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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

KM Partners

KM Partners is best known for its tax practice, but it also handles significant corporate and commercial matters for large domestic and international clients. Maxim Oleksiyuk assisted an international trading company with buying shares in two local entities. Andritz Hydro is also a key client.

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Employment - ranked: tier 2

KM Partners

KM Partners climbs the ranking having advised leading European and global corporates on employment matters. Alexander Shemiatkin is the lead partner. Of counsel Yaroslava Ivasyuk (who is 'client oriented' and has 'deep knowledge') advised Andritz Hydro on labour relations matters.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

KM Partners

Best known for tax and dispute resolution, KM Partners also handles construction permits and due diligence on property transactions. Maxim Oleksiyuk advised on the transfer of land plots around Kiev.

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

KM Partners

KM Partners has 'exceptional knowledge of tax legislation and court practice'. Standout practitioners include 'great expertAlexander MininAlexander Shemiatkin and Ivan Shynkarenko. For Xerox Ukraine, Minin rebutted additional tax demands and exposed procedural violations by the tax authorities.

Leading individuals

Alexander Minin - KM Partners

Alexander Shemiatkin - KM Partners

Ivan Shynkarenko - KM Partners

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 3

KM Partners

Best known for its tax practice, KM Partners also handles criminal matters. Alexander Minin and Olena Bukuyeva are the key contacts. Minin recently acted for a supplier of building materials in a case alleging administrative infringements by its director and chief accountant.

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Offices in Kyiv

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    In the first half of 2019 alone, renewable energy facilities with a capacity of more than 1.5 GW were connected to the Ukrainian grid, with about 96% of those being solar and wind energy facilities. In the whole of 2018, which has been a record-breaking year so far, numbers were almost half as high. The Ukrainian market also remains very attractive to foreign investors, not least because of the lucrative feed-in tariff rates, which are paid out regularly. Now, after the adoption of the so-called law on green auctions, significant changes can be expected.
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    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD ”) in connection with a long term senior secured loan to Limited Liability Company “Zunami” (“Zunami ”) in the total amount of up to EUR3 million.           
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    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables, which manages DTEK projects in renewable energy, on construction of Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant LLC (Primorskaya WEP) with a capacity of 200 MW. DTEK Renewables is currently one of the largest producers of renewable electric energy in Ukraine and accounts for about 10% of “green” capacities market.
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