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In The Corner Office, we invite Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about their careers, management styles, and strategies. For this issue, we asked them to describe the first major deal or client matter they generated themselves, and how they did it. 

Olexander Martinenko, Partner at CMS in Kyiv, starts his summary of The Buzz in Ukraine by addressing the ongoing judicial reform in the country, noting that the system has been returned to its traditional 3-tiered structure (courts of first instance, appellate courts, and Supreme Court) from the 4-tiered system that was installed by previous President Yanukovych shortly after his rise to power in 2010.

Asters has provided legal advice to the HiPP Group in obtaining merger clearance from the Ukrainian competition authority for its acquisition of the MIG milk formula plant (in Herford, Germany), which was previously jointly controlled by HiPP Group and DMK Group.

Axon Partners has opened an office in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, staffed by lawyers Yura Kornaga, Orest Gavryliak, and Lida Klymkiv.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has provided pro bono legal advice to the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice regarding the implementation of a pilot public-private partnership project involve the construction of a new pre-trial detention facility in Kyiv and and a hospital in Lviv.

Although the economic crisis has significantly slowed down the financial sector’s M&A activity in Ukraine with nearly 90 (of the 180 existing before 2014) commercial banks becoming insolvent or being taken over by the state, several banking cross-border equity transactions closed in recent years are paving the way towards the market’s gradual recovery.

On December 19, 2016, Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine No. 921 "On Approval of the Procedure on Organization and Maintaining Military Records of Conscripts and Reservists", dated December 7, 2016, came into effect (the "Procedure").  

Sayenko Kharenko’s criminal defense team has successfully represented Reckitt Benckiser Household & Healthcare Ukraine in criminal proceedings and on the forcible return of the company’s foreign executives and potential application of special sanctions against the company.

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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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