Business Law Firm in Kiev, Ukraine
Other Offices: Tbilisi Riga Warsaw
Law Firm OverviewHallowell law, founded in 1993, based in Kiev, provides international legal services and representation to corporations and individuals in Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
We focus our services on the following principal legal fields of practice:
-Business and Commercial law;
-Corporate law and capital markets;
-Mergers, acquisitions and related due diligence for international transactions;
-Labor and employment law;
-Competition and Anti-trust law;
-Real Estate and Construction law;
-Administrative law and regulatory matters; and
-Transport and maritime law.
Our clients are international medium-sized companies from a wide spectrum of business fields as well as individuals from The United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, China, Japan and South Korea.
We can provide services in the Ukrainian, English and Russian languages.
Languages: Ukrainian, English, Latvian, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish, Estonian, Georgian
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Due diligence for international corporate acquisitions.
Areas of Law Description
Hallowell Law represents clients in the following areas of practice:
The interpretation and analysis of laws and regulations which serve to regulate business activity may often require legal advice. The Firm can assist and advise clients in Ukraine with respect to a wide range of legal issues regarding governmental regulation of business that may arise from time.
- Banking and Finance, Insurance
The Firm is able to assist and advise its clients with respect to the negotiation, documentation and closing of loan agreements and commercial real estate and asset-based loan transactions. Our attorneys are also able to advise clients with respect to the restructuring, or work-out, of non-performing loans, as well as providing other services related to foreclosure, liquidation or bankruptcy.
- Commercial and Business
The Firmís attorneys who specialize in the areas of Ukraine corporate and general business law represent corporations, partnerships and other forms of business entities engaged in a variety of operations, including manufacturing, real estate sale and development, international trade, and financial services.
- Corporate Advisory
The Firm offers its clients advice and representation with respect to the evolving regulation of company laws and business regulations in Ukraine. The Firm also provides advice with respect to mergers and acquisitions, securities laws, intellectual property law, employee benefits and employment law-related matters.
The Firm can advise its clients with respect to a range of anti-monopoly and competition matters including acquisitions and joint ventures subject to national merger control regulatory frameworks and with respect to competitive and anti-competitive agreements and practices.
- Employment and Labor
The Firm advises its corporate clients in regard to all aspects of national labor and employment law in Ukraine, including trade union matters, the negotiation and administration of collective agreements, employment standards in the work place, harassment and discrimination issues, executive compensation matters, business immigration visas and etc.
The Firmís lawyers advise and represent clients in Ukraine at local, municipal and national levels with regard to hazardous waste disposal requirements, environmental issues connected with the development and location of a new plant or facility, obtaining necessary permits and assessments for development rights and clean-up of contaminated property in the case of purchase of an existing Ukrainian plant or factory.
The Firm assists its clients with representation and advice concerning inheritance matters in Ukraine including probate of last wills and testaments, filing of foreign wills and testaments with notaries, and preparing probate applications to courts so as to provide for the inheritance of property by the heirs of an estate.
The firm has represented Australian, American, British, New Zealand, Canadian and Russian clients with the probate of estates in Kiev, Odessa and other major Ukrainian cities.
Succeeding in international markets has become an integral part of the business strategies of both emerging and established companies in Eastern and Central Europe. Our presence in Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, Georgia, Latvia and Poland allows us to assist our clients across the region with respect to a multitude of highly diverse matters and transactions.
- Litigation and Arbitration
The Firmís cooperates with leading attorneys (barristers) in Ukraine who are able to undertake commercial and business litigation on behalf of the Firmís clients. These attorneys have considerable experience in a wide range of litigation matters, ranging from customary commercial practice associated with general representation of corporations.
- Maritime and Transport
The Firm and its associated attorneys advise and represent clients in Ukraine with respect to shipping, maritime and transport law matters. The Firm has assisted and represented clients with respect to arrests of vessels in the port of Odessa.
- Real Estate
The Firmís lawyers are able to assist and provide legal advice and representation to local Ukrainian and foreign developers, owners or prospective purchasers of apartments and homes, owners and tenants of commercial and industrial properties, and owners or developers of shopping centers and condominiums.
Ms. Oksana Borodavko
Commercial Law, Transportation