Agrofood Business

Sergey Silchenko partner

For over 15 years we have been protecting the assets of agricultural manufacturing and processing companies as well as helping exporters enter international markets. Since 2012 we are developing the Eastern Ukrainian Forum communication platform, and in 2017 we became members of AgroFood Cluster Kharkiv Supervisory Board.

We assisted with the first projects of Ukrainian agricompanies on attracting investment at NewConnect (Warsaw Stock Exchange), and we continue advising Ukrainian companies in negotiations with foreign investors.

 

36

clients in 2015-2017

77

projects in 2015-2017

Our services

Export-import deals. Investment

Are you already an exporter or only planning on entering foreign markets? We can help you build your business abroad taking into account the tax load, check foreign deals contracts for risks and handle the first shipment.

Are you planning to expand your business and seek out investment? We can conduct an audit and pre-investment procedures for your company. If necessary, we will help reorganize your business and protect your interests when signing contracts between investors and business owners.

Deals with land and real estate

Your land lease contracts are close to expiration? We can re-register documents, negotiate with shareholders and help protect your land from unlawful actions by competitors during the re-registration stage.

Are you buying logistics and manufacturing facilities? We can check the seller’s integrity and the facility’s vulnerabilities, analyze tax implications, secure necessary permits and register the contract.

We handle cases on protecting ownership rights to land in court:

  • on violation of the renter's property rights to land and boundaries of land plots;
  • on invalidating land lease contracts and decisions of local self-government/state authorities on granting management/property rights and reclamation of land.

Protection from raiders

Wanton property takeover and harvest arrest are among the most widespread raiding schemes. If you’re facing this, we can help you. Our experts will develop an anti-takeover strategy and help you preserve your assets (harvest and land). We can also submit anti-raiding petitions to the Cabinet of Ministers and Business Ombudsman Council and handle communications with law enforcement. We will protect your interests in court and hold a PR campaign for publicity.

Interaction with law enforcement and regulatory agencies

Have you received an inquiry from regulatory authorities or a notice of the coming inspection? We will inspect such inquiries and prepare replies to them. We will help you prepare your staff and company for the inspections by conducting audits, briefings and training seminars. We will come to you in person to be present during inspections and lodge complaints against the actions of law enforcement and regulatory agencies.

Projects

Publications

Dec. 5, 2018
Tetyana Gavrysh
Tetyana Gavrysh
Alliance of ideas and money: how to calculate the interest and influence of business partners

Many companies start as alliances of ideas and money used for their realization. At first, such partnerships are very productive, but in time, success and money cast doubt on the role of the partner responsible for knowledge/product/brand/skills rather than funds.

July 17, 2018
Anastasia Nikolenko
Anastasia Nikolenko
Land cleaning: collective farm land will become municipal

Preparation for the lifting of the ban on the sale of agricultural land is at full speed in Ukraine. MPs have finally gotten to the issue of the hundreds of thousands of hectares that officially belong to no one, are not included in the state cadastre, with no one paying taxes for this land or bearing responsibility for what takes place there

July 16, 2018
Anastasia Nikolenko
Anastasia Nikolenko
Land exotics as an alternative to land lease

After the verdict of the European Court of Human Rights in the case Zelenchuk and Tsytsyura v. Ukraine, the working group for land reform stepped up its game. The Agrarian Committee of the Verkhovna Rada began laying the groundwork for a free land market. The abolition of the moratorium is just a matter of time now.