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AstapovLawyers Represents Varus In potential Acquisition of Retail Sites

July 2014

AstapovLawyers International Law Group has represented a Ukrainian retail group Varus in potential acquisition of ten retail sites from a Russian retailer. The transaction valued around USD 10 mln. AstapovLawyers team provided legal advice on deal structuring, drafted and negotiated initial transactional documents, as well as assisted with other matters. 

The matter was handled by Oleh Malskyy, Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A, and Bohdan Dmukhovskyy, Senior Associate.

AstapovLawyers Mergers and Acquisitions practice is at the core of the firm's Corporate practice. The team represents buyers and sellers in the negotiation of mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, tender offers and other transactions involving changes in corporate control, and also advises special committees of boards of directors in doing private transactions. 

The firm has substantial experience assisting clients in acquiring and disposing of distressed businesses undergoing insolvency proceedings.

Over the past 18 months the firm has been awarded as:

  • TOP 4 leading law firms in Ukraine by TOP 50 Ukrainian law firms research (Kommersant/Yuridicheskaya Practika)
  • TOP 36 largest law firms in Russia (Kommersant)
  • Tier 3 firm in M&A by Legal 500 EMEA
  • Law Firm of the Year in M&A by the Legal Awards, 2012
  • Oleh Malskyy recognized as Top-5 best lawyers in M&A: Handbook for foreign clients, 2013
  • TOP-20 leading law firms in the area of M&A by Vedomosti/
  • AstapovLawyers advised on 5 out top 50 largest public M&A deal in Ukraine in 2011 (Yuredicheskaya Praktika)
  • Law Firm of the Year in M&A - by M&A Today Awards, 2014
  • Commercial law firm of the year by The ACQ Global Awards, 2014
  • Law Firm of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) by the DealMakers Monthly Magazine
  • Winner of "The Lawyers World Annual Jurisdiction Awards 2011" in the category of M&A in Ukraine

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