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Number of partners: 7
Number of associates: 42

Firm Overview:
AVELLUM is a leading Ukrainian full service law firm with a key focus on finance, corporate, dispute resolution, tax, real estate, and antitrust. Its aim is to be the firm of choice for large businesses and financial institutions in respect of their most important and challenging transactions. The firm builds lasting relationships with its clients and makes them feel secure in new uncertain economic and legal realities. The firm’s partners take an active role in every transaction and ensure smooth teamwork. AVELLUM seamlessly cooperates with leading international law firms in course of multijurisdictional transactions.

Main Areas of Practice:

Intellectual Property:
■Advised Louis Vuitton Malletier on protection of its trademarks in Ukraine
■Advised Roshen Confectionery Corporation in connection with the IP portfolio management
■Advised Lonza AG on Ukrainian law matters on protection of IP rights of Lonza AG in the Internet
Contact: Anton Polikarpov
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■Advised DTEK Group on a debut EUR325 mln 5-year 8.50% green bonds offering
■Advised Metinvest B.V. on dual-currency Eurobond issue and tender offer
■Advised on Ukraine’s first in over a decade Euro-denominated notes issue of EUR1 bn
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■Advised Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on up to EUR425 mln financing for the purchase of over 25 Airbus helicopters for several Ukrainian internal affairs agencies
■Advised EBRD on financing of over 10 significant projects in energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and education
■Advised on two syndicated IBRD-guaranteed EUR-denominated facilities arranged by Deutsche Bank of approx USD1 bn
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

■Advised Dobrobut and its shareholders on the disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital
■Advised Investment Capital Ukraine on the sale of stake in over 200 MW alternative energy projects
■Advised Kernel on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine worth USD64 mln
Contacts: Mykola Stetsenko, Yuriy Nechayev
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

■Advised UFUTURE on merger control clearance for partial sale of its stake in LvivTech.City
■Advised Sorainen on the enquiry of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in the acquisition of Blam! Games Studios by Nordcurrent
■Advised UDP Renewables on obtaining a merger control clearance of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
Contact: Yuriy Nechayev
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
■Represented JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS Ukraine while challenging actions taken by customs authorities as to calculation of customs value and classification of goods
■Represented the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment in a set of debt recovery litigations and advised on the administrative dispute procedure
■Represented the company from one of the leading Ukrainian agriholding groups before the Supreme Court in a tax dispute concerning cancellation of tax assessment notices
Contact: Vadim Medvedev
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure:
■Advised the EBRD and BSTDB on construction and operation of a solar PV plant by Rengy Bioenergo for an aggregate installed capacity of 47MW – the first solar power projects under EBRD’s recently approved Ukraine Sustainable Energy Lending Facility III framework
■Advised EBRD, NEFCO, and Swedfund on EUR54 mln financing of a 55.4 MWp solar plant in Ukraine
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

International Trade:
■Advised EFKO Group of Companies on the issues of European and USA sanctions regime in Iran and Syria
■Represented Ukrlandfarmimg and its Swiss subsidiary Trade Agro Union in GAFTA Arbitration in a dispute arising under the sale contract for delivery of commodities
■Represented ‘State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine’ PJSC in dispute concerning the Buyers’ failure to pay for the goods delivered by the client
Contacts: Aminat Suleymanova, Ivan Kasynyuk, Iryna Moroz
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
■Advised EBRD on all real estate issues in connection with senior secured loan of up to EUR5.6 mln from EBRD to a LLC ‘Ekotechnik Shyroke’
■Advised on the construction of a 47MW solar PV plant in Ukraine funded by EBRD and BSTDB in the amount of EUR36.3 mln
■Advised Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. on the acquisition together with Dragon Capital of 2 major business centers
Contact: Maksym Maksymenko
Email: [email protected]

■Advised on tax issues of private placement of USD725 mln zero-coupon notes maturing in 2019, followed by USD2 bn sovereign Eurobond issue by Ukraine
■Advised Uber on various tax aspects of operating in Ukraine, including the launch of Uber Eats and Uber Shuttle in Ukraine
■Advised the joint lead managers on tax issues on EUR600 mln and USD335 mln Eurobond offering of Naftogaz of Ukraine
Contact: Vadim Medvedev
Email: [email protected]

International Arbitration:
■Represented UkrLandFarming in a highprofile dispute with one of the major Ukrainian agricultural manufacturers and exporters
■Represented an English trading company in a dispute with a Georgian manufacturing company in London arbitration
■Represented sellers vs. Cardiff Commodities SA in dispute concerning the Buyers’ failure to pay for the delivered goods under the chain of export contracts
Contacts: Aminat Suleymanova, Ivan Kasynyuk, Iryna Moroz
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 83 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

AVELLUM has successfully defended its client in arbitration on jurisdictional ground

Ivan Kasynyuk, Iryna Moroz, Ievgen Boiarskyi

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AVELLUM advises on acquisition of 33% stake in Ocean Plaza by UDP

Yuriy Nechayev, Yuliia Chelebii-Kravchenko, Yelyzaveta Kashyna

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AVELLUM advises EBRD on EUR52.5 million loan facility to one of largest shopping malls in Odesa

Glib Bondar, Maksym Maksymenko, Tetiana Mykhailenko, Oleg Krainskyi, Anastasiia Zhebel, Daryna Mykhailenko, Mariana Veremchuk, Dmytro Radzivon, Andriy Kornuta

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