Firms in the Spotlight Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution in Ukraine


Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Filatov


‘This is the most innovative team on the legal market. The unconventional approach they take and solutions they suggest always lead to a desirable commercial outcome for my business. ’

‘Oleksiy Filatov is a Litigation God. He can find a way out from the most difficult situation. He is a strategic thinker and an excellent leader in his team.’

‘For us, what is really important in working with Aequo’s lawyers is their high competence and readiness to engage and tackle sophisticated, technology-specific processes. Aequo’s attorneys have devoted a great deal of effort and resources to building the most effective industry-specific legal solution. ’

‘We’ve had the privilege of collaborating with Olena Pertsova and Vadym Maistruk, and we highly evaluate their contributions. Olena’s dedication to the project was unwavering, with her commitment evident around the clock. She invested substantial effort into the project and personally represented us in court, underscoring the importance of the outcome to her. Olena stands out as a highly competent and experienced attorney deeply committed to her client’s welfare. We express our gratitude to Olena for her exceptional work. Vadym, distinguished by his transparency and a profound grasp of technology-specific processes, particularly in the gas transportation system, brings an innovative mindset to the table. ’

‘Individual approach to the client. Professional case support. They worry about the result.’

‘Olena Pertsova takes a careful approach to court cases. A peculiar style of writing documents that resembles logical schemes.’

‘Aequo’s dispute resolution team stands out in the Ukrainian market as a truly international operation, delivering European standards in complex international cases. ’

‘Partner Oleksiy Filatov has an unrivalled knowledge of the levers of the Ukrainian public sector after a long spell in the Presidential administration. Partner Pavlo Byelousov is an incredibly hard worker and a master at work with fact witnesses. Partner Denis Lysenko is a very clever lawyer who will see solutions where others cannot.’

Key clients



State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine (Ukreximbank)

Naftogaz of Ukraine

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih

Inditex Group

Kyiv School of Economics

Philip Morris




Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine


ProCredit Bank


Novo Nordisk


Corteva Agriscience

Dragon Capital

Work highlights

  • Acting for Gas Transmission SystemOperator of Ukraine in a series of gas transportation pricing disputes worth over €1bn.
  • Representing Kyiv School of Economics, a world-class academic institution and think tank, in a dispute regarding the building where the school is located, which may affect its smooth functioning, teaching, and conducting its studies aimed at Ukraine’s future recovery.


Practice head(s):

Kostiantyn Likarchuk; Vadim Medvedev


‘Avellum team is brilliant in all respects and at all levels. They are versatile, extremely competent, work well as a team and can do almost any type of dispute.’

‘Mykyta Nota is highly recommended. He has a successful track record of litigating antitrust disputes.’

‘Terrific cross-border capability and ability to advise on complex issues of international law.’

‘Vadim Medvedev – great leader and very thoughtful advice. Andriy Fortunenko – sharp mind and hard working.’

‘Customer care, comprehensive knowledge of Ukrainian and international law, excellent proposals in difficult situation. ’

‘Vadim Medvedev. Best lawyer I have ever met.’

‘The go-to firm in Ukraine for complex international cases, both with respect to litigation and arbitration. Case handling is efficient and their response time is very fast. Very efficient, they know how to achieve the goals of the clients.’

‘Kostia Likarchuk is a renowned and very successful arbitration expert. He has recently won a high-profile LCIA case. His strategic skills are like no other. He responds immediately almost always.

Key clients

Volt Resources Limited


ILTA Origination LLC

PJSC Galicia Distillery


British American Tobacco Group


Work highlights

  • Representing in a large multijurisdictional shareholders’ dispute involving court proceedings in France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Belize, the UK, Cyprus, and Ukraine in connection with the fraudulent misappropriation of assets by a former business partner of the client.
  • Representing Volt Resources Limited in relation to the preparation of the set-off claims under the SPAs.

EnGarde Attorneys at Law

EnGarde Attorneys at Law

Practice head(s):

Irina Nazarova; Andriy Vyshnevsky; Dmytro Donenko


‘We had been working with Engarde team for many years and happy to continue. The team is reliable and professional in corporate law, international arbitration, litigation and cross-border litigation. One of the advantages is the composition of the team remains stable through the whole process, lawyers are not changed from one project to another.’

‘Iryna Nazarova and Andrii Vyshnevsky are founding partners and key lawyers in the firm. Iryna has a unique experience being an international arbitrator and counsel in international investment and commercial cases. This combination gives her an opportunity to see the broader pictures in each case, she is very responsible and easy to deal with. Andrii combines vast experience in dispute resolution, corporate law with deep knowledge of economic and finance. Andrii is the one who is always thinking out of the box! ’

‘Individuals Irina Nazarova has a broad experience in dispute resolution, as counsel and international arbitrator. She is also often engaged as an expert in law in foreign jurisdictions. Irina has strong analytic skills and think about lots of procedural steps in advance. Andriy Vyshnevsky, as an experience litigator, has a string knowledge of economic and finance what always good for commercial disputes. Dmytro Donenko has a brilliant memory and always examines all details, he is very professional and has a broad scope of knowledge. ’

Ilyashev & Partners

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev; Roman Marchenko

Other key lawyers:

Oleh Trokhymchuk; Roman Protsyshyn


‘This law firm is very proactive and creative in litigation. We were fully satisfied with their support in difficult cases.’

‘The lawyers we work with know their craft. In difficult situations they are ready to provide the option of future action. If the situation changes they demonstrate good adaptiveness.’

‘The team has an exceptionally efficient dispute resolution practice covering a broad range of areas. Their ability to resolve disputes effectively sets them apart. They dig deep into every case and leave no stone unturned. Every little detail is meticulously handled to ensure success. Ilyashev & Partners understand the dynamics of our business and craft solutions that align with our goals. They bring together deep industry and legal knowledge to provide us with the winning edge.’

