VADIM MEDVEDEV

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Vadim Medvedev is a Partner with AVELLUM’s Tax and Litigation practices.

Vadim specialises in tax and succession planning matters. He has significant experience advising clients in international tax planning, transaction structuring and succession planning matters. He also provides general corporate and commercial advice. In addition to that, Vadim has a successful track record in high-profile domestic disputes. Vadim regularly represents the clients in complex commercial disputes and disputes with state authorities.

Vadim Medvedev served as the Co-Chair of the Tax Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and was the member of the working group on VAT reform at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. He is a member of the Expert Council at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. 

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Vadim Medvedev is adept at handling various tax issues, including disputes and debt capital markets tax advice. He is additionally experienced in VAT and customs tax matters. He is known for advising on the tax issues of high net worth individuals. “He is flexible and easy to work with,” a client says, while another adds: “He clearly understands specific business needs.”
  • EDUCATION AND BAR ADMISSION

      Specialist of Law degree (with honors), 2012, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

      Admitted to the Bar since 2019

  • RECOGNITION

      Leading lawyer for dispute resolution and tax in Ukraine The Legal 500 (2022)

      Recommended partner for private client in Ukraine The Legal 500 (2018 – 2022)

      Recommended lawyer for tax in Ukraine Chambers Europe (2019 – 2022) (included in Chambers since 2017)

      Rising Star for tax in Ukraine Expert Guides by Euromoney (2016 – 2020)

      Recommended lawyer for resolution of international tax disputes in Ukraine Tax Controversy Leaders Guide by International Tax Review (2013 – 2020)

      Recommended lawyer for indirect tax in Ukraine Indirect Tax Leaders (2015 – 2020)

      Recommended lawyer for tax in Ukraine World Tax (2015 – 2020)

      Recommended lawyer for transfer pricing in Ukraine World Transfer Pricing (2015 – 2020)A TOP-5 practitioner in Ukraine for Tax: Consulting Ukrainian Law Firms 2021, Yuridicheskaya Praktika

      Notable practitioner for Domestic Litigation, Tax: Litigation, Private clients: Wealth Management Ukrainian Law Firms 2021, Yuridicheskaya Praktika

      Recommended lawyer for tax and private funds in Ukraine Best Lawyers (2018 – 2022)

  • RECENT EXPERIENCE

      Successfully represented the Fifth President of Ukraine, Mr Petro Poroshenko, in the hard-fought litigation before the High Court of England and Wales. The case ended up with the successful challenge of the jurisdiction of English courts to hear a USD140 mln claim against our client and strike-out of this claim as groundless

      Represented large transnational chemical concern in the largest transfer-pricing and customs value dispute

      Represented one of the largest world Pharma producers in its dispute with Ukrainian customs authorities on classification of its products Tax and Transfer pricing

      Advised (і) the State Road Agency of Ukraine on tax matters of a debut USD700 million issue of 6.25% guaranteed notes due 2028 with a benefit of the sovereign guarantee, and (ii) the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with the sovereign guarantee

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A. on tax matters of USD300 million offering of 6.75% guaranteed notes due 2027 combined with a tender offer for the notes maturing in January 2022

      Advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on tax matters of USD600 million tap issue of Ukraine’s outstanding USD2 billion 7.253% notes due 2033

      Advised Joint Stock Company “The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine on tax matters as borrower and Goldman Sachs International as dealer manager on USD316 million cash tender offer

      Advised Metinvest B.V. tax matters of issuance of USD333 million, 7-year 7.65% notes due in 2027; and cash tender offers on its USD118 million 7.50% senior notes due 2021

      Advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on tax matters of the issuance by Ukraine of its new USD2 billion 7.253% senior notes due 2033

      Advised JP Morgan Securities Plc, Raiffeisen Bank International, Dragon Capital, and ICBC Standard Bank as joint lead managers on Vodafone Ukraine’s Eurobond on tax matters of the offering of USD500 million 5-year 6.2% loan participation notes

      Advised J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and Raiffeisen Bank International AG as arrangers on tax matters of USD464 million bridge loan financing for Bakcell’s acquisition of Private Joint Stock Company "VF Ukraine"

