Firm Profile > EY Law > Kiev, Ukraine

EY Law
01001 KYIV

Tax Tier 1

EY Law's sizeable tax, customs and human capital advisory practice handles corporate tax, indirect tax, personal taxation, transfer pricing, transactional support, compliance, customs, international trade and dispute resolution. Practice head Vladimir Kotenko and associate partner Iryna Kalyta are the standout practitioners. The firm frequently acts for major multinational and Ukrainian companies, as well as SMEs and government departments. Kotenko and key partner Igor Chufarov were part of a working group developing an approach to the implementation of anti-BEPS measures in Ukraine.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

EY Law is well versed in both local and cross-border matters with a strong track record in M&A transactions in a diverse range of sectors. The practice led by Albert Sych works closely with the firm's corporate finance, transaction services and tax departments to handle large and innovative projects, including the unbundling of Ukraine's gas supply network in accordance with domestic and EU legislation. Horizon Capital, the International Finance Corporation and Naftogaz of Ukraine are among its key clients.

Practice head(s):

Albert Sych

Key clients



European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Fusion Capital Partners Assets Management Company

Horizon Capital

International Finance Corporation

Naftogaz of Ukraine




Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority

Private client Tier 2

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

Employment Tier 3

EY Law has a large roster of multinational clients. Its labour advisory service centres on the experience of Olga Gorbanovskaya and Halyna Khomenko, who are well versed in the full range of human capital matters.

Practice head(s):

Olga Gorbanovskaya

Energy Tier 3

At EY Law, private M&A, due diligence, restructuring and commercial law specialist Albert Sych leads on energy matters. The firm has been involved in key market reforms, including the unbundling and independence of the operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine. The practice also handles production-sharing agreements between Ukraine and multinational companies.

Practice head(s):

Albert Sych

Key clients


Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine

The firm

EY has a strong full-fledged legal practice in Ukraine, well-versed in both local and international matters and practicalities.

EY offers companies a different approach by delivering legal services in a way that helps minimize the gap between business advisors and legal counsel. Our lawyers work in an integrated manner with professionals from other parts of EY’s business, including Tax, Transactions, Advisory and Assurance to deliver the informed and professional services that business needs.

Even when a client only retains EY’s lawyers they will still bring the benefits of the multidisciplinary, industry specialization and business oriented mindset.

Unlike traditional mono law firms, EY benefits from the global organization with presence in over 150 countries, not a mere alliance of various firms, in order to deliver consistent and pertinent counsel clients can trust. EY Law now unites more than 2,100 law practitioners in more than 80 countries of the world and is continuing to grow at a rapid rate.

With EY, clients can operate with confidence across jurisdictions, leveraging multi-service, fully-integrated consultant teams to make the most of today’s new business opportunities.

The track record of EY Ukraine’s legal practice includes some truly unique and unprecedented projects, such as work on production sharing agreements between Ukraine and multinational oil & gas companies, first implementing innovative products and solutions in Ukraine and support for major national reforms in Ukraine, including legislation drafting and their practical implementation.

Areas of practice

Corporate, commercial and M&A. EY Ukraine has a strong corporate, commercial and M&A practice focusing on legal due diligence, domestic and cross-border corporate transactions (including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures), pre- and post-transaction reorganizations, as well as antitrust matters. EY supports buyers and sellers at all stages of transactions – from bid preparation and submission to negotiation, sign-off and closing. EY Ukraine has a solid track record of high profile deals.

Tax and customs. EY’s experience and capabilities in tax and transfer pricing are unmatched in the country. EY Ukraine has a large tax practice consisting of both lawyers and other tax specialists. EY’s capacity and in-depth industrial experience allows it to provide services in all the areas of tax, including corporate tax, indirect tax, personal tax, international tax, transfer pricing, transaction tax support, tax compliance, tax policy and controversy, tax dispute resolution, customs and international trade. For each such sub-practice, EY Ukraine has a dedicated team of experienced consultants and, where relevant, lawyers.

People Advisory Services. EY Ukraine’s People Advisory team provides comprehensive services to help clients harness their people agenda, the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things. With the right input from lawyers, this practice works to address complex issues relating to organization transformation, end-to-end employee lifecycles, effective talent deployment and mobility, gaining value from evolving and virtual workforces, and the changing role of HR.

Industries. EY Ukraine focuses on a number of industries and sectors to ensure that its advice is tailored to its clients’ needs. These include:


  • Automotive and transportation
  • Banking, insurance and other financial services
  • Consumer products and retail
  • Health and pharmaceuticals
  • Government and public sector
  • Oil and gas
  • Power and utilities
  • Private equity
  • Private wealth
  • Real estate and hospitality
  • Technology, media & entertainment and telecommunications.


EY Ukraine’s Tax & Law practice consists of over 50 legal professionals, including 4 partners that are lawyers. In addition to this, the practice includes more than 90 non-lawyer professionals such as tax, financial and IT specialists.

EY’s legal practice globally unites more than 2,100 law practitioners.

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Igor Chufarov  photo Mr Igor Chufarov
Ms Olena Dreval  photo Ms Olena Dreval
Ms Olga Gorbanovskaya  photo Ms Olga Gorbanovskaya
Mr Vladimir Kotenko  photo Mr Vladimir Kotenko
Ms Iryna Kovalenko  photo Ms Iryna Kovalenko
Mr Bogdan Malnev  photo Mr Bogdan Malnev
Mr Andrii Pryimak  photo Mr Andrii Pryimak
Mr Vitalii Pustovyi  photo Mr Vitalii Pustovyi
Mr Albert Sych  photo Mr Albert Sych