‘When it comes to the legal arena in Ukraine, one name stands out among the rest — Mikhail Ilyashev. His unwavering commitment to his clients, combined with an exceptional legal prowess, has led him to unparalleled success in his profession. Mikhail is a masterful legal strategist who personally represents our interests in Ukrainian and international courts. His remarkable speaking skills have the power to sway even the toughest judges. We’re privileged to have him as our advocate.’

‘When it comes to criminal defence, Mikhail Ilyashev is a force of nature. Equipped with both skill and passion, he fearlessly takes on the battles, personally standing by our side through each step of the legal journey. From the courtroom to the interrogation room, his commitment is truly inspiring.’

‘Ilyashev & Partners stands out among the best in the industry. The firm represents our company in litigation and arbitration proceedings. With a perfectly organised structure, a skilled team, and smart management, they consistently deliver clear, accurate and effective legal solutions. Backed by years of experience and a dedicated team of skilled attorneys, they provide us with the highest quality legal representation.’

‘Roman Protsyshyn is a driven professional with a diverse skill set and unwavering dedication. Roman prepares and delivers clear, accurate and concise advice. His exceptional responsiveness and high energy levels make him a top choice for legal representation in vastly complex cases.’

‘I would like to note the excellent quality of client service and promptness in providing services.’

Work highlights


Practice head(s):

Olena Perepelynska; Dmytro Marchukov; Oleksandr Onishchenko; Serhii Uvarov


‘The team is at the top of the game. They are fully receptive to our requests and provide customized solutions. Their knowledge of the market and best practices are impressive and trustworthy. They are able to give on-the-spot counsel that is thoughtful and useful for us. I recommend them without any doubts. ’

‘Oleksandr Onishchenko as our contact person is brilliant lawyer with superb legal expertise. He shines with a personal touch of wisdom, efficiency, and creativity to give us the best solutions. He is always available so I can rely on her in 100% times.’

‘The team is efficient, able, practical and a pleasure to work with. They are a real asset in assisting the UK team in understanding the foreign law issues in play. Their expert report work product was of very high quality, dealing with the issues comprehensively and intelligibly.. Would not hesitate to engage again.’

‘Dmytro Marchukov is a highly knowledgeable and experienced expert able to utilise those skills in a way that has the needs of the case/client/issue in mind. He is engaging, often available and able to produce high quality work in short time frames. A joy to work with.

‘Integritеs are exceptional professionals. They consider the questions put to them very thoroughly. They have a lot of practical experience. Non-standard in the proposals sometimes. Extremely oriented for maximum customer support.’

‘MVP – Most Valuable People, Dmytro Marchukov, Olena Savchuk. They try their best to understand the client’s real problem.’

‘Highly responsive and proactive, the team is experienced in local and international disputes so are very well positioned to advise international clients.’

‘Dmytro Marchukov is highly experienced and knowledgeable in dispute resolution matters and also very commercial when it comes to providing advice and solutions to clients and instructing lawyers. Serhii Uvarov shows great knowledge of Ukrainian law and procedure and a great understanding of how to apply that knowledge to international arbitration or litigation in foreign jurisdictions. ’

Key clients

NPC “Ukrenergo”

Bank Frick & Co AG

Work highlights

  • Acted for NPC Ukrenergo in the investment treaty arbitration against Russia as regards expropriation of assets in Crimea following Russia’s occupation of the peninsula in 2014.
  • Acted for Bank Frick & Co AG in the USD 26 mln High Court litigation brought against it by the Ukrainian Deposit Guarantee Fund.


Practice head(s):

Olexander Martinenko


‘Kinstellar lawyers demonstrated impressive hands-on approach and proved very useful and helpful throughout our fruitful cooperation. The dispute I engaged them for is indeed vey difficult from various angles. The team managed to maintain high level of motivation which is very important to secure consistency of the position in such types of disputes. I also like the IT facilities which they are using for the case management. ’

‘I am working primarily with Volkovetskyi Danylo, who plays a crucial role in the project management and maintenance of the consistency of our position. Danylo has very relevant experience in cross-border disputes and international arbitration. ’

‘We have engaged Kinstellar team as Ukrainian law experts in two very significant arbitrations. The quality of their service was impressive. They do know how to present complex and not-straightforward issues in a simple and comprehensible manner. I would very much recommend them, in particular for the expert isntructions before foreign courts and arbitral tribunals.’

‘Their team is experienced, dedicated, knowledgeable and bright. We have worked a lot with Olexander Martinenko and he proved himself as an unparalleled legal expert. He deals easily with complex Ukrainian law issues and can explain to the tribunal everything – strating from minor practical issues to profound theoretical concepts of Ukrainian law. Another stand-out individual is Danylo Volkovetsky. He is a very bright professional, with great attention to details. We could fully rely on him and it is a pleasure to work with him.’

Key clients

Joint Legal Team acting for the relatives of victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash

Work highlights

  • Advised the Joint Legal Team, acting for the relatives of victims, before the Hague District Court in the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) MH17 trial, to secure a verdict and an award of €16m in moral damages to the relatives.

LCF Law Group

Practice head(s):

Anna Ogrenchuk; Artem Stoyanov; Iryna Kobets


‘Сomprehensive analysis of issues’

‘Olena Volyanska has in-depth knowledge of legislation and practice in the field of bankruptcy procedures. Anrey Reun is a professional in tax practice and procedural legislation.

Key clients

AVK Group

Holleman Ukraine

Enterprise Kyiv

Administrator of Mykolayiv Shipyard “Ocean”

Fozzy Group

Roshen Confectionery

First Ukrainian International Bank

SCATEC Solar Solutions Ukraine LLC


Group of companies Kostyantynivsky Plant of metallurgical equipment

Work highlights

  • Represented the Administrator of Mykolayiv Shipyard “Ocean” in insolvency proceedings.
  • Represented the Group of companies Kostyantynivsky Plant of metallurgical equipment in bankruptcy proceedings based on the claims filed by JSC Taskombank.
  • Representing Holleman Ukraine in a number of debt collection disputes under forwarding contracts.

