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6 June 2013

Asters Advises on Cross-border Corporate Restructuring and M&A Transactions


Asters has acted on three significant cross-border corporate restructuring and M&A transactions. 

The Firm advised Pfeifer & Langen Inwestycje Sp. z o.o. on acquisition of local sugar trading company and assets of the Chortkiv sugar plant from Kernel Group, a major Ukraine's agricultural holding. The Firm's role included deal structuring advice, full-blown due diligence, general advice on Ukrainian corporate law and real estate matters, preparation of the transaction documents, merger clearance and assistance at closing.

Asters acted as a legal counsel to Creative Group, one of the largest agricultural groups in Ukraine and a leader in Ukraine's fats and margarines market, on the exit of minority shareholders of the group’s soybean business division. The Firm's role included preparation of the transaction documents, coordination of work of legal advisors in foreign jurisdictions and merger clearance.

Asters also counseled Ardis Group, a Ukrainian importer and distributor of food products, in connection with comprehensive corporate restructuring in foreign jurisdictions and reallocation of shareholdings.

"Advising on these significant transactions reinforces Asters' market-leading positions in Ukraine as to complex corporate and M&A matters" says Armen Khachaturyan, Asters' senior partner. "We have an excellent track record of advising clients on similar transactions where we always offer innovative solutions and work within challenging time lines demonstrating efficiency and client care".

Asters' working team in the Chortkiv sugar plant project included associates Oleksiy Demyanenko (project coordinator) and Yuriy Radko under the supervision of senior partner Armen Khachaturyan. The antitrust filing with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine was handled by partner Alexey Pustovit, supported by associates Anastasia Usova and Anton Arkhypov.

Asters' working team in the Creative Group project included senior partner Armen Khachaturyan and associate Oleksiy Demyanenko. The antitrust filing with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine was handled by associate Volodymyr Solohub.

Asters' working team for the Ardis Group project was led by associate Oleksiy Demyanenko under the supervision of senior partner Armen Khachaturyan.



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