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Redcliffe Partners
01032 KYIV

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 The Legal 500 2020.

Cross-border focus: We have handled some of the most complex cross-border transactions involving Ukraine.

Fast-growing: 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.

Diversity: We employ US-, UK-, and Ukraine-qualified lawyers, making us one of the most diverse law firms in Ukraine.

Agribusiness Rob 044 390 5885
Antitrust and competition Anastasia 044 390 5885
Banking and finance Olexiy 044 390 5885
Capital markets Olexiy 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Rob 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Zoryana 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Dmytro 044 390 5885
Debt restructuring and insolvency Olexiy 044 390 5885
Energy and natural resources Dmytro 044 390 5885
Healthcare, life sciences and chemicals Dmytro 044 390 5885
Infrastructure and PPP Svitlana 044 390 5885
Intellectual property Maria 044 390 5885
International arbitration Sergiy 044 390 5885
Labour and employment Zoryana 044 390 5885
Litigation Sergiy 044 390 5885
Real estate and construction Svitlana 044 390 5885
Tax Oleksandr 044 390 5885
TMT Rob 044 390 5885
Dmytro Fedoruk photoMr Dmytro FedorukPartner, Head of Energy
Sergiy Gryshko photoMr Sergiy GryshkoPartner, Head of Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration
Olexiy Soshenko photoMr Olexiy SoshenkoManaging Partner, Head of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Debt Restructuring 
Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk photoMs Zoryana Sozanska-MatviychukPartner, Head of M&A
Number of lawyers : 30+
American Chamber of Commerce
European Business Association
International Chamber of Commerce
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
International Fiscal Association (IFA)

Former Chairman of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine joins Redcliffe Partners

Redcliffe Partners is pleased to announce that Yuriy Terentyev, former Chairman of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU), has joined the firm as a partner. Yuriy brings a wealth of experience to boost the firm’s capabilities in competition, corporate and commercial, government relations and international trade.Prior to being appointed as the AMCU Chairman by the Ukrainian Parliament in 2015, Yuriy was the General Counsel of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih and held various management positions in the Ukrainian offices of Metro Cash & Carry, Japan Tobacco International and Bristol Myers Squibb.Yuriy’s work highlights include:
  • As the AMCU Chairman, carrying out the relaunch of the AMCU, which helped to increase the external economic impact (as per the OECD methodology) fourfold versus 2015, to USD150 million per annum in 2019 and overseeing the rollout of the state aid control system.
  • As the General Counsel of ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, renegotiating the privatisation conditions with the State Property Fund of Ukraine, as well as overseeing the successful defence in one of the largest tax litigation cases – valued at USD650 million – and the litigation concerning the invalidation of the collective labour agreement.
  • As the General Counsel of Metro Cash & Carry Ukraine, overseeing the launch of the group’s wholesale and retail business in Ukraine, which achieved over USD1 billion in annual turnover.
Olexiy Soshenko, Managing Partner of Redcliffe Partners, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Yuriy to the firm, and believe his expertise will greatly increase our capabilities. His ability to provide insights from numerous perspectives – whether handling corporate and commercial projects or negotiating with the state authorities – is an invaluable asset when managing the challenges our clients face.”Yuriy adds: “Redcliffe Partners’ team has deserved its reputation at the top of the market, and I am delighted to be joining the firm. I look forward to bringing the experience I have to assist the firm’s clients to continue developing their businesses in Ukraine and the region.”Yuriy Terentyev's joining Redcliffe Partners follows our recent announcement of the addition of Sergiy Ignatovsky as a Litigation and Restructuring Partner.

Redcliffe Partners hires new partner Sergiy Ignatovsky

Redcliffe Partners is pleased to announce our new partner Sergiy Ignatovsky, who joins the firm's leading Litigation and Restructuring practices.Sergiy is one of the top professionals in Ukraine focusing on restructurings, high-profile complex litigation and special situations.

Aspect Energy and SigmaBleyzer sign a Production Sharing Agreement with the State of Ukraine

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.

“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 deal

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.

Redcliffe Partners advised EBRD on an up to USD27 million secured financing to Nibulon

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.

Redcliffe Partners advised EBRD on providing an up to EUR 25 million term loan to UkSATSE

 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.

Redcliffe Partners advised a Dutch financial institution on a secured financing to Nibulon

 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.

Redcliffe Partners advises YayPay on €17 million acquisition by Quadient

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.

Redcliffe Partners advised Citibank Ukraine in connection with a loan to Myronivsky Hliboproduct

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.