Private client in Ukraine

Aequo

At Aequo, 'the lawyers are very creative and always able to find a solution to the most complex problems'. Anna Babych and Denis Lysenko lead a practice that handles wealth structuring, business structuring for families, disputes, philanthropy, art, family law, estate planning, immigration, tax planning and much more for domestic and international high-net-worth individuals. Senior associate Vasyl Mishchenko and counsel Oksana Krasnokutskaya are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Anna Babych; Denis Lysenko

Testimonials

‘Aequo is great at co-ordinating the foreign advisers we engage to deal with private matters. Anna Babych is the key contact. She is very clear, helpful and easy-going. She can really understand what we need and deliver outstanding results.’

‘Oksana Krasnokutskaya is an excellent lawyer with a great attitude and deep expertise.’

‘AEQUO has an upscale team advising private clients on wide range of legal issues. We feel comfortable entrusting them even with the most sensitive matters. They have distinctive expertise in cross-border private assets structuring.’

‘Denis Lysenko is an outstanding professional. He understands our needs very well and can always suggest practical solutions.’

‘Vasyl Mishchenko is our day-to-day contact. We can rely on him wherever we need legal advice. He is very diligent, attentive to detail and responsive.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for an individual in a case regarding the protection of honour, dignity and business reputation, and declaring information defamatory.
  • Represented a former member of parliament in a case regarding protection of honour, dignity and business reputation and declaring information defamatory.

Arzinger

Managing associate Denys Siiushov leads the practice at Arzinger, which handles personal tax, anti-money laundering compliance, sanctions issues, family and inheritance law. Siiushov acts as the central contact point for private client matters, drawing on expertise from tax specialist Pavlo Khodakovsky and corporate and real estate  partner Timur Bondaryev.

Practice head(s):

Denys Siiushov

Work highlights

  • Assisted three clients with obtaining the citizenship and tax residency of Cyprus along with the purchase of real estate.
  • Assisted with the structuring of ab inbound investment of €20m into Ukraine for an Austrian client.
  • Assisted two clients with creating and further maintaining trusts structures.

Asters

Private capital structuring specialist Oleksandr Onufrienko and Constantin Solyar, who assists high-net-worth individuals with inbound and outbound investments, lead the practice at Asters. The firm advises wealthy individuals, successful entrepreneurs and their family members on structuring, investing, accumulating, transferring and protecting their wealth and business assets. It draws on the firm's expertise in international tax, real estate, banking and finance, dispute resolution and family law.

Practice head(s):

Oleksandr Onufrienko; Constantin Solyar

Avellum

Avellum provides 'top legal and tax consulting services in Ukraine when it comes to private client-related matters'. Co-heads of family law Aminat Suleymanova and Iryna Moroz, and co-heads of wealth management Mykola Stetsenko and Vadim Medvedev lead the practice. Senior associate Oleksandr Gubin is recommended for  international family law. The firm excels in tax, trusts, immigration and family law.

Practice head(s):

Aminat Suleymanova; Iryna Moroz; Mykola Stetsenko; Vadim Medvedev

Testimonials

There are experienced partners and young associates which brings a good combination of expertise and innovation. The key strength of the team is its knowledge and experience in very specific and complex legal areas.

We worked closely with new partner Vadim Medvedev. We were very satisfied with his level of expertise, client-oriented approach and fast question-answer delivery.

I would describe Avellum’s private client practice as strong legal professionals. I would like to highlight their dedication to cases. They were very helpful and continued to be throughout our case.

Aminat Suleymanova has exceptional and unparalleled experience. She provides solid, sensible advice and is a true leader.

Iryna Moroz is a real expert in international abduction cases. She can be characterised as a professional rendering outstanding analysis and dedicated reasoning.

Oleksandr Gubin has deep knowledge of the matters. He is competent, prompt and always available when needed. He is focused and flexible to the needs of the client.

Vadim Medvedev is a top lawyer with a good vision, technical knowledge and expertise.

The firm is professional, accurate and efficient.

