Practices

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS AGRIBUSINESS Practice provides the following services:

  • Full and comprehensive advice on:
    • establishment of agribusiness by investor and protection of investment;
    • investor’s entry into Ukrainian agricultural market;
    • expansion of existing business;
    • bringing agribusiness to foreign markets;
    • land bank increase and land transactions of any type and level of complexity;
    • conclusion, amendment, termination of all types of agreements, including foreign economic agreements;
    • how to resolve corporate and other conflicts;
    • construction projects in the area of agriculture.
  • Due diligence of agriholdings, separate companies and facilities.
  • Structuring of agriholdings with involvement of foreign companies.
  • Planning and optimization of financial flows in business.
  • Advice on raising of additional financing for agribusiness (lending, counterpart funding, grants, financing by private funds and investors, IPOs, etc.).
  • Development and implementation of a system for countering internal corporate fraud.
  • Development of a business protection system and its implementation. Anti-raider actions.
  • Representation in courts of all instances.
  • Protection of interests at all stages of criminal proceedings.
  • Structuring and full advice on acquisition/ alienation of agricultural companies and other assets (land, real estate, intellectual property rights, etc.).
  • Audit of existing agribusiness, development of a strategy for improving business performance and its implementation.
  • Acting for clients in relations with governmental and local self-government authorities, law enforcement, controlling and security agencies, business partners and other persons.
  • Regulation of partnership relations in business.
  • M&A transactions advice.
  • Obtaining of AMCU merger and concerted actions clearances. Acting for clients before Ukrainian antimonopoly bodies.
  • Resolution of the most difficult business and legal situations.
  • Obtaining of approval documents.
  • Development of regulatory legal acts (lawmaking).

Working with ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS since our entry to the Ukrainian market in 2006, we have accumulated the land bank of more than 60,000 hectares.

Trigon Agri A/S

LAWMAKING

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS LAWMAKING Practice provides the following services:

  • Drafting of laws and other regulatory legal acts.
  • Forming of a package of necessary documents for submitting a draft law (explanatory notes, comparative table, etc.).
  • Analysis of existing draft laws and drafts of other regulatory legal acts.
  • Identification and justification of consequences of adopting a regulatory legal act.
  • Monitoring of laws and identification of key issues that need to be changed.
  • GR-services.

 

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS drafted, analysed and brought in line with laws more than 50 regulatory acts and their drafts which include the following Laws of Ukraine:

  • “On Industrial Parks”.
  • “On Agrarian Receipts”.
  • “On Foreign Economic Activity”.
  • “On Development and State Support of Small and Medium Sized Business in Ukraine”.

The assistance of ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS in the course of our cooperation has always been notable for high professionalism and effectiveness.

All-Ukrainian Union for Bookmaking Development

LAND

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS LAND Practice provides the following services:

  • Advise on land transactions of any level of complexity, including sophisticated and unique.
  • Advice on land bank formation.
  • Development and implementation of strategy to counteract reduction of land bank, improvement of effective cooperation with landlords.
  • Due diligence of rights to land plots.
  • Advice on privatization, changes in the designated purpose, consolidation, division, change of address, cadastral number of land plots, land allocation under real estate objects.
  • Support of land auctions.
  • Drafting of lease, superficies, easement, emphyteusis and other agreements, advice on conclusion, performance, modification, and termination of the same.
  • Advice on buy out of mortgaged land plots and relief of encumbrances.
  • Settlement of disputes related to the use of intellectual property and IT solutions.
  • Protection against unfair competition.
  • Protection against cancellation of registration of rights to objects of intellectual property rights.

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS concentrated more than 60 land plots, advised on a series of unique deals that enabled us to implement the project “Pioneer Quarter” with development area of more than 100,000 sq.m. with an investment of UAH1.5 billion.

Petro Haydaychuk
HE “Pionerskiy Kvartal”

REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION Practice provides the following services:

