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Iryna Pokanay

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Work +380 44 230 6000
Email:
Asters

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A, Restructuring & Insolvency

Position

Partner.
Iryna focuses on cross-border banking and finance transactions, project and trade finance, secured and syndicated lending, capital markets transactions, restructuring and M&A.

Career

Ms. Pokanay was promoted to a partner at Asters in 2008.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Pokanay worked as an associate at Yuris Law Offices advising on general corporate law issues, secured transactions, commercial litigation. She represented clients before Ukrainian commercial courts and the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ms. Pokanay also acted as an assistant arbitrator in the ICC ICA arbitration in 2002.
In 1994-1998 she was a liaison assistant in the American Bar Association/Central and East European Law Initiative, Ukraine.

Languages

English; Ukrainian; Russian.

Member

Ukrainian Bar Association;
Kiev Regional Bar Association.

Education

Kiev Taras Shevchenko National University, Ukraine (Master of Laws, 1998).


Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Iryna Pokanay - Asters

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Asters further increased its market presence with the arrival of Roman Stepanenko and others from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners to join leading lights Armen Khachaturyan and Iryna Pokanay. The firm counts Privatbank and National Bank of Ukraine among its clients.

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Asters

  • NBU Introduces Changes to Cross-Border Loan Registration Procedure

    On 15 June 2012, the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU") adopted Regulation No. 246 introducing amendments (the "Amendments") to the procedure of obtainment by residents of foreign-currency loans from non-residents and providing by residents of foreign-currency loans to non-residents (the "Procedure") set forth in NBU Regulation No. 270. The Amendments shall come into force 4 months after the date of registration by the Ministry of Justice, which occurred on 9 July 2012.
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