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CMS

19B INSTYTUTSKA ST., 01021 KIEV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 500 1718
Fax:
Fax +380 44 500 1716
Web:
cms.law
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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMS has ‘a strong and experienced team that understands cross-border financing’. Anna Pogrebna, Olga Belyakova and senior associate Kateryna Chechulina are the key contacts. Clients include Deutsche Bank,

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

CMS

CMS’ practice is ‘one of the leaders in the market’. Maria Orlyk, Graham Conlon, Olexander Martinenko and ‘extraordinary’ rising star Tetyana Dovgan are key names. Mane Group is a client.

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Maria Orlyk - CMS

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Tetyana Dovgan - CMS

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

CMS

At CMS, corporate partner Maria Orlyk acted for EBRD in a project designed to modernise the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, which included the development of internal regulations and training for Committee staff. MV Cargo and Mane Group are clients.

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Maria Orlyk - CMS

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMS handles complex banking and finance disputes and international arbitration. Olexander Martinenko, Anna Pogrebna and Maria Orlyk are the key contacts. The team represented JKX Oil & Gas in a high-value dispute concerning gas market restrictions.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMS’ team focuses on immigration matters, redundancies and disputes. Practice head Maria Orlyk advised multinational company Mane Group on employment matters arising from a multi-jurisdictional acquisition.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

CMS

Practice heads Vitaliy Radchenko and Olexander Martinenko at CMS are highly experienced in corporate and regulatory matters in the energy sector. Radchenko advised Slovak oil company Nafta on a joint venture with Cub Energy.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMS has a strong practice for IP rights management and disputes. Maria Orlyk handled patent infringement matters for a leading crop science company. Olexander Martinenko is also recommended.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMS’ highlights included assisting Heta Asset Resolution with obligations following the sale of Hypo Alpe-Adria-Leasing. Anna Pogrebna is noted. Daniel Bilak is currently seconded to a government position.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

CMS

At CMS, practice head Anna Pogrebna, who is ‘experienced and insightful’, assisted Mane Group with a withholding tax matter. Olexander Martinenko is also recommended.

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Further information on CMS

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France

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Hong Kong

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Hungary

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Latin America: International firms

Italy

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Lebanon

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London

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Morocco

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Montenegro

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Netherlands

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North West

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Oman

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Poland

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Portugal

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Romania

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Russia

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Scotland

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South East

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Singapore

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Slovenia

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Switzerland

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Ukraine

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Yorkshire and the Humber

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Serbia

Offices in Belgrade

Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

Legal Developments in Ukraine

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • AVELLUM advises on acquisition of shares in Bank Lviv

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to a private equity vehicle managed by responsAbility Investments AG (“responsAbility ”) in connection with the acquisition of a shareholding in Bank Lviv. Bank Lviv is the first investment project of responsAbility in Ukraine. Further on, responsAbility intends to increase its stake in the bank to 51%.
  • RESPONSIBILITY OF OFFICIALS UNDER THE NEW LAW ON LLC

    Officials of the company according to the new Law on LLC shall bear joint and several and in some cases – subsidiary liability to the company.
    - GOLAW
  • Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding

    Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding on the successful debt restructuring and subsequent sale
  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
  • New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

    The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).
  • The Code of bankruptcy procedure in Ukraine: positives and negatives of the new document

    The Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law on the Code of Bankruptcy Procedure (No. 8060). Among other things, it is noted that such a document will increase the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, the level of protection of the rights of creditors, improve the procedures for selling debtor property at the auction, increase the level of execution of contracts and court decisions. However, does the text of the document correspond to the stated purpose? 
    - GOLAW
  • CHANGES TO PPA: TO MAKE FINANCIAERS HAPPY

    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
  • Antitrust Compliance Program in Ukraine: Current Status and Development Prospect

    Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner, AVELLUM
  • Recent Legal Developments in Renewable Energy Sector

    Glib Bondar, Partner, AVELLUM
  • A Remarkable Year of Restructuring. What Next?

    What happened in 2015 in the world of Ukrainian corporate finance was a reflection of larger scale events in and around Ukraine. In this article, we will share our view of the key events in 2015 in the area of cor-porate finance, highlight the most important legislative and regulatory developments in finance and, based on our experience, make a few suggestions for creditors and debtors on how to navigate through 2016.