Kyrill Chilevych


Kyrill advises on a wide range of corporate law related matters, including German partnership law, limited liability company law (GmbH-Recht), stock corporation law (Aktienrecht), including European company (societas Europaea) law and group law (Konzernrecht) in the context of complex international transactions.

Kyrill is an experienced lawyer with a demonstrated history of advising national and international businesses and investors as well as banks on cross-border private and public M&A transactions, joint ventures, restructurings and corporate housekeeping.

Kyrill works with firm’s key clients across multiple jurisdictions; thereby, he successfully applies his deep expertise in diverse sectors with focus on technology sector, but also including energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate and private equity.

Kyrill is member of firm’s Ukrainian Desk and actively engaged in guiding clients acquiring businesses in Ukraine or establishing operations in Ukraine in close coordination with our Ukrainian relationship law firms.


Representative matters

Avenga, an international IT service provider and consulting group specializing in digital transformation, on the acquisition of Ukrainian-based PerfectialGroup, a specialized software development services provider.

Econocomon acquisition of Energy Net GmbH, a German provider of IT products (B2B) in the marketing and distribution sector.

Long-standing M&A transaction advice totalling more than EUR3bn. for CORESTATE Capital Holding S.A., a leading independent real estate investment manager in Europe. This also includes entering the French market through the acquisition of STAM Europe and supporting on various capital measures (IPO, bond, convertible, equity capital measures).

Uniper on 33bn financial stabilisation package and takeover by the German Government.

Scout24 as target of the planned EUR5.7bn public offer by Hellman&Friedmann/Blackstone as well as the successful completion of a public EUR800m buyback offer (including listed tender rights) and the conversion into Societas Europaea.




Pro bono

Supporting Jewish survivors in relation to payment of pensions on the basis of German law regarding compensation for employment in a Ghetto.

Organization of humanitarian aid to a Ukrainian hospital following invasion of Ukraine.

Assisting a non-profit organization in supporting Ukrainian refugees fleeing Ukraine as a result of its invasion by Russia.

Coordination of advice of Ukrainian IT enthusiasts in relation to establishment of a platform/marketplace allowing people from Ukraine to find jobs, inter alia, in Germany.

Supporting an international NGO in relation to applications of vulnerable Afghan citizens under the German Federal Admission Programme for Afghanistan (Bundesaufnahmeprogramm für Afghanistan).





Published Work

  • Fink/Chilevych: “Inboud and outbound cross-border conversion – Advance implementation of changes of the EU Mobility Directive” (Grenzüberschreitende Formwechsel nach und aus Deutschland – Vorauseilende Umsetzung der Änderungen der EU-Mobilitäts-Richtlinie), NZG 2020, 544
  • Fink/Chilevych: “Applicability Requirements of sec. 179a of the German Corporation Act in relation to German partnerships – Just a single grey area?” (Anwendbarkeit und Anforderungen des § 179?a AktG bei Personengesellschaften – Eine einzige Grauzone?), NZG 2017, 124

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Member, German-Ukrainian Lawyers’ Association

Member, German Lawyers’ Association


  • “Best Lawyers” for Corporate Law Germany, Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt 2023
  • “Best Lawyers” for Corporate Law Germany, Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt 2022
  • “Best Lawyers” for Corporate Law Germany, Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt 2021



Rechtsanwalt, Germany, 2012


Second German Law Degree, Higher Regional Court, Dusseldorf, Germany, 2012

First German Law Degree, University of Osnabrueck, Germany, 2009

Study Commercial Law / Law, University Osnabrück, Germany, 2003 - 2009

Study Commercial Law, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Odessa, Ukraine, 2000 - 2002


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A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.