Private client in Ukraine
Aminat Suleymanova; Iryna Moroz
Other key lawyers:
‘I am a lawyer myself, therefore, I wanted to choose the most experienced and trustworthy colleagues to deal with my private issues. AGA Partners is one of the best family law firms in Ukraine and I am most satisfied with our cooperation. They are professional, sensitive, and highly expert.’
‘Aminat Suleymanova possesses a unique all-encompassing approach when dealing with the case. She always thinks more than a couple of steps ahead allowing the case to progress smoothly and successfully. She has a deep expertise in Ukrainian family law and the principles of international private law. Oleksandr Gubin is smart, responsible, and fast-reacting. His profound expertise is highly deserving and numerously proven.’
‘AGA Partners has an exceptional team of strong, intelligent and hard-working practitioners across all levels. They are experienced and renowned internationally and stand miles apart from other firms in Ukraine.’
‘Aminat Suleymanova is renowned internationally. Fantastic knowledge of family law and application of it, including 1980 Hague proceedings.
‘Oleksandr Gubin – a talented, knowledgeable individual. Eager to help and very capable.’
‘English language support; availability over time zones; experience and knowledge; capability.’
‘Highly diverse experiences in the team and close collaboration between them provides great results. Almost all of my requests are covered with outstanding communication and feedback.’
‘AGA Partners have impressed me by their teamwork and they helped me not only in the legal issues but also advice in other related areas.’
- Advising the former wife of a Ukrainian businessman and politician on negotiations between spouses in Ukraine concerned the division of joint common property in Ukraine, Cyprus, Belize and the British Virgin Islands, in the total amount $25m.
- Assisted a Kazakh businessman with the urgent registration of his marriage in Ukraine.
- Representing a private client in a longstanding dispute concerning the divorce and property division of HNWIs in the UK, in the total amount $10m.
Oleksandr Onufrienko; Constantin Solyar; Talina Kravtsova; Olga Lepikhina
‘They are professional lawyers. I like that they use the newest technologies to get any information very fast. Lawyers are always aware about any changes in my court process and they update me immediately with useful explanations about consequences of the relevant action.’
‘Talina Kravtsova is client-oriented and creative. She proposed a very interesting and unusual strategy to deal with my issue. My litigation was successful and fast-going thanks to her advice.’
‘I have a high level of trust in the Asters private client practice. They always keep your affairs under control and perform all tasks very carefully and responsibly. When I delegate my legal problems or questions to them, I’m sure that everything will be resolved. The team gives a sense of calmness, and it is one of the main advantages.’
‘Talina Kravtsova is a real professional. She knows how to build effective teamwork. What I appreciate is that Talina is always available for communication with me. I have a situation when I contacted her on the weekend several times and she always responded and gave me important advice.’
‘The team is well-organised. They use different platforms for communication with me. I also like how they make records in billing reports – carefully and in detail.’
‘I would like to highlight Talina Kravtsova. She acted professionally and wisely during mediation process with opponents. She is very charismatic and tactful at the same time. After negotiations with her involvement, I’ve got much better conditions than I initially expected. She has deep knowledge of legislation.’
‘I would like to mention the cohesion of the team and clear division of roles. ALL team members are well-organised.Clients can feel confident and secure while with Asters.’
‘Talina Kravtsova is a recognised specialist in family and inheritance law. Talina is excellent in a leadership role and is always available to solve clients’ most complex problems.’
Other key lawyers:
Kostantyn Likarchuk; Anton Zaderyholova; Mykola Stetsenko
‘I would definitely recommend Avellum. They have a really great team of bright and experienced lawyers, who are always ready to help.’
‘I know for sure when I come to Avellum, my problems will be solved in the fastest and best possible way.’
‘No doubt, Anton Zaderyholova is the best tax professional in Ukraine! His client-oriented and problem-solving approach and creative thinking helps to successfully implement any project of any level of complexity.’
‘Avellum are competent cross-border tax advisors. I like their ability to handle international work. It is unbelievable how they manage to maintain their practice under the current circumstances.’
‘Anton Zaderyholova is the tax partner I have worked with. He responsively handles sophisticated international tax issues. Anton communicates very well in English which is critical to my clients’ dealings in that region.’
