Commercial, corporate and M&A in Ukraine


Practice head(s):

Anna Babych


‘Client orientated team, flexible in execution of the tasks appointed.’

‘Michael Lukashenko is very client-orientated, professional and flexible.’

For us, as a client, it is always comfortable to cooperate with colleagues from the Aequo company, because the company always and on time fulfills its contractual obligations, even if they are preliminary, not yet reflected on paper, but only verbal agreements. Thus, when discussing any specific case directly with Aequo partners, such as, for example: Mykhailo Lukashenko, Serhii Denysenko, Denys Lysenko, partners are not limited solely to legal advice, but always put themselves in the place of the business itself, take into account its interests and provide practical advice considering existing realities at a certain point in time. This approach is very appropriate and important for any client of a legal company.’

‘Aequo team is able to control every little detail of the transaction and able to meet the toughest of deadlines. The team always propose practical solutions and gives us confidence that all risks will be handled and mitigated. ’

‘We primarily work with Anna Babych and Michael Lukashenko. They are very responsive and always aware of all aspects of the transaction. Having worked with Aequo on several transactions we are confident that their involvement will add value to our transaction. ’

‘Excellent Team. ’

‘I particularly worked with Michael Lukashenko, Anna Babych and Sergey Denisenko. Excellent professionals.’

‘Professionals in M&A and corporate practice. Very skilled negotiators. I can rely on the Aequo team even in the toughest negotiations with TOP US or EU legal teams working on the other side of the transaction. ’

Key clients

Cameco Corporation


Schenker (Deutsche Bahn)

Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine




Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine

NEQSOL Holding

Posco International






Mythical Games




Comuto SA



State Savings Bank of Ukraine (Oschadbank)

Dragon Capital

Zubr Capital



National Securities and Stock Market Commission


Ukraine branch of the United Nations Global Compact

Work highlights

  • Advising Cameco Corporation on a $7.875 billion deal of acquiring of Westinghouse Electric Company.
  • Advising Helsi’s shareholders on the sale of their stake in Helsi to Kyivstar, the largest Ukrainian mobile operator.
  • Supporting projects aimed at rebuilding Ukraine and helping people on a partial/full pro bono basis, including Superhumans, a state-of-the-art rehabilitation center for wounded veterans and civilians, and Brave1, a united cluster for defense tech powered by the government.


Practice head(s):

Timur Bondaryev

Key clients


Volmi Games

Hyve Group

Zeppelin International AG,|Zeppelin Power Systems GmbH & Co. KG

Expert Petroleum SPV SARL,|Expert Petroleum Ukraine

CHS Inc.




Work highlights

  • Acted as an exclusive Ukrainian advisor in the course of spin-off of Managed Infrastructure Services Business of IBM.”
  • Represented Hyve Group in the course of the management buy-out.
  • Asssisted Volmi Games in a course of acquisition transaction with Virtuos.


Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Demyanenko; Armen Khachaturyan; Vadym Samoilenko


‘Asters have a very strong team in both corporate, finance and dispute areas. They have excellent legal knowledge, as well as excellent commercial perspectives. They are very accessible and responsive to deal with, as well as having extremely good English, both spoken and written. They are also very aware of the business environment in Ukraine. ’

‘We have used Oleg Boichuk for our corporate, commercial and M&A work, as well as oil and gas work, for many years, and have a great deal of confidence in his knowledge, advice and abilities. He is very responsive, understands the commercialities of the situation, as well as having excellent legal knowledge. He is also experienced in dealing with the components of our transactions in other jurisdictions, and particularly the UK. Oleksandr Khomenko works with Oleg Boichuk and is very good. Roman Stepanenko is very good on finance matters.’

‘Asters has been our trusted legal counsel for a considerable period of time. They boast an exceptionally skilled team that has a very pragmatic and business-oriented approach. I truly value their proactive mindset, practical approach, and their ability to communicate to the point. Their outstanding transaction management, unwavering commitment to their tasks, and their superb availability make our collaboration seamless and beneficial. ’

‘Oleg Boichuk is our key contact. He leads the team effectively, is very knowledgeable, and pleasant to work with. His ability to see beyond just the legal aspect of a matter adds genuine business value.

‘Top talent on the market and total commitment to clients’ services.’

‘Armen Khachaturyan and Oleksiy Didkovskiy have been our primary contacts for many years. They are the best on the market and continue being fully committed and involved in each project.’

Key clients


Irish Bank Resolution Limited (IBRC)

GSN Games

Molson Coors

Toyota Ukraine

Visa – Ukraine

Webuild (ex Salini Impregilo)

Work highlights

  • Advising Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC) on a range of corporate matters in relation to major shopping mall (Univermag Ukraina) and office building (BC Leonardo), in which IBRC holds interest.
  • Advising Webuild (ex Salini Impregilo S.p.A.), an Italian construction and civil engineering group, on the restructuring of its Ukrainian assets and operations, as well as on a range of other corporate matters.
  • Assisting Adenza, a software application provider, with corporate restructuring of its group companies.


