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VECTOR BUSINESS CENTRE, 52 BOHDANA KHMENYTSKOGO STREET, 01030 KYIV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 490 91 00
Fax:
Fax +380 44 490 91 02
Email:
Web:
www.aequo.ua

Denis Lysenko

Tel:
Work +38 044 490 91 00
Email:
Aequo

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition, Government Relations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Customs; Agro,Consumer and Retail, Energy and Natural Resources, Private Equity

Position

Managing Partner

Career

For over 15 years Denis has been acting for foreign investors (strategic players, private equity, banks and other lenders) in cross-border transactions involving Ukrainian assets, and investments in greenfield and brownfield projects.

He regularly represents major companies and investors in the Ukrainian economy (including acting on behalf of foreign and domestic clients at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the State Property Fund of Ukraine) in acquiring Ukrainian strategic assets and establishment of joint ventures.

During 2000’s Denis acted for major Ukrainian clients in privatization projects (steel and natural resources) in Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic), also representing their interests before the European Commission in financing and competition (including state aid) matters.

He has extensive practical experience in restructuring groups of companies and legal due diligence, successful support and closing of cross-border and domestic M&A deals, as well as thorough tax planning for optimal structuring of business presence and commercial transactions involving international and domestic clients in Ukraine.

Denis Lysenko has been repeatedly recommended by reputable international and local legal rankings such as Best Lawyers, Chambers Europe/Global, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Legal Experts Europe, Middle East & Africa, PLC Which Lawyer?, The Tax Directors Handbook, Who's Who Legal, Top 100 best Lawyers of Ukraine. Clients' Choice by Legal newspaper (Ukraine), The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, etc.

Languages

English, Russian, Ukrainian

Member

International Bar Association (IBA), Kyiv City Bar (admitted since 2003), Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)

Education

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of International Law, 2001


Ukraine

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Denis Lysenko - Aequo

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Competition

Within: Leading individuals

Denis Lysenko - Aequo

Within: Competition

Aequo provides ‘a high-quality service, fast responses and a business-oriented approach’ on merger control matters and investigations. Denis Lysenko counts Danone and Fairfax among his clients. Yevgen Blok is also noted.

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Energy

Within: Energy

At Aequo, the ‘reliable and intelligentAnna Babych and the ‘strategic and experiencedDenis Lysenko lead the energy team. Yulia Kyrpa advised Naftogaz on the €478m financing of gas purchases. Investor Guris Holding is also a client.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

At Aequo, ‘strong negotiatorYulia Kyrpa assisted Dragon Capital with purchasing Kiev’s Pyramid shopping mall. Denis Lysenko is ‘an outstanding practitioner’ and Mykhaylo Soroka is also noted.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Aequo’s head of tax Denis Lysenko and associate Vasyl Mishchenko are highly recommended. They advised Epicentr K on the tax implications of financial restructuring.

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