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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 ‘without doubt a top-tier firm’, and its team is ‘commercial, practical and wholly reliable’. Mykola Stetsenko advised Raiffeisen Bank on the EBRD’s acquisition of a stake in bank Aval. Counsel Yuriy Nechayev is also recommended.

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Within: Energy

Avellummeets the best technical and service standards of international firms’. Finance specialist Glib Bondar advised the EBRD on a $300m loan to Naftogaz. Mykola Stetsenko is also recommended.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Avellum’s team ‘understands the standards European organisations require’. Mykola Stetsenko advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on purchasing the Illichivsk Grain Terminal from Glencore.

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Within: Tax

Mykola Stetsenko’s team at Avellum provides ‘to-the-point and well-prepared’ advice. The firm assisted Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance on tax code changes resulting from its $18bn issuance of securities.

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