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Next generation lawyers

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    • Viktoriia Dobrynska - Arzinger
    • Tetyana Dovgan - CMS
    • Oksana Franko - Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
    • Oksana Krasnokutska - Aequo
    • Dmytro Kulyk - TaylorWessing e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law
    • Roman Ognevyuk - EnGarde Attorneys at Law
    • Alesya Pavlinskaya - Arzinger

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Aequo’s ‘ambitious team’ receives ‘top marks’ from clients. The ‘sensible and commercialAnna Babych and Denis Lysenko advised George Soros’s Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund on acquiring a stake in software company Ciklum.

Arzinger’s team is ‘proactive and client-friendly’. Anna Zorya, who ‘finds out-of-the-box solutions’, advised D.E. Master Blenders on the local aspects of its $4.2bn joint venture with Mondelēz International. The firm also advised the Ministry of Energy and Coal on the Naftogaz restructuring.

One of the best firms in the country’, Asters advised an overseas investor on the local aspects of a multibillion-dollar global acquisition. Oleksiy Didkovskiy, Armen Khachaturyan, Vadym Samoilenko and the ‘responsive, reliableOleksiy Demyanenko are the key names.

Avellum is ‘without doubt a top-tier firm’, and its team is ‘commercial, practical and wholly reliable’. Mykola Stetsenko advised Raiffeisen Bank on the EBRD’s acquisition of a stake in bank Aval. Counsel Yuriy Nechayev is also recommended.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office provides ‘world-class legal services’. Viacheslav Yakymchuk, who is ‘simply the best’, advised Unilever on its $500m investment in a manufacturing facility.

Ilyashev & Partners’ team is ‘efficient and responsive under pressure’. The ‘hardworkingMikhail Ilyashev advised Polish insurer PZU on merger clearance for the $450m acquisition of Alior Bank. Roman Marchenko is also noted.

Sayenko Kharenko is ‘a top-tier law firm with a very capable team’. Vladimir Sayenko, Oleksandr Padalka and Russian-qualified Andrei Liakhov are highly regarded. Sayenko advised Infracapital on acquiring utility company GGE.

Graham Conlon at CMS advised MV Cargo on a $100m joint venture with Cargill to develop a new grain terminal. Olexander Martinenko, Maria Orlyk and senior associate Tetyana Dovgan are also noted.

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC’s ‘top-quality lawyers are insightful, thorough and responsive’. Margarita Karpenko has ‘deep industry knowledge’. Clients include Inchcape Shipping Services and UK company Crown Agents.

Dentons’ ‘practical and creative lawyers’ provide ‘informed’ advice. Oleg Batyuk and Volodymyr Monastyrysky assisted CEFC Hainan International with its bid for a stake in a subsidiary of Kazakhstan’s state energy company. Adam Mycyk and Myron Rabij are also recommended.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ team ‘knows how to get deals done’. Oksana Ilchenko handled the local aspects of CyberArk’s $30m acquisition of Viewfinity. Oleg Boichuk and Ilona Zekely are also noted.

Eterna Law’s team provides ‘a high level of service’. Oleh Malskyy advised a US investor on purchasing a power generation company.

IntegritesVyacheslav Korchev and Vsevolod Volkov advised Palma Group on a $115m corporate restructuring deal. Svyatoslav Sheremeta, who joined from Dragon Capital, heads the practice.

Lexwell & Partners’ Andrey Kolupaev advised investors on the $40m acquisition of a grain terminal. The ‘efficient’ team also includes Igor Nagai.

Redcliffe Partners’ team is ‘well versed in the deal world’. The ‘highly commercial’ Dmytro Fedoruk advised Yildirim Group on the privatisation of Odessa Port Plant. Rob Shantz is ‘very experienced’.

At Vasil Kisil & Partners, Volodymyr Igonin, Alexander Borodkin and Anna Sisetka are recommended. The ‘responsive’ firm advised AWAS on aircraft leasing.

