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Redcliffe Partners LLC

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Redcliffe Partners LLC
File:Redcliffe Partners Logo.jpg
Type
Limited Liability Company
ISIN🆔
IndustryLaw firm
Founded 📆1 December 2015
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️75 Zhylyanska Street,
Kyiv
,
Ukraine
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Olexiy Soshenko, managing partner, Dmytro Fedoruk, partner, Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk, partner, Sergiy Gryshko, partner, Anastasia Usova, partner, Rob Shantz, partner
ServicesAntitrust, Banking and Finance, Capital markets, Compliance, Corporate law and M&A, Data protection and provacy, Debt restructuring and Insolvency, Employment, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration and Litigation, Real Estate, Tax law and Tax litigation, Trade Investigations
Members
Number of employees
🌐 Websitewww.redcliffe-partners.com
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Redcliffe Partners LLC is a Ukrainian law firm that provides a range of legal services to large national enterprises, international companies, financial institutions and private investors who are conducting business or investment activities in Ukraine. The firm is involved in numerous notable transactions and litigation cases in Ukraine. Redcliffe Partners is a top-tier law firm in Ukraine, being Tier 1 in all of our key practices: Banking, Energy and M&A according to Legal 500 2019.[1]

The firm operates across fourteen practice areas: Antitrust, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Compliance, Corporate Law and M&A, Data protection and privacy, Debt Restructuring and Insolvency, Employment, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax law and Tax Litigation, Trade Investigations. Its sector-focused groups include Agribusiness, Construction, Financial Institutions, FMCG and Retail, Food and Beverage, Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Renewable Energy, and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT). In these practices and industries the firm is recommended[2] by international and local legal directories, including IFLR 1000, Legal 500, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Ukrainian Law Firms, Market Leaders.

History[edit]

Redcliffe Partners is a Ukrainian law firm that was launched as a new brand on the Ukrainian legal market in December 2015 as a result of the transformation [3] of Clifford Chance [4] Kyiv office. The firm has retained the core team of Clifford Chance Kyiv professionals and client relationships. In December 2015, Redcliffe Partners reinforced its team with several senior level hires from top international law and auditing firms such as Baker & McKenzie,[5] CMS Cameron McKenna,[6] and PwC Legal.[7]

Selected recent projects[edit]

  • Advising EBRD in relation to a risk participation agreement with Piraeus Bank Ukraine with a total value of EUR10 million (2020).[8]
  • Advising GE Capital on obtaining merger clearance for the sale of PK AirFinance and its USD3.6 bn aviation loan book (2020).[9]
  • Advising EBRD on an additional EUR2 million financing to be provided to Aquanova Development LLC for the construction, equipment and placing into operation of a 3.5MWp solar PV plant in the Zakarpattya Region of Ukraine (2020).[10]
  • Advising FMO, Green for Growth Fund and GIEK on EUR37 million financing to 54MWp solar PV plant (2019).[11]
  • Advising Trident Acquisitions on its plans to develop a massive offshore Dolphin block on the Black Sea shelf comprising more than 9,000 km2 (2019).
  • Advising Aspect Holdings and SigmaBleyzer on development of oil and gas within a large onshore area on the basis of a Production Sharing Agreement with the Ukrainian Government (2019).
  • Advising Ukrgasvydobuvannya in connection with its negotiations of a Production Sharing Agreement with the Ukrainian Government (2019),
  • Advising EBRD on a USD56 million term secured loan to Kernel Group companies for the construction of four biomass plants (2019).[12]
  • Advising EBRD on providing a USD56 million term secured loan to Kernel Group companies for the construction of four biomass plants (2019).[13]
  • Advising EBRD, NEFCO, BSTDB, Proparco, Finnfund, IFU, FMO, Green for Growth Fund and J.P. Morgan Securities Plc (debt coordinator) in connection with a EUR262 million secured term loan to Ukrainian project company SyvashEnergoProm to fund the construction of a 250MW wind power plant near Syvash Lake, in the Kherson Region of Ukraine, the largest renewables project financing in Ukraine (2019).[14]
  • Advising MNG on various matters in connection with investing in Ukraine, including transactional and other support with respect to potential acquisition of solar and wind projects (2018-2019).
  • Advising CVC on obtaining merger clearance from the Ukrainian competition authority for its acquisition of Recordati S.p.A. (Recordati) (2019).[15]
  • Providing full legal support to SALIC in acquiring the assets of Mriya Agro Holding in one of the most complex workout arrangements in Ukraine (2018).[16]
  • Advising Ferrexpo Plc., a leading European producer of iron ore pellets, in connection with a USD400 million four-year committed revolving pre-export finance facility (2018).[17]
  • Advising Deutsche Bank, ING Bank, Natixis and UniCredit Bank in relation to the restructuring of more than USD2.3 billion of Metinvest B.V debt (2017),[18] followed by the successful USD1.35 billion bond issuance (2018).[19]
  • Advising a syndicate of creditors on a EUR455 million financing and a revolving credit facility for up to EUR80 million for the acquisition of Guala Closures Group (2018).
  • Advising Ukrnafta on implementing innovative contractual mechanisms to rehabilitate oil reservoirs and improve recovery (2018).
  • Advising the Export-Import Bank of Korea on amendment of the USD260 million Loan Agreement with the Southern Railway of Ukraine (2018).
  • Advising EBRD on the implementation of unfunded risk participation agreement with Raiffeisen Bank Aval for EUR20 million (2018).[20]
  • Advising EBRD on the implementation of unfunded risk participation agreement with UkrSibbank for USD50 million (2018).[21]

