International trade in Ukraine

Aequo

Aequo has 'a very strong international outlook and the ability to give clear and operational advice without too many caveats'. The firm has an excellent reputation for trade remedies, customs and tax matters, export control, sanctions and cross-border distribution agreements. A significant amount of its recent work has focused on anti-dumping and safeguard investigations, as part of its prominent presence in trade defence matters. Managing partner Denis Lysenko, commercial law specialist Anna Babych and senior associate Oleksandr Tereshchenko are praised for their 'high standards of decision-making and impeccable professional ethics'.

Practice head(s):

Denis Lysenko; Anna Babych; Oleksandr Tereshchenko

Testimonials

‘The team has a very strong international outlook and a modern communication style. Their key strength is the ability to give clear and operational advice without too many caveats.’

‘Denis Lysenko has an exceptionally broad experience and understanding of the Ukrainian system. He knows what can and what cannot be done.’

‘The firm shows high standards of decision-making and impeccable professional ethics.’

Key clients

Adama

Alvogen Pharma Trading Europe

Applied Molecular Transport Inc.

China Chamber of International Commerce

ChinaCouncil for the Promotion of International Trade

Darnitsa, JSC

Elm-Plastic GMbH

HUBEI XINYEGANG SPECIAL STEEL CO., LTD

HUBEI XINYEGANG SPECIAL TUBE CO., LTD

HUBEI XINYEGANG STEEL CO., LTD

Inditex/Zara Group (Spain, Netherlands, Ukraine), which includes Zara Ukraine, Zara Home, Pull&Bear Ukraine, Bershka Ukraine, Uterqüe Ukraine, Stradivarius Ukraine

JINGJIANG SPECIAL STEEL CO., LTD

Komatsu Europe International NV (the Netherlands)

Work highlights

  • Represented the interests of Chinese association China Chamber of International Commerce (which unites 6 biggest Chinese producers of pipes) in an anti-dumping investigation against imports of pipes and tubes originating from China.
  • Representing the interests of Joint Stock Company Soldi & CO, the biggest importer and seller of fasteners in Ukraine, in an anti-dumping investigation against imports of fasteners.
  • Representing the interests of ELM-PLASTIC GMbH, a leading German producer and exporter of medical devices, in a safeguard investigation against imports of syringes regardless of the country of origin or exportation.

Asters

Asters has a nine-lawyer practice, and fields experts in anti-dumping matters, trade investigations, sunset reviews, WTO and  EU law, customs regulations, export control and sanctions. It focuses mainly on undertaking defence-side work in trade investigations. Practice head Alexey Pustovit frequently acts for clients in the metallurgical, energy, chemicals, retail and pharmaceutical sectors. Gleb Bialyi acts for clients in commercial, civil and administrative proceedings, and he has 15 years of experience in anti-dumping and special trade investigations.

Practice head(s):

Alexey Pustovit

Other key lawyers:

Gleb Bialyi

Key clients

Alexpharm LLC

Association of Market Operators of Medical Devices (AMOMD)

Azov-Tech LLC

Becton Dickinson International

Belarusian Cement Plant JSC

Belarusian Cement Company

Belarusian Forest Company JSC

Bellesbumprom

BNH Ukraine, foreign-owned, LLC

Borisovdrev JSC

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products

DIK-EAST LLC

Fastimpex LLC

Gomel Chemical Plant JSC

Grodno Azot JSC

HAIYAN FUXIN HIGH STRENGHT FASTENER CO. LTD

Haining Hisener Trade Co. Ltd

HaloPolymer Trading House LLC

Hisener Industrial Co., Ltd.

IGAR LLC

Ileri Pencere Kapi Sistemleri Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

International Association of Manufacturers, Exporters and Importers of Fasteners

Istanbul Minerals and Metal Exporters’ Association

Krasnoselskstroymaterialy JSC

Liaocheng Huazheng Steel Pipe Co. Ltd.

