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WE HAVE DIFFERENT APPROACHES BUT KEEP UNIQUENESS

WE HAVE DIFFERENT APPROACHES

BUT KEEP UNIQUENESS

SPENSERS is one of the leading full service law firms in Ukraine.

We represent the interests of our clients in all spheres of law, including banking and finance, cross-border litigation and international arbitrage, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, investments, antitrust, competition, intellectual property, tax law and insurance. Our lawyers and attorneys provide legal advice and lead projects real estate and construction, business protection spheres, energy and natural resources and successfully represent clients in litigation and dispute resolutions deals. We are developing forensic / asset tracing and private client practices as the ones of leading practices in SPENSERS.

SPENSERS is geared towards a new generation of lawyers and a european style of law firm.

- Spensers Team

Recent News

  • Family disputes between wealthy private clients, including those related to the separation of assets located in different countries, require both an adjusted business approach and an emotional assessment of the expectations and actions of counterparties Mechanisms for the protection and preservation of private capital Inheritance planning Trusts and funds Family-related disputes, including divorce and separation of spouses’ property Children De facto marriage Marriage contract Hereditary disputes

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  • The key issue in the sphere of labor law today is the adoption of the Labor Code and the business acclimatization in connection with the coming changes

    Incentive programs, motivational schemes and payment plans Creation of an individualised road map for the draft of Labor Code Risk assessment for hiring, transferring and dismissing personnel at all levels, including senior and top management Assisting in international mobility of executive personnel and compliance of the procedure with labour, corporate and tax laws Employment agreements and contracts, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, service provision agreements Layoffs and the peaceful settlements Placement of foreign workers, registration of work permits Collective agreements, strikes and trade unions Staff transfer, downsizing, restructuring Compensation programs, taxation, local policies Labour disputes Disciplinary proceedings
     

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  • According to the results of many professional studies, the projects of judicial practice occupy a significant part of the activity of Ukrainian law firms, which actualizes the importance of this sphere Supporting litigation in all instances Strategy for resolving business conflicts Legal support of claim work and pre-trial settlement Non-jurisdictional measures of protection of interests (administrative) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Bankruptcy procedure support

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  • Within the instability of the economic situation in the country legal support for both the creation of insurance companies and the conduct of their activities, especially in cases of litigation, is needed Establishment and registration of insurance companies Consulting on taxation of insurance activities, currency legislation Providing advice on insurance and reinsurance issues Legal support of the tax planning of the economic activity of the insurance company Development of insurance rules and other internal documents of the insurance company

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  • Protecting the rights and legitimate interests of parties to criminal proceedings, ensuring a prompt, full and impartial investigation and trial. Defending and representing clients throughout criminal proceedings: Providing advice on searches, visits and provisional access to possessions and documents: Ensuring that persons engaged in investigative actions comply with criminal procedure law Challenging and seeking reversal of freezing orders granted in respect of the seized property Advising on interrogation Representing and defending clients during arrest and in a bail hearing Defending and representing clients in the pre-trial investigation (participating in investigative actions, challenging illegal actions or omissions by an investigator or prosecuting officer or decisions made by an investigating judge) Defending and representing clients in legal proceedings

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  • Legal support for the introduction of financial technology in the financial sector expectingly gains wider popularity in under-studied areas of banking services, including capital markets Initial and secondary public offering (IPO and SPO) on major stock exchanges Private placement of Ukrainian securities Syndicated loans Eurobonds Securitization of assets Loan Participation Notes (LPN) and Credit Linked Notes (CLN) Global Depository Receipts (GDRs), American Depository Receipts (ADRs) Corporate structure establishment, tax planning and legal audit
     

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  • The land is one of the most valuable assets within the framework of registration of transactions for its acquisition on the territory of Ukraine, which requires a responsible approach to supporting various business processes Legal audit of real estate, permits, as well as land areas Advising on the issues of direct and indirect acquisition of real estate and land rights Legal support of construction projects at all stages of their implementation Advising on debt restructuring Complex support of projects in the agro-industrial sector Analysis, preparation and execution of title and authorization documents Representation of client’s interests in courts

