Firm Profile > Redcliffe Partners > Kiev, Ukraine
Redcliffe Partners Offices
75 ZHYLYANSKA STREET
Redcliffe Partners > The Legal 500 Rankings
Redcliffe Partners is 'used to working on international transactions and is very responsive and business-oriented, providing a very high quality of legal advice'. Led by Olexiy Soshenko, who is noted for his advice to international banks and financial institutions, the firm is visible in many of the largest financing transactions in the market, ranging from complex restructurings of financial liabilities to project and infrastructure finance and loans for major lenders. The firm counts Natixis, Credit Suisse, UniCredit and the EBRD among its clients. Associate Evgeniy Vazhynskiy advises on areas including syndicated loans and project and renewables finance.
‘Evgeniy Vazhynskiy is a great lawyer, very responsive, thorough and business oriented. It’s been a great experience working with him.’
‘Overall, the firm is absolutely first-rate. I have done a lot of Ukrainian work including a restructuring of one of the biggest Ukrainian corporates and would not go anywhere else. They can be trusted to perform on the most high-profile of deals.‘
‘Olexiy Soshenko is a great lawyer who wins the complete trust of international clients. In one of the most challenging of European jurisdictions he speaks their language.‘
‘Associate Olesia Mykhailenko is absolutely superb.‘
Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)
ING Bank N.V.
Deutsche Bank AG
Citibank Europe Plc
Energy Tier 1
Redcliffe Partners is a leader in the project finance space and clients remark that it has 'a smart, efficient and hardworking team that does great work'. Practice head Dmytro Fedoruk frequently handles transactional and regulatory matters for oil and gas companies. The firm has developed a large portfolio of work in the renewable energy sector, which includes a key role in the largest wind project financing in Ukraine.
‘Dmytro Fedoruk is one of the best lawyers that I have worked with in Europe. He helps me identify issues and craft solutions before they become impediments. It doesn’t hurt that he is also super-responsive and incredibly easy to work with.‘
Glencore International AG
Aice Hydro A/S
Mng Group of Companies
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Black Sea Trade and Development Bank
Investment Fund for Developing Countries
Competition Tier 2
Newly promoted partner Anastasia Usova leads the practice at Redcliffe Partners, which handles complex competition matters relating to abuse of dominance, cartels, commercial and pricing practices, and distribution agreements, as well as merger control filings in the CIS and the EU. Senior associate Nataliya Kovalyova specialises in advising multinational and Ukrainian clients on merger control and concerted practices. The firm frequently acts on global M&A deals with international law firms such as Clifford Chance LLP.
Dispute resolution Tier 3
At Redcliffe Partners, practice head Sergiy Gryshko handles investment arbitration and joint venture and M&A disputes, as well as international commercial arbitration in the energy, construction, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, banking and finance, insurance and telecoms sectors. The firm frequently acts for multinational companies, investors, financial institutions and project developers operating and investing in Ukraine. Ukrnafta and JPMorgan Securities are among its key clients.
Employment Tier 3
Redcliffe Partners has an impressive roster of multinational clients, including Saudi company SALIC, Belgian investment group Straco and Ukrnafta, Ukraine's largest oil company. Rob Shantz and Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk are the key contacts.
Intellectual property Tier 3
Redcliffe Partners hired a new head of IP towards the end of 2019, with Maria Koval joining as counsel from Ilyashev & Partners. The firm advises clients on developing, exploiting and protecting their IP assets, with a range of services relating to trade names, copyright, patents, designs, domain names, trade secrets, marketing, franchising and unfair competition issues. It has a special focus on trade mark analysis, registration and protection.
‘We have used Redcliffe Partners’ IP team repeatedly for trade mark portfolio management advice and trade mark registration. The team has outstanding international outreach and is capable of handling multiple international registrations as one project. The team is never shy to question the approach suggested by the client or to offer an even better solution both at the local level and internationally.‘
INKAS Group of Companies
Next Level Racing
Real estate and construction Tier 3
Redcliffe Partners is noted for advising on property investments, real estate transactions and the financing of construction projects. The practice, which is led by Svitlana Teush, handled large-scale cross-border projects, notably in the energy and agriculture sectors; Teush has extensive experience in real estate, construction, energy and infrastructure, procurement and privatisation mandates. SALIC and EBRD are among the firm's clients.
Tax Tier 3
Counsel Oleksandr Markov leads the tax advisory and tax disputes practice at Redcliffe Partners, which covers general tax advisory issues, tax administration and compliance, transactional matters and contentious matters. Markov frequently assists international and domestic clients with tax audits and subsequent proceedings in the courts, and is also sought after for his advice on criminal proceedings related to tax evasion.
Redcliffe Partners > Firm Profile
Redcliffe Partners is a leading Ukrainian law firm that provides a full range of legal services to large national enterprises, international companies, financial institutions and private investors who are conducting business or investment activities in Ukraine.
We are involved in the majority of the largest and most complicated transactions and litigation cases in Ukraine.
The basis of our work and dynamic development is a powerful international team, practical experience in the most active business sectors, and impeccable professional ethics and business transparency.
Top-tier law firm
Tier 1 in all of our key practices: Banking, M&A and Energy according to Legal 500 2019.
We have handled some of the most complex cross-border transactions involving Ukraine.
