Legal Services

Competition

Competition

The team of Gryphon completes the tasks associated with the creation and operation of large enterprises, their associations, industrial and financial groups, agro-holdings, large retail chains, and others, whose  business transactions, under certain circumstances, may be considered as limiting competition on the market and require coordination with the AMC of Ukraine.

We:
  • analysis of transactions and contracts for the presence of signs of control or coordination of competitive behavior between business entities to determine related legal and tax risks;
  • analysis of ownership structures of enterprises, identification of related and affiliated entities (residents and non-residents). We also design ownership structures, which meet the requirements of the antimonopoly legislation of Ukraine;
  • legal support for obtaining permits from the AMC for coordinated actions and concentrations (mergers) or preliminary conclusions about the absence of such a need;
  • legal support of obtaining approvals for acquisition or increase of substantial stakes in financial institutions from appropriate state supervisory bodies;
  • legal and tax advice, as well as preparation of legal opinions about the presence or absence of grounds for obtaining appropriate permits from the AMC of Ukraine, as well as, the preparation of individual clarifications from the AMC on these issues;
  • advice on the regulations of coordinated competitive behavior, including pricing and anti-dumping measures;
  • initiation of investigations into cases of abuse of dominant positions and unfair competition, including the use of comparative advertising and other abuses;
  • legal assistance in cases of anti-competitive behavior of public authorities, including their decisions, orders, and directives which have led or may lead to the prevention, elimination or restriction of competition;
  • legal support and determination of legal methods to combat cartel collusion;
  • advice on exemption from liability for participation in cartels in cases specified by law;
  • represent the interests of entities in dealing with the AMC and appeal illegal actions and decisions of the AMC in administrative and judicial procedures.
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Inessa Mihalchenko

Молодший партнер

Banking & Finance

Комплаєнс

Dmytro Melash

Старший юрист

Tax & Legal

Due Diligence

The markets in which we operate

Banking and finance

Stock market

IT-industry

Agriculture

Construction and real estate

By combining a single talented team with high ethical principles, our mission - to find the best solutions in the field of law, tax, finance, investment, and help integrate them into business processes

  • 15 years of professional experience specialising in banking and the finance market
  • Top 5 in Banking and Finance Law
  • Top 5 in IT
  • TOP 5 in corporate regulatory compliance
  • #1 Boutique Tax Consulting Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine

Services we offer

Financial Institutions (lending|money transfer|currency exchange|payment systems|asset management company)

The Gryphon Legal team offers its services to support the founding and licensing of financial institutions that deal with lending, money transfer, currency exchange, and legal support in obtaining permits necessary for the operation of corporate investment funds, payment systems and electronic money systems.

Telecommunications, IT

Ukraine is known as one of the technological hubs. We are proud to serve our clients from telecommunications, media, entertainment and IT sector. Whatever is your niche in the sector, we have experience and cross-border experience to support our clients’ needs.  

Banking & Finance

As Ukraine continues its structural reforms its financial sector and capital markets are restoring. Our team is here to advise you on any transactions—from cross-border acquisitions and mergers to joint ventures and spinoffs, and distressed acquisitions. We serve as counsels to the Ukrainian and international financial holdings, groups, corporations, banks, and other financial institutions.

Corporate and Commercial

Our lawyers provide legal advice on all aspects of corporate and commercial law. This includes the creation of businesses and the purchase of existing businesses, while always taking into account the interests and goals of clients.

Support Of Agreements

Gryphon Legal provides professional legal assistance in the negotiation and implementation of various types of transactions and agreements, as well as, determining all possible risks and legal consequences associated with their conclusion.

Intellectual Property

Gryphon Legal carries out pre-trial and judicial protection of violated intellectual property rights, including compensations for property or non-pecuniary damage caused by the violation of intellectual property rights.

Employment

Gryphon Legal has many years of experience of successful legal support of company human resources policies, as well as resolution of disputes arising between employees and employers, thereby increasing business efficiency.

Real Estate and Construction Legal Assistance

Our experts in real estate provide comprehensive legal and tax support of real estate transactions, as well as protecting the rights and interests of owners and legitimate users of real estate, both foreign and domestic.

Business Liquidation

We provide legal support for dissolution (liquidation) of enterprises, including financial institutions, financial and industrial groups, agricultural holdings, agricultural companies, large retail chains, business associations, corporations, concerns, etc., always taking into account the legal and tax risks, creditors’ claims, and the rights and interests of their participants (members, shareholders) and successors.