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Mr. Gusiev has vast legal experience in various areas of law and industries, including such regulated sectors as power generation and distribution, natural resources, oil and gas, telecommunications and transport. He also possesses substantial experience in real estate transactions, foreign investment, project finance, privatization, cross-border leasing of equipment, litigation, and general corporate practice.

Education:
  • Case Western Reserve Law School (USA), LL.M., 1998;
  • Ph.D. in International Private Law and Civil Procedure from Kyiv State University, 1979;
  • Master of Law, Kyiv State Taras Shevchenko University School of Law, 1972.
Languages:
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Membership and Activities:
  • Kyiv Bar Association.
Representative transactions:
  • has extensive experience in establishing joint ventures specifically with Ukrainian companies and foreign investors;
  • was involved in organizing the privatization tender of Ukrtelecom, an international tender for the sale of several Ukrainian power distribution companies, as well as the international tender sale of the controlling block of shares in the largest nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer in Ukraine;
  • advised multinational company subsidiaries such as The Coca-Cola Company and Imperial Tobacco on several real estate transactions in Ukraine including the acquisition of land rights for a green field construction project for a bottling plant, and counselled Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts on arranging a hotel management project in Ukraine;
  • has extensive experience in establishing joint ventures specifically with Ukrainian companies and foreign investors;
  • was involved in organizing the privatization tender of Ukrtelecom, an international tender for the sale of several Ukrainian power distribution companies, as well as the international tender sale of the controlling block of shares in the largest nitrogen fertilizer manufacturer in Ukraine;
  • advised multinational company subsidiaries such as The Coca-Cola Company and Imperial Tobacco on several real estate transactions in Ukraine including the acquisition of land rights for a green field construction project for a bottling plant, and counselled Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts on arranging a hotel management project in Ukraine;
  • advised the IFC on (i) pilot privatisation projects in Ukraine (Cherkassy Azot, Odessa Meat Association, Kyiv Poultry, Kherson Canary); (ii) the financing of two Ukrainian power distributions companies owned by AES Washington Holding; (iii) the financing of Zeus Tile Factory;
  • has experience working for parliamentary committees where he prepared comments on and drafted laws governing telecommunications, the electric power sector and production sharing agreements.
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