Next Generation Partners

Rising Stars

Real estate and construction in Ukraine

Aequo

Practice head(s):

Yulia Kyrpa


Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


Superhumans


Cesvi


Dragon Capital


UkrGasVydobuvannya


NEQSOL Holding


Epicentr K


Osnova


Smartcom Holding


Kyiv School of Economics


Velux


Novus


Work highlights


  • Advising Superhumans Center on the construction and regulatory matters while establishing rehabilitation center for wounded veterans and civilians in different regions of Ukraine.
  • Advising the EBRD regarding its $24.5m investment in the M10 Lviv Industrial Park.
  • Advising NEQSOL Holding on the acquisition of the telecom operator, Freenet, particularly, conducting legal DD on the real estate matters, complicated by regulatory requirements to such premises.

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Practice head(s):

Alexander Borodkin


Key clients

Arcona Property Fund N.V.


NIRAS A/S


Frontline Invest Capital ltd


International Business Centre LLC (Hilton hotel in Kyiv)


KDD Engineering


St. Sophia’s


Advising Arcona Property Fund (Arcona), the Euronext Amsterdam and Prague Stock Exchange listed


Central European real estate fund, on increasing the fund by attracting an in-kind contribution from


Secure Property Development & Investment (SPDI).


Homes


Work highlights


  • Advising Arcona Property Fund on increasing the fund by attracting an in-kind contribution from Secure Property Development & Investment.

Asters

Practice head(s):

Oleg Boichuk Roman Kostenko; Anzhelika Livitska


Testimonials

‘Asters has high credibility in the market and serves as our reliable advisor for real estate matters for many years. I may commend their highly skilled team, possessing extensive knowledge and a cooperative attitude. They actively engage themselves in our projects, offering robust legal guidance to advance our commercial goals and interests. The team takes proactive approach, anticipating and smoothly managing the entire process.’

‘Oleg Boichuk stands out as one of the top real estate partners in Ukraine. His extensive knowledge of the industry is exceptional, and he demonstrates a keen commercial insight when it comes to real estate transactions. He does extremely well at understanding problems and proposing effective solutions. Senior Associate Olena Kasatkina is another team member to highlight. She possesses profound expertise, prioritizes client needs, and consistently performs exceptionally well.

Key clients

Everest Transportation Systems


Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC)


Grammarly – USA


GSN Games Ukraine


MSH


Quinn Properties Ukraine


PRADA


Siguler Guff & Company


Univermag Ukraina


Webuild SpA (exSalini Impregilo)


Work highlights


  • Advising Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC) in relation to a major shopping mall and office building, in which IBRC holds interest, across a spectrum of real estate, land and reconstruction matters.
  • Advised Siguler Guff & Company in connection with “Liberty Station” charity project which entails construction of houses for Internally Displaced Persons in the Kyiv region.
  • Advising Webuild on the restructuring of its Ukrainian assets and operations in connection with the disposal of Todini Costruzioni Generali.

Avellum

Practice head(s):

Maksym Maksymenko


Testimonials

‘Avellum’s team is a wonderful synergy of educated, proactive, detail-oriented people..’

‘Avellum employees always competently approach the task, select various legal options for solving the client’s issue and disclose and justify their recommendations in an accessible and understandable manner. I would especially like to mention the partner Maksym Maksymenko, who heads the practice and has versatile and comprehensive expertise in real estate issues, both from a legal and commercial point of view. Such versatility makes it possible to take a complete look at the client’s problem and provide recommendations that will have practical application.’

‘We reached out to Avellum shortly after the outbreak of the war and despite the very difficult circumstances, they were able to immediately assist us. The experience we had with the team was excellent and we look forward to working with them again in the future.’

