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At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, Hennadiy Voytsitskyi has ‘a practical approach and good technical knowledge’. Counsel Yuriy Zaluskyy is also recommended. Erste Group and Arcelor Mittal are clients.

At Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, litigator Arsen Miliutin ‘shows great skill and experience’, and Oleksandr Maydanyk handles advisory work. Clients include IBRC.

KM Partnershas some of the country’s leading tax lawyers’, including Ivan Shynkarenko and the ‘committed and flexibleAlexander Minin. Alexander Shemiatkin represented a subsidiary of an international household goods company in a customs charge dispute.

PwC Legal stands out for its tax litigation expertise. Alexander Protsyuk represented Oriflame and senior associate Zhanna Brazhnyk led a team acting for Cogniance in respective disputes with tax authorities.

Vasil Kisil & Partners’ Andriy Stelmashchuk, who ‘looks at all the angles and makes well-balanced decisions’, represented a Ukrainian real estate company in a $480,000 VAT dispute.

Aequo’s ‘well-resourced team provides clear advice’. Denis Lysenko assisted private port TIS Group with tax structuring for a share sale. Yulia Kyrpa advised the EBRD on tax and customs issues.

Arzinger’s team is strong in litigation. ‘Patient and knowledgeable’ Pavlo Khodakovsky assisted a pharmaceuticals company with a review of tax and antitrust risks.

Asters exhibits ‘an analytical approach and practical knowledge’. Oleksiy Didkovskiy and the ‘insightfulAlexey Khomyakov are recommended. Recent work includes advising ED&F Man on tax and customs matters.

Mykola Stetsenko’s team at Avellum provides ‘to-the-point and well-prepared’ advice. The firm assisted Ukraine’s Ministry of Finance on tax code changes resulting from its $18bn issuance of securities.

At DLA Piper Ukraine LLC head of tax Svitlana Musienko is well versed in domestic and international tax planning and investment structuring. Musienko and Illya Sverdlov advised shareholders of Ukrainian company Pharma Start LLC on the tax aspects of their sale of their entire holding to Acino Pharma.

Dentons represented an international crop protection company in tax-related litigation. Igor Davydenko, Ihor Mehedynyuk and associate Tetiana Gryn are recommended.

Eterna Law provides ‘innovative and tailored solutions’ and clients include a leading European fashion brand. Oksana Kneychuk is ‘competent and thorough’.

ICF Legal Service is ‘a reliable partner’. Natalya Ulyanova acted for Megainpharm during a €2.5m tax, transfer pricing and VAT dispute.

Litigator and practice head Roman Marchenko at Ilyashev & Partners represented shipyard FSC More in a $2m tax dispute. Galina Melnik is a ‘trusted adviser’.

At Integrites, Oleksiy Feliv and Denys Kytsenko are experts in tax litigation. Vyacheslav Korchev advised Palma Group on the tax aspects of its $115m corporate restructuring.

International Legal Center EUCon’s team of ‘experienced professionals’ includes managing partner Yaroslav Romanchuk, who advised SavikShusterStudio on cancellation of tax notices.

LCF Law Group’s team represented Uzinsky Sugar Plant in a $52m tax liability dispute. Anna Ogrenchuk and Olena Volyanska have ‘perfect knowledge of tax law’, and Artem Stoyanov is also recommended.

Lexwell & Partners’ ‘well-respected team’ is representing the government of Ukraine in a $300m international tax dispute. Igor Nagai and Tatiana Kolga ‘get to the heart of the matter’.

Marchenko Danevych acted for a Fortune 500 corporation and its former Ukrainian subsidiary in multimillion-dollar disputes. Oleh Marchenko is a highly regarded tax litigator.

Moris Group represented military hardware conglomerate Ukroboronprom in a $1.3m case concerning cancellation of financial inspection notices. Volodymyr Rak is the key name.

The ‘dynamic and efficient’ team at Oleksandr Peremezhko & Partners includes Oleksandr Peremezhko, who has ‘excellent court skills’, and the ‘diligentNatalia Troinich. Highlights included representing film production company B&H in a $3m dispute.

Serhiy Verlanov is the key name at Sayenko Kharenko, which ‘moves smoothly between advisory and contentious work’. Clients include BTG Pactual.

At allTax, Artem Sereda and Victor Sereda, who ‘have the practical expertise to lead any case’, handled a $200,000 tax dispute for a Ukrainian import-export company.

At CMS, Anna Pogrebna is ‘a highly valued adviser’ and Olexander Martinenko is also recommended. Clients include the EBRD.

EY Law’s Vladimir Kotenko advised Altran on issues arising from its acquisition of software company Lohika. Igor Chufarov is a transfer pricing expert.

FCLex Law Firm’s team represented Azovmash in 30 tax disputes totalling $220m in value. Sergiy Chuyev is the practice head.

GOLaw’s Valentyn Gvozdiy represented Vortex Group in a €29m tax dispute.

Jurimex Legal Solutions advised lottery company MSL on tax structuring. Danylo Getmantsev and Vita Forsiuk are the key names.

KPD Consulting Law Firm provides ‘a high level of service’ and Vitaliy Patsyuk is the key name. Clients include Laggar.

KPMG’s Oleg Chayka advised the subsidiary of an international software company on the tax implications of a corporate restructuring.

SDM Partners LLC has experienced practitioners in Dmytro Syrota, Ilya Soykis and Mykola Melnyk. The firm represented an international medical group in a €28m tax dispute.

SKG Attorneys at law’s Olga Solovyova represented UkrSibbank BNP Paribas Group in tax disputes.

The ‘highly effective’ team at Sokolovskyi and Partners Law Firm acts for clients such as Mirelle. Vladyslav Sokolovskyi and Tetiana Lysovets ‘adopt professional approaches to new challenges’.

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