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  1. Dispute resolution
  2. Leading individuals

Arbitrade’s team is ‘efficient, focused and highly competitive’, and Yuliya Chernykh is ‘one of the most notable arbitration lawyers in Ukraine’. ‘Extremely efficient litigator’ Pavel Trytenichenko and Andriy Shulga, who has ‘outstanding litigation skills’, are also recommended. Chernykh and Shulga are representing an investor in a claim against Ukraine under a bilateral investment treaty with the Netherlands.

Oleksiy Didkovskiy’s team at Asters is noted for its ‘innovative approach’, and excels in regulatory disputes and commercial litigation. Didkovskiy acted for an industrial concern in a $590m joint venture dispute with a state authority.

The ‘hardworking, honest, proactive and technically excellent team’ at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners includes Serhii Sviriba, who is ‘responsive and hardworking’; Gleb Bialyi, who is recommended for domestic litigation; and the ‘super-smart, commercial’ Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi. Clients include The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

EnGarde Attorneys at Law is ‘one of the best for dispute resolution’, with ‘fearless litigatorIrina Nazarova one of the country’s leading lights. Andriy Vyshnevsky represented Yernamio Consulting in proceedings against the State Deposit Guarantee Fund to annul the liquidation of Bank Forum.

Ilyashev & Partnersdelivers remarkable work, and has an excellent reputation’. The ‘incredibly smart, highly strategicMikhail Ilyashev has ‘encyclopaedic technical knowledge’. The ‘clever, commercially mindedRoman Marchenko acted for Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank in a $400m dispute.

One of the leading firms for arbitration’, Sayenko Kharenko has ‘a more international outlook than many Ukrainian firms’. Tatiana Slipachuk is ‘client focused’, and investment disputes expert Sergey Pogrebnoy is ‘one of the brightest lawyers around’. The firm’s clients include Azovmash and Sberbank.

AGA Partners Law Firm’s ‘attention to detail, response times and value are outstanding’. Aminat Suleymanova and Ivan Kasynyukhave a deep understanding of the market’, and recently represented Ukrlandfarming subsidiary Rise in a $25m GAFTA arbitration. Irina Moroz is recommended for international trade disputes.

Aequo is praised for its ‘fantastic service and industry knowledge’. Pavlo Byelousov acted with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in BTA Bank v Mukhtar Ablyazov, advising KPMG as receivers in relation to a $6bn fraud and damages claim. Oleksandr Mamunya acted for a Ukrainian industrial enterprise in a $50m share purchase case.

Andriy Kravets & Partners has ‘a longstanding reputation for quality’. Highlights for Vladyslav Lyaskovskiy and Andriy Kravets included representing a Ukrainian soft commodities producer in a high-value dispute.

Arzinger hired Kateryna Gupalo from WTS Tax Legal Consulting LLC to lead its disputes practice. The firm acted for an online business in a dispute with the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Sergiy Shklyar is now Deputy Minister of Justice, and Vitalii Kasko Deputy Prosecutor General.

Kostiantyn Likarchuk and Mykyta Nota left Avellum to set up a new firm, but Dmytro Marchukov, who ‘knows everything there is to know about litigating in Ukraine and protecting foreign clients’ interests’, joined from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. Recent work includes acting for Ferrexpo in relation to a $400m notes issue default.

Aver Lex Attorneys at law has ‘highly respected practitioners providing timely advice and good strategic planning’. Igor Fedorenko is ‘focused on clients’ prerogatives’, and is recommended along with Olga Prosyanyuk and Vitaliy Serdyuk.

Ihor Siusel’s team at Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limited is recommended for complex cross-border disputes. He recently acted in an $80m real estate dispute, and also represented an international lender in a $120m debt default matter.

Vyacheslav Korchev’s team at Integrites hired the ‘very professionalOlena Perepelynska from Sayenko Kharenko. Korchev and Denys Kytsenko acted for VTB Bank in a case against Westa Holding concerning the latter’s $950m restructuring. Ruslan Bernatsky is highly recommended.

Kinstellar entered the market in March 2016 when it acquired the formerLBL – Legal Bureau of Likarchuk founded by Kostiantyn Likarchuk and Mykyta Nota. Noted for their ‘common sense and sensitivity’, they recently represented the noteholders’ committee of Mriya Agro Holding in a $400m notes default dispute.

LCF Law Group is ‘extremely focused, excellent with clients, and a pleasure to work with’. Anna Ogrenchukdemonstrates excellent awareness in matters of the Ukrainian judicial system, and a profound understanding of its challenges’. She acted for Arab Energy Alliance in a $33m dispute.

Oleh Marchenko’s team at Marchenko Danevychimpresses with its commitment to legitimate litigation strategies’. The firm represented AtlasJet Ukraine in a dispute with the Ukrainian Aviation Service concerning $1.2bn investments in air transport operations.

At Vasil Kisil & Partners, Andriy Stelmashchuk and Oleg Alyoshin lead on litigation and international arbitration respectively. Stelmashchuk represented Shell in a dispute seeking invalidation of approvals for product sharing agreements worth $400m.

