Artem Kuzmenko and Konstantin Derbyshev have been promoted to Partner at Eterna Law.
The International Tax practice of Ukraine's SK Group, which since 2015 also represented the Avidbiz brand in Ukraine, has left the SK Group and is now doing business solely as Avidbiz.
Markian Malskyy, who left Arzinger last summer after being appointed Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration by the President of Ukraine, has returned to the firm as Head of its Western Ukrainian office and Co-Head of its International Litigation and Arbitration Practice.
Former Counsel Serhiy Shershun, Head of Antitrust and Competition at Integrites, has become the firm's 11th partner.
Redcliffe Partners has advised the EBRD on Ukrainian aspects of its loan of an additional two million euros to Aquanova Development LLC for the construction, equipment, and placing in operation of a 3.5 MWp solar PV plant in the Zakarpattya Region of Ukraine. Clifford Chance Warsaw and Linklaters Milan advised the EBRD on English and Italian law, respectively.
Aequo has advised the Epicentr Group on its receipt of a USD 70 million multi-currency secured loan from the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank.
Anastasia Usova, Redcliffe Partners’ Head of Antitrust, has been promoted to Partner at the firm.
Lawyer Aleksandr Babikov has left Aver Lex to go into public service.
Talina Kravtsova, former Senior Associate and Head of Family Law at Egorov Puginski Afanasiev & Partners in Ukraine, has made Partner at Asters.
Asters has successfully represented ASK Technology Limited, a Hong Kong-based manufacturer of multi-GPU systems for mining, rendering, and AI, in a dispute over a contract for the supply of equipment for the mining of Ethereum with a Finnish company in the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Deacons provided Hong Kong law expertise.
Aequo has successfully protected the interests of Rozdilska Tsegla LLC in a state property privatization dispute in the Supreme Court of Ukraine involving a share purchase agreement of a state-owned enterprise offered for sale by the State Property Fund of Ukraine.
Avellum and Latham & Watkins have advised CHG Healthcare on its acquisition of Modio Health.
Baker McKenzie has advised the World Bank and provided legal assistance to the Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine on the latter's development of legislation relevant to the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gases emissions data, procedures for accreditation of verifiers, and verification of greenhouse gases emissions reports.
Kinstellar has advised DEG, a subsidiary of the KfW Bankengruppe, on a long-term investment of up to USD 20 million in the Astarta Group.
Ronnie Apteker is a South-African born entrepreneur, author, and filmmaker. He founded the first Internet Service Provider in South Africa, which is now part of the world’s largest TelCo, Japans’s NTT. He has made Kyiv his second home, and is currently busy with a documentary film project about the IT landscape in Ukraine. We asked him to share his thoughts about Kyiv – many of which, it turns out, apply elsewhere in CEE as well.
Another in our series of articles leading up to the 2020 Dealer’s Choice Law Firm Summit and Deal of the Year Awards in London.
Aequo has advised Dragon Capital on the acquisition of stake in Idea Bank JSC from Getin Holding S.A. Getin Holding was advised by Sayenko Kharenko.
Eterna Law has helped the Ukrainian branch of active Baltic power trader Axton Commodities launch its Ukrainian operations and obtain a power trading activities license in Ukraine.