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Aequo provides ‘innovative legal solutions and practical advice’. Oleksandr Mamunya, ‘keen commercial lawyerPavlo 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 ‘knowledgeableAndriy Shulga is and ‘efficient’ Pavel Trytenichenko are also recommended. The firm represented a foreign investor in a UAH250m claim against the state of Ukraine.

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Zavadetskyi Advocates

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.

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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 & PartnersRoman 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 Kasynyukhave 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.

According to one client, Avellum is ‘among the best in the region’. Dmytro Marchukov, who is ‘a star’, advised the noteholders’ committee of Mriya Agro on matters arising from its $569m insolvency.

Aver Lex’s ‘skilful strategists’ include Olga Prosyanyuk, Vitaliy Serdyuk, Igor Fedorenko and Mykola Grygoriev. Serdyuk is advising former president Viktor Yanukovych on criminal defence matters.

At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, Ihor Siusel’s ‘technical expertise is impressive’. He represented a major landowner in an $80m dispute.

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.

Dentons’ team represented an international crop protection solution developer in the Kiev Circuit Administrative Court. Oleg Batyuk handles litigation and international arbitration.

EQUITY Law Firm. (formerly 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.

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.

IntegritesOleksiy Feliv represented Bionic Hill in a dispute concerning a $1bn innovation park in Kiev. Vyacheslav Korchev, Denys Kytsenko and Olena Perepelynska are the other key names.

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-savvyAnna 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 litigatorOleksandr Peremezhko and Yevgeniy Usik provide ‘prompt and accurate advice’; they represented Carlton Trading during the enforcement of an arbitral award.

Extremely impressive firmRedcliffe Partners hired the ‘outstanding’ Sergiy Gryshko from CMS, who is representing a major life sciences company in a €600,000 dispute.

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 Dynastysolves 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.

Gramatskiy & Partners’ team has ‘deep knowledge of dispute resolution’. Ernest Gramatskiy represented Graal in a $35m dispute with the Ministry of Culture. Andriy Trembich is also noted.

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’.

KPD Consulting Law Firm has ‘comprehensive experts in their fields, who provide valuable advice’. The ‘brilliantIgor Kalitventsev counts Porsche Leasing among his clients.

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 Partnersprovides 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.

VB Partners represented aluminium smelter Zaik in a $48m contract dispute. Denys Bugay and Vladimir Vashchenko are the names to note.

Wolf Theiss represented ThyssenKrupp Materials Trading in a $4m dispute with a local customer concerning defaulted payments. Taras Dumych is recommended.

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