      Advised J.P. Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley acting as joint lead managers on tax matters of USD100 million Tier 2 Eurobond offering by the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine

      Advised Citigroup Global Markets Limited as lead manager on tax matters of the offering by Naftogaz of Ukraine of USD500 million 7.625% loan participation notes due 2026

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A. on tax matters of the offering of USD300 million 6.5% guaranteed notes due 2024

      Acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to Metinvest B.V. on tax matters of (i) dual-currency Eurobond issue, including a USD500 million 10-year tranche at 7.75% per annum and a EUR300 million 5-year tranche at 5.625% per annum and (ii) a tender offer for the USD944,5 million Eurobonds due in 2023 to purchase for cash up to USD440 million of the paper

      Advised MHP Lux S.A. on tax matters of USD350 million offering of 6.250% notes due 2029

      Advised high net worth individual on restructuring of ownership rights to over 20 real estate objects in Ukraine and subsequent transfer of this real estate to the charity foundation

      Advised the client on tax implications in the group connected with amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding implementation of Anti-BEPS measures in Ukraine

      Advised the clients regarding the optimal corporate and business structure in relation to introduction of controlled foreign companies rules in Ukraine

      Advised the joint lead managers, Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch, on tax matters of 7.125% EUR600 million and 7.375% USD335 million Eurobond offering of Naftogaz of Ukraine

      Advised Dobrobut, the leading private healthcare services provider in Ukraine, and its shareholders on the disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital

      Advised EBRD and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank on tax matters of senior secured loans in the total amount of up to EUR36.3 million to Rengy Bioenergo LLC

      Advised the client on minorities squeeze-out procedure followed by the successful corporate reorganisation of “Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraina” from a private joint stock company to a limited liability company

      Acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on tax matters of the USD2 billion sovereign Eurobond issue consisting of two tranches with 5.5 and 10-year tenor

      Advised private equity vehicle managed by responsAbility Investments AG in connection with the acquisition of a shareholding in Bank Lviv

      Acted as Ukrainian legal advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on tax matters of USD3 billion, 15-year, 7.375% Eurobond issue which was combined with the cash tender offer to the holders of the outstanding Eurobonds due 2019 and 2020. The transaction is the first stand-alone sovereign bond issue by Ukraine since its 2015 sovereign debt restructuring

      Advised MHP S.A. on tax matters of the benchmarck USD500 million, 7 year, 7.75% Eurobond issue with the benefit of the guarantees from its Ukrainian subsidiaries

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A. on tax matters of the offering of its USD500 million 8.75% guaranteed notes due 2022

      Acted as Ukrainian counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on tax matters of the issue of USD1 billion 1.471% notes due 2021 fully guaranteed by the United States of America, acting through the United States Agency for International Development

      Advised Allergan Inc. in connection with the divestiture of its global generic pharmaceuticals business to Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd through a complex cross-border carve-out

      Advised UniCredit Group on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the disposal of 99.9% shares in PJSC “Ukrsotsbank”, an asset of UCG in Ukraine, in exchange for a minority stake (9.9%) in ABH Holdings S.A.

      Advised Novartis in GSK/Novartis transactions

      Advised the client on tax structuring of additional financing by the holder of UAH denominated bonds of the client with change of the currency position from UAH to USD

      Advised world-leading investment funds as owners of majority of USD400 million notes issued by Mriya Agro Holding plc on various tax matters

      Acted as an international counsel and advised a rescue equipment manufacturer on all aspects of the group tax planning

      Advised leading global investment bank on Ukrainian matters in its global risk assessment and management program. Tax part of the advice covered full description of all tax compliance requirements applicable to the business of the group in the jurisdiction

      Advised large industrial group in Ukraine on tax and legal aspects of restructuring of its Crimean business operations upon occupation of Crimea by the Russian Federation

      Advised one of the largest pharmaceutical producers in Ukraine on development of the most suitable corporate structure from tax and investment perspective and implementation of the restructuring