  • Advice on construction projects and real estate deals of any level of complexity.
  • Due diligence of real estate and incomplete construction properties. Mitigation of risks related to the purchase and possession of real estate and incomplete construction properties.
  • Obtaining of permits and other documents required for construction, pulling down, commissioning, restoration, and renovation of real estate properties.
  • Dealing with complex real estate properties with special status (architecture landmarks, bomb shelters, etc.) and integrated properties (innovation parks, etc.).
  • Advice on allocation of land plots for real estate properties.
  • Structuring of construction holdings with involvement of foreign companies.
  • Planning and optimization of financial flows in business.
  • Advice on raising of additional financing for construction business (lending, counterpart funding, grants, financing by private funds and investors, IPOs, etc.).
  • Representation in courts of all instances.
  • Protection of interests at all stages of criminal proceedings.
  • Audit of existing construction business, development of a strategy for improving business performance and its implementation.
  • Acting for clients in relations with governmental and local self-government authorities, law enforcement, controlling and security agencies, business partners and other persons.
  • Regulation of partnership relations in construction business.
  • Development and implementation of a system for protection of investments into construction business and real estate.
  • Drafting of lease, easement, contractor, supply, joint activity, sale and purchase, utilities and other agreements, advice on conclusion, performance, modification, and termination of the same.
  • Advice on the buyout of mortgaged real estate properties, assignment of rights, and relief of encumbrances.
  • Advice on projects of public-private partnership.
  • Legal advice on development projects.

We are thankful to ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS for successful advice on consolidation of Trigon Capital and Hartwall assets in the framework of general and large-scale construction and development project and assistance in its implementation.

Trigon Hartwall Ukrainian Properties AS

INVESTMENTS, M&A

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS INVESTMENTS, M&A Practice provides the following services:

  • Advice on investment projects of all levels of complexity
  • Comprehensive advice on:
    • investors’ entry into Ukrainian market;
    • establishment of business from the scratch;
    • expansion of existing business;
    • entry of Ukrainian companies into international markets;
    • conclusion, amendment, termination of all types of agreements, including foreign economic agreements;
    • return of investments.
  • Due diligence of separate companies and facilities.
  • Due diligence of business partners and their reputation.
  • Structuring and full advice on acquisition/ alienation of companies and other assets (land, real estate, intellectual property rights, etc.).
  • Development and implementation of mechanisms for protection of investments and investor interests.
  • Establishment of companies (including in foreign jurisdictions), obtaining of necessary approvals for conducting business.
  • Management of investor’s enterprises in the course of investment and business structuring.
  • Structuring of holdings with involvement of foreign companies.
  • Planning and optimization of financial flows in business.
  • Acting for clients in relations with governmental and local self-government authorities, law enforcement, controlling and security agencies, business partners and other persons.
  • Obtaining of AMCU merger and concerted actions clearances. Representation of clients’ interests before Ukrainian antimonopoly bodies.
  • Obtaining of the National Bank of Ukraine licenses for making investments abroad.
  • Development of systems for the management of joint business with several participants.
  • Preparation and advice during signing of shareholders and partnership agreements.

We are grateful to ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS for the speed and quality of the services provided. ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS lawyers proved their high level of professionalism and successfully supported the opening of the first KFC restaurant in Ukraine.

Ukrainian Food Company LLC (KFC Restaurant)

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS DISPUTE RESOLUTION Practice provides the following services:

  • Acting for and defending clients in:
    • Corporate and investment disputes
    • Debt collection and damages payment disputes
    • Land disputes
    • Real estate and construction disputes
    • Contractual disputes
    • Intellectual property rights protection disputes
    • Disputes with governmental, local self-government and regulatory authorities
    • Antimonopoly and competition disputes
    • Disputes with tax and customs authorities
    • Banking disputes
    • Public-private partnership disputes
    • Family and labour disputes
    • Honour, dignity and business reputation protection disputes.
  • Representation in courts of all jurisdictions and instances in Ukraine.
  • Acting for clients in bankruptcy, rehabilitation and liquidation proceedings.
  • Acting for clients in cases related to protection of officials
  • Recognition and enforcement in Ukraine of awards rendered by international commercial arbitration and foreign courts.
  • Drafting and advice during signing and performance of settlement agreements.
  • Search of debtor’s assets.
  • Legal support in enforcement proceedings.
  • Advice on how to hold liable for failing to perform judgements.

All lawyers of ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS we worked with are extremely professional and successfully implement exclusive legal solutions.

Oleksandr Bashenko
Isa Prime Developments

ANTI-RAIDER ACTIONS. BUSINESS PROTECTION

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS ANTI-RAIDER ACTIONS and BUSINESS PROTECTION Practice provides the following services:

