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Integrites

1 DOBROVOLCHYKH BATALIONIV ST, KYIV 01015, UKRAINE
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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Integrites

The ‘transaction-oriented’ team at Integrites is Oleg Zahnitko, previously of Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.’s former Kiev office, who ‘mixes theoretical knowledge and practical orientation’. Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko advised Rabobank on restructuring a $30m loan to Nibulon and Vsevolod Volkov is another key figure.

Leading individuals

Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko - Integrites

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Integrites

Recent hire Svyatoslav Sheremeta leads the corporate and M&A team at Integrites, which includes counsel Olga Viglovska as well as the vastly experienced Vyacheslav Korchev and Vsevolod Volkov. Viglovska advised Iron Mountain on local aspects of its $350m acquisition programme; and, with Korchev, acted for Vesta Service in its $275m restructuring.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Integrites

Vyacheslav Korchev’s team at Integrites hired the ‘very professionalOlena Perepelynska from Sayenko Kharenko. Korchev and Denys Kytsenko acted for VTB Bank in a case against Westa Holding concerning the latter’s $950m restructuring. Ruslan Bernatsky is highly recommended.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Integrites

At Integrites, Vsevolod Volkov and Yuriy Korchev are successfully growing the firm’s client base of energy companies. Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko advised the EBRD on Nadezhda’s petrol distribution and LNG depot developments.

Leading individuals

Oleksiy Feliv - Integrites

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Integrites

Highlights for Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko at Integrites included advising Inkermanskiy Plant of Vintage Wines on a $10m licensing agreement and IP transfer deal.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Integrites

Integrites has ‘one of the best and most devoted real estate lawyers’ in Oleksiy Feliv, who joined when Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I. closed its Kiev office; he has ‘great expertise and a true understanding of the market’. The firm’s clients include Farmak and Levada Trading House.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Integrites

At Integrites, Vyacheslav Korchev led a team advising Iron Mountain on the tax elements of its $350m CIS acquisition programme. Nataliya Tomashevskaya excels in tax planning and audit matters.

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