Reputation[edit]

  • According to the Legal 500 2020, Redcliffe Partners is top-ranked in Commercial, corporate and M&A, Banking, finance and capital markets, and Energy and recommended for Competition, Dispute resolution, Employment, Intellectual property, Real estate and construction, Tax and White-collar crime.[1]
  • The firm was shortlisted for the Firm of the Year in Ukraine Award and the Deal of the Year with Syvash Project by IFLR Europe Awards 2020.[22]
  • Redcliffe Partners is ranked Tier 2 in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, M&A, Project Development by IFLR 1000 2020.[23]
  • Redcliffe Partners is ranked Band 2 in Banking & Finance and Restructuring/Insolvency and recommended for Corporate/M&A and Energy by Chambers Europe 2020.[24]
  • The firm is ranked amongst 100 best debt restructuring law firms of the world according to GRR 2019.[25]
  • According to Ukrainian Law Firms 2019: A Handbook for Foreign Clients, Redcliffe Partners is recommended in a broad range of practices and industries: as a leading law firm in Banking & Finance, Corporate and M&A, Debt Restructuring, Energy & Natural Resources, and as an established practice in Agribusiness, Antitrust and Competition, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration.[26]
  • Redcliffe Partners is amongst Top 10 law firms in Ukraine according to Market Leaders 2019 research.[27]
  • Redcliffe Partners won Deal of the Year award in CEE Legal Matters Awards for the project of SALIC's acquisition of Mriya Agroholding.[28]

Team[edit]

Partners[edit]

  • Olexiy Soshenko. Focus: international finance, capital markets transactions, and debt restructuring. He can act as a sole arbitrator of the Arbitration Committee established according to the new Law “On Financial Restructuring”, introduced with the help of the EBRD and the World Bank. He contributes to the activities of the Rail Working Group and its Country Contact Group for Ukraine to promote the Luxembourg Rail Protocol in the Ukrainian railway market and its adoption to facilitate cost-effective private sector financing in railway rolling stock.[29]
  • Dmytro Fedoruk. Focus: M&A, corporate law and joint venture transactions, as well as projects in the energy sector, including the natural gas, oil pipeline and electric power industries. He is a member of the Steering Committee for Ukraine with AIPN (Association of International Petroleum Negotiators). He is the winner of the 2020 Client Choice Award for Energy and Natural Resources in Ukraine.[30]
  • Sergiy Gryshko. Focus: international arbitration proceedings and pre-arbitration, arbitration and post-arbitration advice. He heads the ICC Ukraine's Commission on International Arbitration. He can act as a sole arbitrator of the Arbitration Committee established according to the new Law “On Financial Restructuring”, introduced with the help of the EBRD and the World Bank. He is included in the list of arbitrators within the framework of the trade dispute settlement procedure envisaged by the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.[31]
  • Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk. Focus: M&A, private equity and joint venture capital transactions. Zoryana is admitted as a solicitor of Senior Courts of England and Wales. She is recommended for Corporate and M&A work in Ukraine by Chambers Global 2020 and Chambers Europe 2020, and is listed among the leading lawyers for M&A by Who's Who Legal 2019. She is recommended for Corporate law by Best Lawyers International 2020 and highly regarded for M&A by IFLR 1000 2020.[32]
  • Anastasia Usova. Focus: complex antitrust matters, such as abuse of dominance, cartels, commercial and pricing practices, and distribution agreements; multijurisdictional merger filings in the CIS and the EU; unfair competition issues and competition law compliance trainings.[33]
  • Rob Shantz. Focus: cross-border corporate law and governance matters and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance investigations.[34]

