YURIY NECHAYEV

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Yuriy Nechayev is a Partner at AVELLUM’s corporate practice with the primary focus on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. Yuriy regularly advises international and Ukrainian companies on various aspects of their business activities in Ukraine. His experience includes advising clients on the aspects of a wide range of major cross-border corporate transactions. Yuriy also advises his clients on various matters of commercial law.

  • EDUCATION AND BAR ADMISSION

      Master of International Law degree (with honors), 2007, the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv International University

  • RECOGNITION

      Leading lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Ukraine Chambers Global 2022

      Leading lawyer for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions in Ukraine Legal500 (2019 - 2022)

      Recommended lawyer for Competition, Employment, Real Estate & Construction in Ukraine Legal500 2022 (included in Legal500 since 2012)

      Recommended lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Ukraine Chambers Europe (2017 – 2022) (included in Chambers Europe since 2014)

      Highly regarded practitioner in Ukraine for M&A IFLR1000 (2019 – 2021)

      A TOP-5 practitioner for Corporate/M&A in Ukraine Ukrainian Law Firms 2021, Yuridicheskaya praktika

      Recommended lawyer for M&A and Governance in Ukraine Who's Who Legal 2021

      Recommended lawyer for Corporate/M&A in Ukraine Best Lawyers (2019 – 2022)

      Lawyer of the year for M&A in Ukraine Best Lawyers 2021

  • RECENT EXPERIENCE

      Advised Roosh, a Ukrainian tech company, in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Neurons Lab

      Advised the managing partners of American University Kyiv in connection with its launch. American University Kyiv is a private university offering a U.S. higher education standard in Ukraine through its partnership with Arizona State University.

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A. on the sale of several of its farming entities to a company controlled by Mr. Andrii Verevskyi. The land bank held by the entities comprises around 134 thousand hectares of farmland and related farming infrastructure. The consideration to be paid to Kernel is USD210 million

      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 the investment company Concorde Capital and its partners on the sale of a 72% stake in a containerboard producing company

      Advised one of the sellers on the sale of a stake in renewable energy projects to Elementum Energy, the largest international renewable energy producer in Ukraine

      Advised UPD, a leading Ukrainian development company, on the acquisition of a 33.35% stake in Ocean Plaza, one of the largest shopping and entertainment centres in Ukraine and Europe

      Advised Investment Capital Ukraine on the sale of the remaining stake in alternative energy projects with total capacity over 200 MW to VR Capital Group

      Advised the sellers on the sale of Smart Plaza Obolon, a newly constructed shopping and entertainment center in Kyiv. URE Holding Limited, a company from Dragon Capital Group, acquired the properties

      Advised Cornerstone Partners, a co-owner of IT Kontrakt, a Polish IT Company, on the acquisition of CoreValue, a US-headquartered IT service provider with Ukrainian roots

      Advised GROUPE ATLANTIC, a leading French HVAC company, on the acquisition of SST Group’s electric underfloor heating and water leakage control systems business

      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 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 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 Kernel Holding S.A. on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Rail Transit Kargo Ukraine worth, based on the enterprise value, USD64 million

      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

      Advised Private Joint Stock Company with Foreign Investments “Slobozhanska Budivelna Keramika” (“SBK”) in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of SBK’s debt, valued at approximately EUR20 million

      Advised Investment Capital Ukraine on the establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 34.75 MW photovoltaic solar power plant in Kherson region

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

      Advised Nordcurrent on the acquisition of Blam! Games Studios. Nordcurrent is the largest game development studio in the Baltic region

      Advised Investment Capital Ukraine on the establishment of a joint venture with VR Capital Group to develop a 63.8 MW solar power plant in Khmelnytskyi region

      Advised Horizon Capital and certain individuals on the disposal of 90% stake in Ergopack Group in favour of Sarantis Group

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A. on the acquisition of 100% of shares in a farming business that manages over 170,000 tons of grain storage capacity and over 27,500 hectares of leasehold farmland by one of its subsidiaries. Total consideration of the deal amounted to USD43.3 million and was paid in cash

      Advised the seller regarding the sale of Karavan Hypermarket chain to Auchan Group

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A. on the acquisition of 100% of shares in a large-scale farming business that manages over 190,000 hectares of leasehold farmland and approximately 200,000 tons of grain storage capacity. The value of the deal was USD155 million

      Advised Custos Invest & Finance Inc., one of the Datagroup’s shareholders, in connection with the increase of the stake of Horizon Capital in Datagroup from significant minority to over 70%

