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October 21, 2022

AVELLUM’S STATEMENT ON PROFESSIONAL RANKINGS IN UKRAINE DURING THE WAR

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March 13, 2023

AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to the action group led by the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and the State Financial Monitoring Service of Ukraine to facilitate the adoption of restrictive measures against russia by the FATF

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March 15, 2023

AVELLUM defended the client, a Member of Parliament of Ukraine of the 9th convocation, being also a Lieutenant General of Ukrainian Armed Forces, in the criminal case heard by the High Anticorruption Court

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Practices:

Start-ups and Venture Capital
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Investment into Ukrainian food-tech start-up Foodz

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Legal advisor to MHP

Private equity 
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Acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science Business

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Legal advisor to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia

Antitrust
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Merger control clearance for the acquisition of Eaton’s Hydraulics business

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Legal advisor to Danfoss

Capital markets
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Consensual deferral of external debts worth over USD25 billion

25

Bln USD

Ukrainian legal counsel to (i) the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, (ii) Private Joint Stock Company “National Power Company “Ukrenergo” (“Ukrenergo”), and (iii) the State Road Agency of Ukraine (“Ukravtodor”)

Compliance and Internal investigations
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Tax fraud compliance and legal analysis of possible Ukrainian law implications of the UK Criminal Finances Act 2017

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Iron ore company with assets in Ukraine

Corporate
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Full legal support in connection with launch of American University Kyiv

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Legal advisor to the managing partners of American University Kyiv

Data protection and Cybersecurity
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Advice on Ukrainian data protection and telecommunications law matters related to transfer and processing of personal and telecom data

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Multinational telecommunications services company

Employment
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Complex employment support in relation to the creation of co-working hub, structuring the employment relations and drafting documents

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Legal advisor to Spectrum Equity

Energy & Natural resources
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Sale of a stake in renewable energy projects to Elementum Energy, the largest international renewable energy producer in Ukraine

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Legal advisor to one of the sellers

Finance
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CAD 2.4 billion (equivalent to USD1.8 billion) concessional loan from Canada

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Bln CAD

Legal advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

Government relations
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ACTED FOR UKRAINE ON CONSENSUAL DEFERRAL OF EXTERNAL DEBTS WORTH OVER USD25 BILLION

25

Bln USD

Ukrainian legal counsel to (i) the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, (ii) Private Joint Stock Company “National Power Company “Ukrenergo” (“Ukrenergo”), and (iii) the State Road Agency of Ukraine (“Ukravtodor”)

Intellectual property
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Advice on transfer of proprietary rights to intellectual property

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Legal advisor to GoDaddy

International arbitration
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Defeated a challenge to a USD20 million LCIA Award with the UK High Court

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Legal advisor

Litigation
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Defended the client, a Member of Parliament of Ukraine of the 9th convocation, a Lieutenant General of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in the criminal case heard by the High Anticorruption Court

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Mergers and Acquisitions
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Acquisition of NeoGames by Aristocrat Leisure Limited

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Ukrainian legal advisor to Aristocrat Leisure Limited

Private clients
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Settlement of Prime Assets Capital trust and transfer of Roshen Group

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Legal Advisor to Roshen

Real estate & Infrastructure
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Establishing campus in historic Kyiv River Port building

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Legal advisor to American University Kyiv

Restructuring
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Debt restructuring under the two inter-conditional English schemes of arrangement for DTEK Energy B.V. and DTEK Finance PLC

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Legal advisor to DTEK Group

Tax
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Tax aspects of Eurobond issue

825

Mln USD

Legal Advisor to National Power Company “Ukrenergo”

White-collar crime
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Internal investigation into the suspected insider fraud followed by the criminal proceedings

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Legal advisor to international e-commerce company

Industries:

Technology
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Acquisition of Blam!Games Studios

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Legal advisor to Nordcurrent

Agriculture
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Advising on the largest contract for the supply of agricultural products

26.8

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Legal Advisor to “State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine”

Banking and Financial institutions
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Tax advice on cross-border financing matters

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Legal Advisor to PrivatBank

Consumer goods
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Corporate group restructuring

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Legal Advisor to New Products Group

Energy & Natural resources
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Acquisition of 70% stake in the Zavallivskyi Graphite Group

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Legal advisor to Volt Resources Limited

Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
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Advice on transfer of employees due to global spin-off of Covestro

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Legal advisor to Bayer AG

Industrial and Manufacturing
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Developed and implemented dispute resolution strategy in multi-party dispute over shares in Poltava Mining Refinery

400

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Legal Advisor to Ferrexpo AG, subsidiary of LSE-listed Ferrexpo Plc

Real estate
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Construction of a real estate complex in the centre of Kyiv in the form of a joint investment with a business partner

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Legal advisor to A-Development, one of the leading Ukrainian developers

Telecoms and Media
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Eurobond offering of Vodafone Ukraine’s loan participation notes

