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News June 2024

Kinstellar sponsors a private dinner in Berlin between Oleksandr Kamyshin, Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, and leading international defence companies

Kinstellar was pleased to have been invited by hosts US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) to sponsor an off-the-record dinner with Oleksandr Kamyshin, Minister of Strategic Industries of Ukraine, and C-suite executives from leading global defence companies, at the sides of the Ukraine Recovery Conference (URC) in Berlin. Kinstellar Partner, Daniel Bilak, moderated a wide-ranging and lively discussion between Minister Kamyshin and the defence industry participants that also involved Deputy Ministers Hanna Hvozdiar and Serhiy Boyev. Oleksandr Kamyshin noted, “We are grateful to our international partners for your vital support of Ukraine and the on-going development of Ukraine’s defence industrial base. My ministry

News May 2024

Kinstellar and Strategy Council present the Ukrainian Drone Defence Forum in London

Kinstellar and Strategy Council, supported by D3 Venture Capital, organised the Ukrainian Drone Defence Forum, "Drones: Delivering Victory" at the prestigious Royal United Services Institute in London on May 21. Purpose. In connection with the recent defence partnership signed between the United Kingdom and Ukraine, the Forum’s endeavoured to enhance the collaboration between Ukrainian and British drone manufacturers and technology firms to scale up drone and electronic warfare production – a top partnership priority. The UK government has allocated £325m to support this effort. In this context, we were pleased to work together with the Government of the United Kingdom to deliver an event that would complement

Insights June 2023

Ukraine resumes large-scale privatisations

On 20 June 2023, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed Draft Law No. 8250 amending, among others, the Law of Ukraine “On the Privatisation of State and Municipal Property” (Law), signalling that Ukraine has once again set a course for large-scale privatisations. This time, however, the search for investors in large state-owned enterprises (SOEs) comes from the on-going war and mounting budget deficit.  The Law unblocks the sale of SOEs with book value of over UAH 250 million (approx. USD 6.76 million). It enables the State Property Fund of Ukraine (SPFU) to impose post-privatisation obligations on investors in large SOEs, including maintaining the SOE's core business and paying off wage and tax arrears. The

Deals May 2023

Kinstellar advises Rheinmetall on the cooperation agreement with Ukraine’s state-owned defence industry concern, Ukroboronprom

Kinstellar is proud to have advised Rheinmetall on the signing of a cooperation agreement with Ukraine’s state-owned defence industry concern, Ukroboronprom.  The two major defence manufacturers intend to create joint capabilities domiciled in Ukraine through setting up a joint venture, which is expected to be operational from mid-July 2023. Starting with the maintenance of military vehicles, the parties plan to move to the transfer of technology, joint production of selected Rheinmetall products in Ukraine, to potentially joint development of military systems, including for subsequent export from Ukraine. The entrance of Rheinmetall marks a new exciting chapter in the development of Ukraine’s defence industries

Insights March 2023

Ukraine: Sanctions – The edge of war and beyond

Since the outbreak of war in Ukraine, the world faces an ever-increasing number of restrictive measures and sanctions introduced in various jurisdictions. While the global sanctions landscape has been long established, it has developed rapidly after February 24, 2022. Ukraine introduced its first sanctions law in 2014 after Russia annexed Crimea (the Law of Ukraine on Sanctions No. 1644-VII, dated August 14, 2014 – Law on Sanctions). Since then, Ukraine implemented further autonomous sanctions and introduced various restrictive measures similar to sanctions in nature. Following the full-scale Russian invasion, the Ukrainian authorities have been closely monitoring and synchronizing Ukrainian sanctions with those