155
USD mln
AVELLUM Advises Kernel on Acquisition of a Large-scale Farming Business
AVELLUM advised its longstanding client Kernel Holding S.A. on the acquisition of 100% of shares in a large-scale farming business.
Recognition

Recognition

One of the country’s leading capital markets experts. 
IFLR1000 2016
Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
IFLR1000 2015
Flexible and responsive people, and they understand the whole process from an international perspective. 
Chambers Europe 2014
For capital markets work we see AVELLUM as clearly at the top of the field. 
IFLR1000 2013
AVELLUM is one of the main “go-to” firms for corporate matters. 
Legal500 2015
An excellent combination of international experience and deep knowledge of Ukrainian realities. 
AVELLUM is one of the best and has profound knowledge of Ukrainian and international law. 
They are one of the few local firms that can be relied upon to produce Ukrainian law documentation and legal opinions in a timely fashion and up to the standards of an international law firm. 
AVELLUM has some of the top legal brains in the market. 
Provides high quality commercial advice in a challenging environment. 
One of the best M&A practices on the market. 
AVELLUM is a professional firm with excellent attention to detail and good lawyers. They always perform well and are very driven in providing top service. 
IFLR1000 2016
Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
IFLR1000 2015
Knowledgeable team with an in-depth expertise of Ukrainian and English law. 
Chambers Europe 2014
AVELLUM is highly recommended for representing clients in international arbitrations and international litigations in the UK, Cyprus and BVI. 
Chambers Global 2015
AVELLUM provides extremely good service and persuasive advice. 
Legal500 2015
Avellum is known for its prowess in high-value arbitration. 
Legal500 2013
Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
IFLR1000 2015
They are well organised in terms of timing - they always deliver when under pressure. 
Chambers Europe 2014
AVELLUM has a small team of very talented lawyers who are responsive, commercially minded, solution orientated and cost effective. They bring international law firm experience to a local law firm. 
IFLR1000 2015
Principally experienced in advising borrowers, Avellum team increasingly takes instructions from lenders as well. 
Chambers Global 2015
Ambitious and successful young firm Avellum are ‘excellent lawyers with a Western approach. 
Legal500 2014
The lawyers were very commercial and understood the lenders' objectives. They knew when to dig in and when to concede points. 
Chambers Europe 2014
They are well organised in terms of timing - they always deliver when under pressure. 
Chambers Europe 2014
The most proactive of the independent Ukrainian firms. 
IFLR1000 2014
Dynamic group of partners with a partner-led, personal touch and an international style. 
Legal500 2013
AVELLUM is a highly professional law firm. The lawyers of the firm are of a high calibre with strong legal expertise both in international and domestic law. 
IFLR1000 2016
They are very reasonable about the value of the work they are providing. I feel like they are an extension of an international law firm whenever I work with them. 
IFLR1000 2014
Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
IFLR1000 2015
Flexible and responsive people, and they understand the whole process from an international perspective. 
Chambers Europe 2014
They are one of the few local firms that can be relied upon to produce Ukrainian law documentation and legal opinions in a timely fashion and up to the standards of an international law firm. 
IFLR1000 2014
Ambitious and successful… AVELLUM are excellent lawyers with a Western approach.  
Legal500 2014
Known for its experience of property investment deals, acting for both domestic and international shareholders, investors and developers. 
Chambers Europe 2015
Very professional firm. 
Legal500 2014
It has a very good reputation in transactional work. 
Chambers Europe 2013
Very capable in real estate financing. 
Chambers Europe 2013
AVELLUM’s tax practice offers comprehensive international tax planning and tax structuring assistance. 
World Tax 2016
The practice uses the firm-wide experience of partners who are recognized in the fields of finance and tax. 
World Tax 2015
AVELLUM is good value for money. 
A team of very talented lawyers who are responsive, commercially minded, solution orientated and cost effective. They bring international law firm experience to a local law firm. 
IFLR1000 2015
Publications

Publications

  • Industrial Parks in Ukraine (In Ukrainian)

    20 June 2017
    Olga Tersina
  • Recent legal developments in renewable energy sector

    19 June 2017
    Glib Bondar
    Dmytro Symbiryov
  • Recommendations regarding change of type of public joint stock companies (In Russian)

    20 April 2017
    Yuriy Nechayev
    Ilhar Hakhramanov
  • Shareholders’ agreements: new opportunities for business (In Ukrainian)

    19 April 2017
    Dmytro Symbiryov
  • Squeeze-out and Sell-out – potential impact on corporate governance (In Ukrainian)

