On the evening of December 8, 2016, at the Hotel Bristol in Warsaw, CEE Legal Matters hosted the 2016 Expert Summit – our annual gathering of experts from across the region to discuss the state of affairs in CEE Legal Markets.
Sayenko Kharenko Counsel Oleksandr Nagorny has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukrainе and Avellum Managing Partner Mykola Stetsenko and Sayenko Kharenko Partner Vladimir Sayenko have been elected to its Public Council at the Committee's constituent assembly on February 24, 2017.
The Ukrainian court system saw significant changes in 2016. The first, and probably the most important, was the initiation of judicial reform, which included changes to the Constitution of Ukraine and a truly significant amount of new laws (some of which have already passed through the Parliament, with others still under development). In addition, in 2016, Ukrainian legal community witnessed some unexpected decisions of the Supreme Court of Ukraine affecting the jurisdiction of Ukrainian courts, which contributed to uncertainty in the Ukrainian judiciary.
Avellum has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in connection with the EUR 5.9 million investment in Dieter Braun GmbH. Gleiss Lutz was global counsel to Deutsche Beteiligungs.
Avellum has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to longstanding client Kernel Holding S.A. in connection with an offering of its USD 500 million 8.75% guaranteed notes due 2022. The notes are expected to be rated B+ by Fitch and B by S&P, two notches and one notch above the Ukrainian sovereign respectively.
Avellum has acted as a Ukrainian law counsel to a bondholder group composed of holders of senior notes issued by DTEK Finance plc in connection with the long-term restructuring of the notes as part of the long-term restructuring of the debts of the DTEK Energy group.
Avellum has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) in connection with its acquisition of an approximately 48% stake in GlobalLogic Inc. from Apax Funds. Latham & Watkins acted as the global legal advisor to CPPIB, while Avellum's advice covered matters of Ukrainian corporate law, including the structuring of employment relations with private entrepreneurs, enforceability of non-disclosure clauses in employment contracts, and intellectual property matters, in particular transfer of proprietary rights to intellectual property created by employees of GlobalLogic Ukraine LLC.
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.