Antitrust and Competition

  • International industrial group with head office in US – obtaining antimonopoly clearance for acquisition of shares in a paper production company.
  • Ukrainian industrial construction group – obtaining antimonopoly clearance for acquisition of four industrial companies in Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian producer of soft drinks – obtaining permit for concerted actions related to omission of competition on the relevant market.
  • International glass production group – holding training sessions for top-management on protection of economic competition and developing relevant compliance programs.
  • Ukrainian pharmaceutical company – obtaining preliminary decision of Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (“AMCU”) on ban of products sale and compulsion to subtract the goods from circulation due to violation of antitrust regulations.
  • One of the largest hotel networks in Ukraine - consulting on issues related to competition law, obtaining recommendations of AMCU on information, which shall be placed on the front of hotels.
  • Ukrainian pharmacy network – consulting on antitrust law, obtaining recommendations of AMCU related to the commercial name of the pharmacy network.
  • Ukrainian operator of food market – consulting on antitrust regulations, obtaining recommendations of AMCU on proper packaging and information on ingredients Ukrainian IT company – challenging discriminatory tender documentation of state enterprise within the state procurement procedure.
  • Specialized UN fund – consulting on compliance of tender documentation with effective legislation.
  • Ukrainian road construction company - challenging a competitor’s tender offer within the state procurement procedure.

Banking and Finance

  • Ukrainian bank with foreign capital – consulting the bank in the course of refinancing granted to one of the largest manufacturers of confectionery products in Ukraine (including drafting transactional documentation and issuing the legal opinion in favor of the creditor).
  • International Financial Institution (IFI) – advising the IFI in connection with extension to the the leading Ukrainian leasing company, of a UAH-denominated (the first UAH-denominated loan ever disbursed by IFI).
  • Ukrainian bank with foreign capital – advising the bank in connection to its borrowing of uncommitted trade facilities from the International financial institution (IFI). The facility is granted within IFI's trade facilitation programme aimed to support Ukrainian exporters and importers. Through the Programme, the IFI provides guarantees to international confirming banks, taking the political and commercial payment risk of international trade transactions undertaken by banks in the countries of the IFI's operations.
  • One of the leading leasing financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe - providing advice on the matters of commencement of its business operations in Ukraine and registration of a financial institution, including consulting on all regulatory matters in connection with establishment of the company's subsidiary in Ukraine, registration of the subsidiary with the National Financial Services Commission and licensing.
  • One of the leading global marketplaces for non-performing loans purchase & sale transactions – advising on the company's qualification with the Deposit Guarantee Fund (DGF) allowing the company to render to the DGF the services associated with the NPLs disposal (preparation of the loan portfolios for sale and holding auctions on such loan portfolios).
  • One of the biggest bank groups in Ukraine - advising the group during the bank resolution (insolvency) procedure, commenced with respect to a Ukrainian commercial bank declared insolvent and advising the group as a potential investor with respect to its participation in the tender arranged by the Deposit Insurance Agency and acquisition of the so-called bridge bank, newly established based on the assets and liabilities of insolvent bank.
  • The biggest state-owned bank of Ukraine - providing advice to the Management Board and Supervisory Board and Corporate Secretary of the bank on the matters of their current activities and various regulatory matters of the bank.