      Advised Altran, a global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting, on the acquisition of Lohika, a software engineering services firm

      Advised UniCredit Group in connection with the disposal of shares in PJSC “Ukrsotsbank” in favour of Alfa Group

      Advised UniCredit Group in connection with the disposal of 99.9% shares in PJSC “Ukrsotsbank” in exchange for a minority stake (9.9%) in ABH Holdings S.A

      Advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval in connection with the disposal of 30% shares in PJSC Raiffeisen Bank Aval by EBRD

      Advised MHP S.A. in connection with the exchange of grain growing assets “Voronezh Agro” in Voronezh region of the Russian Federation for “Agrokultura” in Lviv, Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk regions, Ukraine

      Advised Novartis on transactions related to Vaccines, Oncology, OTC and Animal Health businesses in connection with the establishment of joint venture between Novartis and GSK in OTC business and exchange of Oncology and Vaccines businesses between GSK and Novartis

      Advised two leading agricultural companies in Ukraine on the establishment of a joint venture for the development and operation of a sea port terminal

      Advised a potential investor on the acquisition of shares of a failed Ukrainian bank

      Advised the owners of a leading Ukrainian FMCG producer (surimi and other related seafood products) in connection with its sale to a private investor

      Advised on acquisition of a majority stake in Odessa Oil Extraction Plant from Glencore, a Fortune 500 multinational commodity trader

      Advised on the acquisition of a land plot in Illichevsk sea port

      Advised on establishment of joint venture with famous international energy projects developer Royal Haskoning DHV for construction of 300 MW of thermal (gas fired) power generation plant in Georgia

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

      Advised an investment firm on the acquisition of a majority stake in a farming business with a total area of 14,000 hectares

      Advised the group of buyers on the acquisition of 100% stake in Pt Platinum Public Limited (Cyprus), the holding company, which owned PJSC “Platinum Bank” (Ukraine)

      Advised Ukrainian investors in connection with the acquisition of Kalita, a large pork production and processing company, from Smart-Holding

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A. in connection with a binding agreement to acquire an 80% interest in a farming business that manages 108,000 hectares of leasehold farmland and operates 100,000 tons of grain storage capacity. The purchase price for the shares was USD68 million

      Advised shareholders of Karavan Real Estate Limited, a leader of Ukrainian real estate market, operating three shopping malls in largest Ukrainian cities with total leasable area of more than 200,000 square meters on the sale of their shares to DCH Group (one of the largest Ukrainian developers) and members of Citi Group (private equity funds)

      Advised owners in connection with sale of Ocean Plaza, one of the largest shopping and entertainment centers in Ukraine

      Advised Farmak, one of the leading Ukrainian pharmaceutical manufacturers, in connection with acquisition of 11.28% shares in Farmak

      Advised in connection with the acquisition by Farmak of Polish line of business

      Advised PPF Partners, a private equity firm investing in Emerging Europe, on the sale of its shares in Odeko Group, one of the largest cable TV providers in Ukraine, to Volia Group, a leading Ukrainian nationwide telecommunications provider

      Advised Roshen, one of the largest European manufacturers of confectionery products, in connection with its acquisition of 100% of shares of Bonbonetti Choco (Hungary)

      Advised Kernel Group, one of the largest agricultural companies in Ukraine, in connection with the call option for 100% stake in Stiomi Holding, a company managing 79,200 ha of leasehold farmland in the Khmelnitsk region

      Advised Groumon Development Limited in connection with its acquisition of 68.26% stake in KDD Group N.V., one of the leading real estate investment and development groups in Ukraine. The transaction value amounts to USD16 million

      Advised Kernel Group, one of the largest agricultural companies in Ukraine with a vertically integrated corporate structure, a leader in the Ukraine's bottled sunflower oil and oil export market, one of the country's largest grain exporters, in connection with its conditional acquisition of 100% stake in Enselco Group

      Advised Kernel Group, one of the largest agricultural companies in Ukraine with a vertically integrated corporate structure, a leader in the Ukraine's bottled sunflower oil and oil export market, one of the country's largest grain exporters, in connection with its acquisition of 100% stake in Russian Oils, an oilseed crusher in Russia

      Advised the agricultural holding Ukrlandfarming PLC in connection with its acquisition of 99.46% of shares in Public Joint Stock Company “Rise”, a leading distributor of crop protection products, fertilizers, seeds, agricultural machinery and spare parts in Ukraine, which is operating through its well-developed network of local branches and sales representatives

