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Taras Chernikov


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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