Real Estate
and Retail
Real
Estate
and
Retail

The real estate and retail industries are two key areas of our practice. We were involved in the acquisition and construction of the biggest shopping malls in Ukraine. We know the bottlenecks and the most important issues that have to be brought up at the very beginning of any potential deal. 

  • Our experience

    You can trust us with everything from full support of construction, to drafting “bulletproof” lease agreements with tenants.

  • Our clients

    Many well-known Ukrainian and international developers, including Ukrainian Property Development, KDD Group, and Karavan Group, rely on our advice.

  • 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

Sale of Ocean Plaza, the largest shopping mall in Ukraine
Legal Advisor to Seller
Sale of Karavan Real Estate Limited to DCH Group, Citi Venture Capital International and Apollo
Legal Advisor to Sellers
Acquisition of 50%+1 share in Sky Mall
Legal Advisor to Buyer
Acquisition of 68.26% stake in KDD Group
16 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Groumon Development Limited
Joint venture and additional investment into the project
Legal Advisor to Shareholders
Exchange of assets with Agrokultura Group
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Representation in connection with cartel investigation of major retailers
Legal Advisor to Karavan
Syndicated secured loan facility from a major US-based bank
60 USD mln
Legal Advisor to UDP Holdings Ltd.
Investment into Aisi Reality Public Limited from SECURE Management
Legal Advisor to SECURE Management
Acquisition of National Container Company
291 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Global Ports
Complex legal support of labour relations
Legal Advisor to Sky Mall
Sale of “Schekavitskiy” business center to 1+1 TV Channel
Legal Advisor to Seller
Merger control clearance in connection with group restructuring
Legal Advisor to Royal Hospitality Group
Representation in connection with AMC investigation of violations of antitrust laws of Ukraine
Legal Advisor to Royal Hospitality Group
Acquisition of 80% stake in a company managing 108,000 ha of farmland
68 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Call option for 100% stake in a company managing 79,200 ha of farmland
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
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
Acquisition of 100% stake in Rise Group
Legal Advisor to Ukrlandfarming PLC
Acquisition of 100% stake in Dakor Agro Holding
Legal Advisor to Ukrlandfarming PLC
Publications

Publications

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

    9 December 2016
    Andriy Fortunenko
  • Land Lease: changes of 2015 and plans for 2016 (In Russian)

    12 April 2016
    Yuriy Zaremba
    Dmytro Tkachuk
  • Recent Improvements in Real Estate Legislation In Ukraine (In Russian)

    29 January 2016
    Mykola Stetsenko
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Protection of commercial secret within the company (in Russian)

    1 December 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
    Andrii Gumenchuk
  • English Law Instruments in Real Estate Deals in Ukraine (In Russian)

    1 December 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Specifics of M&A deals in agricultural sector (In Russian)

    12 November 2015
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Will the Supervisory Board Supervise Closer? (In Russian)

    17 June 2015
    Yuriy Nechayev
  • 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
  • Comment: Regulation of Transfer of Title to Mortgaged Property (in Russian)

    25 November 2014
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Real Estate Issues in M&A Transactions (In Ukrainian)

    25 November 2014
    Yuriy Zaremba
  • Recognition

    Recognition

    AVELLUM provides extremely good service and persuasive advice. 
    Legal500 2015
    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
    Our Team

    Our Team

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