Counsel[edit]

  • Michael Davies, Of Counsel. Focus: corporate and finance transactions. He has extensive experience of acting for both domestic and international clients in high-profile transactions in the CEE region. He has advised on numerous corporate deals, joint ventures, privatisations, merger & acquisition transactions, and finance transactions in a variety of sectors.[35]
  • Maria Koval. Focus: trademarks, designs, inventions, domain names, copyright, trade secrets and data protection matters, possible rights infringements, strategies on IP rights protection, licence and franchise agreements, IP litigations.[36]
  • Oleksandr Markov. Focus: general tax advisory, tax administration and tax compliance, transactional tax, tax dispute matters, support in criminal proceedings related to tax evasion. He is a member of the ICC Commission on Taxation and the ICC Commission on Customs and Trade Facilitation in Ukraine.[37]
  • Olena Polyakova. Focus: international finance, capital markets transactions and debt restructuring.[38]
  • Svitlana Teush. Focus: corporate law, M&A and regulatory matters with a focus on the energy (both conventional energy and renewables), construction, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Her expertise also includes drafting, negotiating and managing claims under International Federation of Consulting Engineers' (FIDIC's) forms of contract and advice on their use in projects funded by international financial institutions (IFIs) in Ukraine. She is a member of the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy in Ukraine.[39]

Recent publications[edit]

  • Svitlana Teush contributed to the preparation of the 2019 Climatescope survey, Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s public resource to help developers and investors assess clean-energy policies and opportunities in the developing world.[40]
  • Svitlana Teush contributed an article titled Long Way to Concessions, or Twenty Years After to Commercial Property magazine.[41]
  • Anastasia Usova contributed to publication of the book "Gun Jumping in Merger Control" by preparing the chapter dedicated to Ukraine.[42]
  • Article for Kluwer Competition Law Blog on Record-Breaking Fines and Top Trends in Ukrainian Merger Control by Anastasia Usova and Nataliya Kovalyova, Senior Associate.[43]
  • Article on transformation of support system for renewables following introduction of renewable energy auctions in Ukraine for pv magazine by Svitlana Teush.[44]
  • Anastasia Usova and Nataliya Kovalyova co-authored the Digest on Antimonopoly Compliance Issues for the UNIC members.[45]
  • Chapter on Ukraine published in the LexisNexis Foreign Investment Law Guide 2018-2019 by Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk and Anna Pushkaryova, Senior Associate.[46]
  • Chapter on Ukraine published in the LexisNexis Company Law Guide 2018-2019 by Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk, Senior Associate Anna Pushkaryova and Associate Yulia Brusko.[47]
  • "Construction Law International", the magazine of the International Bar Association, has published an article titled "The Role of Consulting Engineers in Construction Projects in Ukraine" co-authored by Svitlana Teush.[48]
  • Reforms to Improve the Legal Framework for Secured Finance in Ukraine by Olexiy Soshenko and Olena Polyakova.[49]
  • State aid in Ukraine: results of the first year of enforcement, and further steps of the regulator by Anastasia Usova.[50]
  • An essay on Ukraine published in the International Construction Contract Law guide by Svitlana Teush.[51]
  • Chapter on Ukraine contributed to Delos Guide to Arbitration Places by Sergiy Gryshko.[52]
  • Chapter on Ukraine published in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Project Finance 2018 by Olexiy Soshenko and Olena Polyakova.[53]
  • Ukraine's renewable energy outlook by Svitlana Teush, published in PV Magazine.
  • A chapter on Ukraine in LexisNexis Mergers & Acquisitions Law Guide 2018 authored by Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk.[54]
  • An overview of the current energy mix in Ukraine and how different energy sources are placed in the market is contributed by Dmytro Fedoruk and Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk, to Global Legal Insights to: Energy 2018.[55]
  • Q&A Guide on Doing Business in Ukraine is contributed by Dmytro Fedoruk and Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk to Thomson Reuters Practical Law.[56]

