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Taras Chernikov


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CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz
19B Instytutska St.
01021 Kyiv
Languages Ukrainian, Russian, English


Taras Chernikov is an associate specialised in corporate/M&A. With over ten years of experience, he also focuses on real estate & construction and energy law in his work.

Taras Chernikov has provided legal support to clients at all stages of complex cross-border and local transactions, including performing a full-scope legal due diligence, structuring the transaction, obtaining all necessary approvals as well as drafting and negotiating agreements and other documents required for a successful transaction. He is also experienced in providing closing and post-closing legal support.

He has an extensive track record of advising companies operating in the renewable energy sector in their projects related to the construction of solar power plants in Ukraine. His consultations include advising clients at the stage of purchasing and allocating land plots for construction and performing the due diligence reviews of the real estate objects and land plots.

Taras Chernikov has experience in negotiating and drafting agreements and advising on various commercial law matters. He also possesses expertise in various regulatory fields, namely with regard to the financial market.

Previous work experience / training

Before joining CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz, Taras Chernikov worked as an associate at a leading law firm in the CIS with offices in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and associated offices in the UK and the USA.

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Relevant experience

  • Supporting an international organisation in a landmark project in the Ukrainian energy sector aimed at the establishment of a reliable gas transmission system operator.
  • Consulting the largest Russian infrastructure construction holding company on restructuring its business activities in Ukraine.
  • Representing a company in a multidimensional dispute relating to the enforcement of its rights to commercial real estate in downtown Kyiv, including participating in legal due diligence procedures.
  • Advising a number of holding companies on their investments in a private equity company based in Ukraine.
  • Supporting a globally active American private equity firm with respect to corporate matters in Ukraine.
  • Assisting a foreign bank in corporate law issues related to the disposal of a majority stake in its Ukrainian subsidiary.
  • Supporting one of the top international pharmaceuticals companies regarding corporate matters.
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  • International Private Law
  • International Law
  • Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
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10 February 2020
Ukraine: new re­quire­ments for dis­clos­ure of in­form­a­tion on UBOs and own­er­ship...
In Decem­ber 2019, the Par­lia­ment of Ukraine ad­op­ted a new law that sub­stan­tially af­fects com­pli­ance ob­lig­a­tions for Ukrain­i­an leg­al en­tit­ies re­gard­ing dis­clos­ure of in­form­a­tion on ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial...
28 November 2019
The Law on Un­bund­ling has come in­to force
On 17 Novem­ber 2019, the long awaited “Un­bund­ling Law” (the Law of Ukraine “On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Laws due to Un­bund­ling of Nat­ur­al Gas Trans­mis­sion Activ­ity” No. 264-IX) came in­to force after...
18 November 2019
Split Law ad­op­ted by the Par­lia­ment
On 12 Septem­ber 2019, the long-awaited law on the split of su­per­vis­ory func­tions between fin­an­cial mar­kets reg­u­lat­ors “On Amend­ments to Some Le­gis­lat­ive Acts Re­gard­ing the Im­prove­ment of the Func­tions...
08 October 2019
Ukraine in­tro­duces new GTS un­bund­ling plan
On 18 Septem­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an cab­in­et ap­proved a new plan for re­struc­tur­ing the na­tion­al joint-stock com­pany Naf­togaz and a new mod­el for un­bund­ling of the Ukrain­i­an gas-trans­mis­sion sys­tem (GTS)....
11 July 2019
Ukraine: Con­sti­tu­tion­al court rules that status of the Reg­u­lat­or must be...
On 13 June 2019, the Con­sti­tu­tion­al Court of Ukraine by its de­cision (the "De­cision") ruled that cer­tain pro­vi­sions of the Law of Ukraine On Na­tion­al Com­mis­sion that Per­forms State Reg­u­la­tion in the Spheres...
14 June 2019
Amend­ments in­tro­duced to Ukraine's un­bund­ling plan
June 2019, the Ukrain­i­an Cab­in­et of Min­is­ters (CMU) ap­proved amend­ments to the com­pre­hens­ive plan for re­struc­tur­ing the na­tion­al joint-stock com­pany Naf­togaz, which is ex­pec­ted to ac­cel­er­ate its un­bund­ling...
29 November 2018
Mar­tial law not ex­pec­ted to im­pact busi­ness op­er­a­tions in Ukraine
On 26 Novem­ber 2018, Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ap­proved and en­acted Pres­id­en­tial De­cree No. 393 "On In­tro­duc­tion of Mar­tial Law" (the "De­cree"), but lead­ers ex­pect that it will be busi­ness as usu­al in Ukraine...
21 August 2018
Pro­tec­tion of Cul­tur­al Her­it­age: The UN­ESCO World Her­it­age Com­mit­tee must...
On 25 Ju­ly 2018, amend­ments to the Law of Ukraine “On Pro­tec­tion of Cul­tur­al Her­it­age” (the “Cul­tur­al Her­it­age Amend­ments”) were en­acted, sig­ni­fic­antly im­prov­ing the pro­tec­tion of cul­tur­al her­it­age...
07 August 2018
New For­eign In­vest­ment Law in Ukraine In­tro­duces Concept of Nom­in­al Ac­count...
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...