Liaocheng Tongyun Pipe Industry Co. Ltd.

Moldova Steel Works JSC

Tetapharm LLC

Terviknoplast LLC

Tricon Dry Chemicals LLC

Vigrand LLC

Vorne Pencere Kapi Sistemleri Pazarlama Dis Ticaret Anonim Sirketi

Vorne Window and Door Systems LLC

Yara Suomi Oy

Yara International ASA

Work highlights

  • Successfully defended leading foreign chemical producers and Ukrainian importers in a safeguard investigation concerning imports into Ukraine of mineral fertilisers with nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, regardless of the country of origin and export.
  • Successfully defended leading foreign chemical producers and Ukrainian importers in a safeguard investigation concerning imports into Ukraine of nitrogen fertilisers (in particular: ammonium nitrate, urea and the mixtures of urea and ammonium), regardless of the country of origin and export.
  • Representing Ukrainian Association of Market Operators of Medical Devices (AMOMD) in the court dispute regarding the decision of Interdepartmental commission on international trade to terminate an 18-months investigation without imposing any anti-dumping duties in the anti-dumping investigation against imports into Ukraine of syringes from India, Turkey and the PRC.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office advises large domestic and foreign businesses on compliance with US, EU and Ukrainian law issues associated with sanctions, trade restrictions and many other regulations affecting the cross-border movement of goods, technology, services and investment. Counsel Hanna Shtepa leads the practice, which calls upon the firm's strong litigation group to handle trade disputes. The firm is also adept in matters involving export controls, embargoes, free trade agreements, trade barriers, trade remedies, WTO rules and customs issues. Associate Nadiya Filozop is recommended for her work in anti-dumping investigations.

Practice head(s):

Hanna Shtepa

Other key lawyers:

Nadiya Filozop

Key clients

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih

EPK Stepnogorsk

B.A.T.- Pryluky Tobacco Private Joint Stock Company

Work highlights

  • Representing ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in the course of an anti-dumping investigation into imports of carbon and other alloy steel rods from Belarus and Moldova.

Ilyashev & Partners

Ilyashev & Partners is 'the leading firm in trade remedy proceedings, and it has won the most complex and significant anti-dumping cases in Ukraine', observes one client. Seen as the most successful firm in anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations, it is also adept in matters involving customs regulations, export controls, sanctions, free trade agreements, WTO law and trade disputes. The 'innovative and decisiveOlena Omelchenko is head of international trade and is considered one of Ukraine's leading advisers on trade remedies and WTO law. 'Very hardworking and responsible' associate Oleksiy Gorbatyuk is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Olena Omelchenko

Other key lawyers:

Oleksiy Gorbatyuk

Testimonials

‘The team has much experience in anti-dumping and antitrust law. They have former state officials in the team which brings significant advantages when applying to state authorities because these specialists, besides the legal requirements, are also aware of all necessary practical formalities which could significantly facilitate the application procedure.’

‘The lawyers are very experienced, diligent and professional.’

‘This practice is the leading firm in trade remedy proceedings, and it is among a limited number of practices that regularly serve as principal counsel for major trade investigations. They have won the most complex and significant antidumping duty cases in Ukraine, and they are the only one who never lost a case for a client.’

‘Companies literally compete for the opportunity to work with Olena Omelchenko. I’m not kidding. Her results are beyond praise. Nobody has made as much progress. In Ukraine, there is no other lawyer who would have such deep knowledge, know all the processes, and be so innovative and decisive. Another important member of the team, Oleksiy Gorbatyuk, is a very hardworking and responsible lawyer, and we are in constant contact with him and are very satisfied with his work. ’

‘The experience of working with the company is the best in the history of our association. The quality of services and the effectiveness of this practice are beyond praise. The team has everything you need to successfully conduct a case: deep legal and academic knowledge, experience in legal practice in the government and the private sector, industrial expertise. Obviously, because of this, they conduct and win most of the anti-dumping investigations in recent years.’

