Next Generation Partners

International trade in Ukraine

Aequo

Aequo

Practice head(s):

Mariya Nizhnik


Other key lawyers:

Oleksandr Tereshchenko; Anna Babych


Testimonials

‘I like the quality of Aequo’s analysis and its hands-on expertise. They can complete work at a quick rate, and they can even work overtime towards tight deadlines. The work is excellent – there is nothing to improve.’

‘Aequo’s team works in tandem with each other. We have been working with Aequo for several years and I could state that they are developing and working really well to satisfy the needs of their clients.’

‘Our main contact is Oleksandr Tereshchenko. I am grateful to him for his personal involvement in our project. Indeed, he is knowledgeable in his field and has all the necessary communication skills. The latter played a critical role in our project, as it brought together several stakeholders and Oleksandr successfully dealt with many sensitive issues.’

‘I would like to emphasise the role of Mariya Nizhnik – she really understands how the competition authority works and provide sound advice to clients.’

Key clients

IBM


Sandoz


Novo Nordisk


Petronas Lubricants


BSN medical GmbH


ArcelorMittal


Smart Maritime Group


LTG Cargo Ukraine


Saint-Gobain Group


Soldi & Co


European Business Association (EBA)


Hochland


OLX UA


VELUX


Work highlights


  • Advising EBA on launching a Ukrainian voluntary initiative for collecting and disposing of empty pesticide containers.
  • Assisting Smart Investments with elaborating a package of measures for the development of shipbuilding in Ukraine.
  • Successfully represented ArcelorMittal in a dispute over the anti-dumping duty applied to its competitor, a Moldova-based producer, before the Supreme Court.

AGA Partners

AGA Partners

Practice head(s):

Aminat Suleymanova; Iryna Moroz; Ivan Kasynyuk


Other key lawyers:

Yurii Bedenko; Pavlo Lebediev


Testimonials

‘AGA Law Firm is an international law firm, well known for it best quality expertise and experience. They are a key player in their area of expertise.’

‘AGA practitioners have a deep knowledge in international trade, I can confirm their valuable experience in the grain and oil trading sphere. AGA practitioners are aware of all peculiarities of this business therefore provide services in pre-arbitration settlements very effectively.’

‘Ivan Kasynyuk, Aminat Suleymanova and Iryna Moroz are three partners that perform their role perfectly, they dig deep into the case and are supporting the case from the beginning to the successful completion. They are able to analyse tricky cases and to propose the best settlement for the client.’

‘AGA Partners is one of the leaders among law firms. Despite the ongoing conflict, their team is always kind and available over the phone, email, etc. We think that it shows their professionalism and high skills.’

‘We closely work with Irina Moroz and Yurii Bedenko. They are highly qualified lawyers, always stand by and control every case that they deal with. We had a specific case concerning the non-fulfilment of contractual obligations by buyers, and with the help of AGA Partners we finalised this case in a positive way.’

‘In my opinion, the uniqueness of the team lies in the professionalism, quality and efficiency of the partners. In short – always in touch and ready to solve problems professionally.’

‘Ivan Kasynyuk – leading partner, highly competent with hands-on approach to dispute resolution. We also worked with Pavlo Lebediev who has a good understanding of international commercial arbitration.’

Key clients

AK NISASTA SAN. VE TIC. A.S.


Alliance Grain Trade


ARIA Commodities (Cayman) Limited


Arnika Organic Europe AG


AST


Bek Tarim/Hitit AG


BSS Group LTD


China National Building Materials and Equipment Import & Export Corporation


Dzvin


ECONOVA


ERGOLENS ENTERPRISES LIMITED


Grow The World


Georgian Business and Development Company LLC


GST Farming


INFAVOR Sp. z. o. o


Burundis Ltd


Logan Edzell Crerar


MAX KRÓLIKOWSKA DANUTA SPÓŁKA KOMANDYTOWA


MEKE Commodities


Miltrade LTD


PAMYAĞ GIDA VE KİMYA SAN. TİC. LTD. ŞTİ


Ofis Yem Gida Sanayi Ve Ticaret AS


Oliyatorh


“Delta Wilmar Ukraine” LLC


Buchachahrokhlibprom


L&A Trade LLP


Reed Smith LLP


GrainCorp Operations Limited


Alpha-Capital PE


Viking Trading OU


LLC “KUKHAR RISHELIE”


Royal Garden LLP


Poseidon Tradewaves Limited


Gals Agro LLP


KTL Ukraine LLP


JR-Coal s.r.o


Ukroliya LLP


MMT Commodities GmbH


Risoil Overseas Ltd


TRADEX GIDA DIS TIC LTD STI


Mova Trade Gida San. Tic. A.S.


