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Ms Maria Orlyk
Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition law
Local Partner and specialist in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, IP
Maria is Partner at CMS in Kyiv, which she joined since its first days in 2006. She has ample experience of advising clients from various industries, including mining, financial services, pharmaceuticals, heavy machinery, energy, automotive, paint and coatings and others. She advises on complex multijurisdictional transactions, projects and disputes. Maria is a member of a number of governmental working groups aimed at improvement of investment climate in Ukraine. Before joining CMS she worked in renowned Ukrainian and international law firms and also interned with a law firm in Washington D.C.
Ukrainian, English, Russian, Italian
Admitted to the Ukrainian Bar since 2007; Ukrainian Bar Association; International Association of Defense Counsel.
Master’s degree in law from Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv; LL.M. degree of the Wake Forest University (USA); Master’s degree in translation for English and Ukrainian.
Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&AWithin: Leading individuals -
CMS is widely regarded as a leading firm for cross-border M&A deals. Highly regarded duo Graham Conlon and Maria Orlyk and counsel Tetyana Dovgan are key practitioners. Clients include HNA Group and Scatec Solar. For SD Capital, the firm handled a joint venture with P&O Maritime.
Ukraine > CompetitionWithin: Leading individuals -
‘Often seen on high-end assignments and complex transactions‘, CMS has experienced competition lawyers in Maria Orlyk and Olga Belyakova. For SD Capital, the firm successfully obtained merger clearance for a joint venture with port operator P&O Maritime.
Ukraine > Dispute resolution
Commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, cross-border litigation and energy disputes are key areas of focus for CMS, where Olexander Martinenko, Anna Pogrebna and Maria Orlyk are among the key partners. Vitaliy Radchenko handled the enforcement of an arbitral award for JKX Oil & Gas.
Ukraine > Employment
CMS handles advisory work, redundancies, internal policies, outsourcing, restructuring, labour disputes and immigration matters. Olga Belyakova and practice head Maria Orlyk are the main contacts. Senior associate Nataliya Nakonechna is also noted. The team advised Scatec Solar on the employment aspects of a corporate acquisition.
Ukraine > Intellectual property
CMS handles domestic and cross-border IP matters including litigation and rights management. Commercial partner Olexander Martinenko and practice head Maria Orlyk are the key contacts. Olga Belyakova advised a US social media company on the transfer of IP rights.
Ukraine > White-collar crime
Senior partner Olexander Martinenko leads the commercial, regulatory and disputes group at CMS. He recently acted for a major multinational oil and gas company in an investigation of its Ukrainian subsidiary. Maria Orlyk and senior associate Olga Shenk are also recommended.
- Commercial, corporate and M&A - Ukraine
- Competition - Ukraine
- Employment - Ukraine
- Leading individuals - Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Leading individuals - Ukraine > Competition
- Dispute resolution - Ukraine
- Intellectual property - Ukraine
- White-collar crime - Ukraine
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