‘Frontliner Olena Omelchenko developed a new area of expertise within the firm. She has an unprecedented knowledge in conducting analysis of complex financial and business records, which helps her to summarise industry data into a finished professional product. Olena Omelchenko has strong influencing and communication skills, she is able to work cross-functionally and cross-business, ensuring the best anti-dumping investigation management. Another strong team player Oleksiy Gorbatyuk is a self-driven professional with a demonstrated ability to multi-task with minimal supervision. Oleksiy has great organisational, time management and priority setting skills to meet tight deadlines. He is able to effectively assign tasks to achieve objectives.’

‘The remarkable dynamic team headed by Olena Omelchenko is famous for handling a lot of very high-profile cases. The team never gets down to business for the sake of participation – they are always interested only in the best result, only in victory. Thanks to their work, many companies have finally got a real chance to protect their interests, preserve their production and jobs. And our company is one of them.’

‘ There is no comparable team with such experience and knowledge on the market, and this is its feature and the reason for its success. Practice leader Olena Omelchenko has an encyclopaedic knowledge of international trade law and Ukrainian trade regulations. Olena has excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, and an ability to analyse information that is often highly complex or of a technical and economic nature. Effective team player Oleksiy Gorbatyuk takes a lead role in implementing strategies. Oleksiy appropriately handles a range of highly complex issues and completes process deliverables.’

Key clients

BNK-UKRAINE

CRH Ukraine

Dyckerhoff Ukraine

HeidelbergCement Ukraine

Ivano-Frankivsk Cement Plant

Kryvyi Rih Cement

Myronivsky Hliboproduct

Karpatneftekhim

PJSC Druzhkovsky Hardware Plant

Aeroc

Orientir-Budelement

COFCO Agri Ukraine

Zaporozhye Ferroalloy Plant

Nikopol Ferroalloys Plant

Privat Intertrading

HEMOPLAST

Yuria-Pharm

Swisspan

Odessa Cable Plant “ODESKABEL”

YUZHKABEL (Yuzhcable works)

The Ukrainian association of producers of ferro-alloys and other electrometallurgy products (UkrFa)

The Association of Cement Producers Ukrcement

Ukrainian Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Producers Association

Ukrainian Match Factory

UkrRosKhim (Ukrainian Plant Chemistry)

Work highlights

  • Acted for Dyckergoff Cement Ukraine, HeidelbergCement Ukraine, Podilskyi Cement (CRH Ukraine) and Ivano-Frankivsk Cement Plant in an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports to Ukraine of cement originating in the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Moldova.
  • Acted for Druzhkovka Hardware Plant in an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports to Ukraine of hardware originating in the People’s Republic of China.
  • Acted for Ukrainian Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Producers Association, Aeroc and Orientir-Budelement in an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports to Ukraine of gas-concrete blocks originating in the Republic of Belarus.

Integrites

Integrites has grown its presence in high-value cross-border trade matters, both regulatory and contentious. It recently acted for a group of Ukrainian dairy producers in a $240m safeguard investigation, proving that state aid enables the European exporters to subsidise lower prices on the Ukrainian market. Counsel and international trade practice head Sergey Lakhno has 20 years of experience in WTO law, preferential trade agreements, trade remedy measures and the harmonisation of local regulations with TWO and EU law. Counsel Yevgen Ivanets focuses on economic investigations and trade defence.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Lakhno

Other key lawyers:

Yevgen Ivanets

Testimonials

‘It is quite challenging to find a law firm with a strong focus on international trade law issues here in Ukraine. We were lucky to start working with Integrites, which impressed us with its track record and deep knowledge in this field. I am very positive about our cooperation since they deliver not only legal consultations but business-oriented advice. They also understand our industry and challenges we face as if they were working in it. ’

‘My main contacts for this project were Sergey Lakhno and Yevgen Ivanets. They both are good experts in international trade, probably the best in Ukraine. I was impressed by their legal knowledge, industry background and problem-solving approach. I would definitely recommend them to people I know from other industries going through the anti-dumping investigations.’