Key clients

Mr. Petro Poroshenko

Work highlights

  • Advised former president Mr. Petro Poroshenko on the transfer of Roshen Group into a blind trust.
  • Advised the wife of a wealthy Ukrainian businessman and politician on divorce proceedings, division of high-net-worth individuals’ joint common property (both in the UK and Ukraine), and on the place of residence of the child.
  • Successfully represented a UK citizen in the Supreme Court in a dispute regarding the return of a wrongfully retained child to England.

Sayenko Kharenko

Sayenko Kharenko has a busy private wealth management practice that, according to one client, is 'the oldest, most experienced and most skilful in the market'. Practice heads Alina Plyushch and Nazar Chernyavsky, along with 'very friendly and professional' senior associate Dmitriy Riabikin, 'combine knowledge of international best practice in private wealth management with understanding of the requirements of the Ukrainian market'.

Practice head(s):

Alina Plyushch

Testimonials

‘I have been working with the private client practice of Sayenko Kharenko for many years. They always understand what the client needs and how to deliver the best results. They know the international rules and requirements and local specifics. I will refer clients for private client matters only to Sayenko Kharenko.

I am working with senior associate Dmitriy Riabikin and partner Alina Plyushch, who know about all recent developments and always keep their finger on the pulse. Dmitriy always knows how to find a solution for my most sophisticated requests while structuring personal assets. They also have a very wide network of contacts with private wealth professionals from all over the world and this synergy provides for the best results.

Sayenko Kharenko is the first team on the market with the best expertise and professional knowledge. The guys are just the best in their sphere.

We have worked with Alina Plyushch and senior associate Dmitriy Riabikin for several years and they demonstrate a high level of service and always know what the client needs.

This practice has a unique perspective. They helped me find fast and effective solutions for every legal issue my business encountered, and their advice has always been solid and timely. I can trust them with the most complicated and delicate matters.’

They put their clients’ interests first, and they are quick to react to any new challenges. The practice also has great international connections, which is very convenient for those whose business or personal issues concern multiple countries.

I admire Alina Plyushch and Dmitriy Riabikin for their excellent assistance. Their experience of dealing with both international matters and domestic legal issues is substantial, which is why I have been working with them for many years.

Key clients

Maksym Bondarenko

Work highlights

  • Advising Mr Maksym Bondarenko, owner of the group of companies under the Whirl brand, on the process of international business structuring and fundraising.

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners excels in contentious family matters and inheritance disputes, as well as handling domestic and international tax planning. Family, inheritance law and wealth management specialist Oksana Voynarovska 'has a real international reach and understands complex issues related to family law matters'. Fellow practice heads Alexander Borodkin and Oleg Makarov are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Oksana Voynarovska; Alexander Borodkin; Oleg Makarov

Testimonials

Oksana Voynarovska is excellent. She is involved in some of the biggest family cases and also lectures internationally. She is a good ambassador for her country and her firm.

It is very important for family offices to co-operate with dedicated law firms such as Vasil Kisil and Partners. This firm has the best practice in private law in Ukraine. We trust them.

It is a great pleasure to work with Oksana Voynarovska. She is definitely a top professional in private law in Ukraine.

Vasil Kisil and Partners is our key partner law firm in Ukraine. It is full-service and very reliable. The lawyers are known for their creative, business-savvy counselling skills.’

The team provides an excellent level of service at fair and reasonable fees. While being engaged in multi-jurisdictional projects, they are very flexible and always respect deadlines.

Oksana Voynarovska is a very good, reputable family lawyer dealing with various issues including complicated matters of surrogacy, incapacity and child guardianship. Her clients are always very positive about her and value her approach, knowledge and service a lot.’

Key clients

ROMAD Holding (Cyprus)

Work highlights

  • Advising a group of Ukrainian entrepreneurs on the corporate, tax and IP structuring of their holdings.

ADER HABER

ADER HABER has been highly active advising high-net-worth individuals on wealth management, tax and matrimonial matters. The practice is 'the best choice if you want to deal with all your problems right away in one place'. Practice head Tetyana Ivanovych is praised for 'exploring each case very thoroughly and paying attention to the details'.

Practice head(s):

Tetyana Ivanovych

Testimonials

There is a very distinctive feature of the private client practice of ADER HABER that makes it unique: its expertise encompasses three key competencies – private structuring issues, matrimonial issues, and succession issues. Moreover, the lawyers have litigation experience, which enables them to consider and evaluate potential and actual litigation risks.

