Energy and
Natural
Resources
Energy
and
Natural
Resources

Ukraine’s energy and infrastructure sectors have potential for fast growth, are complex and heavily regulated. They are affected by frequent crisis situations and significant political pressure. When opportunities arise we help our clients identify and manage associated risks and implement their projects promptly and efficiently.

  • Our approach

    Our specialist knowledge of the regulatory and political climate in which our clients operate coupled with our local know-how, transactional and dispute resolution capabilities enables us to deliver pragmatic, commercially driven, and elegant solutions. We advise leading energy companies, project developers and contractors, foreign and local investors, international financial institutions and banks.

  • Our clients

    We acted for and across the table from the leaders of the industry, including DTEK, the largest private energy group in Ukraine, CNBM, one of the largest investors in Ukraine’s renewable energy sector, Ferrexpo, one of the biggest suppliers of iron ore globally, Metinvest, a leading vertically-integrated metallurgy group in Ukraine, Naftogaz, the state-owned oil and gas monopoly, Ukrnafta, the largest oil company in Ukraine, Donetsksteel, a leading producer of coking coal in Ukraine.

  • Key Contact
  • Key experience
  • Publications
  • Recognition
  • Our Team
Key Contact
Glib Bondar
Senior Partner
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Glib Bondar is a Senior Partner of AVELLUM and the Head of Finance and Energy practices. Glib focuses on financings, capital markets and debt restructurings.
Key experience

Key experience

Sale to VR Capital Group of 50% stake in a holding company and establishment of a joint venture between ICU and VR Capital Group
Legal advisor to ICU
Sale of shares in the holding company to Scatec Solar
Legal advisor to SM Invest Construction B.V.
Due diligence of energy assets in connection with exchange offer of Eurobonds
200 USD mln
Legal Advisor to DTEK
Establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 34.75 MW photovoltaic solar power plant
Legal Advisor to Investment Capital Ukraine
Pre-export finance facility
350 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Ferrexpo AG
Secured credit facilities to Kuwait Energy
165 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Lenders
Due diligence of coal and iron ore assets in connection with exchange offer of Eurobonds
500 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Dealer Managers
Due diligence of energy assets in connection with Eurobond offering
600 USD mln
Legal Advisor to DTEK
Merger control clearance for ZTR, a monopolist on the market of power transformers and reactors
Legal Advisor to Buyer
Establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 63.8 MW solar power plant
Legal Advisor to Investment Capital Ukraine
Corporate law advice
Legal Advisor to Rompetrol Group
Sale of stake in over 200 MW alternative energy projects
Legal Advisor to ICU
Corporate restructuring of one of the largest liquefied gas and oil products distributors in Ukraine
Legal Advisor to Nadezhda Group
Financing of 55.4 MW solar plant in Ukraine EUR34.6 mln
Legal Advisor to the Lenders
Senior secured loans to Rengy Bioenergo LLC
36.3 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to EBRD and BSTDB
Acquisition of two oil fields in Kazakhstan
Legal Advisor to Zorlu Group
Senior secured loan to LLC “Chysta Enerhiia-2011”
24.5 EUR mln
Legal advisor to EBRD & FMO
Sale of Vik Oil Group to TNK-BP
313 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Vik Oil Group
Due diligence and potential acquisition of certain oil & gas assets in Ukraine
Legal Advisor to PTO Consolidated Limited
Construction of two private gas-fueled power plants in Moscow
950 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Zorlu Group
Corporate group restructuring
Legal Advisor to Kalyna Group
Due diligence of iron ore assets in connection with exchange offer of Eurobonds
500 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Ferrexpo
Due Diligence of Lisichansk Oil Refinery
Legal Advisor to Bidder
Debut green Eurobond issue EUR325 mln
325 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to DTEK Renewables
EUR600 million and USD335 million Eurobond issue of Naftogaz of Ukraine
1.0 bln USD
Legal advisor to joint lead managers
Due Diligence of a subsidiary of CCI Lubelia
Legal Advisor to Bidder
Issue of 6.5 % guaranteed notes due 2024 USD300 mln
300 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Holding S.A
Issue of 7.625% loan participation notes due 2026 USD500 mln
500 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Citigroup Global Markets Limited
Publications

Publications

        Recognition

        Recognition

        Knowledgeable team with an in-depth expertise of Ukrainian and English law. 
        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. 
        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. 
        Our Team

        Our Team

        Maksym Maksymenko
        Partner
        Yuriy Nechayev
        Partner
        Anton Arkhypov
        Senior Associate
        Tetiana Mykhailenko
        Senior Associate
        Anastasiya Voronova
        Senior Associate
        Daryna Mykhailenko
        Associate
        Anna Mykhalova
        Associate
        Anastasiia Zhebel
        Associate
        Rostyslav Mushka
        Associate
        Mariana Veremchuk
        Associate