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AstapovLawyers Represents KVV Group Shortlisted for Acquisition of Liepajas Metalurgs

November 2014

AstapovLawyers represents interests of  KVV Group in potential acquisition of JSC "Liepajas Metalurgs", Latvian biggest industrial enterprise as well as the only still mill in Baultic states. KVV Group is one of two finalists for further talks on the sale of the metallurgical company. The bidders have signed letters of intent for the acquisition of the plant. The expected deal value is not disclosable yet, however it is clear it will be in the range of EUR 80-100 million.

JSC "Liepajas Metalurgs" produces and markets steel products in Latvia and internationally. It offers steel rolled bars for reinforcement of concrete structures, rolled steel products, and crushed slag products that are used in road construction, as well as in manufacturing asphalt and building materials.

The team is led by Partner and Head of Corporate and M&A Practice Oleh Malskyy.

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
  • Band 3 in corporate/M&A and tax by KyivPost
  • 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 (Yuridicheskaya Practika)
  • 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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