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Aequo advises domestic and international high-net-worth individuals on wealth management, litigation, investments, philanthropy, family law, immigration and tax. 'The team is extremely dedicated and experienced, delivering results fast and cost-efficiently', notes a client. Anna Babych and Denis Lysenko are the key partners.

Arzinger recently consolidated its strength in family law, inheritance tax, trusts and immigration law to launch a new and dedicated private client practice, which also handles private banking, residence permits and tax matters. Newly promoted senior associate Denys Siiushov now leads the practice, in which Pavlo Khodakovsky is also noted.

Asters grew its private client team with new arrivals from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, including 'dedicated and responsive' litigators Serhiy Dusanovsky and Sergiy Grebenyuk. The 'cost-effective' team, which is led by Constantin Solyar, handles investments, wealth management, tax, family law and business advice for high-net-worth clients. Senior associate Pavlo Shovak is another name to note.

Avellum provides 'a responsive, professional and knowledgeable service'. A leading firm for family law, it also handles the full range of private client services. Family lawyers Aminat Suleymanova and Iryna Moroz have 'great client skills and specialist legal knowledge'. Mykola Stetsenko, counsel Vadim Medvedev and associate Oleksandr Gubin  are highly regarded.

Sayenko Kharenko was one of the first full-service law firms in Ukraine to offer private client services, and it has a team of eight wealth management specialists. It frequently advises high-net-worth individuals on business ownership, tax structuring and regulatory compliance. Alina Plyushch is a leading light in the market. Nazar Chernyavsky and Andrei Liakhov are also recommended.

Vasil Kisil & Partners has a prominent family partner in Oksana Voynarovska, who also handles complex tax planning matters. Litigator Oleg Makarov and tax and corporate partner Alexander Borodkin are also recommended. The private client practice handles family law, tax and inheritance disputes for high-net-worth individuals.

For tax and wealth management, Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is 'one of strongest players in the market’, according to one source. The practice, which is led by Hennadiy Voytsitskyi, handles cross-border matters, including tax advice, litigation and business succession matters. Tax associate Roman Koren is also recommended.

Deloitte (PJSC Deloitte & Touche USC) handles tax and wealth management for high-net-worth individuals, which includes international tax structuring and family wealth planning. Tax specialists Andriy Servetnyk, Natalia Rudenko and Mariia Sybyriakova are the key contacts.

Ernst and Young LLC has added to its portfolio of private client expertise and now provides cryptocurrency consulting services for Ukrainian high-net-worth individuals, as well as handling immigration planning, tax planning and business structuring matters. Tax specialists Olga Gorbanovskaya, Halyna Khomenko and Anton Kurach are the key contacts.

GOLAW advises on business structuring, tax, succession planning, trusts, funds and risk management, as well as handling matters of residence for foreign and domestic clients. Sergiy Oberkovych and corporate partner Max Lebedev are the key contacts. They advised a shareholder of a large agribusiness on the settlement of a dispute.

PwC Legal provides international mobility services to high-net-worth individuals, which includes advice on tax-efficient structures. It also handles declarations of property, income, expenses and financial liabilities for public figures. Camiel van der Meij, tax partner Slava Vlasov and corporate partner Andrey Pronchenko are the main contacts.

ADER HABER's team, which split from Spenser & Kauffmann, handles family law, tax planning, trusts and wealth management. Counsel Tetyana Ivanovych leads the practice and she acted for a prominent businessman in high-value divorce proceedings.

The practice at Ilyashev & Partners is 'responsive and well informed' and clients appreciate the 'enthusiasm and knowledge' of Mikhail Ilyashev. Roman Marchenko leads a team that handles private wealth, contentious and non-contentious trust matters, tax and estate management. He advised the widow of MP Igor Yeremeyev on inheritance matters.

Juscutum Attorneys Association joins the ranking on the strength of its growing workload of tax matters for private clients. Natalia Radchenko leads the wealth management practice, which handles property matters, income declaration and advice on cryptocurrency income.

KPD Consulting Law Firm supports clients in property, inheritance, tax and family law matters. Counsel Olena Domanchuk, who is a family law specialist, leads the practice. She recently won a court case for a client claiming an interest in the property of an agricultural company.

Selepey, Volkovetsky & Partners has a growing portfolio of private clients, which includes the owner of a sunflower oil producer, the managers of a leading industrial engineering plant, and the owners of a major supermarket chain. Yaroslav Volkovetskyi leads the practice and handles corporate, finance and real estate matters.

SPENSERS handles wealth and investment planning, business succession matters, funds and trusts for beneficial business owners and Ukrainian high-net-worth individuals. Corporate and funds partner Valentyn Zagariya and banking partner Nickolas Likhachov, who advised the co-founder of GillBus on a new business venture, are the key contacts.

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