Practices

Most of the clients refer to us due to our reputation, recommendations and feedbacks of long-term clients, as well as results achieved by us within cooperation with leading international and domestic companies, state agencies and individuals.

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Dispute resolution

Legal support in resolving of all types of disputes in the courts of all levels;

The effective defense of clients’ rights in disputes that are considered by Ukrainian courts under the rules of administrative, civil, economic and criminal justice;

The effective representation of clients’ rights in arbitration, including in-house foreign arbitration institutions and arbitration ad hoc.

Among our clients are:
Astarta (agro-industrial holding), Cadogan Petroleum Ltd. (a public oil & gas company), Delta Sport (chain of sport shops, official representative of Nike in Ukraine), TNK-BP (an oil company).

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Banking and finance

Structuring various financial transactions (including private and sovereign borrowings and lending, acquisition finance, asset and commodity finance, corporate finance, trade finance, pre-export finance, project finance, syndicated facilities, bond issues);

Advising on insolvency and debt restructuring;

Provision a full range of legal assistance in obtaining permits from the National Bank of Ukraine (licenses for investments, permits for acquisition or increase of qualifying shareholding etc.).

Among our clients are:  
ABN Amro (a Dutch bank), Barclays (a British multinational bank), Calyon (Credit Agricole`s corporate and investment banking entity), Citibank (the consumer division of financial services multinational Citigroup), Citigroup (an American multinational investment banking), Credit Suisse (a Swiss multinational financial services holding company), Deutsche Bank (a German global banking and financial services company), DutchDevelopment Bank (a Dutch banking and financial services company), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (an international financial institution), HSBC Bank Plc. (a British multinational banking and financial services holding company), Hypo Real Estate Bank AG (a German real estate financing banks), ING Bank N.V. (a Dutch multinational banking and financial services group), Interpipe (the influential Ukrainian metallurgical mill company), Morgan Stanley (a leading global financial services firm), Societe Generale (a French multinational banking and financial services), State Street Bank (an investment servicing division of State Street), The Royal Bank of Scotland (one of the retail banking subsidiaries of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc), UBS Investment Bank (a Swiss global financial services company), UniCredit Bank LLC (a Russian bank headquartered in Moscow), WestLB AG (a European commercial bank in Dusseldorf).

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Corporate practice

Provision a full complex of legal support with respect to the set-up of business and its further activity;

Full-scope legal due diligence of Ukrainian enterprises;

Provision legal assistance on corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions of existing business entities;

Development of the strategies and identification of potential risks for the effective structuring of respective operations.

Among our clients are:
Astarta (agro-industrial holding), Bohai Commodity Exchange Co., Ltd. (BOCE) (a Chinese commodity exchange), Euroventures Ukraine Fund II (investment fund, where participants are European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and FMO), Terra Food Group of companies (TM MilkLife, Tulchynka, the main activities include production, wholesale and retail trade in meat and dairy products), Western NIS Enterprise Fund (a regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova).

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Real estate & Construction

Legal advice on the acquisition of commercial real estate;

Legal due diligence of real estate;

Legal support of the acquisition of real estate abroad;

Assistance in the technical audit of real estate objects, administration of real estate.

Among our clients are:
Auchan (the largest hypermarkets in Ukraine), Cadogan Petroleum Ltd. (a public oil & gas company), Interpipe (the influential Ukrainian metallurgical mill company), Morgan Stanley (a leading global financial services firm).

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Competition & Antitrust

Provision a full range of legal assistance on the preparation of the documents for the obtaining of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine clearances for economic concentration and concerted actions;

Preparation of responses to requests of Ukrainian antimonopoly authorities;

Protection client`s interests while the investigation of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on the charge of unfair competition.

Among our clients are:
Airbites (telecommunication company that operates in the largest cities of Ukraine), Concord Group (specializing in the field of by-product-coking industry), Konecranes Group (world-leading group of Lifting Businesses, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals), Nokia Siemens Networks (telecommunication company), Terra Food Group of companies (TM MilkLife, Tulchynka, the main activities include production, wholesale and retail trade in meat and dairy products), Whitescope Investments Limited (investment company).

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Taxation

Legal advice on corporate and individual tax planning;

Legal assistance in minimization of taxation while implementing complex transactions;

Representation of clients in disputes with tax authorities.

Among our clients are:
Airbites (telecommunication company that operates in the largest cities of Ukraine), Astarta (agro-industrial holding), Nokia Siemens Networks (telecommunication company), Cadogan Petroleum Ltd. (a public oil & gas company).

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Foreign investment

Developing investment strategies;

Structuring investment projects;

Representation of foreign investors in negotiations with Ukrainian counterparties and state bodies concerning various aspects of foreign investment activities.

Among our clients:
Auchan (the largest hypermarkets in Ukraine), Cadogan Petroleum Ltd. (a public oil & gas company), Euroventures Ukraine Fund II (investment fund, where participants are European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and FMO), Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation (a Finnish development finance company), Lafarge (a French industrial company specialising in such products: cement, construction aggregates, and concrete), Nokia Siemens Networks (telecommunication company).

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Energy

Advising on transactions related to provision of credits and loans to energy resource producers;

Restructuring of domestic companies operating on Ukrainian energy market;

Carrying out legal due diligence of Ukrainian energy companies.

Among our clients are:
Access (an energy company), Cadogan Petroleum Ltd. (a public oil & gas company), General Electrics (a multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in the USA), Lafarge (a French industrial company specializing in such products: cement, construction aggregates, and concrete), TNK-BP (an oil company).

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Privatization

Legal due diligence of objects which are planned to be privatized;

Representing client`s interests in the matters related to their participation in the procedures of submitting applications for tenders, carrying out of tenders and execution of the results of tenders on the sale of privatization objects;

Legal assistance in obtaining respective permits required for the acquisition by the clients of title to privatization objects (Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, National Bank of Ukraine).

Among our clients are:
Bohai Commodity Exchange Co., Ltd. (BOCE) (a Chinese commodity exchange), TNK-BP (an oil company).

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Infrastructure & Transport

Legal support in transactions involving infrastructure and transport companies, including governmental companies;

Legal assistance to the companies in the transactions related to the issuance and placement of notes;

Legal assistance in transactions related to the provision of loans for the development of infrastructure objects.

Among our clients are:
Deutsche Bank (a German global banking and financial services company), Morgan Stanley (a leading global financial services firm), Southwestern Railways (a component part of the Ukrzaliznytsia company).

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Sovereign sector

Legal assistance in transactions related to the issuance and placement of notes;

Execution of agreements on the provision of credits and loans;

Execution of agreements on the provision of pre-export loans;

Legal representation of state bodies and enterprises in their relations with foreign entities.

Among our clients are:
The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine (the main body in the system of central bodies of executive power of Ukraine), the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (the main body in the system of central government that regulates state legal policy), Southwestern Railways (a component part of the Ukrzaliznytsia company).

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Intellectual property

Preparation of all necessary documents for the transfer of intellectual property rights from authors to owners;

Legal due diligence of intellectual property objects;

Protection of intellectual property rights.

Among our clients are:
Airbites (telecommunication company that operates in the largest cities of Ukraine).