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Ukraine

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

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners, which last year launched a new aviation finance service, is respected for its work in debt restructuring and non-performing loan transactions. Anna Sisetska, who assisted Awas and Kahala with financing for the lease and sale of 30 aircraft, and Alexander Borodkin are the key contacts.

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

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners¬†is regarded as a strong player in the M&A market and provides corporate advice to a large roster of domestic and international clients such as Mondelńďz International and¬†Mitsubishi. Practice head¬†Volodymyr Igonin¬†acted for¬†Intellecom on the restructuring of its partners' shareholdings.¬†Alexander Borodkin¬†is also recommended.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Recently promoted partner Anna Sisetska leads the practice at Vasil Kisil & Partners, which focuses on investigations of dominance abuse and cartels, as well as merger control. For a major Ukrainian agricultural company, the firm obtained merger clearance for the acquisition of companies with a 10,000-hectare land bank.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners 'impresses with its thoroughness and its ability to seamlessly navigate between complex areas of law'. Oleg Alyoshin leads on arbitration and Andriy Stelmashchuk is head of litigation. The firm acted for Piraeus Bank in a debt collection case in the Supreme Court. Among the firm's clients are Imperial Tobacco and Cargill Financial Services.

Leading individuals

Andriy Stelmashchuk - Vasil Kisil & Partners

Oleg Alyoshin - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Practice head Oksana Voynarovska and counsel Valeriya Savchuk at Vasil Kisil & Partners have 'profound knowledge and extensive experience, and approach every task with dedication and great skill'. They assisted British American Tobacco with immigration and contract matters, as well as labour disputes.

Leading individuals

Oksana Voynarovska - Vasil Kisil & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Valeriya Savchuk - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners has experienced partners in Oleg Alyoshin, who leads the oil and gas practice, and head of alternative energy Alexander Borodkin. Borodkin acted for EBRD on a project finance loan for an 18MW thermal power plant. The firm handles projects, commercial matters and disputes.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Patent, trade mark and unfair competition cases are core areas of expertise at Vasil Kisil & Partners, where counsel Ilarion Tomarov leads the practice. He acted for the local subsidiary of a global electronics company in a case regarding private copying levies.

Next generation lawyers

Ilarion Tomarov - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

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.

Leading individuals

Oksana Voynarovska - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

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.

Leading individuals

Alexander Borodkin - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

At Vasil Kisil & Partners, managing partner Andriy Stelmashchuk focuses strongly on tax litigation and senior associate Tetyana Berezhna is another key name. The duo represented Shell Exploration and Production in VAT and tax registration disputes.

Next generation lawyers

Tetyana Berezhna - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Under Andriy Stelmashchuk and Vitaliy Kasko, Vasil Kisil & Partners has an active white-collar crime practice that acts for large multinational clients and domestic corporations. The team defended the management of a leading Ukrainian energy company against allegations of criminal negligence, and represented former officials of a bank who faced charges of embezzlement.

Leading individuals

Vitaliy Kasko - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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