Events[edit]

  • PowerLab session on Start-ups and IT business: the price of existence.[57]
  • PowerLab session on Taxation 2020. Global trends, Ukrainian realities and expectations: how to prepare your business.[58]
  • Joint Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance legal executive course successfully launched with the first session focusing on a selection of topics under English law, including transactional matters, contracts and commonly used terminology under English law.[59]
  • Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance conducted a conference on international finance and recent trends in the LMA market.[60]
  • Redcliffe Partners organised a joint event with the representatives of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.[61]
  • Straight Talk: Responsible Business - Why Human Rights Matter?[62]
  • The CIS-FSU Chapter Event – "Ukraine 2019 Licensing Rounds: A Big Attraction for Oil & Gas Investors" was organised by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine, and sponsored by Redcliffe Partners and EY.[63]
  • Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance organised the conference Financing Energy in Ukraine: The Green Future is Coming.[64]
  • An inaugural Straight Talk meeting: Pressure on business organised by Redcliffe Partners and Kyiv Post.[65]
  • Straight Talk: Ukrainian Banking Sector in Turmoil organised by Redcliffe Partners and Kyiv Post.[66]
  • Straight Talk: Made in Ukraine. Does it Attract Investments? organised by Redcliffe Partners and Kyiv Post.[67]
  • Straight Talk: She Rules: How can Women Thrive in Male-dominated Business? organised by Redcliffe Partners and Kyiv Post.[68]
  • PowerLab session on Brand Protection organised by Redcliffe Partners.[69]
  • PowerLab session on the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine organised by Redcliffe Partners.[70]
  • PowerLab sessions on GDPR and its new requirements that extend to Ukraine.[71]

References[edit]