Key clients

Group of 12 Ukrainian dairy products producers (the biggest enterprises operating in the industry TerraFood Ukraine, KOMO Ukraine, JSC Milk Alliance, Lustdorf Ltd., Galichyna Milk Plant, Lubensky Milk Plant, Starokonstantinovsky Milk Plant)

Nikolaev Alumina Plant

Foshan Vinmay Stainless Steel Co. (China)

LifeLong Meditech Private Ltd. (India)

RusVinyl LLC

Work highlights

  • Representing LLC Nikolaev Alumina Plant, part of RUSAL Group (and one of the biggest non-ferrous metallurgical plants in Europe) in a $90m safeguard investigation against caustic soda imports in Ukraine, initiated by KARPATNAFTOCHIM LTD, the only Ukrainian producer of caustic soda.
  • Representing Foshan Vinmay Stainless Steel Co., one of the leading Chinese producers and exporters of welded stainless pipes, in a $48m anti-dumping investigation against imports of welded stainless pipes from China into the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (the EAEU), initiated by the group of the leading Russian stainless pipes producers, such as TMK-INOX, Marcegaglia and others.
  • Representing Lifelong Meditech Private Limited, leading Indian producer of syringes, in a $10m safeguard investigation against the import of syringes in Ukraine, initiated by the Hemoplast, the biggest national producer of syringes.

PwC Legal

PwC Legal is among the leading firms for advice on tax and customs matters, combining the expertise of tax, legal and financial experts from its global network of offices. It is recognised for its experience advising domestic and international companies on customs compliance. Prominent tax partner Slava Vlasov and head of customs regulation and international trade Vita Miroshnychenko are the names to note. Miroshnychenko is a co-chair of the Customs Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. Associate and head of the VAT group Inna Andrushchenko also plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Slava Vlasov; Vita Miroshnychenko

Other key lawyers:

Inna Andrushchenko

Key clients

Chemonics

Department for International Development

Aptiv

Jabil

Akuo Enery Group

Borela

Work highlights

  • Advice to Chemonics on structural reform of the State Customs Service of Ukraine.
  • Advised Department for International Development (UK Government project) on development of Authorized Economic Operator assessment methodology.
  • Advised Aptiv on the protection of foreign investment in Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko demonstrates expertise in international trade law, including WTO rules, anti-dumping, safeguard and anti-subsidy proceedings. It frequently acts for local and international companies in the mining and metals, chemicals, machinery, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors. Practice head Anzhela Makhinova provides 'high-quality legal advice and finds pragmatic solutions'. Senior associate Victoria Mykuliak and associate Ivan Baranenko are also specialists in trade remedies, regulatory compliance and trade defence.

Practice head(s):

Anzhela Makhinova

Other key lawyers:

Victoria Mykuliak; Ivan Baranenko

Testimonials

The firm’s international trade practice is a really unique team with deep knowledge of the chemical industry, not only domestically but also globally. ’

‘Anzhela Makhinova is a leading international trade lawyer. She is a leader with best knowledge and practice of trade Law.’

‘We highly appreciate our long-standing cooperation with Sayenko Kharenko as they do excellent work for us. The team has already successfully represented us in two projects regarding an anti-dumping investigation and the sunset review of anti-dumping measures and it is working on the other project right now. The team displays considerable motivation and is committed to the client’

‘Sayenko Kharenko is a distinguished expert in international trade in Ukraine, led by Anzhela Makhinova, an excellent lawyer, who always keeps an eye on the overall perspective of the business, provides high-quality legal advice and at the same time finds pragmatic solutions. She exhibits extraordinary experience, unprecedented commitment and unique client understanding. The team possesses technical know-how of the highest level in combination with the ability to implement it in a profitable manner. We highly value their ability to keep an eye on the overall perspective of the business, provide high quality legal advice and at the same time find pragmatic solutions.’

