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Aequo 'has probably done the most work of any local firm and has a really strong team in real estate', says one source. Yulia Kyrpa, who handled the acquisition of a business centre in Kiev for Dragon Capital, Denis Lysenko and Mykhaylo Soroka are recommended.

Arzinger has 'one of the strongest real estate practices in Ukraine', and practice head Timur Bondaryev is 'one of the most professional lawyers in the field'. With associate Olga Ivanova, he advised construction materials company Caparol on a high-value lease deal.

Asters' practice was bolstered by the arrival of a team from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners. The move brought together key practitioners Roman Kostenko, who counts Prada Group and Sprint-42 among his clients, and Oleg Boichuk. Senior associate Roman Drobotskiy is also recommended.

Avellum is 'a leading firm - very deal oriented, with detailed knowledge'. Mykola Stetsenko is the key partner. Counsel Maksym Maksymenko and Yuriy Nechayev handled the real estate aspects of a  solar power plant project for ICU. Yuriy Zaremba, formerly of counsel with the firm, is now CEO at AxDraft.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office has outstanding partners in Lina Nemchenko and Serhiy Piontkovsky. For One Equity Partners, Piontkovsky handled the real estate aspects of the $650m sale of East Balt Bakeries. Other clients include McDonald's Ukraine and ArcelorMittal.

CMS has a broad practice encompassing construction, planning, leasing, financing and transactional work. Anna Pogrebna, who advised German property group Conwert on the sale of its Ukrainian assets, and Natalia Kushniruk lead the practice.

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC's Natalia Kochergina is one of the leading real estate lawyers in Ukraine. For Hutchison Westports, she handled the multimillion-dollar development of container terminal facilities at Chornomorsk Port. Pfizer and McDonald's are also clients.

KPD Consulting Law Firm has 'a professional team with deep understanding of the market and the ability to provide high-quality services'. Key partner Vladyslav Kysil is 'reputable, business oriented and reliable'. He assisted mortgage provider First Ukrainian International Bank with a major hotel acquisition.

Sayenko Kharenko stands out for the breadth of its work in real estate transactions and construction disputes. Vladimir Sayenko and Sergey Pogrebnoy advised BTA Bank on the sale of commercial properties to Dragon Capital. Oleksandr Nikolaichyk is also recommended.

Vasil Kisil & Partners remains a strong player in the real estate market. It handles development and construction projects in a wide range of industry sectors. Alexander Borodkin acted for Seven Hills and Scorpio Real Estate on one of the largest residential developments in Ukraine.

Markian Silecky and Volodymyr Monastyrskyy lead the practice at Dentons following Myron Rabij's move to McCarter & English, LLP in New York. Adam Mycyk, who assisted DTEK Renewables with the construction of a solar power plant in Nikopol, also plays a key role in the practice.

GORO legal is 'very good at hard negotiation with landowners for construction projects and litigation'. Dmytro Ovsiy and Ihor Kornev are 'engaging', have a 'tactical' approach and 'great expertise'. Kornev assisted Socar Energy with the construction of fuel stations.

Gramatskiy&Partners is 'a good domestic firm for real estate matters'. The vastly experienced Ernest Gramatskiy leads the practice. Mykola Voytovich acted for Fun Food Family on the acquisition of two office buildings.

Ilyashev & Partners handles transactional matters and real estate disputes. Roman Marchenko advised developers Yurovo, Pakhra Fields and Bylovo on the protection of extensive land plots in Moscow. Key partner Mikhail Ilyashev is also recommended.

Real estate and construction are core practice areas for¬†Integrites, where¬†Oleksiy Feliv¬†leads the practice. He recently assisted Norwegian wind farm developer NPT with an audit of land plots as part of a ‚ā¨400m development.

Kinstellar joins the ranking having hired counsel Oleg Matiusha from DLA Piper Ukraine LLC to lead the practice. The group has 'deep knowledge of real estate' and also stands out for its 'dedication and devotion'. Among Matiusha's clients are Swiss agribusiness Syngenta and hotel operator Marriott International.

The team at Lexwell & Partners is 'very experienced and knows the industry both legally and commercially'. Key partner Andrei Kolupaev 'provides practical solutions and has profound expertise'. He handled a 500MW wind farm development for TBEA, and acquired mining rights for ArcelorMittal.

PwC Legal joins the ranking thanks to the growing reputation of practice head Olga Balytska, who has 15 years' experience. With Andrey Pronchenko, she assisted Kiev City Council with the reform of its infrastructure programme and its development of a unified database of lease agreements.

ADER HABER, which was formed  by former Spenser & Kauffmann lawyers, acts for large domestic businesses and international investors. Aleksandra Fedotova  assisted Agrospetsservis with the acquisition of two entities holding a six million hectare land lease bank.

Alexander Burtovoy is one of three key partners at Antika Law Firm, which mainly handles construction projects. With Alexey Kot, he assisted AWT Bavaria with the development of a vehicle import centre near Kiev.

At Eterna Law, corporate partner Oleh Malskyy frequently handles the real estate aspects of M&A transactions. He acted for a Russian developer on the construction of a leisure sector development.

GOLAW is recognised for its expertise in leasing, international real estate transactions and property management. Valentyn Gvozdiy and Max Lebedev assisted European Agro Investment Ukraine with a leasehold for maritime buildings in Chornomorsk port.

Best known for tax and dispute resolution, KM Partners also handles construction permits and due diligence on property transactions. Maxim Oleksiyuk advised on the transfer of land plots around Kiev.

Lexjus is best known for advising owners of office buildings and malls on managing relationships with commercial tenants. Practice head Volodymyr Chuba handled lease matters for RLG Ukraine.

Redcliffe Partners stands out for property investment, real estate and construction finance. Its recent work included numerous large-scale, cross-border agribusiness projects. Counsel Svitlana Teush assisted an energy company with the purchase of wind farms across Ukraine.

Serhiy Dzis and senior associate Anna Kulish are the key practitioners at SDM Partners LLC, which acts for Ukrainian real estate groups and foreign investors. Dzis assisted an international healthcare company with the construction of a new maternity hospital.

Spenser & Kauffmann joins the ranking due to its growing workload of construction and leasing matters. Counsel Maksym Lytvyn advised a Belarusian client on the construction of solar power plants in Ukraine. Valentyn Zagariya is also recommended.

Wolf Theiss acts predominantly for industrial companies on construction projects and real estate disputes. Taras Dumych handled due diligence for a European telecoms company, which owns and leases several properties in Ukraine.

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