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Ukraine

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

Aequo

At Aequo, leading light Yulia Kyrpa and rising stars Maryna Fedorenko and Denys Kulgavyi are part of ‘the best practice in Ukrainian finance matters and provide commercial advice’. They advised Naftogaz on a €478m loan.

Leading individuals

Yulia Kyrpa - Aequo

Next generation lawyers

Denys Kulgavyi - Aequo

Maryna Fedorenko - Aequo

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

Aequo

Aequo’s team is, according to one client, ‘the number one choice among local firms’. Denis Lysenko advised DIY chain Epicentr K on the acquisition of shopping malls and agribusinesses. Anna Babych and Michael Lukashenko are other key contacts.

Leading individuals

Anna Babych - Aequo

Denis Lysenko - Aequo

Next generation lawyers

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Aequo

Aequo provides ‘a high-quality service, fast responses and a business-oriented approach’ on merger control matters and investigations. Denis Lysenko counts Danone and Fairfax among his clients. Yevgen Blok is also noted.

Leading individuals

Denis Lysenko - Aequo

Next generation lawyers

Yevgen Blok - Aequo

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

At ‘exciting, young, go-to litigation firmAequo, ‘clever and responsivePavlo Byelousov heads the international arbitration practice and Oleksandr Mamunya is the litigation head. The firm is acting for a European bank in a $355m ICC matter.

Leading individuals

Pavlo Byelousov - Aequo

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Aequo

At Aequo, the ‘reliable and intelligentAnna Babych and the ‘strategic and experiencedDenis Lysenko lead the energy team. Yulia Kyrpa advised Naftogaz on the €478m financing of gas purchases. Investor Guris Holding is also a client.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

Oleksandr Mamunya’s full-service IP team at Aequo is ‘accurate, business focused, competent and experienced’. The group acted for a Dutch company in numerous trade mark infringement matters.

Leading individuals

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Aequo

Aequo advises national and international high-net-worth individuals on private wealth matters including investment, philanthropy, immigration, tax and family law. ‘Reliable and diligent’ practice head Anna Babych assisted with the transfer of an art collection to a family charitable foundation.

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

Aequo

At Aequo, ‘strong negotiatorYulia Kyrpa assisted Dragon Capital with purchasing Kiev’s Pyramid shopping mall. Denis Lysenko is ‘an outstanding practitioner’ and Mykhaylo Soroka is also noted.

Leading individuals

Yulia Kyrpa - Aequo

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Aequo

Aequo’s head of tax Denis Lysenko and associate Vasyl Mishchenko are highly recommended. They advised Epicentr K on the tax implications of financial restructuring.

Next generation lawyers

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    - GOLAW
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    - GOLAW
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