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Avellum has advised Altran, a global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting, on Ukrainian matters related to its acquisition of the Lohika software engineering services firm. Latham & Watkins acted as the global legal advisor to Altran.

Vasil Kisil & Partners has advised Epicenter on its acquisition of a group of buildings of the former Alta Center Shopping Mall near the Petrivka metro station in Kyiv. The operations of Alta Center as a shopping mall have thus been terminated, and VKP reports that the buyer will use the vacated buildings and land plots to build its own hypermarket.

Sayenko Kharenko has represented shipping company V.F. Tanker in its successful challenge to special sanctions requiring the temporary suspension of its foreign economic activity in Ukraine applied by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine upon the request of the Security Service of Ukraine. As a result of the firm’s work demonstrating there had been no violation by V.F. Tanker the special sanctions were cancelled by the Ministry.

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CMS Cameron McKenna in Kyiv has announced that it advised PJSC Alfa-Bank (Ukraine) on the restructuring of a multimillion dollar financing of PJSC Toronto-Kyiv, which owns and operates a mixed-use real estate property called the Toronto-Kyiv Complex, located in downtown Kyiv. Alfa-Bank Ukraine acquired the original loan from Bank of Cyprus in the course of its exit from the Ukrainian market.

Integrites reports that it has "gained a convincing victory” for the Ukrainian division of the DHL logistics company in proceedings in the Court of Appeal and then in the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine in a dispute with a client that for over a year "failed to fulfill contractual obligations in the total amount of UAH 10.6 million.”

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.

Axon Partners is reporting that the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO) has dismissed the complaint filed by Hromadske TV against its former CEO — and Axon Partners client — Roman Skrypin, granting him full and sole ownership of the “hromadske.tv” domain name.

Ilyashev & Partners has successfully defended the interests of the State Enterprise Antonov in a court dispute with JSC Aviacor-Aviation Plant in the Arbitration Court of the Samara Region in a dispute involving remuneration for use of a trademark during the manufacture and sale of aircraft.

The Kyiv office of Eterna Law has announced that Yaroslav Berezhnoy has joined its office as Head of Litigation in Ukraine. According to Eterna Law, the move reflects "the growing demands of our Ukrainian and foreign clients."  

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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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