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Oleksandra Prysiazhniuk

Senior Associate, RRH
Lawyer

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
19B Instytutska St.
01021 Kyiv
Ukraine
Languages Ukrainian, English

Oleksandra Prysiazhniuk is Senior Associate at CMS in Kyiv, which she joined in November 2016. Before CMS Oleksandra worked for more than 10 years in renowned international and Ukrainian law firms. Her areas of specialization include Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Employment Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law. She has considerable experience in advising clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, greenfield investments, restructurings with an industry focus on agriculture, energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, commodity trading, tourism and hospitality and others.

Oleksandra holds master's degrees from The Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (international law) and The Central European University (environmental policy) and graduated with merit from both programs.

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Relevant experience

  • A major US Oil & Gas company in connection with the shale gas extraction project in Ukraine on the corporate matters, industry regulatory matters, supply chain contracts, employment, personal data compliance as well as anti-corruption law compliance.
  • A leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods in relation to establishment of a joint venture for construction of a grain terminal in Odessa Sea Port.
  • An international insurance group in relation to a purchase of a stake in a life insurance company in Ukraine.
  • A Russian financial group in relation to a sale of its subsidiary bank in Ukraine.
  • A major European IT Provider for the global travel and tourism industry on business restructuring in Ukraine.
  • A leading Ukrainian pharmaceutical company on attraction of EBRD equity financing.
  • A multinational commodity trading company on acquisition of an oil extraction plant.
  • Multiple agricultural holdings in Ukraine on attraction of investments and business structuring issues.
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Education

  • 2006 – Environmental Policy, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), diploma with merit
  • 2005 – International Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine), diploma with merit
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Memberships

  • Ukrainian Bar Association
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Expertise

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Ukraine takes ma­jor step at bring­ing en­ergy laws in line with EU
On 6 June 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment rat­i­fied the up­dated An­nex XXVII En­ergy Co­oper­a­tion in­clud­ing Nuc­le­ar Is­sues to the EU-Ukraine As­so­ci­ation Agree­ment, which aims at in­creas­ing mar­ket in­teg­ra­tion and bring­ing en­ergy sec­tor reg­u­la­tions in line with key.
07/08/2018
New For­eign In­vest­ment Law in Ukraine In­tro­duces Concept of Nom­in­al...
On 20 Ju­ly 2018, the Ukrain­i­an Pres­id­ent signed the long-awaited law "On in­tro­du­cing the amend­ments to cer­tain laws of Ukraine on pro­mot­ing the at­trac­tion of for­eign in­vest­ments” (“Law”) that gives all com­ply­ing for­eign fin­an­cial in­sti­tu­tions (“FF­Is”) the pos­sib­il­ity.