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Ukraine

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. With over 25 years’ experience in Central and Eastern Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic experts and English law practitioners on the ground in 15 offices across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, lifesciences, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

Our first-rate corporate team in Ukraine works on the most sizeable cross-border transactions in Ukraine, throughout Europe and beyond. We are the only law firm in the country with an international private equity team, staffed locally by an English- and Austrian-qualified lawyers dedicated to private equity, and transactional work.

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9 March 2017
CMS tops M&A rank­ings in CEE again
05/08/2019
On­line state re­gis­tra­tion of lim­ited li­ab­il­ity com­pan­ies is now pos­sible...
In a fur­ther step to­wards de­reg­u­la­tion and mak­ing it easi­er to do busi­ness in Ukraine, the Ukrain­i­an gov­ern­ment just launched an on­line ser­vice for state re­gis­tra­tion of lim­ited li­ab­il­ity com­pan­ies (LLCs).
19/01/2016
Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/16
31/07/2019
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity in the UK an­nounced a GBP 99 mil­lion po­ten­tial fine.
Stefan Brunnschweiler, LL.M.
29/09/2015
CMS European M&A Out­look 2015
16/04/2019
The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and re­sources to com­ply.
09/04/2019
EU Par­lia­ment ad­opts dir­ect­ive on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing
The EU Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Dir­ect­ive on fu­ture "Pre­vent­ive Re­struc­tur­ing Frame­works", which cre­ates the basis for uni­form pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing across the European Uni­on and will fun­da­ment­ally change how com­pan­ies deal with fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties and.
22/03/2019
EU: Pro­vi­sion­al Agree­ment on Cross-bor­der Mer­gers, De­mer­gers or Trans­fers
On 13 March 2019, the European Com­mis­sion re­leased a state­ment (19/1608) that the European Par­lia­ment and the Mem­ber States have reached a pro­vi­sion­al agree­ment on new rules mak­ing it easi­er for com­pan­ies to merge (fu­sion/fusie), de­merge (scis­sion/splitsing).
27/02/2019
Ukraine: Pro­ced­ures im­proved for com­pet­i­tion cases and le­ni­ency pro­ceed­ings
On 7 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted a new law ex­tend­ing the scope of the ex­ist­ing le­ni­ency pro­gram and in­tro­du­cing new pro­ced­ur­al rules for com­pet­i­tion cases re­viewed by the An­ti­mono­poly Com­mit­tee of Ukraine (AM­CU).
20/02/2019
European Par­lia­ment backs EU wide frame­work for screen­ing for­eign...
On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the European Par­lia­ment voted to en­dorse the first ever EU-wide tool for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) on the grounds of se­cur­ity and pub­lic or­der. The vote brings the EU one step closer to put­ting in place a frame­work al­low­ing.
31/01/2019
New law on LLCs is a boon for for­eign mem­bers of Ukrain­i­an su­per­vis­ory...
A Ukrain­i­an law passed in mid-2018 is prov­ing to be highly be­ne­fi­cial for for­eign­ers who have seats on su­per­vis­ory boards. The Ukrain­i­an Law On Lim­ited Li­ab­il­ity Com­pan­ies and Ad­di­tion­al Li­ab­il­ity Com­pan­ies, which came in­to force on 17 June 2018, provides com­pre­hens­ive.
22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.