Antika Law Firm is ‘a very professional firm that reacts quickly’. The ‘excellent’ Alexey Kot ‘gives extremely good support’ in arbitration. The ‘intelligent and responsive’ Andrey Kuznetsov represented a grain trader in a $10m loss recovery claim.

Eterna Law (formerly known as AstapovLawyers) has ‘an impressive team of legal experts’. Andrey Astapov heads the practice, which notably includes Oleh Beketov and Eugene Blinov, who is ‘an up-and-coming lawyer for heavyweight litigation’. Highlights included handling a $350m shareholder dispute.

Senior partner Olexander Martinenko at CMS provides ‘a high-level service with a commercial focus’. The ‘honest, professional and diligent’ team includes Olga Vorozhbyt and US-qualified lawyer Maria Orlyk, who recently acted for Bauer Group in arbitration proceedings.

The team at Dentons is noted for its ‘good personal interaction, responsiveness and technical knowledge’, and ‘exemplary service’. Oleg Batyukworks tirelessly for clients’. Igor Davydenko has been acting for Czech Export Bank, and is recommended along with Markian Silecky.

Law Firm Dynasty in Dnipropetrovsk ‘does an impeccable job’. ‘Reliable and responsive partner’ Denys Myrgorodskiy, ‘skilled professional’ Yevheniy Smiyuha and Anna Poddubnaya provide ‘high-quality service at a reasonable price’.

Tetiana Samsina at International Legal Center EUCON acted for the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Lviv in a $574,000 construction dispute. Yaroslav Romanchuk is recommended.

FCLex Law Firm’s ‘ideas are always innovative and effective’. Practice heads Viktor Barsuk and Oleg Malinevskiy are ‘really strong litigation lawyers’. Sergiy Chuyev acted for Nest Corporation in a $75m mortgage foreclosure dispute.

At Attorneys’ Association Gestors, ‘efficient problem-solver’ Jaroslav Snigur is recommended for anti-dumping investigations. Clients include rubber product producer Kurskrezinotehnia.

Litigation boutique Goro Legal has ‘enormous practical experience and theoretical knowledge’, with recent work including representing the Kiev City State Administration in disputes totalling UAH400m. The ‘impressive’ Dmytro Ovsiy and Alexander Goroshynskyi also count Socar Energy and Ferrotrade among their clients.

Jurimex Legal Solutions has respected litigators in Danil Getmantsev and Yuriy Krayniak, with recent cases including a $51m tender dispute. Clients include MSL and Zhytomyr Oblavtodor.

At Jurline, Vitaliy Cherkes represented a state enterprise in a $100m dispute. Volodymyr Zubar acted for a major retail outlet in a $71m case concerning the disposal of corporate rights.

Highly organised firmKPD Consulting Law Firmprovides a high level of service’. Igor Kalitventsev defended UniCredit Leasing in over 20 civil and commercial cases. Olena Kyrylyuk is recommended.

Stanislav Skrypnyck’s team at Lavrynovych & Partners excels in construction and bankruptcy disputes. Andriy Moroz acted for MUK Group in debt recovery litigation totalling $13m.

Lexwell & Partners has ‘a technically excellent team with dedication and honesty’. Andrey Kolupaev and the ‘creative’ Igor Nagai acted as co-counsel to the Ukrainian government in investment arbitrations totalling $500m initiated by JKX Oil And Gas.

Volodymyr Misechko at Misechko & Partners Law Firm is ‘a formidable opponent – extremely proactive and forward-thinking’. His clients include Panalpina World Transport and Status Trading Group.

Moris Group’s Andriy Savchuk acted for VAB Bank in $78m in bankruptcy disputes against debtors, including handling a $12.4m case against RBK. Andriy Romanchuk represented Lukor in a $70m dispute.

NoblesVolodymyr Yakubovskyy represented UK-based AJ Walter Aviation in a $2m claim against Aerosvit Airlines, and assisted Vendor Finance with a €8m debt recovery matter.

Oleksandr Peremezhko & Partners has ‘a strong team that can meet any challenge’, and provides ‘result-oriented advice at a reasonable price’. Oleksandr Peremezhko represented Carlton Trading in a $14m arbitration in the hospitality sector.

At Pavlenko Legal Group, Oleksandra Pavlenko’s impressive client list includes Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich and Ukrtelecom. She represented Gastransit in five civil disputes including eviction and deregistration matters.

Larysa Poberezhnyuk’s team at Poberezhnyuk & Partners provides ‘quick and accurate service, and detailed and appropriate advice’. It acted for Cosmos-Activ in a UAH1.7m loss recovery matter.

Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners has ‘recognised experts in dispute resolution’. Oleksandr Skliarenko has ‘strong negotiating skills’, and Andriy Sydorenko has ‘impressive knowledge of legislation’.

VB Partners is noted for its ‘timely and accurate advice’. Denys Bugay leads the team, which acted for an aluminium smelter owned by Rusal in a $48m shareholders’ dispute. Oleksandr Lukyanenko is ‘a strong advocate in court’.

Taras Dumych and Oksana Volynets at Wolf Theiss continue to act for Cleanosol Trading Company in a €1m bankruptcy dispute.

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