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Baker McKenzie assisted Monsanto with a significant project on the construction of a seeds processing facility in Ukraine

27/ 09/ 2018
  Kyiv, Ukraine, 27 September 2018. Baker McKenzies Kyiv office provided full legal support to Monsanto, which has now become a part of Bayer group, on all stages of the seeds processing facility construction project in Ukraine.  The largest of its kind in Ukraine, the seeds processing facility was officially opened on 5 September 2018 in Pochuiky, Zhytomyr region. It is reported that the seeds facility is providing 85 permanent and 220 seasonal jobs. The scope of Baker McKenzies work included real estate, project financing, and regulatory and competition issues. The Kyiv team supported the project for more than five years, stating from its very inception. Our lawyers conducted legal due diligence, advised on various legal issues relating to construction, land, project financing, regulatory permits and licenses, as well as  assisted in obtaining AMC approvals for the project, and more.   Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv team was led by the Kyiv offices Managing Partner Serhiy Piontkovsky, Partner Hennadiy Voytsitskyi who acted as a Project Manager, and Partner Oksana Simonova, with key input from Associate Elmaz Abkhairova, and expert input from Senior Associates Hanna Shtepa and Olha Mikheieva and Associates Anna Smyrnova andKhrystyna Knygynytska.   Managing Partner Serhiy Piontkovsky commented: We are extremely proud to be a part of this milestone project in Ukraine. It involved complex legal structuring, practical approach, problem solving solutions and great team work. Partner Hennadiy Voytsitskyi noted: “We have been privileged to contribute to the successful consummation of the high magnitude project which significance for the Ukrainian economy is difficult to overestimate; this is yet another flashing sign for the current and potential investors of the immense opportunities offered by Ukraine.” About Bayer Bayer is a life science company with more than a 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of healthcare and agriculture. Bayer has been operating in Ukraine since 1992. A team of more than 500 professional staff is working to present their innovative products and relevant knowledge for the Ukrainian industry. (https://www.bayer.com/) About Baker McKenzie Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our 13,000 people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instil confidence in our clients.(www.bakermckenzie.com)

Kyiv, Ukraine, 27 September 2018. Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office provided full legal support to Monsanto, which has now become a part of Bayer group, on all stages of the seeds processing facility construction project in Ukraine. 

The largest of its kind in Ukraine, the seeds processing facility was officially opened on 5 September 2018 in Pochuiky, Zhytomyr region. It is reported that the seeds facility is providing 85 permanent and 220 seasonal jobs.

The scope of Baker McKenzie’s work included real estate, project financing, and regulatory and competition issues. The Kyiv team supported the project for more than five years, stating from its very inception. Our lawyers conducted legal due diligence, advised on various legal issues relating to construction, land, project financing, regulatory permits and licenses, as well as  assisted in obtaining AMC approvals for the project, and more.
 
Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv team was led by the Kyiv office’s Managing Partner Serhiy Piontkovsky, Partner Hennadiy Voytsitskyi who acted as a Project Manager, and Partner Oksana Simonova, with key input from Associate Elmaz Abkhairova, and expert input from Senior Associates Hanna Shtepa and Olha Mikheieva and Associates Anna Smyrnova andKhrystyna Knygynytska.
 
Managing Partner Serhiy Piontkovsky commented: “We are extremely proud to be a part of this milestone project in Ukraine. It involved complex legal structuring, practical approach, problem solving solutions and great team work”.

Partner Hennadiy Voytsitskyi noted: “We have been privileged to contribute to the successful consummation of the high magnitude project which significance for the Ukrainian economy is difficult to overestimate; this is yet another flashing sign for the current and potential investors of the immense opportunities offered by Ukraine.”

About Bayer

Bayer is a life science company with more than a 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of healthcare and agriculture. Bayer has been operating in Ukraine since 1992. A team of more than 500 professional staff is working to present their innovative products and relevant knowledge for the Ukrainian industry. (https://www.bayer.com/)

About Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. We solve complex legal problems across borders and practice areas. Our unique culture, developed over 65 years, enables our 13,000 people to understand local markets and navigate multiple jurisdictions, working together as trusted colleagues and friends to instil confidence in our clients.(www.bakermckenzie.com)

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