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DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

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

Margarita Karpenko

Tel:
Work +380 (44) 490 95 65
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Employment and Benefits 
Corporate

Position

Partner,  Managing Partner. Margarita is an experienced lawyer working with clients from various sectors of business, including production, media, IT and FMCG. Margarita advises on a wide range of corporate, employment and labor law issues. Prior to joining the Kyiv office, she managed legal arm of EY Law. Margarita is the managing partner of the Kyiv office where she has created a highly efficient team. Under her leadership, six independent partners grew during 13+ years of presence at the Ukrainian market. Margarita is a certified attorney in Ukraine from 2000.

Career

Since 1 July 2005 - Managing Partner of the Kyiv office, DLA Piper Ukraine LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2002 - 2005 Head - Ernst & Young Law LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2001 - 2002 - Senior Manager - Ernst & Young Ukraine LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine)

1992 - 2001 - Professional growth from staff to Senior Manager and Head - Tax & Legal Dept., Arthur Andersen Kyiv LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine)

1991 - 1992 - Senior legal expert - In Audit Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Languages

Russian, Ukrainian, English

Member

  • Kyiv City Bar Association (from 2000)
  • European Business Association – Legal Committee
  • S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) – Member of Executive Committee
  • East Europe Foundation (EEF) – Chairman of the Board ( till 2017)

Education

Moscow State University, MA (Law), 1991


Ukraine

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Margarita Karpenko - DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

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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Employment

Within: Leading individuals

Margarita Karpenko - DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

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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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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  • 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 – strategies, business plans, and projects – and 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.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on secured loan to major Ukrainian wood processing company

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD ”) in connection with a long term senior secured loan to Limited Liability Company “Zunami” (“Zunami ”) in the total amount of up to EUR3 million.           
  • AVELLUM advises Dobrobut on investment by Horizon Capital

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Dobrobut, the leading private healthcare services provider in Ukraine, and its shareholders on the disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on another large renewable energy financing deal

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”>) and Nederlandse Financierings – Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (“FMO ”) in connection with a senior secured loan to LLC “Chysta Enerhiia-2011” in the total amount of up to EUR 24.5 million (and each 50%).
  • Sayenko Kharenko acts as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables for construction of Primorskaya WEP with a

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables, which manages DTEK projects in renewable energy, on construction of Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant LLC (Primorskaya WEP) with a capacity of 200 MW. DTEK Renewables is currently one of the largest producers of renewable electric energy in Ukraine and accounts for about 10% of “green” capacities market.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises VR Capital on establishment of a joint venture to develop solar power plant

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VR Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with Volterra Energy Group, the developing partner. The joint venture company is set to develop a number of solar power plant projects throughout Ukraine.