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Avellum

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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. By using the firm’s first-hand knowledge, broad industry experience and unparalleled level of service, it delivers the best results to its clients in their business endeavours. 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.

Effective 9 July 2018, AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners announced their strategic combination. The new firm operates under AVELLUM brand.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

■ Advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the state-guaranteed USD250 mln loan to SE ‘NNEGC ‘Energoatom’
■ Advised Ferrexpo on a USD195 mln revolving pre-export facility provided to Ferrexpo Finance Plc, Ferrexpo AG, and Ferrexpo Middle East FZE by BNP Paribas S.A.
■ Advised ING Bank N.V. on a USD100 mln secured pre-export revolving loan facility to MHP
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on its USD3 bln issue of 7.375% Eurobonds due 2032, involving tender offer, and on the private placement of USD725 mln short-term external sovereign bonds due in 2019
■ Advised MHP SE on USD550 mln, 8 year, 6.95% Eurobond issue coupled with the cash tender offer for USD495.6 mln aggregate principal amount
■ Advised joint lead managers on UAH4.051 bln Eurobond offereing by JSC ‘Ukreximbank’
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A: 
■ Advised Horizon Capital on 90% stake disposal in Ergopack Group in favour of Sarantis Group
■ Advised the seller on the sale of Karavan hypermarket chain to Auchan Group
■ Advised Diligent Capital Partners in acquisition of 16% equity stake in Allseeds SA
Contacts: Mykola Stetsenko, Yuriy Nechayev
Emails:
[email protected], [email protected]

Competition/Antitrust:
■ Advised Uber International C.V. on obtaining a merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) for the creation of a USD3.8 bln joint venture with Yandex
■ Advised Horizon Capital on obtaining a merger control clearance from the AMCU for the sale of Ergopack to Sarantis Group
■ Advised EVO Group, the Ukrainian e-commerce leader in the marketplace segment, on obtaining a merger control clearance of the AMCU for the merger with Rozetka Group
Contacts: Mykola Stetsenko, Yuriy Nechayev
Emails:
[email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
■ Represented several litigants in the High Court of Justice, with the total amount in dispute reaching USD1.13 bln
■ Represented the state of Ukraine in USD300 mln investment arbitration
■ Acted as experts on Ukrainian law in seven landmark investor-state arbitrations of USD1.8 bln total amount
■ Represented LSE listed Ferrexpo Plc in the litigations between its subsidiaries concerning the claims in the amount of over USD150 mln
■ Represented Agroprosperis in FOSFA Arbitration, awarding USD10.5 mln in client’s favour and further recognition and enforcement in a dispute dealing with Russian import ban
■ Represented Česká Exportní Banka before Ukrainian courts in multiple litigations against a Ukrainian borrower in relation to dissipation of mortgaged assets securing USD37 mln loan
Contacts: Aminat Suleymanova, Ivan Kasynyuk, Iryna Moroz
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Employment:
■ Advised Deere & Company on employment matters in the USD5 bln acquisition of Wirtgen Group
■ Advised ClinTec International and its Ukrainian subsidiary on a range of employment issues
■ Advised Nordcurrent, a Baltic game development company, on various employment matters related to its acquisition of Blam! Games Studios
Contact: Mykola Stetsenko
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure:
■ Advised PJSC ‘Ukrainian Railway’ on a long-term USD1 bln collaboration with General Electric Company, aimed at renewal and modernisation of the locomotive park of Ukrainian Railway
■ Advised Investment Capital Ukraine on the sale of 50% stake in the project company to VR Capital Group and further establishment of two joint ventures to develop 63.8 MW and 34.75 MW solar power plants
■ Advised Kernel on regulatory framework for implementation of biogas projects in Ukraine
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

International Trade:
■ Represented a leading Ukrainian state-owned power-generating company in the USD4 mln LCIA arbitration regarding the quality of shipped products
■ Advised COFCO Agri on the USD5 mln dispute as to the quality of the supplied products to the EU
■ Represented Ukrlandfarming in GAFTA arbitration in a dispute regarding the guarantee obligation under the USD5 mln contract for supply of goods
Contacts: Iryna Moroz, Ivan Kasynyuk
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
■ Advised EBRD on a senior secured loan of up to EUR5.6 mln to LLC ‘Ekotechnik Shyroke’ on development, construction, and placing into operation of a 7.0 MW solar power plant in Ukraine
■ Advised EBRD on a senior secured loan of up to EUR9.5 mln to Nova Poshta on financing the design and construction of a new automated parcel-sorting terminal in Khmelnytskyi
■ Advised Goldman Sachs International on acquisition together with Dragon Capital Investments of Horizon Park Business Center
Contacts:
Mykola Stetsenko, Maksym Maksymenko
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
■ Advised bondholders committee on USD2.3 bln debt restructuring of Metinvest B.V.
■ Advised on restructuring of USD1 bln debt of Mriya Agro Holding and represented the Noteholders’ Committee in USD644 mln multiple bankruptcy proceedings
■ Advised the City of Kyiv in regards to two exchange offer Notes of USD550 mln in total, 8%, 2015 and 9.375% 2016
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
■ Advised PJSC ‘Ukrainian Railway’ on the tax treatment of the transaction of USD1 bln collaboration with General Electric and tax provisions to sale and financial lease agreements
■ Advised the LSE listed UK Company on compliance of its operations with Ukrainian tax law, including risk assessment and development of the tax compliance procedures and guidance
■ Advised MTI Group on tax issues related to the transfer of shares and assets in course of the corporate restructuring of the business
Contacts: Mykola Stetsenko, Vadim Medvedev
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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AVELLUM advises solar power plant developer on sale of solar project

Yuriy Nechayev

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AVELLUM advises on Ukraine`s first in over a decade Euro-denominated notes issue

Glib Bondar

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AVELLUM advises EBRD on secured loan to major Ukrainian wood processing company

Glib Bondar

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