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Damien Magrou is the Head of the Nordic and French Desks at Asters, as well as the first point of contact for the firm's representative office in Brussels.

 

Damien is Norwegian with French roots. He has obtained his qualification under Norwegian law at the University of Bergen. He offers services tailored to corporate clients from the Nordic region and French-speaking countries in their own language. He also assists private clients and investors from these regions with their legal matters in Ukraine.

 

Damien has experience gained from law firms located in the Nordic countries and the CIS. At Asters, he is a Senior Associate in the Corporate and M&A and Competition & Antitrust practice groups. He supports cross-border M&As, international contracts and transactions, and advises on public procurement and state aid issues. Having extensive experience in navigating the EU jungle, he also consults on EU law issues applicable to the Ukrainian context.

 

Damien also contributes to business development and client management and helps to coordinate relationships between Asters and law firms in other jurisdictions, particularly in Nordic and French-speaking countries.

Education:
  • Master i rettsvitenskap, University of Bergen
  • Higher School of Economics, St-Petersburg
  • University College London
Languages:
English, Russian, German, French, Norwegian
Representative experience:
  • Advising a Norwegian IT company on tax, employment and compliance law issues in Ukraine;
  • Advising a Swedish textile group on the Ukrainian segment of its international acquisition of a competitor;
  • Advising a Norwegian agricultural holding on its acquisition of a Ukrainian holding and its further corporate maintenance;
  • Advising a Norwegian IT company on tax, employment and compliance law issues in Ukraine;
  • Advising a Swedish textile group on the Ukrainian segment of its international acquisition of a competitor;
  • Advising a Norwegian agricultural holding on its acquisition of a Ukrainian holding and its further corporate maintenance;
  • Advising a major Swedish online casino operator on a range of issues related to its entry on the Ukrainian gambling market;
  • Advising a leading Swedish gambling software developer on its entry on the Ukrainian gambling market;
  • Advising the leading US-based online market platform for automobile parts on compliance and negotiations with its Ukraine-based IT developers.
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