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Asters has served as Ukrainian counsel (working with lead counsel Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan) to JSC Oschadbank, in connection with Oschadbank's claim against the Russian Federation, brought before an arbitration panel at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, for recovery of over USD 1 billion in compensation as a result of the total loss of its investments in Crimea.

Clifford Chance has advised Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis, and UniCredit in their capacity as the coordinating committee for the pre-export finance banks in connection with the successful implementation of a USD 2.3 billion debt restructuring for Metinvest. Ukraine's Redcliffe Partners, working alongside Clifford Chance, provided Ukrainian law advice to the committee. Baker McKenzie and Allen & Overy advised Metinvest on the restructuring.

Asters is reporting that Counsel Dmytro Shemelin has been elected Deputy Head of Ukraine's new Arbitration Committee, established pursuant to the requirements of the new On Financial Restructuring law for dispute resolution within financial restructuring procedures in Ukraine. The Supervisory Board also approved Asters' Managing Partner Oleksiy Didkovskiy as an arbitrator within the financial restructuring procedure.

Redcliffe Partners has provided legal advice to the EBRD in connection with a EUR 3.3 million financing of an Aquanova Development LLC loan facility for the construction of a small hydro power plant, Nyzhniy Bystryi, with a generation capacity of 1.7 MW, located on the Rika River in the Khust District of the Zakarpattya Region of Ukraine. Clifford Chance advised EBRD on English law aspects of the financing.

The year of 2016 was marked by relatively low M&A activity in Ukraine. Although transactions were carried out in almost every industry, their total number turned out to be quite moderate.

Tria Robit, working on behalf of Italian undertaking Ferrero S.P.A., has successfully opposed the international registrations by Ukrainian undertaking Dochirnie pidpryiemstvo "Kondyterska korporatsiia Roshen" with the word "Roshen" in them – subsequently designated to Latvia – on the basis that they created a likelihood of confusion with Ferrero's earlier international "Ferrero Rocher" figurative trademark registration and improperly imitated a well-known trademark. 

Eterna Law, working in cooperation with Maples and Calder in the British Virgin Islands and Matthew Hardwick QC (instructed by Maples and Calder Partner Arabella di Iorio), successfully appealed a lower court's ruling involving the discharge of a worldwide freezing injunction on behalf of clients Rustam Yusufovich Gilfanov and Sergey Aleksandrovich Tokarev in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal (BVI Court of Appeal).

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