Services

Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions / Investments Projects

  • Full performance of merger and acquisition projects
  • Due diligence
  • M&A control approvals (including from competition authorities)
  • Structuring deals
  • Negotiations with counterparties and government regulators
  • Dealing with special complications (such as acquisition of shares burdened by conditions of privatization and other peculiarities of Ukrainian national law or local regulation)
  • Closings
  • Post-acquisition: absorption or assimilation, restructuring, management, etc.
  • Initial public offerings
  • Establishment of legal entities of any corporate form, and representative offices in Ukraine and any other jurisdictions (including offshore countries)
  • Companies’ group structuring
  • Developing corporate governance structure
  • Corporate secretary assistance
  • Reorganizations and liquidations
  • Increase and reduction of authorized capital
  • Registration of foreign investments
  • Drafting all types of agreements related to corporate law projects

Real Estate

  • In-depth legal due diligence of real estate objects
  • Greenfield and brownfield projects
  • Advising on possible options for acquisition of the real estate and its operation
  • Assist in negotiations with local owners/users and tenants of real estate
  • Full performance of transaction on acquisition of immovable property and land plots
  • Legal due diligence of the options for investing into real estate and its construction as well as on their improvement
  • Development and redevelopment
  • Leases
  • Infrastructure and utilities
  • Real estate management and operation
  • Subsoil use
  • Constructions and reconstructions
  • Long/short term leases and buy-outs of municipal and State lands
  • Optimization of the taxation relating to acquisition of the real estate and its operation
  • Performance of all mandatory registrations, records and notifications relating to real estate
  • Full legal support of using real estate as collaterals
  • Permits and licences relating to real estate acquisition/construction/lease
  • Easements and public procedures
  • Zoning
  • Dispute resolution and litigation in real estate

Anti-trust and competition

  • Prior approvals of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine («AMC») for economic concentration
  • AMC prior approval for the concerted actions
  • Post factum AMC permits for economic concentration and concerted actions with minimization of risks and losses of the clients
  • Protection of intellectual property rights and business reputation on the basis of competitive legislation
  • Representing the clients in the unfair competition proceedings
  • Obtainment of AMC official opinions
  • Adjusting agreements (distribution, sales and other) to the anti-trust legislation

Commercial

  • Any kinds of commercial contracts (drafting, amending, terminating, support, legal and tax analysis)
  • Goods and services import and export transactions
  • Distribution
  • Leasing
  • Public procurement
  • E-commerce
  • Debt restructuring
  • Licensing / permits / certification
  • Outsourcing
  • Customs issues
  • Cross-border logistic
  • Support in negotiations
  • Litigation / international arbitration / amicable settlement regarding commercial relations
  • Concession agreements

Tax advice and planning / tax litigation

  • Tax advices on commercial issues
  • Tax Litigation
  • Assistance during tax audits by the tax officials
  • Representing the clients in tax authorities (tax inspectorate, militia, etc.)
  • Tax planning, including international and bilateral treatiesLegal tax due diligence
  • Tax procedures and registration (obtainment tax certificates, VAT-payer status, simplified tax systems)
  • Obtaining official individual tax consultations

Finance and banking

  • General banking
  • Debt collection and financial restructuring
  • Licences / permits / approvals
  • Registrations of new banks
  • Representation before the Ukrainian regulatory authorities (including the National Bank of Ukraine)
  • Project finance
  • Asset finance
  • Structured finance
  • Real estate investment and finance, development finance in banking sphere
  • Intercompany loans and any other kinds of financing
  • Capital markets
  • Structuring and implementation of any kind of development projects and acquisitions (securities, assets)
  • Securitisation

Dispute resolution and litigation

  • Handling cases in all kinds of the Ukrainian State courts (commercial, administrative, civil, etc.) and at all levels (including the Supreme Court of Ukraine)
  • Handling cases in any Ukrainian intermediate courts, including obtaining of the court documents for enforcement of their awards
  • Handling cases in various international arbitration institutions
  • Enforcement of the court decisions
  • Recognition and enforcement in Ukraine of the awards of intermediate courts and international arbitration institutions
  • Complex challenge of the tax authorities decisions
  • Pre-trial settlement
  • Amicable settlement
  • Attorney assistance

Intellectual property

  • Legal advising on any issues relating to IP/IT, including using IP/IT in corporate and investment operations and within M&A procedures
  • All kinds of IP registrations: trademarks, patents, registered designs, know-how, copyrights and managing international portfolios of these rights
  • Due diligence of IP assets
  • Any agreements relating to IP rights’ arrangement (purchase, sale, licensing, franchising, etc.)
  • Registering IP objects with all state registers, including customs register
  • Legal supervision over protection of the clients’ IP rights within Ukraine
  • Software (registrations, acquisition and alienation of the rights, developing, distribution, reselling, anti-piracy actions)Internet (support on the
  • Internet business, domain names registrations and disputes)
  • IP/IT licensing: negotiating, drafting, execution, registration
  • Advising IT companies on compliance with Ukrainian law including personal data protection
  • Advertising
  • IP / IT dispute resolution, including proceedings in all Ukrainian State courts, courts of arbitration and international arbitration institutions
  • Trade mark, service mark and patent related disputes at the State Department for Intellectual Property of Ukraine
  • Negotiations and amicable settlements of IP / IT disputes
  • IP licensing and franchising disputes, disputes relating to commercial secrets and confidential information
  • Disputes relating to advertising law violations

Labour and HR

  • Employment
  • All labour and HR documents, including internal regulations
  • Dismissals, including upon employer’s initiative
  • Dismissal amicable settlement
  • Labour-related litigations
  • Salary / bonuses / option plans, including taxation
  • Foreigners (employment permits, temporary and permanent registration in Ukraine)
  • Representation in the state authorities
  • Labour and HR due diligences
  • Safety issues

Oil and gas

  • best business models, project structuring and development for up, meddle and downstream oil and gas project
  • all types of the agreements, including incorporated and non-incorporated joint ventures, production sharing agreements
  • mergers and acquisitions and other transactional issues in oil and gas sphere
  • tenders and auctions
  • oil & gas regulatory proceedings
  • representation of clients before state authorities/regulatory bodies
  • assistance in obtaining permits and licenses
  • the financing issues
  • tax, currency control, and customs clearance matters
  • government relations
  • dispute resolution options (including international arbitration)

Forensic & Compliance

  • Detecting of unreliable financial transactions within corporate structures
  • Commercial audit (business intelligence) - a comprehensive audit of current and prospective contractors
  • Services on improper payments prevention; development of internal regulations and settlement mechanisms
  • Compliance and risk management as regards to financial misconduct

Projects