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Taras Chernikov

Associate
RRH

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

Taras Chernikov has over 5 years of experience focusing on the following areas: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions and Labour Law. Before joining CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Taras Chernikov worked as an associate of the leading law firm in the CIS with offices in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and associated offices in the UK and the USA.

In M&A, Taras Chernikov has provided legal advice through all stages of complex cross-border and local transactions, including full scope legal due diligence, structuring, drafting and negotiation of agreements and other transaction documents, ensuring necessary regulatory approvals, closing and post-closing support.

Taras Chernikov has experience in negotiating and drafting agreements and advising on various commercial law matters. He also posesses expertise in various regulatory fields, namely financial market.

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Relevant experience

  • Consulting the largest Russian infrastructure construction holding company on restructuring of its business activities in Ukraine.
  • Representing the company during its multidimensional dispute relating to the enforcement of the Companies’ rights to the commercial real estate in Kyiv downtown, including participating in legal due diligences.
  • Advising a number of holding companies on their investment in a private equity company based in Ukraine.
  • Supporting American global private equity with respect to corporate matters in Ukraine.
  • Assisting foreign bank in corporate law issues related to the disposal of a majority stake in Ukrainian subsidiary.
  • Supporting one of the top international pharmaceuticals companies regarding its corporate matters.
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Education

  • International Private Law
  • International Law
  • Institute of International Relation of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
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Expertise

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11/07/2019
Ukraine: Con­sti­tu­tion­al court rules that status of the Reg­u­lat­or must...
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14/06/2019
Amend­ments in­tro­duced to Ukraine's un­bund­ling plan
June 2019, the Ukrain­i­an Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters (CMU) ap­proved amend­ments to the com­pre­hens­ive plan for re­struc­tur­ing the na­tion­al joint-stock com­pany Naf­togaz, which is ex­pec­ted to ac­cel­er­ate its un­bund­ling and to en­sure cer­ti­fic­a­tion of the nat­ur­al gas trans­mis­sion.
29/11/2018
Mar­tial law not ex­pec­ted to im­pact busi­ness op­er­a­tions in Ukraine
On 26 Novem­ber 2018, Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ap­proved and en­acted Pres­id­en­tial De­cree No. 393 "On In­tro­duc­tion of Mar­tial Law" (the "De­cree"), but lead­ers ex­pect that it will be busi­ness as usu­al in Ukraine for the fore­see­able fu­ture.
21/08/2018
Pro­tec­tion of Cul­tur­al Her­it­age: The UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Com­mit­tee...
On 25 Ju­ly 2018, amend­ments to the Law of Ukraine “On Pro­tec­tion of Cul­tur­al Her­it­age” (the “Cul­tur­al Her­it­age Amend­ments”) were en­acted, sig­ni­fic­antly im­prov­ing the pro­tec­tion of cul­tur­al her­it­age sites in Ukraine.
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.