  • Anti-raider actions:
    • Due diligence of existing business in order to form an effective counter raider system.
    • Preventive measures that make it possible to protect business against raider attacks (security of documents and assets, protection of interests in relations with partners, introduction of anti-raider IT systems, introduction of legal restrictions on registration and other actions on behalf of the company, regular monitoring of risk areas, etc.).
    • Measures to be taken if anti-raider takeover has taken place (counteraction against registration actions, initiation of court proceedings, attachments, putting of social and PR pressure, etc.).
  • Acting for and defending clients in litigations and enforcement proceedings.
    Protection of interests at all stages of criminal proceedings.
  • Creation and implementation of a system for countering internal corporate fraud.
  • Development and implementation of corporate security system.
  • Development and implementation of mechanisms for protection of investments and investor interests.
  • Development and implementation of comprehensive preventive measures related to business and assets protection against infringements by third parties.
  • Regulation of relations between partners in business, creation and implementation of guarantee system for each business owner.
  • Structuring of business and assets with involvement of foreign companies.
  • Planning and optimization of financial flows in business.
  • Due diligence of business partners and their reputation.
  • Search for assets.
  • Acting for clients in relations with governmental and local self-government authorities, law enforcement, controlling and security agencies, business partners and other persons.
  • Crisis management.

I am grateful to ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS for successful and efficient long-term cooperation which resulted in the solution of a number of complex legal issues.

Andriy Adamovskyi, Oledo Group
one of creators of Sky Mall and Gorkogo Park projects

CRIMINAL LAW

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS CRIMINAL LAW Practice provides the following services:

  • Protection of interests at all stages of criminal proceedings and during trial of indictment act.
  • Forming of protection strategy in criminal proceedings.
  • Development and implementation of a system of measures aimed at ensuring legal security of business and preventing criminal risks.
  • Comprehensive analysis of activities, business or separate actions for criminal risks.
  • Protection of interests against illegal actions of law enforcement bodies.
  • Legal assistance aimed at preventing of abuse by law enforcement officials.
  • Due diligence of company’s employees prior to procedural actions that may be carried out by law enforcement bodies (searches, attachment of assets, temporary access to belongings and documents).
  • Preparation for interrogations and other investigation actions.
  • Appeal of decisions, acts and omissions of law enforcement bodies and investigating judge in criminal proceedings.
  • Application of legal solutions in order to ensure client’s security against negative consequences of selecting relief.

I recommend ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS as a reliable partner and a team of highly professional experts.

Oleksandr Krut
Director of Alternatyva Forensics Centre LLC

IT&IP LAW

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS IT&IP LAW Practice provides the following services

  • Due diligence of objects of intellectual property rights.
  • Registration of intellectual property rights (both in Ukraine and in foreign jurisdictions).
  • Development and implementation of systems for protection of intellectual property rights and counteraction of infringement by third parties.
  • Comprehensive advice on regulation of relations with software developers, designers and other persons providing services related to creation of customised objects of intellectual property rights.
  • Development and introduction of systems for protection of commercial secret and confidential information at the company.
  • Domain names:
    • Registration of domain names.
    • Investigation of violations in the area of the use domain names.
    • Representation in lawsuits related to the use of domain names.
  • Drafting of agreements for the use of intellectual property rights (license, franchising agreements, etc.), advising on signing, modification, termination and registration of such agreements.
  • Tax planning of financial flows during transactions with objects of intellectual property rights.
  • Acting for clients in lawsuits related to protection of intellectual property rights.
  • Settlement of disputes related to the use of intellectual property and IT solutions.
  • Protection against unfair competition.
  • Protection against cancellation of registration of rights to objects of intellectual property rights.

In the course of our joint work with ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS we were repeatedly impressed by professionalism of its lawyers, their attention to clients’ instructions and excellent results of work.

Kostiantyn Baskin
Owner of LANDLORD Magazine

DEBT RESTRUCTURING

ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS DEBT RESTRUCTURING Practice provides the following services:

  • Legal and financial due diligence of existing debt.
  • Debt restructuring advice either to lenders or debtors.
  • Restructuring and collection of bad debt.
  • Support in court and enforcement proceedings related to collection of debt.
  • Support in releasing assets from encumbrances.
  • Search for assets.
  • Advice and supervision of stage-by-stage debt collection processes.
  • Planning and optimisation of financial flows during debt collection.
  • Advice on conclusion, modification and termination of all types of agreements during debt restructuring.
  • Development and implementation of preventive measures to avoid any cases of debtor’s acting in bad faith.
  • Acting for a lender during liquidation of a debtor.
  • Acting for lender in bankruptcy proceedings:
    • Debt restructuring in bankruptcy proceedings.
    • Cooperation with creditors committee.
    • Advice on debtor rehabilitation.
    • Advice on investment into bad assets during bankruptcy proceedings.

The lawyers of ALEXANDROV&PARTNERS constantly demonstrate their best professional capabilities and use unconventional approaches in performing the challenging tasks.

UkrGasBank PJSC