Lexwell & Partners

Lexwell & Partners

Practice head(s):

Andrei Kolupaev


‘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. ’

‘An extremely strong dispute resolution team with deep knowledge and expertise. ’

Key clients


Bridgestone Corporation

CRH Group

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

Naftogaz, National Joint-Stock Company

Sumitomo Corporation

Summit Motors Ukraine

Toyota Ukraine

Ukrainian Government

VS Energy

Work highlights

  • Representing National Oil&Gas Company (Naftogaz, National Joint-Stock Company) in a $5bn commercial dispute before the LCIA.
  • Representing interests of the Government of Ukraine (Ministry of Justice of Ukraine) in a $150m investment arbitration.
  • Representing ArcelorMittal (Fortune500 Company) in a $200m+ tax and administrative disputes/litigations in Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko

Practice head(s):

Olexander Droug; Sergey Pogrebnoy; Olena Sukmanova; Oleksiy Koltok


‘Sayenko Kharenko’s litigation team has consistently demonstrated outstanding expertise, dedication, and a commitment to delivering exceptional results. The team boasts an impressive array of expertise across various practice areas.’

‘Oleksiy’s legal expertise is truly exceptional. His in-depth knowledge of the law and a deep understanding of the intricacies of dispute resolution sets him apart from his peers in the legal market. He consistently demonstrates a mastery of complex legal issues and a keen ability to apply the law strategically. ’

‘SK’s dispute resolution practice always provides top notch legal service on any matter despite the complexity. Always a client oriented approach aimed at achieving the best result possible in any situation. ’

‘Oleksiy Koltok, professionalism, solid background and experience, client and result oriented; Sergiy Protyven, professionalism, solid background and experience, client and result oriented. ’

‘I am pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Sayenko Kharenko’s litigation team. The team exhibits a remarkable depth of legal knowledge and expertise across various practice areas. Their proficiency extends to complex litigation matters, making them a formidable force in the legal arena. They approach each case with a well-thought-out strategy that goes beyond legal technicalities.’

‘Very knowledgeable and client-friendly team. ’

‘Olexander Droug is a great operator – a reassuring presence with an excellent strategic nous. ’

‘Sayenko Kharenko’s legal team in this case displayed exceptional qualities that set them apart in the field of international arbitration. Their unique strengths and key capabilities include a deep understanding of international trade regulations, a proven track record in complex cross-border disputes, and a dedication to achieving favorable outcomes for their clients.

Key clients

AB InBev Efes

Al Sagr National Insurance Co (PSC)

Auchan Group


BigCommerce LLC


Ethics Council


Olfa LLC


Procter&Gamble Ukraine

PJSC Ukrtatnafta

Shell Ukraine

The State of Ukraine

VR Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising the State of Ukraine, alongside an international counsel, in a USD 700 million ICSID investment arbitration initiated by a shareholder of PJSC “Aerosvit.
  • Represented OLFA, the Ukrainian distributor of medical and pharmaceutical products, before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which awarded to OLFA approximately EUR 3 million in damages in the case against Latvian company Olainfarm JSC.
  • Representing the interests of the Ethics Council in litigation arising from the evaluation of members and candidates to the High Council of Justice for their compliance with the criteria of professional ethics and integrity

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Practice head(s):

Andriy Stelmashchuk; Oleg Kachmar; Oleg Alyoshin

Other key lawyers:

Vsevolod Mazurenko

Key clients

Teplodarsky Energy Park LLC

Dniprovska Riviera

Political Party “HOLOS”

Ekogran LLC

Rost Agro, LLC

Enki Construction LLC

Akelik Group

Halychyna-Zakhid LLC

GlobalLogic Ukraine LLC

Rock Design LLC


Practice head(s):

Sergii Shkliar; Timur Bondaryev


‘International dispute resolution and litigation team at Arzinger clearly understands business needs and strives for the most efficient solution in every situation. They are flexible and easy to work with.’

‘Mainly, on our case, we worked with Volodymyr Nakonechnyi Senior associate at Arzinger. We would like to note Volodymyr’s promptness, professionalism and his willing to help. His involvement in our case causes respect and admiration.’

‘Partner Timur Bondaryev is a very capable operator with impressive connections in the Ukrainian business community.

Key clients

Hjort Knudsen

Kronospan Organisation

PKO Bank Polski

Harbottle & Lewis LLP

Zeonbud LLC (Ukraine)

ASBIS Ukraine

John Deere (LLC Agristar)


Work highlights

  • Represented Kronospan’s interests in a series of disputes against public organizations intending to block the construction and operation of the Kronospan plant in one of the regions.
  • Representing John Deere, in a commercial dispute involving the recovery of penalties in the amount of over 4.3 million USD and the delivery of machinery of the same value.
  • Representing the Skyrizon Group of companies (China) and DCH Group (Ukraine) in domestic litigation and in one of the largest investment arbitrations against Ukraine ever, in connection with acquisition of shares in JSC Motor Sich, which is heavily opposed by the state of Ukraine.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Practice head(s):

Ihor Siusel



Practice head(s):

Oleg Malinevskiy; Vyacheslav Krahlevych; Sergiy Chuyev


‘Strengths: client-oriented, business-minded, propose different services that can help our case and business. Working with this team I feel confidence on all legal issues they advice ’

‘Oleg Malinevskiy is a lead lawyer there. He is proactive and professional. Easygoing and diplomatic. Dmytro Tylispkiy is a head of project. He is mindful and legally strong. They have a big team on board. I like it’

‘The standout feature is obviously its clientele – big domestic business owners, in particular, industrial enterprises. I would also single out their active participation in various professional discussions concerning damage recovery mechanisms; quite interesting suggestions and academic arguments. The team raises this important issue and, in my opinion, shows comprehensive approach to the upcoming wave of damage recovery caused by the war. ’

‘I would draw attention to partner Vyacheslav Krahlevych, who led interesting projects concerning bail-in procedures, as well as land disputes.

