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Oleksandra Prysiazhniuk

Senior Associate

T +380 44 500 1713
CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
19B Instytutska St.
01021 Kyiv
Languages Ukrainian, English


Oleksandra Prysiazhniuk is a senior associate specialised in corporate/M&A. Her areas of specialisation include employment and energy & natural resources. She has considerable experience in advising clients on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, joint ventures, greenfield investments, restructurings and employment matters with an industry focus on agriculture, energy, financial services, pharmaceuticals, commodity trading, tourism and hospitality and other sectors.

Previous work experience / training

Before joining CMS, Oleksandra Prysiazhniuk worked at renowned international and Ukrainian law firms for more than ten years. She holds master’s degrees from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (International Law) and the Central European University (Environmental Policy) and graduated from both programmes with merit.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising a major US oil and gas company in a shale gas extraction project in Ukraine on corporate matters, industry regulatory matters, supply chain contracts, employment, personal data compliance and compliance with anti-corruption law provisions.
  • Advising a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods on the establishment of a joint venture for the construction of a grain terminal in Odessa Sea Port.
  • Advising an international insurance group on the purchase of a stake in a life insurance company in Ukraine.
  • Advising a Russian financial group on the sale of its subsidiary bank in Ukraine.
  • Advising a major European IT provider in the global travel and tourism industry on business restructuring in Ukraine.
  • Advising a leading Ukrainian pharmaceutical company on attracting EBRD equity financing.
  • Advising a multinational commodity trading company on its acquisition of an oil extraction plant.
  • Advising multiple agricultural holdings in Ukraine on attracting investments and business structuring issues.
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  • 2006 – Environmental Policy, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), diploma with merit
  • 2005 – International Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine), diploma with merit
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  • Ukrainian Bar Association
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28 July 2020
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On 21 Ju­ly 2020, the Ukrain­i­an Par­lia­ment passed in the first read­ing the draft law No. 3760 On State Sup­port for In­vest­ment Pro­jects with Large In­vest­ments (the “Draft Law”), which was sub­mit­ted...
Published in ceelegalmatters magazine in June 2020
Changes ex­pec­ted by joint stock com­pan­ies in Ukraine
Learn more about re­cent de­vel­op­ments in the full art­icle by Maria Orlyk and Oleksandra Prysiazh­ni­uk.
03 July 2020
Ukraine over­hauls cap­it­al mar­kets rules
On 19 June 2020, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the long-awaited Draft Law No. 2284 “On Amend­ing Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine in re­la­tion to In­vest­ment At­trac­tion and In­tro­du­cing of New Fin­an­cial...
01 April 2020
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01 April 2020
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31 March 2020
Ukraine amends re­quire­ments for gen­er­al share­hold­er meet­ings and dis­clos­ures...
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14 November 2019
Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment rat­i­fies amend­ments to Double Tax Treat­ies with UK...
On 30 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment rat­i­fied pro­to­cols amend­ing Double Tax Treat­ies (the “Treat­ies” or “Treaty”) with the United King­dom and Cyprus. The pro­to­cols re­vise the with­hold­ing...
14 June 2019
Ukraine takes ma­jor step at bring­ing en­ergy laws in line with EU
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07 August 2018
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On 20 Ju­ly 2018, the Ukrain­i­an Pres­id­ent signed the long-awaited law "On in­tro­du­cing the amend­ments to cer­tain laws of Ukraine on pro­mot­ing the at­trac­tion of for­eign in­vest­ments” (“Law”) that gives...