PRACTICE AREAS

LANGUAGES

Ukrainian, Russian, German, English

EXPERTISE

Igor Dykunskyy has been advising international, mainly German-speaking commercial enterprises in Ukraine for over 10 years. In addition to providing ongoing legal advice, he is responsible for business acquisitions and greenfield investments.

Igor Dykunskyy managed a significant number of M&A transactions, guided numerous clients through due diligence, merger applications and the subsequent structuring of the transactions.

His other practice areas include labour law and renewable energy law. Here, Igor Dykunskyy can draw on his extensive experience, especially for implementing solar energy projects in Ukraine.

Igor Dykunskyy also boasts distinct expertise in developing distribution structures, as well as in asserting and enforcing creditor’s claims.

Igor regularly publishes in professional periodicals and lectures on legal aspects of market entry as well as investment protection in Ukraine.

REFERENCES

  • Advising a large Austrian investment company on entering the Ukrainian market and acquiring fourteen agricultural enterprises, performing legal due diligence
  • Advising and representing one of the largest German window profile manufacturers during the merger of its Ukrainian subsidiary
  • Consulting and supporting one of the world‘s largest manufacturers of paper bags in a legal dispute in shareholders‘ relations regarding the construction of a production hall in Ukraine
  • Consulting and supporting an international manufacturer of complete systems during relocation of dry mortar installations from Romania to Ukraine
  • Advising and representing an individual customer (private individual) in the out-of-court resolution of a dispute regarding the unlawful use of his image in an advertisement by one of the world’s largest sportswear manufacturers
  • Advising one of the largest manufacturers of preservative components for wood and buildings in Germany during the merger of its Ukrainian subsidiary
  • Advising and supporting a Czech energy group during the construction of a 120 MW-Solar plant in Ukraine
  • Advising a German investor on the construction of a solar plant in Ukraine
  • Advising one of the world’s leading hop processing companies in the out-of-court settlement of a dispute regarding the supply of hop products with one of the largest breweries in Ukraine
  • Advising and representing one of the largest shoe retailers in Europe regarding a legal dispute in corporate relations
  • Advising and supporting a German investor during the construction of a 21 MW solar plant in Ukraine
  • Representing one of the world’s leading manufacturers of machinery and equipment for plastics and rubber processing in insolvency proceedings by its Ukrainian contractual party
  • Consulting and supporting an Austrian manufacturer of horizontal panel-sizing saws and plants during the closure of its sales and service company, including staff cutbacks and termination of all contracts
  • Advising one of the largest group of companies specializing in collection and recycling of the scrap metal regarding debt owed to the tax authorities and termination of business activities in Ukraine

BACKGROUND

Igor Dykunskyy holds a degree in law from the Precarpathian National University and the Kyiv University of Law. He completed a postgraduate course at the University of Augsburg majoring in international trade law. In 2003 he completed his thesis “Applicable law for purchase and sale agreements in international business transactions” (Kaufvertrag im internationalen Wirtschaftsverkehr) and received his Master of Law (LL.M). In 2012, Igor participated in the European Summer Academy in Bonn and Brussels.

Certified attorney in Ukraine since 2008, member of the Bar Association in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

2005 – Lawyer at Pavlenko, Stazenko, Osinchuk law firm; 2005-2006 – Lawyer with the law firm Arzinger & Partner; 2006-2008 – Lawyer at Rödl & Partner law firm; 2008-2013 – Attorney-at-law and Partner with bnt & Partner; since 2014 – Attorney-at-law and Partner with DLF attorneys-at-law.

PUBLICATIONS

Guide on investments in Ukraine
Managing directors in Ukraine
M&A. Aspects of antitrust law in Ukraine
LLC law in Ukraine
Employing foreign staff in Ukraine
Securing receivables in Ukraine
Managing directors’ powers of representation can be limited
General principles of the Ukrainian anti-trust law
High feed-in tariffs luring German Investors
Insolvency procedures in Ukraine
Solar electricity can be sold directly to the end consumers
Taxes and duties in Ukraine
General principles of Ukrainian antitrust law

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