Aequo has advised Ukrainian private equity fund Dragon Capital on its acquisition of the Smart Plaza Obolon, a 13,000 square meter shopping and entertainment center in Kyiv.
Aequo and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine on its placement of EUR 600 million of 5-year bonds at 7.125% and USD 335 million of 3-year bonds at 7.375%. Avellum advised joint lead managers Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch.
Asters has advised Norwegian solar power developer Norsk Solar AS on matters related to the construction of a 9 MW solar power plant in the Village of Semypolky in the Kyiv region of Ukraine. The power plant's construction is co-financed by The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation.
Sayenko Kharenko has successfully protected the rights of Oschadbank, the Joint Stock Company State Savings Bank of Ukraine, before the Supreme Court.
Everlegal has advised UDP Renewables on the implementation of the Scythia-Solar SES project and commissioning of its second phase.
CMS and Integrites have advised EuroCape Ukraine I LLC, a subsidiary of independent renewable energy company LongWing Energy SCA on equity and senior debt financing it received for the construction of the Zaporizhia Wind Farm in Ukraine.
The KPD Consulting Law Firm has successfully represented the interests of the head of one of the structural units of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine in Ukraine's Supreme Court in his challenge to a reprimand issued by the country's Qualification and Disciplinary Commission of Prosecutors.
Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Citigroup, Renaissance Capital, and UBS Investment Bank, joint bookrunners in the issue of USD 300 million secured notes due 2024 by TransOil Group of Companies, a vertically integrated agro-industrial holding with operating facilities in Moldova and Ukraine.
Ukraine's GoLaw Law Firm has successfully defended the interests of a judge of Kyiv's Economic Court in the Ukraine's High Council of Justice.
KPD Consulting in Ukraine has conducted an external assessment of corruption risks at Energoatom, the largest electricity power producer in Ukraine.
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.
Avellum, working with global legal counsel Herbert Smith Freehills, has advised Groupe Atlantic on its acquisition of the SST Group’s electric underfloor heating and water leakage control systems business.
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.
Sayenko Kharenko has represented the interests of JSC Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol, a Ukrainian producer of galvanized sheets, in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports of galvanized sheets originating from Russia and China.
Asters has advised the EBRD in connection with its up to EUR 15 million financing to JSC Farmak, a Ukrainian pharmaceuticals manufacturer.
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.
Dentons has helped Competera, a Ukrainian pricing platform for eCommerce and omni-channel retailers, establish its headquarters in the United States.
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