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


Dentons’ team ‘distinguishes itself through professionalism and wise counsel’ on debt restructuring, cross-border lending and trade finance. Natalia Selyakova advised CRI Group on its $1.3bn debt restructuring. Adam Mycyk, Nadiya Shylienkova and Nikolay Zhovner are also noted.

Leading individuals

Natalia Selyakova - Dentons

Next generation lawyers

Nadiya Shylienkova - Dentons

Nikolay Zhovner - Dentons

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


Dentons’ team provides ‘excellent support, fast response times and has a high level of knowledge’. Oleg Batyuk assisted Adecco Group with the sale of its local subsidiary. Adam Mycyk and Myron Rabij are other key contacts and associate Oksana Franko joined from Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners.

Leading individuals

Adam Mycyk - Dentons

Oleg Batyuk - Dentons

Next generation lawyers

Oksana Franko - Dentons

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Competition - ranked: tier 2


At Dentons, the ‘extremely professionalVolodymyr Monastyrskyy handles all aspects of antimonopoly regulation. He and Borys Schwarzer advised Adecco on merger control matters relating to the sale of its local subsidiary.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2


Practice head Oleg Batyuk and rising star Oleg Kuchanskyy are among the key names at Dentons, which is known for its ‘high-quality and client-oriented advice’. Clients include an international developer of crop protection solutions.

Next generation lawyers

Oleg Kuchanskyy - Dentons

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Employment - ranked: tier 1


Dentons handles the employment law aspects of corporate transactions for blue-chip clients. Volodymyr Monastyrskyy assisted an international luxury products company with immigration matters.

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Energy - ranked: tier 1


Myron Rabij’s team at Dentons provides ‘an excellent service, rapid responses and good industry knowledge’. Adam Mycyk is a finance expert and Maksym Sysoiev is ‘intelligent and hardworking’. The Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy is a key client.

Next generation lawyers

Maksym Sysoiev - Dentons

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2


Dentons’ team has notable expertise handling the IP aspects of large M&A transactions. Associate Oksana Horban, who is also a patent attorney, assisted Danish company Bojer Innovativ Ingeniør Rådgivning with licensing matters.

Next generation lawyers

Oksana Horban - Dentons

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


At Dentons, ‘open and candid counselMarkian Sileckyalways takes a rational approach’. Practice head Myron Rabij is also recommended. The firm advised Cofco Agri Ukraine on the construction of a $75m grain terminal.

Leading individuals

Markian Silecky - Dentons

Myron Rabij - Dentons

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Tax - ranked: tier 2


Dentons’ team has ‘a practical approach and the highest standards’. Igor Davydenko and Tetiana Gryn are recommended. Sberbank and CRI Group are clients.

Next generation lawyers

Tetiana Gryn - Dentons

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    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is strategically placed between Europe and the Far East. The UAE has been ranked among the top 15 maritime nations by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the UAE Government is working on plans to transform the shipping industry into one of the country’s major economic sectors.
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Legal Developments in Ukraine

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
  • New Law on LLCs in Ukraine

    The Law of Ukraine On the Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies passed on 6 February 2018 shall come into force on 17 June 2018. The Law is a positive sign for doing business in Ukraine as it introduces significant changes and innovations in the legal regulation of the establishment and activities of limited liability companies, which are the most numerous and the most popular form of entrepreneurial activity in Ukraine (second only to individual entrepreneurs).
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    The Verkhovna Rada registered a draft law on the Code of Bankruptcy Procedure (No. 8060). Among other things, it is noted that such a document will increase the efficiency of bankruptcy procedures, the level of protection of the rights of creditors, improve the procedures for selling debtor property at the auction, increase the level of execution of contracts and court decisions. However, does the text of the document correspond to the stated purpose? 
    - GOLAW

    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
  • Antitrust Compliance Program in Ukraine: Current Status and Development Prospect

    Mykola Stetsenko, Managing Partner, AVELLUM
  • Recent Legal Developments in Renewable Energy Sector

    Glib Bondar, Partner, AVELLUM
  • A Remarkable Year of Restructuring. What Next?

    What happened in 2015 in the world of Ukrainian corporate finance was a reflection of larger scale events in and around Ukraine. In this article, we will share our view of the key events in 2015 in the area of cor-porate finance, highlight the most important legislative and regulatory developments in finance and, based on our experience, make a few suggestions for creditors and debtors on how to navigate through 2016.
  • Enforcement in Ukraine of Interim Orders Issued by Foreign Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

    In the past few years Ukrainian clients have developed an appetite for solving their disputes abroad. Litigation and arbitration sagas involving Ukrainian parties or related to Ukrainian assets often spread across many jurisdictions. In many such sagas various interim reliefs were granted by courts and tribunals.
  • Applicable law in contractual disputes: recent arbitration practice

    AstapovLawyers Partner Eugene Blinov & the firm's Associate Roman Protsyshyn share their recent arbitration practice regarding applicable law in contractual disputes.
  • Disputes arising from finance arrangements: post-crisis phenomenon in Ukraine – read more!

    The 2008 financial crisis peak had hardly faded away, when another breaking news was brought to the surface in CIS countries: a significant part of the funds advanced during the pre-crisis period by banks and other financial institutions to support various businesses and commercial initiatives, flew beyond national frontiers to be found in Panama, BVI, Seychelles, Jersey, Cyprus and other offshore and onshore jurisdictions in the pockets of numerous private persons, mostly CIS nationals. No surprise this fact led to a tsunami of disputes, one way or the other related to repayment of loans and funds advanced under other types of finance arrangements. Many of those disputes are still pending, thus, keeping finance arrangements among the top-litigated issues within CIS borders.