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19B INSTYTUTSKA ST., 01021 KIEV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 500 1718
Fax:
Fax +380 44 500 1716
Web:
https://cms.law
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Maria Orlyk

Tel:
Work +380 44 500 1718
Email:
CMS

Work Department

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition law

Position

Local Partner and specialist in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, IP

Career

Maria is Partner at CMS in Kyiv, which she joined since its first days in 2006. She has ample experience of advising clients from various industries, including mining, financial services, pharmaceuticals, heavy machinery, energy, automotive, paint and coatings and others. She advises on complex multijurisdictional transactions, projects and disputes. Maria is a member of a number of governmental working groups aimed at improvement of investment climate in Ukraine. Before joining CMS she worked in renowned Ukrainian and international law firms and also interned with a law firm in Washington D.C.

Languages

Ukrainian, English, Russian, Italian

Member

Admitted to the Ukrainian Bar since 2007; Ukrainian Bar Association; International Association of Defense Counsel.

Education

Master’s degree in law from Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv; LL.M. degree of the Wake Forest University (USA); Master’s degree in translation for English and Ukrainian.


Ukraine

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Maria Orlyk - CMS

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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Competition

Within: Leading individuals

Maria Orlyk - CMS

Within: Competition

'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.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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

Within: Employment

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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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

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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White-collar crime

Within: White-collar crime

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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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

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