We have been accompanying you for more than 10 years in your projects in Ukraine
The Kiev Office successfully advises foreign investors, banks, international institutions, public authorities, private individuals and local companies in key areas of business law as part of their investment and business activities in Ukraine.
Jeantet uses the firm’s international expertise to provide top-level legal assistance in highly regulated settings. The large number of successful transactions dealt with by the team, which has advised an international client-base for over 10 years now, is testament to the effectiveness of our client-centred approach and to the high-quality services we provide.
Additionally, our lawyers regularly provide assistance to international groups as part of their projects in Ukraine’s neighbouring countries (Belarus, Moldova) and in Kazakhstan.
Our team is composed of both French and Ukrainian lawyers. Our lawyers provide effective and innovative solutions that combine a thorough understanding of local law with a complete grasp of the issues our clients face in an international context.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
We assist you in your M&A transactions, our ability to innovate and anticipate has been at the heart of our transactional activity for over fifty years.
Our research and studies on market developments and on numerous sectors of activity allow us to accurately apprehend any strategic operations you may need in order to provide you with effective support that goes beyond simple legal advice.
Our practice, in France and abroad, covers various economic sectors (finance, health, services, industry, energy, media, etc.) and all types of strategic operations of external growth or reorganization of groups and companies.
- Main fields of activity:
- Strategic external growth cases ;
- Mainly mid-cap and large-cap transactions.
- Key areas of expertise:
- Acquisition and disposal of shares and businesses ;
- Carve-out, including cross-border ;
- Joint ventures and partnerships ;
- Corporate governance ;
- Acquisitions and disposals of participating interests ;
- Mergers, demergers, restructurings ;
- Shareholders’ agreements ;
- Due Diligence.
- A recognized cross-border expertise:
- More than 50% of our M&A transactions involve an international party ;
- Jeantet advises companies involving French and foreign targets.
- Support of a full service firm:
- Employment and tax law, environment, real estate, litigation ;
- Commercial, Compliance ;
- Notifications, merger control in France and abroad ;
- Foreign investments.
Tailor-made and innovative advice: Development of an offensive strategy designed for you and your company. Jeantet is strongly involved in compliance and anti-corruption issues (Sapin II law).
A partner at the heart of its clients’ realities: Regular speakers at conferences, our lawyers are regularly consulted on major reform projects. Jeantet is therefore very involved in compliance and anti-corruption issues (loi Sapin II).
INFRASTRUCTURE, MAJOR CONTRACTS AND PROJECTS
A RECOGNIZED KNOW-HOW IN LARGE PROJECTS
Our team has a unique expertise in the field of large contracts, in particular as a result of the governmental agreements concluded in recent years between France and Ukraine concerning the sale of high-tech equipment as well as the construction of infrastructure in the field of water supply.
Our transversal expertise allows us to assist our clients in these complex contracts involving very diverse legal fields (environment, energy, transport, etc.).
Business life in Ukraine: suspension, but not destruction, Interview with Bertrand Barrier – LJA Magazine, may 2022
Bertrand Barrier, partner at Jeantet and president of the Franco-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce, was posted in Kiev and was repatriated to Paris at the end of February 2022, when the Russian army invaded Ukraine. He recounts where the Ukrainian legal system stood at the time of the invasion, what the salient issues were at the […]
Monthly legal update – April/May 2022
Rankings – The Legal 500 EMEA 2022
The 2022 Legal 500 EMEA ranking has been released. We thank you for your confidence! This year, our law firm is recognized in 20 practices, 18 of our lawyers are cited and 3 are distinguished. FRANCE Banking and Finance: Bank regulatory – Tier 2 Leading individuals – Martine Samuelian Dispute resolution: Stock market litigation – […]
Paris, Casablanca, Kyiv, Geneva
Monthly legal update – March 2022
Sommaire : The program of the evacuation of enterprises from the war zones to western Ukraine The extension of deadlines for submission of tax, financial and other reports Organization of employment relations during martial law Amendments to the tax code of Ukraine Certain issues of state registration during martial law On guaranteeing protection of the […]
Monthly legal update – February 2021
Summary : New law liberalizing concession rules and highway construction Resumption of certain tax audits Draft Law on repayment of the debts under the feed-in tariff (FiT) with governmental bonds New Laws on Special Investment Contracts and development of industrial parks Amount of the share capital no longer required to be indicated in the charter […]
Jeantet announces the promotion of two new partners, confirming its continuous development
Paris, 26th August 2020 – Jeantet is pleased to announce the nomination of Ioana Knoll-Tudor, in International Arbitration, and Bertrand Barrier, in M&A, as partners. Jeantet, one of the most renowned independent French law firms, continues its development in international matters by promoting two of its local partners in Budapest and Kiev to the rank […]
Kyiv, Paris, Budapest
Jeantet advises the French shipyard OCEA as part of the Ukrainian State command of 20 patrol vessels
Paris, August 11th, 2020 – Jeantet advised OCEA Navale, an independent French shipyard for maritime safety, on the order and sale of 20 patrol vessels to the Ukrainian State for €136 million. This order for 20 patrol vessels of FPB 98 (32 m long) intended for the Ukrainian border and coastguard service, and ratified by […]
Ukraine : Monthly Legal Update – July 2020
Ukraine : legal alert “Government’s steps to support businesses”
On 13 May 2020, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law Amending the Tax Code of Ukraine and other Laws of Ukraine with a view to Supporting Tax Payers for the Duration of the Measures Implemented to Prevent the Occurrence and Spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) (the ‘Law’). The Law is expected to be […]
Ukraine : Covid-19 legal alert n°2
Quarantine measures expanded beginning on 6 April 2020 New restrictive measures for the period of quarantine were introduced in accordance with Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine no. 255 dated 2 April 2020 (officially published on 4 April 2020). New restrictions began to apply from 6 April 2020, and the main of them […]
Ukraine : COVID-19 virus related legal alert
Force Majeure Clause: approach, trends, pitfalls
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