About us

AGRECA law firm has been working on the legal services market for 15 years. The founders of the firm are attorneys Andrii Pidhainyi, Andrii Barabash and Marina Sharapa, who have 25 years of practical experience, including about 10 years of work in the legal department of the State Property Fund of Ukraine.

According to the research by Ukrainian Law Firms, AGRECA is traditionally in the Top 5 law firms in Ukraine in the sector of infrastructure. The rating singles out partners Andrii Pidhainyi and Marina Sharapa for their strong expertise in regulating the sector’s activities and for supporting investment projects.

We are doing business in a responsible and ethical way in the field of law and improvement of legislation and advocacy in the transport infrastructure sector. Such a strategy is crucial for proper communication with clients and partners, investors and government agencies. We value transparency, act in accordance with the law, and bear full responsibility for our legal products.

Competencies

Focus

For the last 10 years, AGRECA has positioned itself as a highly specialized company in the field of transport and infrastructure, which primarily includes seaports, inland waterways, railways, airports and roads.

Mission

Consistent legal security of our clients has traditionally been our greatest responsibility. We work on a daily basis to ensure that our customers and business partners receive the maximum financial efficiency and practical benefits when interacting with us. In particular, from experience, knowledge and a wide network of our contacts.

Advantage

We produce clear, practical and cost-effective turnkey solutions. Whether we are dealing with investments in production and logistics facilities or an agreement with state assets, we consider our task from the client's perspective from the very beginning, and we care about successful integration of our work into the overall picture of a modern, important project for the sector.

Cooperation with the state

Historically, the firm's legal expertise has been covering the full range of transactions with state-owned assets. We understand the smallest subtleties, economic and legal consequences of supporting the most complex privatization agreements, joint venture projects, preparation of joint venture agreements, lease of state property, public-private partnership agreements, including concessions.

Always up to speed with regulatory developments

We have a good understanding of the regulatory field in which business operates in the transport, infrastructure and logistics sectors. Our lawyers constantly monitor sectoral policies and legislative initiatives of the public sector, and are involved in the development of laws and regulations. They cooperate with international financial organizations, advocate for the interests of private business in relations with the government and state transport monopolies.


Support of
investments

  • cooperation with powerful private companies, active institutional investors, as well as sectoral and business associations
  • development of legal opinions on privatization, lease, public-private partnership and concession, other agreements related to state assets
  • feasibility study of PPP investment projects and concessions
  • preparation of tender documentation for PPP projects and concessions
  • support within the framework of participation in tenders related to lease, privatization, PPP and concession
  • legal support of construction projects of transport infrastructure facilities
  • protection of investments in Ukrainian courts, advising on the execution of court decisions, pre-trial settlement of disputes

Sectoral
regulation

  • exceptional experience in reforming the regulatory framework of the transport sector
  • participation in the development of laws and regulations in transport and infrastructure
  • participation in the development of laws and regulations in the areas of PPP, lease and privatization
  • legal support for the activities of the Logistics Committee of the European Business Association
  • legal analytics in the sector of port, railway and inland waterway reforms
  • legal analytics on the regulation of natural monopolies in the sector of transport infrastructure

Cases

AGRECA team was among the first in Ukraine to start work on legal support of large national and international investments in transport infrastructure sector. We are currently among the few professional and focus-oriented legal advisors for industry businesses on asset management and protection.

AGRECA lawyers have extensive experience in drafting sectoral laws, as well as preparing tender procedures for privatization, leasing, and state asset management. The firm’s experts work with great responsibility and focus on draft laws or bylaws, taking into account the risks and consequences for all parties to the legal relationship.

Expert team

Andrii
Pidhainyi

Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Marina
Sharapa

Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Andrii
Barabash

Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Olena
Yurets

Senior Lawyer, Attorney-at-Law