‘Anzhela Makhinova is very practical, knowledgeable and business-oriented. She is the #1 choice in Ukraine.’

Key clients

AV metal Group LLC

DF Group

JSC “Azot”

JSC “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol”

JSC “Rovnoazot”

JSC “Severodonetske Obyednannya Azot”

JSC “Sumychimprom”

KHARKOV BEARING PLANT

Kievguma LLC

Novokramatorsky Mashynostroitelny Zavod

PrJSC “Dniprovskiy Plant of Chemical Fertilizers”

Stalkanat-Silur

Vita Polymers Poland

Zhejiang Longda Stainless Steel Co., Ltd

Work highlights

  • Acting on behalf of the DF Group companies in WTO arbitration proceedings to identify the reasonable implementation period in DS493 and in a sunset review and an interim review of anti-dumping measures applied to imports into Ukraine.
  • Representing Stalkanat-Silur in sunset review of anti-dumping measures applied to imports into Ukraine of ropes originating in China and in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports into Ukraine of ropes originating in Russia.
  • Representing AV metal Group in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports into Ukraine of rebars originating in Moldova and Belarus.

AGA Partners

AGA Partners, which reformed after merging with Avellum in 2018, acts for some of the largest Ukrainian companies involved in cross-border trade (among them Fatexpro LLC and Agro Metal FZCO). It is particularly strong in the agricultural sector, where it handles international commodities arbitration. Litigation partners Iryna Moroz and Aminat Suleymanova co-head the practice with Ivan Kasynyuk.

Practice head(s):

Iryna Moroz; Aminat Suleymanova; Ivan Kasynyuk

Key clients

GST Central Farming Limited

Grain Service LLC

Fatexpro LLC

King & Spalding LLC

AGS Trading GMBH

Millcorp Geneve SA

Grainprom LLC

Oliyatorg OU

Agrodar LLC

JSC “Novosibirskkhleboprodukt”

ADAMA UKRAINE LLC

Agro Metal FZCO

Alvari Rus LLC

Miloubar Agriculture Cooperative LTD

Agrotrade AG

Zerno-Torg LLC

UkrLandfarming PLC

NCH Capital Inc. (UK)

Syngenta Seeds

Harvest Group S.A.

State Food Grain Corporation of Ukraine, PJSC

ADM Company GmbH

Epicentr K

Posco Daewoo Corporation

COFCO Agri Resourses LLC

Astarta Holding LLC

Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP)

Ferrit Ltd

KERNEL

Olam International Limited

Shyntomer Speciality Addictives

Marcopolo Commodities SA

GAFTA Kyiv Office

EFKO Group

Bizon Import

Granum, part of Globex Inernational

Ukrprominvest Agro

Ronly Holdings Ltd (UK)

Smart Trade Overseas SA

APPLECOM OU

Tornton Partners

Fergus Kazakhstan LLP

Iliotropion Trade & Services LTD

Primus LP

Kolo Agrarhandel GmbH

Mimier Trade SA

Kazansky Oil Extraction Plant (Russia)

G.A.Trading LTD

Ligo General Trading FZE

Ambar Export/Bizon Tech

Top Grain LTD

AK Commodities S.A

Work highlights

  • Advised Astarta Holding LLC on its trading model and developed sale contract template governed by English law for the sale of agricultural commodities to be used worldwide.
  • Advised EFKO Group on the trade contracts with Egyptian buyers and prepared complex trade advice, that involved 3 jurisdictions: Russian Federation, Egypt and England.
  • Advised Mimier Trade SA on applicability of force majeure due to Covid-19 and drafted force majeure clauses for future contracts, expressly covering cases of pandemic.