Practice head(s):

Mykola Stetsenko


‘Simply put, Avellum’s commercial, corporate and M&A practice is second to none in its market. Superior professionalism, experience and solution driven approach – these are the attributes that have convinced me years ago to stick with Avellum in all matters related to M&A and corporate practice.’

‘Yuriy Nechayev has consistently been an undisputed and unrivaled M&A lawyer in Ukraine. Vast experience, insatiable drive for knowledge, thoughtful and solution driven approach, incredible skills in finding and nurturing junior lawyers – just some of the qualities I absolutely like about him.’

‘Very client-oriented team, with strong and wide experience, deep market understanding, various well-developed practices complementing each other.’

‘Individuals always deliver 110%, we have never been disappointed with the quality of the services provided. Special thanks to partners Yuriy Nechaev and Kostiantyn Likarchuk, and the teams they lead. ’

‘I think one of the best teams in Ukraine. I also like that they not only looking the agreement, but help counterparties to negotiate looking decisions.’

‘Knowledge level and help with negotiations.’

Key clients


Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU)

Diligent Capital Partners

Roosh Ventures

LLC “HEE “American University Kyiv”


Work highlights

  • Acted as the legal counsel to all parties of the transaction in connection with the acquisition of a minority stake in Neurons Lab by Roosh.
  • Advised Aristocrat Leisure Limited, a leading global gaming content and technology company and top-tier mobile games publisher, in connection with the $1.2 billion acquisition of NeoGames, a global leader in content and technology solutions for the online Real-Money Gaming industry.
  • Advised managing partners of American University Kyiv on law matters in a broad range of corporate, M&A, antitrust, tax and IP issues related to the establishment of a new world-class private university in Kyiv, operated by an international joint venture.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Practice head(s):

Viacheslav Yakymchuk


‘One stop shop for any complex international deal’

‘Viacheslav Yakymchuk Can help execute the most complete equity financing or M&A under US or English law, with deep understanding of specific in the technology space.

Key clients

PrJSC Ivano-Frankivskcement

ALD Automotive


Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of PrJSC Ivano-Frankivskcement on the potential sale of its business to NEQSOL Holding.


Practice head(s):

Maria Orlyk; Tetyana Dovgan


‘The team is extremely customer oriented and able to come up with relevant non standard solutions to ensure the deal Goes thru even in such a complex uncertain environment we’ve been living in the past 18mos.’

‘I had experience working with Tatiana and Olga in the past year Though we didn’t proceed with the deal to completion yet, they were open and supportive to explain best practices and best options for us in the situation of total uncertainly and fast changing regulatory environment They seem to care for our business and offer options to act using their vast expertise, even though they clearly understand that our project will not be completed for some time They are ready to invest in educating us as customer and in supporting our needs , being a true business partner.’

‘They are the place to go to in Ukraine if you want City of London quality.’

‘Tanya Dovgan is definitely the number 1 M&A partner to reach out to in Ukraine.’

‘Very focus on customer service, always available when needed.’

‘Talented lawyers, looking to protect the interests of their customers.’

Key clients

MANE Group


TIS Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted EBRD on its acquisition of 35% of the shares in the Lviv M10 industrial park project in Western Ukraine, developed by Dragon Capital.
  • Assisting TIS Group with various issues relating to the creation, charitable funding and operation of the modern state-of-the-art prosthetics and rehabilitation centre “Superhumans” in Ukraine.


Practice head(s):

Oleg Batyuk


‘Always in time, can help to decide internal questions as being an official representatives of the company or shareholders.’

‘Fast help and cooperation, always on the line and follow the changes.’

‘Dentons team in Kiev provides a very effective and quick service, always customer oriented. They have a great knowledge of the diverse areas of practice and have always been responsive. From a personal standpoint, the interaction has been always great. We worked on diverse corporate integration and companies rationalization, specially remarkable on current period in the region, where it becomes a real challenge to keep on working normally.’

‘I would mention Oleg Batyuk,Managing Director, so as diverse associates such as Oleksandra Piskun or Viktor Marchan and Anna Tkachenko.’

Key clients





Children of Heroes of Ukraine Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advising Farmak, Ukraine’s leading pharmaceutical company, on a series of strategic acquisitions from a portfolio company of private equity house Novator.
  • Providing pro bono legal advice to Children of Heroes of Ukraine Foundation regarding formation of charitable organization with mission to help the children of Ukraine.
  • Advising one of the largest private charitable foundations in the world regarding the establishment of its presence in Ukraine.


