Metallurgy in Ukraine: Opportunities for Norway (webinar, helpdesk and networking)

  • Zoom
  • 25.02.2021
  • 12:00

In recent years, business and economic partnerships between Ukraine and Norway have reached new heights. Several big Norwegian companies are already operating in Ukraine. Bilateral cooperation is also increasingly diversifying with new sectors and industries. More companies find synergies in joint activities, which brings greater benefits to both sides. However, there is significant potential for further development of such partnership, and we believe that the metal industry will be one of the crucial components of more in-depth collaboration between Norway and Ukraine in the nearest future.

NUCC together with its member and an internationally recognized law firm INTEGRITES and the Embassy of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway would like to invite you to a digital networking meeting about opportunities in the Ukrainian metallurgy sector for Norwegian companies.

HE Viacheslav Yatsiuk, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway, will open the session. Our colleagues from INTEGRITES, the National Investment Council and UkraineInvest will provide a brief overview of the legal framework for investments in Ukraine. We will look into the major reforms done in recent years and legislative priorities for 2021, as well as provide highlights of the legal framework in terms of the investment climate.

Further, we will go into more specifics of metal production with a focus on carbon-neutral production. Metal production is associated with considerable CO2-emissions: this is something that Ukrainian companies should look into if they want to start international collaborations or attract foreign investments. Since these emissions are not only tied to energy consumption but are a natural side-effect of the core metal producing processes, metallurgy is counted among the “hard-to-abate” sectors. Options are available, at various levels of development for various sectors, including sustainably sourced bio-carbon, hydrogen gas, electrolysis and others. Halvor Dalaker from the research institute SINTEF, who will present some of these options at our event.

The event will end up with digital networking, where it will be possible to present your own company and tell more about your company’s services.

Date: February 25th
Time: 12:00 (Norway) / 13:00 (Ukraine)

Time (Norway, GMT+1) Topic Speaker
12:00 Introduction by NUCC Anastasia Antonyk, NUCC Project Manager
12:05 Welcome word by the Ukrainian Ambassador in Norway Viacheslav Yatsiuk, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway
12:15 Investments in Ukraine: legal framework 2021
  • Igor Krasovskiy, Partner in the Banking and Finance practice at INTEGRITES
  • Olena Savchuk, Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance practice at INTEGRITES
12:25 State support of investment projects in Ukraine, prospects for the development of the metallurgical industry Olga Magaletska, Head of the Office of the National Investment Council
12:35 Investment projects in Ukraine Vitalii Cherniuk, Head of Investment Advisory Department
12:45 Opportunities for CO2-neutral metal production Halvor Dalaker, Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF
13:05 Closing words Anastasia Antonyk, NUCC Project Manager
13:10 – 14:00 Digital networking for Norwegian and Ukrainian companies


Please register for the event below. To be able to conduct effective digital networking and due to the limited number of participants, we reserve the right to refuse participation to irrelevant attendees or companies.

In case you have questions or would like to present your company/services at the networking part, please notify us by sending an email to


Among speakers

Viacheslav Yatsiuk
Ambassador of Ukraine to the Kingdom of Norway

Viacheslav Yatsiuk is a Ukrainian career diplomat with more than 25 years of professional experience in both bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.

Igor Krasovskiy
Partner in the Banking and Finance practice at INTEGRITES

Igor Krasovskiy has experience across a broad range of finance transactions in emerging economies having acted for the full spectrum of multilateral financial institutions, high yield lenders, project sponsors and blue-chip borrowers in a complex project, acquisition and structured financings. Igor’s experience also covers debt restructuring, high profile disputes, banking regulations and insolvency. Igor has experience in a range of sectors including banking, financial services, renewable energy agriculture, metals, oil and gas and telecommunication.

Olena Savchuk
Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance practice at INTEGRITES

Olena Savchuk is a Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance practice at INTEGRITES. She focuses on international project financing, including syndicated financing, domestic and cross-border financing, including FX and regulatory aspects, as well as related licensing and regulatory matters. Olena worked for a range of clients in the financial, agriculture, automotive, insurance, infrastructure and energy sectors.

Olga Magaletska
Head of the Office of the National Investment Council

Since January 2017 Olga Magaletska is a co-founder of the National Investment Council under the protection of the President of Ukraine, and in December 2019 Olga became the Head of the Office.

Main goals of the Office are to promote Ukraine to attract foreign investments, to ensure high-level dialog with Government Stakeholders and to launch legal initiatives which would significantly improve the investment climate.

Vitalii Cherniuk
Head of Investment Advisory Department
Halvor Dalaker
Senior Research Scientist at SINTEF

Halvor Dalaker is a senior scientist within materials science at the research institute SINTEF. His primary interest is metal production, particularly challenges relating to sustainability, emissions reductions and circular economy.

Anastasia Antonyk
Project Manager at NUCC, moderator