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November 1, 2018

CMS advised on high-profile acquisition of a stake in Moldova’s largest bank

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in Kyiv announced that it has advised the EBRD and private equity firms AB Invalda INVL and Horizon Capital (the consortium) on their acquisition of a 41.09% stake in B.C. Moldova Agroindbank S.A, Moldova’s l…

Mykola Mishin joined KPMG in Ukraine

Mykola Mishin, former head of the Transfer Pricing Audit Unit of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFSU) has joined the KPMG team in Ukraine to head the Transfer Pricing Group. Mykola has more than 20 years of experience gained with the customs an…

October 25, 2018

Aequo advised Ipsos

Aequo advised Ipsos, a global market research and consulting firm, on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the acquisition of four global divisions of the GfK Custom Research Business: Customer Experience, Experience Innovation, Health and Publ…

October 22, 2018

Baker McKenzie advised Diligent Capital Partners

  Baker McKenzie has assisted with the successful formation of a private equity fund vehicle in Luxembourg and sourcing financing for the joint acquisition of a 16% equity stake in Allseeds S.A. by the Dutch development bank FMO and private equ…

Asters opens an office in Brussels

Following the largest merger ever between two leading Ukrainian law firms, Asters announces the launch of its representative office in Brussels in November 2018. This launch and a recently established Washington DC office is an organic addition for…

October 17, 2018

Eterna Law announced strengthening of its team

Eterna Law proudly announced promotions of key legal staff.  Aleksandr Lugovskyi, a counsel, was appointed as a partner with IT-related disputes as one of his main focuses. Mikhail Ivanenko, a senior associate, was appointed as a cou…

AVELLUM advised Ukrainian investment firm

AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Investment Capital Ukraine on the establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 34.75 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Kherson Region. AVELLUM provided legal support to ICU in negotia…

October 11, 2018

AVELLUM advised Diligent Capital Partners

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Diligent Capital Partners (DCP) in connection with the acquisition of a 16% equity stake in Allseeds SA together with the Dutch Development Bank FMO (FMO). As a result of the transaction, Allseeds obtai…

October 10, 2018

AEQUO advised EBRD on USD 20 million secured loan to Astarta Group

AEQUO acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in connection with USD 20 million secured loan granted to Ukrainian subsidiaries of Astarta Group. The proceeds from the loan will be utilized for Asta…

KPMG in Ukraine expanded its pool of partners

In October 2018, KPMG in Ukraine traditionally began a new financial year, which was marked by appointment of new partners of the company. Oksana Olekhova takes up her new appointment in Tax and Legal Department and Olivia Allison - in Risk Consultin…

October 8, 2018

Tatyana Slipachuk joined Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission

Tatyana Slipachuk has joined Ukraine’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC). This appointment took effect on 5 October 2018, after Tatyana took the oath as a newly elected CEC member during the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada. In connection…

Wolf Theiss - legal counsel to Munich RE

Wolf Theiss Kyiv together with colleagues from Wolf Theiss Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia and Slovakia acted as a legal counsel to Munich RE (Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft) in M&A transaction for the sale of its insuranc…

October 5, 2018

Cybersecurity Legal Conference gathered lawyers and experts specializing in technologies

On 2 October Asters law firm, in cooperation with Yuridicheskaya Praktika Publishing held Cybersecurity Legal Conference. The event brought together   representatives of state authorities, leading lawyers, compliance and information security o…

October 3, 2018

Dentons Kyiv advised Natixis

Dentons provided legal advice Natixis, a French corporate and investment bank, with regard to the Ukrainian law requirements for carrying out certain banking transactions, regulatory and banking and finance law matters. Dentons team in Ukraine was…

The largest merger in the legal market of Ukraine has been completed

On 27 September 2018 the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine cleared merger of Asters and EPAP Ukraine. This completed the departure of EPAP Ukraine from the law firm of Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasiev & Partners. The newly created firm named Asters L…

September 27, 2018

Baker McKenzie assisted Monsanto

Baker McKenzie's Kyiv office provided full legal support to Monsanto, which has now become a part of Bayer group, on all stages of the seeds processing facility construction project in Ukraine.  The largest of its kind in Ukraine, the see…

Asters defended interests of PrivatBank

Asters defended the interests of PrivatBank CB JSC in a dispute with Pivdenmedbiosintez Design and Survey Institute JSC before the Commercial Cassation Court of the Supreme Court. The matter in dispute was the property guarantor's claims to declare i…

September 25, 2018

Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding

Sayenko Kharenko has advised Mriya Agro Holding for several years in connection with USD 1.1 billion debt restructuring. 13 unsecured bank credits, 7 suppliers’ credits, 1 ECP programme and 2 issues of Eurobonds were restructured in a sing…

September 17, 2018

Sayenko Kharenko advised the European Fund for Southeast Europe

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) in connection with Ukrainian hryvnia financing equivalent to EUR 10 million to PJSC Kredobank, a Ukrainian subsidiary of Poland's largest…

Ilyashev & Partners advised Cryptagio Exchange Platform

Tallinn office of Ilyashev & Partners advised Cryptagio – a licensed Estonian platform for cryptocurrency exchange – on issues related to business operations and business development. Services rendered by the law firm include legal s…

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