investment manager. Since its founding in 1993, HNA Group has evolved from a regional airline based on Hainan Island in […]

Kinstellar advised IFU on a loan to Kness Group

Kinstellar has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), an agency of the Government of Denmark, in connection with a secured EUR 5.75 million loan facility to Kness Group, a Ukraine’s leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) group of companies. The IFU’s loan facility will support the development, construction […]

DLA Piper advised Atlantic Agro Holdings and DUI Holding

DLA Piper has advised Atlantic Agro Holdings and DUI Holding on the sale of three companies: Kyiv Atlantic Ukraine (KAU), Atlantic Farms and Atlantic Farms II, which together formed Kyiv Atlantic Group, a grain, oil seed and vegetable protein processing agroholding. Located in Kyiv Oblast’s KAU has been operating in Ukraine for 28 years. Kyiv […]

ANK Team advised Port Operator of Odesa Port

Law Firm ANK acted as the legal counsel to the port operator of Odesa Sea Port in the project related to conclusion of lease agreements for land plots transferred for the purpose of realization of the investment project for construction of a grain transshipment complex. As a result, lease agreements for nine land plots located […]

Asters and EPAP Ukraine announced merger

Asters and EPAP Ukraine will merge on 1 October  2018.  The combined firm will have offices in Kyiv and Washington, D.C. and will be Ukraine’s largest with 26 partners and more than 140 associates. The firm’s total headcount will include 250 employees. The firm will be managed by a committee of three partners: Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Serhii Sviriba, and Armen Khachaturyan. […]

New brand Danevych.Law appeared on the market

On 1 August 2018 a leading legal practice in life sciences area in Ukraine appeared under new name of Danevych.Law. The team of Danevych.Law speaks pharmaceutical, clinical trials and healthcare languages fluently and is dedicated to assisting leading global life sciences companies and pharma/clinical trials business associations. Danevych.Law is focused on advising clients on regulatory, compliance & […]

Aequo defended interests of Pilot Group’s TV Production Companies

Aequo’s dispute resolution team has successfully defended interests of Pilot Group’s TV production companies in a dispute over the invalidation of transactions and the collection of unreasonably received funds. The case concerned unlawful transfer of funds from the accounts of the companies without the management’s knowledge and consent to the accounts of private entrepreneurs (PEs) […]

Vasil Kisil & Partners defended Rost Agro in UAH 63 mln Tax Dispute

Vasil Kisil & Partners has successfully represented Rost Agro, one of the largest seed producers and exporters in Ukraine, in a tax dispute. In May 2017, taxation bodies imposed more than UAH 63 million of penalties on the company for alleged failure to observe the time limits of payments in foreign economic activities. The company […]

DLA Piper contributes in launching SMART-MONEY service by Kyivstar

DLA Piper Ukraine acted as a legal counsel by phasing-in of SMART-MONEY service – fast, convenient and secure way of online payments provided by Kyivstar. The DLA Piper Ukraine team advised on the incorporation of Starmoney being subsidiary of Kyivstar as a financial institution and on obtaining a license for money transfer. The team also […]

Vasil Kisil & Partners advised on sale of 51% share in Spectr-Agro

On 11 July 2018 Sumitomo Corporation, Spectr-Agro LLC and Spectr-Agrotekhnika signed an agreement for acquisition by Sumitomo of 51% share in Spectr-Agro. Vasil Kisil & Partners advised Spectr-Agro on all matters of the transaction, including tax and corporate structuring of the group, vendor due diligence of the companies and their assets for disclosure purposes, negotiations […]

AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners announce combination

AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners announced that two law firms have agreed to combine effective 9 July 2018. This strategic combination brings together renowned transactional practice of AVELLUM and experienced dispute resolution practice of A.G.A. Partners. Both firms see the new firm as a natural combination of best practices and teams on the Ukrainian legal market. […]

Ukrainian Law Firms 2018. A Handbook for Foreign Clients is now available in print

Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing publishes its annual market research Ukrainian Law Firms 2018. A Handbook for Foreign Clients. The Handbook provides a legislative review and in-depth research of the country’s legal services market. The publication covers: Recent developments and the prospects of the Ukrainian legal services market; Monitoring of notable public transactions throughout 2017; Review of […]

