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TORUS BUSINESS CENTRE, 17D HLYBOCHYTSKA STREET, KIEV 04050, UKRAINE
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www.dlf.ua

The firm

DLF was founded in 2013 by Igor Dykunskyy, LLM, in recognition of Ukraine’s growing potential at the time when a number of international law firms closed their Ukrainian offices. The firm has built a reputation for providing both national and international businesses operating in Ukraine with the highest quality advice and client-driven legal services.

Realising the potential of Ukraine in terms of business opportunities for foreign companies and understanding what its clients value, DLF is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of clients and to guide them through a highly complex market. The firm takes the time to listen and provide its clients with a bespoke, tailor-made service.

DLF’s office comprises two partners (Igor Dykunskyy, LLM and Andriy Navrotsky, LLM), and eight associates with a wealth of experience gained in various international firms before joining the firm. All DLF’s team members have considerable expertise in a number of practice areas advising on a broad range of legal matters.

DLF attorneys-at-law is committed to continuous improvement, in order to help the firm’s clients succeed while doing business in Ukraine. Providing practical and effective legal solutions ensures that the firm’s clients benefit from its expert on-the-ground knowledge and market insights.

As the business continues to grow, DLF is expanding its team to meet the demand from an increasing number of clients and to evolve with the changing needs of the marketplace.

With its strong German desk built of four lawyers and headed by Igor Dykunskyy, DLF focuses on consulting companies from German-speaking countries doing business in Ukraine and closely collaborates with the German embassy in Kyiv. DLF is a member of the two largest networks of German-speaking lawyers worldwide, Cross Border Business Lawyers (CBBL) and DIRO, with the firm exclusively representing Ukraine in these legal networks.

Areas of practice

At DLF attorneys-at-law, the focus is on establishing long-term and sustainable relationships with clients. The firm strives to provide tailor-made legal advice by offering practical and effective legal solutions. DLF guarantees its clients all-embracing one-stop advice across various legal issues, including establishing a company, land lease, real estate acquisition, employment-related issues, tax consulting, guiding through construction and production stage and protecting IP rights.

DLF’s legal specialists have a vast experience in advising on various legal matters in the field of M&A, corporate law, labour law, real estate law, contract law, tax law, customs regulations, intellectual property law, renewable energy regulations, protection of foreign investments, litigation, dispute resolution and settlement, antitrust law, competition law, insolvency and company restructuring, and more.

DLF represents businesses in a broad range of industries. In particular, the firm’s strengths lie in IT, engineering, management consulting, agriculture, life sciences and healthcare, renewable energy, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, as well as home appliances.

One of DLF’s main strengths is its multilingual team of legal experts, having successfully continued their law studies abroad, predominantly in Germany and England.

Understanding the mentality of its foreign clients and the peculiarities of the Ukrainian market, DLF combines its expert on-the-ground knowledge and market insights to deliver the highest quality legal advice.

LanguagesEnglish
German
Russian
Ukrainian

MemberCross Border Business Lawyers (CBBL)
DIRO

Number of lawyers 10

Above material supplied by DLF attorneys-at-law.

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