‘The litigation team is very strong and professional. We have met with the entire team working on our case, and we can say for sure that this team, led by Oleg Malinevsky, is professional, dedicated and very smart. They respond quickly to all inquiries and look for answers, taking into account absolutely all factors and analysing different jurisdictions. ’

‘Oleg Malinevskyi and Oleksiy Stepanenko are the 2 lead lawyers in our case. Oleg has a very distinctive out-of-the-box thinking and brilliant legal ideas, he always offers a lot of options and strategies and proves them to be effective. Oleg engages many multidisciplinary specialists to research the issues in depth and protect our interests. We have seen how thoroughly he and his team prepare for court hearings and how he is changing the judicial system and has a deep understanding of the issues.’

Oleksiy is an intelligent and professional lawyer. He coordinates the work of the team and builds a strategy to protect our interests in court.’

Key clients

Azovmash Group PJSC

Group of companies of Azovmash

UkrinBank PJCS

Finance Company LLC

Khodosiv System Investments

Ukraininan Investors of|Zhezhelevsky Quarry PJSC and Khust Quarry PJSC

Group of Riviera Village Companies

Falcon Agro Group

LLC “Umedo Group”

Work highlights

  • Representing the Group of Azovmash companies in a disputes against the Russian Federation on recovery of damages for a $4bn and several bankruptcy disputes in Ukraine for a $4bn.
  • Representing the UkrInBank PJSC in a disputes against the Russian Federation on recovery of damages for a $132m and in a dispute over debt collection for $232m.
  • Representing the «Umedo Group» LLC in a dispute against the Russian Federation and oligarchs associated with its regime for compensation for damages caused by the Russian aggression for $80m.

Hillmont Partners LLC

Practice head(s):

James Hart; Andrii Nyzhnyi


‘Hillmont Partners is a unique firm in the Ukrainian legal market in that it is equally high calibre in high-value domestic matters, in all areas of contentious and non-contentious work, as also in complex international mandates in the fields of cross-border litigation and international arbitration.’

‘James Hart, Andrii Chornous and Ivan Kovalenko are all star individuals. James Hart is an adept strategist and works tirelessly for his clients, whether major blue chips or high net worth individuals. He is extremely effective in complex cross-border litigation and international arbitration, particularly with a UK or US nexus. He continuously achieves great results for clients in asset recovery through the UK worldwide freezing order jurisdiction and Section 1782 and related discovery motions in the US.’

‘Amazing, creative and thorough team who make resolving issues possible in a challenging environment’

‘Brilliant tactical thinkers with excellent technical skills.’

‘We have instructed team led by partner James Hart and Counsel Andrii Chornous. Brilliant tactical thinkers with excellent technical skills. Associate Iryna Nahorniak is a talented junior with excellent case management and client skills.’

‘Excellent team with strong ability to analyse the issues and direct accordingly. ’

‘James Hart is a fine communicator and is able to comment across multiple jurisdictions in a way rarely seen which allows him to develop holistic strategies to address client problems ’

‘Hillmont have a unique offering as they span the east and west, being led by James Hart. The quality is extremely high but they have unparalleled insight to local markets. I am always impressed by their associates (in particular Bohdan Novyk) and their partners are at the top of their game.’

Key clients


Argentem Creek Partners LP


Gillett Holdings


Glovoapp Ukraine LLC

F.G. Financing / Nonolet (Foxtrot Group)

MBWS (Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits SA, France

Riordan Limited

Innovatus Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Representing F.G. Financing / Nonolet (Foxtrot Group) as claimants in the recovery of USD 100 million+ debt obligation across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Representing two US hedge funds, Argentem Creek Partner and Innovatus Capital Partners, in the USD 140 million debt recovery dispute with GN Terminal Enterprises Limited (GNT), the Cypriot holding company of a large grain terminal in the port of Odesa.
  • Representing Gillett Holdings in a $60m case as victim in criminal proceedings and also has coordinated complaints to the Ukrainian Securities Commission.


Practice head(s):

Andriy Savchuk; Denys Ishchuk


‘In my experience working with various individuals from Moris Group, I have observed that the team consistently demonstrates excellent teamwork. They handle all requests promptly and with a high level of professionalism.’

‘They consistently exhibit professionalism, a focus on achieving results, punctuality, and promptness. I can mention Andriy Savchuk as a partner I’ve been dealing with.’

‘Great team. Having received the task, they do their job.’

‘They value time management.’

‘Moris Group Dispute resolution practice is very professional and reliable. The quality of lawyers’ support remained consistently exceptional throughout our entire legal engagement. Every matter is handled very fast and high efficiently.’

‘In general, we work with Andrii Savchuk, he is very responsible and seriously approached with the preparation of our legal issues. We are very satisfied with the work of this lawyer.’

‘Great people work at Moris group. You can trust them completely and not worry about the process and the result.’

‘Andriiy Savchuk does his job very good, I am vey satisfied with our cooperation.’

Key clients


Vici Group



Alstom Signalling




Kyiv National Linguistic University


Ukrainian Association of Football

The Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Advised Karpatnaftokhim on compensation for damages for more than $200m.
  • Advised BUSIN on insurance compensation for Ukraine International Airlines.
  • Represented IFCEM, one of the biggest cement producers in Ukraine, during litigation process for protecting the ownership titles for railway carriages.



Practice head(s):

Vitaliy Bobrynev; Aleksey Nekrasov


‘We appreciate the comprehensive approach of PRAGNUM lawyers. Many of our tasks require different skills, and the team of this company end the matters. It may be important for potential clients that PRAGNUM not only proposes countermeasures, but is also ready to take responsibility for choosing the most optimal option.’

