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At Aequo, ‘strong negotiatorYulia Kyrpa assisted Dragon Capital with purchasing Kiev’s Pyramid shopping mall. Denis Lysenko is ‘an outstanding practitioner’ and Mykhaylo Soroka is also noted.

Real estate is a core practice area at Arzinger and the team provides ‘deep industry knowledge’. Practice head Timur Bondaryev and Odessa-based Andriy Selyutin assisted with a long-term lease for a large shopping centre.

Avellum’s practice head Mykola Stetsenko and senior associate Yuriy Zaremba are recommended for development projects and M&A-related land deals. The duo advised Kernel Holding on purchasing an agribusiness with complex real estate assets.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is a leading player in property development, sales and leasing transactions. Lina Nemchenko acted for the investors on the sale of the Pyramid shopping centre to Dragon Capital. Serhiy Piontkovsky is also noted.

At DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, ‘standards are high in every way’. Natalia Kochergina has ‘extensive knowledge, strong negotiation skills and a strategic approach’. Oleg Matiusha is also recommended. Cargill and McDonald’s are among their clients.

At Dentons, ‘open and candid counselMarkian Sileckyalways takes a rational approach’. Practice head Myron Rabij is also recommended. The firm advised Cofco Agri Ukraine on the construction of a $75m grain terminal.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partnerstailors its advice to clients’ needs and cares about their goals’. Oleg Boichuk’s team ‘copes with tight deadlines and sophisticated legal issues’. Concorde Industries, Quinn Properties and Teva are key clients.

Gramatskiy&Partners is ‘cost-efficient and client-oriented’. Ernest Gramatskiy advised Graal on the $400m reconstruction of the European Square in Kiev, and acted for City Capital on a $300m land development project.

Ilyashev & Partners fields a team of ‘first-class attorneys with strong business acumen’ such as Mikhail Ilyashev, who ‘grasps the full picture quickly’, and Roman Marchenko. The latter advised developers on protecting rights to land plots worth over $1bn.

KPD Consulting Law Firm’s Vladyslav Kysil provides ‘clear, practical and efficient advice’. He assisted real estate developer UDP on regulatory and construction matters. Shell Retail is a key client.

Alexander Borodkin leads the six fee-earner team at Vasil Kisil & Partners. Highlights included advising Camozzi on the purchase of a high-value industrial site in Kalynivka.

At Asters, practice head Roman Kostenko and Roman Drobotskiy handled property matters pertaining to Prada’s first boutique in Kiev. Crossfit Ukraine is also a client.

CMS’ highlights included assisting Heta Asset Resolution with obligations following the sale of Hypo Alpe-Adria-Leasing. Anna Pogrebna is noted. Daniel Bilak is currently seconded to a government position.

Goro Legal provides ‘high-quality legal and consultancy services’. Ihor Kornev and Dmytro Ovsiy stand out for their ‘eagerness and expertise’. Kornev advised Socar Energy on zoning issues for fuel stations.

Integrites has ‘a knowledgeable team that responds rapidly and provides good value’. Real estate specialist Oleksiy Feliv advised Dragon Capital on the purchase of a large logistics centre in Kiev.

Andrey Kolupaev at Lexwell & Partnersperfectly understands the market and how to solve problems’. Kolupaev and Igor Nagai advised Toyota Ukraine on complex long-term lease matters for its main facility.

At Sayenko Kharenko, ‘the quality is very high and the firm has a client-oriented approach’. Vladimir Sayenko and Sergey Pogrebnoy lead the team. They and Konstantin Gribov advised food retailer Auchan on real estate investments.

Andriy Kravets & Partners acts for buyers of commercial property and for construction companies. Andriy Kravets and Vladyslav Lyaskovskiy advised internet company Airbites on selling its premises.

At Antika Law Firm, Alexander Burtovoy advised Heitman on the sale of a logistics centre, and AWT Bavaria on the construction of a BMW dealership.

Law Firm Dynasty’s practice head Denys Myrgorodskiy stands out for his ‘professionalism and initiative’. He advised Blockbuster Mall in Kiev on financing and construction agreements.

At Equity Law Firm, formerly FCLEX Law Firm, practice head Vyacheslav Krahlevych advised Ferrexpo Service on the construction of a $1bn marine terminal on the Black Sea.

Corporate partner Oleh Malskyy leads the practice at Eterna Law. He advised a European chemical company on assessing new production facilities and assisted a Russian developer with a hotel project.

At Jurimex Legal Solutions, Liubomyr Pytel and Marina Slobodnichenko assisted National Children’s Specialized Hospital with a proposal for the construction of a $129m diagnostic complex.

At KM Partners, team head Maxim Oleksiyuk stands out for his ‘industry knowledge’. The team advised an international construction materials company on an audit of rights to land.

At SDM Partners LLC, Serhiy Dzis and Anna Kulish advised a Polish real estate company on the construction of a high-value office centre in Kiev.

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Legal Developments in Ukraine for Real estate and construction


    The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has adopted Resolution No. 703 “On approving the Procedure for state registration of rights to real estate and their encumbrances and the Procedure on issuance of extracts from the State registrar of property rights to real estate” dated 22 June 2011 (the “Resolution”), which was prepared pursuant to Article 15 of Law of Ukraine No. 1952-IV “On State Registration of Property Rights to Real Estate and Their Encumbrances”. Below you will find a short overview of main changes with respect to registration of rights and encumbrances to real estate.
    - Avellum

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  • AVELLUM advises on acquisition of shares in Bank Lviv

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to a private equity vehicle managed by responsAbility Investments AG (“responsAbility ”) in connection with the acquisition of a shareholding in Bank Lviv. Bank Lviv is the first investment project of responsAbility in Ukraine. Further on, responsAbility intends to increase its stake in the bank to 51%.

    Officials of the company according to the new Law on LLC shall bear joint and several and in some cases – subsidiary liability to the company.
    - GOLAW
  • Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding

    Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding on the successful debt restructuring and subsequent sale
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    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
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    The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).
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    The Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law on the Code of Bankruptcy Procedure (No. 8060). Among other things, it is noted that such a document will increase the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, the level of protection of the rights of creditors, improve the procedures for selling debtor property at the auction, increase the level of execution of contracts and court decisions. However, does the text of the document correspond to the stated purpose? 
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    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
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