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Ukraine

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

Redcliffe Partners

Redcliffe Partners is 'among the best in the market, with great expertise and proactive lawyers'. 'True professional' Olexiy Soshenko acted for creditors including Deutsche Bank on the restructuring of $1bn of Metinvest's pre-export facilities. Counsel Olena Polyakova is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Olexiy Soshenko - Redcliffe Partners

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

Redcliffe Partners

Redcliffe Partners¬†is¬†‚Äėa very strong player in the market' and climbs to the top tier. The practice has 'outstanding professionals and provides top-notch services'.¬†Dmytro Fedoruk,¬†Rob Shantz¬†and counsel¬†Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk¬†(who is 'very practical and client oriented') are key names. Ukrnafta and Monsanto are among its clients.

Leading individuals

Dmytro Fedoruk - Redcliffe Partners

Next generation lawyers

Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk - Redcliffe Partners

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Redcliffe Partners

The practice at Redcliffe Partners is 'extremely responsive and pragmatic'. The firm has 'a young and very talented antitrust team' led by Anastasia Usova, who 'acts in a very skilful and calm manner and has a great future as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Ukraine'. She advised baked goods distributor Bimbo on the acquisition of East Balt Bakeries.

Next generation lawyers

Anastasia Usova - Redcliffe Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Redcliffe Partners

Redcliffe Partners has 'a very sharp and highly reactive team, which clearly has an edge over some of its competitors'. Practice head Sergiy Gryshko is 'incredibly smart, knowledgeable and persuasive'. He represented EBRD in a case seeking the return of a $90m loan.

Leading individuals

Sergiy Gryshko - Redcliffe Partners

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Redcliffe Partners

The employment practice at Redcliffe Partners is 'reliable and incredibly efficient in complex matters' and is praised for its 'substantial knowledge and ability to find optimal solutions'. Rob Shantz and Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk count Ukrnafta among their clients.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 1

Redcliffe Partners

Redcliffe Partners continues to grow its client base in the energy sector. Ukrnafta, which Dmytro Fedoruk assisted with contracts for the rehabilitation of oil reservoirs, is among its new clients. Corporate partner Rob Shantz and head of renewable energy Svitlana Teush are also recommended.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Redcliffe Partners

'The team is exceptional in every aspect of its work', says a client of Redcliffe Partners. Counsel and practice head Daria Valyavska has 'deep knowledge and an excellent understanding of the market'. She advised agro-industrial group MHP on trade mark registration in several Arab countries.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Redcliffe Partners

Redcliffe Partners stands out for property investment, real estate and construction finance. Its recent work included numerous large-scale, cross-border agribusiness projects. Counsel Svitlana Teush assisted an energy company with the purchase of wind farms across Ukraine.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Redcliffe Partners

At Redcliffe Partners, counsel Oleksandr Markov leads the tax advisory and disputes practice. He represented a global cigarette company in a dispute concerning unlawfully accrued late payment interest.

Next generation lawyers

Oleksandr Markov - Redcliffe Partners

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White-collar crime
White-collar crime - ranked: tier 2

Redcliffe Partners

Redcliffe Partners has 'world-class experts and high ethical standards, and provides a top-notch service'. Practice head Sergiy Gryshko (who is 'one of the strongest litigators in Ukraine') and counsel Oleksandr Markov are recommended. Gryshko successfully defended a commodity trading firm against accusations of embezzlement regarding a VAT refund.

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Ukraine

Offices in Kiev

Legal Developments in Ukraine

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