B.C. Toms & Co

Address: 18/1 Prorizna Street, Suite 1, Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine

Tel.: +380 44  278 1000 or 490 6000

E-mail: kyiv@bctoms.net

Web-site: www.bctoms.com

B.C. Toms & Co is a multinational law firm (the “Firm”) of Ukrainian and Western lawyers specializing in Ukrainian law. It was the first Western law firm to open a Kyiv office, having focused its practice on Ukraine at its independence in 1991. The firm has handled, for example, the largest energy investment project ever in Ukraine (based on funds actually spent). It has also handled the legal work for the first, and many subsequent, IPOs to raise funding for Ukrainian energy projects, as well as EBRD funded oil and gas project financings. Based on over 28 years of experience in Ukraine, it can  provide practical commercial advice on how to establish and develop a business in Ukraine.

The Firm has written numerous articles on Ukrainian law, including the legal sections of the book Doing Business in Ukraine. The principal practice areas of B. C. Toms & Co include energy, natural resources, agriculture, banking and finance, M&A, real estate and land development, environmental, labor, bankruptcy and administrative law. In addition, the Firm has a successful litigation and arbitration practice, having prevailed in many of Ukraine’s most important cases, including before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. It also regularly advises on Ukrainian tax law, including from a multinational tax planning perspective.

B.C. Toms & Co has prepared a wide variety of documentation for clients, including Ukrainian law share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, construction contracts, project financing documentation, production sharing and oil and gas license agreements, airport investment and management agreements, hotel management agreements, private placement agreements, real estate acquisition agreements, loan agreements, leases and agency, distribution, franchise and licensing contracts. The Firm was recently ranked third in the Kyiv Post ranking of all law firms in Ukraine.