Corporate / Merger & Acquisition / Investment Projects

This is one of the key practices of the firm. SDM Partners provides legal advice across all manner of сorporate matters to help businesses of all sizes develop and grow, whether organically or through mergers and acquisitions, including such matters as governance, finance, reorganization and liquidation, and other corporate issues. We have substantial experience in local and cross-border transactions, involving acquisition, and the establishment of companies, joint ventures and partnerships in Ukraine. We provide services in the development of optimal corporate structures for legal entities, company formation, tax planning, mergers and other regulatory clearances as well as share and asset deals. Our integrated team includes experts in antitrust/competition law, funds and investment management, insurance, private equity and public policy. Our team also offers clients the combination of specialist technical and industry expertise across 12 sectors from financial services through to chemical.

Services

  • Corporate disputes and shareholder litigation
  • Corporate governance and directors liabilities
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Full scope legal assistance of the investment process by foreign and Ukrainian investors
  • Legal due diligence and private M&A
  • Obtaining licenses and permits, registration with state authorities and fulfillment of other regulatory requirements arising both in the process of establishment and activity of a business
  • Obtaining merger clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
  • Public M&A
  • Setting up business presence and greenfield investments
  • Structuring of transactions, drafting all the necessary transactional documents including salepurchase agreements, shareholders’ agreement, and escrow agreements etc.

Projects

  • Representing the interests of the global manufacturer of confectionery products in terms of adaptation of the food legislation of Ukraine in accordance with the European one.
  • Providing services to the manufacturer of lighting equipment in terms of international supplies to the Caucasus region.
  • Corporate support of M&A transactions related to the creation of the company – the operator of railway cars.
  • Represent the interests of the large Ukrainian Holding on corporate restructuring and number of projects to acquire assets in construction
  • Represent interests of the largest Polish development company on the sale of Ukrainian business in real estate
  • Corporate restructuring of the group of individuals – the leader in the field of intellectual technologies – one of American multinational technologies company’s key partner in Ukraine.
  • Due Diligence of five cable TV operators
  • Ongoing representation of the interests of certain private Ukrainian investors (individuals) concerning various investments and joint venture projects in Ukraine (entertainment, retail shops, real estate, food industry).
  • Represent a foreign clay and tile producer regarding sale of the companies engaged in extraction and sale of the clay
  • Ongoing representation of the interests of certain private Ukrainian investors (individuals) concerning various investments and joint venture projects in Ukraine (entertainment, retail shops, real estate, food industry)
  • Representation of a foreign finance company in the transactions for financing a major Ukrainian retailer and Ukrainian bank to the amount of 20 million US Dollars.
  • Full support of the European healthcare company in the process of the acquisition of a major Ukrainian artificial fertilization clinic.
  • Represent a sanitary ware producer in several transactions on purchase of the ceramic tile and sanitary ware plants in the amount of 110 million US Dollars
  • Purchase of a group of developing companies in Kyiv holding real estate objects by one of the European real estate investment companies.
  • Maintenance of an agreement on acquisition of debt collection company by the leading Ukrainian investment and industrial group
  • Advice and service the client on its participation and financing of the project for construction in Kyiv (Ukraine) the condominium in the amount of 17 million Euro.
  • Full support of the European healthcare company in the process of the acquisition of a major Ukrainian artificial fertilization clinic.
  • Due Diligence of five cable TV operators
  • Acquisition of a debt collection company by a major Ukrainian investment and industrial group
  • Purchase the largest Ukrainian life insurance agent by the leading Ukrainian life insurance company

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