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  • Tax disputes occupy a significant part of the whole number of projects within the tax practices of Ukrainian law firms, encouraging lawyers to develop special methods and positions to achieve the necessary results for the client and challenge the arguments of the tax authorities Representation of clients’ interests in courts of general jurisdiction, economic and administrative courts Analysis of the legal positions of the parties related to the dispute, predicting possible outcomes of settlement or resolution of the dispute Providing  taxation and double taxation avoidance advice, including advice on repatriation of income, advice on a particular transaction and ongoing tax advice Providing advice on tax-effective international financing and refinancing, agreements between companies and setting transfer prices, offshore holding structures Assistance in obtaining tax advice from Ukrainian tax authorities, resolving conflicts with tax authorities, including participation in tax litigation Tax diagnostics of companies for the purpose of acquiring, investing, etc Assistance in obtaining acts of price expertise of imported services and licenses for currency transactions (investing abroad, etc) Providing advice on currency legislation issues

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  • Spenser & Kauffmann International Arbitration and Cross-border Litigation team deliver remarkable outcomes for their clients at every stage of a dispute. Our experts make a significant contribution to strategy development at the outset of the case. We constantly strive to reduce the costs and time involved for our clients in resolving any kind of international disputes.
     
     

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  • Within the course of corporate reform, the choice of the legal form for doing business should directly depend on the goals and plans of the client and his vision of the future of the company Creation, registration, reorganization, liquidation of all types of legal entities, as well as private entrepreneurs Legal support of the activities of legal entities, including licensing of enterprises Registration in OVIR of foreigners, enterprises and representative offices Conducting legal due diligence of companies and preparing documents to eliminate or minimize identified risks and shortcomings Corporate restructuring Legal support and structuring of M&A transactions Protection against hostile takeovers, protection of the rights of majority and minority investors Accreditation in the customs bodies of enterprises and representative offices Acquisition and support of transactions for the acquisition of real estate in France

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  • Executive system reform requires the rapid adaptation of specialists to the new legislative requirements for the qualitative provision of services and ensuring the full implementation of court decisions Services for clients-claimants: Services for clients-debtors: Разработка комплексной стратегии: Legal support of enforcement proceedings: Appealing against enforcer’s actions (inactions):

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  • The complexity of protecting clients› rights in the field of intellectual property, especially on the Internet, stimulates lawyers to integrate with IT-processes and study both modern and forthcoming technologies to build an effective strategy Consulting and representation of clients’ interests: Сomplex support of transactions: Protection of intellectual property objects: IP management and commercialization:

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  • Over the last couple of years, changes in the political and economic situation have actualized the need for top-tier law firms to work on the projects on the international asset tracing of debtors and guarantors. Advising clients on the establishment of banking and financial institutions, as well as on licensing issues Support of projects on international asset tracing Advising on trade and project financing and bond issues Support of international transactions on purchase and sale of financial institutions Comprehensive legal support for projects on issuing syndicated and subordinated loans and their collateral Public and private placement of debt securities Debt restructuring Extrajudicial foreclosure of the property Regulatory issues and banks restructuring Asset management

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  • During the process of attracting foreign counterparties to Ukraine, an important stage in these processes is obtaining all necessary permits to minimize the risks of claims from government bodies and further forming a favorable business climate. Domination in the market Cartels and investigations Unfair competition Public procurement Compliance and audits

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  • Legal support of transactions in different spheres of the industry requires not only an individual approach but also specialization in each specific industry and understanding of the features of business development

    Creation of new business and support of commercial activities

    Corporate governance and business structuring

    Foreign economic activity

    Public procurement: preparation and execution of bidding documents, participation in tenders

    Public procurement (tenders)

    Licensing and issuance of permits

    Tax and accounting audit, tax optimization

    Labor and Employment Issues

    Antitrust and competition issues

    Dispute resolution and arbitration

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  • Public-private partnership within the framework of rapid European integration acquires new colors in terms of frequency and initiative of the parties in signing more deals

    Administrative and public law

    Charity

    Public procurement (tenders)

    Local government

    Privatization

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  • The digitalization of business in Ukraine, following the leading countries of the world, is expected in the near future, demanding proper legal registration

    Maintenance of infrastructure projects

    Creating and sharing infrastructure and networks

    Licensing

    Antitrust and competition issues

    Commercial Operation and Maintenance

    Maintenance of content issues (publishing, television, film industry, games, music and other audiovisual products)

    Acquisition and protection of copyright and related rights

    Creation, use and protection of intellectual property objects

    Maintenance of contractual activities in the field of software, development agreements, licensing and maintenance contracts

    Taxation in outsourcing

    Data protection and information security

    Regulation of e-commerce

    Intellectual Property Issues in Technology

    Dispute resolution

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  • Strengthening of international trade relations in Ukraine, especially with the EU, over the last few years has stimulated the development of domestic retail market In this regard.

