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Svitlana focuses on the corporate, M&A, banking, finance, and securities practice. She regularly advises on Ukrainian law issues in mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and capital markets transactions.

Recognition:
  • recognized lawyer for banking & finance, M&A Best Lawyers 2017
  • recognized lawyer for banking & finance, M&A Best Lawyers 2017
  • a recommended lawyer for M&A Ukrainian Law Firms 2010. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
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Education:
  • Kyiv National University, Master of Laws, 2003; Bachelor of Laws, 2001;
  • State Institute of Foreign Languages, English Linguistics, 1993.
Representative experience:
  • advised the First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) in connection with its merger with Dongorbank, including in consulting on the bank reorganization issues, drafting necessary documents, and the coordination of the merger process;
  • advised Aval Bank on the 1.028 billion USD sale of its shares to Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding;
  • advised Swedbank AB on the merger of its Ukrainian subsidiaries JSC Swedbank and JSC Swedbank Invest, on corporate and securities matters related to a 2.159 billion UAH share issue by JSC Swedbank, and the establishment of Swedbank Finance, the first bank holding group in Ukraine;
  • advised the First Ukrainian International Bank (FUIB) in connection with its merger with Dongorbank, including in consulting on the bank reorganization issues, drafting necessary documents, and the coordination of the merger process;
  • advised Aval Bank on the 1.028 billion USD sale of its shares to Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding;
  • advised Swedbank AB on the merger of its Ukrainian subsidiaries JSC Swedbank and JSC Swedbank Invest, on corporate and securities matters related to a 2.159 billion UAH share issue by JSC Swedbank, and the establishment of Swedbank Finance, the first bank holding group in Ukraine;
  • advised Swedbank AB on the 735 million USD acquisition of controlling equity in TAS-Kommerzbank and TAS-Investbank, and on establishing the first Ukrainian banking holding group Swedbank Finance;
  • advised Swedbank AB on the 1.2 million EUR acquisition of a 51 percent stake in the European Agency for Debt Recovery LLC;
  • advised GETIN Holding SA on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Bank Prykarpattya;
  • advised three major international banks on various issues of Ukrainian law in connection with their participation in a tender with the purpose of buying controlling stakes in Ukrsibbank, Ukrsotsbank, and Pravex Bank;
  • advised FinPoint Investment Advisors on the sale of the Ukrainian Processing Center to Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG;
  • advised FiberNet Communications on the acquisition of Falstap group, a leading Ukrainian TV cable operator;
  • advised a major Central European energy company in the acquisition of five Ukrainian power distribution companies; a major international brewery in the acquisition of controlling equity in the Ukrainian brewery Sarmat; and a major international beverage company in a tender to acquire controlling equity in the Ukrainian juice producer Sandora;
  • advised a number of major international companies in a tender to acquire a controlling equity stake in Volya Cable, the leading Ukrainian TV cable operator, Sarmat, the leading Ukrainian brewery, and Sandora, the leading Ukrainian juice producer;
  • advised Vetropack Holding AG in connection with a 40 million UAH share issue by its Ukrainian subsidiary, Gostomel Glass Plant;
  • advised a number of major Ukrainian agricultural producers in connection with anticipated IPOs (share and GDR placements) on the London Stock Exchange and Nasdaq OMX Vilnius exchange, including in the due diligence of Ukrainian agricultural subsidiaries, in assistance in preparing the prospectus, and in project structuring;
  • advised a major European agricultural producer on its public offering of global depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange;
  • advised a leading European holding group on a public offering of shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
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