The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
19B INSTYTUTSKA STREET, SUITE 29, 01021 KIEV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 581 1220
Email:
Web:
www.golaw.ua

Max Lebedev

Tel:
Work +380445811220
Email:
Web:
golaw.ua/
GOLAW

Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Position

Partner

Career

Max Lebedev heads the practice of corporate law and M&A, as well as the practice of GOLAW’ private clients.

Max successfully consults foreign companies and local business on the issues of entering the Ukrainian market, business restructuring, and investment protection. Max Lebedev's transaction experience comprises the provision of full support of deals on the purchase or sale of assets in Ukraine, including conducting due diligence, taxation and corporate structuring of investment involving foreign jurisdictions, and carrying out currency transactions.

Also, Max’s core areas of activity include the construction of international models of business and asset ownership in Ukraine and abroad, creation of personal holding structures (using trusts, private trust companies, and funds), trading companies, and development of mechanisms for transferring the capital and business to heirs. Max Lebedev’s exclusive achievement is the establishment of family offices for several wealthy families in Ukraine.

Recognition:

Max was listed among the recommended lawyers in the field of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions by the Legal 500 international rating guide (2013 edition).

 

Languages

Ukrainian, Russian, English

Member

• Ukrainian Lawyers’ Association;
• International Bar Association;
• International Fiscal Association;
• American Chamber of Commerce;
• European Business Association.

Education

  • Law Faculty of the National Aviation University, Master’s Degree;
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, University of London (United Kingdom).


Ukraine

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

GOLAW handles cross-border M&A activity, notably for mid-cap Czech companies, but also advises global brands including GAP. 'Diligent and skilful experts' Max Lebedev, who assisted a Turkish battery company with corporate structuring, and Sergiy Oberkovych are noted.

[back to top]

Employment

Within: Employment

GOLAW is 'very knowledgeable, responsive and solution oriented'. Key partner Max Lebedev and senior associate Taras Lytovchenko 'understand the difficulties international clients face in Ukraine'. The firm counts Pfizer and a leading US movie studio among its clients.

[back to top]

Energy

Within: Energy

GOLAW acts for Ukrainian and international investors and developers, predominantly in the renewables sector, on power purchase agreements, financing, regulatory matters and M&A deals. Sergiy Oberkovych and Max Lebedev advised KBPP Management on a grid connection for a biomass plant.

[back to top]

Private client

Within: Private client

GOLAW advises on business structuring, tax, succession planning, trusts, funds and risk management, as well as handling matters of residence for foreign and domestic clients. Sergiy Oberkovych and corporate partner Max Lebedev are the key contacts. They advised a shareholder of a large agribusiness on the settlement of a dispute.

[back to top]

Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

GOLAW is recognised for its expertise in leasing, international real estate transactions and property management. Valentyn Gvozdiy and Max Lebedev assisted European Agro Investment Ukraine with a leasehold for maritime buildings in Chornomorsk port.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments by:
GOLAW

  • The Parliament of Ukraine ratified the MLI Convention. Is this the end of offshores?

    ‚ÄúUkraine will never join BEPS and will not introduce an automatic exchange of tax information! Ukrainian tax authorities are not able to understand the international tax planning and therefore BEPS will not work in Ukraine!‚ÄĚ - such statements in different variations repeatedly sounded addressing the deoffshorization process launched in Ukraine a few years ago.
    - GOLAW

Legal Developments in Ukraine

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • 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¬†‚Äststrategies, business plans, and projects¬†‚Ästand 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 (‚ÄúEBRD ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a long term senior secured loan to Limited Liability Company ‚ÄúZunami‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúZunami ‚ÄĚ) 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 (‚ÄúEBRD‚ÄĚ>) and Nederlandse Financierings ‚Äď Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (‚ÄúFMO ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a senior secured loan to LLC ‚ÄúChysta Enerhiia-2011‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ 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.