Firm Profile > Integrites > Kyiv, Ukraine
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Integrites > The Legal 500 Rankings
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Integrites exhibits '‘professionalism with a human touch' and it is 'an exceptionally good law firm providing excellent legal and strategic advice'. The firm predominantly acts for international and domestic private enterprises in both litigation and arbitration. In 2020, it handled arbitration matters with a combined value of more than $3.5bn. It also has niche expertise in litigation in the chemicals, energy, fintech and e-payments industries. Dmytro Marchukov leads on cross-border litigation, while Oleksandr Onishchenko represents clients in domestic litigation and Olena Perepelynska handles international arbitration cases. Serhii Uvarov and Krystyna Khripkova, who were promoted to partner and counsel respectively in April 2021, play increasingly important roles in the practice.
Dmytro Marchukov; Oleksandr Onishchenko; Olena Perepelynska
Other key lawyers:
Serhii Uvarov; Krystyna Khripkova
‘Professionalism with a human touch.’
‘I am always happy to talk to them. They always solve my problems and promptly answer my questions in a professional way.’
‘It has a result-oriented approach, not just legal comments – they do the job to get the things done’
‘Serhii Uvarov is recommended for his availability, responsiveness and quality of service.’
‘They are an exceptionally good law firm. They provide excellent legal and strategic advice. They are very well connected, both in business and political circles. Comfortably the best of the many law firms I have worked with in Ukraine. Also their written and spoken English is fluent, which is critically important from our perspective.’
‘Dmytro Marchukov is always available, heavily involved in all of the work, very clever and strategic Oleksandr Onishchenko provided excellent advice on privacy and defamation. He is very bright and a good strategist. Krystyna Khripkova is an excellent senior associate.’
‘Olexander Onishenko has great experience and leads his team on the way to achieving the best result for the client.’
‘It is quite challenging to find a law firm with a strong focus on international trade law issues here in Ukraine. We were lucky to start working with Integrites, which impressed us with its track record and deep knowledge in this field. I am very positive about our cooperation since they deliver not only legal consultations but business-oriented advice. They also understand our industry and the challenges we face as if they were working in it.’
PJSC NPC Ukrenergo
State Enterprise Ukrkhimtransamiak
Energy Tier 1Integrites is 'a very reliable and effective firm that is able to solve challenging issues'. 'They know the industry well, as well as the challenges companies face while implementing projects in Ukraine'. The practice, which is led by Oleksiy Feliv, is heavily involved in the financing of energy projects, most notably in the renewables sector. Its recent highlights included handling the financing of the 250MW Syvash wind farm in southern Ukraine for Norwegian company NBT.
‘The main advantage of the team of Integrites is that they know very well the energy and construction sector and always bring a solution. The lawyers are really business-oriented and they are able to go into the details, which makes their consultation very helpful and efficient. They have the communication skills and the ability to protect the client’s position successfully up to the end.’
‘Oleksiy Feliv is an ideas maker for development, strategy, lobbying, negotiation and support in project financing procedures. He can organise great support starting from the beginning of the project up to its successful conclusion.’
‘A very reliable and effective firm that is able to solve challenging issues.’
‘The firm is sincere and honest, keeping close watch on assignments and updates.’
‘Integrites is very strong in supporting energy projects. They know the industry well, as well as the challenges companies face while implementing projects in Ukraine. It was my pleasure to work with them. ’
‘My main contact is Oleksiy Feliv. He is a strong energy expert. He knows the industry very well and that is why we saved much time on finding out how everything works. He is a perfect negotiator and it is a real pleasure to work with him. He is a name to remember to foreign investors coming to Ukraine to implement their business ventures. You will hardly find an expert of the same level.’
