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Arbitrade is ‘outstanding in dispute resolution’. Pavel Trytenichenko, the ‘efficient and sharp’ Yuliya Chernykh and Andriy Shulga stand out as ‘truly professional in international arbitration and complex litigation’. The team has been advising Edible Oil Trading on domestic litigation and FOSFA arbitrations.

Asters is ‘good in tough negotiations’ and provides ‘high quality, good value and very commercial advice’. Oleksiy Didkovskiy advised Crédit Agricole on a multimillion-dollar disputed debt, and is recommended along with Tamara Lukanina and ‘reliable, pleasant, excellent litigator’ Andriy Pozhidaev.

Ilyashev & Partnersprovides detailed and thorough legal support’ through ‘trustworthy business partners’ Mikhail Ilyashev and the ‘intelligent, focused’ Roman Marchenko. The firm represented BTA Bank in the enforcement of a $451m award in its favour made by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

Sayenko Kharenkopersistently demonstrates in-depth knowledge, prompt and profound advice’ in litigation and arbitration. Tatiana Slipachuk is ‘highly recommended for international arbitration’. Sergey Pogrebnoy, who advised OJSC Power Machines on the enforcement of an overseas judgement in favour of a creditor, and Anton Zhdanov are recommended.

Vasil Kisil & Partners’ ‘highly professional and responsive’ team includes Yaroslav Tekyluk and managing partner Oleg Makarov. The firm acted for Shell in disputes concerning shale gas production sharing agreements. Oleksiy Filatov recently left the firm after being appointed deputy head of the Presidential Administration.

The service is excellent’ at Andriy Kravets & Partners, which ‘stands at the forefront of the market’. Julia Samoylova is ‘very responsive and provides real added value’, and Andriy Kravets and practice head Vladyslav Lyaskovskiy are also recommended. Clients include Kyivrianta LLC and KLCC Holdings.

Arzinger provides ‘good value and high-quality services’. Its ‘thoroughly recommended’ lawyers include litigator Sergiy Shklyar, head of alternative dispute resolution Markian Malskyy and criminal defence specialist Vitaliy Kasko. Shklyar represented Alfred C. Toepfer International in a €2m dispute with state tax authorities.

Avellum Partners is ‘a good firm, with good work and good lawyers’, say clients. The ‘professional, straightforward and focused’ Kostiantyn Likarchuk leads the ‘strong and motivated team’, which includes ‘smart’ associate Mykyta Nota. The team acted for Ferrexpo in a $400m dispute over shares in Poltava Mining Refinery.

The most experienced international law firm in Ukraine’, Baker & McKenzie – CIS, Limitedhandles disputes the right way’. Ihor Siusel shows ‘exceptionally high quality’, and the responsive Olga Shenk and Nataliya Demir are also recommended. The team recently acted in an international arbitration concerning land development.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is ‘efficient, impressive, and excellent at strategy’. The ‘insightful’ Serhii Sviriba, the ‘hardworking and highly efficient’ Oleksii Reznikov, the ‘bright, very creative’ Dmytro Marchukov and the ‘excellent, responsive’ Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi are recommended. Clients include the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice.

EnGarde Attorneys at Law’s clients report ‘excellent work from reliable partners’. Irina Nazarova ‘excels in cross-border litigation and arbitration, thinks outside the box and is exceptionally good on strategy’. Andriy Vyshnevsky advised Piraeus Bank regarding a large insolvency dispute.

Integrites’ Maksym Kodunov, who represented a subsidiary of business conglomerate EastOne in pursuing a $10m claim, is ‘highly recommended’. Ruslan Bernatsky and Yuri Korchev are ‘responsive and explain everything in detail’, and Anna Tyshchenko is also recommended.

LCF Law Group’s ‘reliable and responsible professionals’ include Anna Ogrenchuk, Yuliana Maleeva, Olena Volianska, and Artem Stoianov. ‘Strategic thinker’ Ogrenchuk advised Kuwait Energy Ukraine on various disputes, including a $13m case concerning termination of a joint venture agreement.

The quality is what one would expect of a top tier law firm in Western Europe’, say clients of AstapovLawyers International Law Group. The ‘dynamic, imaginative’ Andrey Astapov and the ‘calm, assured, bright’ Oleh Beketov represented JSC EFKO in a $250m cross-border dispute concerning the enforceability of a grain sales contract.

Olexander Martinenko’s team at CMS is ‘dedicated, responsive and highly effective’. He represented Italia-Ukraina Gas in a $200m cross-border arbitration.

Andriy Tsvyetkov embodies the ‘professionalism and efficiency’ of Attorneys’ Association Gestors. Yaroslav Snigur, who ‘should undoubtedly be singled out for trade investigations’, advised JSC Gomelglass on anti-dumping issues.

Grischenko & Partners’ Dmitri Grischenko is an acknowledged expert in litigation and arbitration.

Jurimex Legal Solutionsprovides services at the highest level, and deals with cases creatively and constructively’. Danil Getmantsev, Yuriy Krainiak and Bohdan Shapoval ‘are always helpful and effective’. Clients include The State Road Agency of Ukraine.

KM Partners provides ‘good value for money’ in international litigation and arbitration. Alexander Minin exhibits ‘the highest level of professionalism’ and Maxim Oleksiyuk provides ‘high-quality, client-oriented service’.

KPD Consulting Law Firm is ‘client-focused, competitive and reasonable’. Igor Kalitventsev ‘knows the right way to handle complicated disputes’. He recently advised Piraeus Bank on a corporate borrower’s insolvency, including related court proceedings.

Lavrynovych & Partners is ‘a reliable partner with extensive experience’, and provides ‘prompt and competent advice’. Maksym Lavrynovych, who acted for Crimean Vodka Company in a $200m dispute, and Stanislav Skrypnyck are recommended.

Marchenko Danevych has ‘a high level of knowledge and its advice is always appropriate and applicable’. Vadym Shestakov, Andriy Guck and Borys Danevych are recommended. Clients include Johnson & Johnson.

Dentons provides ‘quick, relevant, comprehensive advice’. Oleg Batyuk, Vladimir Zakhvataev and the ‘practical and knowledgeable’ Myron Rabij are recommended. Clients include Czech Export Bank.

Salkom is ‘impressive in arbitration’. Evgen Kubko works closely with Squire Sanders Ukraine LLC under a formal association.

Wolf Theiss’ Taras Dumych is ‘helpful and hardworking’. He represented Geveko Industri in a €3.5m dispute with Motorways of Ukraine.

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