‘Usually we deal with Vitaly Bobrynev and Oleksiy Nekrasov. These lawyers have a deep understanding of our cases and are well aware of court practice. Vitaly differs from other lawyers with whom we have worked in that he thinks about our problems both as a lawyer and as an entrepreneur.’

‘I guess the main strength of Pragnum is its head – Mr. Vitaly Bobrynev. He managed to join lawyers of different practices and made them work as a team on each project. No matter what the issue is – several lawyers analyze it as a team and the expertice of each individual lawyer allows to look at the project not as a technical task, but as a team goal. I am impressed by how much effort Mr. Bobrнтум puts into ensuring that both the client and all lawyers feel like members of a community that has a common goal and makes every effort to achieve the client’s desired result. ’

Key clients

Siemens Healthineers

Limited Liability DSV Holding


Fenzi Polska SP z o.o. (Poland)

Titan Machinery Ukraine LLC

Ukrvtorenenergyresource PJSC



Citizen of USA

Cherry property Inc

Redcliffe Partners

Redcliffe Partners

Practice head(s):

Victoria Ivasechko

Key clients

British American Tobacco

Work highlights

  • Represented British American Tobacco in a complex administrative litigation against the tax authorities over a VAT refund claim.



Practice head(s):

Oleh Marchenko; Andrii Gusak


‘Oleh Marchenko runs an exceptional firm and practice and manages to keep things going while his associates (literally) go to fight a war on the weekends, and each attack on Kyiv makes it necessary to check on the welfare of his team.

Key clients

Export-Import Bank of The United States


Fresenius Medical Care

Lorraine McMahon, Franklin McMahon, Home Group S.A., and Morgan Furniture

Martin Bauer

DP World

Work highlights

  • Representing Franklin and Lorraine McMahons and their affiliated companies in an investor-state dispute with Ukraine and in related litigation cases in the courts of Ukraine.
  • Representing U.S. Exim Bank in the enforcement of multimillion claims arising under loans granted to Rise Joint Stock Company and other Ukrainian subsidiaries of UkrLandFarming PLC.

AGA Partners

Practice head(s):

Aminat Suleymanova; Iryna Moroz; Ivan Kasynyuk


‘The AGA Partnerz team differs from its competitors by deep PRACTICAL experience. People know what they are doing and promptly provide the necessary services. For example, AGA Partners currently represents our interests in London arbitration. I appreciate the availability and feedback in our cooperation. There were cases when disputes were resolved positively in our favor out of court only because AGA Partners intervened to protect our interests. I would like to single out partner Iryna Moroz, as well as young but very talented lawyer Vasyl Radetskyi.’

‘AGA Law Firm distinguishes itself through a compelling combination of strengths and innovative approaches that set it apart from other firms in the legal industry.’

‘Dmytro and Pavel, the exceptional individuals I had the privilege to work with, truly stand out in their respective roles and have consistently exceeded expectations. Their unique qualities set them apart from competitors and have greatly contributed to the success of our collaborative efforts.’

‘AGA Partners are a leading Ukrainian law firm. They are excellent in international disputes and are a pleasure to work with. They can bridge the gap between the expectations of foreign clients and the realities of litigation in the English courts. ’

‘Iryna Moroz is an excellent lawyer with outstanding client care skills. ’

‘In our view, AGA Partners is unique in its professional approach and personal commitment to its clients. What sets them apart from their competitors is their ability to achieve out-of-court settlements even in difficult, hostile situations. They provide comprehensive proactive legal advice to avoid litigation in the first place and to explore all the legal options available to a client in a given case.’

‘We value their professionals for being accurate, reliable and responsible, always exceeding expectations and providing excellent client communication. This is particularly true of associate Yevhen Korotchenko and partner Yrina Moroz, with whom we are currently working. ’

‘AGA Partners has a fantastic dispute-resolution practice. The level of their professionalism far exceeds other firms that we have dealt with. Within the last year, the AGA team have achieved positive results in disputes where it first appeared impossible to do so. Lawyers are solution-oriented, they can explain the situation in a way that clients can understand. I also would like to admit how they are attentive to their clients. AGA is a combination of a warm approach together with a high level of competence.’

Key clients

Agroimeks Sp. z O.O.

Grain Flex LTD

Grain Meadov Trading LLC

Metallurgical Primary Commodities SA

LLC Ambar+

Simmetric Corp.

Virtus Commodities AG

Emmet Partners Limited

PAE “Vostok-Zapad”

LTD Bioenergy-Vinnitsa


LLC Trading House Dnіpropetrovsk Pipe Rolling Plant

JSC “Agrarian Fund”

Catalan Agro Feed Sl

Agro Chain General Trading LLC

Maestro-Nut SRL

OneSoil AG

Primetransport Company OÜ

Group of Companies “Prometey”

Prime Trading LLC

Sunflower Resources LTD

Transped s.r.o.

Jolio LLC

Agridays OÜ

Albion Power Capital LTD

Med International Corporation

PE NPO “Energy saving technologies”

LLC “Agrotek-HPP”

Maxinvest Ltd

Five Grains Limited

Carenso Trading Limited

Region Grain Company AG

SIA Augšvoleri investīcijas

Assets Group OU

Cosmopolitan Trade & Development Sdn Bhd


Agroprosperis Group Kft

Al Basma Lel Zuyut Al Nabatiya

Ukralfa Trade FZ LLC

Eurolink Trade Management LP

LLC “Agrofirma “Vidrodzhennia”

Ak Nisasta Sanayi Ve Ticaret A S

Bek Tarim/Hitit AG

China National Building Materials and Equipment Import & Export Corporation

Ergolens Enterprises Limited

Max Krolikowska Danuta Spolka Komandytowa

MEKE Commodities

Ofis Yem Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS

Oliyatorg OU

Delta Wilmar Ukraine LLC

Buchachahrokhlibprom LLC

PJSC “Ukrhydroenergo”

Reed Smith LLP

GrainCorp Operations Limited

Viking Trading OU

LLC “Kukhar Rishelie”

Gals Agro LLP

Ukroliya LLP

Tradex Gida Dis Ticaret Ltd Sti

Millcorp Geneve SA

Syngenta Seeds

Harvest Group S.A.

