In The Corner Office, we invite Managing Partners at law firms from across the region to share information about their careers, management styles, and strategies. Our question this time: “What mistake do young associates commonly make that is most frustrating for you?”
Ukraine revised transfer pricing rules and introduced new reporting and documentation requirements in 2013. Since then, the rules have been changed every year. And three years after the introduction of the new transfer pricing (TP) rules, we are witnessing an increasing wave of TP audits and the first TP disputes.
Clifford Chance and Avellum have advised the EBRD on a loan of up to USD 350 million to support the modernization and environmental upgrade of Ukraine's largest steel mill, PubJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih. ArcelorMittal was advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and the Kyiv office of Kinstellar.
On Thursday, November 30th, leading legal practitioners from across Central and Eastern Europe gathered in Prague to help CEE Legal Matters celebrate its fourth successful year as the leading chronicle of the legal industry in the region, participating in an expert Round Table conversation about the year just concluded and enjoying an evening of dinner, drinks, and bonhomie.
Avellum, working alongside global advisor White & Case, has provided Ukrainian legal advice to Coast2Coast, a South-African investment company, on its acquisition of Poland-based Stella Pack by Coast2Coast portfolio company Bounty Brands.
Avellum has successfully represented Ceska Exportni Banka, a.s in a number of litigations against a Ukrainian corporate borrower in connection with the borrower's attempts to transfer mortgaged real estate assets securing a USD 37 million loan and a separate sale of the relevant loan and security claims.
Avellum has acted as Ukrainian legal advisor to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on its USD 3 billion, 15-year, 7.375% Eurobond issue, which was combined with a cash tender offer to the holders of the outstanding Eurobonds due 2019 and 2020. White & Case advised the Ministry of Finance on matters of English and American law, while Sayenko Kharenko (on Ukrainian law) and Latham & Watkins (on American and English law) advised joint lead managers BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan Securities plc.
Preserving confidentiality is always a top priority for a successful business, especially if you have an advanced R&D department. Taking into account the need to freely transfer information on the one hand and the strict necessity to preserve the safety of personal data and databases on the other, the issue of confidentiality becomes even more important.