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 […]

Kinstellar advised MET Group

Kinstellar has advised the Swiss-based MET Group in connection with obtaining the merger control and concerted practices clearances from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of 98.99% of the registered capital and voting rights in the Hungarian company Tigáz Zrt from the Italian oil & gas giant Eni. The deal was closed in […]

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 […]