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Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

RENAISSANCE BUSINESS CENTER, 24 BULVARNO-KUDRIAVSKA STREET, 01601 KYIV, UKRAINE
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Work +380 44 590 0101
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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office¬†has 'a¬†professional approach that helps protect its clients' interests'. Practice head¬†Serhiy Chorny¬†is a leading light in the market and he advised EIB on a ‚ā¨136m loan to Ukrenergo. Regulatory expert¬†Ihor Olekhov¬†and rising star associate Hanna Shtepa¬†are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Serhiy Chorny - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Next generation lawyers

Hanna Shtepa - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office 'provides great support in M&A deals - the work is structured and prioritised in the proper way to deliver the best outcome'. Viacheslav Yakymchuk, 'great professional' Olha Demianiuk and senior associate Andrii Moskalyk are the key contacts. The firm advised poultry exporter MHP on redomiciling its holding company to Cyprus.

Leading individuals

Olha Demianiuk - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Viacheslav Yakymchuk - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Next generation lawyers

Andrii Moskalyk - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is a leading practice for multinational companies seeking merger control for local or international deals involving Ukrainian subsidiaries. Practice head Oksana Simonova advised Monsanto on its global merger with Bayer. Konica Minolta is another key client. Senior associate Olga Mikheieva is also noted.

Leading individuals

Oksana Simonova - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Next generation lawyers

Olga Mikheieva - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, practice head Ihor Siusel handles litigation, international arbitration, compliance and bankruptcy matters. He acted for an international trading house in dispute in the Netherlands concerning high-value leases. Associate Kseniia Pogruzhalska is also noted.

Leading individuals

Ihor Siusel - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Next generation lawyers

Kseniia Pogruzhalska - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

'One of the top firms in the market', Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office has leading practitioners in Lina Nemchenko and Mariana Marchuk, who head the firm's employment and migration practice. Associate Anna Stepanowa is a rising star. Among the firm's clients are ArcelorMittal, the British Embassy and the US Embassy.

Leading individuals

Lina Nemchenko - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Mariana Marchuk - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Next generation lawyers

Anna Stepanowa - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office¬†stands out for 'excellent teamwork'.¬†Serhiy Piontkovsky¬†and¬†Ihor Olekhov¬†have 'outstanding technical skills and excellent relationships with clients'. The practice¬†advised investment company¬†Polenergia on the¬†Ukraine ‚Äď EU Energy Bridge Project. Energoatom and the EBRD are also clients.

Leading individuals

Ihor Olekhov - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office assists international and local companies with managing and enforcing IP rights in Ukraine. Ruslan Drobyazko acted for Nissan in numerous trade mark prosecution, clearance and opposition cases. Senior associates Oleksiy Stolyarenko and Yuliya Kolchenko are also noted.

Leading individuals

Ruslan Drobyazko - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Next generation lawyers

Oleksiy Stolyarenko - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Yuliya Kolchenko - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

For tax and wealth management, Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is 'one of strongest players in the market’, according to one source. The practice, which is led by Hennadiy Voytsitskyi, handles cross-border matters, including tax advice, litigation and business succession matters. Tax associate Roman Koren is also recommended.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office has outstanding partners in Lina Nemchenko and Serhiy Piontkovsky. For One Equity Partners, Piontkovsky handled the real estate aspects of the $650m sale of East Balt Bakeries. Other clients include McDonald's Ukraine and ArcelorMittal.

Leading individuals

Lina Nemchenko - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Serhiy Piontkovsky - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Hennadiy Voytsitskyi at Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is a key name in the Ukrainian tax market. He oversees a team of eight lawyers, who count ArcelorMittal among their clients. Recent work includes handling pre-litigation matters for a Gulf-based feedstock company.

Leading individuals

Hennadiy Voytsitskyi - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Experienced litigator and arbitrator Ihor Siusel leads the white-collar practice at Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, which handles complex cross-border cases. Siusel and associate Kseniia Pogruzhalska are currently acting for the subsidiary of an international pharmaceutical company and a global car manufacturer in criminal proceedings.

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Legal Developments by:
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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the ‚ÄúLease Law‚ÄĚ) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the ‚ÄúObligations Code‚ÄĚ). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the ‚ÄúNew Obligations Code‚ÄĚ), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
    - Esin Attorney Partnership

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • AVELLUM advises on Ukraine`s first in over a decade Euro-denominated notes issue

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on another milestone Eurobond deal. The issue by Ukraine of EUR1 billion notes with a 7-year tenor marks the first euro-denominated offering Ukraine has made in almost 15 years.
  • AVELLUM advises solar power plant developer on sale of solar project

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company, which owns the underlying assets to develop a 148MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser.
  • General requirements to advertising in Ukraine

    The main legal act regulating legal relations in the field of advertising is the Law of Ukraine  On Advertising . The implementation of the Law in practice requires a detailed analysis and practical experience. The fulfillment of the requirements of the Law and other regulatory legal acts regulating advertising relations in Ukraine is a guarantee that government agencies in Ukraine, such as the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Inspection of Consumer Protection of Ukraine will not be able to start an advertiser's check.
  • Business in Ukraine: the ins and outs of top managers dismissal in Ukraine

    Top managers belong to the category of employees on whom the company efficiency depends, as top managers implement business and corporate policies¬†‚Äststrategies, business plans, and projects¬†‚Ästand make decisions that will determine the future of company business. Although it is indisputable that business is based on complete trust, effective control mechanisms could hardly be dispensed with. These truisms are well known to everyone. However, as practice shows, sometimes business owners overlook important issues that later lead to financial and reputational risks.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on secured loan to major Ukrainian wood processing company

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‚ÄúEBRD ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a long term senior secured loan to Limited Liability Company ‚ÄúZunami‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúZunami ‚ÄĚ) in the total amount of up to EUR3 million.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
  • AVELLUM advises Dobrobut on investment by Horizon Capital

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Dobrobut, the leading private healthcare services provider in Ukraine, and its shareholders on the disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on another large renewable energy financing deal

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‚ÄúEBRD‚ÄĚ>) and Nederlandse Financierings ‚Äď Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (‚ÄúFMO ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a senior secured loan to LLC ‚ÄúChysta Enerhiia-2011‚ÄĚ in the total amount of up to EUR 24.5 million (and each 50%).
  • Sayenko Kharenko acts as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables for construction of Primorskaya WEP with a

    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 ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ capacities market.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises VR Capital on establishment of a joint venture to develop solar power plant

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VR Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with Volterra Energy Group, the developing partner. The joint venture company is set to develop a number of solar power plant projects throughout Ukraine.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on synthetic UAH loan facility to Ukreximbank to support small and med

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on providing a dual-tranche UAH-denominated loan equivalent to USD 25 million to JSC ‚ÄúThe State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine‚ÄĚ. The synthetic local currency loan provides access to UAH loan funds for eligible SME borrowers.