• Ranked top tier in Corporate and M&A. "Redcliffe Partners is ‘a very strong player in the market' and climbs to the top tier. The practice has 'outstanding professionals and provides top-notch services'." The Legal 500 2019
  • Ranked in Corporate and M&A. "Often called upon to advise on the Ukrainian aspects of cross-border M&A transactions." Chambers Global 2019; Chambers Europe 2019
  • Ranked in Corporate and M&A IFLR 1000 2019
  • Ranked among leading law firms in Corporate and M&A The Ukrainian Law Firms 2018

Our Corporate and M&A practice is known for consistently being selected to work on the most sophisticated and challenging transactions in Ukraine. Our team includes experts in antitrust/competition law, finance, private equity and regulatory policy. We also offer clients a combination of specialist legal and industry expertise across several sectors, including Agribusiness, Energy, Financial Services, FMCG, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and TMT.

Our Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acquisitions/Disposals – asset and share acquisition, majority and minority stakes
  • Tenders (including privatisation) – representing bidders, sellers and tender organisers

Due Diligence

  • Pre-acquisition and post-acquisition reviews
  • Structuring disposals, pre-sale structuring, setting up data rooms
  • Review and assessment of privatisation procedures and relevant risks
  • Finance transactions and IPOs

Joint Ventures

  • Corporate entities and contractual arrangements, production sharing, product development
  • Structuring and setting up joint ventures
  • Representing clients
  • Shareholder agreements, put and call options, escrow structures
  • Deadlock resolution and exit strategies

Corporate Governance

  • Regulatory and Compliance (antitrust, data protection, anti-corruption, specific industry regulations)
  • Directors' responsibilities
  • Developing charters, shareholders' agreements, internal regulations and policies

Corporate Finance

  • Spin-offs and mergers
  • Conversion of debt into equity, refinancing structures
  • Dealing with non-core assets

Private Equity

  • Investments by private equity funds into Ukrainian businesses
    Post-closing advice on matters relating to portfolio companies
    Structuring management participation in businesses backed by private equity

We advise on dozens of corporate and M&A projects in various industry sectors annually and have developed a set of specialised know-how on approaching corporate and M&A work in the most efficient and cost-effective way. What makes us one of the most respected M&A and Corporate practices in Ukraine is our international client base, the mandates we win, our industry expertise and our reputation for creating value for clients.