Mr Taras Dumych > Wolf Theiss > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

Wolf Theiss
5A/10 Ihorivska St.
04070 Kyiv
Ukraine

Work Department

Corporate & Mergers &Acquisitions, Real Estate.

Position

Partner; specialised in Corporate Governance, Insolvency and Restructuring. Private Funds, Real Estate and Construction, Private Equity, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Energy and Natural Resources, Agriculture.

Career

Partner, Wolf Theiss, since 2010; admitted in Ukraine, since 1999.

Languages

English, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian.

Memberships

Head of the Legal Section, UK-Ukraine Professional Network (UUPN), Member of the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group.

Education

Lviv National University School of Law, Ukraine, (Diploma of Jurisprudence 1999); University of Baltimore, School of Law, USA Visiting Scholar, 2000; London Guildhall University, Department of Law, UK, (LL.M. 2002).

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

Wolf Theiss is a key adviser to industrial companies investing in the construction of new facilities in Ukraine. The firm also frequently handles the real estate aspects of cross-border M&A and real estate litigation. It recently assisted IT company Oracle with the lease and construction of its premises in Odessa. Corporate partner Taras Dumych is the main contact. Associate Olena Kravtsova also handles real estate matters.

Ukraine > Intellectual property

Wolf Theiss frequently handles IP matters arising from cross-border corporate transactions. Corporate partner Taras Dumych leads the practice, in which antitrust head Olga Ivlyeva also handles a flow of IP and IT-related matters. A growing proportion of the firm’s work stems from its involvement in e-commerce projects, which require the formalisation of IP rights. Elsewhere, the registration and protection of trade marks is a particular area of expertise.

Ukraine > Dispute resolution

Wolf Theiss has a small litigation group but it handles high-value cases for international companies with interests in Ukraine. The firm is acting for manufacturing company ThyssenKrupp in numerous disputes, including a $4m claim concerning default on payment for steel production. Practice head Taras Dumych handles both litigation and arbitration, and he is supported by Sergii Zheka and associate Olena Kravtsova.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Although Wolf Theiss has a small corporate practice in Kiev, it is able to leverage the firm’s network of offices across Europe in high-value cross-border transactions. Practice head Taras Dumych is ‘very solution-oriented and has a detailed economic understanding‘ and his team is ‘highly professional and very likeable‘.

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

Wolf Theiss has a small but effective finance practice that handles M&A in the banking and insurance sectors, cross-border lending and regulatory matters. It recently advised on the first warranty and indemnity insurance financial instrument ever implemented in Ukraine. Oksana Volynets leads the practice, in which corporate partner Taras Dumych is heavily involved.