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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMSeasily handles complex cross-border transactions’. Katya Chechulina advised a bank syndicate on a $65m pre-export facility for Kernel. Daniel Bilak and Anna Pogrebna are also noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

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Graham Conlon at CMS advised MV Cargo on a $100m joint venture with Cargill to develop a new grain terminal. Olexander Martinenko, Maria Orlyk and senior associate Tetyana Dovgan are also noted.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers

Tetyana Dovgan - CMS

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

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CMS represented JKX Oil & Gas, as local counsel, in arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty. Senior partner Olexander Martinenko and Maria Orlyk are recommended. Sergiy Gryshko and Olga Vorozhbyt moved to Redcliffe Partners and DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, respectively.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

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Vitaliy Radchenko and Olexander Martinenko at CMS are recommended for energy projects and litigation. The former led JKX Oil & Gas in international arbitration proceedings and litigation brought against Ukraine under the Energy Charter Treaty concerning gas market restrictions and punitive taxation measures.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

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Highlights for CMS included defending mBank in a trade mark dispute with Bank Mykhailivsky. Litigators Olexander Martinenko and Maria Orlyk lead the team

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

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Daniel Bilak at CMS has been temporarily seconded to the government but played a role in key deals such as the EBRD’s $60m loan for the construction of a grain transhipment complex. Anna Pogrebna is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Daniel Bilak - CMS

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

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At CMS, Anna Pogrebna is ‘a highly valued adviser’ and Olexander Martinenko is also recommended. Clients include the EBRD.

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Legal Developments by:
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  • 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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