Avellum

Avellum saw key partners leave to form AGA Partners, but it retains significant capability in cross-border tax and customs matters relating to the international transportation of goods, as well as advising on trade contracts, competition law, trade finance and arbitration. Vadim Medvedev , who leads the international trade practice, assists businesses and high-net-worth individuals with transactional matters, transfer pricing and tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Vadim Medvedev

Key clients

Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraine

Noteholders’ Committee of Mriya Agro Holding Plc

CHS Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Representing the world’s leading investment funds as owners of the majority of notes issued by Mriya Agro Holding Plc in the insolvency proceedings of Mriya group companies.
  • Representing LLC Urozhaina Kraina before the Supreme Court in a tax dispute concerning cancellation of tax assessment notices.
  • Advised Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraine on the broad range of tax and customs matters related to their Ukrainian operations.

Eterna Law

Eterna Law advises corporates and their investors on international trade and WTO law. Corporate partner Oleh Malskyy, who leads the practice, frequently acts for domestic and international companies in sectors as diverse as natural resources, energy, telecommunications, media, pharmaceutical and insurance. He regularly appears in trade remedy and anti-dumping investigations and WTO disputes. Newly promoted partner Artem Kuzmenko also plays a key role in corporate and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Oleh Malskyy

Other key lawyers:

Artem Kuzmenko

Key clients

EMSS (Ukrainian steel products producer)

Association of Ukrainian steel producers

Ukrainian Association of Steel Producers

Detskiy Mir

Attorneys’ Association Gestors

Attorneys’ Association Gestors is involved in negotiations over Ukraine's accession to the WTO, and it is also noted for its expertise in anti-dumping legislation in the EU and the US. Other strengths of the practice include the settlement of trade disputes with China, Russia, the EU and other countries. Trade law and anti-dumping protection specialist Yaroslav Snigur in Kiev works closely with Anna Zvolikevych, who is the firm's official representative in Brussels.

Practice head(s):

Yaroslav Snigur

Other key lawyers:

Anna Zvolikevych

Key clients

PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih

Small Enterprise “FIRMA PKT”, LLC

“MEBLIDEREVPROM” Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Ukraine

Product Association “OSCAR” (Ukraine)

Work highlights

  • Provided consulting services to PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih regarding its participation in an anti-dumping investigation.
  • Preparation of an anti-dumping complaint and support of Small Enterprise “FIRMA PKT”, LLC in an anti-dumping investigation.
  • Preparation of an anti-dumping complaint and support of “MEBLIDEREVPROM” Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Ukraine in an anti-dumping investigation.

NOBLES

NOBLES' team assists with cross-border corporate transactions, which frequently sees the firm involved in complex trade regulation issues. It advises international clients on matters of inbound trade and also acts for Ukrainian companies on outbound transactions. Alexander Weigelt, who is qualified in German law, advises companies in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals and aviation. Corporate and M&A specialist Volodymyr Yakubovskyy is also a key figure.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Weigelt; Volodymyr Yakubovskyy

Key clients

Gap Inc.

KIA Motors

EternaShirts

ZooplusAG

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

XantisPharma

Auto1 Group GmbH

Work highlights

  • Provided legal advice to Kia Motors Corporation on antitrust, commercial and regulatory issues of distributorship agreements.

SDM Partners LLC

SDM Partners LLC's team is experienced in structuring international trade transactions, advising on sales contracts for imports into Ukraine, and handling tax, customs and contentious trade matters. Corporate and competition law partners Dmytro Syrota and Serhiy Dzis are the main contacts at the firm. Their recent work included advising large multinational companies on multimillion-dollar purchase agreements and export operations insurance.

Practice head(s):

Dmytro Syrota; Serhiy Dzis

Sergii Koziakov & Partners

Sergii Koziakov & Partners is praised for its 'prompt, thoughtful and useful advice'. In 2004, the firm was the first to launch a dedicated international trade practice prior to Ukraine’s accession to the WTO. Practice head Nataliia Isakhanova (who is deputy head of the Chinese Commercial Association Export-Import Committee) and associate Andrii Pylypenko are 'really dedicated to their cases and do their best efforts to resolve them in their clients' favour'.