Andriy Kravets & Partners advised KSG Bank on the sale of shares to private investors. Andriy Kravets and Vladyslav Lyaskovskiy are recommended.

At Borovyk & Partners, Irina Pidlisna and Bogdan Borovyk have ‘good industry knowledge’. Clients include Wincor Nixdorf.

EY Law advised eBay on local aspects of its £925m sale to a consortium. Practice head Albert Sych and Borys Lobovyk are noted.

Andriy Vyshnevsky and Roman Ognevyuk head the practice at EnGarde Attorneys at Law. Ognevyuk advised a Slovenian business on establishing a local subsidiary. Scania Group is also a client.

At Attorneys’ Association Gestors, Andriy Tsvyetkov is the key name. Clients include TRK Invest.

KPD Consulting Law Firm’s team ‘impresses with hard work’. ‘Experienced and creative’ practice head Vitaliy Patsyuk advised Royal Dutch Shell affiliate Invest Region on a joint venture.

Counsel Irina Nikolayevska heads the team at Kinstellar and ‘goes the extra mile to get things done’. She and Kostiantyn Likarchuk advised a government department on the privatisation of a state-owned business.

LCF Law Group’s Anna Ogrenchuk and Artem Stoyanovhave outstanding knowledge of corporate law’. Stoyanov advised Alfa Bank on due diligence for its acquisition of the corporate rights of Renessans.

Lavrynovych & Partners’ Olena Zubchenko advised Louis Dreyfus Company on a $2m investment in a Ukrainian company. Maksym Lavrynovych is also recommended.

Providing ‘accurate and business-oriented’ advice, Peterka & Partners LLC’s recent highlights include advising Soufflet Group on a €20m investment from the EBRD. Tatiana Timchenko provides ‘strong legal support’.

Taras Dumych at Wolf Theiss advised QBE on the 50% sale of its Ukrainian subsidiary to Fairfax for €3.2m.

Alexandrov & Partners’ team provides ‘service of the highest quality’. Dmytro Alexandrov, who has ‘a unique approach to finding solutions’, developed a holding structure for a Ukrainian agricultural company.

Antika Law Firm’s ‘advice is always accurate and prompt’. Alexey Kot, who stands out for his ‘knowledge of legal issues’, and Alexander Burtovoy advised AWT Bavaria on a new $25m BMW import business.

DLF Attorneys-at-law has ‘a great reputation among foreign clients’ and stands out for its ‘communication skills, responsiveness and flexibility’. Igor Dykunskyy heads the team.

International Legal Center EUCon’s Yaroslav Romanchuk ‘combines local experience with an international outlook’. He advised Plastics-Ukraine on corporate matters.

Jeantetprovides business-oriented advice’ to clients such as Air Liquide. Bertrand Barrier is the practice head and counsel Illya Tkachuk is ‘knowledgeable and proactive’.

KPMG provides a ‘high-quality service’. Yuriy Katser and Iaroslav Cheker advised a local subsidiary of a global vehicle manufacturer on business restructuring.

Moris Group advised the Football Federation of Ukraine on establishing a limited liability company. Maryan Martynyuk and Oleg Paryliak are recommended.

NOBLES has an impressive track record acting for international clients with operations in the Ukraine. Recent work includes advising Fujitsu on restructuring its representative office in the Ukraine. Tatiana Iurkovska and Volodymyr Yakubovskyy jointly head the practice.

PwC Legal has ‘a patient and intelligent approach to the complexities of Ukrainian law’. Andrey Pronchenko and Alexey Katasonov are well regarded.

At SDM Partners LLC, practice heads Dmytro Syrota and Ilya Soykis advised a multinational technology company on merger control filings.

SKG Attorneys at law has ‘a strong practice that provides hassle-free business solutions’. Practice head Mariia Aksaitova is praised by clients.

TaylorWessing e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law’s team ‘always meets deadlines’. Olena Stakhurska is ‘experienced and business-oriented’.

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