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Corporate/ M&A

Why PwC Legal Ukraine?

  • We can provide our clients with efficient solutions thanks to our unique access to international best practice and developing our legal services with specific regard to Ukrainian regulations. Our attorneys are ready to meet local needs while retaining the key benefits
  • Our team consists of experienced attorneys, who are socially responsible and adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • In 2017 a reputable international ranking The Legal 500 EMEA recommended our Corporate / M&A team as one of the best on the market 

 

  • We can provide our clients with efficient solutions thanks to our unique access to international best practice and developing our legal services with specific regard to Ukrainian regulations. Our attorneys are ready to meet local needs while retaining the key benefits
  • Our team consists of experienced attorneys, who are socially responsible and adhere to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • In 2017 a reputable international ranking The Legal 500 EMEA recommended our Corporate / M&A team as one of the best on the market 

 

Clients

In Ukraine, being an independent full-service law firm, we provide legal support integrated with tax and financial products to a wide range of business entities which would like to perform sound M&A transactions. Our client portfolio includes large domestic and international groups, institutional investors, private equity investors, banks and financial institutions.


Scope of Services

The scope of services provided by our Corporate and M&A Services team includes legal assistance and advice on the following:

Corporate

comprehensive advice on corporate law issues (including LLC and JSC); reorganisation of businesses (spin-off, merger, split, etc.); internal corporate restructuring; and corporate compliance

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Legal due diligence

industry-specific diagnosis of the target from a legal standpoint (either full-scope or limited, sell or buy side); identification of any deal-breakers; and advice and support for addressing any detected risks

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Structuring

analysis of the tax and legal implications of the proposed transaction structures; analysis of specific regulatory requirements for the implementation of the transaction; elaboration of efficient structuring options and establishment and operation of JVs

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Transaction documents

drafting/reviewing sale and purchase agreements under Ukrainian, English, or any other relevant law; drafting/reviewing other transaction documents (e.g. shareholders’ agreement, escrow account agreement, letter of intent, confidentiality and exclusivity agreements) and drafting internal corporate documents related to the transaction

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Acquisition clearance

anti-monopoly clearance, obtaining other relevant approvals and authorizations

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Other support

assisting in negotiations with the seller; monitoring of the seller’s execution of pre-closing obligations; and assisting in post-closing restructuring and integration

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Vendor assistance

carrying out vendor due diligence; assisting in pre-sale restructuring; preparing and maintaining a due diligence Data Room; assisting in organizing and conducting tenders for potential buyers; support in preparing transaction documents; and assisting a vendor in fulfilling pre-closing obligations

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Selective Experience

Full-scope legal support with sale of Ukrainian distributorship business

Client: HONDA

Legal due diligence of one of the top 10 Ukrainian banks (by value of assets), and transaction support in acquisition of Ukrainian insurance group

Client: Large Ukrainian investment group

Legal support in establishing JV structure with Canadian investor

Client: Large Ukrainian yeast producer

Support in acquisition of Ukrainian subsidiaries of Starco Group (legal due diligence, drafting SPA in part of Ukraine, closing support)

Client: Bohnenkamp AG

Full-scope legal support in acquisition of Ukrainian retail chain (drafting transaction documents, anti-monopoly clearance, pre- and post-closing support)

Client: JYSK

Contact us

Alexey Katasonov

Alexey Katasonov

Managing Partner

Tel: +380 44 354 0404

Oleksandra Kostrytsia

Oleksandra Kostrytsia

Head of Corporate and M&A Practice

Tel: +380 44 354 0404

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