‘Maksym Maksymenko: We had quite a tricky case involving land plots in the Ukraine. Maksym and his team were very efficient and had a strong understanding of our client’s needs. They delivered excellent legal advice. ’

Key clients

Wings and Freeman Capital Ukraine LLC


American University Kyiv,


Investment Capital Ukraine


EBRD


Work highlights


  • Advised American University Kyiv in establishing its first-of-its-kind educational institution in Ukraine.
  • Advised Yarzin Sella Management & Holdings, a concept dining group serving major international companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, on leasing premises for opening a new Playtika café in Vinnytsia.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Practice head(s):

Serhiy Piontkovsky; Lina Nemchenko


Key clients

Amstar Europe


ArcelorMittal


Bayer


IKEA


Kingspan


La Societe des Centres Commerciaux


McDonald’s Ukraine


Metal Yapi Konut Anonim Sirkeri


Pegasus


State Property Fund


Work highlights


  • Advising Kingspan Group on all legal matters arising in the process of preparation to and implementation of their new project – construction of a multimillion high-tech building technology campus in the west of Ukraine.
  • Advised IKEA on the launch of its first store and business expansion in Ukraine.
  • Advised the State Property Fund of Ukraine on privatization of 78.289% of shares in Centrenergo.

CMS

Practice head(s):

Anna Pogrebna; Natalia Kushniruk


Testimonials

‘My team has worked with the CMS Ukraine team on both real estate transactions and construction matters, and I would highly recommend them. They provide clear, succinct advice which is tailored to my requests, often coupled with useful industry insight into the domestic market. The team, which is led by Natalia Kushniruk and supported by Maksym Morozov, is very responsive, highly organised and technologically advanced. The team has been exceptionally supportive throughout a very difficult period for Ukraine, and we value CMS’ partnership very highly during these extenuating circumstances. ’

‘Natalia Kushniruk is an exceptional partner who provides comprehensive, coherent and considered legal advice. Maksym Morozov is a superb senior associate, who is extremely responsive. Maksym’s communication skills are excellent and his availability to assist us is much appreciated, whether on ongoing transactions or ad hoc queries. ’

Key clients

Blueprint Technologies Ltd


Work highlights


  • Advising Blueprint Technologies Ltd on leasing an office in Kyiv, and reviewing and amending the draft sublease agreement provided by the landlord.

Kinstellar

Practice head(s):

Oleg Matiusha 


Key clients

QTerminals


Automagistral-Pivden


Rheinmetall


HAVI


GIZ


ADM Ukraine


Mobile Solutions Services Holdings LLC (Brightfin)


Renesas Design


Work highlights


  • Advised QTerminals WLL on various matters related to implementation of Olvia Port Concession Project.
  • Advised Automagistral-Pivden on the €2.5bn Krakovets-Lviv-Brody-Rivne 240-km motorway construction PPP project.

Sayenko Kharenko

Practice head(s):

Svitlana Gurieieva; Oleksandr Nikolaichyk


Testimonials

‘SK’s real estate practice always provides top notch legal service on any matter despite the complexity. Always a client oriented approach aimed at achieving the best result possible in any situation.

‘Tymur Enkhbaiar, professionalism, client-oriented approach, solid background.’

‘They have good feeling of business needs and able to give not only legal but also good practical advice in complicated cases.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge in many legal spheres with good practical experience of law application.’

‘Tymur Enkhbaiar became a great partner for our team. I’d recognise not only Tymur’s deep knowledge of a real estate practice, but also his exceptional ability to communicate with a client and build long-term business relations based on trust and solid quality of work product.’

‘The team has practical experience in the area which we need. They deliver the service at a high business ethics standards.’

‘Tymur Enkhbaiar – he catches the key problem quickly in very complicated situation. His advice is straight to the point.

‘The team demonstrated attention to detail combined with an ability to provide swift, logical, and precisely formulated, to-the-point answers. We enjoyed working with them and appreciated the manner they handle clients.’

Key clients

Auchan Group of Companies


Coca-Cola Ukraine


Padana Chemical Compounds LLC


Phillip Morris Ukraine


R1 Group


Work highlights


  • Advised Philip Morris on the implementation of a brownfield investment in connection with the launch of new production facilities in Lviv Region.
  • Advised NEFCO on land allocation procedures and construction regulation of Ukraine in connection with a project of construction of housing for IDPs.
  • Representing Auchan in a Supreme Court case against the Asset Recovery and Management Agency.

