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Tax in Ukraine


Practice head(s):

Denis Lysenko


‘Very high qualification of team.’

‘Very high qualification of each lawyer, especially Anna Konovalova (associate).’

‘Aequo provides high-quality legal services with individual approach in every case.’

‘I would like to mention Vasyl Mishchenko. Vasyl is high-quality lawyer, who always acts with exceptional attitude.’

Key clients


Cameco Corporation



Teiva Systems

Mythical Games

Global Logic


Lithuanian Railways



Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih

ProCredit bank

Agroprosperis Trade


ATB Market


Dragon Capital

Epicentr K


Naftogaz of Ukraine

Work highlights

  • Advising Naftogaz of Ukraine on tax implications of contemplated $ 1.4 billion debt restructuring under its notes placed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
  • Representing ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih in the Supreme Court in a series of disputes over procurements’ economic substance and illegality of tax audits during the COVID-related moratorium.
  • Advising Superhumans on various tax matters on a pro bono basis.


Practice head(s):

Constantin Solyar


Diverse tax practice offering excellent and complex services. The tax team is known for responsiveness, commercial approach, and excellent team of lawyers!

Kostyantyn Solyar is a superstar partner and lawyer. Extremely friendly, responsive, commercial and pragmatic in his approach. I never hesitate reaching out to Kostyantyn Solyar whenever I or my colleagues have a complex tax matter. Dmytrenko Yurii is a great senior tax associate and a rising star in Kostyantyn’s team.

Key clients

ED&F Man

International Finance Corporation

JSC CB PrivatBank

Molson Coors

Toyota Ukraine


Practice head(s):

Vadim Medvedev


‘Avellum is top choice when it comes to tax matters. Very strong and versatile practice led by partner Vadym Medvedev. They grasp details of every case regardless of complexity and focus on the business oriented solutions. Avellum is exceptionally strong in all tax matters – tax structuring, transfer pricing, succession planning etc.’

‘Vadym Medvedev and Anton Zaderyholova are two points of contact regarding all tax matters in this firm. Mr. Medvedev is a star while Mr. Zaderyholova is a stellar communicator, very calm and composed in all situations.’

Key clients

DMarket Inc.

Investment Capital Ukraine (ICU)

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office

Practice head(s):

Hennadiy Voytsitskyi


‘We consider tax practice in Kyiv office a one with truly deep expertise and commitment. ’

‘The main person for us who really managed the whole process of collaboration, talks, meetings and discussions was Hennadiy Voytsitskyi. His sound expertise and depth of tax advice and knowledge was exactly what we have been looking for. The other important thing for us was time because the project involved very complicated time planning on our side as well as on the side of our international partners. Kyiv team was able to follow our timeline without losing the quality of legal advice provided.’

‘A strong team demonstrating technical and commercial expertise, and good use of technology to enhance the quality of service and reduce costs.’

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advised the shareholders of Biopharma on the tax implications of the carve-out of its non-plasma business and its further sale to Stada AG.

EY Law

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Kotenko

Key clients

DTEK Oil&Gas


Ministry of Energy of Ukraine

Geo Alliance Partnership


Work highlights

  • Advised WelCo on tax structuring matters and amending its production sharing agreement


Practice head(s):

Viktoriya Fomenko


‘The team has a broad range of experience and don’t shy away from complex cross-border matters. They often work with colleagues from other practice areas to deliver a bespoke solution to a client.’

‘Viktoriya Fomenko is an extremely capable, commercial and practical lawyer who knows how to explain complex issues in a business-friendly way. Her team is responsive and works tirelessly to service clients across the globe.’

‘Integrites is a team of legal professionals who possess extensive knowledge and experience in tax as well as tax in fintech. This industry-specific expertise allows them to provide tailored legal solutions that align with the unique challenges and opportunities our business faces. With their extensive network Integrites can seamlessly handle international legal matters. This global perspective is a significant advantage for clients with cross-border interests.’

‘Our main point of contact is Viktoriya Fomenko. She possesses a unique blend of legal acumen, strategic thinking, and an unwavering commitment to our organization’s success. Their in-depth industry knowledge and ability to foresee potential legal challenges have consistently set them apart. What we value most in Viktoriya is their dedication to understanding our business intricately, allowing them to provide tailored solutions that align perfectly with our goals.

