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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

Aequo has 'a good team producing a good product, and is very easy to work with'. Leading light Yulia Kyrpa leads on banking, finance and debt capital markets matters. Among her clients are Naftogaz and Industrialbank. For EBRD, she handled a $20m loan to OTP Leasing. Denys Kulgavyi is a rising star.

Leading individuals

Yulia Kyrpa - Aequo

Next generation lawyers

Denys Kulgavyi - Aequo

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

Aequo¬†is¬†‚Äėa good example of how a firm can develop a strong practice rapidly‚Äô.¬†Anna Babych¬†(who is¬†‚Äėa great person and a great lawyer‚Äô) and¬†Denis Lysenko¬†count Dragon Capital and DIY chain Epicentr-K among their clients. Senior associate¬†Michael Lukashenko¬†and of counsel¬†Oksana Krasnokutskaya¬†are other names to note.

Leading individuals

Anna Babych - Aequo

Denis Lysenko - Aequo

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

Aequo is regarded as 'one of the top firms in the market'. Key partners Denis Lysenko and Sergey Denisenko, together with senior associate Yevgen Blok, advised international food company Bunge on compliance issues and merger clearance for a joint venture.

Leading individuals

Denis Lysenko - Aequo

Next generation lawyers

Yevgen Blok - Aequo

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

At Aequo, clients appreciate 'the quality of the lawyers and their ability to quickly grasp complex and novel issues'. Head of international litigation and arbitration and recently promoted partner Pavlo Byelousov, key partner Denis Lysenko and counsel Myroslava Savchuk handled a large gas transit arbitration.

Leading individuals

Pavlo Byelousov - Aequo

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Aequo

Aequo handles projects, corporate transactions and disputes in the energy sector. Regulatory expert Denis Lysenko and corporate partner Anna Babych are the key contacts. Among their clients are Ukraine's largest gas producer, gas supplier Fortex Energy and US energy services company Itron.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

The full-service IP practice at Aequo is led by Oleksandr Mamunya, who handles contentious and IP management matters. He represented Dr. Reddy’s in a complex patent dispute. Senior associate Andrey Nikolayenko is also noted.

Leading individuals
Next generation lawyers

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

Aequo advises domestic and international high-net-worth individuals on wealth management, litigation, investments, philanthropy, family law, immigration and tax. 'The team is extremely dedicated and experienced, delivering results fast and cost-efficiently', notes a client. Anna Babych and Denis Lysenko are the key partners.

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

Aequo

Aequo 'has probably done the most work of any local firm and has a really strong team in real estate', says one source. Yulia Kyrpa, who handled the acquisition of a business centre in Kiev for Dragon Capital, Denis Lysenko and Mykhaylo Soroka are recommended.

Leading individuals

Yulia Kyrpa - Aequo

Next generation lawyers

Mykhaylo Soroka - Aequo

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Aequo

At Aequo, corporate partner and litigator Denis Lysenko leads the practice. Senior associate Vasyl Mishchenko, who is a key name in 'a young, dynamic and highly professional team', handled tax structuring for internet business RIA.com.

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