500

Mln USD

Legal advisor to joint lead managers

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Our insights and press releases

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Defence Tech: юридичні виклики для індустрії

Компанії AVELLUM та Polikarpov Law Firm запрошують вас на конференцію “Defence Tech: юридичні виклики для індустрії”. Це можливість для засновників компаній, інвесторів, юристів, а також для представників венчурних фондів обговорити актуальні юридичні виклики та рішення для швидкого розвитку й масштабування. Дата: 10 липня 2024рокуЧас та формат: Київ, 15:00 – 19:00Локацію буде повідомлено підтвердженим учасникам напередодні […]

June 25, 2024

Ukrainian Government approves regulation of state support for investment projects with significant investments

On 26 April 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (“Government”) approved the Procedure for Using Funds from the State Budget to Provide State Support for the Implementation of Investment Projects Involving Significant Investments (“Budget Procedure”). BackgroundThe incentives for investment projects with significant investments (“Investment Project”) were initially introduced by the Law of Ukraine “On […]

May 29, 2024
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Labour law changes: impact of EU Directive on M&A procedures

On 15 May 2024, amendments to the Labour Code of Ukraine came into effect aiming to regulate the rights and obligations of parties in labour relations during a change of control over business. The Ukrainian parliament adopted such amendments to align Ukrainian legislation with EU Directive 2001/23/EC, dated 12 March 2001. Definition of the “transfer […]

May 28, 2024
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New NBU’s steps for currency control liberalisation

On 4 May 2024, new amendments to Regulation of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine “On the Operation of the Banking System during the Period of Martial Law” No. 18, dated 24 February 2022, came into effect. Such amendments aim to further ease relevant currency control restrictions, including (i) lifting all currency restrictions […]

May 13, 2024
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AVELLUM wins 2023 Ukrainian Deal of the Year

We are proud to announce that AVELLUM was awarded the Ukrainian Deal of the Year at the prestigious CEE Legal Matters Deals of the Year Awards Banquet, which was held in Warsaw on 25 April 2024. AVELUM was recognised for its work on DFC, IFC, and EBRD’s USD480 million financing for MHP. Senior partner Glib […]

May 7, 2024
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AVELLUM releases Annual Report for 2023: Setting new transparency standards

We are proud to announce the release of the annual report for 1 January – 31 December 2023, which marks a significant milestone in transparency and accountability within the legal industry. Founded 15 years ago with a vision of excellence, AVELLUM has become a prominent force in Ukraine’s legal landscape. Despite our modest beginnings, we […]

April 25, 2024
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AVELLUM advises Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on sovereign loan from Canada

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a CAD2 billion 10-year concessional loan from Canada. The funds were provided through the mechanism of the Administrated Account of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and will be directed towards Ukraine’s priority social and economic needs. The loan […]

April 15, 2024
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Ukrainian Government approves regulation of state support for investment projects with significant investments

On 26 April 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (“Government”) approved the Procedure for Using Funds from the State Budget to Provide State Support for the Implementation of Investment Projects Involving Significant Investments (“Budget Procedure”). BackgroundThe incentives for investment projects with significant investments (“Investment Project”) were initially introduced by the Law of Ukraine “On […]

May 29, 2024
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Labour law changes: impact of EU Directive on M&A procedures

On 15 May 2024, amendments to the Labour Code of Ukraine came into effect aiming to regulate the rights and obligations of parties in labour relations during a change of control over business. The Ukrainian parliament adopted such amendments to align Ukrainian legislation with EU Directive 2001/23/EC, dated 12 March 2001. Definition of the “transfer […]

May 28, 2024
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New NBU’s steps for currency control liberalisation

On 4 May 2024, new amendments to Regulation of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine “On the Operation of the Banking System during the Period of Martial Law” No. 18, dated 24 February 2022, came into effect. Such amendments aim to further ease relevant currency control restrictions, including (i) lifting all currency restrictions […]

May 13, 2024
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AVELLUM wins 2023 Ukrainian Deal of the Year

We are proud to announce that AVELLUM was awarded the Ukrainian Deal of the Year at the prestigious CEE Legal Matters Deals of the Year Awards Banquet, which was held in Warsaw on 25 April 2024. AVELUM was recognised for its work on DFC, IFC, and EBRD’s USD480 million financing for MHP. Senior partner Glib […]

May 7, 2024
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AVELLUM releases Annual Report for 2023: Setting new transparency standards

We are proud to announce the release of the annual report for 1 January – 31 December 2023, which marks a significant milestone in transparency and accountability within the legal industry. Founded 15 years ago with a vision of excellence, AVELLUM has become a prominent force in Ukraine’s legal landscape. Despite our modest beginnings, we […]

April 25, 2024
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AVELLUM advises Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on sovereign loan from Canada

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a CAD2 billion 10-year concessional loan from Canada. The funds were provided through the mechanism of the Administrated Account of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and will be directed towards Ukraine’s priority social and economic needs. The loan […]

