Employment in Ukraine
At Asters, 'the team is coherent and the outcome is accurate and precise'. Armen Khachaturyan and Svitlana Chepurna are the key partners, while clients also recommend senior associates Oleh Furmanchuk (who is 'professional and punctual') and Inesa Letych. Molson Cours and Wizz Air are among the firm's clients.
Avellum is 'very professional, diligent and capable of adapting to clients' needs'. Mykola Stetsenko leads the practice, which handles cross-border corporate transactions and litigation. Among his clients is US machinery manufacturer Deere & Company. The 'approachable and responsive' Yuriy Nechayev is also noted.
'One of the top firms in the market', Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office has leading practitioners in Lina Nemchenko and Mariana Marchuk, who head the firm's employment and migration practice. Associate Anna Stepanowa is a rising star. Among the firm's clients are ArcelorMittal, the British Embassy and the US Embassy.
CMS handles advisory work, redundancies, internal policies, outsourcing, restructuring, labour disputes and immigration matters. Olga Belyakova and practice head Maria Orlyk are the main contacts. Senior associate Nataliya Nakonechna is also noted. The team advised Scatec Solar on the employment aspects of a corporate acquisition.
Dentons stands out for its 'great responsiveness, excellent knowledge of the law, and outstanding analytical and strategic skills'. Volodymyr Monastyrskyy's group handles litigation, investigations, executive compensation, cross-border acquisitions and complex HR projects. He assisted JoinUP! with its corporate restructuring.
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC assists international clients with recruitment, employment terminations, internal policies, employee transfers and localisation projects. Margarita Karpenko, who acted for Pfizer on numerous matters, and corporate partner Galyna Zagorodniuk are the main contacts. Adobe and Inchcape Shipping Services are among the team's clients.
Sayenko Kharenko is 'utterly professional, competent and fast - nothing is impossible and client service is exceptional'. Svitlana Kheda and associates Kuzma Pozychaniuk and Olga Kyriusha operate 'well beyond any high expectations'. Reckitt Benckiser, Engelhart and Greif are among the firm's high-profile clients.
Practice head Oksana Voynarovska and counsel Valeriya Savchuk at Vasil Kisil & Partners have 'profound knowledge and extensive experience, and approach every task with dedication and great skill'. They assisted British American Tobacco with immigration and contract matters, as well as labour disputes.
Attorneys’ Association Gestors
PwC Legal assists multinational and Ukrainian companies with employment and immigration matters, including labour disputes. Practice head Olga Melnychenko, who is co-chair of the HR Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce, and litigator Andrey Pronchenko are recommended. Toshiba is a key client.
Ante Law Firm
Deloitte (PJSC Deloitte & Touche USC)
KPD Consulting Law Firm
Legal Alliance Company
PETERKA & PARTNERS LLC
Wolf Theiss joins the table this year having advised Ukrainian companies and Ukrainian subsidiaries of multinational businesses on critical employment matters. Associates Olga Ivlyeva and Olena Kravtsova are the key names. Ivlyeva advised Bain Capital on matters arising from a corporate acquisition.