‘Integrites combines good legal knowledge with practical application.’

‘Viktoriya Fomenko is exceptional. Calm and detailed but also a good and natural communicator.’

‘The team is top-notch. They possess deep expertise, excellent judgment, and are able to simplify complexity for me as a client. The team is well organized, very good at communication and very supportive as well. I would recommend them for the most challenging situations and cases. ’

‘I work with Tax partner Viktoriya Fomenko. She is a strong lawyer and a brilliant strategist. I would recommend her without hesitation for the most complicated matters. I have a high level of trust in her advice and value her personal attention to the case. Viktoriya is bright, experienced, thorough, it’s a pleasure to work with her.’

Key clients


Gradoil Group

Dunapack Packaging

Work highlights

  • Advising Syvashenergoprom on ongoing tax and customs issues related to the development and operation of the Syvash wind farm, and representing the client in a dispute with the Ukrainian customs authorities
  • Representing Gradoil Group in six tax disputes with Ukraine’s state tax authorities, five of which arose during the martial law in Ukraine.
  • Advising Dunapack Packaging on various taxation matters in Ukraine, including a dispute with the State Tax Service which is currently considered by the Supreme Court of Ukraine.

KM Partners

Practice head(s):

Alexander Minin; Alexander Shemiatkin; Ivan Shynkarenko


‘Without any doubts KM Partners’ team is leading and one of the best tax team on the market. They reach solutions through deep knowledge of the matter, details of business and estimation of all risks.’


KPMG Law in Ukraine

Practice head(s):

Sergey Popov; Oksana Olekhova


‘This practice distinguishes itself through its remarkable responsiveness, demonstrating a strong commitment to meeting client needs promptly. Clients appreciate the team’s agility in making quick adjustments, especially for small issues, which saves time and resources.

‘The individuals I have primarily worked with, particularly Kateryna Hamretska, stand out for their exceptional qualities. Kateryna’s notable strengths include her excellent communication skills, being highly responsive, and her ability to streamline complex coordination efforts both within her teams and when interacting with our own. Her dedication to making processes more straightforward greatly enhances collaboration. These attributes set her apart from competitors and have proven invaluable in our working relationship.’

Key clients

Solidarites International

Whirlpool Company Ukraine LLC

Roche Ukraine

ProCredit Bank

Interstarch Ukraine LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised ProCredit Bank regarding issues related to implanting Ukrainian rules on the “Common Reporting Standard”, including consulting on compliance requirements, and support with developing internal regulations, procedures, and documents.
  • Advised Solidarites International on issues related to the Ukrainian tax implications and risks arising from performing charitable activities in Ukraine.

PwC Legal

Practice head(s):

Oleksiy Katasonov; Maksym Dudnyk; Olga Trifonova; Anna Nevmerzhytska; Vita Miroshnychenko; Inna Andrushchenko


‘PwC Ukraine has acted as a trusted advisor, putting the client relationship first and doing their best to assist with practical answers and solutions.’

‘Always available to assist with queries and respond in a timely manner. Advice is always clear and concise and deals with the specific concerns we have raised.’

‘Engaged and committed to providing high-quality, practical advice.’

Key clients


Yves Rocher Ukraine


Pepsico Ukraine

Jacobs Douwe Egberts Ukraine LLC

Sayenko Kharenko

Practice head(s):

Svitlana Musienko; Vitaliy Odzhykovskyy


‘We like their focus on our tax cases. They actually predict the results they can achieve. And they reach it. They truly show maximum engagement.’

‘We can always discuss new tax cases that are just opening. In our opinion, this is a unique opportunity to quickly approve further steps. We especially highlight Vitaliy Odzhykovskyy and Tetiana Bolotna.’

‘SK’s tax practice always provides top notch legal service on any matter despite the complexity. Always a client oriented approach aimed at achieving the best result possible in any situation.

‘Vitalii Odzhykovskyi and Kateryna Utiralova, professionalism, client-oriented approach, always going above and beyond to provide the necessary result.’