ADER HABER

ADER HABER

Practice head(s):

Oleksandra Fedotova


Testimonials

‘High professional level of the head of the practice and her team.’

‘A very professional team with deep roots in the real estate market. Great technical expertise on certain subjects which differentiates them from their colleagues and allows them to be very innovative. In addition, it is very pleasant to work with this team and to build a very appreciable lasting relationship.’

‘Oleksandra Fedotova stands out particularly within the team for her availability, the strength of her knowledge and the attention she brings to her client.

‘Ader Haber is a high-end firm housing the full range of services expected: from corporate, tax to real estate financing and commercial leases. The team comprises very coordinated and involved partners, who are highly qualified, efficient, practical.’

‘Oleksandra Fedotova, partner, is one of the most experienced lawyers I have met. In addition to her great professionalism, it is a pleasure to work with she. Неr advice is based on decades of experience and always takes into account the realities of legal and judicial practice.

Key clients

Coca-Cola-Ukraine Limited LLC


Watsons


I&U GROUP


MERX


Dentons

Practice head(s):

Oleg Batyuk


Key clients

Hlobynskyy Pererobnyy Zavod LLC


TIU Canada


Solarisbank


Work highlights


  • Advising Hlobynskyy Pererobnyy Zavod on real estate, construction and regulatory matters in connection with the development of a biogas project in Ukraine.
  • Advising one of the largest private charitable foundations in the world on real estate and land law advice in connection to the several acquisitions of land plots in Ukraine.
  • Advising an international company specializing in the turnkey construction of photovoltaic plants on real estate matters in connection to acquisition of solar project with total capacity of approximately 40 MW in Ukraine.

Gramatskiy&Partners

Gramatskiy&Partners

Practice head(s):

Ernest Gramatskiy


Testimonials

‘For us, the president of the company, Ernest Gramatskiy, and our account lawyer Andrii Trembich made a great contribution to our real estate practice. They led all of our construction and real estate teams. Ernest is a significant specialist in the real estate market, he is able to close transactions of any complexity. A highly intelligent and erudite lawyer. We consider ourselves very lucky to have these specialists, we are extremely pleased with the quality and have been loyal to each other for many years.’

Key clients

LLC “PTS UA Services”


LLC «Coworking Platforma Futura»


LLC «Coworking Platforma Leonardo»


LLC ‘Fun Fud Family’


LLC “Software Co-work”


LLC “City Capital Group”


LLC “Coworking Platforma Artzavod”


LLC ‘Seven Hills’


Ilyashev & Partners

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev; Dmytro Hrybov


Other key lawyers:

Roman Marchenko


Testimonials

‘Ilyashev & Partners has set a benchmark for handling complex legal issues in real estate and construction. A well-coordinated team, armed with a high level of expertise, which is well versed in issues of land allocation, lease agreements, and privatisation. They meticulously handle our requests, leaving no stone unturned while offering swift feedback. With their expertise, we rest assured that our legal matters are in capable hands.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko have established themselves as highly influential advisors in real estate acquisition, registration, lease, and management.’

‘I was thoroughly impressed by their profound knowledge, attention to detail, and exceptional problem-solving abilities. It is with great pleasure that I recommend them as specialists of the highest class.’

‘Ilyashev & Partners handles difficult, most-complex premium matters, which are widely covered in the media and discussed on the market. One of the key strengths is its exceptional experience in real estate and construction. They have strengthened their legal team with experienced lawyers specialising in land law matters. We see the active involvement of all team members in our projects, trying to solve problems in the most financially efficient way, striving to achieve results.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev has unparalleled strategic sense, in-depth industrial knowledge and a stellar, solution-oriented approach. He has outstanding negotiation skills and client manner. Mikhail is an excellent multi-tasker, his energy and pro-active attitude, as well as strategic focus and pragmatic approach, make him a great deal maker. He’s incredibly talented in negotiations.’

