Law firm inspired by excellence.

Avellum is a leading Ukrainian full-service law firm with a special focus on
finance, M&A, and dispute resolution.

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

  • 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
    Iaroslav 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
    Iaroslav 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
    Iaroslav 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
    Iaroslav 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
  • English Law Instruments in Real Estate Deals in Ukraine (In Russian)

    18 November 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Avellum' Lawyers Commented on Possible Changes in Regulation on Economic Concentrations (In Russian)

    15 November 2015
    Mykola Stetsenko
  • Specifics of M&A deals in agricultural sector (In Russian)

    12 November 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Dmytro Marchukov Comments on Ukraine’s Reforms with Regards to its Position... (In Russian)

    2 November 2015
    Dmytro Marchukov
  • Avellum lawyers on informational requests of tax authorities (In Ukrainian)

    14 October 2015
    Vadim Medvedev
    Pavlo Shovak
  • Interview: Dmytro Marchukov about Joining Avellum Partners and Judicial Reform... (In Russian)

    13 October 2015
    Dmytro Marchukov
  • Antitrust Due Diligence: What Should Be Taken Into Consideration (In Russian)

    3 September 2015
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • Business reputation and unfair competition (In Russian)

    2 September 2015
    Iaroslav Medvediev
  • The draft of the Guidelines on Calculation of Fines should ensure... (In Russian)

    13 August 2015
    Iaroslav Medvediev
  • The Law of Ukraine “On the Protection of Economic Competition”... (In Russian)

    13 August 2015
    Iaroslav Medvediev
  • Comment: Ruling of the Higher Administrative Court of Ukraine on Offsetting... (In Ukrainian)

    12 August 2015
    Pavlo Shovak
  • Comment: Expected Changes In Ukraine’s Tax Ruling Practice (in Russian)

    5 August 2015
    Pavlo Shovak
  • Comment: NBU will not consider "technical" tax debt (In Ukrainian)

    14 July 2015
    Pavlo Shovak
  • Will the Supervisory Board Supervise Closer? (In Russian)

    17 June 2015
    Yuriy Nechayev
  • Tips for Successful Acquisitions in Ukraine

    16 June 2015
    Mykola Stetsenko
  • How to Avoid Unilateral Increase of Lease Payments for Land Lease?

    8 June 2015
    Mykola Stetsenko
  • What the Future May Hold for Workaholics: Ukrainian Employment Legislation (In Ukrainian)

    21 April 2015
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • AMCU Fines Will Become Public (In Ukrainian)

    21 April 2015
    Iaroslav Medvediev
  • Distressed M&A Transactions (In Ukrainian)

    10 March 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Emphyteusis as an Alternative to Agricultural Land Lease Agreement (In Ukrainian)

    10 March 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • New Wave of Changes Sweep Over Ukraine’s Transfer Pricing Rules

    9 March 2015
    Vadim Medvedev
  • Law Applicable to Evidentiary Privileges in International Commercial Arbitration (In Russian)

    24 February 2015
    Oksana Varakina
  • Comment: Benefits and Drawbacks of the Tax Code (in Russian)

    16 February 2015
    Mykola Stetsenko
  • Avellum
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    Avellum
    news

    AVELLUM Advised 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 Supported 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 was 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 Delivered 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 Supported 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

    AVELLUM Retains Top Positions in Legal500 2016

    AVELLUM’s Banking and Finance, Capital Markets and Corporate/M&A practices were top ranked again by one of the most prestigious legal directories, Legal500, published on 13 April 2016. 

    20 April 2016

    Statement on Corporate Restructuring of Roshen Group

    On request of our client and in connection with the journalist investigation published on 3 April 2016 by Hromadske TV please be informed as follows.

    4 April 2016

    Iaroslav Medvediev Conducted a Master-class on Ukrainian Merger Control regime under the Aegis of the Students' League of the UBA

    Iaroslav Medvediev, an Associate with AVELLUM, conducted a master class on the Ukrainian merger control regime, organized by the Students' League of the Ukrainian Bar Association at V. Hetman Kyiv National Economic University.

