Avellum has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the EBRD in connection with an up-to EUR 50 million loan to Communal Enterprise “Kyivskiy Metropolitan” that was guaranteed by the Kyiv City Council. Aequo advised the borrowers on the deal.
Sayenko Kharenko had advised Horizon Capital on the sale by its Emerging Europe Growth Fund III, LP of a minority stake in Dobrobut to the company's existing shareholders: Dobrobut Managing Shareholder and CEO Oleg Kalashnikov, and Concorde Capital. Avellum advised the shareholders on the deal.
On December 15, 2020 CEELM gathered legal experts from across the region for its annual Year-in-Review Round Table conversation. In a wide-ranging discussion, participants shared opinions and perspectives on their markets, on strong (and less-strong) practices across the region, and the effect of the COVID-19 crisis on both, as well as on how technology is changing the legal industry, and what the industry will look like in 2021.
Avellum has successfully defended the interests of PJSC A/T B.A.T.-Prilucky Tobacco Company — the Ukrainian subsidiary of British American Tobacco — in a dispute against the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. The case was brought before the Northern Commercial Court of Appeal in Kyiv.
Avellum has helped Ukrainian supermarket chain Furshet obtain merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition by the Fozzy Group of control over Furshet’s retail assets.
At the beginning of 2021, the Government of Ukraine published its decision No. 1581-p, dated 16 December 2020, on approval of the list of 102 investment projects prioritised by the State for 2021 – 2023 in such fields as culture and tourism, industry and manufacturing, energy, healthcare, transport, and sports. 76 out of 102 projects may be financed by investors, 47 of which – using a public-private partnership, including the concession framework.
Avellum has helped Samoran Investments Limited, a company affiliated with Yakov Gribov, a beneficiary of the Nemiroff Group, obtain merger control clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the acquisition of shares in Rostok Agroinvest Limited.
Avellum has celebrated the new year by announcing the return of co-founding Partner Kostiantyn Likarchuk and the promotion to Partner of Maksym Maksymenko.
Contributed by Avellum.