Ukrainian Law Firms 2021 Recommends Marchenko Partners in Banking & Finance and Corporate and M&A

Marchenko Partners has been named among established practices in Banking & Finance and Corporate and M&A by the recent edition of the market research “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2021.” Furthermore, our partner Roman Shulyar reconfirmed his leadership in both practices as a notable practitioner.

The research notices that the Banking and Finance Practice of Marchenko Partners “rapidly added strength throughout the past year, demonstrating a strong focus on transaction work. The team continued representation of its long-standing Client WNISEF in connection with granting three social loans in 2020, namely to Walnut House, a Lviv-based bakery and a social enterprise, to CLRDP Printing House, a social enterprise in Kramatorsk, Donetsk Region, specializing in the production of various types of printing products, and to Veterano Pizza, a restaurant chain in Kyiv, which supports veterans of the ongoing military conflict in Eastern Ukraine. One more area of recent focus is pre-export financing. The team stands out for its performance in multi-million complex debt restructuring mandates. This past year the firm acted for EnergoGroup in the USD 1 billion debt restructuring under the PXF facility granted by a syndicate of international banks (ING Bank N.V., UniCredit Bank AG, VTB Bank (France) S.A., Raiffeisen Bank International AG, and others) back in 2013.”

As to our Corporate and M&A team, according to the research, it is “experienced in complex cross-border deals, including those in highly-regulated industries, post-completion matters regarding multi-million M&A, corporate reorganizations, including Ukrainian parts of global projects, and general corporate support. For example, the team closed one of the biggest transactions in 2020, having represented D.P. World, a Dubai-based provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, in a multi-million dollar acquisition of a controlling stake in the major Ukrainian stevedoring operator TIS Container Terminal. The firm also advised EnergoGroup on post-completion matters regarding the sale in 2018 of EnergoGroup’s Ukrainian coal business to a group of buyers, including Metinvest B.V. Other clients serviced by the team include Ecosoft, LafargeHolcim, Subway. Roman Shulyar is a hands-on team leader with solid market praise and recognition from peers.”

About “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients”

Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients has been published annually since 2003 and has acquired the reputation of being a reliable market guide to top law firms and practitioners in Ukraine. The Handbook is a unique combination of legislative analyses and in-depth research of the legal services market.