Aleksandra Yevstafyeva
Counsel
Aleksandra Yevstafyeva

17/52 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Str.,
Leonardo Business Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

Tel.: +380 (44) 498 8282

a.yevstafyeva@epap.ua

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Aleksandra Yevstafyeva joined EPAP Ukraine in 2004 as an associate of M&A and Corporate Practice, in 2009 she founded and headed the Labour Law Practice, and in 2011 – its immigration subdivision. Besides, Aleksandra ’s scope of competence includes property matters in public sector and privatization.

Ms. Yevstafyeva’s wealth of experience in the highlighted spheres allows her to provide one-stop shop legal support on the matters connected with entering Ukrainian market, running business in Ukraine, HR management, development and restructuring of corporate governance models, – by suggesting practical custom-tailored solutions on clients’ situations and  providing turnkey implementation support. This is the reason why for many of our clients she remains the key point of contact on all matters relating to their Ukrainian operations for more than a decade already.

Among Aleksandra’s clients are: multinational corporations in the sphere of IT, aerospace, finance, agriculture, FMCG, printing, machinery, merchant shipping, environment and other industries.

Her projects include:

  • Advising a US private equity fund in a multinational deal on acquisition of a share in IT business with a significant workforce (ca.3,000 persons) based in Ukraine;
  • Advising of a multinational public company – a developer of the world-known ride-sharing and food-delivery application – on the matters of entering Ukrainian market, further operation of business in Ukraine and HR matters;
  • Advising of an international ship-management company in a multinational deal on acquisition of share in business of a similar company with operations, inter alia, in Ukraine. The consultations included, among other, the matters of crewing companies’ staff relocation from other jurisdictions to Ukraine;
  • Advising a Ukrainian subsidiary of one of the leading European banking groups  on a large scale (500+) optimization of personnel,  settlement of labour disputes and interaction with trade unions;
  • Advising of a multinational digital entertainment company, with two subsidiaries and 1000+  personnel based in Ukraine, on all matters of its operations in Ukraine, in particular, workforce structuring options (employment, contractor, outsourcing, outstaffing); incentive plans (bonuses, options, RSUs etc.); large scale optimization of personnel resulted by restructuring of the client’s business in Eastern Europe; development of various employment policies and HR document templates; development of the charter amendments and legal support with the local management replacement;
  • Advising of a large international pharmaceutical holding on the matters of compliance-related dismissals of its Ukrainian subsidiaries’ top-management; representing the Ukrainian subsidiary  in a labour safety investigation resulted by a heavy accident at work;
  • Representing of a US-headquartered aerospace public company in a transaction on acquisition of an auxiliary business with operations and facilities in Ukraine; legal support with the post-acquisition replacement of the target’s management who appeared to be uncooperative;
  • Development of numerous internal  policies on various aspects of company activities (code of conduct, data protection, incentives, labour safety and many other) – for Ukrainian branch of a US-headquartered world leader in the sphere of networking hardware and other high-technology solutions;
  • Advising clients on various aspects of arranging operational activities  under SARS-CoV-2 pandemic conditions, development and implementation of solutions to reduce negative effect of the pandemic on the labour processes, including: restructuring of the work processes (remote work, flexible schedule etc.); internal policies; communication protocols and detailed algorithms upon revealing Covid cases among the staff; vaccination matters;
  • Legal assistance to clients – multinational companies in various industries – with the formalities required to legalize their foreign staff’s work in Ukraine. The pull of such clients includes, inter alia: leading IT, FMCG, power-engineering businesses, international news outlets, two largest global payments networks and many others.

Prior to joining EPAP Ukraine, Ms. Yevstafyeva worked at the State Property Fund of Ukraine as a senior specialist of a unit responsible for state corporate rights management; she also took an internship in a US-based law firm under US Department of Commerce support programme. Aleksandra has participated in the governmental working group on developing the currently effective Law of Ukraine “On Joint Stock Companies”.

Ms.Yevstafyeva is a graduate of the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (law degree, 2001, Kyiv, Ukraine) and International Institute of Business (state corporate rights manager qualification, 2003, Kyiv, Ukraine)