The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon
SENATOR BUSINESS CENTRE, 15TH FLOOR, 32/2 MOSKOVSKA STREET, 01010 KYIV, UKRAINE
Tel:
Work +380 44 490 91 00
Fax:
Fax +380 44 490 91 02
Email:
Web:
www.aequo.ua

Denis Lysenko

Tel:
Work +38 044 490 91 00
Email:
Web:
aequo.ua/lawyers/denis_lysenko/
Aequo

Work Department

Antitrust and Competition, Government Relations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax and Customs; Agro,Consumer and Retail, Energy and Natural Resources, Private Equity

Position

Managing Partner

Career

For over 15 years Denis has been acting for foreign investors (strategic players, private equity, banks and other lenders) in cross-border transactions involving Ukrainian assets, and investments in greenfield and brownfield projects.

He regularly represents major companies and investors in the Ukrainian economy (including acting on behalf of foreign and domestic clients at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the State Property Fund of Ukraine) in acquiring Ukrainian strategic assets and establishment of joint ventures.

During 2000’s Denis acted for major Ukrainian clients in privatization projects (steel and natural resources) in Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic), also representing their interests before the European Commission in financing and competition (including state aid) matters.

He has extensive practical experience in restructuring groups of companies and legal due diligence, successful support and closing of cross-border and domestic M&A deals, as well as thorough tax planning for optimal structuring of business presence as well as commercial transactions involving international and domestic clients in Ukraine.

Denis Lysenko has been repeatedly recommended by reputable international and local legal rankings such as Best Lawyers, Chambers Europe/Global, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Legal Experts Europe, Middle East & Africa, PLC Which Lawyer?, The Tax Directors Handbook, Who's Who Legal, Top 100 best Lawyers of Ukraine. Clients' Choice by Legal newspaper (Ukraine), The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, etc.

Languages

English, Russian, Ukrainian

Member

International Bar Association (IBA), Kyiv City Bar (admitted since 2003), Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)

Education

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of International Law, 2001


Ukraine

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Denis Lysenko - Aequo

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

[back to top]

Competition

Within: Leading individuals

Denis Lysenko - Aequo

Within: Competition

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.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

[back to top]

Energy

Within: Energy

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.

[back to top]

Private client

Within: Private client

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.

[back to top]

Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

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.

[back to top]

Tax

Within: Tax

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.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments in Ukraine

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • AVELLUM advises on Ukraine`s first in over a decade Euro-denominated notes issue

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on another milestone Eurobond deal. The issue by Ukraine of EUR1 billion notes with a 7-year tenor marks the first euro-denominated offering Ukraine has made in almost 15 years.
  • AVELLUM advises solar power plant developer on sale of solar project

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to SM Invest Construction B.V., a solar PV plants developer, on the sale of shares in the holding company, which owns the underlying assets to develop a 148MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv region. Scatec Solar, a leading and globally acting solar energy producer, acted as the purchaser.
  • General requirements to advertising in Ukraine

    The main legal act regulating legal relations in the field of advertising is the Law of Ukraine  On Advertising . The implementation of the Law in practice requires a detailed analysis and practical experience. The fulfillment of the requirements of the Law and other regulatory legal acts regulating advertising relations in Ukraine is a guarantee that government agencies in Ukraine, such as the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, the State Inspection of Consumer Protection of Ukraine will not be able to start an advertiser's check.
  • Business in Ukraine: the ins and outs of top managers dismissal in Ukraine

    Top managers belong to the category of employees on whom the company efficiency depends, as top managers implement business and corporate policies¬†‚Äststrategies, business plans, and projects¬†‚Ästand make decisions that will determine the future of company business. Although it is indisputable that business is based on complete trust, effective control mechanisms could hardly be dispensed with. These truisms are well known to everyone. However, as practice shows, sometimes business owners overlook important issues that later lead to financial and reputational risks.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on secured loan to major Ukrainian wood processing company

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‚ÄúEBRD ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a long term senior secured loan to Limited Liability Company ‚ÄúZunami‚ÄĚ (‚ÄúZunami ‚ÄĚ) in the total amount of up to EUR3 million.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†
  • AVELLUM advises Dobrobut on investment by Horizon Capital

    AVELLUM acted as the legal counsel to Dobrobut, the leading private healthcare services provider in Ukraine, and its shareholders on the disposal of a minority stake in Dobrobut to Horizon Capital.
  • AVELLUM advises EBRD on another large renewable energy financing deal

    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (‚ÄúEBRD‚ÄĚ>) and Nederlandse Financierings ‚Äď Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (‚ÄúFMO ‚ÄĚ) in connection with a senior secured loan to LLC ‚ÄúChysta Enerhiia-2011‚ÄĚ in the total amount of up to EUR 24.5 million (and each 50%).
  • Sayenko Kharenko acts as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables for construction of Primorskaya WEP with a

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as legal counsel to DTEK Renewables, which manages DTEK projects in renewable energy, on construction of Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant LLC (Primorskaya WEP) with a capacity of 200 MW. DTEK Renewables is currently one of the largest producers of renewable electric energy in Ukraine and accounts for about 10% of ‚Äúgreen‚ÄĚ capacities market.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises VR Capital on establishment of a joint venture to develop solar power plant

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VR Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with Volterra Energy Group, the developing partner. The joint venture company is set to develop a number of solar power plant projects throughout Ukraine.
  • Sayenko Kharenko advises EBRD on synthetic UAH loan facility to Ukreximbank to support small and med

    Sayenko Kharenko has acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on providing a dual-tranche UAH-denominated loan equivalent to USD 25 million to JSC ‚ÄúThe State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine‚ÄĚ. The synthetic local currency loan provides access to UAH loan funds for eligible SME borrowers.