Agriculture Agriculture

We understand the agricultural business. We know the importance of proper land leases in the acquisition of new land banks and the importance of timeliness in pre-export financing.

  • Our approach

    Avellum is fully synchronized with our agricultural clients in commercial negotiations and transaction timing to make any deal smooth and seamless for our client.

  • Our clients

    We are proud to have advised such well-known agro-industrial groups as Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP), Kernel, Industrial Milk Company, Loture, Avangard and UkrLandFarming on their most sophisticated business transactions.

  • Responsible Partner
  • Key experience
  • Publications
  • Recognition
  • Our Team
Responsible Partner
Mykola Stetsenko
Managing Partner
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Mykola Stetsenko is the Managing Partner of AVELLUM with the primary focus on corporate/M&A, competition, real estate, and tax.
Key experience

Key experience

Debut Eurobond Issue
500 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel
Acquisition of 100% of shares in a large-scale farming business (190,000 hectares of leasehold farmland)
155 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel
Eurobond Issue
500 USD mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Asset tracing and recovery of assets of Mriya Agro Holding plc
470 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding plc
Renewal of the secured syndicated pre-export loan facility to the Industrial Group ViOil
40 USD mln
Legal Advisor to EBRD
Pre-export revolving loan facility to MHP
100 USD mln
Legal Advisor to ING Bank N.V.
Represented the holding company in multiple litigation proceedings in Ukraine and Cyprus
515 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Mriya Agro Holding plc
Removed hostile management of Mriya Agro Holding plc
1.0 bln USD
Legal Advisor to Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding plc
Advice to Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding Plc on operational and transactional issues
470 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding Plc
Exchange of assets with Agrokultura Group
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
New Eurobond Issue and Tender Offer
750 USD mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Two Tap Issues of Eurobonds
225 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Joint Lead Managers
Corporate group restructuring
Legal Advisor to Rise Group
Loan facility to AvangardCo Investments Public Limited
23,6 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to Intesa Sanpaolo
Corporate group restructuring
Legal Advisor to Industrial Milk Company Group
Debut Eurobond Issue by Ukrlandfarming
275 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Joint Lead Managers
Secured financing to Azovmash from Deutsche Bank
289 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Azovmash
Corporate group restructuring
Legal Advisor to Loture Group
Merger control clearance and concerted actions approval
Legal Advisor to Loture Group
New Eurobond Issue and Tender Offer
750 USD mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Domestic Bond Issue by LLC Burat Agro, a subsidiary of IMC
200 UAH mln
Legal Advisor to Industrial Milk Company
Loan facility to Agrotrade Group
23 USD mln
Legal Advisor to EBRD
IPO on Warsaw Stock Exchange
30 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Industrial Milk Company
Issue of 11.4 mln GDRs by WTI Trading Limited
188.6 USD mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Loan facility to Agrofusion
20 USD mln
Legal Advisor to EBRD
Pre-export revolving loan facility to MHP
100 USD mln
Legal Advisor to ING Bank N.V.
Term loan facility from a leading European bank
54 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Eurobond Issue
200 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Avangard
Secured medium term loan facility from ING Bank N.V. and PJSC Ukrsotsbank
100 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Secured loan facility from BNP Paribas and UniCredit: Bank Austria
125 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Eurobond Issue
330 USD mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Secured loan facility from a syndicate of European banks
210 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Eurobond Exchange Offer
250 USD mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Atradius-covered loan facility to one of the largest Ukrainian agro-industrial groups from major German-based bank
13 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to Lender
IPO on London Stock Exchange
208 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Avangard
Acquisition of 80% stake in a company managing 108,000 ha of farmland
68 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
EKF and SERV-backed trade finance loans to one of the largest Ukrainian agro-industrial groups from major Swiss bank
15.9 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to Lender
Domestic Bond Issue by PrJSC “Creative”
240 UAH mln
Legal Advisor to Creative Group
Atradius-covered loan facility to Nibulon S.A.
Legal Advisor to Rabobank
EKN-covered loan facility to Nibulon S.A.
Legal Advisor to Rabobank
Call option for 100% stake in a company managing 79,200 ha of farmland
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Atradius-covered export credit facilities to MHP Group
Legal Advisor to Rabobank
OPIC-backed long term investment loan from Citibank
25 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Establishment of a joint venture with the Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund
Legal Advisor to Loture Group
Secured revolving facility from Natixis, UBS and Raiffeisen Bank International
150 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Syndicated secured loan facility
100 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Arrangers
Conditional acquisition of 100% stake in Enselco
51.3 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Acquisition of 100% stake in Russian Oils
60 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Term loan facility from a leading European bank
100 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Syndicated secured term loan facility
600 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Ukrlandfarming PLC
Loan facility from EBRD
50 USD mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Pre-export revolving loan facility to MHP
70 USD mln
Legal Advisor to ING Bank N.V.
Acquisition of 100% stake in Rise Group
Legal Advisor to Ukrlandfarming PLC
Loan facility from Deutsche Bank AG
17.4 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Acquisition of 100% stake in Dakor Agro Holding
Legal Advisor to Ukrlandfarming PLC
Atradius-covered export credit facilities to MHP Group
18 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to Rabobank
SERV-covered export loan facilities from Swiss Bank
15.3 USD mln
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Credit facility from a leading European bank
80 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Four credit facilities from Landesbank Berlin AG
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Publications

Publications

  • Agro Business in the European way: How to sell your business to a foreign investor (In Ukrainian)

    12 October 2016
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Specifics of M&A deals in agricultural sector (In Russian)

    12 November 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • How to Avoid Unilateral Increase of Lease Payments for Land Lease?

    8 June 2015
    Mykola Stetsenko
  • Emphyteusis as an Alternative to Agricultural Land Lease Agreement (In Ukrainian)

    10 March 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Online Register of Property Rights: Prosblems and Prospects (in Ukrainian)

    25 January 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Real Estate Issues in M&A Transactions (In Ukrainian)

    25 November 2014
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Recognition

    Recognition

    Flexible and responsive people, and they understand the whole process from an international perspective. 
    Chambers Europe 2014
    Our Team

    Our Team

    Igor Lozenko
    Counsel
    Vadim Medvedev
    Counsel
    Yuriy Nechayev
    Counsel
    Taras Dmukhovskyy
    Senior Associate
    Yaroslav Medvediev
    Senior Associate
    Yuriy Zaremba
    Senior Associate
    Andriy Fortunenko
    Associate
    Andrii Gumenchuk
    Associate
    Anna Melnychuk
    Associate
    Pavlo Shevchenko
    Associate
    Dmytro Tkachuk
    Associate
    Anton Arkhypov
    Associate
    Orest Franchuk
    Associate
    Olga Tersina
    Associate
    Anna Vlasenko
    Associate
    Iryna Vlasiuk
    Associate