Sayenko Kharenko promoted Sergiy Smirnov to partner

Sayenko Kharenko announced the promotion of Sergiy Smirnov to the firm’s partnership effective from 2 July 2018. Sergiy becomes a partner after heading up the firm’s white collar criminal defence practice as a counsel since 2016. His practice spans all aspects of domestic corporate, fraud and business crime, internal investigations and litigation matters. He boasts […]

Baker McKenzie announced promotion of Olha Demianiuk to partner

The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie announced that counsel Olha Demianiuk has been promoted to Partner. This promotion has brought the total number of Baker McKenzie partners in Kyiv to 10. Olha has been appointed as a partner of the Corporate M&A Practice Group. In her new capacity, she will continue to lead the Healthcare Industry Group […]

DLA Piper advised Haas Group

DLA Piper advised Haas Group on the global sale of their global group headquartered in Austria to a Swiss company, Bühler AG. Christoph Mager, partner and corporate practice head at DLA Piper’s office in Vienna, Austria, was leading the international advisory team which involved DLA Piper offices in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, […]

Asters advised IFC on USD 17 million financing to Agrofusion

Asters acted as a Ukrainian law counsel to International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in connection with USD 17 million loan to Agrofusion, the largest tomato paste and industrial tomato producer in Ukraine. IFC is providing a long-term corporate loan to finance the Agrofusion’s 2018-2019 expansion and debt refinancing program. […]

Vasil Kisil & Partners advised on opening new Auchan store

A new Auchan Zorianyi in Dnipro has joined this spring 2018 the Auchan hypermarket chain in Ukraine. Vasil Kisil & Partners acted as legal advisor to Auchan Ukraine on obtaining the lease of the premises. Before deciding on the location for the supermarket, the firm’s lawyers conducted a legal due diligence review of the shopping […]

Axon Partners supported USD 37 million ICO for Money Token project

Money Token is a financial ecosystem where you can get a hard-currency loan secured by BTC/ETH or other cryptocurrencies basically worldwide. The firm has been providing legal support for the project since its beginning. Working together with the client the team has built corporate, tax, and financial structures, prepared the set of documents for token […]

CMS advised Scatec Solar on developing solar power plants in Ukraine

CMS has advised Scatec Solar ASA (Scatec Solar), a Norway-based solar power producer, on securing two solar projects in the Cherkassy Region of Ukraine. The projects, with a capacity of 33 MW and 50 MW, will be the first step towards developing a larger portfolio of solar power plants in the country for Scatec Solar. CMS team […]

Asters advised IFC on USD 30 million financing to Astarta

Asters acted as a Ukrainian law counsel to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in connection with a USD 30 million loan to Astarta, a leading agricultural producer in Ukraine. IFC financial support will fund the company’s two-year investment program aimed at increasing the resource efficiency of its processing plants and the productivity of its farming […]

Asters advised International Finance Corporation

Asters acted as a Ukrainian law counsel to International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in connection with up to USD 12.5 million loan to Nyva Pereyaslavshchyny, a leading Ukrainian pork producer. IFC is providing long-term debt financing to support Nyva’s investment program, which includes constructing a new meat-processing facility that will […]

AVELLUM advised Nordcurrent

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Nordcurrent on the acquisition of Blam! Games Studios. AVELLUM advised Nordcurrent on the structuring of the transaction and preparation of the acquisition documents, as well as on the preparation of the employment contract for the Ukrainian CEO. AVELLUM also provided an extensive advice on the structuring of the […]

AEQUO acted as a counsel to EBRD

AEQUO has advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on the Ukrainian law matters associated with the transaction on the acquisition of its borrower – Ergopack LLC by Sarantis Group. Sarantis AEQUO’s advisory role to EBRD included legal assistance in drafting and negotiating the transaction documents from the Ukrainian legal perspective, including the shares […]


AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development  in connection with a senior secured loan of up to EUR9.5 million to  LLC Nova Poshta This is one of the first UAH/EUR multi-currency loan extended to a Ukrainian company by EBRD. The loan employs innovative UAH/EUR multi-currency mechanics aimed […]

AVELLUM – legal counsel to Investment Capital Ukraine

AVELLUM acted as legal counsel to Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU) on the establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 63.8 MW solar power plant in Khmelnytskyi Region. AVELLUM provided legal support to ICU in negotiating and signing the transactional documents, as well as in completion of the transaction. AVELLUM also […]

