Energy and Natural Resources

Our Energy and Natural Resources group has a reputation as the country’s leading practice. The firm is recognized as playing a prominent role in Ukraine’s oil and gas industry for many years and has participated in transactions involving the largest companies in the sector.

We have extensive experience advising our Energy & Natural Resources clients on corporate issues, including M&A transactions (acquisition and sale of oil & gas, electricity distribution and energy generation companies), construction of power plants, leases and production sharing agreements (primarily for oil & gas exploration companies), corporate restructurings, regulatory and compliance matters. Our lawyers have advised on the establishment of the first joint ventures for the exploration and production of oil and gas in 1990, as well as the landmark privatizations of the electricity distribution companies and the reconstruction of combined heat and power plants.

We give guidance on corporate finance matters, including structured financing, debt restructuring, public and private placements of debt and equity, tax advisory. We also often advise oil & gas and energy clients on merger clearances and other aspects of competition law. Our dispute resolution team is constantly involved in cases connected with collection of debts, shareholder disputes, etc.

Our Energy and Natural Resource group is comprised of specialist lawyers as well as attorneys from our other market leading practices (corporate, finance, capital markets, dispute resolution, and tax).

We have worked on transactions involving DTEK, ContourGlobal, Lukoil, TNK-BP, Shelton Petroleum, Regal Petroleum, MND Exploration and Production, JKX Oil & Gas, Naftogas, Ukrtransnafta, Mercuria Energy Group Ltd, and Cadogan Petroleum plc.