Sayenko Kharenko has advised Promprylad.Renovation, a project within the premises of Promprylad, a revitalized Soviet-era plant in Ivano-Frankivsk, on its buying-out of plant facilities.
On 16 January 2020, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted law No 1210 "On amendments to the Tax Code related to the improvement of tax administration and elimination of technical and logical inconsistencies in the tax legislation" (the "Law").
Avellum has advised arrangers J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and Raiffeisen Bank International AG on a USD 464 million bridge loan financing for Bakcell’s acquisition of PSJC Vodafone Ukraine. DLA Piper advised Bakcell on the deal.
Cai & Lenard is advising Ukrainian teenage dance troupe Light Balance Kids, on the next phase of what the firm calls its “creative development."
Eterna Law has advised the Ukrainian subsidiary of AIG on its restructuring.
Noerr has advised HKM Beteiligungs GmbH on the sale of 100% of shares in Gratka sp. z o.o.to Ringier Axel Springer Media AG, which was advised by Clifford Chance.
The new Law of Ukraine “On Concession” (the “2019 Concession Law”) became effective on October 19, 2019, following several years of discussion. As the previous concession law (which was adopted in 1999) provided outdated and unenforceable regulations and was inconsistent with other laws regulating concessions and public-private partnerships in Ukraine, no significant concession projects had been developed in Ukraine for more than 20 years. The 2019 Concession Law provides a chance for Ukraine to overcome legal barriers to the development of concession projects and attract much needed investment into the country’s infrastructure.
On 31 January 2020, the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (“CMU”) “On Implementation of Competitive Conditions of Stimulating the Production of Electric Power from Alternative Energy Sources”, dated 27.12.2019, No. 1175 (“Resolution”), came into force. The Resolution has adopted, inter alia, the procedure on holding the support quota distribution auctions (“Procedure”).
Vasil Kisil and Partners has successfully represented Rost Agro, the Ukrainian-based seed producer and exporter, in an administrative appeal procedure with the State Tax Service of Ukraine.
Everlegal has successfully represented Turkish airline Onur Air in a claim to recover USD 43 million.
Redcliffe Partners has advised the EBRD on a risk participation agreement with Piraeus Bank Ukraine with a total value of EUR 10 million.
DLA Piper has advised food chain Billa on an eight-year lease extension with the Kyiv City Council for Billa's flagship store in Kyiv's Bessarabskyi Market.
Kinstellar has advised Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, a development finance institution and subsidiary of KfW Bankengruppe, on a USD 20 million credit facility for Nibulon, an agricultural commodities exporter and producer in Ukraine. Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office advised DEG on matters of English law.
CMS has advised the TIS Group on English and Ukrainian law aspects of a joint venture involving DP World's entry into Ukraine.
Marchenko Partners has advised the Western NIS Enterprise Fund on loans granted to CCE Dnipro Training and Production Enterprise of the Ukrainian Society of the Blind and the "Printing House" Center for Labor Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons.
The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie has advised the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank on its up USD 70 million loan to Epicentr K LLC and Renvior Trading Limited.
Sergey Denisenko has been promoted to Partner at Aequo in Ukraine.
Lawyers from CMS in Ukraine and Poland have joined the firm's multi-national team advising the EBRD on the acquisition of a stake in Uzbek food retailer Korzinka. Uzbek law firm Leges reportedly advised the EBRD as well, while Dentons advised the sellers.