Dentons advised NEFCO and IFU

Dentons acted as legal counsel to the Danish Investment Fund for Developing countries (IFU) and the Northern Environmental Financial Corporation (NEFCO) in connection with an equity agreement for the construction of a 36 MWp solar plant in the Lviv region in Western Ukraine. Yavoriv Energy Park will be constructed near the village of Ternovytsa in […]

Aequo defended interests of leading British Airline

Aequo lawyers won a lawsuit in the Circuit Administrative Court of Kyiv city representing leading British Airline against the State Aviation Service to declare illegal and invalidate resolutions on imposition of fines for violations in the field of civil aviation. The resolutions were taken by the State Aviation Service for allegedly committed flights to the […]

Asters advised VR Capital Group

Asters acted as a legal counsel to VR Capital Group on the acquisition of 50% of Matlomenius Holdings Ltd (Cyprus) from ICU, an independent asset management, private equity and investment advisory firm specialising in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe. Matlomenius Holdings Ltd is an owner of PodilskEnergo, which is building a 60 […]

Sayenko Kharenko advised on the largest refinancing by Ukrainian corporate

Sayenko Kharenko acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis and UniCredit, joint bookrunners of the USD 1.592 million Eurobond issue by Metinvest B.V. The issue of Eurobonds was divided into two tranches: USD 944.5 million bonds due 2023 and USD 647.7 million bonds due 2026. The issue was coupled with the cash tender […]

Kinstellar advises Marriott in connection with the opening of Aloft Kiev Hotel

Kinstellar has acted as Ukrainian counsel to International Hotel Licensing Company S.a r.l., a subsidiary of Marriott International, in connection with the opening of Aloft Kiev, the first managed hotel of Marriott International in Ukraine. Kinstellar advised Marriott International on the real estate, contract, corporate, competition and exchange controls aspects of the matter. Kinstellar also […]

Asters advised Nestlé

Asters provided legal advice to Nestlé, one of the world’s largest food and beverage company, in obtaining merger clearances from the Ukrainian competition authority in connection with: the acquisition of Atrium Innovations, a global leader in nutritional health products, from a group of investors led by Permira Funds for USD 2.3 billion in cash; the […]

Dentons advised DTEK Renewables B.V.

Dentons acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables B.V. on the implementation of a project for the construction of a solar power plant (SES) with an established capacity of 200 MW in Nikopol district (Dnipropetrovsk region). The project cost is estimated at EUR 230 million. Agreements for the design, construction, installation and supply of the […]

Asters advised BSTDB

Asters acted as a legal counsel to the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) in connection with its USD 20 million financing to Concern Galnaftogaz, a leading Ukrainian petroleum retailer company. A seven-year loan will assist the company to expand and upgrade its network of gas filling stations and meet its working capital needs. […]

Asters advised Anadolu Efes

Asters acted as a Ukrainian legal counsel to Anadolu Efes Biracilik Ve Malt Sanayii A.Ş. (Anadolu Efes), one of the world’s largest brewing companies, and Efes Ukraine PrJSC, its Ukrainian subsidiary, in connection with the merger of businesses of Anadolu Efes and Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. (AB InBev) in Ukraine and Russia. The largest deal in […]

CMS advised ING on USD 30 million revolving facilities to Astarta

CMS has advised ING, one of its key clients, in connection with a bilateral USD 30 million revolving facilities to Astarta group for their export operations. The financing included USD 25 million pre-export revolving loan facility and USD 5 million multicurrency uncommitted guarantee/ letter of credit issuances revolving credit facility, both extended for a three […]

AEQUO strengthens IT Industry Group

AEQUO is pleased to announce bolstering of IT Practice. Mykyta Polatayko who has joined the firm is appointed as the head of IT industry group. The strengthening of the practice is based on continued client demand for our IT law services. Mykyta Polatayko is a leading IT lawyer in Ukraine, advising established multinationals and early […]

Asters advised CMEC

Asters acted as a legal counsel to China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), one of the largest Chinese state-owned construction and engineering companies, in connection with signing a contract with DTEK, Ukraine’s largest private power producer, for the construction of a solar power plant in Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk Region). The project cost is estimated at EUR 230 […]

MHP SE announced Eurobond closing

The Kiev office of Baker McKenzie acted as Ukrainian law counsel for J.P. Morgan Securities plc, ING Bank N.V. and UBS Limited as joint lead-managers with respect to the issue of USD 550 million 6.95% notes due 2026 by MHP Lux S.A. MHP Lux S.A. is a member of the MHP (Myronivskyi Hliboprodukt) Group, a […]