    18 April 2017
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • Ukrainian regulatory framework for placing telecom sites (In Ukrainian)

    18 April 2017
    Dmytro Symbiryov
  • Global Renewable Energy Guide 2016 - Ukrainian Chapter

    20 March 2017
    Igor Lozenko
    Dmytro Symbiryov
  • Trust as a mean of asset protection (In Russian)

    10 February 2017
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • Antiraid “Prevention”: how to manage the assets properly? (In Russian)

    27 December 2016
    Yuriy Nechayev
    Dmytro Tkachuk
  • Claims to debtor in bankruptcy within arbitration proceedings (In Russian)

    26 December 2016
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • Cybersecurity Regulation in Ukraine in 2016 – New Challenges for Business? (In Ukrainian)

    23 December 2016
    Oleksii Maslov
  • Amendments to the Law of Ukraine № 1666-VIII: strengths, weaknesses and risks (In Russian)

    9 December 2016
    Andriy Fortunenko
  • Protection of Real Estate Against Release from Mortgage (In Ukrainian)

    28 November 2016
    Oleksii Maslov
  • M&A in Renewable Energy Sector (In Russian)

    27 November 2016
    Yuriy Nechayev
    Dmytro Symbiryov
  • Ukraine: Merger Control

    23 November 2016
    Yuriy Nechayev
    Yaroslav Medvediev
  • Currency Controls in Ukraine: Recent Developments

    13 November 2016
    Glib Bondar
    Igor Lozenko
  • Agro Business in the European way: How to sell your business to a foreign investor (In Ukrainian)

    12 October 2016
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Cluster Revolution in Ukraine (In Ukrainian)

    11 October 2016
    Olga Tersina
  • Volatility and Complexity in Tax Rules

    9 September 2016
    Vadim Medvedev
  • Inheritance of Foreign Shares (In Ukrainian)

    6 September 2016
    Vadim Medvedev
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • Developments in the conclusion of contracts after adoption of the Law of Ukraine “On E-Commerce”

    2 September 2016
    Anastasiya Voronova
  • Upcoming Intellectual Property Reform in Ukraine

    1 September 2016
    Mykola Stetsenko
    Dmytro Symbiryov
  • Insurance of patients involved in clinical trials (In Ukrainian)

    25 August 2016
    Vladyslav Aleksandrov
  • Financial restructuring: new law - new possibilities (In Russian)

    12 August 2016
    Taras Stadniichuk
    Igor Lozenko
  • Personal data issues during internal investigations (In Russian)

    5 July 2016
    Yuriy Zaremba
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • Enforcement in Ukraine of Interim Orders Issued by Foreign Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

    5 July 2016
    Dmytro Marchukov
    Oksana Varakina
    Serhii Uvarov
  • A Remarkable Year of Restructuring. What Next?

    30 June 2016
    Glib Bondar
    Artem Shyrkozhukhov
  • Ukraine: Pioneering the Analytical Approach to the Enforcement of Emergency Arbitrator Awards

    21 June 2016
    Oksana Varakina
  • Legal Developments in Pharmaceutical Sector: Moving Forward

    30 May 2016
    Mykola Stetsenko
    Vadim Medvedev
  • Comment for Ukraine's 50 Leading Banks: Finding Truth in Courts (In Russian)

    23 May 2016
    Dmytro Marchukov
  • Interview for Ukraine's 50 Leading Banks 2016 (In Russian)

    22 May 2016
    Glib Bondar
  • Ukrainian Competition Law: Recent Milestones in Development

    24 April 2016
    Yaroslav Medvediev
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • Land Lease: changes of 2015 and plans for 2016 (In Russian)

    12 April 2016
    Yuriy Zaremba
    Dmytro Tkachuk
  • The Law Regarding Improvement of the Efficiency of Merger Control System: Innovations (In Russian)

    11 April 2016
    Yaroslav Medvediev
  • Investing in ukrainian banks through debt-to-equity conversion (In ukrainian)

    22 March 2016
    Yuriy Nechayev
    Andriy Romanchuk
  • Long-awaited fundamental reform of Ukrainian antitrust legislation (In Russian)

    3 March 2016
    Yaroslav Medvediev
  • Recent Improvements in Real Estate Legislation In Ukraine (In Russian)

    29 January 2016
    Mykola Stetsenko
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Ukrainian antitrust legislation: Per aspera ad astra (In Ukrainian)

    21 January 2016
    Yaroslav Medvediev
  • Functioning of Business Ombudsman Council and Commissioner for Enterprise in Ukraine (In Ukrainian)

