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Kinstellar

GULLIVER BUSINESS CENTER, 1-A SPORTYVNA SQ., 16TH FLOOR, 01601, KYIV, UKRAINE
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Ukraine

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

Kinstellar

At Kinstellar, 'the advice is always very good'. Counsel Andriy Nikiforov leads the practice and provides 'well thought-out and very commercial advice'. Together with associate Serhiy Mykhaylyk, he advised ArcelorMittal on a $350m loan from EBRD.

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

Kinstellar

Kinstellar frequently advises buyers and sellers on M&A transactions for strategic and financial investors. It has notable expertise in sectors such as agriculture, banking, energy, oil and gas, FMCG and insurance. Practice head Iryna Nikolayevska and Olena Kuchynska are the key contacts. Clients include Naftogaz and Syngenta.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Kinstellar

Clients of Kinstellar praise its 'high professionalism, creativity and readiness to go the extra mile'. Counsel Mykyta Nota, who leads the competition and state aid practice, obtained clearance for MET Group's acquisition of Tigáz Zrt. Head of dispute resolution Kostiantyn Likarchuk and associate Daryna Ushchapivska are also recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Kinstellar

Kinstellar has 'a first-class, market-leading dispute resolution practice'. Kostiantyn Likarchuk and Mykyta Nota handled an LCIA arbitration for a wealthy individual following the sale of a large agribusiness. Former judge Lyudmyla Volkova leads on domestic litigation.

Leading individuals

Kostiantyn Likarchuk - Kinstellar

Next generation lawyers

Lyudmyla Volkova - Kinstellar

Mykyta Nota - Kinstellar

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Kinstellar

The 'swift, up-to-date, creative and helpful team' at Kinstellar handles a wide range of work for a stellar client base. The practice, which is led by Olena Kuchynska, handles M&A, disputes, regulation, trading, power plant projects and competition law matters. The firm is currently advising the board of Naftogaz of Ukraine on energy sector regulation.

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

Kinstellar

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.

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

Kinstellar

'No international firm has white-collar crime capabilities comparable to this firm', says a client of Kostiantyn Likarchuk's litigation group at Kinstellar, which is arguably 'in a class of its own, second to none'. Likarchuk and associate Lyudmyla Volkova advised the board of Naftogaz on criminal investigations.

Leading individuals

Kostiantyn Likarchuk - Kinstellar

Next generation lawyers

Lyudmyla Volkova - Kinstellar

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Ukraine

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Uzbekistan

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Serbia

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Legal Developments by:
Kinstellar

  • NEW COMPANY LAW IN SERBIA

    In May 2011, the Serbian parliament adopted a new company law, which is scheduled to take effect on 1 February 2012 (hereinafter: the ‚ÄúNew Company Law‚ÄĚ). The new legislation will replace the current company law that has been in force since 2004 (hereinafter: the ‚ÄúOld Company Law‚ÄĚ)
    - Kinstellar

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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