Millcorp Geneve SA


ADAMA UKRAINE LLC


Agro Metal FZCO


Miloubar Agriculture Cooperative LTD


Agrotrade AG


UkrLandfarming PLC


NCH Capital Inc. (UK)


Syngenta Seeds


Harvest Group S.A.


State Food Grain Corporation of Ukraine, PJSC


ADM Company GmbH


POSCO Daewoo Corporation


COFCO Agri Resourses LLC


Astarta Holding LLC


Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP)


Ferrit Ltd


KERNEL


Olam International Limited


Marcopolo Commodities SA


GAFTA Kyiv Office


EFKO Group


Bizon Import


Oleos Trading Limited (UK)


Ronly Holdings Ltd (UK)


Smart Trade Overseas SA


Tornton Partners


Fergus Kazakhstan LLP


Mimier Trade SA


Ferrit s.r.o.


Work highlights


  • Advised Agroprosperis on negotiations with counterparties from six jurisdictions concerning the delivery of cargo worth $53m by vessels which have been blocked in Ukrainian ports.
  • Advising a major UK trading company on various matters related to performance of sale contracts governed by English law, including application and interrelation of force majeure clauses and war risk clauses, for a total of $10 million.
  • Advised a major Swiss agritrader on the preparation of sample draft sale contracts concerning the delivery of agricultural commodities governed by English law.

Asters

Asters

Practice head(s):

Alexey Pustovit; Gleb Bialyi


Other key lawyers:

Olesia Kryvetska; Anton Sintsov


Testimonials

‘They have used all necessary legal means to protect our clients’ interests and went to great lengths to put forward legal and economic arguments.’

‘Asters international trade practice has a strong track record in the field. The lawyers have cross-departmental specialisation covering competition law, customs law and FDI, along with trade law. This helps the team to come up with certainly valuable solutions throughout the case. They are also are successful in integrating marketing research and GR-related initiatives into the project’s strategy.’

The team works extremely well under time pressure and in stressful situations, which was particularly important for our project during the invasion of Ukraine.’

‘Alexey Pustovit has also has a strong expertise in competition and antitrust, knows the market, takes a very open and client-oriented approach which determines the way the team handles the projects. He skillfully manages multiple-party cases and has a good understanding of clients’ business priorities.’

Counsel Olesia Kryvetska is definitely a rising star, she is very competent in both Ukrainian and WTO law, her academic background is what makes Asters’ team profile distinctive from other law firms’ trade practices.’

‘Asters is regarded as one of the top international trade practices in Ukraine, which is well deserved.’

‘Alexey Pustovit is a skillful manager, he definitely knows how to build bridges with clients, stakeholders, and colleagues.’

‘Asters is one of the leading law firms in Ukraine, with excellent contacts and offices internationally. I have found it a reliable and innovative partner, with excellent substantive and language capabilities. I have recommended it to several clients.’

Key clients

ADOÇİM ÇİMENTO BETON SANAYİ ve TİCARET A.Ş.


Ardis Group


Akçansa Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


AŞKALE ÇİMENTO PAZARLAMA SAN. VE TİC. A.Ş.


Auchan Ukraine


Bartın Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (SANKO Holding)


Çimko Çimento ve Beton Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş.|(SANKO Holding)


Çimsa Çimento Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş.


DEPS Telecom LLC


DINCER CIMENTO BETON MADENCILIK SANAYI VE TICARET A.Ş.


EIS LLC


Eurasia Telecom Sp. z.o.o.


European Invest LLC


Gurmandiz LLC


IBG LLC


KAVÇİM ÇİMENTO SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş


Qingdao Honesteel Metal Co., Ltd.


REHAU


Rybnitsa Cement Plant CJSC


SANKO Dış Ticaret A.Ş. (SANKO Holding)


Shandong Hwafone New Materials Co., Ltd.


Shandong Iron&Steel Group Jiangsu Trading Co., Ltd.


Shandong Boxing Huaye Industry and Trade Co., Ltd.


Trans Lok SPE LLC


WENDAR ENTERPRISE CO., LTD


ZHEJIANG CHENGMING INDUSTRY & TRADE CO., LTD.


Avellum

Avellum

Practice head(s):

Vadim Medvedev


Key clients

Medi GmbH & Co. KG


Miniso Hong Kong Limited


Jacobs Ukraine


Ferrit s.r.o.


LLC Urozhaina Kraina


MB Group


Inditex


Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Practice head(s):

Hanna Shtepa


Other key lawyers:

Nadiya Filozop


Fortior Law

Fortior Law

Practice head(s):

Danil Hristich


Other key lawyers:

Sergey Platonov


Testimonials

‘Unique combination of knowledge of both English law and local legal practice gives a great advantage in building cases and multi-level strategy of protection of clients’ interests.’