Restructuring and Insolvency

  • Ukrainian commercial bank – support during two projects on debt restructuring of Ukrainian debtors under the Law “On Financial Restructuring".
  • International producers of household products – support with debt restructuring of Ukrainian subsidiaries via debt-into-equity conversion. Restructuring allowed Ukrainian companies to improve their net asset position and write-off the debt without tax implications for further change of the business models in Ukraine.
  • International construction company - support with debt restructuring of Ukrainian subsidiary via debt-into-equity conversion. Restructuring allowed the company to improve its net asset position and write-off the debt without tax implications for further repatriation of funds from Ukraine.
  • International packaging producer – restructuring of trade liabilities (for supplied goods) of a large Ukrainian retail network.
  • International financial organization – consulting the creditor on Ukrainian law related to restructuring of debt under a multimillion loan provided to a Ukrainian spare parts producer.
  • Large Ukrainian bank with foreign investments – support with restructuring of a multimillion loan facility provided to a Ukrainian producer of electric appliances.
  • Ukrainian investment company – consulting on restructuring of loan debt of Ukrainian agricultural company, including support with partial foreclosure on security under the loan.
  • International financial institution (IFI) - advising IFI on the Ukrainian law matters related to the restructuring of a multi-million-dollar loan granted to one of the leading Ukrainian producers of cleaning and maintenance products. Advisory role to the lender included legal assistance in drafting and negotiating the transaction documents from Ukrainian legal perspective, collecting and control over fulfilment of conditions precedent to the restructuring, issuance of the legal opinion in favor of the lender, as well as advising on other transaction-related matters.
  • Ukrainian commercial bank - advising bank during the first-ever financial restructuring procedures involving a commercial bank and implemented according to the newly adopted Law of Ukraine "On Financial Restructuring".
  • Ukrainian bank with the foreign capital – support with restructuring of a multimillion loan facility provided to a Ukrainian producer of electric appliances (including drafting transactional documentation and issuing the legal opinion in favor of the creditor).
  • Ukrainian investment company – consulting on restructuring of loan debt of Ukrainian agricultural company, including support with partial foreclosure on security under the loan.
  • Largest Ukrainian developer - legal support of the bankruptcy procedure as a property administrator.
  • Leading Ukrainian company of chemical and food industries - participation as a consultant in bankruptcy cases.
  • Leading Ukrainian shipyard - participation as a consultant in bankruptcy cases.
  • Companies - shareholders of the leading Ukrainian bank – assistance in property administration and liquidation procedures.
  • Titanium minerals manufacturer – property administration of the largest suppliers of quartz raw materials for the casting and glass industry.

Corporate and Contract law

  • International retail network or household goods – development of corporate structure for entering the Ukrainian market.
  • International producers of FMCG products – consulting on restructuring of distribution model in Ukraine to increase business efficiency and prevent legal risks.
  • International clothing retail network – consulting related to the ownership structure for Ukrainian company and implementation of the new structure for entering the Ukrainian market.
  • International mining company – consulting on securitization of key assets in Ukraine and implementation of security measures from outside threats.
  • Ukrainian energy company – analysis of business structure to identify tax and legal risks. Development of ownership structure to ensure operational and tax efficiency for attracting outside financing.
  • International producer of packing materials – consulting on group restructuring (change of the holding company in Ukraine) and transfer of shares to the new shareholder for further engagement of outside financing.
  • International automotive company – restructuring of distribution model in Ukraine, that allowed to decrease expenses and mitigate historical regulatory and operational risks.
  • Group of IT companies – consulting on business restructuring, support with transfer of operational activities on new company and liquidation of old ones.

M&A

  • International logistics company – legal and tax due diligence of local logistics company. Transaction support for the buyer, including transaction structuring.
  • International petroleum company - legal and tax due diligence of local petroleum company for the buyer.
  • Large international food producer – legal and tax due diligence of Ukrainian subsidiary for further sale to the investor.
  • International packaging producer – legal due diligence of Ukrainian subsidiary for further sale to the investor.
  • International bank – legal and tax due diligence of key assets for further sale.
  • International paper producer – legal and tax intelligence review of business of Ukrainian partner for further acquisition.

International Trade

  • Ukrainian manufacturer of plastics - representing the interests of a Ukrainian manufacturer in a special investigation regarding the import of gas-filled plastics to Ukraine, regardless of the country of origin.
  • Ukrainian manufacturer of ferrosilicon - representing the interests of a Ukrainian manufacturer in the anti-dumping investigation of the European Commission in relation to imports of ferrosilicon of Ukrainian and Egyptian origin to the European Union.
  • Major Russian manufacturer of fertilizers - representing the interests of a Russian chemical industry enterprise in an anti-dumping investigation into the import of certain types of fertilizers of Russian origin to Ukraine.
  • Lithuanian manufacturer of chemical fertilizers - representing the interests of a Lithuanian chemical industry enterprise in a special investigation into the import of certain nitrogen fertilizers to Ukraine.

Dispute Resolution

  • Ukrainian banks / Corporate debtors – representing interests of the client during debt collection via foreclosure and in cases related to termination of loan security.
  • Ukrainian companies from banking, manufacturing, telecommunication, automotive and other industries – representing clients (debtors or creditors) in a number of bankruptcy cases; challenging agreements concluded by the debtor and one of the creditors within the bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Large grain corporation – defending client’s interests in the dispute with Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine related to violation of antitrust regulations (abuse of monopoly position).
  • Food producer – challenging the registration actions of the notary related to registration of title to integral property complex.
  • Ukrainian IT company – challenging the decision of permanent commission of Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on claims related to state procurements.
  • Producer of pharmaceuticals – representing client in dispute related to recognition of information shared in media as false.
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