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Mykola Stetsenko

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Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Competition, Private Equity, Restructurings, General Corporate, Real Estate, Tax


Mykola Stetsenko is the Managing Partner of Avellum and the Head of Corporate/M&A Group. Mykola’s primary focus is mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, competition, and restructurings. Mykola’s additional expertise spans over general corporate matters, real estate, and tax. He represents interests of foreign and domestic sellers and buyers in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, as well as major Ukrainian issuers and investment banks in equity and debt capital market transactions. Recognition: - Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Commercial, corporate and M&A (Legal500 2016) - Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Corporate/M&A (Chambers Global 2016 and 2015 | Legal500 2016, 2015 and 2014) - Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Mergers and Acquisitions (IFLR1000 2016, 2015 and 2014) - Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Corporate/M&A and Capital Markets (Chambers Europe 2015 and 2014) - Recommended lawyer in Ukraine for Restructuring/Insolvency (Chambers Europe 2015 and 2014) - Recommended lawyer for resolution of international tax disputes in Ukraine (Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2015, 2014 and 2013) - Best Lawyer in Ukraine in the practice area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law (Best Lawyers 2015)


Prior to founding Avellum in July 2009 Mykola was a partner at the Kyiv office of international law firm Baker & McKenzie, where he worked almost ten years. Mykola Stetsenko is admitted to practice law in Ukraine (2000) and in the State of New York, USA (2005).


Ukrainian, Russian, English.


Mykola Stetsenko obtained his bachelor degree (with distinction) in 1999 and his J.D. degree (with distinction) in 2000 from the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. In 2004, he obtained his LL.M. degree (with distinction) from Georgetown University Law Center.


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Avellum is, according to one client, ‘one of the best for M&A, if not the best’. Mykola Stetsenko, who is ‘client-friendly and commercial’, Yuriy Nechayev and rising star Andriy Romanchuk are the key contacts. In one highlight, the group handled a $43m acquisition for Kernel Holding.

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Within: Competition

Avellum’s team is ‘one of the strongest – very experienced, pragmatic and helpful’. Mykola Stetsenko and senior associate Yaroslav Medvediev assisted AGCO Groupon with clearance for the €310m acquisition of Cimbria Group.

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Within: Employment

Avellum’s broad practice has specialist expertise in the pharmaceutical, IT and clinical research industries. Mykola Stetsenko and senior associate Yuriy Zaremba are the key names. Allergan and Boehringer Ingelheim are clients.

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Private client

Within: Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Within: Private client

Avellum advises high-net-worth individuals and families on matters including wealth management, immigration and tax. Mykola Stetsenko handled the $1bn transfer of the Roshen group to a blind trust. Vadim Medvedev provides ‘brilliant and precise’ advice.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Avellum’s practice head Mykola Stetsenko and senior associate Yuriy Zaremba are recommended for development projects and M&A-related land deals. The duo advised Kernel Holding on purchasing an agribusiness with complex real estate assets.

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Within: Tax

At Avellum, Mykola Stetsenko has ‘good understanding of international tax law’. He and Vadim Medvedev advised MTI on corporate restructuring and asset transfers.

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