PJSC NPC Ukrenergo
AKW Ukrainian Kaolin
International trade Tier 1
Integrites has grown its presence in high-value cross-border trade matters, both regulatory and contentious. It recently acted for a group of Ukrainian dairy producers in a $240m safeguard investigation, proving that state aid enables the European exporters to subsidise lower prices on the Ukrainian market. Counsel and international trade practice head Sergey Lakhno has 20 years of experience in WTO law, preferential trade agreements, trade remedy measures and the harmonisation of local regulations with TWO and EU law. Counsel Yevgen Ivanets focuses on economic investigations and trade defence.
Other key lawyers:
‘It is quite challenging to find a law firm with a strong focus on international trade law issues here in Ukraine. We were lucky to start working with Integrites, which impressed us with its track record and deep knowledge in this field. I am very positive about our cooperation since they deliver not only legal consultations but business-oriented advice. They also understand our industry and challenges we face as if they were working in it. ’
‘My main contacts for this project were Sergey Lakhno and Yevgen Ivanets. They both are good experts in international trade, probably the best in Ukraine. I was impressed by their legal knowledge, industry background and problem-solving approach. I would definitely recommend them to people I know from other industries going through the anti-dumping investigations.’
Group of 12 Ukrainian dairy products producers (the biggest enterprises operating in the industry TerraFood Ukraine, KOMO Ukraine, JSC Milk Alliance, Lustdorf Ltd., Galichyna Milk Plant, Lubensky Milk Plant, Starokonstantinovsky Milk Plant)
Nikolaev Alumina Plant
Foshan Vinmay Stainless Steel Co. (China)
LifeLong Meditech Private Ltd. (India)
The banking and finance team at Integrites is 'very strong and motivated', with one client remarking that responses are 'very quick, very good and understandable'. Practice heads Igor Krasovskiy and Oleh Zahnitko, and senior associate Olena Savchuk, are the names to note. Their work focuses on the financing of high-profile renewable energy projects, as well as M&A transactions in the banking sector, synthetic local currency lending, OTC derivatives, risk participation schemes, mezzanine lending, and both asset-based and secured loans.
Igor Krasovskiy; Oleh Zahnitko
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is very strong and motivated , able to give support in many areas of activities like commercial, legal, banking and compared with other firms the answers are very quick, very good and understandable.’
‘For nine years we have a very good cooperation with senior associate Olena Savchuk for support in contractual issues and communication with our suppliers in Ukraine. She is very dedicated and has a very professional attitude delivering the requested information in an understandable mode for all the involved parties.’
‘The team is very strong in finance area. It is the first choice for us when we need a local law advice in Ukraine.’
‘Igor Krasovskiy and Olena Savchuk are the main contacts for us. They are available 24/7 and render perfect services.’
FC LeoGaming Pay LLC
Integrites is 'very proactive, attentive to details, executing everything in time and predicting client's needs'. As one client notes: 'they are very good in generating new solutions helping to unblock the negotiation process'. The practice is led by Illya Tkachuk, who works closely with Munich-based partner Julian Ries. It is increasingly involved in major M&A transactions, notably in the energy, agriculture and retail sectors.
Other key lawyers:
Yulia Bleshmudt; Olga Tersina
‘Integrites’ commercial, corporate and M&A team is very proactive, attentive to details, executing everything in time and predicting client’s needs. This team provides clients with legal updates and legal alerts.’
‘Compared to the other law firms they usually give good business solutions and propose different options for resolving problems.’
‘Illya Tkachuk is skilled in corporate solutions, attentive to the client matters and he understands the peculiarities of different industries.’
‘Associate Yulia Bleshmudt is proactive and attentive to the client’s requests. She stays one step ahead of client’s issues. She drafts good contracts and memorandums.’
‘Associate Olga Tersina is good in corporate matters and in preparing of legal due diligence.’
‘The team has good expertise and fast reaction to the requests.’
‘I would specially outline Illya Tkachuk who is a good lawyer and matured negotiator. He helped us to find solutions in very complicated situations. Also, I would mark Yulia Bleshmudt who is very responsible and attentive to details.’
‘Illya Tkachuk always tries to make himself available in case of need, is excellent in labour law and produces the exact answers to concrete questions.’
Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and JSB Ukrgazbank
Competition Tier 2
Integrites advises leading domestic and international companies on concerted practices and abuse of dominance investigations, merger control, competition investigations and antitrust litigation. The firm acted for metals OSTCHEM in a dispute challenging an AMCU decision on abuse of dominance. The practice is led by newly-promoted partner Serhiy Shershun, whose experience includes a seven-year stint as the State Commissioner of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. Senior litigation partner Vyacheslav Korchev also plays a key role.
Other key lawyers:
AKW Ukrainian Kaolin Company
Ministry of finance of Ukraine
Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC)
36 regional gas companies in Ukraine
Employment Tier 2
The employment practice at Integrites has ‘perfect knowledge of practical issues and is always easy accessible'. Clients note the firm's 'responsiveness, engagement and willingness to contribute on practical matters that some other firms might consider out of scope'. The 'very pragmatic and friendly' Illya Tkachuk and German-qualified partner Julian Ries are the names to note. Their work spans recruitment and dismissals, social security matters, trade union negotiations, disputes and the employment of foreign nationals.
Illya Tkachuk; Julian Ries
‘I relied quite heavily on Integrites local expertise when we went through a process to incorporate a legal entity in Ukraine as part of our corporate expansion. Their support is ongoing and has been vital in us being able to efficiently establish our presence in the country. In particular, I would credit them for responsiveness, their engagement in the project and their willingness to contribute on practical matters that some other firms might consider out of scope.’
‘Illya Tkachuk has a good level of expertise in the corporate law, is easy to communicate with and provides fast reaction to requests.’
‘Perfect knowledge of practical issues, always easy accessible’
‘Flexibility, personal approach, knowledge of the client’s history.’
‘Great reactivity. Illya Tkachuk always strives to anticipate business needs beyond legal requests sent to him. He is a great partner.’
‘Illya Tkachuk is very pragmatic, friendly and strives to put himself in the shoes of his client.’
MAI CEE Insurance Brokers
Private client Tier 2
Integrites' team is 'composed of highly skilled legal experts who have broad international experience'. The firm handles a growing portfolio of private client work for high-net-worth individuals, notably for tax matters, business structuring and high-value disputes. Tax and customs specialist Viktoriya Fomenko and litigator Dmytro Marchukov are the lead partners. CIS arbitration practice head Olena Perepelynska is also recommended.
Viktoriya Fomenko; Dmytro Marchukov
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is composed of highly skilled legal experts who have broad international experience. They provide top-quality comprehensive advice on Ukrainian law which make them a unique team player on complex international transactions and multi-jurisdictional disputes.’
‘Dmytro Marchukov is a brilliant legal mind, highly competent and very devoted to his clients. His professional skills and human approach make him the best legal advisor on any complex matter.’
‘Dmytro Marchukov has been exceptionally hardworking and responsive ’
‘Integrites offers a wide variety of legal services, with its private client practice standing out for its tailor-made advice and careful client handling.’
‘Dmytro Marchukov is an exceptional lawyer with niche expertise in several areas, including the private client sector. Dmytro provides a fresh and creative approach on matters, while maintaining an excellent relationship, something which is guided by his fine-tuned communication skills and market confidence.’
‘The team advised us on tax issues related to separation of business due to political issues. The case was complex because of the tension between Ukraine and Russia. I am happy with the work done by the team.’
‘They are good lawyers to work with, their advice is sound. What impressed me is that they explain complex things in an easy way and find a way out of the most troublesome situation. If I need to recommend a law firm dealing with tax issues, I would definitely say Integrites is the best choice in terms of level of service, expertise and fees. Viktoriya Fomenko is excellent in tax work.’
‘Collaborating with Dmytro Marchukov on cross-border litigation in asset tracing and recovery was a pleasure. Their high professionalism, hard work and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and general commercial practice led to great results for the client.’
