On 11 April 2023, the President of Ukraine signed Law of Ukraine “On Collective Bargaining Agreements and Contracts” No. 2937-IX, dated 23 February 2023 (“Law”).
Avellum Advises Aristocrat on USD 1.2 Billion Acquisition of NeoGames
Avellum, working with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has advised Aristocrat on its USD 1.2 billion acquisition of NeoGames. Latham & Watkins advised NeoGames.
Avellum and Sayenko Kharenko Advise on Canada's CAD 2.4 Billion Loan to Ukraine
Avellum has advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on a CAD 2.4 billion concessional loan from Canada. Sayenko Kharenko advised the Government of Canada on Ukrainian law-related matters.
Avellum Advises American University Kyiv on Establishing Campus in Kyiv River Port Building
Avellum has advised the American University Kyiv on establishing its campus in the Kyiv River Port building, in Poshtova Square in Kyiv.
CEELM Deal of the Year Awards Banquet: And the Winner Is...
On the evening of April 25, 2023, the Deal of the Year Awards Banquet brought together, under the same roof, top-tier lawyers from Central and Eastern Europe's leading law firms and ILFs active in the region in Istanbul.
Sanctions and Criminal Law
Since the beginning of Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ukrainian authorities have imposed personal sanctions on about 5,000 individuals and 2,500 legal entities.
Ukraine Joins CRS: A Short Guide
Tax information exchange aims to enable tax authorities to receive information about their residents' foreign financial accounts and assets and identify potential tax evasion or non-compliance.
Introducing the DOTY Final Selection Committee
We are honored and excited to introduce (and extend a big thank you to!) our regional Final Selection Committee of Jurors for the 2022 CEE Deals of the Year awards.
A Procedure for Compensation of Destroyed/Damaged Real Estate Due to Russian Aggression Has Been Introduced
On 23 February 2023, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Compensation for Damage and Destruction of Certain Categories of Real Estate as a Result of Hostilities, Terrorist Acts, and Sabotage Caused by the Armed Aggression of the Russian Federation Against Ukraine, and the State Register of Property Damaged and Destroyed as a Result of Hostilities, Terrorist Acts, and Sabotage Caused by the Armed Aggression of the Russian Federation Against Ukraine” No. 2923-IX (“Law”), which will enter into force on 22 May 2023.
Avellum Helps Ukraine Secure Russia’s FATF Suspension
Avellum has supported the action group led by Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance and the State Financial Monitoring Service in its efforts towards the adoption of restrictive measures against Russia by the Financial Action Task Force.
Building Resilience: Ukrainian Law Firms One Year into the War
As Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine hit the one-year mark, we asked Ukrainian law firms how they adjusted to the new circumstances, how their mandates and teams have evolved, and about the support they received from their colleagues abroad throughout this period.
Spend It All Before It’s Gone: Investment Safe Harbors in CEE
Considering the current state of affairs in CEE, market dynamics have shifted in terms of where investors are looking for safe investment opportunities, with some sectors seeing steadier capital flows and others struggling. Our experts chart the current hotspots and consider whether the markets are set to shift again.
European Сourt Of Human Rights Gives Green Light To Ukraine's Claims Against Russia Over Violations In Eastern Ukraine
In the 25 January 2023 final decision in the case of Ukraine and the Netherlands v. russia, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) declared the complaints partly admissibile. The Grand Chamber will now decide the case on the merits.
Did You Know: CEELM's Litigation/Dispute Resolution Briefings Leaderboard
Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, Schoenherr has published 18 articles of legal analysis on the subject of litigation/dispute resolution on CEE Legal Matters — the most of any firm — over the nine years of its existence?
Heroes Do Not Die: The Roman Ratushnyi Scholarship
On July 5, 2022, Avellum announced it was joining an international team of professionals from Allen & Overy, Morgan Lewis, and Norton Rose Fulbright to establish a legal education scholarship in the name of fallen Ukrainian hero, lawyer, and activist Roman Ratushnyi. CEE Legal Matters sat down with Avellum Partner Maksym Maksymenko to learn more about Roman and the team’s aims and hopes for the Roman Ratushnyi Scholarship.
Ukraine – Headliner of Crypto Industry Boom
Ukraine remains at the forefront of crypto industry despite overall economic hardship caused by the unprovoked Russian military aggression. According to the recent 2022 Global Crypto Adoption Index revealed by Chainalysis, Ukraine has the highest crypto adoption rate in Europe and ranks third globally.
Avellum Advises on Roosh Investment in Neurons Lab
Avellum has advised all parties involved in Roosh's acquisition of a minority stake in Neurons Lab.
Ukrainian Law on Joint Stock Companies Is Substantially Modernised
The Parliament of Ukraine has adopted in its entirety draft law “On Joint Stock Companies” No. 2493, dated 25 November 2019 (“Draft Law”). The Draft Law is designated to align the regulation of joint stock companies (“JSC”) operation with EU corporate governance standards.