Practice head(s):

Anastasiya Bolkhovitinova


‘The Team is great and very cooperative, very professional and collaborative, adjusting to the client needs.’

‘Especially I would like to highlight Anastasiya Bolkhovitinova, a valuable asset to Kinstellar that are fortunate enough to have her on their team.’

Key clients


Zipline International Inc.

International Rescue Committee

Recorded Future

Work highlights

  • Advising Rheinmetall on the signing of a cooperation agreement with Ukraine’s state-owned defence industry concern, Ukroboronprom.

Redcliffe Partners

Practice head(s):

Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk; Albert Sych


‘Redcliffe is a stand-out M&A practice in Ukraine. They provide great service.’

‘We work with Albert Sych and Dmytro Fedoruk. It is a great duo of M&A practitioners.’

Key clients

Jakala S.p.A. S.B.

General Electric

Yazaki Ukraine

Ukrgasvydobuvannya (UGV)

Citibank Ukraine

BDO (Kyiv Strategy Consulting)


Work highlights

  • Advised Jakala S.p.A. S.B., a portfolio company of Ardian, a leading European independent private equity investment company, on acquisition of FFW, a Denmark-based company specialising in the marketing strategies.
  • Assisted General Electric with complex Ukrainian contract law matters in connection with its contract with Ukrenergo and Soyuz.
  • Advised Yazaki Ukraine on the broadest array of matters on an ongoing basis, including corporate, contract, commercial, investment, currency control, taxation, etc.

Sayenko Kharenko

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Sayenko; Oleksandr Nikolaichyk; Alina Plyushch


‘Ilhar Hakhramanov – experienced professional, quick in response, available at any time, hard-working, diligent, and polite with a client.’

‘Saenko has a good team of lawyers in almost all legal spheres necessary for business.’

‘Many lawyers has broad practical experience, some of them even from the state authorities like anti-monopoly or tax office’

‘I highly appreciate – high level of qualification, vast area of expertise of the firm; – client-centric approach – the team prioritizes our needs and is very responsive and effective in communication; – Saenko-Kharenko helped us with cross-border legal services (Poland, Estonia, UK) as they have partnerships with other international firms; – Saenko-Kharenko provided full transparency. ’

‘The team is highly professional, always available, and easy to deal with. I would like to mention Michael Kharenko, Vitaliy Odzhykovskyy, Dmitriy Riabikin, Nazarii Pylypchuk.’

‘Super quick in their answers. We are very satisfied with the depth and content of the legal work received.’

‘Very hard working, very creative. Technology for data exchange was very innovative and easy to use.’

‘Dmytro Riabikin did a great job by managing the project and by providing innovative solutions, Zarina Khalimon was very devoted, no mistakes.’

Key clients

AIR Media-Tech

Control Risks

Elementum Energy

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Helsi Ukraine and its shareholders


JSC “Oschadbank”

JSC “PrivatBank”

JSC “Ukreximbank”




Work highlights

  • Advising Goldman Sachs Asset Management, one of the world’s leading asset managers, in connection with the acquisition of Cprime.
  • Advising Intellias, a global software engineering and digital consulting company, in connection with acquisition of Digitally Inspired.
  • Advising Independent Supervisory Boards of all state-owned banks (PrivatBank, Oschadbank and Ukreximbank), which together hold 65% of all banking assets in Ukraine, on a wide range of corporate law and corporate governance matters.

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Practice head(s):

Volodymyr Igonin

Key clients

Avrora Group




Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine

BMS International

Nvidia (Mellanox)



EY Law

Practice head(s):

Borys Lobovyk; Bogdan Malniev

Key clients

Amdaris Group Limited

Charity Fund “Believe in Yourself”

Cisco Systems Management B.V.

DAI Global, LLC


Gorilla LLC / A Wunderman Thompson Company

Horizon Capital

Digitally Inspired

Combineering Group



Harmony Industries NV


Lenovo Group Limited

Khmelnytskyi City Council

Kyiv City Council

Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine (the “Minifra”)

National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

Rakuten Marketing LLC


Schlumberger Limited

Schwarz Dienstleistung KG


Work highlights

  • Advised Digitally Inspired in connection with acquisition of Digitally Inspired by Intellias.
  • Advised Miratech Group on legal, tax and financial vendor due diligence of target companies, participated in negotiations and preparation of transaction documents, and provided deal signing and closing support.
  • Advising the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine and providing all-around legal support with structuring and implementing the concession of Chornomorsk seaport.

Ilyashev & Partners

Ilyashev & Partners

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev; Roman Marchenko


‘Ilyashev & Partners is a well reputed law firm. This firm has become one of the most trusted and long-standing service providers for our company during the last two decades. I find the firm to be extremely dynamic and professional, its availability and speed are great advantages. They are very responsive and try to return calls very quickly; in terms of the substance and the way they service, we have nothing but high praise for them.’

