Telecommunications

In the early years of Ukraine’s development we advised a British firm, GPT Telecommunications, in its efforts to structure a transaction with the Ukrainian Ministry of Telecommunications. This project would have involved the purchase and installation of fiber-optic cable in Ukraine.

Subsequently our firm provided a range of legal services to a major French telecommunications firm. Specifically, our attorneys assisted this client with the negotiation of the terms and conditions for a joint venture with a local, Kharkiv-based company. Our role in this project included drafting, negotiating, and registering all contracts and other required documentation. This joint venture is still active in the manufacture of telephone switches.

We also advised KPN Royal Dutch Telecom from the outset of its presence in Ukraine, including establishment of a local representative office. Later, we assisted in structuring and negotiating a joint venture which improved existing standard telecommunications and established a paging network and paging services throughout Ukraine. We helped negotiate terms for the sale of both KPN’s stake within Ukraine’s standard telecommunications market as well as its share in UMC. As a result of our representation, KPN Royal Dutch Telecom and KPN Mobile efficiently exited the Ukrainian market.

We have also been active in the field of satellite-oriented telecommunications. In this capacity, we represented clients, which intended to hold the licenses for both Inmarsat frequencies and Iridium communications in Ukraine.

 

“Emilceramica appreciates Frishberg & Partners' professional collaboration in supporting the project "Joint Venture Zeus Keramik" with Ukrainian participation. In this regard, Emilceramica hopes to have Frishberg & Partners' assistance in future.” 

Dr. Efrem Montepietra, Emilceramica SpA

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"We hired Frishberg & Partners to analyze certain issues in the Ukrainian legislation in the process of acquiring a company in Ukraine and were very happy with the services we received. All your lawyers we worked with are extremely professional, competent and helpful. Thank you for a job well done."

Dmitriy Kasyanenko, Vimpel Communications

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 “You did an excellent job for Joss Chemicals BV, and you prepared an excellent report on our behalf.  This was very positive for us, and it allowed us to set up our business in Ukraine.  Now we are actively pursuing this business thanks to your excellent lawyers.” 

Jan Huijbregts, Joss Chemicals BV

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"Mr. Alex Frishberg Esq. and his associates at Frishberg & Partners have for years, including during my predecessors, provided invaluable and highly qualified legal advice and services to the Embassy of Sweden in Kyiv. We have especially appreciated Mr. Frishberg's and his law firm's support on matters concerning real estate, including by conducting negotiations on our behalf, and on a range of other issues..."

Stefan Gullgren, Ambassador, the Embassy of Sweden in Kyiv

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"…Mr. Alex Frishberg has been legal advisor and attorney for the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv since 1992. In this period Mr. Frishberg has assisted the Embassy in matters relating to Ukrainian property law, labour law, commercial code and other aspects of civil law. We have been happy to recommend his and his law firm's services to Norwegian companies that have been interested in investing or otherwise engage in the Ukrainian market, and we know that many such companies have made use of his services and with great success."

Olav Berstad, Ambassador, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv

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"Since 2008 Alex Frishberg is the Legal Adviser on the Belgian Embassy and gives the Embassy of Belgium timely and helpful advice, on important legal issues. These includes property and human resource questions as well as other issues associated with running a busy Embassy in Kyiv.
We value this help."

Mark Vinck, Ambassador, the Embassy of Belgium in Kyiv

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 “We are very satisfied with the services of your law firm and especially appreciate the quick, accurate and business- minded responses and analysis.” 

Dr. Brigitte Carbonare-Hartsleben, British Telecom Global Services

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"Alex Frishberg had been my Honorary Legal Adviser since June 2008. He also held this position for my predecessor. Alex and his team have given the embassy a range of timely and helpful advice on a broad range of important legal issues. These have included property and human resource questions as well as other issues associated with running a busy embassy in Kyiv. We have immensely valued their help. I have also been interested in Alex's views and analysis of Ukrainian institutions and politics, based on his many years of experience in Kyiv."

Leigh Turner, Her Majesty's Ambassador, British Embassy in Kyiv

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“I really appreciate the capability and professionalism of your lawyers and the efforts your company successfully put in the defense of ours. We thank you for your assistance and cooperation.”

Flavia Smiraglio, Fiat Auto S.p.A.

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“Thank you and the colleagues at Frishberg & Partners for your assistance and the very valuable input you provided.  We are all happy with the outcome of the matter that was handled well, based on a good sense of judgment, lots of wisdom, good decision making and good use of past learnings from previous experiences in this country.”  

Elias N. Ashkar, INDEVCO Group

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Frishberg & Partners 2012