Firm Profile > Lexwell & Partners > Kiev, Ukraine

Lexwell & Partners
SOPHIA BUSINESS CENTRE, 5TH FLOOR
6, RYLSKY LANE
KYIV 01001
Ukraine

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Lexwell & Partners has 'bright team with good market knowledge that is on top of the detail but without losing sight of the bigger picture'. The firm focuses on complex domestic litigation in the commercial, civil and administrative and appeal courts, as well as in the High Court of Ukraine. It also excels in cross-border litigation and international investment and commercial arbitration. Practice head Andrei Kolupaev 'always looks to achieve his client's business as well as legal goals', with particular expertise in international disputes. The practice counts ArcelorMittal, Bridgestone, DuPont and Naftogaz among its clients.

Testimonials

A bright team with good market knowledge that is on top of the detail but without losing sight of the bigger picture.

Andrey Kolupaev is commercially focused, he always sees the whole picture and looks to achieve his client’s business as well as legal goals.

There is attention to each single detail of the case, so at the end they know the case much better than the client.

They study issues from different angles, and go deeply into details. They are skilled in various business areas and are ready to provide answers with the shortest deadline.

They do a deep study of the issue and of internal business processes to provide clear and adequate options.

My organisation has around ten years’ experience of working with Lexwell & Partners. From my point of view, the firm always provides its clients with deep and comprehensive analyses of the cases and suggest few possible effective strategies which in our case always worked positively for us.

The main difference I feel is the strong customer focus of Lexwell & Partners, which allows it to deliver a higher-quality service. I would say it delivers exactly what the client needs.

Andrei Kolupaev, Igor Nagai, Olena Tregubova and Zhanna Goriacha have a client-oriented and proactive approach, a high level of professionalism and the ability to find non-routine solutions for clients.

The team at Lexwell & Partners has a wide array of skills, not least their excellent ability to traverse the complicated world of Ukrainian public procurement regulations. They have been most helpful in this regard over the course of a number of years. Zhanna Goriacha, in particular, is excellent.

Andrei Kolupaev has excellent understanding of Ukrainian law and policy as well as first-rate international arbitration knowledge. He is very good with international counsel and clients alike.

Zhanna Goriacha is very responsive, diligent and organised with excellent coverage of Ukrainian public procurement regulations.

I consider this team to be a very professional and successful. They are very focused and attentive to details. They met all our expectations and are able to provide efficient solutions in each specific case.

I work primarily with Andrei Kolupaev, who ensures the top quality of the services provided. In comparison with competitors, his advice seems very effective and right to the point. He is a very focused and smart professional.

The team is very strong. It demonstrates deep expertise and provides the best results. A holistic and business-oriented approach is the team’s strength and key capability.

Andrei Kolupaev and Igor Nagai are very good professionals. Both provide top qualities and the best value due to their deep expertise and holistic approach.

Lexwell & Partners has a highly qualified team with strong potential, strategic experience and cohesive professionals focused on their clients’ business objectives. To my opinion, their key strengths are the quality of their product and a proactive approach.

My main contact is Andrei Kolupaev, who leads his team. I have a very positive impression of him and like the high-end quality of the professional product he and his team produce.

High quality, strong expertise and a client-oriented approach are the strengths of the firm. I believe their performance is really good in terms of value for money.

My main contact is Andrei Kolupaev. He stands out for the top quality of his legal expertise, strategic thinking and professional approach.

I have experience working with Lexwell & Partners for many years. In my opinion Lexwell’s main advantages are deep involvement in the peculiarities of clients’ business processes and the super-professionalism of the team led by Andrei Kolupaev.

Andrei Kolupaev is one of the greatest Ukrainian lawyers I have ever worked with. I also want to mention senior associates Igor Nagai and Zhanna Gariacha. Lexwell’s team showed excellent knowledge of the Ukrainian process of law and, what is most important, great experience in the implementation of this process during cases and court trials in Ukraine and foreign jurisdictions, including Great Britain and the US.

