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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Widely regarded as a market leader in banking and finance, Avellum has a vastly experienced senior partner in Glib Bondar. He assisted Ukraine's Ministry of Finance with its $3bn eurobond issue, and advised Metinvest on refinancing $2.3bn-worth of debt. Taras Dmukhovskyy moved to an in-house position.

Leading individuals

Glib Bondar - Avellum

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum 'has unique experience and the best knowledge, so usually finds the best proposition for the client'. Mykola Stetsenko and Yuriy Nechayev, who are 'very hardworking and professional', are leading lights in the market. Senior associate Andriy Romanchuk is also noted. The team acted for Horizon Capital on the sale of its stake in Ergopack Group.

Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Yuriy Nechayev - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Andriy Romanchuk - Avellum

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum has a strong track record in landmark transactions for Ukrainian and multinational companies. Mykola Stetsenko, Yuriy Nechayev and rising star senior associate Yaroslav Medvediev are the key practitioners. For Karavan Group, the firm obtained merger clearance for the acquisition of Karavan Hypermarket chain by Auchan Group.

Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Yaroslav Medvediev - Avellum

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Avellum

Avellum climbs the ranking having further developed its practice since the 2017 merger with Aga Partners. The practice is known for 'excellent organisation, high-quality advice and a scrupulous approach to clients' needs'. Head of litigation Aminat Suleymanova and 'impressive' partner Ivan Kasynyuk are recommended. Clients include Syngenta and Ukrlandfarming.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum is 'very professional, diligent and capable of adapting to clients' needs'. Mykola Stetsenko leads the practice, which handles cross-border corporate transactions and litigation. Among his clients is US machinery manufacturer Deere & Company. The 'approachable and responsive' Yuriy Nechayev is also noted.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Avellum

Avellum handles the development, acquisition, disposal and financing of energy projects for financial investors and energy companies. Glib Bondar advised Ukraine's Ministry of Finance on a $250m loan to nuclear power operator Energoatom. EBRD and Metinvest are among the firm's other clients.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum provides 'a responsive, professional and knowledgeable service'. A leading firm for family law, it also handles the full range of private client services. Family lawyers Aminat Suleymanova and Iryna Moroz have 'great client skills and specialist legal knowledge'. Mykola Stetsenko, counsel Vadim Medvedev and associate Oleksandr Gubin  are highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Aminat Suleymanova - Avellum

Iryna Moroz - Avellum

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Oleksandr Gubin - Avellum

Vadim Medvedev - Avellum

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum is 'a leading firm - very deal oriented, with detailed knowledge'. Mykola Stetsenko is the key partner. Counsel Maksym Maksymenko and Yuriy Nechayev handled the real estate aspects of a  solar power plant project for ICU. Yuriy Zaremba, formerly of counsel with the firm, is now CEO at AxDraft.

Next generation lawyers

Maksym Maksymenko - Avellum

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

At Avellum, practice head Mykola Stetsenko and newly promoted specialist tax partner Vadim Medvedev are 'true stars able to handle all Ukrainian and international matters'. Clients include Metinvest and Ukrzaliznytsia.

Next generation lawyers

Vadim Medvedev - Avellum

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  • 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.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on synthetic UAH loan facility to Ukreximbank to support small and med

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on providing a dual-tranche UAH-denominated loan equivalent to USD 25 million to JSC ‚ÄúThe State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine‚ÄĚ. The synthetic local currency loan provides access to UAH loan funds for eligible SME borrowers.