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DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

77A CHERVONOARMIYSKA VUL, 03150 KYIV, UKRAINE
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Ukraine

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

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

DLA Piper Ukraine LLCscores highly’ for its service level. Practice head Oleksandr Kurdydyk advised ABH Holdings on the $450m sale of Ukrsotsbank to Alfa Group. EBRD and Dragon Capital are also clients.

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

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC is ‘always responsive, reliable and able to outperform expectations’. Margarita Karpenko and Alla Kozachenko, who are highly regarded, advised Crown Agents on a UAH1.07bn state-financed procurement programme.

Leading individuals

Margarita Karpenko - DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

At DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, Galyna Zagorodniuk focuses on high-level and complex merger clearance matters, investigations and disputes. She assisted ABH Holdings with obtaining clearance for the $450m acquisition of Ukrsotsbank.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

Olga Vorozhbyt joined DLA Piper Ukraine LLC from CMS to lead the firm’s growing litigation practice. She acted for international development company Crown Agents in a matter relating to a data breach. Pfizer is also a client.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC is best known for handling senior executive exits, regulatory advice, collective bargaining agreements and employment disputes. Margarita Karpenko’s clients include a multinational pharmaceutical company.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

At DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, Oleksandr Kurdydyk acted for Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety on establishing an energy efficiency fund. Galyna Zagorodniuk is also recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC provides ‘fully appropriate service and is clearly experienced in litigation’. Practice head Natalia Pakhomovska and senior associate Natalia Kirichenko are recommended. Nike is a key client.

Leading individuals

Natalia Pakhomovska - DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

At DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, ‘standards are high in every way’. Natalia Kochergina has ‘extensive knowledge, strong negotiation skills and a strategic approach’. Oleg Matiusha is also recommended. Cargill and McDonald’s are among their clients.

Leading individuals

Natalia Kochergina - DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

Illya Sverdlov, who was promoted to the partnership in May 2018, leads the practice at DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, which counts Crown Agents, Leroy Merlin and McDonald’s among its clients.

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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  • Renewable energy in Ukraine: trends to expect in 2019

    The alternative energy industry is one of the fastest growing and most attractive sectors for investment in Ukraine. This can be explained, inter alia , by the favorable geographical conditions in Ukraine, where solar radiation is more intense than, for example, in Germany. The wind speed in this Eastern European country makes it possible to develop large-scale wind projects. Moreover, Ukraine has a huge potential in electricity production from biogas, which, in some cases, is already partially being successfully implemented.
  • The Parliament of Ukraine ratified the MLI Convention. Is this the end of offshores?

    “Ukraine will never join BEPS and will not introduce an automatic exchange of tax information! Ukrainian tax authorities are not able to understand the international tax planning and therefore BEPS will not work in Ukraine!” - such statements in different variations repeatedly sounded addressing the deoffshorization process launched in Ukraine a few years ago.
    - GOLAW
  • AVELLUM advises PrJSC “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina” on squeeze-out and transformation procedure

    AVELLUM advised the client on minorities squeeze-out procedure followed by the successful corporate reorganisation of “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina” from a private joint stock company to a limited liability company.
  • AVELLUM advises MTB Bank and Bank Center on merger

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel on the merger of Public Joint Stock Company “MTB Bank” (“MTB Bank ”) and Public Joint Stock Company “Commercial Bank “Center” (“Bank Center ”). The merger was conducted under a simplified procedure introduced by the Law of Ukraine “On Simplifying Reorganisation and Capitalisation Procedures for Banks ”, which became effective on 29 April 2017 (“Law ”).
  • AVELLUM advises Kernel on USD64 million acquisition of railcar business by its investment fund

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to its longstanding client Kernel Holding S.A. (“Kernel ”) on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine (“RTK-Ukraine ”) worth, based on the enterprise value, USD64 million.
  • AVELLUM advises solar power plant developer on sale of solar project

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company, which owns the underlying assets to develop a 120MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser.
  • Cancellation of the "green" tariff: international practice of protecting the rights of foreign inves

    Perhaps the hottest topic in the energy sector at the end of 2018 and early this year is the discussion of changes to the approaches of providing state support for electric power producers from renewable sources. The main idea of the change is that, starting from 2020, new players of the RES market will be subject to a new incentive system - "auctions" instead of the "green" tariff. 
    - GOLAW
  • 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