‘I usually work with Kateryna Utiralova. Kateryna is always available when needed and provide advice on different legal areas. Her consultation is always relevant and delivered at a professional level. She is the first person we contact in case of crucial needs and we know her support will be delivered on time and qualitatively.’

‘Th most unique about Tax practice that the Team is perfect in building trustful and effective relations by being able to communicate complex things in a simple and applicable way. The Team always suggest practical and business-oriented solutions, which makes them outstanding partners. ’

‘We more than happy being working with Vitalii Odzhykovskyy, who is not only an outstanding professional, but also kind and open personality.’

‘Sayenko Kharenko’s Tax practice is characterized by its team’s exceptional depth of expertise and knowledge. They consistently demonstrate a profound understanding of tax regulations and their implications, which is vital for seeking effective tax solutions. Their in-depth analysis and insights into complex tax issues truly set them apart. stand out in their field. Their distinctive qualities and exceptional skills differentiate them from competitors and have left a lasting impression on me.

Key clients


Bacardi Martini Ukraine

Eurofins Agrotesting Ukraine

Fyrsy Energy LLC (Fas Enegry Group)

Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Konica Minolta

Philip Morris Ukraine

Reckitt Benckiser Household and Healthcare


VFS Global

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Practice head(s):

Andriy Stelmashchuk; Alexander Borodkin

Other key lawyers:

Tetyana Berezhna

Key clients


Rost Agro LLC

Miniso Ukraine LLC

European Business Association

Vitaland LLC

Arcona Property Fund N.V.

ROMAD Holding (Cyprus)

Tchibo GmbH (Germany)

Imperial Tobacco Ukraine

USAID Project Credit for Agricultural Producers (CAP)

Work highlights

  • Representing Miniso Ukraine, an international retail company, in a dispute with the tax authorities regarding a VAT return.
  • Representing WIX.COM in a dispute with the tax authority relating to refusal to accept VAT returns.
  • Advising Arcona Property Fund on various tax issues arising as a result of fund increase transactions.


Practice head(s):

Stanislav Karpov; Tatiana Daniltseva


‘Client oriented approach, outstanding level of expertise, comprehensive knowledge of Ukrainian tax legislation, successful representation of client’s interests in administrative courts on tax matters.’

‘Tatiana Danyltseva is very knowledgeable, experienced, creative and helpful professional. Tatiana not only provides legal advice on a vast set of general and specific finance matters, including taxation, but also successfully represents client’s interests in courts and tax authorities. Tatiana Danyltseva is a strategic and creative thinker, result oriented professional. She has a keen eye for detail, exceptionally good problem solving skills.’

‘Responsive, good listening skills and complete answers. Good team spirit.’

‘Stanislav Karpov is an available specialist who provides effective assistance in matters of tax law and in dealing with the competent supervisory authorities.’

‘Based on our experience, the AH team delved deeply into all our requests, provided a comprehensive analysis and offered various solutions.’

Key clients






Practice head(s):

Anna Pogrebna; Ihor Olekhov

Key clients

SOS Children’s Villages

Children of Heroes

Ilyashev & Partners

Practice head(s):

Roman Marchenko

Other key lawyers:

Ivan Maryniuk


‘When it comes to tax expertise, Ilyashev & Partners go above and beyond to ensure your peace of mind. Their quick understanding, swift work delivery, and excellent interpersonal contacts are unmatched. Putting clients at the centre of everything they do, the team’s commitment to delivering top-notch client-service has earned them a well-deserved reputation.’

‘Working with Roman Marchenko is an invaluable experience. He is the embodiment of confidence and competence. With his exceptional multitasking skills, he effortlessly tackles numerous complex legal challenges simultaneously.’

‘Ivan Maryniuk is a highly skilled and promising lawyer excelling in the complex realm of international taxation. Ivan has a knack for resolving the most challenging tax issues. With a focus on delivering exceptional client service, Ivan has consistently exceeded expectations.’

‘Speed of work and correctness of actions.’

‘Ability to adapt to the situation, fast and high-quality solutions to problems.’