In one team, they can provide more qualified advice, explore clients’ issues profoundly and build a complex strategy fit to satisfy the particular needs of the client.

The distinction of ADER HABER from other firms on the Ukrainian legal market is that others do not possess all the necessary competencies at once, instead having only some of them. In contrast, ADER HABER presents a complete system of legal services.

I would name Tetyana Ivanovych as a trustworthy counsel in private matters, because she is totally on the same page with me on all issues addressed, which is a paramount quality, in my mind, for private counsel.

Tetyana Ivanovych understands the nature of the client’s request, indicates weak spots, and defines specific methods of risk mitigation connected with such weaknesses.

Tetyana Ivanovych can clearly see the targets, manages matters in a timely manner and always delivers the expected results, sharing responsibility for her work.

Tetyana Ivanovych is a great expert in her field, both in international and national legislation, which follows many years of practice in court cases and pre-trial mediation. Her hardworking attitude to every aspect of the case confirms her top position as a private client counsel.

ADER HABER has been supporting me in private equity issues, banking and finance issues, tax planning and cross-border structuring for more than 12 years. Since the beginning of our partnership, I have been very satisfied with the quality of their services.

I admire the ability of ADER HABER to work with confidential, sensitive issues and support high moral and ethical standards.

Every person I communicated with treated me with great professionalism and provided all-round support.

I valued the resourcefulness, ethics and humane qualities of the staff I dealt with. Their knowledge of the law and level of intelligence, including emotional intelligence, is simply amazing.

They are professional, respect their clients and, most importantly, they deliver.

The team consists of very high-level professionals. Everyone I had contact with was very attentive and considerate, with knowledge of all the legal nuances and procedures. All services were performed on a turnkey basis with maximum efficiency, as well as complete confidentiality, privacy and in accordance with business ethics.

The team members informed me in full about all the points and made the most of the opportunities provided by the current legislation for my protection. They provided full assistance and protection within my wishes. I am very pleased with the co-operation with the company. ‘

This is a team with human values, an individual approach, customer care and incredible legal qualifications.

Tatyana Ivanovich and litigator Dmitry Shahirmanov’s integrated approach, high level of qualification and full legal support meant we won all the disputes that I had.

I trust them because of their moral qualities, values, mission and reputation. I was very pleased and will continue to work with them in the future.

Work highlights

  • Represented the interests of members of the Parliament of Ukraine in a legal dispute with the chairman of Parliament over the recognition of unlawful actions and inactivity during the consideration and voting for the draft law on religion.

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office's wealth management practice advises clients on issues related to personal tax residence, the structuring of personal wealth, and managing and transferring wealth in core investment centres and new wealth management jurisdictions around the world. Hennadiy Voytsitskyi's team also handles estates and trusts structuring, business succession, litigation and reporting obligations in high-value, cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Hennadiy Voytsitskyi

LLC “Deloitte & Touche Ukrainian Services Company”

LLC “Deloitte & Touche Ukrainian Services Company” handles many aspects of wealth planning for private company owners and their families. Its work encompasses family mobility, wealth planning and preservation, cross-border investments and tax matters. Andriy Servetnyk leads a practice that is 'confident in its legal and financial opinions and works in a very professional manner'.

Practice head(s):

Andriy Servetnyk; Natalia Rudenko; Mariia Sybyriakova; Svitlana Tutovska

Testimonials

They are professional, know the workings of complex international issues and take responsibility for matters, including by seeking replies and input from Deloitte partners in other countries.

Andriy Servetnyk stands out for his proactive approach and his excellent team management skills.

Key clients

Agrarian Systems Technologies (AST)

Nova Poshta Group

3 Bears

OREXIM Group

BKW Group

Cacique Limited

Valartin Pharma LLC

Roshen Confectionery Corporation

Enhanced Resource Company (ERC)

Svarog West Group

EY Law

EY Law's people advisory services and global mobility practice acts for business owners, families, family enterprises, private equity and asset management stakeholders, and high-net-worth individuals in matters of asset protection, business structuring, estate and succession planning, personal tax, immigration and pension planning. Olga Gorbanovskaya and Halyna Khomenko are the lead partners.

