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  • Renewable energy in Ukraine: trends to expect in 2019

    The alternative energy industry is one of the fastest growing and most attractive sectors for investment in Ukraine. This can be explained, inter alia , by the favorable geographical conditions in Ukraine, where solar radiation is more intense than, for example, in Germany. The wind speed in this Eastern European country makes it possible to develop large-scale wind projects. Moreover, Ukraine has a huge potential in electricity production from biogas, which, in some cases, is already partially being successfully implemented.
  • The Parliament of Ukraine ratified the MLI Convention. Is this the end of offshores?

    “Ukraine will never join BEPS and will not introduce an automatic exchange of tax information! Ukrainian tax authorities are not able to understand the international tax planning and therefore BEPS will not work in Ukraine!” - such statements in different variations repeatedly sounded addressing the deoffshorization process launched in Ukraine a few years ago.
    - GOLAW
  • AVELLUM advises PrJSC “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina” on squeeze-out and transformation procedure

    AVELLUM advised the client on minorities squeeze-out procedure followed by the successful corporate reorganisation of “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina” from a private joint stock company to a limited liability company.
  • AVELLUM advises MTB Bank and Bank Center on merger

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel on the merger of Public Joint Stock Company “MTB Bank” (“MTB Bank ”) and Public Joint Stock Company “Commercial Bank “Center” (“Bank Center ”). The merger was conducted under a simplified procedure introduced by the Law of Ukraine “On Simplifying Reorganisation and Capitalisation Procedures for Banks ”, which became effective on 29 April 2017 (“Law ”).
  • AVELLUM advises Kernel on USD64 million acquisition of railcar business by its investment fund

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to its longstanding client Kernel Holding S.A. (“Kernel ”) on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine (“RTK-Ukraine ”) worth, based on the enterprise value, USD64 million.
  • 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 120MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser.
  • Cancellation of the "green" tariff: international practice of protecting the rights of foreign inves

    Perhaps the hottest topic in the energy sector at the end of 2018 and early this year is the discussion of changes to the approaches of providing state support for electric power producers from renewable sources. The main idea of the change is that, starting from 2020, new players of the RES market will be subject to a new incentive system - "auctions" instead of the "green" tariff. 
    - GOLAW
  • BANKABLE PPA: A NEW VERSION FROM THE REGULATOR

    A power purchase agreement or PPA is one of the core documents needed for the purchase of electricity produced by a power plant.
    - GOLAW
  • ​HOW RISKY A TAXPAYER ARE YOU?

    A new blocking system for tax invoices, along with a new procedure for suspending the registration of tax invoices in the Unified Register of Tax Invoices, has been in operation since March 2018 in Ukraine. According to the new procedure, established under Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine resolution № 117 of Feb. 21, 2018, the registration of tax invoices is suspended when such invoices meet the risk criteria of the transaction, or when the taxpayer meets the risk criteria set for taxpayers.
    - GOLAW
  • NEW INSTRUMENTS OF CORPORATE SECURITY UNDER THE NEW LAW ON LLCS

    Strong oversight of corporate security and risk-taking is surely one of the most critical component of companies’ management process. We are no longer talking about whether or not boards should implement corporate governance and compliance policies: in the current climate we are grappling with the issue of all-round companies’ protection, which raises a much more meaningful set of questions.
    - GOLAW

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