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B.C. Toms & Co Agricultural Practice Group

B. C. Toms & Co, a multinational law firm of Western and Ukrainian lawyers, was the first Western law firm to open a Kyiv office in September 1991. Our Kyiv office is ranked by principal European and Ukrainian legal directories, as one of the several leading law firms in Ukraine. Our foreign and Ukrainian lawyers have excellent qualifications from leading law schools and many years of practice experience.

Commitment to quality is the cornerstone of our practice. Our over 19 years of experience in Ukraine give us a significant advantage in understanding the many hidden problems and loopholes that need to be addressed to eliminate risks in transactions in the Ukrainian agricultural sector. In particular, we have extensive experience in structuring agricultural businesses and joint ventures in Ukraine, acquiring land plots and agricultural assets, due diligence of companies and assets. We have represented major multinational and independent agricultural as well as large Ukrainian agricultural companies in their business projects in Ukraine.

Our Agricultural Practice Group has successfully handled many of the most significant transactions in the Ukrainian agricultural sector, including for example:

1) Representing a large multinational agricultural company in acquiring one of the largest elevators in Ukraine; 2) Advising a Scottish agricultural company on setting up in Ukraine; 3) Acting for a major Swiss bank being an investor in the UK agricultural company in the process of private placement of the company; 4) Representing the vendors of the largest agricultural company in the western Ukraine in the process of private placement and share listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and raising USD 52 million; 5) Advising a Norwegian pork production company on the joint venture project in Ukraine to set up a large pork farm and acquire assets and real estate; 6) Representing the vendors of a leading Ukrainian agricultural company in the process of corporate structuring, private placement and share listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and raising USD 56 million; 7) Advising the vendors of a leading Ukrainian agricultural company on the Ukrainian land law and land leases issues, in the process of private placement and share listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and raising USD 90 million; 8) Representing the vendors of the largest agricultural company in the eastern Ukraine in the process of private placement and share listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and raising USD 35.5 million; 9) Advising one of the largest agricultural company in the southern Ukraine on the acquisition of an elevator and melioration system and land disputes with the land owners; and 10) Acting for the major multinational bank providing a bridge financing to one of the largest Ukrainian agricultural company.

For further information, please contact Bate C. Toms at our address cited above.