‘Danil Hristich provides encyclopaedic knowledge and exceptional readiness to participate in emergency cases. Highly competitive professional level.’

‘The team consists of highly professional lawyers with strong litigation and arbitration experience. We highly appreciate that they always try to understand the commercial rationale behind the dispute.’

Key clients

Integral Petroleum S.A.


Petrochemical Logistics Ltd


Blockchain Optimization S.A.


Work highlights


  • Acted for a Ukrainian sunflower oil trader in a cross-border dispute for $1.4m, which included an arrest of a vessel in Malta, arrest of cargo in the Netherlands, arbitration in London and enforcement in Cyprus and Switzerland.
  • Represented Integral Petroleum before the High Court of Justice in relation to the non-payment of shipping cargo, obtaining default judgments in the amount of nearly £8m.
  • Representing Petrochemical Logistics and Blockchain Optimization before the High Court in relation to recouping clients’ £2.3m investment in a fraudulent scheme.

Ilyashev & Partners

Ilyashev & Partners

Practice head(s):

Olena Omelchenko


Other key lawyers:

Oleksiy Gorbatyuk


Key clients

The Association of Cement Producers Ukrcement


Dyckerhoff Ukraine


CRH Ukraine


Ivano-Frankivsk Cement Plant


Kryvyi Rih Cement


Myronivsky Hliboproduct


Karpatneftekhim


Druzhkovka Hardware Plant


Centravis


Stalkanat-Silur


Aeroc


Orientir-Budelement


COFCO Agri Ukraine


Zaporozhye Ferroalloy Plant


Nikopol Ferroalloys Plant


UkrRosKhim (Ukrainian Plant Chemistry)


Odessa Cable Plant “ODESKABEL”


YUZHKABEL (Yuzhcable works)


Yuria-Pharm


Ukrainian Match Factory


Ukrainian Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Producers Association


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


Ukrainian Centre for European Policy


Heavy Metal


Virastar


Plank Electronic


Polypipe


Interstarch Ukraine


Miroplast


Eurovent


Uterm


Module-Ukraine


Instech


Concern “Vodpolymer”


Oliyatorg OU


KOZ Organik


Moldova Steel Works


Seedco


Eurotrubplast Trading House


Work highlights


  • Representing Ukrainian cement producers 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.

Integrites

Integrites

Practice head(s):

Sergii Lakhno


Key clients

EMERGY AS group of companies (Ukraine/Norway)


PA Energocomplekt LLC


PJSC Centravis Production Ukraine


Epiroc


Work highlights


  • Represented PJSC Centravis Production Ukraine in a sunset review of anti-dumping measures against imports of seamless corrosion-resistant pipes.
  • Represented EMERGY in a safeguard investigation against imports of cables to Ukraine initiated by Odeskabel and Yuzhkabel.
  • Representing Epiroc Mining India and Epiroc Ukraine in a safeguard investigation against imports of three-cone drill bits into Ukraine, initiated by UBT.

NOBLES

NOBLES

Practice head(s):

Alexander Weigelt; Volodymyr Yakubovskyy; Oleksandr Aleksyeyenko


Key clients

BergaderPrivatkäserei GmbH


Work highlights


  • Representing Bergader Privatkäserei, as an interested party, in a safeguard investigation concerning imports of certain types of cheese.

PwC Legal

PwC Legal

Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Katasonov; Vita Miroshnychenko


Testimonials

‘The team is full of great people who are proactive, constantly follow updates in local legislation and look for opportunities to apply them in reality, deliver training materials and support with difficulties.’

‘Under the current project I closely collaborate with Vita Miroshnychenko, who is an excellent expert in customs and trade activity and proactively delivers great knowledge and expertise in a fast-paced environment, considering specifics of UA integration into EU and all related topics.’

‘PwC team has open mind and they take initiative in resolving the client’s inquiries.’

Key clients

Polpharma UA LLC


LTG CARGO UKRAINE, LLC


FLEXTRONICS TOV PLANT, LLC


Winner Imports Ukraine LTD, LLC


Swiss Krono, LLC


Aptiv Global Operations Limited


Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co. KG


Apple Ukraine LLC


Hankook Tire Ukraine LLC


LEONI Bordnetz-Systeme GmbH


Ignitis UAB


Exelixis Inc.


A/T B.A.T. – PRILUCKY TOBACCO COMPANY PJSC


JT INTERNATIONAL UKRAINE CJSC


PepsiCo Inc.