State Food Grain Corporation of Ukraine, PJSC

ADM Company GmbH

Fergus Kazakhstan LLP

COFCO Agri Resourses LLC

Astarta Holding LLC

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP)

Bizon Import

Smart Trade Overseas SA

NCH Capital Inc. (UK)

Alberta Corp. LP.

Work highlights

  • Represented the China National Building Materials and Equipment Import & Export Corporation in the Supreme Court of Ukraine in a dispute against a leading Ukrainian bank regarding the fulfillment of a guarantee for EUR88 million.
  • Represented the world’s leading producer of corn starch and syrup in two instances of GAFTA arbitration and in the High Court of London against the Romanian grain trader in a dispute concerning a failure to perform a contract.
  • Represented the interests of COFCO Resources SA before the Supreme Court of Ukraine within proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of an arbitral award.



Practice head(s):

Yuriy Petrenko; Andrii Hvozdetskyi


‘A reliable law firm where lawyers are very efficient, give clear and understandable advice and are real business partners. They make it easy to take decisions after consulting with them. Very good litigation department which deals with high-stakes cases.

‘Andrii Hvozdetskyi is extremely technical, pugnacious, opinionated and creative while remaining loyal and brotherly.’


Key clients

LLC «Sumyteploenergo»

Kyivgaz, JSC


LLC “Firma “Technova”



Kyivgazenergy, Subsidiary Company



Work highlights

  • Representing EURO-RECONSTRUCTION LLC in five disputes related to the payment for transportation of the thermal energy in favour of the Municipal Enterprise “KYIVTEPLOENERGO” for a total amount of more than USD 43,5m.
  • Advising DICEUS INCORPORATED on debt recovery against a Saudi government-owned company under an IT Outsourcing Services contract.
  • Representing Kyivgaz JSC in the several contractual disputes against the Operator of Gas Transmission System of Ukraine.

Ario Law Firm

Practice head(s):

Ruslan Sydorovych; Julian Khorunzhyi; Eugen Hrushovets; Ann Sydorovych


‘My experience with the legal team has been overwhelmingly positive. They’re proactive, innovative, and not afraid to venture into uncharted territory where others might tread cautiously. I truly appreciate their approach and their swift responsiveness.’

‘Julian Khorunzhyi, the senior partner at Ario Law Firm is among Ukraine’s foremost legal experts, demonstrating strategic insight and a deep mastery of his domain. He boasts a rich background in negotiations and adeptly bridges communication gaps, even between entrenched adversaries in a case.”’

‘This team consistently delivers winning results. I’ve collaborated with them on multiple cases, some even international in scope.’

Key clients


Concord Bank

Vellonton LTD

Work highlights

  • Contesting 5 decisions made by the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) regarding the imposition of sanctions on Concord Bank, including fines totaling 1.7 million dollars.

Attorneys’ Association Gestors

Practice head(s):

Andriy Tsvyetkov; Vitalii Makhinchuk

Key clients

Finaswiss Trading S.A.

Asset Management Company TASK-INVEST LLC

Projectindustry LLC

XL Insurance Company SE

AMEROPA AMS Marketing and Sales AG




Practice head(s):

Maria Orlyk; Olga Shenk; Anna Pogrebna


‘Result-oriented team of CMS dispute resolution practice is its outstanding asset. Transparent communication about billing is another strong point, greatly appreciated on the client’s end. ’

‘Partner Olga Shenk is a legal gem, who has been instrumental to success in an impactful case for our business, which has created a precedent in local legal practice. Jet-fast grip of matter coupled with efficient and swift communication style, Olga is able to deliver pragmatic practical client-tailored legal solutions within dispute resolution and beyond. Olga is very comfortable to communicate with, she displays a genuine interest in client’s needs and outcomes bringing added value to the matter. On a separate note, it’s a great pleasure to work with professional and strong female leaders like Olga Shenk.’

Key clients

Fresenius Medical Care Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Acting for a major gas company, as the expert witness on Ukrainian law matters under the Arbitration Rules of the SCC Arbitration Institute.
  • Represented an international bank in the recognition of the client’s multi-million dollar claim under a credit facility governed by German law against a major Ukrainian industrial corporation, in the bankruptcy proceedings in Ukraine.


Practice head(s):

Andriy Porayko; Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi


‘The structure of the team and ability to handle and correctly distribute even large volume of work/cases is exceptional. Andriy Porayiko made a great job and overseen the litigation team as it grown and after all years he has a professional and devoted people working on his team, who are delivery results.’

‘Andriy Porayiko and Svitlana Teteria are both great personalities and professionals in their area of expertise. One may call at any time of the day and each of them is always readily available to advice and find the best solution for a situation at hand. It is a pleasure to work with them.’

‘The dispute resolution team is very strong with deep knowledge of both substantive law and procedural rules in Ukrainian courts. ’

‘Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi and Andriy Poraiko have a great experience in handling very complicated litigations. They are focused on providing the best legal support for their clients.’

Key clients


The National Bank of Ukraine


OTP Bank



Concorde Capital

Work highlights

  • Representing Argomino in a complex USD 3 million dispute, involving over 350 parallel court cases over the restoration of lease rights on 800 hectares of agricultural land uncontrollable by the client due to a series of raider attacks in 2018.
  • Representing OTP Bank in two administrative disputes with the National Securities and Stock Market Commission.
  • Representing Concorde Capital in a USD 5 million mortgage dispute.


Practice head(s):

Valentyn Gvozdiy; Kateryna Manoylenko


‘The company provides highly qualified legal services, for the provision of which leading lawyers who are well-known in Ukraine are involved. This legal company is very customer-oriented, thus, when communicating, you feel that you are the main client, which gives a feeling of your own exclusion and uniqueness. Of course, with this approach, you trust lawyers more.’

