SDM Partners has announced the opening of a representative office in Lviv, focusing on Western Ukraine. Partner Andrii Kozhushko, who recently joined the firm from FM Logistic Ukraine, will lead the new office.
SDM Partners reported noticing a considerable business revival in Western Ukraine. “That greatly resulted from the Ukrainian businesses relocating from the Eastern parts of our country because of war risks. On top, foreign investors entering the Ukrainian market despite the military risk often prefer the Western Region as a safer harbor. We also firmly believe that following Ukraine’s victory, Western Ukraine, with Lviv as its center, will experience significant growth and development, as will the other regions of the country.”
In addition to corporate, real estate, commercial, and tax matters, the new office will also focus on international trade issues, with an emphasis on industries like construction, development, IT, logistics, and infrastructure projects, the firm announced.
The new office will be led by Partner Andrii Kozhushko, whose specific areas of expertise are construction and real estate, logistics, international trade, and corporate law matters. Before joining SDM in 2023, he spent three and a half years with FM Logistic Ukraine as a Head of Legal and Compliance, also serving as a Project Manager for the final year. Before that, he spent over nine years with the Archer Daniels Midland Company as a Senior Lawyer in Kyiv, between 2010 and 2019. Earlier, he also spent a year with each of Valars Agroholding, Agrosem, and Dacor Agroholding as an in-house lawyer.