    20 January 2016
    Anastasiya Voronova
  • Registration of foreign investments in Ukraine: problems and possible solutions (In Russian)

    17 December 2015
    Anastasiya Voronova
  • Warranties in M&A transactions in IT industry (In Russian)

    8 December 2015
    Dmytro Symbiryov
  • Protection of commercial secret within the company (in Russian)

    1 December 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • The Ministry of Justice announced the Economic Code cancellation (in Russian)

    30 November 2015
    Mykola Stetsenko
  • The Issues of Recognition of Interim Relief Granted by an Emergency Arbitrator (In Ukrainian)

    29 November 2015
    Oksana Varakina
    Andriy Fortunenko
  • Jurisdiction of Ukrainian Courts Under the Claims Against Foreign Entities (In Ukrainian)

    26 November 2015
    Danylo Volkovetskyi
  • Avellum lawyers on admission of tax officials to conduct the audit (In Russian)

    25 November 2015
    Vadim Medvedev
    Pavlo Shovak
  • Taxation of Transactions with Software (In Russian)

    24 November 2015
    Pavlo Shovak
  • Protection of commercial secret within the company (in Russian)

    19 November 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • AVELLUM
    news

    AVELLUM
    news

    AVELLUM Advises Kernel Holding S.A. on Acquisition of a Large-scale Farming Business

    AVELLUM advised its longstanding client Kernel Holding S.A. on the acquisition of 100% of shares in a large-scale farming business.

    14 June 2017

    AVELLUM NAMED UKRAINE TAX AND TRANSFER PRICING FIRM

    We are pleased to announce that AVELLUM was recognised as “Ukraine Tax Firm of the Year” and “Ukraine Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year” by International Tax Review. 

    25 May 2017

    AVELLUM Triumphs as “M&A Law Firm of the Year”, and Partner, Glib Bondar, as “Best Lawyer in Banking and Finance” at Ukrainian Annual Legal Awards

    We are proud to announce that AVELLUM was honoured with two prestigious awards at the IX Ukrainian Annual Legal Awards Ceremony.

    22 May 2017

    AVELLUM Contributed to an Amicus Curiae Brief for the Court Proceeding, Which May Have Considerable Impact on Enforceability of Foreign Awards in Ukraine

    AVELLUM was part of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association’s Working Group, which prepared an Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) Brief, submitted to the High Specialised Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases earlier this week.

    28 April 2017

    AVELLUM is Ranked at the Top by The Legal500 2017

    The recent Legal500 ranking highly commended AVELLUM in six practice areas. 

    25 April 2017

    AVELLUM Leads in Chambers Europe 2017

    This year AVELLUM was recognised by Chambers Europe in 10 practice areas, which reinforces our position as a full-service law firm that provides comprehensive service to accommodate our clients’ needs. 

    19 April 2017

    AVELLUM Recognised by ITR for Its Distinguished Tax Practice

    AVELLUM is the only independent Ukrainian law firm that was nominated by ITR in four categories for three years in a row. 

    13 April 2017

    AVELLUM Advises Bondholders Committee on Metinvest USD2.3 Billion Debt Restructuring

    The restructuring of guaranteed notes and the PXF syndicated loan facilities was implemented through an English scheme of arrangement approved by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

    5 April 2017

    AVELLUM is Ranked at the Top by Сhambers Global 2017

    The clients together with the experts praise AVELLUM’s legal team for the exceptional quality of work in 2017 edition of the ranking. 

    22 March 2017

    AVELLUM’s Managing Partner Mykola Stetsenko Became Member of the Newly Elected Public Council of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

    The constituent assembly on formation of a new composition of the Public Council took place on 24 February 2017. As a result, new members were elected for a two-year term.

     

    10 March 2017

    AVELLUM Advised ING Bank N.V. on the Loan Facilities to Alfa Trading Ltd

    The loan facilities were provided to satisfy the company’s working capital requirements in connection with the purchase and subsequent processing of seeds, as well as financing other group companies.

    17 February 2017

    AVELLUM Advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on Investment in Dieter Braun GmbH

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in connection with the EUR5.9 million investment in Dieter Braun GmbH.

    9 February 2017

    AVELLUM Advises Kernel on Debut USD500 Million Eurobond Issue

    This transaction is remarkable since it is the Kernel’s debut eurobond issue and the first successful corporate eurobond offering from Ukraine since 2013.