Key clients

UPD Holdings Limited


Inditex Ukraine


Ukrrichflot


Danube Shipping-Stevedoring Company


Budpostach (Ukraine)


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH


COFCO Agri Ukraine


Etrex


Ferrexpo AG


ISTIL Management


Kyivmiskbud-1


DH Invest Neruhomist


Monolith Holding Proektbud


First Kyiv Machine-Building Plant


Red Cross Society of Ukraine


Saltivsky Meat Processing Plant


Gökşin İnşaat


Work highlights


  • Developing a construction contract for the UNBROKEN National Rehabilitation Center.
  • Advising a consortium of investors on the process of acquiring a 100% stake in the First Kyiv Machine- Building Plant at a privatisation auction.
  • Representing Ukrrichflot in the protection of property rights of real estate assets.

Integrites

Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Feliv


Testimonials

‘The firm excelled in delivering services of top-notch quality. They keep deadlines, always come ready, and provide profound expertise in real estate and construction matters.’

‘The project was led by Tetiana Storozhuk, a senior associate. She’s been perfect to deal with. Tetiana is especially skilled in contract drafting, knowledgeable in the architectural monument regulations and construction requirements. I can also acknowledge Oleksiy Feliv who is excellent at unblocking bottlenecks in negotiations and providing timely advice.’

‘Strong attention to detail and always applying a commercial mindset to the opinion and direction.’

‘Tetiana Storozhuk (Senior Associate) and Oleh Zahnitko (Partner) always provide feedback in a reasonable time, to good quality.’

‘I count on the firm 100%, they are always in touch. When you reach out to their lawyers, you can be sure that they will address the request immediately with a precise and detailed feedback to follow. Despite the circumstances and reality in Ukraine they always meet the deadlines and, what’s great, they are physically in Ukraine, ready to help on the ground. The team makes sure the client receives timely deliverables with a great value for money.’

‘I actually percept the firm’s team not just as lawyers but more like teammates. They care about your case as much as you do. During our last assignment we were in constant contact with Illya Tkachuk, partner, and senior associates Tetiana Storozhuk and Serhii Datsiv. They demonstrated the 10 out of 10 points performance which is the level the firm has traditionally kept up in working with us.’

‘I have collaborated with the Firm on numerous commercial real estate leasing projects and can note their exceptional knowledge and expertise in structuring landlord-tenant relationships to protect the client’s interests. Their provided practical guidance regarding the lease within the period of martial law.’

‘I would like to commend the efforts of Tetyana Storozhuk, a senior associate, who played a vital role in supporting these projects. Her extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the commercial leases were instrumental in ensuring the successful execution of these projects.’ with remarkable proficiency in drafting intricate construction contracts aligned with international practices and standards, while also excelling in negotiations.’

Key clients

Adidas


METRO Ukraine


Limak Construction Holding


Makyol Group


Porsche Group


American University Kyiv


Kovalska Group


Emergy AS


Saint-Gobain Group


Intica Systems AG


Dunapack Packaging


Cisco


Verlagsgruppe Passau


City council of Truskavets (Ukraine)


Vamed


German-Ukrainian Intercultural School in Kyiv


Notus Estate


Unilever Ukraine


Kronospan


VA Intertrading


Work highlights


  • Advising Vamed on three projects related to the design, (re)construction and (re)equipment of three healthcare facilities in Ukraine, including a top-level children’s hospital in Kyiv, with total value of  €681m.
  • Acting as a lead counsel to Emergy AS (Norway) as sponsor on all aspects of EUR270mln loan facilities from Erste Group Bank AG and Procredit Bank AG, covered by the Export and Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO), to finance the construction of the Alibunar wind farm in northeast Serbia.
  • Advising Saint-Gobain Group on real estate issues related to the establishment of a new plant producing construction mixtures in western Ukraine.

Lexwell & Partners

Practice head(s):

Andrei Kolupaev


Testimonials

‘Professional team with meticulous approach to every detail ’

‘Andrey Kolupayev is one of the best lawyers in real estate in Ukraine ’

‘I am impressed by extremely in-depth knowledge, attention to details and integrated approach of the team. Those characteristics make them different from many others I have seen before.’

