Ilyashev & Partners has opened an office in Tallinn, Estonia.
Sayenko Kharenko's antitrust team has provided legal assistance in obtaining merger clearance with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) for the EUR 22.8 billion acquisition of Sanofi’s animal health business (“Merial”) by Boehringer Ingelheim through an asset swap in exchange for Boehringer Ingelheim’s consumer healthcare business. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 2016, subject to appropriate regulatory approvals globally.
Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to Public Joint Stock Company "State Savings Bank of Ukraine" (Oschadbank) in connection with an uncommitted trade finance guarantee facility of up to EUR 50 million provided by the EBRD to Oschadbank as an issuing bank under the EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Program.
On October 31, 2016, CEELM reported that the Ukranian start-up eTachki had obtained USD 1 million investment from local capital fund TA Ventures. We asked the Head of Legal at eTachki, Marina Makarova, to tell us more about the deal and the structure of her in-house legal team.
On March 8, 2016, CEE Legal Matters reported that Sayenko & Kharenko had advised Sberbank on the restructuring of a sovereign-guaranteed loan to Yuzhnoya’s State Design Office and the Road Agency of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) with an outstanding principal balance of approximately USD 367 million and had advised Sberbank and Citibank on the restructuring of another loan to Ukravtodor with an outstanding principal balance of EUR 37.3 million. Linklaters advised the banks on matters of English law, and Avellum acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on both matters.
Graham Conlon is a Partner and English-qualified solicitor at CMS, where he is the Co-Head of International Private Equity and the Head of Corporate and M&A in Kyiv. He divides his time between Warsaw and Kyiv and has a regional role and advises on private equity and M&A transactions throughout Europe and beyond.
Sayenko Kharenko's antitrust team has provided legal assistance in obtaining merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the GBP 79 billion merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. with SABMiller plc. The combined group will retain the name Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A./N.V. when the merger is complete.
In 2015-2016 almost all energy related trends are driven by the Ukrainian government’s efforts to bring its legislation into compliance with the Third Energy Package, which the country is required to do as a member of the European Energy Community. Indeed, Ukraine is in the process of a large-scale reform of its energy sector.