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Firm Profile

Aequo

Firm Profile

Kyiv

  • Profile
  • Vector Business Centre, 6th floor
  • 52 Bogdana Khmelnytskogo St.
  • Kyiv
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030

Firm profile submitted by Aequo

Managing Partner: Denis Lysenko
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 27
Languages: English, Russian, Ukrainian

Aequo is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm. It is highly recommended for both transactional and dispute resolution projects. The firm’s reputation is confirmed by its rankings in the international legal directories, such as Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and FT Innovative Lawyers.

Antitrust & Competition
1 partner; 1 counsel, 5 associates
■Representing Novus in an alleged cartel case
■Advising George Soros’s Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund on Ukrainian merger control issues, including obtaining the merger clearance and concerted actions approvals from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, in connection with acquisition of a significant equity stake in a leading global software engineering and solutions company - Ciklum Holding Limited
■Advising Koninklijke Bunge BV on Ukrainian merger control issues, including obtaining the merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, in connection with acquisition of 25% shares in Natural Energy West GmbH, and acquisition of Novaol Srl, Italy
■Advising Danone S.A. on Ukrainian competition issues, namely obtaining the merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for acquisition of sole control by Danone S.A. over Dairy JV Holdings Limited
Key Clients: Apax Funds, Apollo Global Management, British American Tobacco, Danone S.A., Fairfax Financial, Fosun, Koninklijke Bunge BV, NCH Capital, Novus
Contact: Denis Lysenko Tel: +38 050 332 6431
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sergey Denisenko Tel: +38 050 694 7370
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance
1 partners; 7 associates
■The team advised the European Commission on granting of EUR 610 million, EUR 1 billion and 1.8 billion macro-financial assistance to Ukraine
■Advised EBRD on the reform of Deposit Guarantee Fund and the legislation in this area jointly with Lazard Freres, Investment Capital Ukraine, World Bank, US Treasury
■Advised the National Joint-Stock Company ‘Naftogaz of Ukraine’, being the largest company in Ukraine, on borrowing a USD 300 million revolving facility from EBRD for gas purchase from gas suppliers
Key Clients: EBRD, European Commission, ING Bank N.V., NCH Capital, Porsche Bank AG, Portigon AG, UniCredit SpA
Contact: Yulia Kyrpa Tel: +38 050 448 1505
Email: [email protected]

Capital Markets
2 partners; 6 associates
■The team advised FESCO on Ukrainian law matters of (i) debut USD 800 million senior secured notes issued by Far East Capital Limited S.A., indirect wholly owned Luxembourg subsidiary of FESCO, (ii) the tap issue of USD 75 million senior secured notes by Far East Capital Limited S.A.
Key Clients: EBRD, Far-Eastern Shipping Company PLC (FESCO), Fitch Ratings
Contact: Anna Babych Tel: +38 050 352 1347
Email: [email protected] 
Contact: Yulia Kyrpa Tel: +38 050 448 1505
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A
3 partners; 14 associates
■Advising George Soros’s Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund on acquisition of a significant equity stake in a leading global software engineering and solutions company - Ciklum Holding Limited
■Advising Lohika Inc., a software engineering services firm, on merger with Altran, a global leader in innovation and high‐tech engineering consulting
■Advising Epicenter-K Group (the largest Ukrainian DIY retail chain) on acquiring a controlling stake of Nova Linia, key competitor in the Ukrainian DIY retail sector
Key Clients: George Soros’s Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, Google, Epicenter-K, Nova Poshta, Novus Ukraine, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine
Contact: Denis Lysenko Tel: +38 050 332 6431
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Anna Babych Tel: +38 050 352 1347 
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration
2 partners; 1 counsel, 10 associates
■Successfully represented Forbes in AAA arbitration proceedings against UMH for Forbes Ukraine license agreement and in Ukrainian court in a dispute against UMH PH’s use of the Forbes.ua domain name
■Successfully defended interests of the world’s No.1 potash producer at the Supreme Court of Ukraine in a dispute regarding ownership of the shares with over USD 6 million
■Representing KPMG as Receivers in BTA Bank v. Ablyazov case in a series of proceedings in Ukraine connected with recognition and enforcement of the English court orders and obtaining control over the Ukrainian assets of Mr Ablyazov (USD 6 billion in total)
Key Clients: Forbes, Inditex Group, KPMG, Novus Ukraine, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Vodafone Ukraine
Contact: Denis Lysenko Tel: +38 050 332 6431
Email: [email protected] 
Contact: Oleksandr Mamunya Tel: +38 050 414 0245
Email: m[email protected]
Contact: Pavlo Byelousov Tel: +38 050 385 7844
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources
2 partners; 1 counsel, 6 associates
■Acting for a large European oil and gas buyer in SCC international arbitrations proceedings against a gas seller in a dispute regarding a gas sale contract and in a gas transit dispute
Key Clients: EBRD, Naftogaz, Ukrgasvydobuvannya, Shell (UK)
Contact: Denis Lysenko Tel: +38 050 332 6431
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Anna Babych Tel: +38 050 352 1347
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property
1 partner; 9 associates, 4 patent and trademark attorneys
■Successfully represented Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Limited in the proceedings regarding the preliminary injunction in a first of a kind case involving biosimilar medicinal product registered in Ukraine. Representing DuPont in the courts and before law enforcement bodies in a number of complicated matters for protection of trademarks and patents in Ukraine, including anti-counterfeiting matters
■Representing Samsung Electronics in copyright levy disputes against the major Ukrainian copyright and related rights collective management society
■Advising Vodafone Ukraine in relation to extension of the strategic partner market agreement with one of the world’s largest mobile operators Vodafone and expanding the scope of it in Ukraine
Key Clients: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, DuPont, Google, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Vodafone Ukraine
Contact: Oleksandr Mamunya
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction
2 partners; 2 associates
■Advising Epicenter Group on acquisition of Cantik, a group of companies owning real estate in several regions of Ukraine leased out as DIY hypermarkets, from EBRD and East Capital, acting as sellers
■Advising TIS Group on group restructuring, real estate and regulatory matters related to a greenfield grain terminal project development in Yuzhny port, with a view to future JV arrangement with Cargill, the US-based global commodities trader
Key Clients: ATB Group, Bunge, EBRD, Guris Holding, Inditex Group (Spain/Ukraine)
Contact: Denis Lysenko Tel: +38 050 332 6431
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Yulia Kyrpa Tel: +38 050 448 1505
Email: [email protected]

Tax & Customs
1 partner; 1 counsel, 5 associates
■Advising EBRD on tax and customs issues applicable to operations of legal entities located and / or operating within military conflict zone in Eastern Ukraine
■Advising Ukrainian subsidiaries of Inditex Group on corporate profit tax, VAT and transfer pricing matters
Key Clients: EBRD, Inditex Group (Spain), TIS Group, Thomson Reuters, Zara Ukraine
Key Contact: Denis Lysenko Tel: +38 050 332 6431
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • Vector Business Centre, 6th floor,
  • 52 Bogdana Khmelnytskogo St.,
  • Kyiv,
  • Kyiv City Municipality
  • Ukraine
  • 01030
  • Tel +38 044 233 65 99
  • Fax +38 044 237 77 69
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website : http://aequo.com.ua/