In “The Buzz” we interview experts on the legal industry living and working in Central and Eastern Europe to find out what’s happening in the region and what legislative/professional/cultural trends and developments they’re following closely. Because the interviews are carried out and published on the CEE Legal Matters website on a rolling basis, we’ve marked the dates on which the interviews were originally published.
Avellum is announcing that it acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EBRD in connection with a EUR 1.4 million loan facility to the Industrial Group KHASK.
Avellum has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to AGCO in connection with its successful application for merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for its EUR 310 million acquisition of Cimbria. Herbert Smith Freehills acted as global legal advisor to AGCO.
Avellum, working alongside lead legal counsel to Latham & Watkins, has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia (“Baring Asia”) in connection with their USD 3.55 billion acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science Business. Allen & Overy reportedly advised Thomson Reuters on the deal.
In The Corner Office, we invite Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about the strategies they employ to keep their teams motivated, effective, and focused. For this issue, we asked them to reveal what sorts of firm retreats and activities they host and/or organize for their lawyers.
Avellum has acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the EBRD in connection with the renewal of a USD 40 million secured syndicated pre-export loan facility to the Industrial Group ViOil.
Sayenko Kharenko has provided Ukrainian legal advice to lead managers Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, and Morgan Stanley and Avellum has acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the third USD 1 billion Eurobond issuance by Ukraine, fully guaranteed by the United States of America, acting through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The bonds were placed at 1.471% per annum — the lowest interest rate in Ukraine's history — and are due 2021.
Avellum has advised ING Bank N.V. on Ukrainian matters related to USD 100 million secured pre-export revolving loan facility it and Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank provided to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group. ING Bank N.V. was also advised by Norton Rose Fulbright on English law, Arendt & Medernach on Luxembourg law, Montanios & Montanios on Cyprus law, and Harneys on BVI law.
Avellum has advised Allergan Inc. on Ukrainian matters related to its divestiture of its global generic pharmaceuticals business to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. through a complex cross-border carve-out. Latham & Watkins acted as global employment counsel to Allergan Inc., with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP acting as global corporate counsel to the company on the approximately USD 40.5 billion transaction.