Novus Ukraine’s Acquisition of Billa Supermarkets


Aequo advised Novus Ukraine on the transaction, while REWE Group was advised by Dentons.

Novus Ukraine completed the acquisition of the Billa supermarket chain in Ukraine from the REWE Group.

Novus, Inc. operates shoe stores and offers sandals, wedges, dressy and sporty footwear, pumps, flats, clogs, and handbags, boots for men and women.

REWE Group functions owns and operates a diversified portfolio of retail entities, the Company manages hypermarkets, discount stores, specialty outlets, home improvement stores, pharmacies, and apparel shops, as well as provides travel and tourism services.

The Aequo team included Partners Anna Babych (Picture) and Sergey Denisenko, Counsels Oksana Krasnokutskaya and Michael Lukashenko, Senior Associates Mykhaylo Soroka and Yevgen Blok, and Associates Mariia Derechina, Anna Konovalova, Oleksandr Zubrytskyi, Yevheniia Chernetsova, and Anna Yarega.

The Dentons team consisted of Partners Adam Mycyk and Oleg Batyuk, Counsels Anna Tkachenko and Oksana Horban, Senior Associates Natalia Levchuk, Roman Mehedynyuk, and Oksana Franko, Tax Advisor Valeria Tarasenko, and Associates Oleksandra Piskun and Viktor Marchan.

Involved fees earner: Anna Babych – Aequo; Yevgen Blok – Aequo; Yevheniia Chernetsova – Aequo; Sergey Denisenko – Aequo; Mariia Derechina – Aequo; Anna Konovalova – Aequo; Oksana Krasnokutskaya – Aequo; Michael Lukashenko – Aequo; Mykhaylo Soroka – Aequo; Anna Yarega – Aequo; Oleksandr Zubrytskyi – Aequo; Oleg Batyuk – Dentons; Oksana Franko – Dentons; Oksana Horban – Dentons; Natalia Levchuk – Dentons; Viktor Marchan – Dentons; Roman Mehedynyuk – Dentons; Adam Mycyk – Dentons; Oleksandra Piskun – Dentons; Valeria Tarasenko – Dentons; Anna Tkachenko – Dentons;

Law Firms: Aequo; Dentons;

Clients: Novus Ukraine; REWE Group;