‘The most valuable characteristic of every person on the team is their dedication to the task and willingness to do more and go further. And their outstanding communication practices. They are always available. Shout out to Kostantyn Likarchuk and Vadim Medvedev.’
Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office
Liubomyr Kuziutkin; Vasyl Cherednichenko; Tetiana Yashchenko
‘Expatpro is client-oriented, always available, they speak English and are able to give a clear picture of the legal questions involved. They assisted me in my business in a professional and efficient way.’
‘The practitioners are competent and also good people from a human point of view.’
‘All team members are high-quality specialists in the field who can provide support, updates, and information on procedures and documentation required. Even if the question is beyond their knowledge, still they can dig out and provide all needed and relevant information. Easy to cooperate with.’
USAID, US Agency for International Development technical assistance project (EnCompass)
INKUBIT Business Solutions GmbH
- Advising a citizen of the USA on $3m worth of real estate investment projects in the city of Kyiv.
- Advising a citizen of Israel on $2.5m worth of investment projects in Ukraine, including assisting with acquisition of a stake in a multimedia business and starting a company on the development of smart devices.
- Assisted Vizor Games, a Minsk-based mobile game developer, with the relocation of 89 IT specialists from Belarus to Ukraine.
‘Partner-led advice is what makes these guys stand out. We mostly deal with Sergiy Oberkovych on anything that we need and if it is something really small it will be done by one of the more junior partners but definitely at still high quality.’
Hillmont Partners LLC
Other key lawyers:
‘In my opinion, what makes Hillmont unique is the extraordinary ability to think outside of the box. In combination with their network and resources, this makes them special.’
‘I worked with James Hart and James is simply amazing. His integrity, commitment and availability is what strikes me the most. For him it is not about billing hours, it is all about the truth and justice.’
‘Hillmont is one of the best legal advisors for private clients in Ukraine. They are a real pleasure to work with. They are an open-minded team and results-driven firm. The team has great legal competence but their true strength is always anticipating the legal risks and needs of their clients at the earliest stage of private equity or private wealth projects, including asset acquisitions, sales and investments.’
‘I would recommend James Hart as an extremely knowledgeable advisor on investment transactions with domestic and cross-border targets and involvement of buyers from the private wealth or private equity side. He is very good at getting to the details. He is advanced commercially and sees many opportunities in the market for us as a client.’
‘Andrii Nyzhnyi has an extremely high level of commitment as our legal advisor on private investment protection. He is technically great as a lawyer; he is always very close to the deal and has a high work ethic. We appreciate his direct approach as his major strength in clear risk assessment and managing tough business negotiations.’
‘The team at Hillmont have an unrivalled ability to understand complex issues and formulate creative strategies to achieve success for the client. Their time keeping and cost control is impeccable, and they punch well above their weight.’
‘James Hart is an excellent communicator and strategist. His intellect allows him to comprehend and absorb nuanced legal mechanisms whilst adapting them to each matter. His financial background and experience in Eastern Europe provides a legal team with advantages.’
Ilyashev & Partners
Other key lawyers:
‘Strict adherence of the firm to confidentiality allows me to completely trust my lawyers, even in the most personal situations.’
‘Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko provided such a comfortable environment for clients that I do not want to contact anyone else. Being able to get their advice on a personal financial issue is invaluable.’
‘The team is extremely prepared and delivers timely and client-friendly service in all cases they handle. I admire how they keep confidentiality and professional attitude towards private matters they work with.’
- Advising private clients on the process of purchasing two jets which will be operated in Ukraine.
- Advising a private client on the blocking of defamatory materials.
- Representing the interests of the wife and children of a Ukrainian politician in the inheritance process.
Viktoriya Fomenko; Dmytro Marchukov
‘The team at Integrites is exceptional (even during these extraordinarily difficult times). They are intelligent, hardworking and creative. They are head and shoulders above the many other Ukrainian law firms that I have worked with.’