April 15, 2024
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Ukrainian Government approves regulation of state support for investment projects with significant investments

On 26 April 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (“Government”) approved the Procedure for Using Funds from the State Budget to Provide State Support for the Implementation of Investment Projects Involving Significant Investments (“Budget Procedure”). BackgroundThe incentives for investment projects with significant investments (“Investment Project”) were initially introduced by the Law of Ukraine “On […]

May 29, 2024
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Labour law changes: impact of EU Directive on M&A procedures

On 15 May 2024, amendments to the Labour Code of Ukraine came into effect aiming to regulate the rights and obligations of parties in labour relations during a change of control over business. The Ukrainian parliament adopted such amendments to align Ukrainian legislation with EU Directive 2001/23/EC, dated 12 March 2001. Definition of the “transfer […]

May 28, 2024
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New NBU’s steps for currency control liberalisation

On 4 May 2024, new amendments to Regulation of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine “On the Operation of the Banking System during the Period of Martial Law” No. 18, dated 24 February 2022, came into effect. Such amendments aim to further ease relevant currency control restrictions, including (i) lifting all currency restrictions […]

May 13, 2024
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Law on corporate governance of state-owned enterprises introduced

On 8 March 2024, Law of Ukraine No. 3587-IX (“Law”) came into force, intending to bring Ukrainian laws on the governance of state-owned enterprises (state unitary enterprises and business entities where the state holds more than 50% of shares) (“SOEs”) in line with the OECD Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises. This Law will […]

April 2, 2024
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Ukrainian Government takes further steps to implement renewable energy guarantees of origin in Ukraine

On 27 February 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 227 “On Introduction of Guarantees of Origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources” (“Resolution”) that came into force on 5 March 2024. The Resolution sets rules for the operation of the renewable energy guarantees of origin (“GoO”) mechanism. Background The foundation […]

April 1, 2024
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Ukraine closes War & Sanctions Portal

On 19 March 2024, the Ukrainian Government decided to close a sanctions-related database maintained by the National Agency on Corruption Prevention (“NACP”). Back in early 2022, the NACP had initiated the “War & Sanction Portal”. This online portal featured sections like “International Sponsors of War”, “Candidates for Sanctions” and other lists covering a range of […]

March 27, 2024
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Ukrainian Government approves regulation of state support for investment projects with significant investments

On 26 April 2024, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (“Government”) approved the Procedure for Using Funds from the State Budget to Provide State Support for the Implementation of Investment Projects Involving Significant Investments (“Budget Procedure”). BackgroundThe incentives for investment projects with significant investments (“Investment Project”) were initially introduced by the Law of Ukraine “On […]

May 29, 2024
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Labour law changes: impact of EU Directive on M&A procedures

On 15 May 2024, amendments to the Labour Code of Ukraine came into effect aiming to regulate the rights and obligations of parties in labour relations during a change of control over business. The Ukrainian parliament adopted such amendments to align Ukrainian legislation with EU Directive 2001/23/EC, dated 12 March 2001. Definition of the “transfer […]

May 28, 2024
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New NBU’s steps for currency control liberalisation

On 4 May 2024, new amendments to Regulation of the Board of the National Bank of Ukraine “On the Operation of the Banking System during the Period of Martial Law” No. 18, dated 24 February 2022, came into effect. Such amendments aim to further ease relevant currency control restrictions, including (i) lifting all currency restrictions […]

May 13, 2024
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AVELLUM wins 2023 Ukrainian Deal of the Year

We are proud to announce that AVELLUM was awarded the Ukrainian Deal of the Year at the prestigious CEE Legal Matters Deals of the Year Awards Banquet, which was held in Warsaw on 25 April 2024. AVELUM was recognised for its work on DFC, IFC, and EBRD’s USD480 million financing for MHP. Senior partner Glib […]

May 7, 2024
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AVELLUM releases Annual Report for 2023: Setting new transparency standards

We are proud to announce the release of the annual report for 1 January – 31 December 2023, which marks a significant milestone in transparency and accountability within the legal industry. Founded 15 years ago with a vision of excellence, AVELLUM has become a prominent force in Ukraine’s legal landscape. Despite our modest beginnings, we […]

April 25, 2024
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AVELLUM advises Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on sovereign loan from Canada

AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a CAD2 billion 10-year concessional loan from Canada. The funds were provided through the mechanism of the Administrated Account of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and will be directed towards Ukraine’s priority social and economic needs. The loan […]

April 15, 2024
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AVELLUM releases Annual Report for 2023: Setting new transparency standards

We are proud to announce the release of the annual report for 1 January – 31 December 2023, which marks a significant milestone in transparency and accountability within the legal industry. Founded 15 years ago with a vision of excellence, AVELLUM has become a prominent force in Ukraine’s legal landscape. Despite our modest beginnings, we […]

April 25, 2024
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