Corporate, Antitrust, Real Property, Intellectual Property & Litigation Law Firm in Kiev, Ukraine
Frishberg & PartnersMain Office
10 Gorky Street
+380 44 5858464
+380 44 2356342
Contact Mr. Alex Frishberg
Law Firm Overview FREE CONSULTATIONFrishberg & Partners, founded in 1991, is an independent full-service law firm located in Kiev, Ukraine. We focus our practice on corporate law specializing in due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, anti-trust, real property transactions, IP and business litigation. With over 15 years of hands-on experience in Ukraine, attorneys of the firm have dealt with countless obstacles encountered by national and foreign companies. As a result, Frishberg & Partners can offer extensive practical expertise to resolve virtually any legal problem.
The firm issues its annual legal reference guide "Doing Business in Ukraine", covering topical legal issues, which face foreign investors coming to Ukraine. When necessary, attorneys of the firm collaborate with specialists renowned for their expertise, such as Alexander Paskhaver, former advisor to the Ukrainian State Property Fund and President Viktor Yuschenko; Taras Kuzio, Professor of the George Washington University and Semyon Tartakovsky, well-known trademark and patent expert.
Our unique blend of American and Ukrainian legal and government experts, coupled with a friendly and pro-active approach to problem solving, helps our clients to safely navigate the turbulent waves of local business practices. We welcome the opportunity to hear from you or your company's management, investors, directors or legal counsel. All initial consultations are free of charge.
Year this Office was Established: 1991
Languages: English, Russian and Ukrainian.
Areas of Law
- Admiralty & Maritime
- Agricultural Law
- Antitrust & Trade Regulation
- Business & Industry
- Business Formation
- Business Law
- Business Litigation
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Competition Law
- Construction Law
- Consumer Law
- Corporate Law
- Corporate Taxation
- Customs Law
- Environmental Law
- Financial Litigation
- General Practice
- Intellectual Property
- International Arbitration
- International Investments
- International Law
- International Trade
- Joint Ventures
- Landlord & Tenant Law
- Legal Economics
- Licensing Law
Additional Areas of Law: Due Diligence; Company Formation; Agribusiness & Food Processing.
Areas of Law Description
Frishberg & Partners provides the full range of corporate legal services, including:
- Corporate Law and M&A
Over the last 15 years, Frishberg & Partners has served as corporate counsel to multinational companies and banks. We have registered a multitude of joint ventures, subsidiaries and representative offices in Ukraine. By now, the registration process is well-established, as is liquidation.
• Company Formation
We assist clients that are interested in setting up operations in Ukraine by selecting the optimal legal form to fit the clients’ specific business needs, drafting all related corporate documents, including foundation documents, protocols, lease agreements, labor agreements and perform all the necessary registrations with the local authorities.
• Mergers & Acquisitions
Frishberg & Partners has served as corporate counsel to multinational companies and banks since 1991. By now, the registration process is well-established, as is liquidation. Acquisition of controlling blocks of shares in Ukrainian companies, however, is an entirely different game, requiring knowledge and experience of local corporate legal specialists.
• Due Diligence
Frishberg & Partners has extensive experience in the research and drafting of due diligence reports on behalf of both private and government-funded clients with interest in privatization or acquisition of stock in private Ukrainian enterprises. This process involves asset valuation, verification of legal status and ownership rights, and compliance with accounting requirements.
More recently we assisted a Swiss company with the acquisition of a 75% equity stake in a respected Ukrainian glass-manufacturing facility. In addition to due diligence and preparation of the share-purchase agreement, we cleared this transaction with the Anti-monopoly Committee.
Frishberg & Partners also played an active part in the development of mass privatization in Ukraine. We were asked by Price Waterhouse to advice on reconciliation of USAID’s vision of mass-scale privatization with the prevalent legislation. Our work with Price Waterhouse resulted in the introduction and distribution of Ukrainian privatization certificates.
- Real Estate
Since opening our Kiev office in the fall of 1991, Frishberg & Partners has had roots in Ukrainian real estate transactions. In fact, our first client matter involved the acquisition of an apartment for a Western Embassy. Since then, we have worked on countless acquisitions and leases of apartments, buildings, office premises, warehouses and factories.
- Agribusiness & Food Processing
Our firm assisted a major Dutch trader of cheese products in setting up a dairy farm and yogurt-manufacturing facility near Kiev. This work involved joint venture formation with local partners, land-allocation, licensing and product certification, among other matters.
- International Trade
Frishberg & Partners is proud to have a highly experienced international trade practice, which offers the full spectrum of cross-border trade regulation to assist our clients in maximizing their trade opportunities while minimizing the associated risks and accompanying costs. We regularly advise clients on all aspects of international trade transactions.
Our firm has provided a range of legal services to a major French telecommunications firm. Specifically, our attorneys assisted this client with the negotiation of terms and conditions for a joint venture with a local, Kharkiv-based company. Our role in this project included drafting, negotiating, and registering all contracts and other required documentation.
- Tax Advice
Ukrainian tax legislation is one of the most complicated areas of law. Our goal is to minimize the risks and tax burden on your company, while making your transactions safe and effective. The Frishberg team analyzes tax implications of different types of business transactions, including import-export agreements, agency agreements, mergers and acquisitions.
- Labor and Immigration
Frishberg & Partners have extensive experience advising corporate management on all aspects of labor and employment-related matters. Attorneys of Frishberg & Partners advise numerous corporate clients on matters relating to employment law, including: obtaining work permits for foreigners in Ukraine; preparation of all necessary documents and registration of enterprises, which hire foreign citizens, etc.
- Intellectual Property
The law offices of Frishberg & Partners offer clients a full range of legal services relating to the protection of intellectual property, including representation before the Chamber of Appeals of the State Patent Office of Ukraine, Anti-monopoly Committee, among other entities.
- Litigation and Arbitration
We have defended companies in Ukrainian courts over the last 12 years. For instance, we represent KLM Royal Dutch Airlines against passengers' claims and any trademark infringements. In the area of real estate, we successfully protected the property rights of Kiev International School in local courts, in regional courts and in the Supreme Court of Ukraine.
Ms. Elena Avramenko
Corporate Law, Employment
Mr. Scott Brown
Business Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Ms. Tanya Dzyadok
Corporate Law, Employment
Mr. Alex Frishberg
Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate
Ms. Galina Khmarskaya
Corporate Law, Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions
Mr. Vladimir Lukovich
Finance, Import and Export, Litigation
Mr. Sergey Potabenko
Copyright, Domain Names, Intellectual Property, Licensing Law, Patents
Mr. Valeriy Semenets
Employment, Insurance, Investment Law, Real Estate
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