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Index of tables
- Pavlo Byelousov - Aequo
- Yuliya Chernykh - Arbitrade
- Oleksiy Didkovskiy - Asters
- Mikhail Ilyashev - Ilyashev & Partners
- Roman Marchenko - Ilyashev & Partners
- Dmytro Marchukov - Avellum
- Olexander Martinenko - CMS
- Irina Nazarova - EnGarde Attorneys at Law
- Anna Ogrenchuk - LCF Law Group
- Sergey Pogrebnoy - Sayenko Kharenko
- Ihor Siusel - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office
- Tatyana Slipachuk - Sayenko Kharenko
Serhii Sviriba -
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
- Pavel Trytenichenko - Arbitrade
- Andriy Vyshnevsky - EnGarde Attorneys at Law
Next generation lawyers
- Dmytro Donenko - EnGarde Attorneys at Law
- Anastasiya Grenyuk - Arbitrade
- Oksana Karel - Arzinger
- Ivan Kholod - Aver Lex
- Anna Kombikova - Eterna Law
- Oleg Kuchanskyy - Dentons
- Mykyta Nota - Kinstellar
- Kseniia Pogruzhalska - Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office
Andriy Trygub -
Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners
- Serhii Uvarov - Avellum
Aequo provides ‘innovative legal solutions and practical advice’. Oleksandr Mamunya, ‘keen commercial lawyer’ Pavlo Byelousov and Anna Babych represented Forbes in international arbitration proceedings.
The team at Arbitrade provides ‘precise advice’ and includes Yuliya Chernykh, who is described by one client as ‘one of the best arbitration practitioners’. The ‘knowledgeable’ Andriy Shulga is and ‘efficient’ Pavel Trytenichenko are also recommended. The firm represented a foreign investor in a UAH250m claim against the state of Ukraine.
FIRMS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Zavadetskyi Advocates is a Litigation, Advocacy and Law consultancy firm based in Kyiv. It’s Dispute Resolution practice intersects in the domains of Civil, Commercial and Public Litigation and is substantially influenced by it’s Criminal Law expertise, allowing the firm to develop the most efficient dispute resolution strategies.
Asters’ team is ‘one of the best in the Ukraine’. Oleksiy Didkovskiy, who is ‘a strong negotiator’, represented the Ministry of Finance in London’s High Court in a case pertaining to a $3bn Eurobond debt. Svitlana Chepurna is ‘intelligent and diligent’.
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’s Serhii Sviriba represented Irish bank IBRC in an investors’ rights dispute. Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi is ‘smart’, Gleb Bialyi is ‘proactive and strategic’ and Arsen Miliutin is ‘confident and hardworking’. Sergey Grebenyuk is also noted.
At EnGarde Attorneys at Law, Irina Nazarova and Andriy Vyshnevsky, who are ‘innovative and creative’, represented a Cyprus-based company in arbitration proceedings against Commerzbank concerning financial misrepresentation.
Ilyashev & Partners’ Roman Marchenko (‘without doubt one of the country’s top litigators’) represented BTA Bank in a $16bn compensation claim for losses incurred by its chairman. The ‘very strong team’ also includes Mikhail Ilyashev, who ‘always chooses the best possible strategy’.
At Sayenko Kharenko, Sergey Pogrebnoy represented Canadian oil and gas company Shelton in numerous disputes. Tatyana Slipachuk is a ‘renowned expert’.
At Vasil Kisil & Partners, Andriy Stelmashchuk and Oleg Alyoshin lead on litigation and arbitration respectively. Alyoshin represented two Ukrainian businessmen in a $2bn dispute in London’s High Court.
AGA Partners’ team ‘always performs at a high level’, notably in commodities-related arbitrations. Aminat Suleymanova, Irina Moroz and Ivan Kasynyuk ‘have deep knowledge of international legislation’. Kasynyuk represented Bizon-Import in a case concerning contracts for delivery.
