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Natalia Kushniruk

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Real Estate & Construction Practice Coordinator, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

Kyiv (Volodymyrska Street)
6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Street
Kyiv
Ukraine
Languages Ukrainian, English, Russian

Natalia Kushniruk is a Counsel and Real Estate Practice Coordinator in Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang. Natalia has over 15 years of experience advising clients, including major international and leading Ukrainian developers, banks, property funds and embassies, on various aspects of property acquisition and development governed by Ukrainian and English law, land allocation and rezoning, real estate finance and mediation. She specialises in investment, development and large-scale project work across a broad range of sectors, including energy, retail, agribusiness, infrastructure, manufacturing, hotels & leisure, office, logistics, and others.

Natalia though her carrier conduction over 100 due diligence of real estate objects and lands for various international clients. She acted on several significant buy-side and sell-side English-law governed deals in Ukraine, such as acquisitions of over 20 renewable power projects in Ukraine, construction of the biggest windfarm in Europe, as well as sale of one of the biggest and most popular malls in Ukraine.

Natalia is a recommended lawyer in the Chambers Europe 2019 edition in the field of real estate law in Ukraine, which report her to be a "very good specialist" who provides "well-balanced” solutions. Clients often praise Natalia’s impressive knowledge of the real estate sector, professionalism and ability to provide solutions effectively while handling complex legal matters.

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“Natalia Kushniruk was amazing, very professional and very customer orientated. She clearly has significant experience in Ukraine”.

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Relevant experience

  • Meyer Bergman on English and Ukrainian law aspects of the sale of Aladdin Shopping Mall in Kyiv, one of the biggest and most popular malls in Ukraine (the size of the property (10,600 sq m))
  • M.V. Cargo on the USD 100 million joint venture with Cargill for the construction of a new grain terminal in Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Yuzhni
  • One of the world’s leading sport & clothing companies – on the expansion of its operations Ukraine to produce winter sports products (skis, ski boots, ski bindings) with production facilities area of up to 50,000m2 on 25 ha of land plot (this project is one of a very few greenfield development projects in Ukraine)
  • Vestas on a number of construction matters, including drafting of the core construction agreements in Ukraine for a number of wind power projects:  Botievo (200 MW); Stavki & Beregovaya (21 MW); Stariy Sambir (13,2 MW); Novorosiyke (9 MW)
  • International renewable energy group on a construction project of the 500 MW onshore wind farm in Ukraine, including completion of complex real estate due diligence of the current project, as well as complex advice on real estate and construction matters resolving land, environmental, regulatory, interconnection, and other issues
  • A private equity company on negotiating the terms of construction and operation of a grain terminal; potential acquisition of port-related assets located on the Black sea
  • One of the largest electricity producers in Ukraine on renovation project for their two (2*330 MW) coal-fired power plant blocks, including advising on complex construction matters, in particular drafting, reviewing and negotiating FIDIC Silver (EPC Turnkey Contract) Book
  • International finance institution  on Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv and Kyiv office leases, including assistance with the ownership title and due diligence, drafting, negotiating, as well as drafting and negotiation of all relevant contractor agreements for the fitting out of the new premises
  • EBRD on real estate and construction issues with respect to a USD 60 million loan to Brooklyn-Kyiv LLC for the purposes of construction of a grain transhipment complex to be located in the Odesa Port of Ukraine.
  • A Norway-based solar power developer on successfully completed acquisition of the companies leasing the land plots for the purpose of construction of three solar plants in the Mykolaiv and Cherkassy regions of Ukraine and three solar plants in Kherson, Kyiv and Mykolaiv regions, in particular provided full legal support for the acquisitions of the projects (in pre-construction phase), including due diligence on various plots of land in 6 out of 24 regions of Ukraine, as well as drafting and negotiating transactional documents under Ukrainian and English law
  • Acciona Energia on  all aspects of its joint venture projects with UDP Renewables, a leading Ukrainian investment and development company for the renewable energy sector, to  construct two solar power plants with a total peak capacity of ca. 44 MW in the Odesa region
  • US Embassy in Ukraine on mediation process in respect of an office lease, as well as with respect to residential leases for the Embassy’s employees
  • Embassy of Poland in Ukraine on various issues related to right of ownership to the Embassy’s building in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A global agricultural commodities merchant on English and Ukrainian law aspects of acquisition of two Ukrainian companies in Kirovograd and Mykolaiv regions for the purposes of extension of their land bank
  • American IT company on reviewing, amending and negotiating of three office lease agreements in Kyiv
  • A Belgian mineral and metal extraction company – conducted extensive two-stage due diligence with respect to a group of companies who own clay production fields in Ukraine
  • An American electric automotive and energy company on various issues pertaining to construction of supercharger network of fast-charging stations in Ukraine
  • Hartwall Capital
    • on the sale of Lviv Opera Passage, a shopping mall in the downtown of Lviv; transaction governed by English law
    • in relation to the sale of real estate assets in downtown Lviv
  • Vector Investments on the hotel management agreement and ancillary agreements with Hyatt International (Europe Africa Middle East) LLC for a Hyatt Regency Moscow Istra Resort in Moscow
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Education

  • 2005 - Master degree in Law, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
  • 2004 - Specialist degree in Law, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
  • 2003 - Bachelor degree in Law, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
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Memberships

  • Member of European Business Association;
  • Member of American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
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