Aequo has acted as Ukrainian law counsel to the European Fund for Southeast Europe on its granting of a financing package to Ukrainian leasing company OTP Leasing LLC. The deal included a May 2019 senior loan of USD 10 million and additional financing of EUR 5 million in June 2019.
Ukraine is a leading producer and exporter of agricultural products, and agribusiness is the driving force of the country’s economy, as almost 40% of overall foreign currency earnings which come in to the state budget relate to agricultural exporters. The industry grows every day, engaging ever-more investments from both national and foreign participants. Nonetheless, the relevant logistics and infrastructure requires improvement, as does the quality of applicable legal framework.
Integrites has advised Flooring Industries Ltd Sarl on Ukrainian law elements of three cases against a Ukrainian debtor heard by German courts, helped with the collection of evidence for those cases, and then successfully represented Flooring Industries in recognition and enforcement proceedings of the German verdict in Ukrainian court.
Baker McKenzie's Kyiv, Frankfurt, Berlin, Amsterdam, and Zurich offices have advised Bayerische Landesbank on a EUR 180 million loan facility to Primorskaya-1 and Primorskaya-2 Wind Electric Plants — members of the DTEK Renewables group — for a 200 megawatt wind power plant in the Zaporizhzha region of Ukraine.
On June 20, 2019, the Dentons, CMS, and Everlegal law firms, working with global accounting network Baker Tilly and Ukraine's IKNET, which implements, manages, and guides investment projects in the energy industry, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to create GetMarket, an open online platform for green projects.
Sayenko Kharenko is reporting that it is in negotiations with Ukrainian lawyer Yevgeniy Solodko about potentially joining SK and merging his team with SK’s criminal law practice. ”The most critical point in the negotiation process is verifying the absence of any conflicts of interest and [conducting] thorough KYC checks of each client,” SK stated.