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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.

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.

Integrites has announced the expansion of its dispute resolution practice with the introduction of two new legal teams organized in the Specialized Tactics Litigation (STL) format, and the addition of new Partner Oleksiy Sluch and new Counsel Volodymyr Pavlenko.

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.

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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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