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Antika Law Firm is ‘one of the strongest firms’ in the energy space. The ‘knowledgeable’ Alexander Burtovoy advised International Resources Group on a USAID municipal energy reform project. Alexey Kot is a natural resources expert.

At Arzinger, Timur Bondaryev is advising the Ministry of Energy and Coal on the $6.5bn restructuring of Naftogaz as well as representing the client in arbitral proceedings concerning gas sales.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office’s team ‘provides some of the best quality services in Ukraine’. Serhiy Piontkovsky advised the EBRD on the corporate governance reform of Naftogaz.

Vitaliy Radchenko and Olexander Martinenko at CMS are recommended for energy projects and litigation. The former led JKX Oil & Gas in international arbitration proceedings and litigation brought against Ukraine under the Energy Charter Treaty concerning gas market restrictions and punitive taxation measures.

At Dentons, Myron Rabij advised Serinus Energy on a loan from EBRD to develop resources in Romania. Adam Mycyk is a finance expert.

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners provides an ‘excellent service’. It recently advised Regal Petroleum on purchasing a gas extraction company and handled subsequent regulatory and licensing issues. Roman Stepanenko and Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi are recommended.

At Redcliffe Partners, Dmytro Fedoruk advised Chevron on production sharing negotiations with the state of Ukraine. Finance specialist Olexiy Soshenko is ‘very experienced’.

Aequo’s Yulia Kyrpa advised Naftogaz on a $300m credit facility from the EBRD to fund winter gas purchases. Anna Babych and Denys Lysenko are also noted.

Providing ‘keen insight into complex matters’, the team at Asters includes Armen Khachaturyan, Tamara Lukanina and ‘client-focused’ counsel Yaroslav Petrov. The firm recently advised Gess Consulting on renewable energy projects.

Avellummeets the best technical and service standards of international firms’. Finance specialist Glib Bondar advised the EBRD on a $300m loan to Naftogaz. Mykola Stetsenko is also recommended.

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC’s Oleksandr Kurdydyk handles financing and corporate matters, and recently advised German international development agency GIZ on establishing an energy efficiency fund.

At EnGarde Attorneys at Law, Roman Ognevyuk advised a Slovenian energy company on setting up in Ukraine. Irina Nazarova and Andriy Vyshnevsky are also recommended.

Eterna Law’s team acted for a global energy business in litigation against a local energy company. Oleh Malskyy is a key name for representing domestic power companies.

Everlegal’s ‘level of service is superb’. Yevheniy Deyneko is ‘deeply knowledgeable’ and Andriy Olenyuk is ‘proactive’. The firm advised an oil company on local distribution contracts.

Ilyashev & Partners has ‘deep industry knowledge’. Roman Marchenko represented Ukrinterenergo in arbitration proceedings concerning payments for electricity supplies from Russia.

IntegritesOleksiy Feliv advised Güriş on the €500m development of wind farms. Vsevolod Volkov and Yuriy Korchev are also recommended.

LCF Law Group ’s team is ‘perfectly up to speed with energy issues’. It represented Golden Derrick in a $100m case concerning the cancellation of permissions for oil and gas production in the Poltava region. Anna Ogrenchuk is noted.

Sayenko Kharenko’s Vladimir Sayenko is highly respected in the energy sector. Nazar Chernyavsky advised Nordic Environment Finance Corporation on financing energy-saving projects.

Vasil Kisil & Partners’ Alexander Borodkin and Oleg Alyoshin are recommended for renewables and oil and gas matters, respectively. The firm represented Shell in four major disputes.

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