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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

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
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
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
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
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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    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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    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).
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    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.
  • Enforcement in Ukraine of Interim Orders Issued by Foreign Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

    In the past few years Ukrainian clients have developed an appetite for solving their disputes abroad. Litigation and arbitration sagas involving Ukrainian parties or related to Ukrainian assets often spread across many jurisdictions. In many such sagas various interim reliefs were granted by courts and tribunals.
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  • Disputes arising from finance arrangements: post-crisis phenomenon in Ukraine – read more!

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  • Proper notices in arbitration – watch the details!

    Article V1(b) of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, better known as the New York Convention, provides that recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award may be refused, at the request of the party against which it is invoked, only if that party furnishes proof to the competent authority where the recognition and enforcement is sought that it was not given proper notice of the appointment of the arbitrator or of the arbitration proceedings. However simple at first glance, the question of what constitutes 'proper notice' turns out to be less than clear in practice.