Leonardo Business Centre, 11th Floor

19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street

Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine

Telephone: +380 (44) 359-0444

Fax: +380 (44) 359-0455





Managing Partner

Practice Overview

Artem Nagdalian’s practice focuses on Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privatisation, and Banking & Finance. Prior to setting up Phenomena, LLC, Mr. Nagdalian headed legal department at banking subsidiary of Credit Suisse First Boston in Ukraine, served as a member of Executive Board of CSFB Ukraine, worked as senior counsel at Kiev office of major international law firm Baker & McKenzie, and served as Director in Global Markets Division of Deutsche Bank’s representative office in Ukraine.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully closed US$125 million financing to the State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine.
  • Advised Mittal Steel on US$4.9 billion acquisition of state-owned 93.02% stake in Kryvorizhstal and continued to provide post-acquisition advice on various matters.
  • Advised Mittal Steel on possible privatisation of Kryvyi Rih Mining and Enrichment Plant of Oxidised Ores.
  • Advised top-tier international investment bank on structuring its activity in Ukraine and establishing its legal presence in Ukraine.
  • Provided legal advice to TAS-Kommerzbank shareholders and management regarding sale of a majority stake to strategic investor in TAS-Kommerzbank.
  • Managed ownership restructuring in several Russian special purpose vehicles owned by CSFB.
  • Provided legal advice on US$150 million loan from CSFB to a private Ukrainian company.
  • Organised and carried out registration of the Representative Office of Credit Suisse First Boston (Europe) Limited in Kiev.
  • Provided legal advice to CSFB Debt Capital Markets Department on provision of lead-manager services to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in respect of issuance of US$400 million Amortizing Notes.
  • Consulted Investment Banking and Energy departments of CSFB on provision of advisory services to the Government of Ukraine and the State Property Fund of Ukraine regarding privatisation of six regional energy distribution companies in Ukraine. Privatisation auctions generated over US$160 million for the state budget of Ukraine.
  • Managed liquidation of CSFB subsidiary that specialised in equities business in Ukraine.
  • Participated in negotiations over US$100 million deposit between the National Bank of Ukraine and CSFB.
  • Advised various departments of CSFB on regulations issued by the National Bank of Ukraine and the State Commission on Securities and Stock Market of Ukraine.


Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Law School, JD Degree, 1994

The John Marshall Law School (Chicago, Illinois), LL.M degree in Intellectual Property Law, 1995 (granted full scholarship by the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship Program, administered by The United States Information Agency)