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Antika Law Firm is ‘a top-rated firm in this area’. Key names include project finance specialist Alexander Burtovoy, projects partner Alexey Kot and ‘brilliant’ litigator Andrey Kuznetsov. Norsk Energi and Cadogan Petroleum are clients.

Arzinger handles M&A transactions, disputes and competition law matters for major players in the energy sector. Timur Bondaryev advised the Ministry of Energy and Coal Mining on the $6.5bn restructuring of Naftogaz. Centrica is also a client.


Kasyanenko & Partners

Kasyanenko and Partners is a leading Ukrainian law firm with an extended financial, energy and regulatory advisory practice. Dmytro Kasyanenko has comprehensive knowledge of the industry specifics and provides qualified counseling and assistance in the field of energy advising on transactions, financial projects, disputes, tax issues and regulatory matters.

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Top performer in energy lawAsters has ‘deep knowledge and industry expertise’. Armen Khachaturyan, Tamara Lukanina and the ‘personable and proactiveYaroslav Petrov advised Free Energy on renewable projects.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office’s Serhiy Piontkovsky and Ihor Olekhov handle corporate transactions and new projects for clients such as Naftogaz and DTEK. Piontkovsky advised Polenergia on structuring PPP power transmission projects.

Practice heads Vitaliy Radchenko and Olexander Martinenko at CMS are highly experienced in corporate and regulatory matters in the energy sector. Radchenko advised Slovak oil company Nafta on a joint venture with Cub Energy.

Myron Rabij’s team at Dentons provides ‘an excellent service, rapid responses and good industry knowledge’. Adam Mycyk is a finance expert and Maksym Sysoiev is ‘intelligent and hardworking’. The Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy is a key client.

At Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, ‘the service is good, responses are fast and the team has good strength in depth’. Roman Stepanenko and Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi lead the practice. Halliburton and Regal Petroleum are clients.

Redcliffe Partners has a strong presence in the oil and gas sector and has worked on numerous projects to enhance production from depleted fields. Dmytro Fedoruk and Olexiy Soshenko count Chevron among their clients.

At Aequo, the ‘reliable and intelligentAnna Babych and the ‘strategic and experiencedDenis Lysenko lead the energy team. Yulia Kyrpa advised Naftogaz on the €478m financing of gas purchases. Investor Guris Holding is also a client.

Avellum excels in corporate transactions and cross-border financing for major energy sector clients. Finance specialist Glib Bondar and counsel Igor Lozenko advised DTEK Energy shareholders on its over $1.2bn restructuring.

At DLA Piper Ukraine LLC, Oleksandr Kurdydyk acted for Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety on establishing an energy efficiency fund. Galyna Zagorodniuk is also recommended.

EnGarde Attorneys at Law provides ‘a superb service’. Irina Nazarova, Roman Ognevyuk and the ‘creative and intelligent’ Andriy Vyshnevsky are recommended. Clients include Smart-Holding and Regal Petroleum.

Eterna Law’s team, led by Oleh Malskyy, ‘delivers a high level of service’.

Everlegal’s team is ‘client-oriented, fast and efficient’. The firm advised on numerous renewable energy projects. Yevheniy Deyneko heads the energy and natural resources practice and Andriy Olenyuk is ‘approachable and results oriented’.

GOLAWalways provides good value and practical advice’. Sergiy Oberkovych advised Enkom on a $15m engineering, procurement and construction contract for a heat and power project, and assisted Donegal FRS Group with a bio-power plant project.

At Ilyashev & Partners, the ‘practical, concise and pragmaticRoman Marchenko handled energy disputes for Ostchem Holding, Ukrinterenergo and RGK-Trading.

At Integrites, Oleksiy Feliv advised a developer of wind farms on new, high-value projects. Finance partner Oleh Zahnitko is also recommended.

Kinstellarexceeds expectations for highly complex work’. Head of energy Olena Kuchynska, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and responsive’, handles regulatory and corporate matters for Naftogaz.

Sayenko Kharenko handles the development, acquisition, disposal and financing of energy projects for clients such as Energoatom and the EBRD. Nazar Chernyavsky, who advised Citibank on a €478m financing for Naftogaz, and Vladimir Sayenko are recommended.

At Vasil Kisil & Partners, head of renewables Alexander Borodkin assisted UkrWind Investments with the development of the South-Ukrainian wind power plant. Oleg Alyoshin leads the oil and gas practice.

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