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Mergers and acquisitions is one of the core practices of Avellum, and was a key area of expertise of the firm from its first days. Over the years we have refined our art of M&A by advising on the largest Ukrainian and multijurisdictional deals on the market. Today we are the top choice for Ukrainian and international clients for the most complex M&A deals in Ukraine. 

  • What we can do for you

    You can entrust us with everything from the preparation of a term sheet and the structuring of an M&A deal to assisting with the signing and completion of the deal or the establishment of a joint venture.

  • Cooperation with partner law firms

    Through our close cooperation with major international law firms we have comprehensive understanding of the application of English law in M&A transactions, which makes us the perfect counsel for advising on Ukrainian M&A deals governed by English law.

  • Why Avellum

    Our work is our passion, and we make sure that everything we prepare for you complies with the highest quality standards and is truly a masterpiece of transactional work.

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  • Key experience
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  • Recognition
  • Our Team
Key Contact
Mykola Stetsenko
Managing Partner
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

Acquisition of 100% shares in Portmone Group by Kaspi Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of
Legal advisor to JSC “”
Acquisition of MHP Food UK Limited (formerly known as Braintree Meats Limited), an England-based company and importer of meat & poultry
Legal advisor to MHP
Acquisition of 70% stake in the Zavallivskyi Graphite Group
Legal advisor to Volt Resources Limited
Sale of a 72% stake in a containerboard producing company
Legal advisor to investment company Concorde Capital and its partners
Sale of a stake in renewable energy projects to Elementum Energy, the largest international renewable energy producer in Ukraine
Legal advisor to one of the sellers
Purchase of Horizon Capital’s minority stake in Dobrobut
Legal advisor to Dobrobut’s major shareholders
Sale of AXDraft to Onit
Legal advisor to AXDraft, Ukrainian document automation company
Acquisition of Agritel International, a subsidiary of Agritel
Legal advisor to Argus Media Ltd
Sale of KfW’s shareholding in ProCredit Bank to ProCredit Holding AG&Co
Legal advisor to KfW
Acquisition of Svarog Group
Legal advisor to Epicentr
Acquisition of 33% stake in Ocean Plaza by UDP
Legal advisor to UDP
Acquisition of 24% shares in a Ukrainian company, which will be jointly operated by EBRD and Fairfax, which also owns ARX
Legal advisor to EBRD
Acquisition of BENTELER Distribution Ukraine by Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group
Legal advisor to Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group
Acquisition of Modio Health by CHG Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the US
Legal advisor to CHG Healthcare
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
Disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital
Legal advisor to Dobrobut
Acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine
64 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel
Merger of PJSC “MTB Bank” and PJSC “Commercial Bank “Center”
Legal Advisor to MTB Bank and Bank Center
Minorities squeeze-out procedure followed by the successful corporate reorganisation of “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina”
Legal Advisor to PrJSC “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina”
Merger of EVO Group with Rozetka
Legal Advisor to EVO Group
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
Acquisition of a 16% equity stake in Allseeds SA together with the Dutch Development Bank FMO
Legal Advisor to Diligent Capital Partners
Acquisition of a shareholding in Bank Lviv
Legal Advisor to a private equity vehicle managed by responsAbility Investments AG
Acquisition of Blam! Games Studios
Legal Advisor to Nordcurrent
Establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 63.8 MW solar power plant
Legal Advisor to Investment Capital Ukraine
Disposal of 90% stake in Ergopack Group in favour of Sarantis Group
Legal Advisor to Horizon Capital and certain individuals
Collaboration with General Electric Company
1.0 bln USD
Legal Advisor to PJSC “Ukrainian Railway”
Increasing the charter capital of PJSC CB “Center”
200 UAH mln
Legal Advisor to PJSC “CB “Center” its sole shareholder Mr. Hamed Alikhani
Acquisition of Poland-based Stella Pack by Bounty Brands, a part of Coast2Coast portfolio
