Industries

Agriculture

1 200 000 ha

Conducted an audit of the land bank

Even during wartime agriculture remains one of the key industries in Ukrainian economy. However, the war dealt a heavy blow to the industry in form of serious logistics issues, decrease of arable lands, and loss of assets. Now Ukrainian agribusiness started to reorient their priorities, restructure their logistics, and is seeking for new opportunities more eagerly than ever before. And we are always there to assist our clients with any legal issues they have while adapting to new turbulent circumstances.

Our clients usually face challenges in diverse legal areas ranging from corporate, real estate and land, tax, export/import operations, litigation, financing, to business restructuring and international arbitration. During the wartime these challenges have become even more complex and often require for a client-tailored solution. Being a full-service law firm, our lawyers bring a wide variety of experience which allows us to deliver the highest quality services to our clients and help them solve even the most challenging and rare issues.

What we do

Our extensive experience in agriculture industry includes merger & acquisition of agribusinesses, litigation and dispute resolution, international arbitration, sale and purchase of land banks, conclusion of land leases of vast amounts of land plots, restructuring of land banks holdings, pre-export financing for agribusinesses. Besides, we understand and specialise on solving all the issues that have become much more common during the war such as management of distressed assets, infrastructure restoration projects, businesses relocation, logistics restructuring and investment.

We are proud to have advised such well-known agro-industrial groups as Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP), Kernel, Industrial Milk Company, Loture, Avangard, and UkrLandFarming on their most sophisticated business transactions. We build lasting working relationships with our clients by delivering exceptional services and ensuring that our clients’ businesses prosper.

Key experience

Advising on the largest contract for the supply of agricultural products

26.8

Bln USD

Legal Advisor to “State Food and Grain Corporation of Ukraine”

Representation of Ukrlandfarming in FOSFA arbitration regarding the quality of the supplied goods

25

Mln USD

Legal Advisor to Ukrlandfarming

Advising on the dispute regarding the quality of the supplied products to the EU

5

Bln USD

Legal Advisor to COFCO Agri

Asset tracing and recovery of assets of Mriya Agro Holding plc

470

Mln USD

Legal Advisor to Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding plc

Represented the holding company in multiple litigation proceedings in Ukraine and Cyprus

515

Mln USD

Legal Advisor to Mriya Agro Holding plc

Removed hostile management of Mriya Agro Holding plc

1

Bln USD

Legal Advisor to Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding plc

Advice to Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding Plc on operational and transactional issues

470

Mln USD

Legal Advisor to Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding Plc

Corporate group restructuring

Legal Advisor to Rise Group

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Key contacts

GLIB BONDAR

Senior Partner

gbondar@avellum.com

MAKSYM MAKSYMENKO

Partner

mmaksymenko@avellum.com

YURIY NECHAYEV

Partner

ynechayev@avellum.com

Team

VADIM MEDVEDEV

Partner

vmedvedev@avellum.com

ANDRIY ROMANCHUK

Counsel

aromanchuk@avellum.com

Practice

Mergers and Acquisitions

We provide an unrivaled level of service and expertise in buying or selling a business or establishing a joint venture.

Practices

Antitrust

We provide comprehensive advice on Ukrainian competition law. From merger control and antitrust investigations to state aid & competition litigation – we can deal with any competition issue you have encountered.

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