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19B INSTYTUTSKA ST., 01021 KIEV, UKRAINE
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Work +380 44 500 1718
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Fax +380 44 500 1716
Web:
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Ukraine

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

CMS

At CMS, Anna Pogrebna is the lead finance partner and Kateryna Chechulina is a rising star senior associate. The firm's diverse range of work includes major financings in the agriculture, metals, infrastructure, aviation, and natural resources sectors. ING Bank and EBRD are among its clients.

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Kateryna Chechulina - CMS

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

CMS

CMS is widely regarded as a leading firm for cross-border M&A deals. Highly regarded duo Graham Conlon and Maria Orlyk and counsel Tetyana Dovgan are key practitioners. Clients include HNA Group and Scatec Solar. For SD Capital, the firm handled a joint venture with P&O Maritime.

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Maria Orlyk - CMS

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Tetyana Dovgan - CMS

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

CMS

'Often seen on high-end assignments and complex transactions', CMS has experienced competition lawyers in Maria Orlyk and Olga Belyakova. For SD Capital, the firm successfully obtained merger clearance for a joint venture with port operator P&O Maritime.

Leading individuals

Maria Orlyk - CMS

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

CMS

Commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, cross-border litigation and energy disputes are key areas of focus for CMS, where Olexander Martinenko, Anna Pogrebna and Maria Orlyk are among the key partners. Vitaliy Radchenko handled the enforcement of an arbitral award for JKX Oil & Gas.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

CMS

CMS handles advisory work, redundancies, internal policies, outsourcing, restructuring, labour disputes and immigration matters. Olga Belyakova and practice head Maria Orlyk are the main contacts. Senior associate Nataliya Nakonechna is also noted. The team advised Scatec Solar on the employment aspects of a corporate acquisition.

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Nataliya Nakonechna - CMS

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

CMS

CMS is 'still the market leader', according to one client. Practice heads Vitaliy Radchenko and Johannes Trenkwalder count Scatec Solar and McKinsey among their clients. Senior associate Volodymyr Kolvakh is also noted.

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Next generation lawyers

Volodymyr Kolvakh - CMS

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMS handles domestic and cross-border IP matters including litigation and rights management. Commercial partner Olexander Martinenko and practice head Maria Orlyk are the key contacts. Olga Belyakova advised a US social media company on the transfer of IP rights.

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

CMS

CMS has a broad practice encompassing construction, planning, leasing, financing and transactional work. Anna Pogrebna, who advised German property group Conwert on the sale of its Ukrainian assets, and Natalia Kushniruk lead the practice.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMS stands out for the strength of its tax and customs advisory work and its track record in litigation. Regulatory specialist Olexander Martinenko and practice head Anna Pogrebna, who count Scatec Solar among their clients, are recommended.

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

CMS

Senior partner Olexander Martinenko leads the commercial, regulatory and disputes group at CMS. He recently acted for a major multinational oil and gas company in an investigation of its Ukrainian subsidiary. Maria Orlyk and senior associate Olga Shenk are also recommended.

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Further information on CMS

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Bulgaria

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China

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Croatia

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Czech Republic

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Germany

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Algeria

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Spain

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France

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Hong Kong

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Hungary

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Latin America: International firms

Italy

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Lebanon

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London

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Luxembourg

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Macedonia

Offices in Skopje

Morocco

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Montenegro

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Netherlands

Offices in Utrecht and Amsterdam

North West

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Oman

Offices in Muscat

Poland

Offices in Warsaw and Poznan

Portugal

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Romania

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Russia

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Scotland

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South East

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Singapore

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Slovakia

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Slovenia

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South West

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Switzerland

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Ukraine

Offices in Kiev and Kiev

Yorkshire and the Humber

Offices in Sheffield S2 and Sheffield S2

Serbia

Offices in Belgrade

Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • AVELLUM advises joint lead managers on EUR600 mln and USD335 mln Naftogaz Eurobond issue

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the joint lead managers, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, with respect to EUR600 million and USD335 million Eurobond offering of Naftogaz of Ukraine.
  • AVELLUM advises Cornerstone Partners on acquisition of CoreValue

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Cornerstone Partners, a co-owner of IT Kontrakt, a Polish IT Company, on the acquisition of CoreValue, a US-headquartered IT service provider with Ukrainian roots.
  • How much does it cost to use ‚Äúproprietary‚ÄĚ TM?

    For many international companies, it is a common practice to allow the use of their trademarks (TM) to all group companies on a free of charge basis. Some parent companies do not even have a right to charge the royalty payments from their subsidiaries, as this contradicts the company’s policy. In the case of subsidiaries located in the territory of Ukraine, such a situation suits everyone, at first glance, because royalties do not have to be paid at all. 
    - GOLAW
  • AVELLUM successfully represents English trading company in GAFTA arbitration

    AVELLUM secured a favourable award to the client in a dispute at the GAFTA arbitration for a total amount of more than EUR1.5 million.
  • AVELLUM advises GROUPE ATLANTIC on acquisition of one of SST Group‚Äôs businesses

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to GROUPE ATLANTIC, a leading French HVAC company, on the acquisition of SST Group’s electric underfloor heating and water leakage control systems business.
  • Renewable energy in Ukraine: green auctions launched

    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.
  • 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.