‘In the face of adversity, the team demonstrated incredible resilience during the most difficult times and became an “island of stability” for us. We are grateful to work alongside such confident professionals. The firm is a pillar of strength, providing steadfast support when the future appears blurred.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev is very knowledgeable of our industry and is well versed in the corporate law in Ukraine. Mikhail and his team have a very deep knowledge of commercial realities which allows them to advise on the full range of legal aspects. Mikhail is creative, deal-driven, and business-minded. His unparalleled human and professional qualities make him a true inspiration.’

‘Roman Marchenko is a brilliant strategist who finds a way out and a creative solution in any difficult situation. Roman is a genius of time management and organisation.’

‘The team has a strong understanding of the legal landscape backed by solid transactional on-the-ground expertise. The firm provides good partner attention on any mandate, and maintains an extensive international network of professional service providers. We appreciate its delivery level and highly-qualified department.’

‘My key contacts on corporate issues during the last year were managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev and senior partner Roman Marchenko. I admire both of them as strong professionals who have built team around exceptionally talented lawyers that contains no weak link.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev has an exquisite reputation in the legal sphere. He demonstrates creativity and strategic involvement in our decision-making process, extraordinary proficiency in the business arena.’

‘Roman Marchenko is an incredible legal mind, one of the top corporate lawyers in the country. He combines thorough knowledge, creative thinking, organisational skills and vast experience.’

Key clients

Ukrainian Red Cross Society

AVSI Foundation

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd.






UPD Holdings Limited


Ferrexpo AG

Sorbes Group

PZU Ukraine


Group DF


Work highlights

  • Advising a consortium of investors on the process of acquiring 100% of the shares in a Kyiv-based machine-building plant at a privatisation auction.
  • Advising on the preparation of a shareholders’ agreement under English law to regulate relations between investors in relation to the completion of the construction and operation of shopping and entertainment mall in Kyiv.


Practice head(s):

Illya Tkachuk


‘Business oriented, solution, flexibility ’

‘Ilya Tkachuk – customer, solution oriented’

‘This is one of the most professional and experienced teams I know on the market. They have a great knowledge of laws and judicial practice. In addition, they have a deep knowledge of business processes, so I do not need to explain to them the peculiarities of our business.’

‘My main contact is Illya Tkachuk, the сorporate and M&A partner, a skilled lawyer who is deeply involved in each our project. He works alongside his team which often makes the difference with other firms from my previous experience. I mostly communicate with the senior team which includes Vasyl Yurmanovych and Inna Kostrytska, both great lawyers.’

‘In our particular case, an individual approach and confidentiality were important to us. The Integrities company not only takes into account the specifics of our market, it helps to find a solution to a non-standard situation. It is very difficult to balance between maintaining your company and at the same time helping other companies. I have never met such professionals with a very flexible work schedule, which is very important for us.’

‘We are incredibly pleased to work with Ilya Tkachuk. This specialist takes a broad view of the business, helps find vulnerabilities and offers specific solutions. Constant contact with him at any time of the day is very valuable. I would also like to mention Victoria Fomenko, she knows her business just perfectly and does not overload us with unnecessary information, while bringing to our attention the risks and consequences of certain decisions. The work is carried out comprehensively, individually, promptly and mega professionally.’

‘We mostly work with Illya Tkachuk who is our prior contact. He is an experienced transactional lawyer and skilled negotiator. We trust his opinion on many practical issues and we never loose with it. Apart from this, there is a good team working for Illya. ’

‘Integrites is an exceptional firm for me as they combine international standards with deep knowledge of local laws, regulations and judicial practice. Their main advantage compared to others is the great team of lawyers. I also like their billing transparency and communication skills. I always know what is the status of works and fees.’

Key clients

Acino Pharma AG

Air Products


Concorde Capital

Dunapack Packaging


InTiCa Systems AG


Kovalska Group



Saint-Gobain Construction Products




Work highlights

  • Advised Itron on complex corporate restructuring of its Ukrainian subsidiaries.
  • Advising Bas IP on the pre-sale structuring of business in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advising Hypra Fund on the acquisition of shares in a US-based product company.

Lexwell & Partners

Lexwell & Partners

Practice head(s):

Igor Nagai


‘I think the key members of the team has one of the largest experience and knowledge in the practice. They successfully combine legal and practical skills. This makes them unique in comparison with many others.’

‘Andrei Kolupaev is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable lawyers I know. He successfully combines legal and practical skills which are very big advantage. ’

‘They have good feeling of business needs and able to give not only legal but also good practical advice in complicated cases.’

