Ms Anna Pogrebna > CMS > Kyiv, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

01021 Kyiv

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Tax, Real Estate & Construction


Local Partner with focus on the fields of tax law, banking & finance and real estate offering outstanding legal advice and knowing the needs of clients from a company perspective too.


Anna Pogrebna is a Partner and Head of Banking and International Finance practice. She is also focusing on real estate and tax law. She has unparalleled experience in advising clients on the most significant international transactions in the Ukrainian market and has built excellent reputation advising on the most complicated cases related to international banking and finance matters, including bilateral and syndicated finance transactions, trade and commodity finance, project finance, banking regulatory, debt restructuring and enforcement of lenders’ rights.

Clients praise her for professionalism, readiness to assist in the most complicated cases and deep understanding of the challenging legal and business environment of the national market. Her legal supervision of the projects is always based on profound knowledge of the industry and she is one of the best who advises companies from aviation finance, metallurgical, real estate and construction, agricultural and pharma sectors.

As a tax expert, Anna has a profound experience of advising local and foreign clients on domestic and international tax matters tailoring a specific advice for the industry of the client. She keeps track on changing tax legislation in the country and offers her knowledge to the clients on corporate tax, transfer pricing, VAT and customs duties. In addition, Anna advises clients on amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine, MLI Convention and its impact on Ukraine-based subsidiaries of the multinational corporations as well as double taxation treaties.

Clients always appreciate her deep expertise and business focused approach when it comes to planning and optimising tax operations, project structuring, international tax planning and tax efficiency projects. In addition, she has a wealth of experience to represent clients before the state authorities and Ukrainian courts in complex tax disputes.

Anna is the co-author of Ukraine chapter of the Tax Controversy publication by Getting the Deal Through for 2017 and 2018.

Anna Pogrebna is a renowned expert in the field of real estate and construction. She regularly advises major Ukrainian and international businesses on structuring the legal and tax aspects of their property transactions, sales and purchases of properties through asset and share deals, property finance, as well as on various construction and infrastructure projects. Clients praise her for her professionalism, commitment and for understanding of their business. International major companies entrusted their legal and tax matters to her.

Anna Pogrebna joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in Kyiv in April 2012. She completed her studies of law at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. She also holds a Master’s degree in translation for German and English. With over eight years of experience in an international law firm and more than five years as in-house counsel for an agricultural company in Ukraine, Anna Pogrebna not only offers outstanding legal advice, but also knows the needs of clients from a company perspective.

Anna Pogrebna also acts as a legal counsel (Vertrauensanwältin) for the Economic and Trade Affairs Department of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine. She is admitted to the Ukrainian Bar since 2004.

Anna Pogrebna is a Leading Lawyer in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Real Estate & Construction according to the Legal 500 EMEA 2020. She is also recommended in Tax.





Member of the Round Table on Flexibility, Security and Efficiency of Security Rights over Real Property in Europe with vdp (Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken, Berlin), since 2010;

Member of the International Fiscal Association, Ukraine Branch;

Member of the Ukrainian National Mortgage Association (UNIA), since 2010;

Cooperation with SGE (Switzerland Global Enterprise, Swiss Export-Import Promotion Agency), legal consultant at SGE’s annual country consulting days for Ukraine, since 2009;

Member of the Ukrainian Bar Association, since 2005;

Member of the European Business Association;

Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine;

üAdvocate’s license issued by Kyiv region advocacy board, June 2004.


M.A. in Interpreting and Translation of Germanic Languages, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Ukraine), 1998

Scholarship, semester abroad at the Friedrich-Alexander University, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany), 1998

Master’s degree in Law,  Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University (Ukraine), 2002

IMD Business School, 2014