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AstapovLawyers has announced two new hires

July 2010

On April 20, 2010 AstapovLawyers is pleased to announce two new hires - Ms. Tatiana Grachova and Ms. Victoria Ishchenko as Associates.

On April 20, 2010 AstapovLawyers is pleased to announce two new hires - Ms. Tatiana Grachova and Ms. Victoria Ishchenko as Associates.

Ms. Tatiana Grachova was appointed as an Associate of AstapovLawyers Restructuring and International tax planning department led by Partner Ms. Oksana Kneychuk. Prior to joining AstapovLawyers Tatiana for more than two years held a position of Associate in Corporate Department at Sayenko Kharenko Attorneys at Law. Among the main Tatiana's projects were corporate governance cases where she was advising stockholders, prepared corporate documentation, including but not limited to charters, shareholder agreements, minutes of the meetings, internal regulations and policies etc.; drafting, reviewing of different kinds of agreements; establishment and registration of companies; drafting of due diligence reports; dealing with various labor matters.

Tatiana holds LL.M degree summa cum laude from the Law Faculty of Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko.

Ms. Victoria Ishchenko is appointed an Associate of AstapovLawyers International arbitration and litigation department led by Partner Mr. Andrey Astapov. Victoria has a master's law degree from Odessa National Law Academy.

Victoria specializes in International arbitration and litigation, civil law & civil procedure law, commercial law & commercial procedure law, international law, law of the European Union, and maritime law. Prior to joining AstapovLawyers Ms. Ishchenko practiced as an Associate in Chechel, Mallayev & Partners Law Firm. Victoria provided legal assistance to P&I clubs, legal entities and shipping lines agents on labour disputes that arose between Shipowners and crew; compensation payment resulting from an industrial accident claims; cargo damage-related issues; drafting of contracts and covering of risks; provided money recovery through the arrest of foreign vessels, sister vessels and associated vessels at the ports of Odessa & Ilychevsk, adviced and assisted on maritime injury disputes resolution.

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