Practice head(s):

Olga Gorbanovskaya; Halyna Khomenko

Ilyashev & Partners

Ilyashev & Partners focuses predominantly on complex domestic and international litigation for high-net-worth individuals, including disputes relating to assets, inheritance matters, tax and sanctions. It also advises on international divorce and child custody matters, unmarried couples' rights and financial settlements. Practice head Roman Marchenko and acclaimed litigator Mikhail Ilyashev 'can be trusted with any personal question - their help is priceless'. Associate Nina Bets is recommended for tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Roman Marchenko

Testimonials

A reliable team that respects confidentiality and works at its best for your comfort.

I find the firm to be extremely dynamic and professional. It provides reliability, prompt attention, preciseness and highly professional lawyers. They use diverse approaches and provide full legal analysis.

Mikhail Ilyashev is a creative and business-minded leader when engineering complex schemes. When you work with Mikhail, you trust him immensely. If I have a difficult problem requiring thoughtful analysis and judgement, he is my first and only call. He really focuses on the interests of his client.

The firm has excellent specialists for solving family and personal financial issues.

I addressed various issues to Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko. I am very pleased with the services provided.

Ilyashev & Partners is the best law firm I’ve worked with in terms of value for money. Honesty and decency in pricing are the key indicators for me. The firm’s bills do not have a single extra minute. Moreover, the firm does not take on impracticable tasks to earn an extra dollar at the client’s expense. This is a very valuable trait.

Their team has strong knowledge of law and practice, provable experience and an international reputation. They listen to the client and get things done.

I recommend Mikhail Ilyashev as a results-oriented and competent expert with broad transactional experience. Mikhail’s approach instills confidence. With him everything is under control. I can write a lot about his individual strengths as a professional, but among the qualities I treasure most in him is his personal approach – he really cares about the client’s needs!

I find the firm to be extremely professional. They are very responsive and try to return calls very quickly; in terms of the substance of the service, I have nothing but high praise for them. The lawyers did an excellent job; they were proactive, and did everything I expected of them.’

The team, in my opinion, has three key strengths: it has experts in almost every single field; it has strong technical skills in Ukrainian and international taxation; and it has complete control over the details.

Mikhail Ilyashev is a man with complete honesty and integrity. His service is exemplary.

Nina Bets is a very effective, time-sensitive tax lawyer. She’s a newcomer, but we feel that she is really committed.

Key clients

Kenes Rakishev

Tetiana Yeremeyeva

Dmitriy Kiva

Andrey Onistrat

Maksym Konobas

Work highlights

  • Representing Tetiana Yeremeyeva, the widow of Igor Yeremeyev, a member of the Ukrainian Parliament and co-owner of the Continuum Group, and the children of Igor Yeremeyev in the process of registration of corporate rights to the spouse’s assets.
  • Represented prominent Kazakh entrepreneur, investor and billionaire Mr Kenes Rakishev in several court cases of personal and business defamation and declaring the activities of internet sources illegal.
  • Acted in a defamation case concerning several negative mentions of a Russian entrepreneur’s personal data on the internet.

Integrites

Integrites' recently formed private client team is led by Viktoriia Fomenko and Dmytro Marchukov, who are specialists in tax and litigation respectively. The group handles domestic and cross-border litigation, asset tracing and recovery, estate planning, personal tax and investment structuring for high-net-worth individuals.

Practice head(s):

Viktoriia Fomenko; Dmytro Marchukov

KPMG Law in Ukraine

KPMG Ukraine has a rapidly growing roster of private client work. Head of tax and legal Sergey Popov, head of tax advisory Oksana Olekhova and head of international tax Oleksandr Boboshko advise high-net-worth individuals on the structuring of private investments in numerous jurisdictions. Among the team's clients are individuals seeking assistance with personal tax residence and wealth management issues.

Practice head(s):

Sergey Popov; Oksana Olekhoval; Oleksandr Boboshko

PwC Legal

'The team is knowledgeable across a variety of skill sets and is professional and detailed in its approach', remarks a client of PwC Legal. The firm, which now has offices in both Kiev and Lviv, handles tax filings for high-net-worth individuals, tax planning, wealth management and immigration. A key strand of work for the practice led by Slava Vlasov is the filing of special declarations on property, income, expenses and financial liabilities for civil servants and other public figures.