Key clients

SMK Group

COFCO Agri Ukraine


CLAAS Ukraine



AVSI Foundation


Elme Messer Gaas AS

Ferrexpo AG


FSC Morye

Work highlights

  • Advising AVSI Foundation on the taxation of charitable aid in Ukraine.
  • Assisting Centravis with budgetary VAT reimbursement.
  • Advising on tax risks for shareholders of foreign companies related to the introduction of rules of controlled foreign companies in Ukraine.


Practice head(s):

Illya Muchnyk; Lyudmyla Dzhurylyuk


‘Kinstellar have a technically excellent team that deliver advice in a commercial manner. Their tax offering is top of the market in their jurisdiction.’

‘Lyudmyla Dzhurylyuk is an excellent lawyer and a joy to work with. She is very experienced in transactional matters and has a vast knowledge of transfer pricing. She also has a keen understanding of the market and delivers her advice in a commercial manner. ’

‘Nowadays a flexible approach in any situation, in addition to the present high professional level, adds such strengths as efficiency to Kinstellar team.

‘Motivation for the result and a deep analysis of the specifics/components of the issue has been very appreciated. Thanks a lot to Dzhurylyuk Lyudmyla for high quality collaboration and knowledge shared. ’

Lexwell & Partners

Practice head(s):

Igor Nagai


‘The team was very responsive and offered practical solutions.’

‘Olena Tregubova was always keen to assist with progressing the matter.’

‘A very professional team with a very strong reputation. Goal and client oriented. They really very effective.’

Key clients






Work highlights

  • Representing ArcelorMittal in its $200m+ tax disputes.
  • Advised CRH on tax-related aspects in connection with its €100m+ acquisition.
  • Advising an Austrian-based company on tax-efficient investment structures in Ukraine.

Redcliffe Partners

Practice head(s):

Oleksandr Markov

Key clients

Nafta RV

Seven Energy


Yazaki Ukraine

Aspect Energy and its subsidiary Ukrainian Energy, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advising Eni on all issues arising out from the company’s activity in Ukraine.
  • Advising Yazaki Ukraine on matters including taxation, corporate, contract, commercial, investment, currency control.
  • Advised Seven Energy on storage of natural gas in gas storages of Ukrtransgaz with further re-export to the EU.

AMBER Law Company

Practice head(s):

Semen Khanin


‘Amber’s team of lawyers is well known and respected in the Ukrainian legal and business community as one of the best in tax advisory, tax litigation, banking and finance and compliance.

Semen Khanin is able to solve the most complex issues, understand the client, and offer the most optimal way to solve the problem. He is a very decent, intelligent and professional lawyer.’

‘I am very pleased with the cooperation.’

Key clients


Kagarlyk Resource


Technospace Hold

Salabrius Grand

Ashton Trade House


Lotos Union


Work highlights

  • Represented Volyntobacco in a tax dispute with the local tax authority.
  • Represented Kagarlyk Resource in its response to a tax investigation.
  • Advising Healthy and Happy on tax issues.


Practice head(s):

Oleg Chayka; Kateryna Gupalo; Nikita Larionov


‘The team were extremely helpful and gave us efficient responses and expert advice.’

‘Denys Ersoi and Oleg Chayka: very helpful and detailed advice on a range of matters.’

‘Arzinger’s tax team has a fresh, solution-oriented mindset. Their proactive thinking and experience with the tax litigation practice really move the needle for business in Ukraine. We had very good results in courts with tax matters due to Arzinger’s team ability and experience in setting up the strategy and following it up. ’

Key clients


Elementum Energy

Samaritan’s Purse

McDermott Will & Emery Studio Legale Associato

Porsche Ukraine



Reynaers Aluminium

Hogan Lovells


Louis Dreyfus Company

Air Liquide


New World Grain Ukraine (Invivo Group, ex-Soufflet Group)


Work highlights

  • Advised Adaptavist on the acquisition of Rozdoum, and application for the Diia City preferential tax regime that is available for IT companies.

Crowe Mikhailenko

Practice head(s):

Dmytro Mikhailenko; Vitaliy Smerdov; Olga Bogdanova


‘The team is very well organized and proactive, has tons of experience in different areas of taxation. Highly recommended for the engagement as a tax advisor.’

