CMS Kyiv has advised international real estate investment fund Meyer Bergman on Ukrainian and English law aspects of its sale of the Aladdin Shopping Mall in Kyiv to Ukrainian Commercial Property Investment Holding, part of Dragon Capital. Aequo advised the sellers on the deal, while Wolf Theiss advised Sompo International on its provision of M&A warranty and indemnity insurance for the acquisition.
Wolf Theiss described the insurance elements as "of great significance for Ukraine as it is the first time ever that warranty insurance became available for an M&A, and particularly real estate M&A transaction in Ukraine."
CMS's team was led by Kyiv Managing Partner Graham Conlon and Counsel Natalia Kushniruk, supported by Counsel Tetyana Dovgan, Senior Associate Kateryna Chechulina, Associates Louise Cakar, Vitaliy Mainarovych, and Ievgen Storozhenko, Lawyer Diana Pysarenko, and Trainee Ivan Pshyk.
Aequo's team was led by Partners Anna Babych and Yulia Kyrpa and included Counsels Michael Lukashenko, Bohdan Dmukhovskyy and Sergey Denisenko, and Senior Associate Mykhaylo Soroka.
The Wolf Theiss Kyiv team advising Sompo International included Partner Taras Dumych and Senior Associate Oksana Volynets, working with Vienna-based Partner Christian Mikosch.