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75 ZHYLYANSKA STREET
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Ukraine > Energy Tier 1
Ukraine > Competition Tier 2
Ukraine > Dispute resolution Tier 2
Ukraine > Tax Tier 2
Ukraine > Employment Tier 3
Ukraine > White-collar crime Tier 4
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 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 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|
|Mr Dmytro Fedoruk||Partner, Head of Energy||View Profile|
|Mr Sergiy Gryshko||Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration||View Profile|
|Mr Olexiy Soshenko||Managing Partner, Head of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Debt Restructuring||View Profile|
|Ms 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 Releases13th April 2021 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.
3rd March 2021 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.
21st 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.