Title: Real Estate


Roman M. Kostenko



Roman Kostenko

Firm: Asters
Address:Leonardo Business Center, 14th Fl.
19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho St.
Kyiv 01030
Phone:380 44 230 6000
Fax:380 44 230 6001
Email:Send an Email
Local Time:Sat. 06:54
Web site: Direct Page


Roman focuses on real estate acquisition, real estate financing, general corporate and tax matters associated with real estate and construction transactions. His areas of expertise include oil and gas, energy, natural resources law and environmental regulation.


Languages: English, Ukrainian and Russian
Joined the Law Firm in: 2003


Areas of Practice


  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Transport and Shipbuilding


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

Recommended lawyer for real estate in Ukraine [Chambers Europe 2011]
Leading lawyer for energy and natural resources [Ukrainian Law Firms 2011. A Handbook for Foreign Clients]
Recommended lawyer for natural resources law, land use and zoning, and real estate in Ukraine [Best Lawyer 2009]
Recognized lawyer for real estate and construction [Legal 500 EMEA 2009]


Gas Regulation [24 January 2012]
How has the law on urban development changed? [15 September 2011]

Professional Activities and Experience

Advised Eurasia Group, a major Kazakh investor, on the USD 100 million acquisition refinancing and in connection with acquisition of various development sites in Kyiv and the Kyiv Region;
Advised Citigroup Global Market and Merill Lynch in connection with USD 368 million secured financing to a group of companies, including the software department of Flextronics International;
Advised a major Austrian bank in a cross-border development financing, a US investment fund on a USD 190 million acquisition of several land plots for greenfield warehouse development in the Kyiv Region;
Advised an international shipping company in connection with the development of a container terminal on the Black Sea shore;
Advised a multinational oil and energy company and a global gas management and utilization company in connection with their activities in Ukraine;
advised RUSAL in connection with due diligence of its alumina plant in Ukraine in preparation for RUSAL's IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange;
Advised CD Capital, a private equity natural resources fund, with regard to a joint venture to develop a major trade and recreational centre in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city;
Advised US investment fund on a USD 190 million acquisition of several land plots for greenfield warehouse development in the Kyiv region;
Advised a leading agricultural company in connection with acquisition of land for grain elevator construction.



Kyiv National University of Economy, Master of Laws, 2002