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GC Summit Ukraine

31 Oct 2019 |



31st October 2019


Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv




9.00am - 2:00pm


Free for in-house counsel


The role of general counsel and senior in-house legal advisors is constantly evolving to meet the rapidly changing demands of organisations in today’s business world. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day legal challenges affecting the business and managing legal staff, counsel are expected to diversify their service offering in order to overcome a growing list of commercial challenges. Whether it is complying with the latest data protection regulations, defending their company against cyber threats, restructuring debts or adapting to the shifting trends in M&A, the required skillset of the profession is developing at an exponential rate.

In association with

PwC Legal Ukraine is one of the leading law firms in Ukraine, with over 25 years’ experience in the Ukrainian market.

PwC Legal Ukraine offers a full-scope of legal services, serving their clients as a ‘one-stop-shop solution’. Along with legal services, PwC provides a wide range of services in the field of business consulting, tax and assurance.

Global network, local expertise

PwC Legal Ukraine is part of PwC’s worldwide legal network comprising more than 3.500 lawyers in almost 100 countries. Our lawyers are closely connected through personal contacts and modern intelligent tools. Furthermore, the global PwC network includes 220.000 specialists working in the audit, tax and management consulting sectors. In order to ensure that the clients benefit from PwC´s technical excellence, PwC´s entire global network is at the clients’ disposal.

Previously operating as the Kyiv Office of Clifford Chance, Redcliffe Partners is an independent Ukrainian full-service law firm since December 2015, covering all key practice areas.

They are amongst the Top-3 law firms by both number and value of Finance and M&A deals in Ukraine during 2016-2018 and have handled some of the most complex cross-border finance transactions involving Ukraine.

Redcliffe Partners clients include multinational companies, investors, financial institutions and project developers operating and investing in Ukraine, who benefit not just from our world class service and legal expertise, but also from advice on business-critical issues and market opportunities.

Evris law firm has been known on the Ukrainian legal market since 2017 as a strong team of litigators and corporate lawyers with significant international background. Through a number of reorganizations and a constant search for the most effective business model, the firm has grown organically into a full-service law firm following the needs and requests of its clients.

Today, Evris is a Kyiv based full-service law firm, which entered the TOP-20 list of the leading law firms in Ukraine and is recommended by The Legal 500, IFLR1000, The Best Lawyers rankings and Benchmark Litigation Europe 2019.

The team is made up of talented and dedicated lawyers with creative thinking and a systematic approach. The company provides 360-degree legal advice on various matters related to corporate and M&A, banking and finance, tax and dispute resolution. Our primary focus is on agriculture, real estate, energy, FinTech, and capital markets, as well as bankruptcy and debt restructuring issues.


GC Summit Ukraine
8.30am – 9.15am Registration and breakfast reception
9.15am – 9.30am  Welcome address and key note speaker
9.30am – 10.15am   Panel 1
9.30am – 10.15am   Panel Discussion: (PwC) Acknowledging, understanding and conquering data protection and cyber security challenges
Acknowledging the critical concepts of data protection and cyber security, this panel will focus on the most effective ways to stay up to date with challenges posed by existing and incoming regulations and threats. The panel will discuss effective, workable and business-oriented solutions that are needed for organisations to be as safeguarded and compliant as possible, and where general counsel can prove to be the leading lights within their business in successfully navigating these challenges.
10.15am – 11.00am Panel Discussion (EVRIS) – Debt Restructuring
11.15am – 11.30am Coffee Break
11.30am - 12.00am In conversation with Redcliffe Partners about M&A
12.00am – 12.45am Panel Discussion – TBC
12.45am – 12.55am Closing Remarks
12.55am – 2.00pm Networking drinks and finish


Olga Romanenko has solid expertise and a strong background in intellectual property, information technology and data protection developed over the past 15 years. Within these areas of practice, she notably advises major domestic and international companies, as well as promising IT start-ups.

Olga provides a full range of intellectual property commercial advice and support to her clients, including licensing, franchising, outsourcing and other IP related agreements. She also frequently advises clients on regulatory matters, and manages significant due diligence matters. As a transactional intellectual property lawyer, she provides advice in relation to the protection and exploitation of a full range of IP rights, both in standalone transactions and as part of an acquisition, divestment or investment activity. Olga has also extensive experience in managing and protecting clients’ trademark portfolios and providing related strategic advice.

Olga Romanenko
Head of IP, IT & Data Protection, Attorneys Association PwC Legal Ukraine

Ihor Kravtsov has in excess of more than 10 years of legal professional experience in litigation, enforcement, land law, and real estate, as well as legal support of the company’s ongoing activity, international arbitration, tax issues and currently acts as a litigation team leader and teamwork coordinator.

Valued by clients and colleagues for his ready-to-do attitude towards matters and the ability to get a deal through in the most challenging circumstances. Very easy to work with.

His broad legal experience as an in-house lawyer in the real sector is beneficial for providing legal services with a deep understanding of what is important for the client’s business.

Ihor obtained a master’s degree in law from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2009. Currently, he continues his scientific work as a postgraduate student.

Ihor Kravtsov
Managing Partner/Head of Dispute Resolution/Attorney-at-Law, EVRIS Law Firm

Sergiy has gained a profound professional legal experience specializing in M&A, real estate, corporate and competition.

He has provided comprehensive legal advice and assistance to foreign investors on issues pertaining to the joint venture and business acquisition, brown-field and green-field investments, investment structuring and strategies in such areas as agro sector, non-residential real estate, industrial manufacturing, FMCG.

His services in the agro sector included legal support on the acquisition of companies involved in crop cultivation, seed oil refining, setting up joint ventures for construction of grain terminals and other infrastructure objects, elaborating complex mechanisms for pledging future crops.

Sergiy holds LLM in the EU law (King’s College London).

Sergiy Benedysiuk
Partner/Head of Corporate and M&A/Attorney-at-Law, EVRIS Law Firm