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Wolf Theiss

9A KHORYVA STR., 04071 KIEV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 377 7500
Fax:
Fax +380 44 377 7501
Email:
Web:
www.wolftheiss.com

Taras Dumych

Tel:
Work +380 44 3 777 500
Email:
Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG

Work Department

Corporate & Mergers &Acquisitions, Real Estate.

Position

Partner; specialised in Corporate Governance, Insolvency and Restructuring. Private Funds, Real Estate and Construction, Private Equity, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy and Natural Resources, Agriculture.

Career

Partner, Wolf Theiss, since 2010; admitted in Ukraine, since 1999.

Languages

English, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian.

Member

Head of the Legal Section, UK-Ukraine Professional Network (UUPN), Member of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group.

Education

Lviv National University School of Law, Ukraine, (Diploma of Jurisprudence 1999); University of Baltimore, School of Law, USA Visiting Scholar, 2000; London Guildhall University, Department of Law, UK, (LL.M. 2002).


Ukraine

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Clients of Wolf Theiss praise the 'outstanding work from a highly committed team'. Lead partner Taras Dumych acted for Bain Capital on local matters arising from its acquisition of Sealed Air's food safety and hygiene division, Diversey Care. Senior associate Oksana Volynets plays a key role in the practice's major deals.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Wolf Theiss acts for international and Ukrainian companies in domestic and cross-border disputes. Taras Dumych and associate Sergii Zheka are the main contacts. They represented ThyssenKrupp in a dispute against a major local customer who defaulted on payment for equipment.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The IP practice at Wolf Theiss is 'highly organised and helpful'. The 'professional, punctual and patient' Taras Dumych acted for Uponor in a matter concerning the termination of an unlawful trade mark that infringed its domain name.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Wolf Theiss acts predominantly for industrial companies on construction projects and real estate disputes. Taras Dumych handled due diligence for a European telecoms company, which owns and leases several properties in Ukraine.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Mykhailo Razuvaiev at Wolf Theiss is a specialist tax lawyer who works with corporate partner Taras Dumych to assist the firm's international clients. The duo advised a European bank on tax issues arising from sanctions imposed on its local subsidiary.

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Legal Developments by:
Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG

  • EU TRANSACTION TAX: ADDITIONAL BURDENS ON BANKS?

    The finance ministers of the European Union met again last week to discuss the plan of introducing a single EU financial transaction tax. According to the plan, a 0.1 percent tax would be levied on bond and capital transactions, while a 0.01 percent tax would be charged on derivatives transactions.
    - Wolf Theiss

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • Renewable energy in Ukraine: green auctions launched

    In the first half of 2019 alone, renewable energy facilities with a capacity of more than 1.5 GW were connected to the Ukrainian grid, with about 96% of those being solar and wind energy facilities. In the whole of 2018, which has been a record-breaking year so far, numbers were almost half as high. The Ukrainian market also remains very attractive to foreign investors, not least because of the lucrative feed-in tariff rates, which are paid out regularly. Now, after the adoption of the so-called law on green auctions, significant changes can be expected.
  • AVELLUM advises on Ukraine`s first in over a decade Euro-denominated notes issue

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on another milestone Eurobond deal. The issue by Ukraine of EUR1 billion notes with a 7-year tenor marks the first euro-denominated offering Ukraine has made in almost 15 years.
  • AVELLUM advises solar power plant developer on sale of solar project

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company, which owns the underlying assets to develop a 148MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser.
  • General requirements to advertising in Ukraine

    The main legal act regulating legal relations in the field of advertising is the Law of Ukraine  On Advertising . The implementation of the Law in practice requires a detailed analysis and practical experience. The fulfillment of the requirements of the Law and other regulatory legal acts regulating advertising relations in Ukraine is a guarantee that government agencies in Ukraine, such as the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Inspection of Consumer Protection of Ukraine will not be able to start an advertiser's check.
  • Business in Ukraine: the ins and outs of top managers dismissal in Ukraine

    Top managers belong to the category of employees on whom the company efficiency depends, as top managers implement business and corporate policies – strategies, business plans, and projects – and make decisions that will determine the future of company business. Although it is indisputable that business is based on complete trust, effective control mechanisms could hardly be dispensed with. These truisms are well known to everyone. However, as practice shows, sometimes business owners overlook important issues that later lead to financial and reputational risks.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on secured loan to major Ukrainian wood processing company

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD ”) in connection with a long term senior secured loan to Limited Liability Company “Zunami” (“Zunami ”) in the total amount of up to EUR3 million.           
  • AVELLUM advises Dobrobut on investment by Horizon Capital

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Dobrobut, the leading private healthcare services provider in Ukraine, and its shareholders on the disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on another large renewable energy financing deal

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”>) and Nederlandse Financierings – Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (“FMO ”) in connection with a senior secured loan to LLC “Chysta Enerhiia-2011” in the total amount of up to EUR 24.5 million (and each 50%).
  • Sayenko Kharenko acts as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables for construction of Primorskaya WEP with a

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables, which manages DTEK projects in renewable energy, on construction of Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant LLC (Primorskaya WEP) with a capacity of 200 MW. DTEK Renewables is currently one of the largest producers of renewable electric energy in Ukraine and accounts for about 10% of “green” capacities market.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises VR Capital on establishment of a joint venture to develop solar power plant

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VR Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with Volterra Energy Group, the developing partner. The joint venture company is set to develop a number of solar power plant projects throughout Ukraine.