    31 March 2016

    Igor Lozenko Contributed to Development of Ukrainian Wind Market Overview-2015

    Igor Lozenko contributed to the chapters on the Ukrainian wind energy legislation in Ukrainian Wind Market Overview-2015.

     

    24 March 2016

    AVELLUM Has Been Top Ranked by Chambers Global 2016

    The key practices of AVELLUM – Banking and Finance, Corporate/M&A, and Dispute Resolution – were highly ranked again by Chambers Global, one of the world’s most respected legal directories.

    23 March 2016

    Serhii Uvarov Joined the Board of the UBA Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Serhii Uvarov, a Senior Associate with Avellum’s dispute resolution practice, joined the board of the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution of UBA. 

    7 March 2016

    AVELLUM Advises the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on Restructuring of Sovereign-Guaranteed Loans

    AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the restructuring of the three sovereign-guaranteed loans.

    3 March 2016

    AVELLUM Advised Mr. Hamed Alikhani in Connection with Approval by the National Bank of Ukraine of Acquisition of Qualifying Shareholding in PJSC “CB “Center”

    AVELLUM advised Mr. Hamed Alikhani in connection with the approval by the National Bank of Ukraine of the acquisition of the qualifying shareholding in PJSC “CB “Center”.

    29 February 2016

    AVELLUM Shortlisted for Chambers Europe Awards 2016 as the Ukraine Law Firm of the Year

    We are proud to be nominated for this prestigious award every year since 2012.

    22 February 2016

    AVELLUM Refreshes Its Visual Identity and Launches New Website

    AVELLUM announces the refreshment of its visual identity. This refreshment is done in order to modernise and strengthen Avellum’s brand representation to the clients. 

    16 February 2016

    Senior Associate Igor Lozenko Joins the Finance Team of Avellum

    Avellum announces that Igor Lozenko has joined its Finance practice as a Senior Associate. In this role Igor will be also involved in Capital Markets and Debt Restructuring projects of the firm.

    1 February 2016

    AVELLUM Advised UniCredit Group on Signing of Agreements for Disposal of Shares in PJSC “Ukrsotsbank” in Favour of Alfa Group

    AVELLUM advised UniCredit Group on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the signing of agreements for the disposal of shares in PJSC “Ukrsotsbank” in favour of Alfa Group.

    18 January 2016

    AVELLUM Advises PrivatBank on the Financial Restructuring of Eurobonds

    AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian legal advisor to PJSC Commercial Bank “PrivatBank”  in connection with the financial restructuring of its loan participation notes.

    13 January 2016

    Senior Associates Appointed at Corporate/M&A and Tax Practices of Avellum

    Avellum is pleased to announce two Senior Associate promotions effective 1 January 2016.

    12 January 2016

    Аvellum Advises on the City of Kyiv’s Eurobonds Restructuring

    Avellum acted as Ukrainian counsel to the City of Kyiv on the restructuring of its USD250 million 8% Loan Participation Notes due 2015 (the “2015 Notes”) and USD300 million 9.375% Loan Participation Notes due 2016 (the “2016 Notes”).

    31 December 2015

    AVELLUM Advises on Ukraine’s USD15 Billion Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    AVELLUM acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the restructuring of thirteen sovereign and sovereign-guaranteed Eurobonds.

    15 December 2015

    AVELLUM advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval in connection with the acquisition of 30 per cent of shares in PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval by EBRD

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Raiffeisen Bank International AG and PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval.

    14 December 2015

    Attorneys of AVELLUM Advised Business on Tax and Legal Aspects of Real Estate Transactions in Ukraine

    On 9 December 2015 AVELLUM held a business breakfast dedicated to tax and legal aspects of Real Estate transactions in Ukraine.

    11 December 2015

    Аvellum Advised 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 an up to USD100 million secured pre-export revolving loan facility to Myronivsky Hliboproduct Group.

