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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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14/09/2022
Ukraine fur­ther sim­pli­fies privat­isa­tion pro­ced­ures and an­nounces new privat­isa­tion...
Fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of sim­pli­fic­a­tion meas­ures for state prop­erty sales, Ukraine’s gov­ern­ment has an­nounced the com­mence­ment of the first round of privat­isa­tion auc­tions to be­gin in Septem­ber...
25/08/2022
Ukraine lifts cap­it­al and com­mod­ity mar­kets re­stric­tions
On 8 Au­gust 2022, the Ukrain­i­an Na­tion­al Se­cur­it­ies and Stock Mar­ket Com­mis­sion (NSS­MC) un­blocked al­most all op­er­a­tions on the coun­try's cap­it­al and com­mod­ity mar­kets. These op­er­a­tions were tem­por­ar­ily...
09/08/2022
Ukraine re­sumes and sim­pli­fies privat­isa­tion pro­ced­ures
On 28 Ju­ly 2022, the Par­lia­ment of Ukraine ad­op­ted a set of sim­pli­fic­a­tion meas­ures aimed at re­sum­ing and sim­pli­fy­ing auc­tion sales of state-owned com­pan­ies and as­sets. The re-launched privat­isa­tion pro­cesses...
29/07/2022
Har­vard Law School Cen­ter on the Leg­al Pro­fes­sion - Run­ning a Law Firm...
Speak­er­'s Corner: A con­ver­sa­tion with a man­aging part­ner from Ky­iv
28/07/2022
Ukraine in­tro­duces reg­u­la­tion for zero hours em­ploy­ment agree­ments
As part of the Par­lia­ment of Ukraine's ini­ti­at­ive to re­form the le­gis­lat­ive frame­work and bring la­bour re­la­tions in Ukraine in line with in­ter­na­tion­ally re­cog­nised prac­tices, on 18 Ju­ly 2022 the Par­lia­ment...
27/07/2022
In­vest­ing and Do­ing Busi­ness in Ukraine 2022
Com­piled with the be­ne­fit of the ex­per­i­ence of part­ners at CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang Ukraine, this ex­tens­ive guide cov­ers over 25 sec­tors and in­dus­tries and key im­pacts of the war on busi­ness in Ukraine.
15/07/2022
EU­'s Gen­er­al Court con­firms Com­mis­sion's new mer­ger re­fer­ral policy in...
Un­der Art­icle 22 of the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion (EU­MR), na­tion­al com­pet­i­tion au­thor­it­ies have the pos­sib­il­ity to re­quest re­fer­ral to the Com­mis­sion of any mer­ger, which does not meet the thresholds of the...
14/07/2022
Ukraine im­ple­ments em­ploy­ment-re­la­tions op­tim­isa­tion
Fol­low­ing the be­gin­ning of a full-scale stage of a war of ag­gres­sion launched by rus­sia against Ukraine on 24 Feb­ru­ary 2022, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment has made sig­ni­fic­ant ef­forts to re­arrange and de­reg­u­late...
24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
25/05/2022
CMS ad­vises FAS En­ergy on ac­quis­i­tion of sol­ar power plant in Ky­iv re­gion
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS Camer­on McK­enna Nabarro Olswang in Ky­iv has ad­vised FAS En­ergy on the ac­quis­i­tion of a sol­ar power plant be­ing de­veloped in the Ky­iv re­gion, with an ex­pec­ted ca­pa­city of 112MW...
23/05/2022
Ten key takeaways of the draft re­vi­sion for the EU mer­ger con­trol pro­ced­ure
Fol­low­ing its eval­u­ation of pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al as­pects of EU mer­ger con­trol, on 6 May 2022 the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished drafts for a re­vised Mer­ger Im­ple­ment­ing Reg­u­la­tion (in­clud­ing Form...