Practice head(s):

Nataliia Isakhanova

Other key lawyers:

Andrii Pylypenko

Testimonials

‘The oldest firm with practice of international trade, actually the first one to consult on international trade issues in Ukraine in 1994.’

‘Nataliia Isakhanova and Andrii Pylypenko are really dedicated to their cases and do their best efforts to resolve them in their clients’ favour.’

‘It is one of the top trade practices in Ukraine. They are always helpful and often provide useful information.’

‘I can recommend Nataliia Isakhanova. She is always responsive and to the point. I rely on her advice.’

‘Nataliia Isakhanova combines a knowledge of competition law and international trade that makes her much more valuable than a lawyer.’

‘Nataliia Isakhanova is the go-to lawyer in Ukraine for international trade and competition law and her combination of skills and knowledge of the law and people make her practice the only place to turn for help in these areas.’

‘Nataliia Isakhanova and the team are highly qualified trade lawyers who answer any question in this sphere. Nataliia has substantial experience as a trade lawyer and a deep understanding of all aspects of International Trade.’

‘The team has extremely high-quality lawyers. It is very respected in Ukraine, as shown by the important roles it has played in public functions over the years. It has recruited very smart competent and responsible lawyers. I have been dealing with the firm for 12 years and always gotten prompt, thoughtful and useful advice.’

Key clients

Shanghai Prime Machinery Co., Ltd.

Neochim PLC

Agropolychim AD,

Grupa Azoty S.A.

Chinese Commercial Association

Compo Expert GmbH

Gdanskie Zaklady Nawozow Fosforowych “Fosfory” sp. z o. o.

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne “Police” S.A.,

Honghua International Ukraine Co., Ltd.

TradePacts

Work highlights

  • Successful defence of Agropolychim AD, Grupa Azoty S.A. and its subsidiaries Compo Expert GmbH, Gdanskie Zaklady Nawozow Fosforowych “Fosfory” sp. z o. o. та Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne “Police” S.A., in safeguard investigation regarding the import into Ukraine of mineral fertilizers containing nitrogen and phosphorus and mineral fertilizers containing nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, regardless of the country of origin and export.
  • Successful defence of Neochim PLC, Agropolychim AD, Grupa Azoty S.A. and its subsidiaries in safeguard investigation on import into Ukraine of some nitrogen fertilizers (in particular: ammonium nitrate and calcium-ammonium nitrate, urea and urea-ammonia mixture) regardless of the country of origin and export.

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners has a strong corporate practice, which sees it handle international trade defence matters and investigations. Practice head Anna Sisetska recently represented Dorogobuzh PJSC, a subsidiary of Acron PJSC, before the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and the Intergovernmental Commission on International Trade in a special safeguard investigation concerning the import of nitrogen fertilisers to Ukraine.

Practice head(s):

Anna Sisetska

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Dorogobuzh PJSC, a subsidiary of Acron PJSC and a major Russian manufacturer of fertilisers, before the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and the Intergovernmental Commission on International Trade in the course of a special safeguard investigation on import of certain nitrogen fertilisers to Ukraine.
  • Represented Dorogobuzh PJSC, a subsidiary of Acron PJSC and a major Russian manufacturer of fertilisers, before the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and the Intergovernmental Commission on International Trade in the course of the expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applied in relation to import of ammonium nitrate originating from Russian Federation to Ukraine.
  • Represented Dorogobuzh PJSC, a subsidiary of Acron PJSC and a major Russian manufacturer of fertilisers, before the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture of Ukraine and the Intergovernmental Commission on International Trade in the course of the interim review of the anti-dumping measures applied in relation to import of ammonium nitrate originating from Russian Federation to Ukraine.