Arzinger is ‘one of the strongest firms’. Lviv-based Markian Malskyy is ‘an effective and innovative litigator’, who is also active in arbitration; with regard to the latter, he represented the Ministry of Justice in a $40m case concerning reciprocal protection of investments. Kateryna Gupalo also noted.
CMS represented JKX Oil & Gas, as local counsel, in arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty. Senior partner Olexander Martinenko and Maria Orlyk are recommended. Sergiy Gryshko and Olga Vorozhbyt moved to Redcliffe Partners and DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, respectively.
Eterna Law’s Oleh Beketov provided legal opinion at London’s High Court during a $2bn dispute between oligarchs. The team of ‘gifted lawyers’ also includes Andrey Astapov, Yaroslav Berezhnoy, Anna Kombikova and Eugene Blinov.
FCLex Law Firm is ‘one of the strongest firms for bankruptcy and litigation’. Viktor Barsuk and Oleg Malinevskiy stand out for their ‘innovative thinking’. Recent work includes defending Azovmash in an $850m creditor dispute.
Kinstellar entered Ukraine by merging with Kostiantyn Likarchuk’s practice. The firm represented a shareholder in a vodka producer during various shareholder disputes totalling $350m. Likarchuk ‘does an excellent job’.
LCF Law Group has ‘brilliant technical expertise’. The ‘business-savvy’ Anna Ogrenchuk and Olena Volyanksa inspire ‘confidence’. Ogrenchuk and Atrem Stoyanov represented Alfa Bank in cases concerning recovery of $71m in debts from Azovmash Group. Oleksandr Birukov excels in bankruptcy matters.
Lexwell & Partners’ team produces ‘excellent work’. Andrey Kolupaev represented the Ukrainian government in a $500m investment arbitration with JKX Oil and Gas. Igor Nagai is also recommended.
Moris Group is ‘one of the strongest firms for domestic dispute resolution’, which recently represented Delta Bank in a $149m case. Andriy Savchuk and Maryan Martynyuk are recommended.
Oleksandr Peremezhko & Partners has ‘an effective team’. ‘Sharp and experienced litigator’ Oleksandr Peremezhko and Yevgeniy Usik provide ‘prompt and accurate advice’; they represented Carlton Trading during the enforcement of an arbitral award.
At Andriy Kravets & Partners, Vladyslav Lyaskovskiy and Andriy Kravets represented a chain of sport shops in a dispute with a bank.
Antika Law Firm has ‘an impressive practice, especially for oil and gas disputes’. Alexey Kot ‘has perfect knowledge of the issues’ and Andrey Kuznetsov is ‘a very strong practitioner’; they represented an overseas real estate development company in a UAH236m dispute with a lessee.
At Ario Law Firm, ‘the service is excellent and the team is very creative’. Recent work includes acting for a Ukrainian glass factory in a $104m bankruptcy dispute.
Law Firm Dynasty ‘solves the most complex and challenging problems’. Denys Myrgorodskiy, Yevheniy Smiyuha and Anna Poddubnaya are recommended.
Clients have ‘absolute confidence’ in Goro Legal’s team. Dmytro Ovsiy, who has ‘broad expertise’, and Alexander Goroshynskyi are recommended.
Jeantet’s Igor Krasovskiy represented BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services in the enforcement of a $65m LCIA award. Bertrand Barrier heads the practice.
Jurline’s Volodymyr Zubar and Vitaliy Cherkes have ‘good negotiation skills’.
Pavlenko Legal Group’s Oleksandra Pavlenko represented Globus Airlines in an administrative case against the State Air Service of Ukraine.
At Pragnum, the ‘goal-oriented’ Vitaliy Bobrynyov and Dmytriy Zhukov are recommended. Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence is a client.
The ‘smart and experienced’ Yuliya Kurylo at SKG Attorneys at law handled debt collection matters for UkrSibbank.
Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners ‘provides a high-level professional service’. Clients value the ‘honesty and strong negotiation skills’ of Oleksandr Skliarenko and Andriy Sydorenko.
Trusted Advisors is known for its ‘dedication to quality’. Ivan Mishchenko and Vladislav Rieznikov are recommended.