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Maksim Cherkasenko

Partner at Arzinger
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Maksym Cherkasenko has been a partner at Arzinger since 2008. Maksym is an expert in corporate law and M&A projects. He is also experienced in real estate and construction, antitrust regulation and competition law. Maksym has gained considerable experience in working on business restructuring projects, M&A deals, privatization and insolvency procedures. He also offers management experience gained in large companies such as KINTO and the oil company TNK-BP Ukraine, where he worked as the Head of the Corporate Law and Ownership Affairs.

Maksym led business restructuring and the development of a corporate governance system at TNK-BP Ukraine; advised on privatization issues of a number of energy companies; participated in insolvency procedures at LINOS refinery; and worked on the acquisition of petrol stations and petroleum-storage depots, including the USD 1,000 million of the Gepard network.

Maksym graduated from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University (faculty of Law), the Kyiv National University of Economics (faculty of Finance) and the Ukrainian School of Political Studies. He is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Ukrainian Bar Association.

Maksym Cherkasenko was highly recommended by the leading international guide The Legal 500 - Europe, Middle East & Africa 2011, 2012 in corporate and M&A practice area. He is listed in the mergers and acquisitions chapter of the Who's Who Legal: CIS 2011 guide. Reputable legal directory Chambers Europe 2011 recommends Maksym for corporate/M&A deals in Ukraine. Arzinger’s corporate/M&A team, headed by Partner Maksym Cherkasenko, is recommended by Chambers Global 2012 and 2011 guide for the corporate/M&A and commercial areas in Ukraine. The Legal Experts EMEA 2012 directory, a reputable British guide to leading legal experts in Europe, Middle East & Africa, highly recommends Maksym Cherkasenko in corporate and M&A.