AEQUO advised DebtX

AEQUO advised DebtX Ukraine, a Ukrainian subsidiary of The Debt Exchange, Inc. – one of the leading global marketplaces for non-performing loans purchase & sale transactions – on its qualification with the Deposit Guarantee Fund. As a result of such qualification DebtX Ukraine got qualified to render the following services to the DGF within the […]

ADER HABER strengthens its team of experts by appointing Oleksandr Udovychenko

Oleksandr Udovychenko has over 27 years of legal experience, working for 19 years as judge of the Kharkiv Regional Commercial Court, Kharkiv Commercial Court of Appeal, and, in particular, working from 2004 to 2018 as a judge of the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine. In his practice, Mr. Udovychenko paid considerable attention to the issues […]

Key features of the newly adopted Law On Privatization

Baker McKenzie acted as the legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine in connection with reform of the legal framework to achieve more efficient, transparent and straightforward rules for privatization in Ukraine. Managing partner Serhiy Piontkovsky led the Kyiv office team on the project, […]

Maria Tsabal joined AVELLUM as a counsel at finance practice

Maria Tsabal joined AVELLUM as a counsel at AVELLUM’s finance practice. In her new role, she will focus on cross-border finance transactions. Maria specialises in a variety of banking and finance transactions related to financing of Ukrainian corporate and banking entities (corporate lending and project finance, syndicated secured and unsecured lending, acquisition finance, pre-export and […]

Dentons promoted four new counsel in Ukraine

On 21 March 2018  Dentons has announced the promotion of four lawyers in Kiev to the position of counsel. Oksana Horban is an Intellectual Property and Technology lawyer with more than 15 years’ experience in intellectual property law. She concentrates her practice on various IP issues, including filing, prosecution, due diligence and IP-related litigation. She […]

Dentons achieves victory for BIIR

Dentons successfully represented Bojer Innovativ Ingeniør Rådgivning (BIIR), a leading engineering consulting company in Aarhus, Denmark, in connection with a lawsuit regarding the ownership of the client’s property in Odessa. In spring 2017, BIIR acquired a property in Odessa for USD 400,000 for the construction of a new office. In summer 2017, the building was […]

New TMT Industry Group in Kiev

Oleksiy Stolyarenko, a senior associate in the IP practice group, was appointed as the head and coordinator of the IT/TMT industry group in Baker McKenzie  Kiev office. Oleksiy Stolyarenko is an experienced IP and IT lawyer, has represented major international tech companies and worked on most of the major tech, media or telecom transactions in Ukraine […]

Victoria Gardens shopping mall changes owner

Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office advised Phoenix-Capital LLC on the multi-tiered sale transaction of Victoria Gardens shopping centre, the largest shopping mall in Western Ukraine, to Dragon Capital. Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv team was led by managing partner Serhiy Piontkovsky, with key input from senior associate Andrii Grebonkin and associate Elmaz Abkhairova.

AVELLUM advised ING Bank

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to ING Bank N.V. in connection with two secured pre-export revolving loan facilities with the total value of USD 25 million  to Agroprosperis Group. The loan proceeds are intended to be used for the purchase of Ukrainian agricultural commodies (including wheat, corn, sunflower seeds, barley, rapeseed, and soybean) in the […]

Interlegal opened the office in Constanta

Interlegal presents the new partner – Virgil Nita, the Romanian practice manager. Law firm expansion in Black Sea Region resulted in opening the new office in Constanta. Interlegal new office will facilitate more effective legal support for the Romanian clients in international trade and sea transportation. Interlegal renders proper services to the Romanian business in […]

AVELLUM advised Ukrzaliznytsia

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to PJSC Ukrainian Railway (Ukrzaliznytsia) on a USD1 billion collaboration with General Electric Company (GE). The project aims at renovating and modernising the locomotive fleet of Ukrzaliznytsia through a long-term joint collaboration for the supply of up to 225 new locomotives and modernisation of 75 currently operating locomotives. […]

AVELLUM advised Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the state-guaranteed USD 250 million loan extended to State Enterprise National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom”. The loan is funded through the issuance of loan participation notes in the United States capital markets, arranged by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & […]

Spenser & Kauffmann announced new promotions

In 2018  Spenser & Kauffmann  strengthened the team with the appointment of Nickolas Likhachоv as a partner and head of Banking & Finance, Asset Tracing & Forensic, Sergiy Pushko as a partner and head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Tamila Aleksyk, as counsel and head of Criminal law practice. Nickolas Likhachov focuses on banking […]