‘First of all, this is communication that is available almost always, secondly and most importantly, the company’s lawyers are real specialists in their field, they understand the subject and essence of the situation, legal content and legislative regulation, and therefore, their help is always professional.’

KPMG Law in Ukraine

Practice head(s):

Sergey Popov; Yuriy Katser; Nataliia Shyshkovska; Bogdan Shyshkovskyi

Key clients

Codelouf Limited

Buhler Service LLC

Viva Décor LLC

Multinational home appliance manufacturer

Jooble CIS LLC

Subsidiary of a multinational corporation specialising in optical, imaging, and industrial products

Subsidiary of an international corporation that manufactures products in the field of automobile construction

Rubezhnoye Cardboard and Packaging Mill

Operator of one of the largest shopping malls in Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Advised a local branch of a multinational home appliances manufacturer in challenging tax notices in pre-trial and trial appeal stages for an amount exceeding USD1.3 million.
  • Advised and successfully supported one of Ukraine’s largest banks in a precedential WHT dispute.


Practice head(s):

Andriy Shulga


‘Lamwell’s versatile litigation team is always ready to handle any type of dispute, whether relating to land ownership, financial transactions, employment or even criminal proceedings. They are always available on short notice and easy to work with. ’

‘Andriy Shulga, attorney, is a highly experienced litigator with a great understanding of the legal process.’

‘Lamwell specializes in complex disputes and disputes with a cross-border element. They provide a great service and their pricing is competitive on the market. We have instructed them in numerous cases in the past, and have continued to successfully work with them during the past year. They have mostly assisted us with complex court disputes, and more recently – with the recognition and enforcement of a Ukrainian court decision abroad.’

Key clients

DSV Logistics (

Coface International

Gefest Investments Limited

F.F. Engels Investments Inc.



Alberta Corp. LP

PE “Optic Trade Ukraine”

Work highlights

  • Representing a Ukrainian petroleum trader SVG PLUS LLC in the London Court of International Arbitration.
  • Representing Azov Trade Berdyansk LLC in arbitration under the auspices of the Grain and Feed Trade Association.
  • Represented a Ukrainian company Safe Invest LLC before the Grand Chamber of the Ukrainian Supreme Court in a high profile real estate case.

Legal Alliance Company

Practice head(s):

Vitalii Savchuk

Key clients

Servier Ukraine LLC

Pavlenko Legal Group

Practice head(s):

Grygoriy Pavlenko; Oleksandra Pavlenko

Key clients

PJSC “Rosava”

Lantmannen AXA

LLC “Financial company “Investohills Vesta”

TAS Group

Ukrtelecom JSC

Metalzyukrain Corp LTD LLC

LLC “Financial Company” Central Capital”

LLC« Asset Management Company and Pension Funds Administration «Niko Finance»


University “Ukraine”

Olimpex Coupe International LLC

Vartis LLC

Eksimer Odessa LLC

LLC “Financial Company “Sokur”

Capital Gearing LLC


Practice head(s):

Vladimir Vashchenko


‘Team of VB PARTNERS is one of Ukraine`s leading litigators with vast experience of banking, fraud and business crime proceedings. I was impressed by the systematic and painstaking preparation of attorneys for court hearings.’

‘Oleksandr Lukianenko has excellent knowledge of the law and banking, pays close attention to details that helps him to make effective strategic decisions. He can make a difficult process very clear and solve it confidently, step by step. Denys Bugay is a very experienced attorney not only in criminal law but in other fields as well. ’

‘The VB PARTNERS team is very good in both litigation and white collar crime with a strong commitment and loyalty to the client.’

Key clients


Shareholders and top managers of Delta Bank, PJSC

Svitland Development

Bank Finance and Credit

Former National Bank of Ukraine Board Member

Top managers of Misto Bank, PJSC

President of the Track and Field Athletics Federation of the Zaporizhzhia Region, Vice-President of the Zaporizhzhia Boxing Federation, Former Chairman of the Board of Industrialbank

Quarter Partners

Colliers International

Work highlights

  • Representating a private Ukrainian bank shareholder in a lawsuit related to invalidating and overturning the decision taken by the National Bank of Ukraine to classify Misto Bank PJSC as insolvent and liquidate it.
  • Representing a shareholder of Finance and Credit Bank PJSC in a lawsuit against the claim of the Deposit Guarantee Fund for recovering losses in the amount of USD 1,2bn.
  • Representing member of the Credit Committee of PJSC USB BANK in a lawsuit against the Deposit Guarantee Fund to recover damages in the amount of USD 14,2m.

Wolf Theiss

Practice head(s):

Taras Dumych

Key clients

Somkhishvili, Tamaz

DSM Nutritional Products

Work highlights

  • Representing a British investor in a major investment dispute with the city of Kyiv and its municipal authorities concerning compensation for the client’s losses sustained as a result of the cancellation by the Kyiv city authorities of an investment project.
  • Representing DSM Nutritional Products in litigation initiated by the Ukrainian subsidiary of the company against a client in view of the failure by the latter to pay the full purchase price for supplied products.

Ante Law Firm

Practice head(s):

Andriy Guck


‘Ante legal team delivers outstanding results representing our airline in numerous court cases including bet-the-company ones. ’

‘Andriy Guck is dedicated to deliver best possible result, he possesses an academic level of industry knowledge and is one of the greatest litigators. He left no stone unturned, and his hard work and expertise ultimately secured a victory in bet-the-company case.

‘Ante delivers results beyond our wildest expectations. Their legal team’s deep knowledge of the law and industry, strategic thinking, and courtroom power were evident throughout each court case.’

Key clients

Sanofi-Aventis LLC

Harwind LLC

Lufthansa AG

Lufthansa Cargo

Columbus Handling LLC

Austrian Airlines

Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C.