Real estate and construction Tier 2Integrites focuses predominantly on the construction of renewable energy projects, which includes handling EPC contracts and project financing documents, as well as the acquisition of land. Real estate head Oleksiy Feliv recently assisted EuroCape with the development and construction of two wind farms with a total capacity of 500MW.
‘Integrites is the team of professionals able to consult or solve any difficult issue in the sphere, reliable, able to properly communicate with private sector and governmental authorities.’
‘The team is good at delivering advice on real estate issues. Yes, they are unique on the market. Probably, the best ones here. I would recommend their expertise to international companies, investors coming to Ukraine. They are compliant, transparent, easy to deal with and have strong expertise. They met my requirements and I could not ask for more.’
‘Oleksiy Feliv is very good in real estate issues. He knows the energy industry very well and that’s why he is aware of challenges we may face on our way and what initiatives should be done to avoid them or minimise the effect. He is a name to remember for companies operating in the renewable energy field.’
‘Oleksiy Feliv is the real estate expert in Ukraine. He could give us a perfect assessment of the situation of the real estate market, including price estimations and the situation at the local authorities and how the building permission will look. A very great benefit was that he was also perfectly speaking English, German, Russian and Ukrainian.’
AKW Ukrainian Kaolin
Tax Tier 2
Integrites is 'one of the best on the local market and always provides high-level advice on complex tax and customs matters'. The firm has a busy practice for advice on domestic tax and customs disputes, transfer pricing, regulatory compliance and the support of cross-border corporate transactions. Viktoriya Fomenko heads up the team, which includes senior associates Oleg Kotliar and the 'smart, attentive' Kostyantin Kharchenko.
Other key lawyers:
Oleg Kotliar; Kostyantin Kharchenko
‘Integrites is advising us on changes in tax legislation and evaluate all possible risks related to these changes. They also succeeded in resolving a criminal case against one of the counterparties. I am happy to be with the team because they are one of the best on the local market.’
‘I use INTEGRITES for complex tax matters and they are always providing high-level advice. ’
‘This team is our legal partner in all issues related to tax and customs issues. Since tax legislation in Ukraine is changing constantly, without their assistance we would spend all our working time to monitor these changes and to be compliant with it. Integrites team does this for us saving our time and efforts. So, we have capacity to develop business being sure that we are on a safe side in terms of tax. Viktoriya Fomenko is my first contact when it comes to tax issues and she is a name to remember. ’
‘I know that they are one of the best law firms in Ukraine when it comes to renewable energy projects. I believe it is because they offer full legal assistance at each project stage implementation. They see the whole picture, evaluate and minimise risks, and when they see the problem, they offer the best possible solutions. I appreciate and trust their advice. It is always thoughtful, comprehensive and reasonable.’
‘The team not only manages our day-to-day tax matters but also handles tax disputes. With the help of INTERGITES we managed to win tax dispute at pre-trial stage. ’
‘Viktoria Fomenko handled tax and customs issues related to the project. Her support was very useful. She is an experienced lawyer, she understands how our business and industry works. Two other people Oleg Kotliar and Konstantyn Kharchenko were also involved into the project. ’
‘The team is very strong in tax disputes. Their strategies are innovative and effective. They always offer a few scenarios to settle the case and minimise risks.’
‘My first contact at INTEGRITES is Viktoriya Fomenko. She is a partner of the firm and head of tax practice. She is very experienced in tax matters and especially in tax disputes. She is clear and consistent in her advice that I rely on. Kostyantin Kharchenko also did tax work for us. He is smart, attentive to details and easy to deal with.’
NBT AS/Total Eren
White-collar crime Tier 2
The Kiev office of Integrites assists a mix of clients with criminal proceedings, including victims of crime, suspects and individuals whose rights and interests have been violated during an investigation. Oleksandr Onishchenko leads the practice, which handled more than 50 cases in 2020, notably in the areas of tax evasion, fraud and other offences against state authorities.