Legal Advisor to Coast2Coast, a South-African investment company
Acquisition of 100% of shares in a farming business (27,500 hectares of leasehold farmland)
43.3 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
Acquisition of 99.91% stake in PJSC Marfin Bank from Cyprus Popular Bank
Legal Advisor to Investor
Sale of Karavan Hypermarket chain to Auchan Group
Legal Advisor to Seller
Acquisition of Lohika by Altran
Legal Advisor to Altran
Increase of the stake of Horizon Capital in Datagroup to over 70%
Legal Advisor to Custos Invest & Finance Inc., one of the Datagroup’s shareholders
Acquisition of Thomson Reuters’ Intellectual Property & Science Business
3.55 bln USD
Legal Advisor to Onex Corporation and Baring Private Equity Asia
Acquisition of an Approximate 48% Stake in GlobalLogic Inc. from Apax Funds
Legal Advisor to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Аcquisition of 30% shares in PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval by the EBRD
122 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval
Disposal of shares in PJSC “Ukrsotsbank” in favour of Alfa Group
Legal Advisor to UniCredit Group
Acquisition of a 40% stake in Glencore Agricultural Products by CPPIB
6.25 bln USD
Legal Advisor to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board
Sale of part of Allergan’s global generic pharmaceuticals business to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
40.5 bln USD
Legal Advisor to Allergan Inc.
Global spin off of Covestro
1.5 bln EUR
Legal Advisor to Bayer AG
Approval by the NBU of the acquisition of the qualifying shareholding in PJSC “CB “Center”
Legal Advisor to Owner
Exchange of assets and JV between GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis
20 bln USD
Legal Advisor to Novartis
Exchange of assets with Agrokultura Group
Legal Advisor to MHP Group
Sale of Mykolaiv Cement Plant to CRH
96 EUR mln
Legal Advisor to Lafarge Group
Sale of Ocean Plaza, the largest shopping mall in Ukraine
Legal Advisor to Seller
Acquisition of National Container Company
291 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Global Ports
Acquisition of 100% stake in Platinum Bank
Legal Advisor
Sale of leading Ukrainian FMCG producer to private investor
Legal Advisor to Sellers
Acquisition of land plot in Illichevsk sea port
Legal Advisor to Buyer
Acquisition of rail facilities
6.0 UAH mln
Legal Advisor to Ferrexpo AG
Acquisition of 11.28% stake in Farmak
Legal Advisor to Buyer
Sale of Karavan Real Estate Limited to DCH Group, Citi Venture Capital International and Apollo
Legal Advisor to Sellers
Acquisition of 80% stake in a company managing 108,000 ha of farmland
68 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Acquisition of 100% shares of Bonbonetti Choco (Hungary) by Roshen
Legal Advisor to Roshen
Call option for 100% stake in a company managing 79,200 ha of farmland
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Acquisition of 68.26% stake in KDD Group N.V.
16 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Groumon Development Limited
Conditional acquisition of 100% stake in Enselco
51.3 USD mln
Legal Advisor to Kernel Group
Sale of Ukrainian operations to Johnson & Johnson
Legal Advisor to J. B. Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd.




                      AVELLUM is one of the main “go-to” firms for corporate matters. 
                      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. 
                      Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
                      Market-leading firm with an outstanding track record in complex and large-scale M&A transactions. Also advises on the establishment of joint ventures and handles corporate restructuring projects. Broad experience in a variety of industry sectors, with recent instructions including banking, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Regularly involved in cross-border transactions, often working in co-operation with international law firms.  
                      Our Team

                      Our Team

                      Yuriy Nechayev
                      Andriy Romanchuk
                      Anton Arkhypov
                      Senior Associate
                      Maryna Buinytska
                      Oleksandr Kozhukhar
                      Oleksandr Volodin
                      Yelyzaveta Kravtsova
                      Yelyzaveta Kashyna
                      Iryna Fonotova
                      Anastasiia Karpenko
                      Nataliia Chop
                      Yaroslav Pavliuk