‘Dmitriy Mikhailenko, Vitaliy Smerdov, Viktoriya Vlasenko – the team I work with. They have proven through the years of mutual cooperation their reliability and high professional level. Would recommend them to be chosen as a tax team to support the business.’

Key clients

MAN Energy Solutions





















Work highlights

  • Represented Ciklum in their tax dispute over application of penalty for the untimely issuing of VAT invoice. of Ukraine.

EUCON Legal Group

Practice head(s):

Yaroslav Romanchuk; Larysa Vrublevska

Key clients


Ukrainian Grain Logistics, LLC


Plastics Ukraine, LLC

Representative office Electrum Concreo Sp. z o.o.

Cersanit-Invest, LLC



Louis Dreyfus Commodities Ukraine Ltd

HERAEUS Electro-Nite Ukraine, LLC

Work highlights

  • Advising VORWARTS Pharma  on Transfer Pricing issues and drafting of TP documentation.
  • Representing Plastics Ukraine, LLC in a tax dispute regarding the appeal of tax notices on the imposition of fines on the client for storing fuel (gas) for own needs.
  • Advising HERAEUS Electro-Nite Ukraine, LLC on Transfer Pricing issues and drafting Transfer Pricing documentation.


Practice head(s):

Valentyn Gvozdiy; Viktoriia Bublichenko; Sergiy Oberkovych


‘Sergiy Oberkovych I feel confident to go to.’


Practice head(s):

Ernest Gramatskiy; Vitalii Tymchuk; Igor Reutov


‘The Gramatskiy and Partners team is extremely business-oriented in this practice; they helped us cancel several decisions of the tax service to charge us additional VAT, land tax, and income tax. They helped structure real estate sales from the point of view of legal tax optimization. Also, our account lawyer Andii Trembich regularly advises us on complex tax law issues.’

‘Ernest Gramatskiy has the decisive final vote in any legal issues related to our business. A man of great talents and competencies. You can absolutely rely on his judgment and know that it will always be the best decision possible. Ernest Gramatsky is synonymous with due diligence and maximum reasonableness in the field of law.

Andrii Trembich is our long-time partner and friend. Always with sharp thinking and developed logic, an expert in law with a convincing language – he always knows how to choose the words to convince the person on whom your fate depends. Emphasizes legal design and simple evidentiary language.’

Vitalii Tymchuk is a leader in tax practice who has significant competence in the field of tax law; you can always turn to him in a particularly difficult situation, and he will suggest a solution not only from the point of view of the letter of the law, but also from the point of view of practice. A very pragmatic and thorough lawyer.’

‘Gramatskiy & Partners’ Tax practice stands out for its exceptional expertise and innovative approach to tax matters. What sets them apart is their deep understanding of the ever-evolving tax landscape, both locally and globally. They consistently provide clients with comprehensive solutions that address current tax challenges and anticipate future trends. Their commitment to staying at the forefront of tax law changes is commendable.’

‘The individuals at Gramatskiy & Partners distinguish themselves through their unwavering dedication, extensive knowledge, and client-centric approach. They are not just legal advisors; they are strategic partners who go above and beyond to achieve the best outcomes for their clients.’

Key clients

PTS UA Services

Software Co-work


KSTT Services

LLC «Mgt Black Sea»

LLC «Park Lane»

ID Legal Group

Practice head(s):

Oleg Dobrovolskyi; Anna Ignatenko

Key clients



Naya Cosmetics

Ukrtranslogistic 2 LLC

IQ Distribution

TAS Insurance Company


Future Security Systems LLC


Work highlights

  • Advised TAS Insurance Company on substantiating compliance with the “arm’s length” principle and communicating it to the tax authorities.
  • Advised Naya Cosmetics on declared negative VAT issues.
  • Advised DisNa on State Tax Service simultaneous fact-checks at various branches of the company due to possible violations in the sale of excise goods.

LCF Law Group

Practice head(s):

Andriy Reun


Practice head(s):

Vasyl Andrusyak


‘We have been working with Moris Group for many years. This law firm has always provided exceptional legal services. We were met with professionalism, expertise, and a genuine commitment to all our cases. Their dedication and attention to details were evident, and they demonstrated an impressive mastery of legal intricacies involved.’

