Baker McKenzie advised IKEA on launching an offline business in Ukraine

Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office has advised IKEA, a Swedish multinational conglomerate that designs and sells furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories, on the launch of its first offline store in Ukraine.

The Baker McKenzie team has been supporting IKEA ever since the very inception of the Blockbuster Mall project in May 2019.The firm`s lawyers conducted a legal due diligence, drafted and negotiated lease documentation tailored for the client’s retail business and new “city store” concept, and assisted with various legal issues arising on the road to the store’s opening.

Baker McKenzie’s project team was led by partner Lina Nemchenko with key input from associate Elmaz Abkhairova.

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