British Airways PLC


Dan-Farm LLC

Air France – KLM

Bees Airline

Arttrading LLC

RDS Cargo


Innovative Insurance Capital PJSC

Ekta Insurance Company

Work highlights

  • Representing DFU Agro/Dan Farm LLC in a group of complicated litigations regarding the land lease rights and specific financial instrument – agro obligation.
  • Representing Columbus Handling LLC in the bet-the-company litigation worth USD 790 000 against State Tax Service of Ukraine.
  • Represented Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine LLC in a litigation with local distributor on vaccines distribution agreement violations and penalties up to 100000 USD.



Practice head(s):

Ernest Gramatskiy; Andriy Trembich; Oleksandr Koval


‘The law firm Gramatskiy and Partners has a large team of trial lawyers, headed by Andrii Trembich, head of the research and development (R&D) department.’

‘Gramatskiy and Partners has a team of experienced lawyers with a proven track record of success in resolving disputes. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in all types of disputes, including commercial, corporate, and construction disputes. They also have won cases before the Ukrainian courts, including the Supreme Court.’

‘Mr. Gramatskiy is a specialist in corporate law, M&A, dispute resolution, and tax law. He has represented clients in a wide range of cases, including commercial, corporate, and construction disputes. He has also represented clients in international arbitrations and has won cases before the Ukrainian courts, including the Supreme Court.

‘Gramatskiy and Partners has a team of experienced and highly-qualified lawyers with a proven track record of success in a variety of disputes. Their lawyers have extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, and mediation, and they have represented us in a wide range of cases. The firm is committed to providing its clients with the best possible service. The lawyers are responsive to our needs and they work hard to achieve the best possible outcome while handling our legal issues.’

‘Ernest Gramatskiy is a true authority in the legal profession and is also a law professor. He has handled all our legal issues for over 10 years. Mr. Gramatskiy is a very professional and seasoned lawyer. He and his team always deliver the best outcomes for us in any legal issue or dispute. We highly recommend him and his team.’

‘Unique collaboration of experience and involvement in client’s requests, always up to date practical implementation, full scope of expertize, add value to client request.’

Key clients





KM Partners

Practice head(s):

Alexander Minin; Maxim Oleksiyuk; Alexander Shemiatkin; Ivan Shynkarenko

Selepey, Volkovetsky & Partners

Practice head(s):

Andriy Selepey; Nazar Bilotserkovets


‘I collaborate closely with partners Nazar Bilotserkovets and Bogdan Savchenko, who collectively form a highly proficient legal team. Their work is characterized by a meticulous approach, exemplified by their comprehensive theoretical and legal research. They delve deeply into the intricacies of the case, giving due consideration to the principles of good faith and reasonableness, while also conducting extensive investigations into the objectives of the opposing party.

‘SVP partners Bogdan Savchenko and Nazar Bilotserkovets have been actively engaged in my case, and I must say their work has been characterized by thoroughness, responsibility, and a remarkable level of professionalism.

‘Selepey, Volkovetsky & Partners really know their stuff when it comes to international law. In a context of our LCIA dispute these lawyers dug deep into both national and international laws and came up with some really useful ideas for how to put the international court’s decision into action back in Ukraine. Even though the Supreme Court of Ukraine doesn’t always play nice, they managed to figure out ways to protect the case that’s under review in the LCIA here in Ukraine.’

Key clients

Majority shareholders of a shopping mall in Kharkiv


Private investor

Liquidator of Olga LLC

Pool of creditors of Tamira LLC

Oleksandr Solovey

The “Poliekspo” group of companies

Sergii Koziakov & Partners

Practice head(s):

Sergii Koziakov; Andriy Karnaukhov; Andrii Pylypenko


‘They always provide the best and most effective advice possible. Academic expertise of the oldest part of the firm is complemented with sharp young minds of new generation.’

‘Andriy Karnaukhov is reliable partner both for the Client and within the firm. Andrii Pylypenko is a young bright mind.’

‘Our long-lasting partnership with Sergii Koziakov & Partners, stretching over 10 years, allows us to recommend this law firm as highly reliable and professional partner. The firm is able to handle complex disputes, engage prominent experts and manage multijurisdictional litigations.’

Key clients

The State of Ukraine

The State Road Agency of Ukraine

SC “Lactalis Ukraine”

LLC DTEC Energo holding company

Karol Consulting D.o.o

Nibulon LLC

Interpipe Ukraine LLC

Hyundai Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acting for Ukrainian state road agency in disputes and arbitrations under FIDIC contracts.
  • Acting for the EU-Australia joint venture in amicable settlement of the dispute with Ukrainian state authority
  • Advising major agriculture company on issues of damages resulting from the russian aggression against Ukraine.

Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners

Practice head(s):

Oleksandr Skliarenko; Andriy Sydorenko; Andriy Trigub


‘They are timely, efficient and very strategic when it comes to deciding on the next steps on the case. The team continued working on the case after the imposition of the martial law. Their devotion to their work and clients exceeds reasonable expectations.’

‘My company – an oil & gas business – is currently using Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners law firm to represent us in a court case relating to the enforcement of pledge. The team is very strong and a good choice for local litigation. ’

‘The firm’s Managing Partner Olexandr Skliarenko is managing our case and acts as our key contact. Skliarenko has an excellent reputation as a litigator and a strategist. It is also important to have a lawyer and law firm that physically work from Kyiv. Skliarenko walks us through the litigation process every step of the way and provides confident, practical solutions. ’

Key clients



The First Deputy Chief of the State Enterprise “Information Court Systems”

KREISEL, Familial German company of design and maintenance of compressor equipment (Ukrainian representative office)

Work highlights

  • Advising a fuel trading company on multiple in-court dispute resolution proceedings for the total amount of circa USD 0,5 million, involving government authorities as respondents.
  • Advising an international Austria-based insurance company on a complex in-court dispute in Ukraine.
  • Advising a Ukrainian asset of a Swiss manufacturer of paper and carton products, on in-court tax disputes in Ukraine.