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DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

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Margarita Karpenko

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner,  Managing Partner. Margarita is an experienced lawyer working with clients from various sectors of business, including production, media, IT and FMCG. Margarita advises on a wide range of corporate, employment and labor law issues. Prior to joining the Kyiv office, she managed legal arm of EY Law. Margarita is the managing partner of the Kyiv office where she has created a highly efficient team. Under her leadership, six independent partners grew during 13+ years of presence at the Ukrainian market. Margarita is a certified attorney in Ukraine from 2000.


Since 1 July 2005 - Managing Partner of the Kyiv office, DLA Piper Ukraine LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2002 - 2005 Head - Ernst & Young Law LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine)

2001 - 2002 - Senior Manager - Ernst & Young Ukraine LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine)

1992 - 2001 - Professional growth from staff to Senior Manager and Head - Tax & Legal Dept., Arthur Andersen Kyiv LLC (Kyiv, Ukraine)

1991 - 1992 - Senior legal expert - In Audit Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)


Russian, Ukrainian, English


  • Kyiv City Bar Association (from 2000)
  • European Business Association – Legal Committee
  • S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) – Member of Executive Committee
  • East Europe Foundation (EEF) – Chairman of the Board ( till 2017)


Moscow State University, MA (Law), 1991


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Margarita Karpenko - DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC is 'very efficient and provides a deep assessment of all matters it  handles'. Practice head Alla Kozachenko is 'very proactive and pragmatic' and Galyna Zagorodniuk is 'highly skilled'. Margarita Karpenko, who acted for Skiold Group on its divestment to Solix Group, is also recommended.

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Within: Leading individuals

Margarita Karpenko - DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

Within: Employment

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC assists international clients with recruitment, employment terminations, internal policies, employee transfers and localisation projects. Margarita Karpenko, who acted for Pfizer on numerous matters, and corporate partner Galyna Zagorodniuk are the main contacts. Adobe and Inchcape Shipping Services are among the team's clients.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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