    2 December 2015

    AVELLUM’s Tax Practice Recommended by the World Tax and the World Transfer Pricing for 2016

    The Tax Рractice of AVELLUM has been recognized by the World Tax and the World Transfer Pricing editions of 2016. 

    16 November 2015

    Serhii Uvarov Joins the Dispute Resolution Team of Avellum

    Avellum announces that Serhii Uvarov has joined its Dispute Resolution practice as a Senior Associate.

    10 November 2015

    Avellum Attorneys Took Part in Development of USUBC White Paper on Legal and Governance Reform

    Avellum took part in the conference on legal and governance reform held by the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (“USUBC”) and the Kyiv School of Economics (“KSE”) on 30 October 2015. 

    9 November 2015

    Mykola Stetsenko Spoke on Realities and Prospects of Shareholders’ Agreements in Limited Liability Companies in Ukraine at IX Annual Corporate Law Forum

    On 30 October 2015 Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner of Avellum, spoke at IX Annual Corporate Law Forum organised by the Ukrainian Bar Association. 

    5 November 2015

    Avellum Advises Bayer AG on Spin-off of Its Material Science AG Business, Which Is Now Operating аs Сovestro AG

    Avellum аdvised Bayer AG on corporate, contractual and employment issues related to the global spin-off of Bayer MaterialScience AG, which now operates under Сovestro AG name as an independent entity. 

    27 October 2015

    Iaroslav Medvediev delivered a lecture as an expert at III All-Ukrainian Law School on Competition Law organised by the Students' League of the Ukrainian Bar Association

    Iaroslav Medvediev, the Associate of Avellum, gave a lecture as an expert at III All-Ukrainian Law School on Competition Law organised by the UBA’s Students' League.

    17 October 2015

    Avellum’s Financial and Corporate Practices Top-Ranked Again by IFLR1000 2016 Directory

    The newly released 2016 edition of IFLR 1000, the annual legal directory focused on finance and corporate law, again ranks Banking and Finance and M&A practices of Avellum in the highest tier for Ukraine. 

    15 October 2015

    Avellum Supported Business Breakfast by the UBA "Ukraine: Welcoming Business" in Vienna

    Avellum is honoured to support business breakfast by the Ukrainian Bar Association “Ukraine: Welcoming Business” in the framework of the IBA Annual Conference in Vienna. 

    5 October 2015

    Avellum Advised Mohawk Industries, Inc. on Ukrainian Merger Control Aspects of USD1.2 bn Acquisition of the IVC Group

    Avellum advised Mohawk Industries, Inc. on obtaining merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of the IVC Group.

    5 October 2015

    Vadim Medvedev provided an overview of hybrid structures in Ukraine and transfer pricing mismatches at the IV Tax Forum by UBA

    Vadim Medvedev provided an overview of hybrid structures and transfer pricing mismatches in Ukraine during the IV Tax Forum organized by the Ukrainian Bar Association.

    29 September 2015

    Avellum Strengthens Its Dispute Resolution Practice with Hire of New Partner, Dmytro Marchukov

    Avellum welcomes Dmytro Marchukov as the new Partner and the Head of Dispute Resolution Practice.

    14 September 2015

    Vadim Medvedev of Avellum Elected Leader of the Chamber Tax Committee Working Group on International Taxation & EU Harmonization in Ukraine

    On 26 August 2015 Vadim Medvedev was appointed Leader of the Chamber Tax Committee Working Group on International Taxation & EU Harmonization in Ukraine. 

    7 September 2015

    Avellum Partners Celebrates Six Years of Its Establishment

    In July we celebrate the 6th anniversary of Avellum Partners

    30 July 2015

    Leading Associate Vadim Medvedev Recognized for Excellence in Indirect Tax

    Vadim Medvedev, the Associate of Avellum, is named a leading practitioner in indirect tax area in Ukraine by 2015 Indirect Tax Leaders guide.

    9 July 2015

    New Counsel and Senior Associates Appointed at Avellum Partners

    The partners of Avellum are pleased to announce Counsel and Senior Associate promotions across the range of key practice areas effective 1 July 2015. 

    7 July 2015
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