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

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, practice head Serhiy Chorny advised Metinvest on restructuring its $2.3bn debt. Viacheslav Yakymchuk focuses on equity capital markets and Ihor Olekhov is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Serhiy Chorny - 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 is ‘a leading firm for cross-border private equity deals’. Practice head Viacheslav Yakymchuk and counsel Olha Demianiuk advised Greenyard on its €93m acquisition of Mykogen. Glencore is also a client.

Leading individuals

Viacheslav Yakymchuk - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Competition - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is ‘a go-to firm for multinationals in merger control matters’. Oksana Simonova leads the practice, which counts Bunge, Daimler and Tata Chemicals among its clients.

Leading individuals

Oksana Simonova - 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 and Kseniia Pogruzhalska acted for the Independent Association of the Banks of Ukraine in a challenge to a resolution by the Cabinet of Ministers.

Leading individuals

Ihor Siusel - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Next generation lawyers

Kseniia Pogruzhalska - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Employment - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, Lina Nemchenko and counsel Mariana Marchuk handled trade union negotiations, collective disputes and strikes for ArcelorMittal.

Leading individuals

Mariana Marchuk - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Energy - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office’s Serhiy Piontkovsky and Ihor Olekhov handle corporate transactions and new projects for clients such as Naftogaz and DTEK. Piontkovsky advised Polenergia on structuring PPP power transmission projects.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, Ruslan Drobyazko represented Nissan in numerous trade mark prosecution, clearance and opposition cases. Other clients include 3M and Columbia Sportswear. Senior associates Oleksiy Stolyarenko and Yuliya Kolchenko are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Ruslan Drobyazko - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Next generation lawyers

Oleksiy Stolyarenko - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, head of tax Hennadiy Voytsitskyi leads a practice focused on wealth management, including estates and trusts. He advised a high-net-worth individual on matters relating to dual residency tax issues.

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

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is a leading player in property development, sales and leasing transactions. Lina Nemchenko acted for the investors on the sale of the Pyramid shopping centre to Dragon Capital. Serhiy Piontkovsky is also noted.

Leading individuals

Lina Nemchenko - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Serhiy Piontkovsky - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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Tax - ranked: tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office’s head of tax Hennadiy Voytsitskyi is a leading light in the market. He regularly advises ArcelorMittal and Erste Group.

Leading individuals

Hennadiy Voytsitskyi - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

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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 “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • AVELLUM advises on acquisition of shares in Bank Lviv

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to a private equity vehicle managed by responsAbility Investments AG (“responsAbility ”) in connection with the acquisition of a shareholding in Bank Lviv. Bank Lviv is the first investment project of responsAbility in Ukraine. Further on, responsAbility intends to increase its stake in the bank to 51%.

    Officials of the company according to the new Law on LLC shall bear joint and several and in some cases – subsidiary liability to the company.
    - GOLAW
  • Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding

    Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding on the successful debt restructuring and subsequent sale
  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
  • New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

    The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).
  • The Code of bankruptcy procedure in Ukraine: positives and negatives of the new document

    The Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law on the Code of Bankruptcy Procedure (No. 8060). Among other things, it is noted that such a document will increase the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, the level of protection of the rights of creditors, improve the procedures for selling debtor property at the auction, increase the level of execution of contracts and court decisions. However, does the text of the document correspond to the stated purpose? 
    - GOLAW

    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
  • Antitrust Compliance Program in Ukraine: Current Status and Development Prospect

    Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner, AVELLUM
  • Recent Legal Developments in Renewable Energy Sector

    Glib Bondar, Partner, AVELLUM
  • A Remarkable Year of Restructuring. What Next?

    What happened in 2015 in the world of Ukrainian corporate finance was a reflection of larger scale events in and around Ukraine. In this article, we will share our view of the key events in 2015 in the area of cor-porate finance, highlight the most important legislative and regulatory developments in finance and, based on our experience, make a few suggestions for creditors and debtors on how to navigate through 2016.