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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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Maria Orlyk

Tel:
Work +380 44 500 1718
Email:
CMS

Work Department

Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition law

Position

Local Partner and specialist in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition/Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, IP

Career

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.

Languages

Ukrainian, English, Russian, Italian

Member

Admitted to the Ukrainian Bar since 2007; Ukrainian Bar Association; International Association of Defense Counsel.

Education

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&A

Within: Leading individuals

Maria Orlyk - CMS

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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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Competition

Within: Leading individuals

Maria Orlyk - CMS

Within: Competition

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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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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

Within: Employment

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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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

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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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

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  • BANKABLE PPA: A NEW VERSION FROM THE REGULATOR

    A power purchase agreement or PPA is one of the core documents needed for the purchase of electricity produced by a power plant.
    - GOLAW
  • ​HOW RISKY A TAXPAYER ARE YOU?

    A new blocking system for tax invoices, along with a new procedure for suspending the registration of tax invoices in the Unified Register of Tax Invoices, has been in operation since March 2018 in Ukraine. According to the new procedure, established under Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine resolution № 117 of Feb. 21, 2018, the registration of tax invoices is suspended when such invoices meet the risk criteria of the transaction, or when the taxpayer meets the risk criteria set for taxpayers.
    - GOLAW
  • NEW INSTRUMENTS OF CORPORATE SECURITY UNDER THE NEW LAW ON LLCS

    Strong oversight of corporate security and risk-taking is surely one of the most critical component of companies’ management process. We are no longer talking about whether or not boards should implement corporate governance and compliance policies: in the current climate we are grappling with the issue of all-round companies’ protection, which raises a much more meaningful set of questions.
    - GOLAW
  • Doing business in Ukraine: turning point for the currency control in Ukraine

    One of the most hotly discussed topics in 2019 is currency control liberalization in Ukraine.The currency control liberalization was one of Ukraine’s priorities under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. At the beginning of 2019 the National Bank of Ukraine (hereinafter the “NBU”) approved and promulgated all long-awaited regulations, serving as the basis for a new liberal system of foreign currency control. The new currency control system will be launched on 7 February 2019, the same day as the Law of Ukraine  On Currency and Exchange Transactions  becomes applicable. The changes are aimed at deregulation, facilitating cross-border transactions with foreign currency and expanding the list of available foreign currency transactions.
  • AVELLUM successfully represents client’s interests in GAFTA arbitration

    AVELLUM successfully represented the client's interests in GAFTA arbitration in the dispute with a Swiss trading company.
  • AVELLUM advised EVO Group on its merger with Rozetka

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to EVO Group, the internet company behind Ukraine’s leading marketplace Prom.ua, in connection with its merger with Rozetka, the leading online retailer based in Ukraine.
  • Viktoriia Morozova joins the AVELLUM’s Energy practice as of counsel

    AVELLUM is happy to announce that Viktoriia Morozova has joined the firm’s Energy and Infrastructure practice as an of counsel.
  • AVELLUM promotes Vadim Medvedev to tax partner

    AVELLUM is happy to announce the promotion of Vadim Medvedev to partner effective from 1 January 2019.
  • Certificate vs. Declaration of Conformity: What to Choose?

    Most Ukrainian companies have become accustomed to the fact that since 1 January 2018 the state certification system no longer exists in Ukraine. The compulsory certification abolishment, the transition to voluntary certification, and the application of technical regulations are part of the technical regulation system reform. Ukrainian manufacturers and importers therefore wonder: which document should be used to certify the conformity of products – a certificate of conformity or a declaration of conformity?
  • 2018 FCPA Enforcement Actions and Highlights

    Overall, 2018 was a more active year in terms of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") enforcement actions compared to 2017.