Key clients


CRH Group



Millhouse Capital

PHV (Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger)




Summit Motors Ukraine


VS Energy



Work highlights

  • Advised a largest building material producer (CRH Group, Fortune 500) in connection with its Eur100m+ acquisitions in Ukraine and Slovakia.
  • Advised Naftogaz of Ukraine (National Oil & Gas Company) in connection with planned USD 1bn assets restructuring of Ukrnafta.
  • Advised an Austrian-based investor in connection with privatization of real estate objects in the very center of Kyiv, Ukraine.


Practice head(s):

Alexander Weigelt; Volodymyr Yakubovskyy


‘The team around Volodymyr Yakubovskyy is a pleasure to work with, very professional and very responsive despite hard times in their country.’

‘Volodymyr Yakubovskyy and Olexandr Aleksyeyenko are great professionals and experts in the transaction (M&A) field. Senior partner Alexander Weigelt has great ability to interconnect western and UA way of thinking and working.’

Key clients

Auto1 Group Se

Beam Suntory


DAAD: German Academic Exchange Service

Ivoclar Vivadent AG




Work highlights

  • Advised Bolton Group, an Italian business group, on the acquisition of Unipak.
  • Advised Novator, an international private equity investor, on matters of Ukrainian law during the transaction related to product portfolio, selected assets and IP rights for products and trademarks with Farmak, a large Ukrainian pharmaceutical company.
  • Advised LLENTAB Group on various matters of corporate governance and restructuring process at the Ukrainian level following the acquisition transaction at the parent company level.

PwC Legal

Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Katasonov; Vadym Romaniuk

Key clients

Bayer AG

Delivery Hero

Private Joint Stock Company “Technologia” (part of Guala Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised Bayer on a significant divestiture within the European Union, enabling the company to enhance its emphasis on core operations.
  • Advised one of the major Ukrainian glue manufacturers on the tax-efficient ways to restructure the indebtedness of a Ukrainian company to the Estonian company which is in the process of liquidation and has closed its bank account.

Wolf Theiss

Practice head(s):

Taras Dumych


‘The Ukraine team literally came out of bomb shelters to deliver the work for us.’

‘Good ability to explain local rules and make things happen.’

‘The firm has wide coverage in Central and Eastern Europe. They are able to provide sophisticated legal advice in every country where their 13 offices are located. This is crucial for international businesses.’

‘The firm’s employees with whom I worked always provided very thoughtful and client-oriented solutions.’

Key clients






Frey Wille

EP Commodities

Vienna Insurance Group

VASS Consultoria De Sistemas SL

SMOK Ventures II Coöperatief U.A.

Axon Enterprise

Work highlights

  • Advising KKR on the Ukrainian part of a multinational transaction and the acquisition of the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Hero Future Energy.
  • Advising Accountor, which specialises in software and services for financial and HR management, on the corporate restructuring of the shareholding in its Ukrainian subsidiary.
  • Advising European private equity firm Astorg on Ukrainian corporate law issues applicable to the planned demerger of Fastmarkets from Delinian, formerly known as Euromoney Institutional Investor plc.

Attorneys’ Association Gestors

Practice head(s):

Andriy Tsvyetkov; Vitalii Makhinchuk

Key clients

Purcari Wineries Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Purcari Wineries Plc on preparation of the set of documents necessary for obtainment of a license.


Practice head(s):

Yevheniy Deyneko; Andriy Olenyuk


‘Very commercial, very driven, young and dynamic team.’

‘Very deep knowledge of the industry, they keep close to clients.’

Key clients

Hero Future Energies

Work highlights

  • Advising Hero Future Energies on developing and operating three solar power plants with total capacity of 52 MW in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine.
  • Advising a Fortune 500 company, a global FMCG leader on a buy-side M&A fade-out transaction involving assets in Ukraine.
  • Advising a Fortune 500 Japanese optical, imaging, and industrial producer, on corporate matters, including on operating during the martial law in Ukraine.


Practice head(s):

Sergiy Oberkovych; Oleksandr Melnyk


The team is sophisticated, highly responsive, knowledgeable about the challenging Ukraine business market, and implements laudable diversity.

Oleksandr Melnyk. He is responsive and provides practical advice.

Key clients




BIE (Be’er Itzhak Energy)

Frontier Operations, LLC



Pearson Education Limited

Cyfrowe Centrum Serwisowe S.A.

Kidsave International

Safe Path Group (Saratog Advisors Group)


Work highlights

  • Advising and full legal assistance to Amber Romania, a full-service game development agency, on matters related to the formalization of the relations with staff in the Ukrainian subsidiary.
  • Advising and legal assistance to HealthX, one of the major health industry servicing companies which provide services to the Ministries of Health of the US and Canada, on market entry issues.
  • Advised MSK1, LLC on the company liquidation, including the provision of a detailed action plan with a comprehensive description of each step and advice on the legal and tax consequences.