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  4. "Main Page". Baker & McKenzie. Retrieved 4 October 2016.
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  7. "Redcliffe Partners Helps Obtain Merger Clearance for GE Capital's Sale of PK AirFinance". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance Advise EBRD on Loan to Aquanova". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "Redcliffe Partners advised FMO, Green for Growth Fund and GIEK on EUR 37 million financing to 54 MWp solar PV plant". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "Redcliffe Partners advises EBRD on a USD56 million loan to Kernel for the construction of four biomass plants". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Redcliffe Partners advises EBRD on a USD56 million loan to Kernel for the construction of four biomass plants".
  12. "Redcliffe Partners advised EBRD and NEFCO on the largest renewables project financing in Ukraine".
  13. "Redcliffe Partners advised CVC on obtaining merger clearance in Ukraine".
  14. "Redcliffe Partners advised SALIC in connection with the Mriya Group acquisition".
  15. "Redcliffe Partners advised Ferrexpo Plc. on US$400 million pre-export finance facility".
  16. "Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance advise Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis and UniCredit on debt restructuring for Metinvest B.V." Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  17. "Redcliffe Partners advises Deutsche Bank, ING, Natixis and UniCredit on the restructuring of over US$1 billion Metinvest debt". Redcliffe Partners.
  18. "Redcliffe Partners advises EBRD on risk sharing arrangements with Raiffeisen Bank Aval". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  19. "Redcliffe Partners advises EBRD on risk sharing arrangements with Ukrsibbank". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
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  26. "Redcliffe Partners won the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year award for Ukraine at 2019 Deal of the Year Awards Banquet". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  27. "Olexiy Soshenko". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  28. "Dmytro Fedoruk". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  29. "Sergiy Gryshko". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  30. "Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  31. "Anastasia Usova". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  32. "Rob Shantz". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  33. "Michael Davies". Redcliffe Partners.
  34. "Maria Koval".
  35. "Oleksandr Markov". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  36. "Olena Polyakova". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  37. "Svitlana Teush". Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  38. "Redcliffe Partners contributed to the preparation of the Bloomberg NEF's 2019 Climatescope survey". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  39. "Svitlana Teush contributed an article titled Long Way to Concessions, or Twenty Years After to Commercial Property magazine". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  40. "Gun Jumping in Merger Control (chapter on Ukraine)". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  41. "Record-Breaking Fines and Top Trends in Ukrainian Merger Control".
  42. "Transformation of support system for renewables following introduction of renewable energy auctions in Ukraine".
  43. "Anastasia Usova and Nataliya Kovalyova co-authored the Digest on Antimonopoly Compliance Issues for the UNIC members".
  44. "LexisNexis Foreign Investment Law Guide 2018-2019 published chapter on Ukraine".
  45. "Chapter on Ukraine published in the LexisNexis Company Law Guide 2018-2019".
  46. "The improved role of consulting engineers in Ukraine".
  47. "Reforms to Improve the Legal Framework for Secured Finance in Ukraine".
  48. "State Aid in Ukraine: Results of The First Year of Enforcement, and Further Steps of The Regulator". CEE Legal Matters.
  49. "Main page publications Svitlana Teush contributes an essay on Ukraine to International Construction Contract Law guide". Redcliffe Partners.
  50. "Chapter on Ukraine contributed to Delos Guide to Arbitration Places" (PDF). Redcliffe Partners.
  51. "Chapter on Ukraine published in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Project Finance 2018". Redcliffe Partners.
  52. LexisNexis Mergers & Acquisitions Law Guide 2018 Redcliffe Partners. Retrieved 2018-03-12
  53. "Energy 2018 | Ukraine | Laws and Regulations - Global Legal Insights". GLI - Global Legal InsightsEnergy 2018 | Ukraine | Laws and Regulations. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  54. "Practical Law UK Signon". uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  55. "PowerLab Start-ups and IT business: the price of existence took place on 13 December". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  56. "Taxation 2020. Global trends, Ukrainian realities and expectations: how to prepare your business". Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  57. "Joint Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance legal executive course successfully launched on 24 May".
  58. "Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance conducted a conference on international finance and recent trends in the LMA market".
  59. "Redcliffe Partners organised a joint event with the representatives of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine".
  60. "'Straight Talk' tackles role of human rights for responsible firms".
  61. "CIS-FSU Chapter Event – Ukraine 2019 Licensing Rounds: A Big Attraction for Oil & Gas Investors".
  62. "Redcliffe Partners and Clifford Chance organised the conference Financing Energy in Ukraine: The Green Future is Coming". Redcliffe Partners.
  63. "Kyiv Post launches 'Straight Talk' forum with Redcliffe Partners on April 20 (VIDEO) - Apr. 21, 2017". KyivPost. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  64. "Straight Talk: Ukrainian Banking Sector in Turmoil - May. 25, 2017". KyivPost. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  65. "Straight Talk about Ukraine as a brand - Sep. 22, 2017". KyivPost. 2017-09-22. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  66. "'She Rules': Kyiv Post, Redcliffe Partners bring together female leaders". Kyiv Post. Archived from the original on 2017-11-18. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  67. Redcliffe Partners (2017-10-06), Redcliffe Partners PowerLab Debut Session 26 Sep 2017, retrieved 2018-03-12
  68. Redcliffe Partners (2017-10-25), Redcliffe PowerLab Vertical Block Exemption Regulation of the AMCU 17 Oct 2017, retrieved 2018-03-12
  69. Redcliffe Partners (2017-11-02), Redcliffe Partners PowerLab GDPR 24 October 2017, retrieved 2018-03-12


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