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 […]