MAKSYM MAKSYMENKO

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Maksym Maksymenko is a Partner at AVELLUM and the Head of Real Estate and Infrastructure. Maksym also co-leads the Energy and Natural Resources practice.

Influential agricultural producers, developers, financial institutions, lodging companies, oil&gas companies, port operators, and retailers follow Maksym’s business-oriented advice on all land, construction, real estate, infrastructure and subsoil use matters, which helps them to triumph over the competitors.

Maksym acted on 1,500+ real estate and infrastructure projects over the last 19 years.

Moreover, Maksym is a regular contributor to the various working groups in the Ukrainian Parliament, The Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine (Ministry of Infrastructure), the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine, and the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre. For two years in a row, he also gave lectures at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.   

Maksym devoted his PhD thesis to optimisation of land use structure in Ukraine. Maksym aimed to facilitate such land use, which will streamline the economic growth for the benefit of Ukrainian society with minimal negative impact on the environment.

CONSTRUCTION OF A REAL ESTATE COMPLEX IN THE CENTRE OF KYIV

Advised A-Development, one of the leading Ukrainian developers

A USD1 BILLION COLLABORATION WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

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Bln USD

Advised Public Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railway” (“Ukrzaliznytsia”)

  • EDUCATION AND BAR ADMISSION

      Master of Laws degree, 2010, the Law Department of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University

      Ph.D., 2013, the Law Department of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

      Admitted to the Bar since 2015 (Kyiv Regional Bar Association)

      Member of the Public Council at the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine

  • RECOGNITION

      Leading individual for Real Estate & Construction in Ukraine Legal500 2022

      Up and Coming lawyer for Real Estate in Ukraine Chambers Europe 2021-2022

      Highly regarded practitioner for Project Development in Ukraine IFLR 1000 (2022)

      One of just three practitioners in Ukrainian jurisdiction recognised by Rising Stars Awards 2020 EUROPE, powered by IFLR, Euromoney Legal Media Group.

      Notable practitioner for Real Estate, Construction, Land and Infrastructure in Ukraine Ukrainian Law Firms (2019 – 2021)

      Recommended lawyer for Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Law in Ukraine Best Lawyers (2020 – 2022)

  • RECENT EXPERIENCE

      Advised Volt Resources Limited, a graphite and gold exploration and development company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. on the acquisition of 70% stake in the Zavallivskyi Graphite Group

      Advised A-Development, one of the leading Ukrainian developers, on the construction of a real estate complex in the centre of Kyiv in the form of a joint investment with a business partner

      Advised EBRD in connection with a long term secured loan to Limited Liability Company “Novi Biznes Poglyady” in the total amount of up to EUR52.5 million for the expansion of the shopping mall’s lease area, as well as for the financial restructuring of the NBP’s balance sheet

      Advised the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank in connection with a long-term secured loan to Limited Liability Company “Butsefal” and Prometey Swiss SA in the total amount of up to USD10 million for the acquisition of a new silo in Mykolaiv region

      Advised SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company, which owns the underlying assets to develop a 148MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser

      Advised Investment Capital Ukraine on the complex M&A transaction involving sale to VR Capital Group of 50% stake in a holding company owing 11 solar plants with an aggregate capacity of up to 127 MW and establishment of a joint venture between ICU and VR Capital Group

      Advised EBRD and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank in connection with senior secured loans in the total amount of up to EUR36.3 million to Rengy Bioenergo LLC to construct and put into operation 3 solar power plants in Mykolaiv region with a total installed capacity of 47 MW

      Advised Public Joint Stock Company “Ukrainian Railway” (“Ukrzaliznytsia”) on a USD1 billion collaboration with General Electric Company

      Advised a large Ukrainian agricultural holding on the acquisition of two companies, which own an elevator, a railway and a land bank with a total area of more than 6,000 hectares. The transaction cost was USD4 million

      Advised one of the largest investment companies in Ukraine on the acquisition of land plots with a total area of more than 500 hectares. The transaction cost was USD2 million

      Advised one of the world’s largest clothing producers on concluding a lease agreement for non-residential premises with a total area of more than 3,000 sq. m. in a shopping mall. The transaction cost was USD7 million

      Conducted a legal due diligence of a shopping mall with an area of more than 35,000 sq. m. and land plots located underneath for a large Ukrainian holding company. The transaction cost was USD20 million

      Defended the rights of a large Ukrainian holding company for a land plot of more than 4 hectares for the development of a commercial and industrial complex. The transaction cost was USD1 million

      Conducted a legal due diligence of the company in connection with the construction of a 500 MW wind farm. The transaction cost was USD100 million

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