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Ukraine

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

GOLAW

At GOLAW, senior partner Sergiy Oberkovych heads the practice. He assisted Irish agribusiness Donegal FRS with a $130m sale and purchase agreement with Khmelnytsky bio power plant. Red Bull is also a client.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

GOLAW

At GOLAW, ‘the service is excellent and the advice is creative’. Valentyn Gvozdiy’s team handled a $24m dispute for Czech bank Expobank.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

GOLAW

At GOLAW, litigator Valentyn Gvozdiy heads the practice. Clients include global pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser and international video game developer Ubisoft.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

GOLAW

GOLAWalways provides good value and practical advice’. Sergiy Oberkovych advised Enkom on a $15m engineering, procurement and construction contract for a heat and power project, and assisted Donegal FRS Group with a bio-power plant project.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

GOLAW

GOLAW’s Sergiy Oberkovych advises high-net-worth individuals on wealth management and business structuring. Clients include the owner of an international toy company.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

GOLAW

The ‘strong, professional team’ at GOLAWprovides quick and clear advice’. Litigator Valentyn Gvozdiy and senior associate Iryna Kalnytska are ‘prompt and results oriented’. The team advised Czech engineering company Enkom on the tax aspects of a $15m heat and power project.

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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%.
  • RESPONSIBILITY OF OFFICIALS UNDER THE NEW LAW ON LLC

    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
  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    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
  • New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

    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).
  • The Code of bankruptcy procedure in Ukraine: positives and negatives of the new document

    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? 
    - GOLAW
  • CHANGES TO PPA: TO MAKE FINANCIAERS HAPPY

    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
  • Antitrust Compliance Program in Ukraine: Current Status and Development Prospect

    Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner, AVELLUM
  • Recent Legal Developments in Renewable Energy Sector

    Glib Bondar, Partner, AVELLUM
  • A Remarkable Year of Restructuring. What Next?

    What happened in 2015 in the world of Ukrainian corporate finance was a reflection of larger scale events in and around Ukraine. In this article, we will share our view of the key events in 2015 in the area of cor-porate finance, highlight the most important legislative and regulatory developments in finance and, based on our experience, make a few suggestions for creditors and debtors on how to navigate through 2016.