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Number of partners: 6
Number of associates: 46

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 Kaufland Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG in connection with prosecution of its trademark in Ukraine.
■ Advised Sulphur Mills Limited in connection with patent filing and prosecution in Ukraine.
■ Advised Tizona Therapeutics, Inc., an American biotechnology company, in connection with filing and prosecution of an invention
Contact: Anton Polikarpov
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
■ Advised Metinvest on USD333 million Eurobond issue and cash tender offers
■ Advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with an open market repurchase of Ukraine’s outstanding GDP-linked warrants funded through a tap issue of sovereign Eurobonds; and a new macro-financial assistance (MFA) programme from the European Union.
■ Advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the issuance by Ukraine of its new USD2 billion 7.253% senior notes due 2033.
■ Advised on Vodafone Ukraine’s Eurobond offering of USD500 million 5-year 6.2% loan participation notes
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
■ Advised EBRD in connection with a long term secured loan to Limited Liability Company “Novi Biznes Poglyady” in the total amount of up to EUR52.5 million.
■ Black Sea Trade and Development Bank in connection with a long-term secured loan to Limited Liability Company “Butsefal” and Prometey Swiss SA in the total amount of up to USD10 million.
■ Advised on USD464 million bridge loan financing for Bakcell’s acquisition of Private Joint Stock Company “VF Ukraine”
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

■ Advised CHG Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the US, on the acquisition of Modio Health.
■ Advised UDP on the acquisition of a 33.35% stake in Ocean Plaza.
■ Advised Argus Media Ltd on the acquisition of Agritel International, a subsidiary of Agritel
Contacts: Mykola Stetsenko, Yuriy Nechayev
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

■ Advised British American Tobacco in a complex and high profile litigation in connection with challenging EUR 245 million fine imposed by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
■ Advised Cartamundi NV on obtaining merger control clearances and concerted practices clearance for the acquisition of The United States Playing Card Company division from Newell Brands Inc.
■ Advised Ecomed on antitrust matters regarding concerted practices
Contact: Yuriy Nechayev
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
■ Represented Sembol Construction in a significant dispute against Ukrainian tax authorities.
■ 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.
■ Acts for Uber Ukraine in a litigation launched by a victim of a road accident seeking to recover damages both from driver and from Uber
Contact: Vadim Medvedev
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure:
■ DTEK Renewables on a debut EUR325 million 5-year 8.50% green Eurobond offering.
■ Advised EBRD, NEFCO, and Swedfund on EUR54 million financing of a 55.4 MWp solar plant in Ukraine.
■ 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
Contact: Glib Bondar
Email: [email protected]

International Trade:
■ Represents world’s leading investment funds as owners of the majority of notes issued by Mriya Agro Holding Plc in the insolvency proceedings of Mriya group companies.
■ Advised Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraine on the broad range of tax and customs matters related to their Ukrainian operations.
■ Represents LLC Urozhaina Kraina before the Supreme Court in a tax dispute concerning cancellation of tax assessment notices
Contact: Vadim Medvedev
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
■ Advised SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company
■ Advised Investment Capital Ukraine (“ICU”) on the complex M&A transaction involving sale to VR Capital Group of 50% stake in a holding company owning 11 solar plants and establishment of a joint venture between ICU and VR.
■ Advised EBRD on two separate loans of up to EUR 26.4 million to LLC “Chysta Energiya-2011” to finance the construction and operation of a 29MW solar PV plant.
■ Advised sellers on the sale of Smart Plaza Obolon, a newly constructed shopping and entertainment center in Kyiv
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 bln 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 a major CEE-based mining machinery producer in four disputes with a Hong Kong company before the ICAC at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Contacts: Kostiantyn Likarchuk, Vadym Medvedev
Emails: [email protected], [email protected] com

Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Market Entry
Dispute Resolution
White Collar Crime
Energy & Natural Resources
Intellectual Property/IT
International Arbitration
International Trade
Private Client
Real Estate