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Mykola Stetsenko

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


Mykola Stetsenko is the Co-managing Partner at AVELLUM and the Head of Corporate/M&A Practice. His additional expertise covers tax, competition, and real estate.

Mykola has extensive experience in all types of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, and corporate governance advice. He advises on many of the firm’s headline deals for its most high-profile clients.

All the way through his legal career Mykola focused on complex, multijurisdictional transactions, some of which have set new market precedents and were recognised by many highly respected legal publications, including Chambers, IFLR, and Legal 500. Moreover, he is often involved in drafting of new legislation in Ukraine. Most recently, Mykola was heavily engaged in the development of Ukrainian corporate law, namely regulation of shareholder agreements, LLCs, corporate governance in public companies, and squeeze-out and sell-out mechanisms.


Prior to founding AVELLUM in 2009 Mykola worked as a partner at the Kyiv office of a major international law firm. 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. Following the firm’s merger with AGA Partners in July 2018, the ‘honest, trustworthy and diligent’ Aminat Suleymanova, Irina Moroz and Alexander Gubin have joined the team.

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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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