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 […]