Following the annual issue of Top-50 law firms in Ukraine by Yurpraktika we are pleased to announce that Redcliffe Partners, the successor firm of Clifford Chance's office in Kyiv under a new brand name, was recognised among leading law firms for advising in major transactions.
According to the rating table, Redcliffe Partners acted as a legal counsel in one fifth of major landmark transactions in Ukraine. Advising Mondelez International on the USD5 billion reorganisation of its coffee business ranked 2nd in the table of major public deals. Our team advised on various aspects of law related to a demerger of the coffee business, together with its further sale to a JV partner. This project involved cooperation with Clifford Chance offices globally and external legal advisers, working together with in-house teams and external tax advisers, in 12 jurisdictions.
Redcliffe Partners acted as counsel in other top-ranking complex deals, including:
- advising COFCO (Hong Kong) Limited on a complex cross-border transaction with Noble;
- advising Willis Group Holdings plc on Ukrainian corporate, regulatory (insurance sector) and employment law matters relating to its acquisition of the insurance business of Gras Savoye;
- acting as a legal counsel for Abbott Laboratories Inc. on a cross-border deal involving Russia, Ukraine and other jurisdictions;
- advising UniCredit Bank Austria AG on the amendment and restatement of an up to USD400 million pre-export facility to Kernel Group involving several jurisdictions;
- acting for Poland-based Empik Media & Fashion Group on a loan agreement with lenders to finance a bond issuance. This highly complex deal involved the use of a comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional structure to finance the issuance;
- advising a subsidiary of a foreign bank on the debt restructuring of over USD70 million financing to two Ukrainian manufacturing plants. Debt restructuring negotiations between the parties were carried out in parallel to litigation initiated by the borrowers in Ukrainian courts, whereby they attempted to challenge the loan agreements.