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DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

77A CHERVONOARMIYSKA VUL, 03150 KYIV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 490 9575
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Galyna Zagorodniuk

Tel:
Work +380 44 4909561
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate and M&A

Position

Galyna Zagorodniuk is a Partner of DLA Piper Ukraine and a Head of Competition. She focuses on competition law, corporate law and M&A. She works in various sectors including manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, oil & gas, hospitality, FMCG and retail. Galyna’s extensive professional client experience includes providing clients with full legal support of M&A, including legal due diligence, structuring of transactions, drafting and negotiating transactional documents; setting joint ventures and companies. Besides Galyna provides the clients with competition law advice, including obtaining merger clearance, legal support during investigations performed by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, competition compliance. Galyna is a certified attorney since 2003. 

Career

Since 2016 – Partner, DLA Piper Ukraine LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine), Head of Competition

2012 - 2016 – Legal Director, DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, Head of Competition

2005 - 2012 – Senior Associate, DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

2005 – Senior Associate EY Law LLC (Ernst & Young) (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2002 - 2004  – Senior Associate, Head of Competition Law Department, Konnov & Sozanovsky attorneys at law (Kyiv, Ukraine)

1998 - 2002 – Deputy General Director, Head of back-office, Helvex Financial Agency Ltd. (Kyiv, Ukraine)

1997 – Lawyer in the Department of Violations, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Languages

English; Ukrainian; Russian

Member

Ukrainian Bar Association; European Business Association in Ukraine - Head of Legal committee in 2005; American Chamber of Commerce; Public Council of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, 2008-2010, 2015-2017, 2017-2019, 2019-2020; Committees of the National Commission on Securities and Stock Market of Ukraine; Association for Resistance to Unfair Competition; Professional Association on Corporate Governance; Kyiv Region Bar Association

Education

University of London, LLM with Merits, 2010

Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University, MA (Law), 1998


Ukraine

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC is 'very efficient and provides a deep assessment of all matters it  handles'. Practice head Alla Kozachenko is 'very proactive and pragmatic' and Galyna Zagorodniuk is 'highly skilled'. Margarita Karpenko, who acted for Skiold Group on its divestment to Solix Group, is also recommended.

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Competition

Within: Leading individuals

Galyna Zagorodniuk - DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

Within: Competition

Leading light Galyna Zagorodniuk at DLA Piper Ukraine LLC leads a practice that handles high-profile investigations, litigation and advice on complex and high-value cross-border corporate transactions. For Italian chocolate maker Ferrero, she obtained clearance for the $2.8bn acquisition of Nestlé's confectionery business.

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Employment

Within: Employment

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC assists international clients with recruitment, employment terminations, internal policies, employee transfers and localisation projects. Margarita Karpenko, who acted for Pfizer on numerous matters, and corporate partner Galyna Zagorodniuk are the main contacts. Adobe and Inchcape Shipping Services are among the team's clients.

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Energy

Within: Energy

At DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, corporate partners Oleksandr Kurdydyk and Galyna Zagorodniuk are the key contacts. Kurdydyk assisted the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany with the establishment of an energy efficiency fund.

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