Yazaki-Ukraine LLC


BSH Pobutova Technika TOV


Goodyear Ukraine LLC


PSP Pharma Ltd


Swiss Krono LLC


Work highlights


  • Advised Ignitis UAB on entering the Ukrainian gas and oil market.
  • Assisted Winner, Flextronics, Swiss Krono, Goodyear, BAT and BSH with a fit and gap analysis concerning compliance with AEO criteria.
  • Advised Aptiv Global Operations on obtaining inward processing authorisation in Ukraine.

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko

Practice head(s):

Anzhela Makhinova


Testimonials

‘The most professional team for international trade practice in Ukraine.’

‘Anzhela Makhinova leads with exceptional knowledge of the topic and practice.’

‘The unique practices of this company are an individual approach to the needs of the client and the selection of the necessary specialists, which are necessary to achieve the desired goal.’

‘Anzhela Makhinova devotes enough time for communications, assistance with resolving issues related to international trade, and, if necessary, involves other specialists in resolving issues in other areas.’

‘We have been working with Sayenko Kharenko’s international trade practice for about 5 years on different projects. The team always delivers top quality and acts quickly and in a very solution-oriented manner, even in difficult situations. The team definitely stands out because they always go the extra mile and come up with creative ideas.’

‘The team has vast experience and top-notch knowledge. They are quick, reliable, focused on the client’s interests and very hands-on. Sayenko Kharenko’s lawyers are very resourceful, with a deep understanding of legal and factual matters, and they work very efficiently and flexibly as a team. The lawyers are very accomplished.’

‘I highly appreciate our cooperation with Anzhela Makhinova. Her strengths lie in technical competence, client-oriented commercial understanding and strategic negotiation and professionalism. Anzhela is also extremely efficient and a consultant in the truest sense of the word. She is a commercially-thinking strategist who not only determines the legal tactics but always sees the whole picture, and thus achieves the goal desired by the client.’

Anzhela Makhinova is a very intelligent person, with excellent communication and drive towards her team and clients. She’s very strong in breaking down complex problems into understandable, more digestible solutions. She has sensitive negotiation skills and a strong economic focus, and is a comprehensive adviser.’

Key clients

AB metal Group


AKSER GROUP LLC


Ascania-Flora


Association “Greenhouses of Ukraine”


Aluplast Sp. Z.o.o.


Aluplast Ukraine LLC


DF Group


Gomelstroymaterialy


International Trade Facilitation Centre


JSC “Tele-Fonica Kable”


Kronospan UA LLC


PJSC “Central Mining and Processing Plant” (Metinvest)


PJSC “Northern Mining and Processing Plant” (Metinvest)


Profine Ukraine LLC


SIP Ukraine LLC


Slavyanska Sol LLC


Stalkanat


Sweetondale Plant LLC


TF-K LLC


Ukrainian Association of Furniture Manufacturers


Ultra Play LLC


Wellful Group


Zhejiang Longda Stainless Steel Co., Ltd


Work highlights


  • Representing AKSER GROUP and Association Greenhouses of Ukraine in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports into Ukraine of heat insulation materials originating in Belarus and Russia.
  • Representing Tele-Fonica Kable and TF-K in a safeguard investigation related to imports of wires.
  • Representing Ultra Play and Kronospan UA in an anti-dumping investigation related to imports into Ukraine of plywood originating in Belarus.

SDM Partners LLC

SDM Partners LLC

Practice head(s):

Dmytro Syrota; Serhiy Dzis


Sergii Koziakov & Partners

Sergii Koziakov & Partners

Practice head(s):

Nataliia Isakhanova


Other key lawyers:

Sergii Koziakov; Yuri Prokopenko


Testimonials

‘Nataliia Isakhanova and Sergii Koziakov and Yuri Prokopenko are the best in trade!’

‘Very professional firm. They have a broad knowledge of international trade and use it extremely well.’

‘We had the pleasure to work with Nataliia Isakhanova and Yuri Prokopenko – both are great.’

Key clients

VIKNAEUROBUD


Lactalis Ukraine


Lactalis Sumy


The Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters Association (IKMIB)


HUIDA SANITARY WARE CO., LTD


Zhongan Huali Construction Group Co., Ltd.


“Klinkier Przysucha” S.A.


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.


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Work highlights


  • Advising, as deputy chair of the Committee on Export-Import Activities of the Chinese Commerce Association, on a range of trade-related issues.
  • Defended Belarusian manufacturer and exporter SOYUZ-KABEL in a safeguard investigation on imports of wires to Ukraine, regardless of the country of origin and export.
  • Successfully defended Zhejiang Aopeng Industry and Trading in an anti-dumping investigation concerning the import to Ukraine of aluminum ladders originating in the People’s Republic of China, the Slovak Republic, the Republic of Poland and the Republic of Belarus.