    Franchising

    Issues of consumer protection

    Employment and employment

    Registration and protection of trademarks and other objects of individualization

    Commercial activity support, licensing and distribution

    Compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements

    Confidentiality and protection of information

    Maintenance of corporate governance issues

    Unfair competition and antitrust law

    Tax and accounting audit, tax optimization

    Disputes on consumers’ rights protection

    Disputes on collecting debts and compensation of losses

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  • Construction and registration of rights on real estate sometimes takes considerable time, especially during obtaining all necessary documents, so the participation of professional lawyers can reduce the time spent on complex processes in this sphere.

    Legal audit of real estate objects

    Maintenance of real estate purchase and sale transactions

    Advising on investments

    Issues of construction and development of facilities

    Environmental issues

    Lease agreements

    Registration of ownership of immovable property

    Registration and removal of encumbrances on real estate

    Property disputes

    Recovery of property in pledge (mortgage)

    Dispute settlement

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  • Ukraine is an attractive place to encourage investments in the energy sector, and therefore work with foreign clients is a key factor for the successful completion of transactions in this area

    Corporate and Project Finance

    Legal audit of target objects

    M&A transactions and transactions involving investment funds

    Investments in traditional and alternative energy sources

    Licensing

    Support of commercial activity

    Tax and accounting audit, tax optimization

    Registration of rights to intellectual property objects, protection and licensing

    Settlement of Disputes

    Investment arbitration

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  • Working with investment funds abroad directly helps to form the necessary business relations for more targeted project financing

    The primary attraction of financing

    Establishment of private equity funds

    Legal audit and full support of transactions with investment funds

    Portfolio investment

    Operational management of portfolio investments and subsequent acquisitions

    System of financial motivation and redemption of shares by management

    Withdrawal of investments

    Providing venture capital to start-ups

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  • Today, an important element of international business relations is the solution of issues with financial and banking regulation to minimize the risks of debt formation and create guarantees for the reliability of transactions

    Support of banking activities

    Debt collection

    Cross-border search for assets

    Property Assets and Leasing

    Investments

    Institutes of joint investment

    Corporate Finance

    Financial services

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  • The agricultural sector is one of the most promising areas for attracting investments, therefore such deals require qualitative legal support, creating a favorable climate to stimulate the growth of the number of investors

    Corporate and project finance

    Creating a new business

    Maintenance of land issues

    Foreign trade contracts

    M&A transactions and transactions involving investment funds

    Legal audit of target objects

    Tax and accounting audit, tax optimization

    Compliance of the company’s activities with the requirements of the anti-corruption legislation, licensing procedures in the AMCU and other issues of competition law

    Registration of rights to intellectual property, protection of IP rights and licensing

    Dispute resolution

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  • The European integration of Ukraine stimulates the development of the automobile industry and infrastructure projects

    Maintenance of infrastructure and logistics projects in the aviation, automotive, shipbuilding and other transport sectors

    Corporate and Project Finance

    M&A transactions and transactions involving investment funds

    Legal audit of target objects

    Licensing

    Maintenance of commercial activities and customs control

    Tax and accounting audit, tax optimization

    Compliance of the company’s activities with the requirements of the anti-corruption legislation, licensing procedures in the AMCU and other issues of competition law

    Registration of rights to intellectual property, protection of IP rights and licensing

    Dispute resolution

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Quote

Since it’s foundation in 2006 under the Spenser & Kauffmann brand, the company has not stopped its development. The brand is updated under the influence of modernity and becomes more laconic – SPENSERS.

The board of company remains unchanged feature, as well as the fact that the company seeks to provide its clients with the highest standards of legal advice and exemplary service

Managing Partner Valentin Zagariya
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