Some of the major Ukrainian and international food and beverage manufacturers are among our clients. Thanks to them, we have the right knowledge and experience to serve international and local clients working in this sector.
We regularly advise major companies in this sector on various matters:
- Coca-Cola Ukraine Limited and Coca-Cola European Union Group on a wide variety of Ukrainian law issues, including regulatory, corporate governance, media & advertising, tax, employment, customs and IP issues, including the acquisition of the Ukraine's largest juice producer, Sandora, and in litigation before Ukrainian courts defending the company's IP rights associated with Coca-Cola Light and the Silver Lady advertising campaign;
- IP issues from labelling and import requirements to trademark protection on behalf of clients, including Elite Ukraine and KIBE SA, a Belgian company;
- secured clearance from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for Nutrilux acquisition of Provimi SA and for Compagnie Gervais Danone to merge with Springs of Eden B.V;
- Henkell & Sohnlein, a European sparkling wine producer, to acquire Kyiv Factory of Sparkling Wines Stolychny;
- Intersnack Knabber-Geback, a major German producer of salted snacks, in their attempted acquisition of a Ukrainian potato chips plant;
- $250 million Eurobond offering by Mironivsky Hliboproduct, Ukraine's major poultry producer with construction underway to make it one of Europe's largest;
- acquisition and operation of sugar production facilities in Ukraine by E D & F Man Holdings, a major global supplier of food, feeds, and biofuels, including associated corporate, regulatory, and litigation issues;
- up to $50 million loan facility of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to a leading Ukrainian brewery, Obolon, to finance the restructuring of Obolon's balance sheet and energy efficiency investments in its production facilities.
In addition to our expertise in these standard matters, we are known for our innovative solutions of novel and complex legal problems. We provide a full range of legal services in food industry.