Practice head(s):

Ernest Gramatskiy; Yegor Ignatichev

Work highlights

KPMG Law in Ukraine

Practice head(s):

Sergey Popov; Yuriy Katser; Oksana Olekhova


‘Very skilled corporate law practice, – Very professional and reliable – deep understanding of the sector and industry in question – very competent in cross-border transactions and in handling the matters of an international client.’

Key clients

Vienna Insurance Group



Bystronic Ukraine


Work highlights

  • Advised Horizon Capital in connection with its investment in Preply and conducted legal and tax pre-investment due dillignce.
  • Advised a large global automotive producer on intragroup restructuring in Ukraine.
  • Advised a large German defense company on market entry and establishing a joint venture in Ukraine.

LLC “Deloitte & Touche Ukrainian Services Company”

Practice head(s):

Dmytro Pavlenko


‘Very experienced and professional teams.’

‘Big difference is that individuals are ready to discuss the addressed subject/issue in order to understand the problem clearly.’

‘In my view this team should be credited with the stable and continuous delivery of tasks, within the agreed scope of work with the healthy degree of flexibility and pivoting, demonstrating attention to detail, perfect time management, and clear commitment to help fulfil the ultimate goal of the project. Intelligent, knowledgeable and reliable partners. ’

‘Sharing the same values and drawing on almost similar principles makes our collaboration easy and fulfilling; non-orthodox approach to solving complex, multi-factor issues make them different from others; giving smart advice and ability to provide professional service in fast-changing and often tough business environment is what I appreciate the most.’

Key clients

LLC “Porsche Leasing Ukraine”/LLC “Porsche Mobility”/LLC “Porsche Insurance Agency”

LLC “Sojitz Auto Ukraine”

PJSC “Eurocar”

LLC “Vimeo Ukraine Technologies”


SOE “Energoatom”

LLC “Modern-Expo”

Representative Office of Sumitomo Corporation

LLC “Lyft Ukraine”

LLC “CMA CGM Shipping Agencies Ukraine”

Work highlights

  • Advising LLC “Porsche Leasing Ukraine on a number of corporate and commercial issues, including support with loan and lease agreements, licensing requirements, internal documents adaptation to the legislative requirements, AML issues consultancy, etc.
  • Advising Sojitz Auto Ukraine LLC on a number of corporate and commercial issues, including support with the company name change and registration in the state registrar, review and amending of core import agreements, support with internal corporate documents, ongoing consulting on occurring legal matters.
  • Advising Vimeo Ukraine Technologies on corporate issues, preparing step-plan for client`s data changing in the state registrar, legal advice on the application of electronic signatures, review of the various Client`s internal policies, etc.


Practice head(s):

Taras Utiralov


‘Professional and prompt responce to every request. qualified advise and precise attention to details.’

‘Always ready to provide support, always in contact.’

Key clients


Bombay Group OU

Louvre Hotels Group


Milo Bidco


Trouw Nutrition

SDM Partners LLC

Practice head(s):

Dmytro Syrota; Serhiy Dzis


‘The team of the SDM is unique as its leaders have vast experience working with both international and domestic clients. Their Managing partner Dimitry is well connected and known by clients as a reliable partner with huge respect. Sergey Dzis is one of the best real estate and commercial expert. Being on the market more than 20 years they are regarded as a trusted advisers.’

‘I do work and worked with Dimitri Sirota. I could relay on Dmitry’s advice and not hesitating to refer SDM and Dmitry to clients. He and Sergey are always available and responsive.’

‘SDM Partners is a highly capable law firm that exhibits considerable proficiency in corporate practice, notably in the finance and insurance sectors. The firm offers cost-effective legal solutions with a global reach, enabling growing companies to compete more effectively.’

‘Dmytro Syrota and Serhiy Dzis exhibit exceptional levels of dedication and diligence within the realm of their professional expertise. They demonstrate a deep appreciation for each client, coupled with a wealth of knowledge and a creative approach, which allows them to leverage their institutional competencies in order to achieve our collective goals. Their familiarity with our company and unwavering commitment to maintaining a strong partnership is a testament to their professionalism and expertise.’

Acquis Law Firm

Practice head(s):

Mykhailo Lytvyn; Maksym Uslystyi


‘ACQUIS Law Firm is unique in its ability to see a full picture of the client’s needs and goals and provide comprehensive answers that address every aspect of the problem. The team has a high speed of processing requests and can deliver quality results in a timely manner.’

‘Mykhailo Lytvyn is Managing Partner at ACQUIS Law Firm. Hi is a remarkable person who always thinks outside the box and come up with innovative solutions to complex problems. He is fast responsive and never keeps me waiting for his answers. He is able to perform deep research into topics related to my problems. He is well-versed in the field of commercial, corporate and M&A laws.’

