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Aequo Advised Posco Daewoo on the Acquisition of a Grain Export Terminal in Ukraine

15/ 02/ 2019
  Aequo advised Posco Daewoo, Koreas largest trading company with over USD 21 billion annual revenue, regarding Ukrainian law matters in connection with the acquisition of a grain export terminal located in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. When completed in July, the terminal is to have an annual storage capacity of 2.5 million tons of grain. With the mentioned deal, Posco Daewoo will become the first Korean firm operating a grain terminal overseas, thus exercising control over the entire supply chain of grain produced in Ukraine and managing more efficient inventory. Through over 87 of its global networks, Posco Daewoo engages in the trading of a wide range of products from steel, automotive and components, machinery and industrial electronics to non-ferrous metal, food resources, chemicals, commodities and textiles, with both local and international customers. Aequo project team included partner Anna Babych, of counsel Oksana Krasnokutskaya, counsel Michael Lukashenko and senior associate Mykhaylo Soroka who advised the client on various corporate matters in connection with the transaction. Anna Babych. Aequo’s partner, head of Corporate/M&A. We are honoured to have assisted Posco Daewoo in this remarkable deal. Investment in Ukrainian agricultural sector by powerful global players proves their confidence in the country’s economic potential and encourages further positive developments in this area and we are happy to be the part of such strategically important processes for Ukraine. 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 Natalia Kovalchuk Kovalchuk@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

Aequo advised Posco Daewoo, Korea’s largest trading company with over USD 21 billion annual revenue, regarding Ukrainian law matters in connection with the acquisition of a grain export terminal located in Mykolaiv, Ukraine. When completed in July, the terminal is to have an annual storage capacity of 2.5 million tons of grain.

With the mentioned deal, Posco Daewoo will become the first Korean firm operating a grain terminal overseas, thus exercising control over the entire supply chain of grain produced in Ukraine and managing more efficient inventory.

Through over 87 of its global networks, Posco Daewoo engages in the trading of a wide range of products from steel, automotive and components, machinery and industrial electronics to non-ferrous metal, food resources, chemicals, commodities and textiles, with both local and international customers.

Aequo project team included partner Anna Babych, of counsel Oksana Krasnokutskaya, counsel Michael Lukashenko and senior associate Mykhaylo Soroka who advised the client on various corporate matters in connection with the transaction.

Anna Babych Aequo’s partner, head of Corporate/M&A
We are honoured to have assisted Posco Daewoo in this remarkable deal. Investment in Ukrainian agricultural sector by powerful global players proves their confidence in the country’s economic potential and encourages further positive developments in this area and we are happy to be the part of such strategically important processes for Ukraine.

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 Natalia Kovalchuk

Kovalchuk@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

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