    3 February 2017

    AVELLUM Advises Bondholders Committee on DTEK Energy Long-Term Restructuring

    This is one of the largest corporate debt restructurings on the Ukrainian market to date with the approximately USD1.2 billion total volume of the new Notes.

    1 February 2017

    Yaroslav Medvediev Promoted to Senior Associate in Competition Practice

    Yaroslav specializes in obtaining merger control and concerted actions (practices) clearances of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in M&A transactions. 

    30 January 2017

    AVELLUM Advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on Acquisition of 48% Stake in GlobalLogic Inc. from Apax Funds

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with the acquisition of an approximate 48% stake in GlobalLogic Inc. from Apax Funds.

    25 January 2017

    AVELLUM Ranked Fourth in the Rating of 50 Largest Taxpayers Amongst Legal Services Providers

    According to the recently published journal “Visnyk. Officially About Tax” which is the official publication of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine, AVELLUM was ranked fourth in the rating of ТОР-50 largest taxpayers amongst legal services providers.

    23 January 2017

    AVELLUM Advises EBRD on EUR1.4 Million Secured Loan Facility to KHASK

    AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian law counsel to EBRD in connection with the EUR1.4 million loan facility to the Industrial Group KHASK.

    14 December 2016

    AVELLUM Leads in the Largest Public Deals According to “TOP 50 Law Firms of Ukraine – 2016”

    AVELLUM leads in the number of the largest public deals аccording to the recently published “TOP 50 Law Firms of Ukraine – 2016” ranking. 

    1 December 2016

    AVELLUM Advised AGCO on Merger Control Clearance for Acquisition of Cimbria

    AVELLUM advised AGCO in connection with obtaining a merger control clearance of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of Cimbria for EUR310 million.

    21 November 2016

    AVELLUM Advises UniCredit Group on Disposal of Shares in PJSC “Ukrsotsbank” in Favour of ABH Holdings S.A.

    AVELLUM advised UniCredit Group on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the disposal of 99.9% shares in PJSC “Ukrsotsbank”, an asset of UCG in Ukraine, in exchange for a minority stake (9.9%) in ABH Holdings S.A.

    7 November 2016

    Invitation to the Roundtable: BEPS and De-Offshorisation: Global Challenges

    We would like to invite you to the roundtable BEPS and De-Offshorisation: Global Challenges organized jointly by AVELLUM, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, and Yuridicheskaya Praktika publishing house.

    2 November 2016

    AVELLUM Advises on Cross-Border Intra-Group Transfer of UniCredit’s CEE Business

    AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian legal counsel in connection with the cross-border intra-group transfer of UniCredit’s CEE business.

    31 October 2016

    AVELLUM Advises Onex and Baring Asia on Acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science Business

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia in connection with the acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science Business for USD 3.55 bn.

    27 October 2016

    AVELLUM Advises EBRD on Renewal of USD40 Million Secured Syndicated Pre-Export Loan Facility to ViOil

    AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian law counsel to EBRD in connection with renewal of the USD40 million secured syndicated pre-export loan facility to the Industrial Group ViOil.

    24 October 2016

    AVELLUM’s Finance and Corporate Practices Top-Ranked Again by IFLR1000 2017 Directory

    The newly released 2017 edition of IFLR1000 fоr the fourth year in a row ranks Banking and Finance and M&A practices of AVELLUM in the highest tier for Ukraine.

    19 October 2016

    AVELLUM Advises the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on Issue of USD1 billion 1.471% Notes Due 2021 Guaranteed by the USA

    AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on issue of USD1 billion 1.471% notes due 2021 fully guaranteed by the United States of America, acting through the United States Agency for International Development.

    13 October 2016

    AVELLUM Advises Mr. Hamed Alikhani on Merger Control Clearance of AMC for Acquisition of Bank “Center”

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Mr. Hamed Alikhani in connection with obtaining a merger control clearance of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of PJSC “CB “Center” under the amnesty procedure.

    10 October 2016

    AVELLUM is Recognised by FT Innovative Lawyers for Innovation in Restructuring and Re-organisation

    Recently published FT Innovative Lawyers 2016 rating recommends AVELLUM as one of the most innovative law firms in Europe in restructuring and re-organisation.

    7 October 2016

    AVELLUM Advises ING BANK N.V. on USD100 Million Pre-Export Loan Facility to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to ING Bank N.V. in connection with a USD100 million secured pre-export revolving loan facility to MHP provided by ING and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank.

    3 October 2016

    AVELLUM Supports "Open Ukraine" Reception During the IBA Annual Conference in Washington

    This year brought together about 200 leading lawyers and partners of law firms from around the world, as well as the representatives of business organizations and the Ukrainian state officials. 

