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Anna Pogrebna

Partner
Head of Banking & Finance Practice

CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
19B Instytutska St.
01021 Kyiv
Ukraine
Languages Ukrainian, Russian, German, English, Dutch
Banking & Finance

Specialisation in banking & finance

Anna Pogrebna is a partner and head of banking and international finance at CMS. She is specialised in banking & finance and also focuses on real estate and tax law. Her experience in advising clients on the most significant international transactions in the Ukrainian market is unparalleled. She has built an excellent reputation advising on the most complicated cases related to international banking and finance matters, including bilateral and syndicated finance transactions, trade and commodity finance, project finance, banking regulation, debt restructuring and the enforcement of lenders’ rights.

Clients praise her for her professionalism, readiness to assist in the most complicated cases and her deep understanding of the challenging legal and business environment of the national market. Her legal support in projects is always based on profound knowledge of the industry concerned, and she is regarded as one of the best lawyers to advise companies from the aviation finance, metallurgical, real estate and construction, agricultural and pharma sectors.

Industries

Anna Pogrebna joined CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in Kyiv in April 2012. She completed her studies of Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. She also holds a Master’s degree in Translation for German and English. With over eight years of experience in an international law firm and more than five years as in-house counsel for an agricultural company in Ukraine, Anna Pogrebna not only offers outstanding legal advice but also knows the needs of clients from a company perspective.

Function

Anna Pogrebna also acts as a legal counsel (Vertrauensanwältin) for the Economic and Trade Affairs Department of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine. She has been admitted to the Ukrainian Bar since 2004.

Ranking

Anna Pogrebna was recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2015-2016 for her banking and finance practice. 

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“Anna Pogrebna ... covers banking and finance and real estate matters ... and is highlighted by commentators for her commercial knowledge.”

Chambers Europe 2014

Education

  • 2002 – Law, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1998 – Interpreting/Translation, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1998 – Studies with DAAD scholarship at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
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Memberships

  • Member of the Round Table on Flexibility, Security and Efficiency of Security Rights over Real Property in Europe with vdp (Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken, Berlin)International Fiscal Association, Ukraine branchUkrainian Bar AssociationEuropean Business AssociationAmerican Chamber of Commerce
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Tax

Specialisation in tax law

Anna Pogrebna is a partner and heads the tax practice of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz in Kyiv. On top of this, she is an excellent legal expert to advise clients on banking and finance, real estate and construction, energy and energy efficiency issues. As a tax expert, she has profound experience advising local and foreign clients on domestic and international tax matters, always tailoring her advice to the industry of the client. She keeps track of changes in tax legislation in the country and offers her knowledge to clients in fields such as corporate tax, transfer pricing, VAT and customs duties. In addition, Anna Pogrebna advises clients on amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine, the MLI Convention and its impact on Ukraine-based subsidiaries of multinational corporations as well as double taxation treaties.

Clients appreciate her deep expertise and business-focused approach when it comes to planning and optimising tax operations, project structuring, international tax planning and tax efficiency projects. Moreover, she has a wealth of experience in representing clients before the state authorities and Ukrainian courts in complex tax disputes.

Anna Pogrebna is the co-author of the Ukraine chapter of the Tax Controversy publication by Getting the Deal Through for 2017 and 2018.

Anna Pogrebna joined CMS in Kyiv in April 2012. She completed her studies of Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. She also holds a Master’s degree in Translation for German and English.

Industries

With over eight years of experience in an international law firm and more than five years as in-house counsel for an agricultural company in Ukraine, Anna Pogrebna not only offers outstanding legal advice but also knows the needs of clients from a company perspective.

Ranking

Anna Pogrebna has been selected by Who’s Who Legal: CIS 2010 as one of the world’s leading tax lawyers. She has also been recommended by Legal 500 EMEA 2012-2019 for her tax practice.

Function

Anna Pogrebna also acts as a legal counsel (Vertrauensanwältin) for the Economic and Trade Affairs Department of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine. She has been admitted to the Ukrainian Bar since 2004.

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“Anna Pogrebna is helping to boost the profile of the firm’s tax department. She covers banking and finance and real estate matters, in addition to her tax work, and is highlighted by commentators for her commercial knowledge.”

Chambers Europe 2014

Education

  • 2002 – Law, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1998 – Interpreting/Translation, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1998 – Studies with DAAD scholarship at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
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Memberships

  • Member of the Round Table on Flexibility, Security and Efficiency of Security Rights over Real Property in Europe with vdp (Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken, Berlin)
  • International Fiscal Association, Ukraine branch
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • European Business Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce
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Real Estate & Construction

Specialisation in real estate & construction

Anna Pogrebna is a partner and head of the real estate & construction practice at CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz Kyiv. Apart from being a renowned legal specialist in this field of expertise, Anna Pogrebna also advises on tax, banking and finance issues.

With over eight years of experience in an international law firm and more than five years as in-house counsel for an agricultural company in Ukraine, Anna Pogrebna not only offers outstanding legal advice but also knows the needs of clients from a company perspective.

Anna Pogrebna joined CMS in Kyiv in April 2012. She completed her studies of Law at the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv. She also holds a Master’s degree in Translation for German and English. Clients praise Anna Pogrebna for her professionalism, commercial knowledge and understanding of their needs.

Industries

Anna Pogrebna is a renowned expert in the field of real estate and construction. She regularly advises major Ukrainian and international businesses on structuring the legal and tax aspects of their property transactions, sales and purchases of properties through asset and share deals, property finance as well as on various construction and infrastructure projects. Clients praise her for her professionalism, commitment and her understanding of their industries. Major international companies entrust their legal and tax matters to her.

Ranking

Anna Pogrebna has been ranked among the leading practitioners in the real estate and construction practice by the Legal 500 EMEA for several consecutive years. 

Function

Anna Pogrebna also acts as a legal counsel (Vertrauensanwältin) for the Economic and Trade Affairs Department of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine. She has been admitted to the Ukrainian Bar since 2004.

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“Anna Pogrebna ... covers banking and finance and real estate matters ... and is highlighted by commentators for her commercial knowledge.”

Chambers Europe 2014

Listed as „leading individual“.

Legal500 2016

CMS is appreciated for its "excellent advice, fast responses and very good market knowledge"

Legal 500, 2016

Education

  • 2002 – Law, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1998 – Interpreting/Translation, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1998 – Studies with DAAD scholarship at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
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Memberships

  • Member of the Round Table on Flexibility, Security and Efficiency of Security Rights over Real Property in Europe with vdp (Verband deutscher Pfandbriefbanken, Berlin)
  • International Fiscal Association, Ukraine branch
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • European Business Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce
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