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Lexwell & Partners
KYIV 01001

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.

Antitrust and competition
Banking and finance
Intellectual property
International trade
Labour and employment
Land/real estate
Litigation and arbitration
Mergers and acquisitions
Natural resources and energy
Number of lawyers : 13