‘Thanks to the efforts of Maryan Martynyuk and Victoria Volodina and the entire Moris Group team, we have always achieved favorable outcomes that exceeded our expectations. I am truly grateful for the dedication and hard work invested by both of them in our cases.

‘Its people, who through the company’s culture, are committed to follow the ethics in all assignments they are involved with. They are offering high quality services.’

‘They are consistently reliable associates and they are able to work as a team to accomplish client requirements. ’

‘Moris Group is where legal expertise meets client-centric service. The team of attorneys is dedicated to providing us with top-notch legal counsel tailored to our unique needs. They stand as our trusted partners in navigating the complex legal landscape in Ukraine. The practice offers local expertise thanks to highly knowledgeable attorneys with an in-depth understanding of the Ukrainian legal system. Beyond local roots, the company provides a global perspective and cross-border solutions. ’

‘We work with attorneys with exceptional legal knowledge and expertise in their respective practice areas. We recognize them for their in-depth understanding of complex legal issues, which sets them apart from competitors. They also demonstrate creativity in problem-solving finding innovative solutions to our challenges. We value their ability to think outside the box. ’

‘I like that the entire team of MORIS GROUP is interested in a positive result of working with the client.’

‘My lawyer Vasyl Andrusyak is great professional in taxes. Our cooperation is always very comfortable and effective.’

Key clients




First Private Brewery



Vici Group



Music Brothers



Work highlights

  • Advised FCEM on the process of tax planning.
  • Advised IF-Gips in a tax structuring of a project focused on the establishment of a new business venture in the mining industry.
  • Advised the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the process of inheritance of $1m.

SDM Partners LLC

Practice head(s):

Mykola Melnyk; Serhiy Dzis

Sokolovskyi and Partners Law Firm

Practice head(s):

Vladyslav Sokolovskyi


Practice head(s):

Dmytro Ovcharenko


‘They’re highly communicative with us and amongst themselves, very organized and prompt. The team works very efficiently.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable on all topics at hand, very transparent in their communication and responsive to our requests. Working with individuals at Alcor is the same experience as having in-house advice.’

‘ALCOR has consistently proven itself as a dependable and enduring business partner, and we keep our cooperation with this company in high regard. ALCOR team demonstrates outstanding proficiency in both domestic and international tax affairs.’

Key clients




Insightful Science




IT Ukraine Association



Tubular Labs

Work highlights

  • Advising thredUP on the acquisition and sale of shares under the Restricted Stock Unit Award to be granted by the Client to its Ukrainian and foreign teams, and further declaration and taxation of investment profits received thereunder in Ukraine, Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Finland.
  • Advising Tubular Labs on the requirements of Ukrainian tax legislation.
  • Advised a UK-based foreign exchange financial technology company on the special tax regime for technology companies in Ukraine – Diia City.

Legal Alliance Company

Practice head(s):

Vitalii Savchuk

Key clients

Ecomed LLC

Ecomedika LLC

Charley PE

Amaxa LLC

University Research Co., LLC

Lekhim PJSC

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories LLC

Perrigo Ukraine LLC

MEDA Pharmaceuticals Switzerland GmbH

Johnson & Johnson Ukraine LLC

Abbott Ukraine LLC

Roche Ukraine LLC


Practice head(s):

Vladimir Vashchenko


‘One of the market’s very few boutique law firms, which is specifically targeted at dealing with complicated disputes. They are strong in tax disputes. ’

‘Vladimir Vashchenko is a highly intelligent. Understands both the legal details and the commercial nuances of matters. He is always available for clients. Has deep industry knowledge. Denys Shkarovsky – very smart and skilled litigator. ’

‘Excellent quality of people. Advice is easy to understand and relevant for the business. ’

Key clients

Shareholders and top managers of Delta Bank, PJSC

Svitland Development


Colliers International Group Inc.

Quarter Partners

Work highlights

  • Representation of the interests of a shareholder of one of the largest banks in criminal proceedings being investigated by the National Police of Ukraine regarding alleged tax evasion in the amount of $1m.