Practice head(s):

Slava Vlasov; Yury Zakharchenko; Kristina Kochetkova; Olga Melnychenko

Key clients

Hopewell Residential

TeeJet Technologies

Farmers Edge

Work highlights

  • Advised Canadian residential developer Hopewell Residential on compliance with Ukrainian immigration, labour and personal taxation matters.
  • Advised TeeJet Technologies on employment matters.
  • Advised Farmers Edge on employment and immigration compliance matters.

Expatpro

Boutique firm Expatpro is known for its specialist expertise in immigration. Founded in 2016 by Liubomyr Kuziutkin and Vasyl Cherednichenko, the firm assists foreign workers relocating to Ukraine with corporate immigration law and investments. Cherednichenko, formerly of KM Partners, is an experienced tax specialist. The firm is 'the "go-to" legal practice for anything to do with work permits, visas and residency applications for foreigners,' remarks a client.

Practice head(s):

Liubomir Kuziutkin; Vasyl Cherednichenko; Platon Danylenko

Testimonials

‘The firm has a professional approach and competence in its field.’

Vasyk Cherednichenko has frequently been extremely helpful.

Vasyl Cherednichenko is a very honest, knowledgeable and helpful lawyer. Navigating Ukraine’s complex legal frameworks would be a nightmare without him. The support and expertise he lends to his clients is often the difference between happiness and misery, success and failure.

The firm is unique. All staff are friendly and professional and they provide top-level service and execution with a smile.

Vasyl was very responsive and responsible from day one in managing my file. The firm is very friendly and professional in all aspects.

To be honest, I wish all my business dealings, especially with so many working parts and schedules, could be as pleasurable as with ExpatPro.

The team works well together. It doesn’t matter who you are dealing with, he or she knows the situation and is ready to help with a smile. They have several specialists so each issue can be handled.

‘The first time I met Vasyl Cherednichenko he helped me with an urgent legal matter on a Sunday. He knows the law and can explain the exact steps to follow and the costs.

Platon Danylenko understood my situation very well and wrote custom notary agreements.

I give this firm a 10 out of 10 endorsement.

Vasyl Cherednichenko is knowledgeable, very accessible and responsive to ad hoc requests and delivers creative solutions at competitive prices. Also, he has excellent command of English and an ability to explain issues to foreign clients. He is very engaged and takes the initiative.

I am highly thankful to the ExpatPro team. I trust these guys like no one else.

Key clients

Deloitte Consulting

KyivPost

Delonghi Ukraine

DASM Europe & Partners

Accutor AG

Noble back

Inmate Tax service

ETEK

Work highlights

  • Advising USAID Health Reform Support on obtaining more than 20 Ukrainian visas, residence and work permissions for employees coming to Ukraine as part of its e-health project and providing legal advice on Ukrainian law for expats who are working in the territory of Ukraine.
  • Representing KyivPost’s interests in a dispute with the Ukrainian authorities over the nullification of a KyivPost journalist’s exclusion from citizenship of the UK in connection with a mistake made by Ukraine.
  • Advised on a number of real estate investment projects initiated by private investment company Noble Black, including providing guidelines on entering into the Ukrainian market and obtaining all necessary documents for business activities in the territory of Ukraine.

GOLAW

GOLAW advises on business structuring, tax, succession planning, trusts, funds and risk management, as well as handling residency matters for foreign and domestic clients. Corporate partner Max Lebedev leads the practice, in which senior partner and cross-border investment expert Sergiy Oberkovych also plays a key role.

Practice head(s):

Max Lebedev

Hillmont Partners LLC

Hillmont Partners LLC is handling a growing volume of work for ultra-high-net-worth individuals in relation to family law, international litigation, asset structuring and immigration. Practice head James Hart frequently advises on high-value and high-profile divorces and among his clients are the owners of large Ukrainian business conglomerates. His previous experience includes time as lead relationship manager for Russia/CIS in Standard Bank’s family team in London.

Practice head(s):

James Hart

Testimonials

‘The firm has a high level of competence and professionalism, profound knowledge and creative partners and associates who make this practice unique.

