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Corporate Law and M&A

Services

Corporate disputes

Termination of legal entities

Sale/purchase of business, M&A

Business restructuring

Routine counsel on all corporate issues of conduct for an active business

Setting up a new business

Overview

Company formation, investment structuring, drafting of corporate documents and shareholders agreements, support in M&A transactions – services of GOLAW corporate practice provided by the background of extensive experience of our attorneys with large and mid-sized Ukrainian and foreign companies.

Whatever is the focus of your business and regardless of the country it is located, deep understanding international standards of corporate governance and allows our team to effectively advise international and ukrainian companies.

Company directors’ duties and additional liability of top managers are constantly increasing and evolving, thus it is very important to have experienced advisors by your side, which can efficiently prevent corporate conflicts.

We offer efficient, proven solutions, a single point of contact, a clear cost structure, oversight and control across your global operations.

GOLAW associates provide a wide range of legal services in the field of corporate law: from new company registration, business entity transformation, internal documentation development, corporate governance, constructive functioning, acquisition, alienation of property complexes, implementation of M&A procedures, up to the implementation of comprehensive measures on a legal entity liquidation.

GOLAW’s perennial transnational experience in corporate law ensures high-quality support for business activities, both based on the statutory provisions of international legislation and under the requirements of the Ukrainian legislation.

The personal legal approach of GOLAW corporate law associates ensures large-scale and prompt resolution of difficult issues related to the selection of a legal entity form of incorporation, tax payment system, implementation of M&A agreements, privatization, placement of shares, securities, settlement of corporate disputes, termination of illegal raiding actions and settlement of all kinds of other cases.

Establishment of business structures. Comprehensive approach

  • Legal planning of strategic tasks, policy of the future company
  • Comprehensive legal advice on the appropriate form of incorporation of a legal entity, the procedure for the effective operation of property by a company
  • Modeling the most economically profitable options for paying taxes, legal services for tax planning, selection of a refined corporate tax system
  • Legal advice on the establishment, favorable operation, liquidation of holding structures, representative offices, branches, subsidiaries
  • Drafting of constituent documents, generation of charters, statutes, provisions, establishing acts, constituent agreements, memorandums, development of transactional documentation, as well as other corporate documents
  • Development of legal documentation required for the standard operation of the corporate structure: agreements, instructions, provisions, orders
  • Legal support of procedures for registration of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs in the Unified State Register
  • Preliminary legal preparation, collection of the required documents for the company registration
  • Advising on the development of an effective corporate governance policy, a conglomerate of effective personnel administration methods, mutually beneficial existence of owners, beneficiaries, shareholders, managers, employees

Legal assistance for the effective implementation of entrepreneurial activity

  • Advising on the procedure for holding general meetings, required quorum, decision-making by general meetings, minutes
  • Collection of documents for registration of changes in the composition of the founders of a legal entity, alienation of the participant’s share in the statutory capital
  • Legal advice on compliance with the requirements of labor legislation by the company
  • Development of documentation for alienation, acquisition of corporate rights, drawing up agreements between shareholders
  • Consulting on effective management, organization of corporate funds disposal
  • Thorough internal audit services, analysis of the company economic activities
  • Organization of placement of shares, company securities, consulting on the issue of sale and purchase of shares on the stock exchange, IPO services
  • Consulting on a system of organizational measures for restructuring of economic activities to modernize the company internal corporate structure, ways to develop productive, economic factors taking into account current tax, antimonopoly, and marketing cases
  • Consulting on the privatization issues under the provisions of the effective legislation

Corporate disputes resolution. Systematic approach

  • Drawing up well-grounded claims of shareholders
  • Representation of interests in corporate disputes
  • Appealing against unlawful decisions, actions, the inaction of registrars, subjects of state registration to make binding decisions, actions, or termination of illegal inaction
  • Protecting the interests of shareholders, rights to manage a joint-stock company, receipt of dividends, part of the property in case of a legal entity termination, and other corporate rights
  • Development of a conglomerate of measures to prevent the possibility of illegal actions that are raiding in nature, operational protection of rights in case of active raiding pressure
  • Protection of the rights of a business entity from hostile, economically unprofitable mergers, acquisitions, actions of discrediting, dissemination of false statements about the company
  • Prompt resolution of internal corporate conflicts
  • Development of systemic measures to counter unfair competition, protection of commercial secrets, confidential statements

M&A, liquidation procedures, legal entity termination

  • Drawing up step-by-step instructions for mergers, acquisitions, accessions of transnational, Ukrainian enterprises, consolidation of forms, assets of a business entity, economic, legal risk forecast
  • Legal advice on the system of M&A procedures, corporate restructuring of a company
  • Representation of a legal entity interests when entering into or executing M&A agreements
  • Advising on compliance with international and national corporate and business legislation and law
  • Audit of company assets, real estate, internal documentation, material transactions related to a possible business acquisition
  • Legal support for the registration of mergers, reorganizations, accessions of companies, entering the relevant data into the Register of Companies in Liquidation
  • Legal assistance in the registering legal entities that that have arisen after separation, changing information in the Register about the company, from which the separation has occurred
  • Preparation of transferring corporate acts (mergers, accessions, transformations) and distribution balances (divisions, separations)
  • Legal support in the legal entity liquidation
  • Legal assistance in the deregistration of a company with regulatory, fiscal, pension authorities
  • Advising on the sale of a company, an integral property complex
  • Drawing up agreements for the business sale, acquisition, other corporate documentation
Max Lebedev

Max Lebedev

Partner, Head of Corporate Law and M&A practice, Attorney at law

  • Recognitions
  • Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2021
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • Ukrainian Law firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2019
  • 50 leading law firms of Ukraine 2020

Experience

  • Construction of an eco-fuel power station in Ukraine for a group of Irish investors Donegal FRS Group

    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 mln EUR.

  • Advising of an Australian media holding Dreamscape networks for the purposes of IPO

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

  • Heat electric generation plant construction project for Enkom a.s.

    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 mln USD.

  • Launch of a new brand in Ukraine for Inditex

    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.

  • Сorporate security system for Printec ІТ company to counteract hostile takeovers

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

Key lawyers

Sergiy Oberkovych
  • Senior Partner, Attorney at law
Max Lebedev
  • Partner, Head of Corporate Law and M&A practice, Attorney at law
Oleksandr Melnyk
  • Senior Associate, Attorney at law
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Testimonials

Artem Zubok

Finance Director
Red Bull Ukraine

We have been working with GOLAW for a long time and can certainly affirm its reputation of reliable and responsible partner in any legal and tax issues. The firm’s personnel is highly professional and client-oriented. All the requests are addressed in a smart and professional way with quick and to-the-point feedbacks. The in-depth knowledge and vast experience of GOLAW professionals meets the highest level of expectation of our company. The firm is also flexible in fees and tariffs.

Vitaliy Vantsa

CEO
MERCATOR MEDICAL LLC

Mercator Medical LLC has been cooperating with GOLAW Law Firm for more than 10 years. The company’s team professionally resolves the entire list of tasks and challenges facing our business. The lawyers of the firm are proactive in adopting the best possible strategy and its successful implementation in every single project. The company provides high-quality legal advice to Mercator Medical on a wide range of regulatory issues, including: certification of our products, compliance assessment support of medical and protective products with the requirements of technical regulations and general issues of circulation of medical products in Ukraine.

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