    20 September 2016

    AVELLUM Advises Custos Invest & Finance Inc. in Connection with Increase of Horizon Capital’s Stake in Datagroup

    AVELLUM advised Custos Invest & Finance Inc., one of the Datagroup’s shareholders, in connection with the increase of the stake of Horizon Capital in Datagroup from significant minority to over 70%.

    9 September 2016

    Vadim Medvedev Recognised as a Leading Practitioner in Indirect Tax in Ukraine in 2016

    For the second year in a row Vadim Medvedev, Senior Associate, is named a leading practitioner in indirect tax in Ukraine by Indirect Tax Leaders Guide. 

    6 September 2016

    AVELLUM Advises Altran on Acquisition of Lohika

    AVELLUM advised Altran, a global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting, on the acquisition of Lohika, a software engineering services firm.

    5 September 2016

    AVELLUM Advises Allergan Inc. in Connection with a Global Sale of Part of Allergan’s Business to Teva

    AVELLUM advised Allergan Inc. in connection with the divestiture of its global generic pharmaceuticals business to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd through a complex cross-border carve-out.

    4 August 2016

    AVELLUM Promotes New Counsel and Senior Associate in Finance Practice

    AVELLUM announces the promotion of Igor Lozenko to Counsel and Taras Dmukhovskyy to Senior Associate in Finance practice.

    29 July 2016

    AVELLUM Supports First Summer Jessup School in Kyiv

    AVELLUM supported the first Jessup Summer School which prepared students for Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The school took place in the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” at the beginning of July 2016.

    12 July 2016

    Vadim Medvedev is included in 2016 Rising Stars Guide

    Vadim Medvedev, Senior Associate of AVELLUM, was included in the newly released 2016 edition of the Rising Stars Guide by Legal Media Group.

    24 June 2016

    Philip Wood, Special Counsel at Allen & Overy, Gave a Lecture to AVELLUM

    Mr. Philip Wood, Special Counsel and Head of Global Intelligence Unit at Allen & Overy, visited AVELLUM and gave a lecture to our team. 

    20 June 2016

    AVELLUM Received Top Rankings in Transactional Practices by UKRAINIAN LAW FIRMS Directory

    We are proud to announce that AVELLUM has received top rankings in its core transactional practices – Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, and Restructuring.

    14 June 2016

    AVELLUM Wins European Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year Award and Is Recognized as a Market’s Leading Tax Practice

    Full-scope restructuring of the sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed debt of Ukraine was named European Tax Restructuring Deal of the Year at this year’s European Tax Awards by International Tax Review (ITR).

    1 June 2016

    AVELLUM Wins “Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year” and “Debt Restructuring Law Firm of the Year” Awards at the Legal Awards 2016 by Yuridicheskaya Praktika

    AVELLUM won in two nominations: “Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year” and “Debt Restructuring Law Firm of the Year”.

    25 May 2016

    AVELLUM Advises the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on Restructuring of Ukravtodor’s Debt to VTB Capital and on Completion of the Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on restructuring of Ukravtodor’s debt to VTB Capital and on completion of the sovereign debt restructuring.

    24 May 2016

    AVELLUM Delivers a Series of Educational Lectures for Students of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

    Our experts delivered a series of lectures on “Anatomy of M&A transactions” and “Introduction to Cross-Border Debt Financing” forming a comprehensive introduction to corporate finance. 

    22 May 2016

    AVELLUM Supports IV Arbitration School by the Ukrainian Arbitration Association in cooperation with the UBA Students’ League

    Ukrainian Arbitration Association and UBA Students’ League organized five-day program which included general and specialized courses in arbitration. 

    16 May 2016

    AVELLUM Аdvises Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on Acquiring 40% Stake in Glencore Agri

    AVELLUM advised Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on acquisition by CPPIB of a 40% stake in Glencore Agricultural Products, estimated at USD6.25 billion. 

    4 May 2016

    AVELLUM Holds Top Positions in Chambers Europe 2016

    In the recently released Chambers Europe 2016 AVELLUM is the only independent Ukrainian law firm ranked in the highest Band 1 in all four practices, which comprise Corporate Finance – Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Corporate/M&A.

    29 April 2016

    AVELLUM Wins Ukraine Law Firm of the Year by IFLR

    AVELLUM was named Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2016 at the International Finance Law Review (IFLR) European Awards ceremony in London on 21 April 2016.

    26 April 2016
    Legal
    alerts