I would like to note the non-standard approach of Taras Tertychnyi to complex issues and his professionalism.

I was pleased with the team’s work – they were organised and very attentive to my needs.

‘The firm provides a good service.

‘The lawyers paid a lot of attention to my problems, helped me to stay calm during the legal proceedings and supported me. As a result, we were successful.

Key clients

Irina Vilinova

Work highlights

  • Represented Irina Vilinova, the ex-wife of a Russian millionaire, in a complex family law matter that involved fictitious commercial loans through offshore trust structures and resulted in a £5m award in the English High Court.

KPD Consulting Law Firm

At KPD Consulting Law Firm, family law partner Olena Domanchuk assists Ukrainian and foreign clients with civil, family, inheritance and property matters. Her work also includes contentious cases relating to family, property and financial arrangements. Clients note that she has 'a high level of professionalism and always has a positive attitude and a focus on results'.

Practice head(s):

Olena Domanchuk

Testimonials

I believe that the firm is has an approach that is very tailored to the client. The follow-up with authorities is systematic. It has a versatile team, with experts in both family law and criminal law, and access to experts abroad, which is a unique feature for Ukraine.

I worked with Olena Domanchuk and with Kiril Kazak, who are highly experienced. They provided unique advice that helped me a lot in my life. Ms. Domanchuk, more specifically, was on call even at the weekend and outside of working hours, and also supported me during visits to the authorities.

The KPD Consulting Law Firm team and, in particular, the private client practice is focused on achieving results.

In my opinion, clear and understandable interactions, a high level of responsibility, and the search for and development of all possible options to achieve the optimal result make the practice unique.

In addition to her professional qualities, I want to praise Olena Domanchuk’s human qualities – her openness, kindness and decency.

The main advantages of the practice are a deep and detailed study of the issue and a willingness to look for options in situations that are hopeless at first glance. As a result, they achieve a positive result.

I have known Olena Domanchuk for a very long time and I want to note her humane and at the same time professional approach to every issue. I can only give the most amazing reviews about the work of this lawyer.

Key clients

Vassili Motrouk

Mariia Matsepa

Svitlana Yanovska

Valery Kozhevnikov

Oksana Dobrostan

Dmytriy Kryschuk

Miroslava Vasylchenko

Oleksandr Plyska

Oleksiy Fedorenko

Zinaida Pozharko

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented a German citizen in the courts of Ukraine to achieve the recognition of property rights for a total value of €500,000.
  • Representing the interests of a client in the court of first instance to determine the place of residence of children with one of the parents.
  • Successfully represented a client’s interests in the courts in relation to the seizure of property from illegal possession.

Litigation Group

Founded in 2014, Litigation Group has built a track record of success in sensitive disputes for high-net-worth individuals and high-profile public figures. The key practitioners are Yuriy Demchenko, who is 'highly intelligent and works hard for his clients', and managing partner Denys Dyomin. According to clients, 'it is one of the most professional law firms in Ukraine and all work is always carried out quickly and efficiently'.

Practice head(s):

Yuriy Demchenko; Denys Dyomin

Testimonials

This law firm successfully represented our interests in court regarding the protection of honour, dignity and business reputation. The legal services provided by this law firm are always at a high professional level. It is also necessary to note the efficient solutions to our issues.

‘Yuriy Demchenko is an amazing litigator. We were very comfortable throughout our case and would retain his services in the future. We endorse him whole-heartedly. 

In general, I am is pleased with the work of the Litigation Group law firm and can confidently state that the services provided by this law firm are of a high quality.

Yuriy Demchenko is a highly qualified specialist in many areas of law.

Thanks to the competent tactical work of this law firm, all litigation was completed in my favour.

Denys Dyomin brilliantly represented my interests, demonstrating his excellent litigation skills, and worked successfully, quickly and effectively.

Yuriy Demchenko successfully represented my interests in the courts, and I would like to note his creative approach to each individual case, all of which turned out to be very effective.

The attorneys of Litigation Group showed brilliant creativity in developing a strategy for protecting our interests in a corporate dispute.