Key clients

ArcelorMittal

Bridgestone

CRH

DuPont

Evraz

Naftogaz

State Property Fund of Ukraine

Sumitomo

Toyota

Ukrainian Government

VS Energy

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Lexwell & Partners is praised for its 'prompt feedback, flexibility, timeliness, respect for the client's opinion and deep professional experience'. The practice led by counsel Igor Nagai provides a broad range of corporate advice to clients at all stages of their development, from local Ukrainian companies to multinational corporations. It is highly regarded for its work in key sectors including energy, construction, automotive, metallurgy and pharmaceuticals.

Testimonials

Andrei Kolupaev is a very reliable lawyer, he makes good suggestions and achieves excellent results.

I consider this team to be a very professional and successful. They are very focused and attentive to details. They met all our expectations and are able to provide efficient solutions in each specific case.

Andrei Kolupaev ensures the top quality of the services provided. His advice is very effective and right to the point. He is a very reliable and smart professional.

The team is very strong. It demonstrates deep expertise and provides the best results. A holistic and business-oriented approach is the team’s key strength.

Andrei Kolupaev and Igor Nagai are very good professionals. Both provide top-quality advice and the best value due to their deep expertise and holistic approach.

Andrei Kolupaev provides top-quality legal expertise, strategic thinking and a professional approach.

Lexwell’s main advantages are its deep involvement in its clients’ business processes and the super-professionalism of the team.

Andrei Kolupaev is one of the greatest Ukrainian lawyers I have ever worked with. Igor Nagai and Zhanna Gariacha also deserve a mention. All of Lexwell’s team show excellent knowledge of Ukrainian law.

The whole team is extremely skilful but Andrei Kolupaev particularly stands out due to his strong skills as well as his client-oriented approach.

Key clients

ArcelorMittal

CRH

Evraz

Forbes&Manhattan

Isuzu

Millhouse Capital

PHV (Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger)

Rabobank

Sojitz

Subaru

Sumitomo

Summit Motors Ukraine

Toyota

VS Energy

ING

Real estate and construction Tier 2

At Lexwell & Partners, 'the team is very professional and successful, and it is very attentive to the details.' The 'very focused and smartAndrei Kolupaev leads the practice, which has an impressive roster of clients, among which are ArcelorMittal and Toyota. It has a strong reputation for handling complex land-related transactions, and its recent work also included environmental, planning and permitting matters for large mining projects.

Testimonials

Lexwell & Partners is not a big legal firm but it has a strong focus on client needs. Their analyses and consultancy usually are quite deep and comprehensive which is always helpful for business.

I had the experience of working with other legal firms in Ukraine but Lexwell & Partners demonstrated better quality of service because it delivers exactly what you need.

From my experience, Lexwell & Partners delivers higher quality legal advice with a focus on the customer needs.

They met all our expectations and are able to provide efficient solutions.

I work primary with Andrei Kolupaev who ensures the top quality of the services provided. In comparison with competitors, his advice seems very effective and right to the point.’

Lexwell & Partners has a highly qualified team with strong potential, strategic experience and cohesive professionals focused on their clients’ business objectives. In my opinion, their key strengths are the quality of their product and their proactive approach.

My main contact is Andrei Kolupaev, who leads this team. I have a very positive impression and like the high-end quality of the professional product he and his team produce.

They provide top quality advice and ensure the best results. It has high quality, strong expertise and a client-oriented approach. I believe their performance is really good in terms of value for money.

Andrei Kolupaev stand out for the top quality of his legal expertise, his strategic thinking and his professional approach.

Key clients

Amstar

ArcelorMittal

CRH

DeVision

Evraz

Forbes&Manhattan

Ministry of Justice

Sumitec

Sumitomo

Toyota

VS Energy

Tax Tier 2

Lexwell & Partners is recommended for its 'client-oriented and proactive approach, and its high level of professionalism'. Tetiana Kolga leads the tax practice, which draws on the skills of litigation and corporate partners such as Andrei Kolupaev and Igor Nagai to handle tax structuring and contentious matters for an impressive roster of corporate clients, among which are ArcelorMittal, Sumitomo and Toyota. The firm focuses on tax advice in the context of large corporate and financing transactions, as well as handling compliance matters under new tax legislation and high-value disputes.

