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Nataliya Nakonechna

Senior Associate

Kyiv (Volodymyrska Street)
6th Floor, 38 Volodymyrska Street
01054 Kyiv
Ukraine
Languages Ukrainian, English, Russian
Employment & Pensions

Nataliya is a Senior Associate in the Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang with more than 10 years of experience in leading international law firms. Recognised by Legal 500, 2019 and Chambers Europe 2013-2015 as a leading Ukrainian employment lawyer,  Nataliya has extensive experience representing clients in a wide variety of employment law matters, including matters involving problematic individual dismissals (especially on an executive level), group redundancies, employment aspects in M&A transactions and other business transfers, employment restructuring, big outsourcing projects, etc. Nataliya also counsels employers on issues related to employment agreements (both individual and collective bargaining ones), restrictive covenant agreements (including non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements), independent contractor agreements and severance agreements. In addition, Nataliya has a substantial experience in counselling the companies on establishing, developing and implementing effective employment policies and practices that help enhance employee relations and minimize the risk of claims and fines.

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Relevant experience

  • American multinational technology and social media company - in connection with structuring of the relations with its local employees and independent contractors; developed contractual framework in connection with the same; advice on implementation of employee incentive plan to Ukrainian personnel; day-to-day legal support on various HR matters
  • SBM Jardin provided a full scope legal assistance, including structuring advice and drafting all necessary documents in connection with transfer of employees in connection with an acquisition of gardening business in Ukraine (as part of a larger transaction that also involved several EU jurisdictions)
  • Korn/Ferry International Ltd on various employment matters, including introduction of the restricted stock option plan programme for the Ukrainian employees; assisted with  change of the working conditions for the Ukrainian employees (job titles, overtime policy, vacation entitlement policy, backgrounds documents policy, fine-keeping policy) and implementation of the synergy programme resulting in redundancies and restructuring of the employment relations
  • OTIS on various employment law matters, including dismissal, garden leave and specific issues relating to the regional and industry collective bargaining agreements
  • Freescale Semiconductor employment advice in connection with change client’s exit from a Ukrainian joint venture; on various aspects relating to the dismissal of the personnel in connection with the said exit, including complex individual dismissals
  • Bayer on various employment matters, including an individual dismissal case of one of the management team members (including preparation of the dismissal documents for several termination scenarios); advised on potential dismissal and individual job restructuring case
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Education

2006 – Master’s Degree in Law, National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv

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Commercial

Nataliya Nakonechna is a Senior Associate in Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang with more than 10 years of experience in leading international law firms. Nataliya has extensive experience in all aspects of competition law, including mergers & acquisitions, formation of joint ventures and strategic partnerships, pricing and distribution matters, investigations on abuse of dominancy and anticompetitive concerted actions.  Nataliya has counselled clients across various industries on obtaining clearances from the Ukrainian competition authority for numerous complex domestic and cross-border transactions. She also has extensive experience in advising the clients on antitrust compliance matters.

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Relevant experience

  • Nestlé S.A.
    • on obtaining AMC approval for a transaction to acquire Technocom LLC (via a purchase of 100% of its Cypriot holding company). Technocom is the largest producer of dehydrated culinary in Ukraine under the Mivina brand
    • on various competition law matters (including unfair competition, concerted actions issues, promotion campaigns for the client’s products in Ukraine)
  • Comcast
    • on specialised media, telecommunications and competition law regulation aspects of its aborted bid for Fox
    • on competition law aspects of its bid for Sky
  • 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
  • Zoetis Services
    • assisted with preparation of concerted actions filing for exclusive distribution arrangement with one of its local distributors
    • conducted a competition law compliance training for the Ukrainian employees
  • A multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology, Fortune 500 corporation
    • on multiple competition law matters (aimed at proper structuring relations with its competitors and distributors/customers) and implementation of various discount and rebate programmes
    • on commercial, competition law and compliance matters, distribution of products
  • SD Capital on competition matters, including successful obtaining of the merger control and concerted actions notification clearances the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in connection with a joint venture with P&O Maritime established for certain marine services in the Port Yuzhnyi
  • MV Cargo on competition law matter with respect to the USD $100 million joint venture with Cargill for the construction of a new grain terminal in Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Yuzhni. Our work includes preparation of merger control filling in Ukraine
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Education

  • 2006 – Master’s Degree in Law, National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Kyiv
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