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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.

Mykola is admitted to practice law in New York.


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).


English, Ukrainian, Russian


  • Member of the Public Council of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
  • Member of the Council of the Corporate Law and Stock Market Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association


  • LL.M. degree (with honors), 2004, Georgetown University Law Center, USA
  • Master of Laws degree (with honours), 2000, the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Ukraine


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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Within: Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Within: Competition

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.

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Within: Employment

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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Private client

Within: Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Within: Private client

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.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

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.

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Within: Tax

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.

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