      Advised one of the largest producers of confectionary products in Ukraine on full corporate restructuring with aim to improve the group structure and financial flows within the group. The restructuring also covers corporate reorganization of the group in order to increase asset-protection and facilitate dividend distribution process

      Acted as the Ukrainian tax and legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in connection with a 5-year CAD200 million loan from the Export Development Canada, a Canada’s state export credit agency, to Ukraine

      Acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to DTEK in connection with the exchange offer of USD200 million of outstanding USD500 million notes due 2015

      Advised one of largest developers of online video games on tax issues related to compliance of the group with Ukrainian personal income taxation

      Acted as Ukrainian counsel to Ferrexpo in connection with the exchange offer in respect of outstanding USD500 million guaranteed notes coupled with the new issue of USD160.7 million notes

      Acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Bank AG and ING Bank N.V. in connection with the exchange offer of Metinvest B.V for its USD500 million guaranteed notes due 2015, coupled with the new issue of USD289.7 million notes due 2017 under its USD1,500,000,000 Guaranteed Medium Term Note Programme and a 25% cash consideration

      Advised a group of investors on transactional tax matters in connection with the acquisition of Platinum Bank

      In the course of underwriting of a loan for Ukrainian oil and gas company, advised a potential lender on tax framework and applicable taxation to Ukrainian extraction companies of the borrower and on possible Ukrainian tax implications for the financing deal

      Acted as a tax and legal counsel on corporate and general business restructuring of the agro assets of one of the largest financial and industrial groups in Ukraine

      Advised trust and securities division of Deutsche Bank on Ukrainian tax consequences of the American Depositary Receipts structure with respect to marketable securities of Ukrainian issuers on income tax, excise tax on transactions with securities and general issues of liability for breach of Ukrainian tax laws

      Advised one of the leading producers and distributers of alcoholic beverages in Ukraine on full-scope business restructuring. Our advice covered various issues of tax and customs legislation, including eligibility of spirits to benefits of CIS free trade regime, implications of WTO accession on Russian customs policies, optimization of direct and indirect taxes in Ukraine and export countries

      Advised one of the leaders of the confectionery industry in Ukraine on tax-effective supply chain management for its international operations (import of raw-materials and export of goods). The advice covered complex matters of customs legislation applicable to CIS Free Trade Area (as re-adopted in 2011), recent changes due to Russian accession to the WTO

      Advised one of the leading Ukrainian developers on tax structuring of sale of one of the real estate projects to foreign investors

      Advised Ferrexpo AG on various tax issues related to its Ukrainian operations

      Advised large Ukrainian agricultural group on a post-acquisition restructuring of ownership over a land plot in Illichivsk port

      Advised Nadezhda Group, one of the largest companies in liquefied petroleum gas sector in Ukraine, on tax–effective structuring of the acquisition finance to be obtained from the IFC and on the corporate restructuring of the client

      Advised Robert Bosch Ukraine on all tax matters of its operations in Ukraine

      Advised one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in Ukraine on corporate structuring and tax planning matters

      Advised Andreas Stihl on various compliance matters related to the transfer pricing control in Ukraine

      Advised Lafarge Group on the sale of its cement business in Ukraine for an enterprise value of EUR96 million to CRH plc, the international building materials group

      Advised on structuring of the Ukrainian sales for one of the largest world pharmaceutical producers

      Advised one of the largest Ukrainian cell operators on application of the beneficiary ownership provision of the DTT and on application of the lowered tax rate on interests to interest payments made to foreign financial institution

      Advised one of the world largest grain traders on tax treatment of the private pension plan for its Ukrainian employees

      Advised large international bank acting as a syndicated loan facility agent on applicability of the Ukrainian withholding tax on interests payments made by the Ukrainian borrower with regard to the beneficial ownership concept

      Advised the Swiss-based life insurance company on Ukrainian tax and legal aspects of its operations

      Represented one of the world largest hemodialysis producers before Ukrainian tax authorities on recognition of the representative office of the client as permanent establishment

      Advised one of the major Ukrainian financial groups on cross-border loan restructurings

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