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Managing Partner: Olexiy Soshenko
Number of partners: 6 Number of lawyers: 34
Languages: English, French, Russian, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
Redcliffe Partners is a leading Ukrainian law firm which provides the full range of corporate legal services to large national enterprises, international companies, financial institutions and private investors who conduct business or investment activities in Ukraine.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Compliance & Regulatory
Corporate & M&A
Debt Restructuring & Insolvency
Energy & Natural Resources
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
Real Estate & Construction
Tax & Tax Litigation

Antitrust & Competition:
■ Advised CVC, one of the leading global investment funds, on obtaining merger and concerted practices clearances for the EUR3.03 billion acquisition of Recordati, an international pharmaceutical group, specialising in primary care pharmaceuticals and drugs for the treatment of rare diseases
■ Advised GE Capital on obtaining merger clearance for the sale of PK AirFinance and its USD3.6 billion aviation loan book
Contact: Anastasia Usova
[email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■ Advised EBRD, NEFCO, BSTDB, Proparco, Finnfund, IFU, FMO, Green for Growth Fund and J.P. Morgan Securities Plc (debt coordinator) in connection with a EUR262 million secured term loan to Ukrainian project company SyvashEnergo- Prom to fund the construction of a 250MW wind power plant near Syvash Lake, in the Kherson Region of Ukraine, the largest renewables project financing in Ukraine
■ Advised IFC and EBRD in connection with a USD74 million senior secured loan to MV Cargo LLC for the greenfield development of an oil and vegetable terminal in Yuzhny seaport in Ukraine
■ Advised EBRD in connection with a USD85 million financing to Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP), one of the major agricultural producers in Ukraine
Contact: Olexiy Soshenko
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Advised Credit Suisse, Banca IMI, Barclays, Uni- Credit, Banca Akros, and KKR Capital Markets in connection with the Guala Closures S.p.A. issue of bonds for EUR455 million, maturing in 2024 and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange
■ Advised First Ukrainian International Bank in connection with consent solicitation in relation to outstanding USD252.5 million 11% loan participation notes Contact: Olexiy Soshenko Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
■ Advised Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) in connection with the acquisition of Mriya Agro Holding, one of the largest agroindustrial groups in Ukraine. The firm provided the full legal support of the transaction from a Ukrainian law standpoint, covering due diligence on the Mriya Group and of its Ukrainian assets, and advice on pre-acquisition financial and corporate restructuring, transaction structuring, development of transactional documentation and obtaining Ukrainian antitrust approvals, as well as advice on related corporate, banking and land law issue
■ Advised Grupo Bimbo in connection with the acquisition of the food service company East Balt Bakeries from private equity fund One Equity Partners
■ Advised EBRD on an equity investment in Raiffeisen Bank Aval to achieve the shareholding of up to 30%
Contact: Dmytro Fedoruk; Zoryana Sozanska- Matviychuk
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Debt Restructuring & Insolvency:
■ Advised Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis and UniCredit in their capacity as the coordinating committee for the pre-export finance banks in connection with the successful implementation of a USD2.3 billion debt restructuring for Metinvest B.V.
■ Advised Citibank Europe Plc in connection with the restructuring of its loan facility for the total amount of USD88 million earlier previously provided to Rubizhne Cardboard and Packaging Mill (RKTK)
Contact: Olexiy Soshenko
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
■ In 2019 alone, advised Aspect Energy and SigmaBleyzer, Trident Acquisitions, UGV, UNB in connection with their Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) projects
■ Advised Chevron, ENI, Shell, TNK-BP, Vanco, Vitol and others in connection with their investments in Ukraine’s oil and gas market
■ Advised Ukrnafta, Ukraine’s largest oil producer, in connection with the introduction of a first-ever in Ukraine contractual mechanisms for oil reservoir rehabilitation through the use of a Production Enhancement Agreement (PECs) Contact: Dmytro Fedoruk Email: [email protected]

International Arbitration:
■ Represented an investor in the USD300 million UNCITRAL case of Tatarstan v Ukraine brought under the Ukraine-Russia BIT ■ Represented a major international electronics producer in a series of ICAC arbitrations against a Turkish guarantor under a complex equipment supply contract
Contact: Sergiy Gryshko
Email: [email protected]

■ Represented Raiffeisen Bank International, on enforcement of a non-performing loan against a Ukrainian dairy products business group. The combined value of the claims was over USD81 million
■ Represented a major international banking group on the enforcement of a number of non-performing loans against a group of high net worth individuals. The combined value of claims was over EUR 30 million Contact: Sergiy Gryshko Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
■ Advised MHP on a wide range of IP law issues related to trademark registration in more than 10 Middle Eastern countries
■ Advised Revita with respect to brand book IP legal protection in Ukraine and its IP trademark portfolio registration
Contact: Maria Koval
Email: [email protected]

Key Clients:
Astarta, BASF, BNP Paribas, Cadogan Petroleum, Ciklum, Citibank, Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, European Investment Bank, Export-Import Bank of Korea, Export- Import Bank of the United States, General Electric, Glencore International, ING Bank, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Raiffeisen Bank, SALIC, Ukrnafta.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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Svitlana Teush has been promoted to Partner

Svitlana Teush

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Redcliffe Partners advises YayPay on €17 million acquisition by Quadient

Maria Koval, Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk, Anastasia Usova, Oleksandr Markov, Tetyana Smurova, Kateryna Kuzmenko, Bogdan Nykytiuk

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Redcliffe Partners advised EBRD on an up to USD27 million secured financing to Nibulon

Olexiy Soshenko, Evgeniy Vazhynskiy

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