Borys Lobovyk > EY Law > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

EY Law
KRESCHATYK PLAZA
19 A KHRESHCHATYK STREET
01001 KYIV
Ukraine

Work Department

Tax & Law

Position

Parner, Head of Legal Practice

Career

Borys is a Partner at EY Ukraine and the Law Leader for Ukraine. Borys joined EY in 2010 and has more than 13 years of professional experience.

Areas of expertise

Key practice areas: commercial law, labor law, debt financing, antitrust and M&A, intellectual property.

Industry focus: financial, automotive, retail, FMCG, real estate, glass production.

Languages

English, Russian, Ukrainian

Education

Borys received Master degree from the Institute of International Relations of Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University.

Lawyer Rankings

Kazakhstan > Energy and natural resources

Ernst & Young Kazakhstan LLP has sector-specific expertise including advising on subsoil use issues in the oil and gas, mining and metals sectors, as well as operatorship model restructurings and M&A transactions. The team is also knowledgeable in obtaining approval from the Kazakhstan government for alienating subsoil use rights. Dinara Tanasheva leads the team on investment projects in the CIS region for oil and gas clients, while Borys Lobovyk specialises in antitrust, M&A, commercial law and PPP mandates.

Kazakhstan > Dispute resolution

Operating from offices in Almaty, Nur-Sultan, and Atyrau, the team at Ernst & Young Kazakhstan LLP is particularly active in commercial disputes. Based in Almaty, Dinara Tanasheva represents large multinationals and Kazakh companies in administrative proceedings, particularly regarding tax-related disputes; Borys Lobovyk focuses on contract and corporate law, as well as antitrust issues, and Aziz Abdukarimov handles tax audits and litigation.

Kazakhstan > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The corporate team at Ernst & Young Kazakhstan LLP is integrated into the firm’s multinational network of lawyers, tax advisers and investment banking advisers, providing advice on cross-border transactional and M&A matters. As practice leader for Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Dinara Tanasheva is a key contact; Borys Lobovyk is also a noteworthy name. The group has recently seen an uptick in work for clients in the alternative energy, oil, and gas industries.

Ukraine > Energy

EY Law has raised its profile in the energy sector with a string of production sharing agreements in the upstream oil and gas sector, including key deals for DTEK Oil & Gas and Aspect Energy. In 2020, the firm advised state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz of Ukraine on the successful unbundling and independence of the operator of the gas transportation system. Borys Lobovyk and Albert Sych are the key partners.

Ukraine > Competition

EY Law is sought after to handle the competition aspects of high-value cross-border M&A transactions. It has also worked with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on competition issues arising from pilot concession projects in the seaports of Olvia and Kherson. Also notable is that the firm handled merger control issues for Naftogaz in the unbundling of Ukraine’s gas transportation system. Borys Lobovyk leads the practice, in which corporate partner Albert Sych plays a major role.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

EY Law is increasingly visible in both local and cross-border matters, and it has featured prominently in many high-profile deals; one example concerned its advice to Naftogaz of Ukraine on the sale of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine LLC by JSC Uktransgaz. The practice is led by Borys Lobovyk, who works closely with Albert Sych. Senior associate Olena Dreval has ‘a very good understanding of corporate law‘.