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Max Lebedev

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Corporate and M&A




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.


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).



Ukrainian, Russian, English


• American Chamber of Commerce;
• European Business Association.


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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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