Kinstellar announced partner and counsel promotions

As part of Kinstellar’s announcement of 2018 promotions, Kinstellar Kyiv is  pleased to announce that the firm has promoted Olena Kuchynska to partner and Mykyta Nota to сounsel, effective from 1 January 2018. Olena Kuchynska has 15 years of experience as a lawyer. Olena’s core practices are Energy and M&A/Corporate, where she has been recommended in […]

Asters strengthens its private clients practice

Asters announced that Oleksandr Onufrienko has joined the team as a partner focusing on private clients practice as of 29 January 2018. Oleksandr Onufrienko has extensive experience both in consulting business and in investment services, including working for 20 years as head of legal department at KINTO Investment Banking Firm. Mr. Onufrienko has a PhD […]

Spenser & Kauffmann advised YUYUE HOME TEXTILE

Spenser & Kauffmann acted as a legal adviser to YUYUE HOME TEXTILE СО. LTD, one of the largest Chinese textile producers, in connection with complex business structuring issues in Ukraine. The firm advised YUYUE HOME TEXTILE on developing the optimal market entrance and corporate structure, project financing, as well as legal due diligence of several […]

Asters to strengthen its TMT practice

Asters is further expanding its industry-focused expertise with the addition of Yuriy Kotliarov as a partner in charge of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice effective 24 January 2018. Furthermore, Sergiy Tsyba has joined the firm’s TMT practice as a counsel. Yuriy Kotliarov has extensive work experience both in consulting business and in technology and […]

Vasil Kisil & Partners represented Rele construction company

Vasil Kisil & Partners have successfully represented Rele construction company for the second time in a dispute with the Kyiv City Council related to the premature termination of a land lease agreement. Both the Court of Appeals and the Cassation Court have acknowledged that, after finishing the construction and commissioning of the building, a good-faith […]

AEQUO acted as a counsel to the EBRD

AEQUO advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on the Ukrainian law matters of granting USD 25 million loan to Astarta, Ukraine’s leading agribusiness operator and sugar producer. The proceeds of the loan will be utilized to develop and modernise the existing grain and sugar production infrastructure. AEQUO lawyers assisted with drafting and […]

Ilyashev & Partners represented Mozyrsalt

Ilyashev & Partners’ International Trade Law Practice team represented the interest of Mozyrsalt OJSC, one of the biggest producers of salt extra on post-Soviet territory , in the anti-dumping investigation on imports into Ukraine of white evaporated salt extra packaged into 25 to 50 kg bags and containers of up to 1000 kg originating from Belarus. The […]

AVELLUM advised Deere & Company

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal advisor to Deere & Company on Ukrainian employment matters related to the USD 5.2 billion acquisition of the Wirtgen Group. AVELLUM advised on retention of employees of Ukrainian subsidiary of the Wirtgen Group as well as provided ancillary advice on Ukrainian employment law. Deere announced its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group […]

Asters announced the appointment of Yaroslav Petrov as partner

Asters is delighted to announce that Yaroslav Petrov has been promoted to partner effective 1 January 2018. Yaroslav Petrov joined Asters as Associate in June 2010 and was promoted to counsel in July 2014. Yaroslav holds master of law degree from the Donetsk National University and LL.M in International Arbitration from the Stockholm University. Yaroslav also attended a […]

Arthur Kiyan became an associate partner in Lavrynovych & Partners.

Starting from 1  January  2018 Arthur Kiyan was appointed as  associate partner in Lavrynovych & Partners. Arthur Kiyan is a graduate of the National University of the State Tax Service of Ukraine, Master of Laws. Lawyer and member of the Committee on Mediation of the National Bar Association of Ukraine. Arthur joined Lavrynovych & Partners Law Firm in 2009 […]

Kinstellar advised ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih

Kinstellar has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in connection with a USD 350 million loan facility provided by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The loan to ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih will allow the company to modernise its facilities for sintering and to reline one of the plant’s blast furnaces. The loan facility has […]

CMS advised on landmark transaction which brings P&O Maritime to Ukraine for the first time

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in Kiev has advised SD Capital on the English and Ukrainian law aspects of a joint venture transaction which brings P&O Maritime (owned by DP World Group – one of the worlds’ largest port operators) to Ukraine for the first time.  As part of the transaction, P&O acquired control over the Ukrainian harbour towage company LB Shipping.  The joint venture will […]

