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Avellum

38 VOLODYMYRSKA STREET, 4TH FLOOR, 01030 KYIV, UKRAINE
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www.avellum.com
Kiev, Kiev

Ukraine

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

Avellum

Avellum is ‘top tier, one of the leading practices in Ukraine’. The ‘experiencedGlib Bondar advised bondholders on Metinvest’s $2.3bn debt restructuring. Taras Dmukhovskyy is a rising star. Igor Lozenko joined Sayenko Kharenko as counsel in December 2017.

Leading individuals

Glib Bondar - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Taras Dmukhovskyy - Avellum

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

Avellum

Avellum is, according to one client, ‘one of the best for M&A, if not the best’. Mykola Stetsenko, who is ‘client-friendly and commercial’, Yuriy Nechayev and rising star Andriy Romanchuk are the key contacts. In one highlight, the group handled a $43m acquisition for Kernel Holding.

Leading individuals

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Andriy Romanchuk - Avellum

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum’s team is ‘one of the strongest – very experienced, pragmatic and helpful’. Mykola Stetsenko and senior associate Yaroslav Medvediev assisted AGCO Groupon with clearance for the €310m acquisition of Cimbria Group.

Next generation lawyers

Yaroslav Medvediev - Avellum

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Avellum

At Avellum, finance expert Glib Bondar and Yuriy Nechayev, who was recently promoted to the partnership, are active in investment arbitrations. Bondar also handled a high-value debt recovery matter for a large European bank. Dmytro Marchukov left to join Integrites. Aminat Suleymanova, Irina Moroz and the ‘hardworking and creative’ Ivan Kasynyuk were new arrivals in July 2018 as a result of the firm’s merger with AGA Partners.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Avellum

Avellum’s broad practice has specialist expertise in the pharmaceutical, IT and clinical research industries. Mykola Stetsenko and senior associate Yuriy Zaremba are the key names. Allergan and Boehringer Ingelheim are clients.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Avellum

Avellum excels in corporate transactions and cross-border financing for major energy sector clients. Finance specialist Glib Bondar and counsel Igor Lozenko advised DTEK Energy shareholders on its over $1.2bn restructuring.

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

Avellum advises high-net-worth individuals and families on matters including wealth management, immigration and tax. Mykola Stetsenko handled the $1bn transfer of the Roshen group to a blind trust. Vadim Medvedev provides ‘brilliant and precise’ advice. Following the firm’s merger with AGA Partners in July 2018, the ‘honest, trustworthy and diligent’ Aminat Suleymanova, Irina Moroz and Alexander Gubin have joined the team.

Leading individuals

Aminat Suleymanova - Avellum

Mykola Stetsenko - Avellum

Next generation lawyers

Alexander Gubin - Avellum

Vadim Medvedev - Avellum

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

Avellum

Avellum’s practice head Mykola Stetsenko and senior associate Yuriy Zaremba are recommended for development projects and M&A-related land deals. The duo advised Kernel Holding on purchasing an agribusiness with complex real estate assets.

Next generation lawyers

Yuriy Zaremba - Avellum

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Avellum

At Avellum, Mykola Stetsenko has ‘good understanding of international tax law’. He and Vadim Medvedev advised MTI on corporate restructuring and asset transfers.

Next generation lawyers

Vadim Medvedev - Avellum

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Ukraine

Offices in Kiev and Kiev

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
  • New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

    The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).
  • The Code of bankruptcy procedure in Ukraine: positives and negatives of the new document

    The Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law on the Code of Bankruptcy Procedure (No. 8060). Among other things, it is noted that such a document will increase the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, the level of protection of the rights of creditors, improve the procedures for selling debtor property at the auction, increase the level of execution of contracts and court decisions. However, does the text of the document correspond to the stated purpose? 
    - GOLAW
  • CHANGES TO PPA: TO MAKE FINANCIAERS HAPPY

    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
  • Antitrust Compliance Program in Ukraine: Current Status and Development Prospect

    Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner, AVELLUM
  • Recent Legal Developments in Renewable Energy Sector

    Glib Bondar, Partner, AVELLUM
  • A Remarkable Year of Restructuring. What Next?

    What happened in 2015 in the world of Ukrainian corporate finance was a reflection of larger scale events in and around Ukraine. In this article, we will share our view of the key events in 2015 in the area of cor-porate finance, highlight the most important legislative and regulatory developments in finance and, based on our experience, make a few suggestions for creditors and debtors on how to navigate through 2016.
  • Enforcement in Ukraine of Interim Orders Issued by Foreign Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

    In the past few years Ukrainian clients have developed an appetite for solving their disputes abroad. Litigation and arbitration sagas involving Ukrainian parties or related to Ukrainian assets often spread across many jurisdictions. In many such sagas various interim reliefs were granted by courts and tribunals.
  • Applicable law in contractual disputes: recent arbitration practice

    AstapovLawyers Partner Eugene Blinov & the firm's Associate Roman Protsyshyn share their recent arbitration practice regarding applicable law in contractual disputes.
  • Disputes arising from finance arrangements: post-crisis phenomenon in Ukraine – read more!

    The 2008 financial crisis peak had hardly faded away, when another breaking news was brought to the surface in CIS countries: a significant part of the funds advanced during the pre-crisis period by banks and other financial institutions to support various businesses and commercial initiatives, flew beyond national frontiers to be found in Panama, BVI, Seychelles, Jersey, Cyprus and other offshore and onshore jurisdictions in the pockets of numerous private persons, mostly CIS nationals. No surprise this fact led to a tsunami of disputes, one way or the other related to repayment of loans and funds advanced under other types of finance arrangements. Many of those disputes are still pending, thus, keeping finance arrangements among the top-litigated issues within CIS borders.