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7 July 2009

Oleksandr Padalka Delivers Presentation at the Round Table on Bankruptcy, Mergers and Acquisitions as Tools of Crisis Management


Oleksandr Padalka, Asters' Partner and Co-Head of its Business Law Practice, delivered a presentation at the round table entitled "Bankruptcy, Mergers and Acquisitions as Tools of Crisis Management", which was held on 2 June 2009 in Kyiv and organized by the FAService Company.

At the round table, experts and professionals in the financial and legal sectors shared their experience and recommendations on the latest trends in the M&A market and its practical aspects, and they expressed their views on application of corporate and financial procedures as possible tools for financial recovery of enterprises during the economic downturn. In particular, in his presentation entitled "Merging Companies: Approaches to Mergers and Associated Risks", Oleksandr Padalka focused on possible approaches that can be applied to merging companies and how this type of M&A activity may turn out to be an effective crisis management tool. Responding to questions from the audience, Mr. Padalka highlighted the most important legal issues pertaining to M&A transactions which require immediate attention and need to be resolved. He also gave some practical advice on how to avoid possible problems and mitigate the associated risks.

The agenda of the round table included timely issues arising from the turbulent economic environment and attracted M&A experts from the leading law and consulting firms, and top managers of Ukrainian companies, which are currently undergoing or considering a restructuring stage for their businesses. The event also proved to be an effective platform for lively and practical discussion.


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