AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners
announced that two law firms have agreed to combine effective 9 July 2018. This
strategic combination brings together renowned transactional practice of
AVELLUM and experienced dispute resolution practice of A.G.A. Partners.
Both firms see the new firm
as a natural combination of best practices and teams on the Ukrainian legal
market. AVELLUM’s focus on high profile transactional and regulatory practices
aligns with A.G.A.’s critical strengths in dispute resolution and international
The clients of the new firm
will benefit from the compelling proposition
of the following legal practices:
- corporate and M&A
and infrastructure projects
- family law
- real estate
Mykola Stetsenko, the managing partner at AVELLUM, said:
“Both firms set a very high bar for the quality of their lawyers and
services. The combined firm will continue to be committed to professional
excellence, teamwork, and passion for challenge as core corporate values. As an
undisputable market leader in transactional practices, including M&A,
finance, and capital markets, AVELLUM is pleased to further increase the
breadth and depth of our dispute resolution practice. We are the right match!”
Aminat Suleymanova, the managing partner at A.G.A.
Partners, said: “This is the consolidation of two extraordinary law firms
with shared vision of what the future could be like together, similar
cultures, and highly complementary practice strengths. With this merger,
we are not just getting bigger, we are getting stronger.”
The new firm will operate under
AVELLUM brand. It will bring together the team of 6 partners
and a total of 42 legal professionals. Mykola Stetsenko,
AVELLUM’s managing partner, and Aminat Suleymanova, the managing partner of
A.G.A. Partners, will act as co-managing partners of the combined firm.
Looking back at the history
of two law firms, the combined firm has a portfolio of over 2,000
completed projects in over 30 jurisdictions and
enjoys recognitions of its 14 practice areas by the most
credible international legal directories.
Founded in 2009 as a
corporate finance legal boutique, AVELLUM has rapidly become a true corporate
finance powerhouse in the Ukrainian legal market and then has grown into
preeminent Ukrainian full services law firm with a primary focus on finance,
corporate, dispute resolution, tax, real estate, and antitrust. The firm has 3
partners and 29 other legal professionals.
AVELLUM enjoys top rankings
of all major international legal directories, including Chambers and Partners,
The Legal 500, IFLR1000, International Tax Review, Best Lawyers.
About A.G.A. Partners
Founded in 2005, A.G.A.
Partners has evolved as an outstanding dispute resolution boutique enjoying
reputation of the law firm with extraordinary cross-border dispute resolution
and international arbitration practices. Since its foundation, it has been
handling major cases for leading companies around the globe from more than 20
jurisdictions. The firm draws heavily upon its strengths in arbitration
GAFTA/FOSFA/LMAA, international commercial arbitration, sport arbitration, and
litigation. The firm has 3 partners and 7 other legal professionals.
A.G.A. Partners is recognised by major legal rankings and
directories, including Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers.