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AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners announce combination

July 2018

AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners announced that two law firms have agreed to combine effective 9 July 2018. This strategic combination brings together renowned transactional practice of AVELLUM and experienced dispute resolution practice of A.G.A. Partners.

Both firms see the new firm as a natural combination of best practices and teams on the Ukrainian legal market. AVELLUM’s focus on high profile transactional and regulatory practices aligns with A.G.A.’s critical strengths in dispute resolution and international trade practices.

The clients of the new firm will benefit from the compelling proposition of the following legal practices:

Mykola Stetsenko, the managing partner at AVELLUM, said: “Both firms set a very high bar for the quality of their lawyers and services. The combined firm will continue to be committed to professional excellence, teamwork, and passion for challenge as core corporate values. As an undisputable market leader in transactional practices, including M&A, finance, and capital markets, AVELLUM is pleased to further increase the breadth and depth of our dispute resolution practice. We are the right match!

Aminat Suleymanova, the managing partner at A.G.A. Partners, said: “This is the consolidation of two extraordinary law firms with shared vision of what the future could be like together, similar cultures, and highly complementary practice strengths. With this merger, we are not just getting bigger, we are getting stronger.

The new firm will operate under AVELLUM brand. It will bring together the team of 6 partners and a total of 42 legal professionals. Mykola Stetsenko, AVELLUM’s managing partner, and Aminat Suleymanova, the managing partner of A.G.A. Partners, will act as co-managing partners of the combined firm.

Looking back at the history of two law firms, the combined firm has a portfolio of over 2,000 completed projects in over 30 jurisdictions and enjoys recognitions of its 14 practice areas by the most credible international legal directories.


Founded in 2009 as a corporate finance legal boutique, AVELLUM has rapidly become a true corporate finance powerhouse in the Ukrainian legal market and then has grown into preeminent Ukrainian full services law firm with a primary focus on finance, corporate, dispute resolution, tax, real estate, and antitrust. The firm has 3 partners and 29 other legal professionals.

AVELLUM enjoys top rankings of all major international legal directories, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, International Tax Review, Best Lawyers.

About A.G.A. Partners

Founded in 2005, A.G.A. Partners has evolved as an outstanding dispute resolution boutique enjoying reputation of the law firm with extraordinary cross-border dispute resolution and international arbitration practices. Since its foundation, it has been handling major cases for leading companies around the globe from more than 20 jurisdictions. The firm draws heavily upon its strengths in arbitration GAFTA/FOSFA/LMAA, international commercial arbitration, sport arbitration, and litigation. The firm has 3 partners and 7 other legal professionals.

A.G.A. Partners is recognised by major legal rankings and directories, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers.

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