We have grown threefold and added a number of practice areas over the past three years, which makes us one of the most dynamic and fastest growing law firms in Ukraine.
We employ US-, UK-, and Ukraine-qualified lawyers, making us one of the most diverse law firms in Ukraine.
|Agribusiness||Rob Shantz||Rob.Shantz@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Antitrust and competition||Anastasia Usova||Anastasia.Usova@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Banking and finance||Olexiy Soshenko||Olexiy.Soshenko@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Capital markets||Olexiy Soshenko||Olexiy.Soshenko@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Corporate and M&A||Rob Shantz||Rob.Shantz@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Corporate and M&A||Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk||Zoryana.Sozanska@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Corporate and M&A||Dmytro Fedoruk||Dmytro.Fedoruk@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Debt restructuring and insolvency||Olexiy Soshenko||Olexiy.Soshenko@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Energy and natural resources||Dmytro Fedoruk||Dmytro.Fedoruk@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Healthcare, life sciences and chemicals||Dmytro Fedoruk||Dmytro.Fedoruk@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Infrastructure and PPP||Svitlana Teush||Svitlana.Teush@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Intellectual property||Maria Koval||Maria.Koval@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|International arbitration||Sergiy Gryshko||Sergiy.Gryshko@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Labour and employment||Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk||Zoryana.Sozanska@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Litigation||Sergiy Gryshko||Sergiy.Gryshko@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Real estate and construction||Svitlana Teush||Svitlana.Teush@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Tax||Oleksandr Markov||Oleksandr.Markov@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|TMT||Rob Shantz||Rob.Shantz@redcliffe-partners.com||+38 044 390 5885|
|Dmytro Fedoruk||Partner, Head of Energy||View Profile|
|Sergiy Gryshko||Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration||View Profile|
|Olexiy Soshenko||Managing Partner, Head of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Debt Restructuring||View Profile|
|Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk||Partner, Head of M&A||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 30+
LanguagesEnglish French Russian Ukrainian
MembershipsAmerican Chamber of Commerce European Business Association International Chamber of Commerce Association of International Petroleum Negotiators International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Press Releases21st January 2021 Redcliffe Partners advised US investors Aspect Energy and SigmaBleyzer (acting jointly through a special-purpose vehicle, Ukrainian Energy, L.L.C.) in connection with the 18-month negotiation and successful signing of a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) with the State of Ukraine. These are the first US investors to invest via PSA since the exit of Chevron from Ukraine in 2014.
Redcliffe Partners is pleased to announce the promotion to partner of Svitlana Teush, who leads the firm’s Renewable Energy, Real Estate and Construction practices.21st September 2020 “Svitlana has been with us for four years. She, together with her team, has built the renewable energy, construction and real estate practices into one of the strongest in the market”, Managing Partner Olexiy Soshenko said. “She has been actively involved in various business development activities making Redcliffe Partners more visible on the market”. During that period, Redcliffe's team has worked on a number of prominent transactions in the region, including the project financings of a 250 MW Syvash wind power project and construction of a new private grain terminal in Ukraine’s Black Sea commercial port, Yuzhny.
Redcliffe Partners advised SABIC on obtaining merger clearance in Ukraine for the largest ever M&A deal18th August 2020 Redcliffe Partners has advisedSaudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) on obtaining merger clearance fromthe Ukrainian competition authority for the sale of 70% of the shares to SaudiArabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), for a total purchase price of USD 69.1billion. The seller of the shares was the Public Investment Fund of SaudiArabia (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
18th August 2020 Redcliffe Partners acted as Ukrainian legal adviser to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with an up to USD27 million short term secured loan to be provided to Nibulon LLC, one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural companies, for financing of the seasonal working capital needs of the Group's trading operations, in particular primary processing, storage and transportation of commodities and their subsequent sale for export.
18th August 2020 Redcliffe Partnersacted as Ukrainian legal to EBRD in connection with an up to EUR 25 millionterm loan to be provided to Ukrainian State Air Traffic Services Enterprisetowards working capital needs.
18th August 2020 Redcliffe Partners acted as Ukrainian legal adviser to a Dutch international financial institution in connection with an up to USD20 million term secured loan to be provided to Nibulon LLC, one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural companies, to finance purchase of grain and other agricultural commodities of the harvest campaigns of 2020 and 2021. Redcliffe Partners' role in the transaction included reviewing and negotiating the finance documents, the preparation and signing of security documents, security perfection, collection of conditions precedent, and issuance of the Ukrainian legal opinion. Our team advising on the transaction consisted of Olexiy Soshenko, managing partner, Evgeniy Vazhynskiy, senior associate, and Eduard Olentsevych, associate. English law advice was provided by Hogan Lovells International LLP, and Swiss law advice was provided by Froriep LLP.
18th August 2020 Redcliffe Partners acted as Ukrainian counsel to leading financial technology company YayPay, which specialises in accounts receivable automation solutions, in connection with the acquisition by Quadient, a leading manufacturer of mailing equipment and provider of mailing-related services, for a majority stake in YayPay Inc. Redcliffe Partners also advised on tax-related and competition law matters.
19th June 2020 Redcliffe Partners acted as a legal adviser to Citibank Ukraine in connection with a loan of up to USD30 million to Myronivsky Hliboproduct (“MHP”), one of the largest Ukrainian producers and exporters of agricultural products and poultry meat.