      Advised Industrial Milk Company S.A. on the initial public offering of its shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, where the company raised approximately USD29.7 million

      Advised UkrFinance Group, one of the largest debt purchase and collection businesses in Ukraine, in connection with the sale of its substantial stake to Horizon Capital, one of the leading private equity investors in Ukraine

      Advised UkrFinance Group, one of the largest debt purchase and collection businesses in Ukraine, in connection with obtaining of the approval from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the sale of its shares to Horizon Capital

      Advised Renaissance Credit Group, which is the retail banking business of Renaissance Group, in connection with the sale of its Ukrainian operations to SCM Group, a leading financial and industrial group in Ukraine

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A., the leading producer and marketer of bottled sunflower oil and exporter of sunflower oil, protein meal and grain in Ukraine, in connection with USD80 million credit facility from a major European financial institution with the support of guarantees from its Ukrainian subsidiaries

      Advised Datagroup, a leading telecommunications provider in Ukraine, in connection with USD40 million investment from Horizon Capital, a private equity fund

      Advised Myronivsky Hliboproduct, a leading agroindustrial company in Ukraine, focusing on the production of poultry and the cultivation of grain, on its USD330 million offering of 10.25% Senior Notes due 2015 and listing of the Notes on the London Stock Exchange

      Advised AvangardCo Investments Public Limited, a leading agroindustrial company in Ukraine, focusing on the production of eggs and egg products, on its initial public offering of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange, where the company raised USD208 million

      Advised Myronivsky Hliboproduct, a leading agroindustrial company in Ukraine, focusing on the production of poultry and the cultivation of grain, on its exchange offer of USD250 million 10.25% Senior Notes due in 2011

      Advised the selling shareholders of Vik Oil Group, a chain of 118 fuel filling stations, on the sale of the Group’s shares in favor of Russian-British company “TNK-BP”

      Advised Closed Joint Stock Company “Odessa Sparkling Wine Company” with respect to a USD18 million sale of 99.25% of its share capital to Italian drinks group Gruppo Campari, a major player in the branded beverage industry with a portfolio of over 40 brands (spirits, wines, soft drinks), produced and distributed in 190 countries worldwide

      Advised KDD Group N.V., one of the leading real estate developers in Ukraine, which operates a diversified portfolio of real estate projects comprising offices, residential complexes, retail centers and mixed-use projects, with respect to the admission of primary and secondary shares to the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange, where KDD raised USD149 million

      Advised Myronivsky Hliboproduct, one of the leading agroindustrial companies in Ukraine, focusing on the production of poultry and the cultivation of grain, on its initial public offering of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange, where the company raised USD371 million

      Advised Providence Equity Partners, the world’s leading media and communications private equity firm, with respect to investment of USD300 million into Volia Limited, one of the leading cable TV and broadband internet provider in Ukraine

      Advised PepsiAmericas, Inc, and PepsiCo with respect to their joint USD678 million acquisition of 100% of the shares of the Sandora LLC, the leading manufacturer of branded packaged juices and juice nectars in Ukraine

      Advised Kernel Holding S.A., the Luxembourg holding company of the leading producer and marketer of bottled sunflower oil and exporter of sunflower oil, protein meal and grain in Ukraine, on its debut listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, where Kernel raised approximately USD221 million by offering of 36% of its shares

      Advised a US-based emerging leader in the production and sale of greenhouse gas emission reductions on establishment of its subsidiary in Ukraine with respect to implementation of the project aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by the agricultural resources and processing operations

      Advised a US-based hedge fund regarding the modernization of gas distribution system in Ukraine aimed at reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with the Kyoto Protocol, as well as legal support of negotiations and execution of agreement with Ukraine on transfer of certain number of state-owned carbon credits into custody by an independent custodian as a collateral

      Advised a leading Swiss bank in connection with the Joint Implementation project aimed at reduction of coalmine methane emissions at one of Ukrainian coal mines

      Advised one of the largest in Europe energy companies in connection with investing into Joint Implementation project in Ukraine

      Advised a leading European company-developer of Joint Implementation projects, as well as broker and provider of other services in the area of carbon trading, regarding the peculiarities of procedure for approval and implementation of Joint Implementation projects in Ukraine

      Advised a leading English bank regarding the peculiarities of procedure for approval and implementation of Joint Implementation projects in Ukraine

      Advised a leading Japanese electric power corporation on applicable Ukrainian legislation with respect to potential Joint Implementation project in compliance with the Kyoto Protocol

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