‘The reason I always prefer ACQUIS over other options on the market (specifically for transactional work) is their approach in taking care of all the aspect of the transaction: I never have trouble with any related auxiliary work e.g evaluation, registration services, notaries, translators, engineers, auditors or accountants. I set a target and I get the result, in many ways exceeding expectations. I also appreciate their responsiveness, preciseness, dedication and attention to details. ’

Key clients

LoveCrafts Ukraine

Green Genius

Renevo Energy Ukraine

Ukrenevo LLC

Energetikos Investicijų Centras, MB

Emsolt Investment Bv

Work highlights

  • Advised Green Genius on complex project related to regulation of debt-to-equity swap and dealing with relevant commercial matters connected with necessary interaction with counterparties, including banks and other financial institutions.
  • Advised an EU-based energy investment company on sale of shares in its subsidiary, a Ukrainian renewable energy developing company holding a portfolio of up to 230 MWt commissioned and ongoing projects in different regions of Ukraine.
  • Advised Emsolt Investment Bv on sale of shares in its 3 Ukrainian subsidiaries, renewable energy companies.


Practice head(s):

Dmytro Ovcharenko


‘They communicate proactively and transparently with us and amongst themselves. Highly coordinated, effective and efficient.’

‘Always extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in topics we need advice on, and very responsive and articulate.’

‘ALCOR has been our trusted and long-standing business partner, and we greatly value our partnership with this company.’

Key clients




Insightful Science



IT Ukraine Association



Tubular Labs

Work highlights

  • Advising thredUP, the world’s largest online platform for resale of clothing and accessories, on the acquisition and sale of shares under the Restricted Stock Unit Award to be granted by the Client to its Ukrainian and foreign teams in Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal, Finland and Ukraine, taking into account the specifics of the local regulation.
  • Advised Grammarly on numerous commercial and corporate law issues related to the daily activities of the Client’s R&D centre in Ukraine.
  • Advising a Swedish Employee Experience Platform in connection with the implementation of the stock incentive program by the Ukrainian team, taking into account peculiarities of local legislation in the field of investing abroad and actual currency restrictions.

Ante Law Firm

Practice head(s):

Mariia Tereshchenko


‘Andriy Guck has been instrumental in helping us stay compliant and survive in a highly regulated industry while pandemic and martial law limitations. Maria Tereshchenko is a true legal wizard.’

‘Ante excels in structuring deals and helps to develop new insurance products while ensuring regulatory compliance and covering all corporate issues for our insurance company. Their personalized service, quick response and ability to provide practical solutions made a significant difference in our transactions. ’

‘Maria Tereshchenko’s expertise in corporate and insurance law is unparalleled, and she has consistently gone above and beyond in addressing all our legal needs, including complex regulatory matters. Her dedication and ability to find practical solutions have made her an invaluable legal partner.’

Key clients

Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine LLC

Opella Healthcare Ukraine LLC

Perrigo Ukraine LLC

Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C.

Deutsche Lufthansa

Air France


Austrian Airlines

Zdravo LLC

Harwind LLC

Altris AI

Vallair Solutions S.A.R.L.

Aristo Pharmaceuticals GmbH

Aviaholidays LLC

Lufthansa Cargo

Swiss International Air lines

Brussels Airlines



Bees Airline

Ekta Insurance company

SA Aviaservice

PJSC “Innovative Insurance Capital”

Ksenia Schnaider

Deep 3D Studio

Work highlights

  • Advised Sanofi on local companies shares reclassification and prepared all the necessary documents to conduct the changes at the registry.
  • Advised on changing the head of the Representative offices and the non-resident`s representative for both Air France and KLM in Ukraine, which included changes in the state registry, Ministry of Economics and the State Tax Service of Ukraine.
  • Advised Innovative Insurance Capital on conducting the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and assisted in filing all the documents following the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

EnGarde Attorneys at Law

EnGarde Attorneys at Law

Practice head(s):

Andriy Vyshnevsky


‘Andriy Vyshnevskiy and Pavlo Oliynyk are key contacts in Commercial, corporate and M&A. Vast experience and very practical approach to complex matters. ’

‘Engarde’s corporate team combines knowledge or corporate and case-law, what is definitely an advantage for the matters we handle. The composition of team is stable through the process, what is important. All lawyers work from the start and till the end. ’

EUCON Legal Group

Practice head(s):

Yaroslav Romanchuk

Key clients

TelcoGuard Poland


Guardis International Certifications








Hillmont Partners LLC

Practice head(s):

Valentyn Zasukha; James Hart


‘Strong ability to analyse problems and bring multiple skill sets to the issues. Highly collaborative internally offering innovative solutions and perspectives to their clients.’

‘Andrey Nizhniy is highly competent, knowledgeable but a ready and able communicator. ’

‘The team is amazing – creative and solid. Structuring multiple agreements across jurisdictions enables proper structures in challengin jurisdictions.’

