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CMS Promotes Three to Counsel and Senior Associate in Kyiv

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in Kyiv is pleased to announce the promotion of three lawyers to Counsel and Senior Associate as of 1 July 2021.

Maryna Ilchuk (Energy) has been promoted to Counsel while Mykola Heletiy (Commercial) and Louise Cakar (Corporate/M&A) have both been promoted to Senior Associate.

Graham Conlon, Managing Partner of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang in Kyiv, comments: “These promotions reflect the excellent work and contribution by our three colleagues in delivering for our clients as well for the firm. They are also a reflection of our commitment to investing in the future success of our people and for our business in the wider CEE region. I would like to congratulate Maryna, Mykola and Louise on this significant and well-deserved recognition.”

Maryna Ilchuk, a lawyer in the Energy team in Kyiv, advises domestic and international clients operating in the energy, oil & gas sector on a broad range of legal and regulatory issues, and across the entire lifecycle of energy companies, with a particular focus on commercial and technical aspects. She represented a foreign investor on the first ever full-scale Production Enhancement Contract (PEC) in Ukraine, and was also involved in the unbundling of state-owned energy company Naftogaz Ukraine. Maryna has substantial experience in renewable energy projects, leading projects for acquisition purposes. She has also supported on projects related to the structuring of public-private partnerships, particularly those involving the cooperation between foreign investors and state enterprises and authorities.

Mykola Heletiy, a lawyer in the Commercial practice in Kyiv, advises foreign and local clients on various aspects of their business operations in Ukraine, including general commercial matters, employment, data protection and competition issues. His experience includes advising clients on various types of commercial contracts, including IT services, e-commerce, and telecoms agreements, as well as on matters of data protection, advertising, gambling, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, purchasing and procurement, production and product liability.

Louise Çakar is an English-qualified solicitor who specialises in advising multinationals on cross-border corporate transactions in emerging markets. Beyond Ukraine, she has experience in various jurisdictions, having acted on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and multi-jurisdictional re-organisations throughout Central and Eastern Europe, the UK and the Middle East. She has a particular focus on the financial institutions and services sector, as well as the technology, media and communications, and energy sectors. Louise is also able to bring a well-rounded view to the table having previously worked in-house for MetLife Insurance as the Commercial Contracts Manager for the EMEA region in the Strategic Initiatives Team.

For further information, please contact:

Wendy Lee-McGuinness, Communications

E: wendy.lee-mcguinness@cms-cmno.com

T: +44 20 7367 3826

Notes to editors:

Founded in 1999, CMS is an integrated, multi-jurisdictional organisation of law firms that offers full-service legal and tax advice. With more than 70 offices in over 40 countries across the world and more than 5,000 lawyers, CMS has long-standing expertise both in advising in its local jurisdictions and across borders. From major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups, CMS provides the technical rigour, strategic excellence and long-term partnership to keep each client ahead in its chosen markets.

The CMS member firms provide a wide range of expertise across 19 practice areas and sectors, including Corporate/M&A, Energy & Climate Change, Infrastructure & Projects, Funds, Life Sciences & Healthcare, TMC, Tax, Banking & Finance, Commercial, Competition & EU, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Pensions, Intellectual Property and Real Estate.

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