Ekaterina Pedo

Head of Corporate and Antitrust Law Practice, аttorney

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Ekaterina is a recognized expert in the field of corporate law in Belarus. She specializes in supporting projects for the creation of joint ventures, projects on corporate governance, supporting owners in matters of ownership and business management.
Ekaterina's portfolio includes legal support for the creation of joint ventures and transactions for the acquisition and sale of assets in Belarus. Among the projects of Ekaterina Pedo are the creation of a joint production facility MAZ-Zoomlion, the creation of the Belarusian National Biotechnological Corporation, large M&A transactions.
In addition to corporate law work, Ekaterina advises clients in the field of antimonopoly law, during inspections by the antimonopoly authority, as well as in projects for conducting antimonopoly audit. In a team with lawyers from the REVERA's litigation practice, Ekaterina participates in the resolution of complex corporate disputes.

The international legal directory The Legal500 has included Ekaterina among the leading lawyers in Belarus in the field of corporate and commercial law, M&A transactions.

Projects

Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation

Supporting implementation of an investment project worth over 600 mln US dollars for the purpose of construction of an agricultural complex comprising 6 manufacturing plants in Minsk region.

Supporting a project on EBRD's and Zubr Capital's investment in the business of a major Belarusian cosmetics and household goods distributor.

Our team supported a complex multiple-staged project involving EBRD’s and Zubr Capital’s investment into the business of a major Belarusian distributor of cosmetics and household goods. We provided group restructuring for the purpose of the deal, prepared the term-sheet and all transaction documents, participated in negotiations, full support and closing of the deal, post-closing consulting.

Zubr Capital - MyFin

Monitoring an investment transaction in the sphere of electronic media between Zubr Capital fund and MyFin media holding.

NOYAKS

Consultions to a major retail chain selling prime alcoholic beverages on corporate matters related to group restructuring. Also, our associates were involved in the development of a business model to improve management of the group of companies, preparation of corporate documents and monitoring the restructuring process.

Takeover of Eco-Bitum

Supporting a major M&A transaction involving the purchase of a Belarusian bitumen plant by Bitumina company. REVERA’s lawyers provided fully-fledged support document for the transaction, from the Legal Due Diligence stage to the stage of complete passage of title.

A major manufacturer of aseptics

Defending a shareholder in a corporate dispute with other shareholders: successful defense against lawsuit claiming coercion into a share purchase agreement, defense against lawsuits seeking to invalidate share purchase agreements and lawsuits seeking to invalidate decisions of management bodies.