‘Dmytro Marchukov is my main point of contact. He is scarily clever, has an extraordinary work ethic and speaks perfect English. He has a great ability to understand and translate the legal practices and norms of both the East and the West. I have worked with him on a number of matters, the biggest of which is an ongoing multi-billion dollar, multijurisdictional dispute. He is a truly outstanding lawyer, and a pleasure to work with.’
‘The Intergites team is very active in the field of private clients. We have common projects and they are very active in the structuring of businesses and private wealth. In addition to that, they are very strong in tax.’
‘My point of contact is Viktoriya Fomenko. She is very smart and goal-oriented, using all possible efforts to make clients happy. At the same time, she always makes sure all tax and legal issues are handled with due care.’
Mordechai Korf, Chaim Schochet, Uriel Tzvi Laber, Optima Ventures LLC, Optima International of Miami Inc., Optima 1375 II LLC, Optima 7171 LLC, CBD 500 LLC, Optima CBD Investments LLC, and Optima 55 Public Square LLC
KPMG Law in Ukraine
Mitrax Attorneys at Law
‘Professional team, wide range of services, attentive attitude towards the client.’
‘Yurii Babenko is attentive to the client, always in touch and responds quickly, professionally represents the client’s interests.’
- Defending Volodymyr Panchenko in the international dispute regarding the kidnapping of his child.
- Representing a private client in a dispute regarding the invalidation of a contract of assignment of claim rights under a credit agreement in connection with the prohibition of assignment of claim rights to a legal entity which is not a factoring company.
- Acted in a family dispute over ownership of an apartment.
Slava Vlasov; Olga Melnychenko; Yury Zakharchenko; Olga Trifonova; Julia Kadibash
Other key lawyers:
‘We have been working with the Sayenko Kharenko private client practice for a couple of years and their skills, knowledge and dedication are the best evidence of their leading position in the private client sphere on the Ukrainian market.’
‘They combine both deep knowledge of Ukrainian law and have a wide network of contacts all over the world which allows them to handle the most sophisticated and complicated cross-border matters any Ukrainian or foreign HNWI may have.’
‘The most notable practitioners are Alina Plyushch and Dmitriy Riabikin. Dmitriy is always one phone call away and ready to answer any questions during the course of the project, while Alina’s general supervision allows the project to move on in a smooth and timely way. They provide the full scope of services of a high quality and we will be happy to co-operate with them on our next projects.’
SDM Partners LLC
Dmytro Syrota; Serhiy Dzis
Selepey, Volkovetsky & Partners
Other key lawyers:
‘Selepey, Volkovetsky & Partners is a reliable legal partner for the business owner or private investor. The lawyers have a great breadth of skills to bring in where needed. They are good in strategy and tactics, they are flexible and innovative, with a quick reaction to new circumstances.’
‘Me and my family were working closely with Andriy Selepey. He always has an eye for getting the best result. Andriy is vastly experienced, creative and with a sharp commercial mind.’
‘The team’s strengths and key capabilities: big experience in dealing with distressed assets, readiness to take on complicated projects, ability to find a solution that suits all parties.’
Owner of Spike Trade AG
Batyrsultanov family as UBO of three grain-producing companies
Majority shareholders of a shopping mall in Kharkiv
Co-owner of “Verholy Relax Park” resort
Shareholder of private schools’ network CISC
- Represented the Batyrsultanov family in a dispute over a harvest of grain, valued at over $16m.
- Advised Ukrainian businessman Grygoriy Kozlovskiy on tobacco factory anti-raider protection.
Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners
Oleksandr Skliarenko; Andriy Trigub; Andriy Sydorenko
‘The team of Skliarenko, Sydorenko and Partners have shown remarkable dedication to the case while successfully representing it in the Court of Appeal. They took the case further, managing and filing a new claim against the opponents in the court of 1st instance to gather penalties accumulated during the period of litigation.’
‘During our cooperation the lawyers have shown excellent proficiency, responsiveness and professionalism.’
‘Oleksandr Skliarenko has shown great expertise and experience in dispute resolution. He has remarkable litigation skills as well as amazing management skills.’
First Deputy Chief of the State Enterprise “Information Court Systems”
- Representing the First Deputy Chief of the State Enterprise Information Court Systems, as claimant, in a labour dispute with the State Courts Administration over alleged illegal dismissal.