‘Denys Dyomin is the best attorney I have ever worked with. His knowledge of the law and how it can work for you is exceptional, and his ability to think outside the box and find creative ways to solve the problem is impeccable. He knows the goal and seems to always have several different ways to get there, so he always does.

I believe that Yuriy Demchenko, and his firm in general, are really strong professionals in their field who should be contacted with the aim of obtaining proper legal assistance in litigation.

Key clients

Chernovetskiy Leonid

Avakov Arsen

Shkiryak Zoryan

Pavlovskaya Kseniya

CF “Chernovetskiy FUND” (Ukraine)

CF “Chernovetskiy FUND” (Georgia)

Gurak Denys

Gariaga Oleg

Kucher Sergyi

BETTING SYSTEMS LLC

Gopko Hanna

Ptashnik Victorya

Work highlights

  • Advised the ex-mayor of the city of Kiev in all matters relating to the restructuring of assets for their protection, and the protection of personal non-property rights.
  • Represented the interests of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in matters relating to the protection of honour, dignity and business reputation.
  • Advised CF “Chernovetskiy FUND” (Georgia) on difficulties connected with conducting charity work in Georgia, and the development of a legal strategy for the collection of funds on the internet.

Quantum Attorneys

Quantum Attorneys assists individuals and their trustees with private wealth and estate management, which includes advice on changing tax and property regulations. Counsel Dmytro Sichkar leads the practice, which provides 'a client-centric and tailored approach to resolving legal issues'.

Practice head(s):

Dmytro Sichkar

Testimonials

‘Trust, trust and once more trust. The firm is very professional and knowledgeable.’

‘Dmytro Sichkar stands out from the pack due to his tailor-made approach to resolving legal issues, and he is highly recommended as an outstanding lawyer.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a shareholder of an IT company on regulatory compliance and preparing documents required by the bank’s compliance department for the execution of a transaction.
  • Advised an individual entrusted with public functions on the anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism requirements.

Selepey, Volkovetsky & Partners

Selepey, Volkovetsky & Partners has a specific focus on assisting clients with revitalising the value of their business assets. Yaroslav Volkovetsky leads the practice, in which newly promoted bankruptcy partner Bogdan Savchenko plays a key role. 'It is a bold law firm that takes on difficult and extraordinary projects, which demand that they think outside the box,' says one client.

Practice head(s):

Yaroslav Volkovetsky

Testimonials

I had a chance to work closely with senior associate Yuriy Selepey. He can be described as a professional and responsible lawyer with extensive corporate law knowledge. During our cooperation he demonstrated his skill in developing and putting into practice solutions that were new or non-standard for the Ukrainian legal environment, which influenced the successful implementation of the project directly.

Key clients

Majority shareholders of Idaliya LLC

Co-owner of Polis

Andriy Karunos

Owner of Kryvyi Rih Mining Machinery Plant

Co-owner of “Verholy Relax Park” resort

Work highlights

  • Developing and implementing a corporate management structure for a private investor and partner of development group UDP in relation to the creation of an innovation park in Lviv.
  • Advised on the return and further collection of assets for a Ukrainian private investor and legal successor of VTB Bank.
  • Represented the interests of a co-owner of Polis, a debt restructuring company, in the collection of a large debt portfolio with a face value of $71m.

Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners

Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners has been particularly active handling disputes, private wealth management and family law matters for high-net-worth individuals, business owners and politically exposed persons. Litigators Oleksandr Skliarenko and Andriy Trygub are the key partners and among their clients are former government ministers, members of parliament and beneficiaries of large estates.

Practice head(s):

Oleksandr Skliarenko; Andriy Trygub

SPENSERS

SPENSERS, formerly known as Spenser & Kauffman, assists clients with foreign bank accounts, wealth management, contested wills, Ukrainian legislation on politically exposed persons, and transactions involving valuable assets such as art, yachts and collectibles. The practice led by Valentyn Zagariya and Nickolas Likhachov also advises on the transfer and disposal of assets located in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Practice head(s):

Valentyn Zagariya; Nickolas Likhachov

Key clients

Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

Work highlights

  • Handling due diligence and compliance research on high-net-worth individuals (who are beneficiaries of international and domestic businesses originating in Ukraine) intending to open bank accounts for Banque Internationale à Luxembourg.