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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.

Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to Aegon Group, the Dutch life insurance business, on the sale of 100% of the shares in the Aegon Life Ukraine insurance company to the TAS Group. The deal was signed in Kyiv on September 21, 2016 and closed on December 16, 2016 after approval by Ukrainian regulatory authorities.  

On October 5, 2016, representatives from the Ukrainian and Turkish business communities, from the Ukrainian Consulate-General in Istanbul, and from the co-hosting Gun + Partners and Vasil Kisil & Partners law firms met at the Gun + Partners office in Istanbul for a round table discussion, moderated by CEE Legal Matters, on the opportunities in Ukraine for Turkish investors.

Olena Omelchenko, Head of International Trade Practice at Ilyashev & Partners and Head of the Working Group on International Trade at the American Chamber of Commerce, has been elected by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to perform an expert examination of three draft Ukrainian laws governing the procedure of safeguard, anti-dumping, and anti-subsidy investigations.

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.

Asters and White & Case LLP (UK) have acted as legal counsels to PJSC Ukrzaliznytsia, the Ukrainian public railway company, in connection with the restructuring of USD 500 million 9.5 per cent loan participation notes due 2018. The reprofiling includes exchanging the 2018 notes for the new USD 500 million 9.875 per cent notes due 2021 and an amending of the loan agreement.

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Avellum is a leading Ukrainian full service law firm with a special focus on finance, M&A, and dispute resolution. Our goal is to be the firm of choice for our clients with respect to their most significant business transactions. We bring the most advanced Western legal techniques and practice, which, coupled with our first-hand knowledge, broad industry experience, and unparalleled level of service, will help our clients achieve best results in their business endeavours. We work seamlessly in integrated teams with premier US, UK and European law firms in course of multijurisdictional transactions. The team consists of 26 highly qualified attorneys, including three partners – Mykola Stetsenko, Glib Bondar, and Dmytro Marchukov, who are actively involved in every transaction. Avellum is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by various international legal directories and Ukrainian legal editions (Chambers, Legal500, IFLR1000, Ukrainian Law Firms, and others).

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