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Aequo Advises Ipsos on Acquisition of Four Global Divisions from GfK

26/ 10/ 2018
  Aequo advised Ipsos, a global market research and consulting firm, on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the acquisition of four global divisions of the GfK Custom Research Business: Customer Experience, Experience Innovation, Health and Public Affairs. The deal results in almost 1,000 GfKs employees joining Ipsos in 25 countries. The estimated 2018 revenue of the acquired businesses is over €200m, according to Ipsos. The team led by managing partner Denis Lysenko included counsel Sergey Denisenko and associate Denys Medvediev – advising on obtaining merger and non-compete clearances, and of counsel Oksana Krasnokutskaya, senior associates Michael Lukashenko and Vasyl Mishchenko, and associate Maria Derechina – advising on corporate, employment and tax issues in connection with the transaction. About the firm AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters. AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets. The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc. AEQUO has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2018. For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

Aequo advised Ipsos, a global market research and consulting firm, on Ukrainian law matters in connection with the acquisition of four global divisions of the GfK Custom Research Business: Customer Experience, Experience Innovation, Health and Public Affairs.

The deal results in almost 1,000 GfK’s employees joining Ipsos in 25 countries. The estimated 2018 revenue of the acquired businesses is over €200m, according to Ipsos.

The team led by managing partner Denis Lysenko included counsel Sergey Denisenko and associate Denys Medvediev – advising on obtaining merger and non-compete clearances, and of counsel Oksana Krasnokutskaya, senior associates Michael Lukashenko and Vasyl Mishchenko, and associate Maria Derechina – advising on corporate, employment and tax issues in connection with the transaction.

About the firm

AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.

AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets.

The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc.

AEQUO has been named the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2018.

For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya

Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

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