Asters is representing Eugene Kazmin, a Ukrainian national and the owner of the KVV Group, a scrap metal holding company in Ukraine, in investment arbitration against the Republic of Latvia.
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.
Aequo has advised the Ukrainian subsidiary of Sberbank of Russia on its restructuring of a multi-million loan facility granted to the Smila Electromechanical Plant, one of the largest Ukrainian producers of electric equipment for railway machines, large-capacity vehicles, municipal passenger electric transport, port facilities, and industrial lifting devices.
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.
Aequo has advised Portigon AG (Duusseldorf, Germany), UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s. (Prague, Czech Republic), and other lenders on the restructuring of the multi-million loan facilities granted to an unidentified company in the Ukrainian automotive industry. Allen & Overy advised on English, German, and Czech Republic elements of the restructuring.
The Ukrainian and Polish offices of Wolf Theiss, working with Morgan Lewis, have advised Hong Kong-based Automated Systems Holdings Limited (ASL) in its merger with U.S.-based Grid Dynamics. The merger is expected to close in March 2017.
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’s international trade team has represented PJSC SIC “Borshchagivskiy Chemical-Pharmaceutical Plant” before the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine on its successful application to have the special sanctions applied by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine terminated.
Vasil Kisil & Partners has successfully represented Ukraine's Intertrans LLC in a dispute with the National Bank of Ukraine and Department of the State Enforcement Service of Ukraine that reached the Supreme Court of Ukraine for a second time in a year.