Key clients

Amstar


ArcelorMittal


CRH


Euroventures


Sumitec


Sumitomo


Toyota


Ukrainian Government


VS Energy


Work highlights


  • Advising an Austrian-based investor in connection with an acquisition of a number of commercial real estate objects in the centre of Kyiv.
  • Advising the CRH Group in connection with developing their mining activity areas.

SDM Partners LLC

Practice head(s):

Dmytro Syrota; Serhiy Dzis


Testimonials

‘SDM real estate team is the go-to for business-driven solutions. Their expertise and versatility in tackling complex legal matters have consistently impressed us in the various projects we’ve collaborated on. SDM’s unwavering focus was always on achieving our goals.’

‘Our primary contacts, Dmytro Syrota and Serhiy Dzis, have been instrumental in finding effective solutions for every issue encountered. With a keen eye for detail, they provide practical advice that has proven invaluable to our projects. Their extensive knowledge of the real estate market and practice has been a game-changer for us.’

Key clients

Mondelez Ukraine


Potato-chip plant “Lyuks”


Antika Law Firm

Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Kot


Key clients

AWT Bavaria, LLC


PJSC “Tutkovsky”


GOLAW

Practice head(s):

Sergiy Oberkovych; Oleksandr Melnyk


Key clients

BIE (Be’er Itzhak Energy)


KBPP Management LTD


Enkom A.S.


Work highlights


  • Advising BIE on matters related to the purchase of sunflower oil production facilities in Ukraine.
  • Advised KBBP Management and its Ukrainian subsidiary Khmelnytskiy biofuel power plant on challenging the refusal of State architectural inspection to issue a construction permit.
  • Advising Enkom on matters related to construction activities in Ukraine and contractual relations with the contractor.

JN Legal

Practice head(s):

Ian Levitas; Serhii Dakhnovsky


Testimonials

‘JN Legal – leading law firm in real estate and constructions practice. They have deep expertise in all real estate law issues. They fully solved our request in legal assistance.’

‘Managing partner Jan Levitas is excellent in real estate law. His experience provide us with possibility to make a grounded investment decisions.’

Key clients

Avrora


Europarking


GigaCenter


Tourist Hotel


National Reserve


Unido


Violet Line East


Creator Bud


ATB Corporation


KM Partners

Practice head(s):

Maxim Oleksiyuk


KPMG Law in Ukraine

Practice head(s):

Sergey Popov; Yuriy Katser


Key clients

Xian Electric Engineering Co. Ltd.


ATC Energie


Bristlecone A.S.


Work highlights


  • Advised a foreign investor on complex pre-investment due diligence of companies developing several plots of land to extract hydrocarbons that were at different stages of development.
  • Advised an international financial institution on structuring and comprehensive compliance with the regulatory environment for private sector participation in constructing biomass-powered CHPs in Ukraine.
  • Advised Ukrainian EPC contractor on constructing a 40 MW heat supply utility.

PwC Legal

Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Katasonov; Olga Balytska


Testimonials

‘Honest, experienced, diligent, caring, and professional.’

‘Olga Balytska stands out as an individual who has gone above and beyond in excellent and personal service in our affairs in Ukraine. Her honest, experienced, diligent, caring, and continuous professional attention has been noted.’

Key clients

Kyiv City Council


European Business Association


Shkrebets & Partners

Practice head(s):

Evgeniy Shkrebets; Andriy Syvak; Oleksii Meniv


Key clients

Zhylkomservis


Kharkivzelenstroy


Wolf Theiss

Practice head(s):

Taras Dumych


Key clients

KKR


World Central Kitchen (WCK)


Stuzo


International Rescue Committee (IRC)


Somkhishvili, Tamaz


TangoME


Work highlights


  • Assisting World Central Kitchen, a US-based NGO devoted to providing meals in response to natural disasters and humanitarian crises, with the lease of real estate premises in Western Ukraine.
  • Advising IRC, a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development NGO, on issues related to the lease of real estate objects in Ukraine.
  • Advising TangoMe on the lease of a Class A office business centre in Kyiv.