Konnov & Sozanovsky Full Scope of Legal Services

Konnov & Sozanovsky lawyers provide comprehensive legal support in the implementation of M&A transactions. We represent the interests of both Ukrainian business buyers and sellers. In the course of a project we counsel clients on any and all issues arising in the process of work, such as banking and finance law, corporate law, taxes, competition law, investments. Membership of First Law International, a network of legal firms, offers us the possibility to provide support to clients in multinational projects in more than 35 countries around the world.

Konnov & Sozanovsky is recommended among law firms in the area of M&A according to the IFLR 1000 survey. Based on the research results of PLC WhichLawyer?, Konnov & Sozanovsky is recommended among law firms in the spheres of M&A, securities and venture capital. The senior partner of the Firm, Sergei Konnov, is recognized as a “honorary lawyer in M&A practice in Ukraine” according to Who Is Who Legal CIS.

 

  • Development of investment schemes, schemes for acquisition of a Ukrainian business for investors
  • Development of debt financing schemes for a Ukrainian business
  • Due diligence of Ukrainian companies and assets
  • Development of business corporate structures and corporate management structures
  • Development of restructuring schemes for Ukrainian business and implementation of  proposed structures, including the incorporation of special purpose vehicles
  • General counseling on transactions (including corporate, tax and currency consultations)
  • Drafting of investment, shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, other transaction documents. Representation of a client’s interests during negotiations
  • Obtaining clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine 
  • Legal support during acquisition/expansion of business in Ukraine (consulting, preparation of documents, execution of registration actions, obtaining licenses)
  • Advising on financing issues related to M&A deals
  • Post-transaction legal support

 

The clients of Konnov & Sozanovsky include international and Ukrainian companies such as NFI Empik Media & Fashion, Mitsubishi Corporation, Olimpia Real Estate Holding LTD, Agro-Soyuz Corporation, Star Media.

Our recent projects:

  • Konnov & Sozanovsky advised Agro-Soyuz Corporation, a leader in the agricultural industry and farm machinery sector, on private equity deal amounting to USD 40.0 million from the leading private equity fund management company Horizon Capital, as well as on corporate and tax restructuring of the client’s group of companies. Within the framework of the project lawyers of Konnov & Sozanovsky counseled the client on the establishment of an efficient corporate structure and corporate restructuring of a group of Ukrainian companies, and further implemented the developed scheme taking into consideration corporate and tax aspects, including the obtaining of clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

  • Konnov & Sozanovsky acted as a legal counsel to a construction holding in the power generation sector, consisting of 10 companies of different corporate types and forms of ownership, on corporate restructuring and equity based financing from a foreign investor. Within the scope of the  project our lawyers advised the client on the choice of foreign jurisdictions for incorporation of holding and sub-holding companies; scheme for transfer of assets to newly-established foreign companies and provided on-going legal advice on tax, corporate and competition issues

  • Konnov & Sozanovsky advised the Star Media group of companies in its acquisition of a controlling stake in Ukrainian and Russian TV production and film making companies, as well as on corporate and tax restructuring of the group. Within the scope of projects our lawyers advised on the choice of foreign jurisdictions for establishing a holding company, developed a scheme of Ukrainian assets transfer to foreign holding and/or sub-holding companies, ensured the obtaining of necessary permits, including clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine

  • Konnov & Sozanovsky acted, in cooperation with the law firms Linklaters (Poland), Alrud (the Russian Federation) and Grata (Kazahstan), as a Ukrainian legal counsel to NFI Empik Media & Fashion on the acquisition of the Maratex group of companies, an owner of retail network of clothing stores (Esprit and Peacocks). Within the framework of the project Konnov & Sozanovsky provided a full range of services related to the acquisition

  • Konnov & Sozanovsky conducted a pre-sale due diligence of the Internet-provider Industrial Media Network (IPNET)

  • Konnov & Sozanovsky conducted a pre-sale due diligence of Yalta Film company, a major Ukrainian movie producer which is known for, in particular, its film “Safo.”

 

Key Contact

Alexey Ivanov
Managing Partner
aivanov@konnov.com
Kiev: +380 (0)44 490-5400

 

Mergers and Acquisitions

 

Related practices

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Investments/Equity Market
  • Corporate Law
  • Tax Law