AVELLUM provided full legal support to the managing partners of American University Kyiv in connection with its launch.

AVELLUM advised on the transaction structure, and supported the clients in drafting of transaction documents and in complex multi-party negotiations.

American University Kyiv is a private university offering a U.S. higher education standard in Ukraine through its partnership with Arizona State University (ASU), one of the largest universities in the U.S. and ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the most innovative university in the U.S. In Ukraine, its founding partners include EPAM Systems, BGV Group Management, Academy DTEK, Brain Computers, Channel Georgia Consulting, and Georgian American University. 

Yuriy Nechayev, a partner at AVELLUM, commented: “Even in the times of full-scale war in Ukraine, AVELLUM continues to help its clients contribute to the development of Ukraine as a modern country. We are, thus, proud to have advised on this landmark project, introducing the first American university of its kind in Ukraine offering American educational excellence for global-thinking students”.

AVELLUM team was led by partner Yuriy Nechayev with support from counsel Oleksiy Maslov and associates Maryna Buinytska, Yelyzaveta Kravtsova, Iryna Fonotova, and Anastasiia Karpenko. Senior associate Anton Arkhypov and associate Yelyzaveta Kashyna advised on antitrust matters. Counsel Anton Zaderyholova and associate Oles Bidnoshyia advised on transaction structure.