SINCE 1990 WE HAVE ESTABLISHED A LEADING REPUTATION IN CORPORATE LAW. IN THE FIRST YEARS OF UKRAINE INDEPENDENCE WE PROVIDED LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN REGISTRATION OF DOZENS NEW COMPANIES, INCLUDING FOREIGN OWNED ENTERPRISES, AS WELL AS PRIVATIZATION OF STATE AND MUNICIPAL COMPANIES. WE HAVE EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN DEFENDING CLIENTS’ CORPORATE RIGHTS, DEALING WITH FULL RANGE OF CLIENTS’ CORPORATE ISSUES ARISING FROM THEIR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS REPRESENTING THEM IN UKRAINIAN STATE AUTHORITIES, INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS.
In 2019,2020 we have been shortlisted by IFLR 1000 in M&A practice. It is noted that In the M&A space, the firm regularly provides legal assistance for acquirers and sellers acting on share transactions. In this area, the firm has recently completed transactions within the energy and pharmaceutical sectors.
“They know the law, the right people and get results.“ – say clients with respect to our M&A practice.
The oldest and most respected peer review publication Best Lawyers 2021 recognizes partner Andriy Karnaukhov as leading lawyer in Ukraine in Corporate law.
Our recent experience in Corporate Law including Mergers and Acquisitions covers the following areas of entrepreneurial activity:
- Agro-industrial Sector;
- Heavy Industry;
- Automotive Industry;
- Oil & Gas;
- Real Estate & Construction;
- Telecommunications & ІТ;
- Consumer Goods & Retail;
- Climate Change;
- Banks & Financial services.
Our lawyers have advised on a variety of issues in Corporate Law/Mergers and Acquisitions including:
- choice of legal form of implementation of new business and investment planning in Ukraine;
- drafting of documents required to establish all types of business companies in Ukraine, including company with foreign investments;
- a wide range of issues of businesses activity, including establishment of company`s subsidiaries, branches and representative offices;
- corporate governance, including development of internal corporate documents, documents regulating relations with employees and trade unions;
- drafting documents regarding increase / decrease of Company`s authorized capital;
- issue of securities by legal entities;
- multipronged support of business restructuring through application of foreign jurisdictions of Cyprus, the Netherlands, Austria, etc.;
- companies due diligence;
- representation clients in liquidation of legal entities cases;
- advising on restoring solvency and failure prevention;
- legal support of the bankruptcy and reorganization of companies undergoing bankruptcy proceedings;
- representing clients in court (arbitration) in case of disputes.
We also provide legal assistance in Competition Law, Taxes, Customs and Exchange Control, Labor Rights that are important and necessary for successful transactions in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Our foreign clients on Corporate Law in Ukraine include AVON Cosmetics Ukraine (consumer products), Cereol Holding BV (agricultural products), DELTA SPORT (consumer products), Burda Ukraine (publishing), Intergame Ukraine (gambling), LUXSOFT UA (software), Kapsch Telecom (telecommunications), Citia Business and Technology Consulting (software), Videoservice Ukraine (video products), AUSTROTECHNIK CONSULTING (consulting services), General Motors (automobile production), ZTE (telecommunications), Lenovo (computer equipment manufacture), ASTEROS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS HOLDINGS LIMITED (software), ECO Eastern Europe Real Estate AG (property), Henkell & Sohnlein (production of alcoholic drinks), General Contracting & Industrial Structures Co W.L.L. (industrial engineering), Suzhou Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (production of refrigerators), Samsung Electronics Overseas BV (production of electronics, mobile communications, computer and household appliances), TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd. (provider of SOHO&SMB networking products and the World’s No.1 provider of WLAN and Broadband CPE devices), Opel Southeast Europe LLC (automobile production), Chevrolet Central and Eastern Europe LLC (automobile production), and others.
We have acted as legal advisor when
- Buying controlling block of shares of JSC «Kiev Factory of Sparkling Wines»;
- Buying controlling block of shares in the amount of 100% of LLC “Ukrainian Commercial Real Estate ” (construction of commercial and office complexes);
- Buying controlling block of shares in the amount of 100% of the authorized capital of OJSC “Biomedsklo”;
- Buying controlling block of shares in the amount of 100% of LLC ” Bucha factory glass”;
- Buying controlling block of shares in the amount of 100% of LLC “Bucha Glassware Factory”;
- Combining ore mining and smelting assets of Capital Management System and Smart Holding;
- Buying controlling block of shares in the amount of 100% in the Ukrainian oil and gas companies;
- Buying controlling block of shares in OJSC “Chernihivnaftoprodukt”;
- Buying controlling block of shares in OJSC “Chernivtsinaftoprodukt”;
- Buying controlling block of shares in OJSC “Dnepropress”;
- Buying controlling block of shares in OJSC “Kiev Factory of Oxygen”;
- Buying controlling block of shares in OJSC “Leninska Kuznya”;
- Buying controlling block of shares in Drogobych pilot plant (JSC “Galol”);
- Consolidation of property Makiivskyi metallurgical industrial complex CJSC.
- Legal and tax due diligence when buying a share equal 100% of LLC “UKRAINIAN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE” (construction of commercial and office premises);
- Due diligence when buying a share of 100% in the LTD “Oil Company “Bukovina” (exploitation “Putylskyi” and “Staykivske” fields);
- Legal and tax due diligence when buying controlling block of shares in the amount of 100% of CJSC industrial research association “Region” (research and development Kadobnyanskogo oil and gas field);
- Legal and tax due diligence while buying a share of 100% of CJSC “Devon” (trial and industrial operation Sakhalin field);
- Due diligence while buying a controlling stake in OJSC “Hmelnytsknaftoprodukt”;
- Due diligence while buying a controlling stake in OJSC “Sumynaftoprodukt”;
- Due diligence while buying a controlling stake in OJSC «Umanagrosnab»;
- Due diligence while buying controlling stake in OJSC “Zhytomirnaftoprodukt”;
- Due diligence while buying controlling stake in JSC “Kyiv Oxygen Plant”;
- Due diligence while buying controlling stake in JSC “Tysagas” (gas production on Komorowski field);
- Due diligence while buying controlling stake in JSC “Tysagas” (trial and industrial operation Uzhgorod area);
- Due diligence when buying a controlling stake in JSC “Tysagas” (trial and industrial operation Stanivskogo deposits);
- Due diligence while buying controlling stake in JSC “Tysagas” (trial and industrial operation of the Korolevska Square).