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Max Lebedev

Max Lebedev is the Head of Private clients as well as Corporate law and M&A practices at GOLAW. He successfully consults foreign companies and local business on the issues of entering the Ukrainian market, business restructuring, and investment protection. Max is also actively developing the practice of green energy and already has successful experience in realisation of a number projects in this field.

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.

As an advisor of foreign investors, Max represents clean and renewable energy developers, lenders , contractors and related companies on the entire lifecycle of the RES (Renewable energy systems) projects. He provides pioneering advice and guidance on efficient corporate structures, tax strategies, appropriate debt and equity financing models, environmental law, regulatory and risk management issues. Max’s transactional experience includes a full legal support of the RES projects’ implementation in the field of solar and wind energy and he has an exclusive experience of supporting a large scale project of biomass power plant construction.

In 2018, Max Lebedev was elected as a Board member of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency and Сo-chair of the Solar Energy Subgroup.

  • Education

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

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 - recommended among the best Ukrainian lawyers in: Energy, Commercial, corporate and M&A, Private clients, Real estate and construction;

    Best Lawyers in Ukraine 2020 - received an individual recognition in the field of Employment law;

    Ukrainian Law firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2019 - received an individual recognition in Energy & Natural Resources practice area.

  • Membership

    • International Bar Association (IBA)
    • Ukrainian National Bar Association (UNBA)
    • American Chamber of Commerce (ACC)
    • European Business Association (EBA)
  • Languages

    Ukrainian, Russian, English

Insights

Compensation for curtailments of renewable generation in Ukraine

26 May 2020 Publication

Compensation for curtailments of renewable generation in Ukraine

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Combating COVID-19 in Ukraine. Overview of the latest legislative changes | 26.05.2020

26 May 2020 Publication

Combating COVID-19 in Ukraine. Overview of the latest legislative changes | 26.0...

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Webinar | Corporate Restructuring in Ukraine: Consolidations & Liquidation

22 May 2020 Publication

Webinar | Corporate Restructuring in Ukraine: Consolidations & Liquidation

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Combating COVID-19 in Ukraine. Overview of the latest legislative changes

08 May 2020 Publication

Combating COVID-19 in Ukraine. Overview of the latest legislative changes

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Combating COVID-19 in Ukraine. Legal Aspects

23 April 2020 Publication

Combating COVID-19 in Ukraine. Legal Aspects

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Renewable energy

21 April 2020 News

Renewable energy

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Disputes of RES producers on power purchase agreements (PPAs)

21 April 2020 Publication

Disputes of RES producers on power purchase agreements (PPAs)

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Corporate reorganization in Ukraine: consolidations and liquidation

17 April 2020 Publication

Corporate reorganization in Ukraine: consolidations and liquidation

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GOLAW received exceptional results in the international legal ranking The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

16 April 2020 News

GOLAW received exceptional results in the international legal ranking The Legal ...

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Ukraine effected agricultural land market

31 March 2020 Publication

Ukraine effected agricultural land market

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