‘A team of professionals, they put a lot of soul into what they do. For any problem they have separate approaches.’

‘Some of the collaborators are Russian speakers, which makes it much easier for us to understand and debate the actions/strategies. for example. James Hart, Andrii Chornous and Iryna Nahorniak’

‘This is a fast-growing practice with focus on Ukrainian transactions and litigation coming out of them. Recently, the practice has retained a number of seasoned practitioners in the field of corporate and litigation to bolster its team.’

‘Valentyn Zasukha is a top-tier practitioner, who combines the experience of working in the banking sector, debt collection, corporate and debt restructurings, and litigation in Ukraine and abroad, and can use these skills to solve complex multijurisdictional issues of clients.’

‘James Hart stands out for his energy and commitment to client service.’

Key clients

Black Iron Inc.

Glovoapp Ukraine LLC

Argentem Creek Partners

AlixPartners (USA)

American Councils

GIR Group

Viva Gas Limited

Work highlights

  • Representing Black Iron Inc. in land matters in a USD 1.2 billion iron ore mining project.
  • Advising Glovoapp Ukraine LLC on a wide range of the company’s corporate, commercial, employment and tax law matters arising from the client’s operations in Ukraine.
  • Advising the Betting and Gaming Council on the changes to the regulatory field as well as consulting on entering the Ukrainian market, including development of analytical materials to reshape and improve the national legislation aimed at legalizing gambling in Ukraine and increasing investment attractiveness of the sector.

KM Partners

Practice head(s):

Maxim Oleksiyuk

Work highlights

  • Advised on due diligence and development of the SPA for Ukrainian subsidiary of large international grain trader company.

Legal Alliance Company

Practice head(s):

Dmytro Aleshko


‘Legal Alliance became a real partner for us, not just lawyers. They are highly professional in what they do, which makes it easy for the foreign company to come to Ukraine and start the business there. They assisted us from the regulatory questions and standard contracting to enabling us to start several projects around the country. We feel that we can rely on these people and that makes them a perfect partner.’

‘We work closely with Lidia Sanzharovska, Victoria Hanzhelo, and Daria Shepel. They became our team, not just lawyers. They are professional, well organized, always initiative, and with their help we feel that our company is in good hands. We feel that our product is important to them and we really appreciate their efforts to help us to give it to people of Ukraine.’

Key clients

Berlin Chemie




Jadran Galenski laboratorij d.d.





Work highlights

  • Advised on and participated in drafting regulatory acts aimed at introducing the system of electronic prescriptions in Ukraine.
  • Advised on the establishment of the National Medicines Verification System in Ukraine and contributed to the preparation of the drafts of relevant legal acts.
  • Advised a global pharmaceutical company in the process of bringing the medical device to the market.


Practice head(s):

Maryan Martynyuk


‘Moris Law Group boasts a team of legal experts with profound knowledge and experience in each of the industries they work in. The attorneys demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the laws and the complexities within each field. The team provides insightful guidance and solutions to all legal issues our company has brought to them. ’

‘We continue to work with Andriy Savchuk and Maryan Martynyuk as they have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal issues at hand. Each partner maintains open and transparent communication, promptly returns calls and emails, and ensure that we are well informed every step on the way. Both invest the time and effort necessary to thoroughly understand our issues and situations to ensure the best possible outcome. Their strategic approach and negotiation skills have led to resolutions that exceed our expectations. ’

‘The Firm stands out for its dedication to client service. We worked with them on the same side on a major transaction, and they know who two work as a team. The quality of their advice and documentation that they were responsible for on the transaction was very good. ’

‘We worked with Maryan Martynyuk. He is a very knowledgeable and experienced lawyer. He is also very good person to work with.’

‘Good team communication. Team covers all main areas of their work.’

‘Victoria Volodina is always well prepared, structured, thinks ahead and keeps the deadlines.’

‘The practice is: very personalized, focused on problem solving and most professional at the market. You always know that appropriate resources will be attracted to be in time with solution and the solution could be unusual, and would always be for the favor of the client, not for the huge billing. The team both strong in court trials and off-the court negotiations and solutions. ’

‘Our problems always attracted highest attention of the level of Moris’ partners, not depending on time of its appearances. It is always perceived by MG as their own problem and always providing highest professional assistance. We always enjoy standing-out professional and personal support of Moris Group’s Senior Partner – Maryan Martynyuk.’

Key clients



Alstom Signalling

First Private Brewery


Ukrteplo Group



Ukrainian Association of Football

Vici Group

Invest-Active Asset Management Company


The Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Advised IFCEM in the corporate restructuring of the business.
  • Advised IF-Gips in a corporate structuring of the project focused on the establishment of a new business venture in the mining industry.
  • Advised Promprylad.Renovation in the process of developing corporate structure and impact-investment mechanism to the project.