Former Spensers Partner Nickolas Likhachov has joined Eterna Law as Head of Banking and Finance and Nataliia Korovyakovskaya has joined the firm as Head of Dispute Resolution.
Joining Eterna Law with Likahchov are Senior Associate Olga Karpova and Associate Kristina Tsymbaliuk.
According to Eterna Law, "Nickolas represents major commercial and investment banks, as lead agent and arranger, and corporations in a wide range of leveraged and corporate finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, investment-grade facilities, asset-based lending facilities, and restructurings." The firm reports that "Nickolas also regularly advises on day-to-day funds management issues including fund structuring, disclosure, investment management, and outsourcing arrangements. He has particular expertise in the area of investment distribution and has advised on strategic investments into on-shore and offshore pooled investment vehicles acting for institutional and advisory clients as well as advising in large-scale, multi-jurisdictional transactions. Other areas Nickolas focuses on include property-related financings, pre-IPO financings, margin lending transactions, and high yield buy and high yield debt financings.”
Likhachov has a Masters’ degree in Law from Kyiv University and is a graduate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London. Prior to joining Eterna, he spent almost a year in-house with L’isolante K-Flex, almost a year with CMS, over three years with Levenets, Maciw & Partners, three years in-house with the National Credit Bank, and almost five years with Spenser & Kauffmann.
Nataliia Korovyakovskaya, the new Head of Eterna Law's Dispute Resolution practice, “will be responsible for national litigation projects,” the firm reports. According to Eterna Law, “Nataliia specializes in dispute resolution and has extensive experience in representing clients and providing comprehensive legal advice on matters of Ukrainian law.”
Korovyakovskaya is a graduate of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv with a Ph.D. in Law. Prior to joining Eterna, she spent seven years as Head of Legal with the Nemiroff Group and, according to the firm, she has “more than seven years of successful individual legal practice, providing legal support to companies of the oil-refining sector."