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DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

77A CHERVONOARMIYSKA VUL, 03150 KYIV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 490 9575
Fax:
Fax +380 44 490 9577
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

 

The firm

DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

The Kyiv office of DLA Piper is fully integrated with the international legal practice of DLA Piper. More than 4200 lawyers of DLA Piper work in offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, and provide the clients with the full range of legal services. The firm works to serve existing legal needs of our clients wherever they choose to do business. DLA Piper has a well-established multidisciplinary practice in Ukraine since 2005. Being at the Ukrainian market for more than 13 years by now, DLA Piper team understands the Ukrainian business, and knows the local environment in detail. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments. DLA Piper has a dedicated team of professionals covering all legal aspects relevant to doing business in Ukraine in the major sectors including energy, financial services, life sciences, hospitality and leisure, retail, infrastructure, media, mining, oil & gas, IT/technology. Currently in Ukraine the firm is staffed with more than 75 people (including 45 lawyers and 7 partners).

Areas of practice

Antitrust and competition: permits for concentrations; for concerted practices (cartels, horizontal and vertical agreements), leniency program advice; advice on protection from unfair competition, compliance advice and audits (full scope due diligence), obtaining of preliminary conclusions (comfort letters) from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine; abuse of dominance advice; advice on commercial agreements and trade practices, natural monopolies and public procurement; support during investigations by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, as well as competition litigation; advice on regulatory developments in Ukraine and on regulations of specific sectors (financial services, public procurement).

Corporate and M&A: set up and termination of businesses; corporate governance; M&A transactions, including due diligence; corporate restructuring and reorganisation; corporate investigations and compliance and legal support of day-to-day operations.

Finance and projects: M&A and regulatory work in the banking and finance sectors, asset, debt and capital markets transactions, structured finance, project finance, real estate finance, aviation finance (including lease and repossession of aircrafts), debt restructuring projects, insolvency-related matters, infrastructure and PPP projects, oil and gas, mining, conventional and renewable energy.

IP and technology: various IP matters, in particular, registration and protection of IP in Ukraine and overseas, IP portfolio management, IP due diligence, structuring of IP ownership and commercialisation of IP, IP protection strategies, unfair competition issues, parallel import and counterfeits, licensing and assignment agreements. In the technology sector: IT outsourcing, internet, e-commerce, domain names and telecommunications, data protection, software and hardware, technology transfer. In the media and sport sector: publishing, cinematography, advertising and sponsorship, ambush marketing. Commercial: drafts of commercial agreements.

Labour: full legal support of hire and dismissal, including complex sensitive and mass redundancies; preparation of all types of labour-related documents (employment contracts, secondment agreements, personnel policies, collective bargaining agreements, etc); employment due diligence; personal data protection matters; employment-related tax issues; labour disputes; alternative compensation models; employee stock option plans; employment of foreigners and immigration law issues.

Litigation, arbitration and investigations: all types of dispute resolution including cross-border litigation and international arbitration; global investigations including FCPA and UKBA driven; fraud investigations, white-collar crime, contentions and non-contentious compliance, AML and other regulatory checks and investigations.

Real estate and construction: acquisition/sale and lease transactions for immovable property and land; registration of associated rights; establishment of business presence, expansion and structuring of retail business, construction and planning matters, industrial and infrastructure projects, real estate due diligence, structuring of real estate transactions and construction investment projects, real estate contracts (including preliminary and principal sale/purchase and lease contracts, investment agreements and more), mortgage lending and environmental issues.

Tax: corporate tax, VAT and customs, tax driven restructurings at a domestic and international level, as well as M&A transactions from the tax perspective, including tax due diligences, reviews of tax profiles of entities, tax controversy, litigation and transfer pricing.

 

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA
  • Individual offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kyiv
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 45
  • Languages
  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian

Above material supplied by DLA Piper Ukraine LLC.

Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • Top Changes for Financial Institutions on Restructuring and Recoveries Market in Ukraine

    One of the biggest fear for a creditor in providing financing is a possible default with zero perspectives to recover damages. On the international arena until recently Ukraine has been known as a high-risk country that precludes foreign investment flows. However, the situation has changed substantially over the past few years.  
    - GOLAW
  • 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 “proprietary” 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’s 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.