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Mykola Heletiy

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang
6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Street
01054 Kyiv
Languages Ukrainian, English, Russian

Mykola Heletiy is a Senior Associate in the commercial practice in Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang. Mykola advises foreign and local clients on a broad spectrum of general commercial, employment, and competition law matters.

Mykola has extensive experience in advising clients on various types of commercial contracts, as well as on the matters of data protection, advertising, consumer sales, and distribution with a particular focus on IT, telecommunications and media.

His experience also includes employment and migration law matters, focusing on recruitment, terminations, transfers, employee compensation and data protection.

Mykola also specialises in competition law issues, including merger control, concerted practices, and unfair competition. Mykola has significant experience dealing with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

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Relevant experience

  • Microsoft on multijurisdictional legal support to the client's audit team responsible for compliance with licensing conditions in Central and Eastern Europe, CIS countries and Israel
  • Ring on various questions of Ukrainian law concerning the import and use of Ring home security products on the Ukrainian market
  • Uber on preparing a comprehensive risk analysis in terms of the legal aspects of competition, regarding certain exclusivity arrangements, tax and currency control rules for the introduction and implementation of a new payment option and functions in the special application Uber Eats in Ukraine
  • American multinational technology and social media company on various employment, tax, IP, and commercial matters related to the acquisition of an AI startup
  • Comcast on specialised media, telecommunications and competition law regulation aspects of its aborted bid for Fox
  • American multinational technology and social media company on various employment and commercial matters (including drafting/negotiating of various commercial contracts) in connection with launching and running of its Ukrainian business
  • Schlumberger on various employment-related matters in Ukraine, including structuring of outsourcing relations, regulation of liability of directors, etc
  • International renewable energy group on various employment and competition law matters in connection with launching several renewable projects in Ukraine
  • Scatec Solar, a Norway-based solar power developer, conducted due diligence of a number of solar power projects in Ukraine, and legal support for the obtaining of the merger control approval of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the projects
  • Major oil & gas company on competition matters related to establishing of a greenfield joint venture, including preparation and support of the filings to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine to obtain all necessary competition approvals
  • M.V. Cargo on the merger control approval of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for USD 100 million joint venture with Cargill for the construction of a new grain terminal in Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Yuzhni
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Lectures list

  • April 2020 - COVID-19 and Data Protection Compliance in Ukraine,  OneTrust Data Guidance
  • 2 October 2019 - Facts and Tips for Cybersecurity, Legal Cybersecurity Forum, Kyiv
  • 12 March 2019 - Cybersecurity challenges in CEE, preventive and reactive measures to cyber incidents, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, Kyiv
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  • 2012 – Master of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • 2011 – Bachelor of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
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