Testimonials

‘The team is bright and on top of the details but without losing sight of the whole picture.

Andrei Kolupaev is commercially focused. He always sees the whole picture and looks to achieve his client’s business as well as legal goals.

The firm is good at finding solutions, with in-depth study, excellent experience, a client-oriented and proactive approach, and a high level of professionalism.

Andrei Kolupaev, Igor Nagai and Olena Tregubova have the ability to find non-routine solutions for clients.

A high level of professionalism and engagement. Their tax expertise includes advisory work, litigation management and court case management.

The firm provides tailor-made services and customer orientation.

Key clients

ArcelorMittal

CRH

Evraz

Ministry of Justice

Naftogaz

State Oil

Sumitomo

Toyota

VS Energy

The firm

Lexwell & Partners was founded in the course of reorganisation of Vasil Kisil & Partners, a pioneer in the field of international law in Ukraine. This reorganisation was due to increased legal practice and necessity to introduce additional areas of expertise. Now, Lexwell & Partners offers a full range of legal services to international and major Ukrainian clients, among them:

ABN Amro, AET, Amstar, ArcelorMittal, Bridgestone, Bunge, Cargill, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CRH, DuPont, East Metals, Eurobank, Evraz, Gas of Ukraine, Honda Trading, ING, Interpipe, Intesa Sanpaolo, Marubeni, Millhouse, Morningstar, Naftogaz (National Oil&Gas Company), Pfizer, PHV (Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger), Rabobank, Red Bull, Schenker, Sojtz, Subaru, Sumitomo, Suzuki, Toyota, Ukrainian Ministry of Justice, VS Energy.

The firm supplies value adding solutions and is focused on providing advice which is of very high quality, business-oriented and pragmatic. As the result, it has earned an excellent reputation in the Ukrainian legal market among clients and peers. According to peer’s review and international legal surveys, Lexwell and Partners, among others, was named No.1 regarding the largest M&A deal in Ukraine ($3bn) published in 2008 by the Yuridicheskaya Practica (YP), the leading professional journal in Ukraine; named No 1 as per rating of high-profile international disputes published by YP in 2009 ($1bn), 2012 ($1bn) and 2016 ($2bn); named No.1 among the Ukrainian law firms ranked by revenue per lawyer by YP in 2014 and 2017; ranked Tier 2 in dispute resolution, tax, real estate, commercial, corporate and M&A practices by the Legal 500 during 2014-2017; named among Top 5 most efficient law firms in Ukraine according to the rating of YP published annually during 2005-2017; named among Top 10 Ukrainian largest cross-borders M&A deals ranked by Forbes Ukraine in 2011-2013; named among the Top10 Ukrainian law firms for its international arbitrations and investments practices in 2016 by the Yuridecheskaya Gazeta, Ukrainian well-known professional legal edition; named among Top15 largest law firms-tax payers by the Voice of the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine in 2017.

Lexwell & Partners has acted as a lead and/or co-advisor in a great number of complex national and international arbitrations/litigations, large-scale investment projects, M&A and privatisation transactions for amounts exceeding tens of billions of US dollars and with the participation of the leading international law firms, financial institutions, investment companies, real estate brokers and other advisors, including:

Allen & Overy, Ali? Partners, Arthur Cox, Backer & McKenzie, Baker Tilly, Blackstone, Bird & Bird, CBRE, Chadbourne & Parke, Colliers, Concorde Capital, Dragon Capital, DTZ, Ernst & Young, Freshfields Bruckhause Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells, ING, Jones Day, King & Wood Mallesons, KPMG, Norton Rose Fulbright, Patrikios Pavlou & Associates, PwC, Quinn Emanuel Urguhart & Sullivan, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Unicredit, Winston & Strawn.

Areas of practice

The firms experience cut across the entire spectrum of business and commercial law. From M&A to international arbitration, from local challenges to the most sophisticated international transactions.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition
Banking and finance
Corporate
Environment
Intellectual property
International trade
Labour and employment
Land/real estate
Litigation and arbitration
Mergers and acquisitions
Natural resources and energy
Privatisation
Tax
Number of lawyers : 13
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