AEQUO Advises Industrialbank on the financial restructuring with multiple creditors

AEQUO advised JSCB Industrialbank in the course of restructuring of USD 19.7 million indebtedness under the syndicated loan granted to the Ukrainian borrower Mercury LLC and secured by the mortgage of Kyiv Hotel Khreschatyk. It was the first-ever financial restructuring under the Law of Ukraine On Financial Restructuring involving multiple creditors: JSCB Industrialbank, JSC Express-Bank […]

Konnov & Sozanovsky has announced the strengthening of its Intellectual Property Practice

Konnov & Sozanovsky has announced the strengthening of its Intellectual Property Practice through the accession of ARTEX UKRAINE, an intellectual property services firm. ARTEX UKRAINE successfully operates in Ukraine since 2011. The firm possesses a large clientele, and its team is experienced in providing the Ukrainian and international clients with the services in the area of intellectual property rights […]

Konnov & Sozanovsky represented Microsoft Ukraine

Konnov & Sozanovsky successfully represented Microsoft Ukraine in the UAH 2,38 million labor dispute (approx. USD 90, 000). Having considered the case the Goloseevsky District Court of Kiev dismissed all claims brought against Microsoft Ukraine and its director. Partner Alexey Pokotylo represented Microsoft Ukraine interests before the court.

Evris law firm has completed financial restructuring for PJSC Alfa-Bank

Evris law firm has completed the project on provision of legal support for PJSC Alfa-Bank in the process of financial restructuring of nearly USD 100 million debt. The project is the largest in terms of debt volume, which has been restructured, among all procedures carried out in accordance with the new Law of Ukraine On Financial Restructuring. Evris team […]

New ICO Consulting has launched in Ukraine

As the number of cryptocurrency transactions is growing fast across the world, Brightman Law Firm – new project of Kiev-based lawyers has launched. Brightman is a very unusual law firm for Ukrainian market thanks to its unique focus and expertise in cryptocurrency investments and Initial Coin Offering (ICO).  Brightman provides businesses with a single access point to crypto-investments,renderingtheir clients […]

Arzinger advised Grosso Holding

Arzinger has successfully advised Austrian private equity group Grosso Holding in the course of acquisition of the majority stake in a Ukrainian JV Sanders-Vynohradiv LLC (Sanders-Vynogradiv TOV) from Gebr. Sanders GmbH und Co. KG (Germany), aleading European manufacturer of bedding goods. The Ukrainian transaction is a part of the complex cross-border deal, originating out of the bankruptcy procedure of Gebr. Sanders GmbH und Co. […]

DLA Piper advised McDonald’s

DLA Piper has advised and represented McDonald’s in a recently completed transaction resulted in opening of a new restaurant in Kyiv.  The DLA Piper Ukraine team provided full legal support to McDonald’s in the transaction, which included legal due diligence, advice on various construction regulatory, tax and land issues, structuring of the deal, development of transaction documents, negotiations […]

Dentons provided complex legal advice to BlaBlaCar

Dentons acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to BlaBlaCar, the world’s largest long-distance ridesharing community, in connection with the activity on the Ukrainian market. Dentons team advised as to various complex legal issues of Ukrainian law, including on issues of electronic commerce, data and consumer protection, regulatory requirements, tax, and liability. Dentons team was led by Kiev […]

AVELLUM represented Česká Exportní Banka

AVELLUM successfully represented Česká Exportní Banka, a.s. (“ČEB”) in (i) a number of litigations against a Ukrainian corporate borrower in connection with attempts of illegal transfer of mortgaged real estate assets securing USD 37 million loan and (ii) a sale of the relevant loan and security claims. In the course of the proceedings, AVELLUM assisted ČEB in challenging […]

Asters advised EBRD

Asters acted as a legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in connection with its up to USD 25 million financing to Novus, Ukraine’s major retail chain owned by Lithuanian shareholders. A seven-year loan will be used to finance the expansion of Novus, which is aiming to open a new logistics […]

Vasil Kisil & Partners advised Mellanox Technologies

Vasil Kisil & Partners acted as a legal advisor for Mellanox Technologies, a major supplier of hardware for data centers and software developer. Mellanox Technologies has its main offices in USA and Israel, has opened its R&D center in Kyiv. Lawyers of Vasil Kisil & Partners provided advice on corporate issues of doing IT business […]

