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Kateryna Chechulina

Senior Associate
Banking and International Finance Practice Coordinator

Kyiv (Volodymyrska Street)
6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Street
Languages Ukrainian, English, Russian

Kateryna is a senior associate at CMS Kyiv.

Kateryna specialises in banking and international finance, financial services, real estate, as well as corporate and general commercial law. Kateryna has over 10 years of experience, including working for a major Ukrainian bank. Kateryna works with both Ukrainian and international, like EBRD, financial institutions and offers an advice on full range of financial services, from various regulatory issues to major cross-border financings. Kateryna advises on all aspects of different types of financing in various sectors, including agriculture, energy and infrastructure. As a member of International Banking & Finance team she is also involved in work on various financings to leading businesses in CEE/CIS region.

Kateryna also advises on restructuring of clients’ loan portfolios, regulatory & banking supervision issues, restructuring & insolvency, PPP, lease, insurance, broking, factoring and all other financial services, as well as corporate and commercial law matters.

Kateryna is a recommended lawyer by the Chambers Europe 2017 for a notable track record in handling a range of transactional and regulatory issues for various prominent clients, with positive feedback from clients, who praise her ‘accurate and practical advice’.

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Relevant experience

  • The creditors’ committee and the wider creditor group on the restructuring of the bank debt of DTEK, the largest vertically integrated and privately-owned energy group in Ukraine (one of the largest restructurings to have taken place in the region).
  • M.V. Cargo on USD 74m landmark financing from EBRD and IFC of a new grain terminal construction project in Yuzhni port.
  • UniCredit and ING in relation to a USD 100m financing to agribusiness Kernel, the largest vertically-integrated agro-industrial company in Ukraine.
  • ING in relation to a USD 25m pre-export financing for Astarta Holding, the Warsaw-listed Ukrainian agro-industrial business.
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2005 – Masters of Laws, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv

2004 - Bachelor of Laws, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv

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Ukraine: In­tro­du­cing the Cred­it Re­gistry
On 4 March 2018, the Law of Ukraine “On In­tro­du­cing Amend­ments to Cer­tain Laws of Ukraine on Es­tab­lish­ing and Main­ten­ance of the Cred­it Re­gistry of the Na­tion­al Bank of Ukraine and im­prov­ing the man­age­ment of the banks’ cred­it risks” (the “Law”) came in­to force.
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The Na­tion­al Bank of Ukraine (the “NBU”) has ex­ten­ded the list of ex­cep­tions to the pro­hib­i­tion on the early re­pay­ment of cross-bor­der loans and sim­pli­fied pro­ced­ure for re­pat­ri­ation of for­eign in­vest­ments.
Ukraine: New rules for NBU in­di­vidu­al li­cences. For­eign cur­rency ex­change...
The Na­tion­al Bank of Ukraine (“NBU”) ad­op­ted a set of res­ol­u­tions to lift some of the for­eign cur­rency re­stric­tions and sim­pli­fy in­vest­ments abroad by res­id­ents of Ukraine. The new rules provide more flex­ib­il­ity to Ukrain­i­an in­vestors and sim­pli­fy ob­tain­ing.
Ukraine: Es­crow ac­count mech­an­ism be­comes avail­able in Ukraine. Funds...
On 4 June 2017 the Law No. 1983-VIII “On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Le­gis­la­tion of Ukraine Re­gard­ing Im­prove­ment of Cor­por­ate Gov­ernance of Joint Stock Com­pan­ies” ad­op­ted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on 23 March 2017 (the “Law”) came in­to ef­fect.
Ukraine: FX Re­stric­tions Ex­ten­ded
On 13 Decem­ber 2016, the Na­tion­al Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU") is­sued Reg­u­la­tion No. 410 "On Reg­u­lat­ing the Situ­ation in the Mon­et­ary and For­eign Cur­rency Mar­kets of Ukraine" ("Reg­u­la­tion 410"), ef­fect­ive from 16 Decem­ber 2016.
Up­date: Law on the fin­an­cial re­struc­tur­ing ad­op­ted
On 14 June 2016, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted Draft Law No. 3555 “On Fin­an­cial Re­struc­tur­ing” (the “Re­struc­tur­ing Law”) aimed at cre­at­ing ef­fect­ive mech­an­isms for vol­un­tary fin­an­cial re­struc­tur­ing of Ukrain­i­an com­pan­ies’ debts (the “Vol­un­tary Re­struc­tur­ing”).