Institutskaya ​str., 19 B, office 29

Ukraine, Kyiv, 01021

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Max Lebedev

Partner, Head of corporate practice, Attorney at law

Max Lebedev is a prominent representative of the new generation of experts in the field of corporate and commercial law and heads the practice of corporate law and M&A, as well as the practice of GOLAW’ private clients.

Max successfully consults foreign companies and local business on the issues of entering the Ukrainian market, business restructuring, and investment protection. Max Lebedev's transaction experience comprises the provision of full support of deals on the purchase or sale of assets in Ukraine, including conducting due diligence, taxation and corporate structuring of investment involving foreign jurisdictions, and carrying out currency transactions.

Also, Max’s core areas of activity include the construction of international models of business and asset ownership in Ukraine and abroad, creation of personal holding structures (using trusts, private trust companies, and funds), trading companies, and development of mechanisms for transferring the capital and business to heirs. Max Lebedev’s exclusive achievement is the establishment of family offices for several wealthy families in Ukraine.


  • Law Faculty of the National Aviation University, Master’s Degree;
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Laws, University of London (United Kingdom).


Max was listed among the recommended lawyers in the field of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions by the Legal 500 international rating guide (2013 edition).


  • Ukrainian Lawyers’ Association;International Bar Association;
  • International Fiscal Association;
  • American Chamber of Commerce;
  • European Business Association.

Knowledge of languages:

  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • English

Advisory services to a developer as regards purchase of land plots to change their status for residential and community development lands to construct a residential complex thereon. Identification and design of the ways of minimization of potential risks associated with purchase and sale transaction and subsequent change of the purpose of the lands.


Development, follow-up of conclusion and adjustment of the terms and conditions of EPC contract with a foreign counterparty to implement a power station construction investment project.


Successful defense against hostile takeover of a company with foreign investment, a leader on the market of automated systems and equipment.


Protection of the interests of a global leader in the sector on production of medicines and household goods to detect the sources of leakage of commercial information subsequently used to hamper the process of re-registration of the medicines made by the company.


Advisory services to a group of Irish investors Donegal FRS Group. Implementation of the project of construction of an eco-fuel power station in Ukraine. The project budget comprised 170 million EUR.


Advisory services and follow-up of a transborder M&A agreement made by an Australian media holding Dreamscape networks for the purposes of IPO. The project budget comprised 100 million USD.


Establishment of representative office of the non-resident power engineering company Enkom a.s., on-going advisory services to support a heat electric generation plant construction project. The project budget comprised 10 million USD.


Design of corporate structure and advisory services to support the launch of a new brand in Ukraine UTERQUE by the largest global retail sales network Inditex.


Design of the corporate security system to counteract hostile takeovers for Printec ІТ company .


Conducting due diligence of labour relationship in the largest IT company


The largest company on clothes and shoes production and sale was represented in the labour dispute with a former employee for payment of compensations

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