Dentons advised VTB Bank

Dentons acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VTB Bank Germany in respect of the restructuring and acquisition of the USD 75 million loan to a large development company and security package from VTB Bank Ukraine. Dentons team provided legal support with structuring of the transaction, drafting of the transaction documentation as well as provided regulatory […]

INTEGRITES strengthens the Dispute Resolution practice

Volodymyr Pavlenko became a partner of INTEGRITES and headed the Dispute Resolution practice. The team also joined a new counsel – Andriy Haichenko. “By far the best proof is experience”. Veritably confirming this opinion of Francis Bacon, experts in the field of evidence, Volodymyr Pavlenko and Andriy Haichenko used their more than 10 years of […]

AEQUO advised Dragon Capital Investments

AEQUO has advised Dragon Capital Group of companies, one of the leading private equity investors in Ukraine, on acquisition of two business centers– Prime and Eurasia – from BTA BANK, Ukraine. The deal marked further expansion of investments of Dragon Capital Group into commercial real estate in Kiev, following the remarkable last year’s acquisition of […]

BPU and Asters advised ViDi Group companies

BPU and Asters acted as counsels on the restructuring of ViDi Group companies’ (LLC ViDi Autocity Kiltseva and LLC ViDi Autocity) debt to JSC Oschadbank, implemented in accordance with the Law of Ukraine On Financial Restructuring. BPU acted as a project manager and financial consultant, while Asters provided legal advice to ViDi Group companies. Asters […]

Sale of Karavan hypermarket chain to Auchan Group completed

AVELLUM acted as a legal advisor to the seller regarding the sale of Karavan hypermarket chain to Auchan Group. On 20 July 2017 the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine granted a merger control clearance for the acquisition of Karavan hypermarket chain by Auchan Group. The acquisition was completed on 5 September 2017. After this acquisition Auchan […]

DLA Piper advised on USD 500 million acquisition of Plarium

DLA Piper, together with Herzog Fox & Neeman, lead counsel to the financial adviser, has advised on the acquisition of Plarium Global by Aristocrat Leisure. The USD 500 million deal is due to complete before 2018. Both companies are involved in producing popular entertainment content. DLA Piper advised on the Ukrainian legal aspects of the transaction, including, due diligence […]

Asters – legal counsel to IFC

Asters acted as a Ukrainian law counsel for the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, in connection with a loan of up to USD 100 million to Nibulon, one of the largest Ukrainian grain and oilseeds originators and exporters. IFC will provide up to USD 60 million for its own […]

AVELLUM – legal advisor to MHP

AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian legal advisor to MHP S.A on the benchmark USD 500 million, 7 year, 7.75% Eurobond issue with the benefit of guarantees from its Ukrainian subsidiaries. The joint lead managers on the transaction were J.P. Morgan Securities plc and London Branch of ING Bank N.V. The Eurobond issue was coupled with the […]

AEQUO acted as legal advisor to Industrialbank

AEQUO advised JSCB Industrialbank in the course of restructuring UAH 410 million worth of debt under a loan granted to a Ukrainian borrower – Bestment-Service LLC – and secured by the mortgage of the Plazma Shopping and Entertainment Centre. It was the first ever financial restructuring involving a commercial bank and implemented according to the […]

EY Ukraine advised MK Group

EY Ukraine acted as the exclusive financial and legal advisor to MK Group in connection with the disposal of agricultural assets in Ukraine. EY efforts facilitated the acquisition by one of Kernel’s subsidiaries of a 100% interest in MK Group Ukraine’s farming business. Total consideration of USD 43.3 million has been paid for full 100% […]

Baker McKenzie advised Ukrainian Agrarian Investments

Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office has advised the management of Ukrainian Agrarian Investments (UAI) on the sale of a minority stake to Kernel Holding S.A. Kernel is the largest Ukraine-based diversified agribusiness company in the Black Sea region with a share listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The total valuation of UAI as a result of […]

INTEGRITES closed two major transactions

The INTEGRITES’ team of lawyers provided legal support of two transactions for the Banque de Commerce et de Placements SA (Switzerland) and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. (Netherlands) regarding provision of pre-export financing to the leading Ukrainian agro-holding. Credit funds were provided for financing purchase of wheat, maize, barley, soybean and other agricultural products of Ukrainian origin […]