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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Widely regarded as a market leader in banking and finance, Avellum has a vastly experienced senior partner in Glib Bondar. He assisted Ukraine's Ministry of Finance with its $3bn eurobond issue, and advised Metinvest on refinancing $2.3bn-worth of debt. Taras Dmukhovskyy moved to an in-house position.

Leading individuals

Glib Bondar - Avellum

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum 'has unique experience and the best knowledge, so usually finds the best proposition for the client'. Mykola Stetsenko and Yuriy Nechayev, who are 'very hardworking and professional', are leading lights in the market. Senior associate Andriy Romanchuk is also noted. The team acted for Horizon Capital on the sale of its stake in Ergopack Group.

Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Yuriy Nechayev - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Andriy Romanchuk - Avellum

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum has a strong track record in landmark transactions for Ukrainian and multinational companies. Mykola Stetsenko, Yuriy Nechayev and rising star senior associate Yaroslav Medvediev are the key practitioners. For Karavan Group, the firm obtained merger clearance for the acquisition of Karavan Hypermarket chain by Auchan Group.

Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Yaroslav Medvediev - Avellum

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Avellum

Avellum climbs the ranking having further developed its practice since the 2017 merger with Aga Partners. The practice is known for 'excellent organisation, high-quality advice and a scrupulous approach to clients' needs'. Head of litigation Aminat Suleymanova and 'impressive' partner Ivan Kasynyuk are recommended. Clients include Syngenta and Ukrlandfarming.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum is 'very professional, diligent and capable of adapting to clients' needs'. Mykola Stetsenko leads the practice, which handles cross-border corporate transactions and litigation. Among his clients is US machinery manufacturer Deere & Company. The 'approachable and responsive' Yuriy Nechayev is also noted.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Avellum

Avellum handles the development, acquisition, disposal and financing of energy projects for financial investors and energy companies. Glib Bondar advised Ukraine's Ministry of Finance on a $250m loan to nuclear power operator Energoatom. EBRD and Metinvest are among the firm's other clients.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum provides 'a responsive, professional and knowledgeable service'. A leading firm for family law, it also handles the full range of private client services. Family lawyers Aminat Suleymanova and Iryna Moroz have 'great client skills and specialist legal knowledge'. Mykola Stetsenko, counsel Vadim Medvedev and associate Oleksandr Gubin  are highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Aminat Suleymanova - Avellum

Iryna Moroz - Avellum

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Oleksandr Gubin - Avellum

Vadim Medvedev - Avellum

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum is 'a leading firm - very deal oriented, with detailed knowledge'. Mykola Stetsenko is the key partner. Counsel Maksym Maksymenko and Yuriy Nechayev handled the real estate aspects of a  solar power plant project for ICU. Yuriy Zaremba, formerly of counsel with the firm, is now CEO at AxDraft.

Next generation lawyers

Maksym Maksymenko - Avellum

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

At Avellum, practice head Mykola Stetsenko and newly promoted specialist tax partner Vadim Medvedev are 'true stars able to handle all Ukrainian and international matters'. Clients include Metinvest and Ukrzaliznytsia.

Next generation lawyers

Vadim Medvedev - Avellum

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Ukraine

Offices in Kiev

Legal Developments by:
Avellum

  • AVELLUM advises on sale of Smart Plaza Obolon

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to sellers on the sale of Smart Plaza Obolon, a newly constructed shopping and entertainment center in Kyiv. URE Holding Limited, a company from Dragon Capital Group, acquired the properties.
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