Intellectual property Tier 3
At Integrites, senior associate Dariya Ganzienko leads the practice, which handles copyright disputes, trade mark infringement, IP audits, contracts and licensing agreements. The firm has a growing client base among IT and software development companies, and it also assists clients in sectors such as construction, health and defence. Associate Daryna Vasylieva is 'friendly, efficient, practical and quick to respond'.
Other key lawyers:
‘They are very responsive and easy to work with – quick to understand what we need and are trying to achieve.’
‘Daryna Vasylieva is always practical and quick to respond.’
‘The firm has a result-oriented approach and does the job to get the things done.’
‘The firm has a result-oriented approach and expertise in multiple practice areas, including IP litigation.’
‘Daryna Vasylieva is friendly, responsive and efficient.’
Integrites > Firm Profile
INTEGRITES is a full-service law firm with offices in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia, and representative offices in Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK. The firm provides legal service to companies seeking comprehensive advice on large deals and major disputes, as well as day-to-day operation.
The mission of the firm is to help companies concentrate on the development of their business while lawyers at INTEGRITES take care of the legal issues. With profound industry-focused expertise, the firm delivers legal solutions that add value to the business of clients 80% of which are international. Alongside the countries of presence, INTEGRITES makes its legal expertise available to clients from other jurisdictions through three foreign desks – teams of qualified lawyers with unique German-, French- and Turkish-speaking competence. The firm also closely cooperates with a well-established partner network of over 100 international law firms.
INTEGRITES is highly recommended for its dispute resolution work performed by the recognized legal experts in international arbitration, cross-border and domestic litigation. The team represented the interests of the clients in more than 100 international commercial and investment proceedings under the arbitration rules of major international arbitration centers.
INTEGRITES is an internationally recognized legal counsel to companies working in the energy sector, in particular, renewables. The firm represents the biggest international clients with a cumulative commitment to 2 GW of wind and 500 MW solar power projects in Ukraine, which ensures the firm’s leading position on the regional market.
The firm and its lawyers are recognized by the leading legal rankings – Chambers Global/Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, IFLR1000, GAR100, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers. The firm has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by the Lawyer European Awards 2020 and Chambers Europe Awards 2021.
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|Senior Partner, Head of International Offices, Corporate and M&A||Dr. Julian Riesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
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|Mr Oleksandr Onishchenko||Partner, Head of Domestic Litigation||View Profile|
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LanguagesEnglish German Spanish Turkish Kazakh Dutch Ukrainian Russian
MembershipsAmerican Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Press Releases4th October 2021 INTEGRTIES has advised the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine (Minfin) and JSB Ukrgasbank, a state-owned bank, in connection with EUR 30 mln loan agreement and implementation agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The five-year loan for Ukrgasbank comes with an option for IFC to convert the loan into the common shares. The deal is unique for the Ukrainian banking market and is an important step towards privatization of Ukrgasbank.
4th October 2021 International Trade practice at INTEGRITES successfully represented interests of Foshan Vinmay Stainless Steel Co. Ltd* (China) in the antidumping investigation initiated by the leading Russian stainless pipes producers. The investigation related to the imports of welded stainless pipes manufactured in China to the customs territory of the Eurasian Economic Union.
4th October 2021 INTEGRITES is among TOP-10 best employers among law firms in Ukraine in 2020-21, according to the survey by grc.ua. The survey covered almost 500 companies from 20 industries. More than 6,000 respondents defined the criteria they use when choosing a job, as well as identified the most attractive industries and employers.
INTEGRITES protected interests of the German equipment manufacturer in a dispute with SE NNEGC Energoatom4th October 2021 INTEGRITES Domestic Litigation team assisted the German equipment manufacturer to recover losses caused by the long-term non-repayment of the debt by one of Ukraine’s largest energy generating state-owned enterprises – NNEGC Energoatom.
INTEGRITES advised Khlibni Investytsii on USD 3 mln financing for the construction of a new production line4th October 2021 INTEGRITES advised Chanta Mount, a subsidiary of the leading Ukrainian bakery producer Khlibni Investytsii, on USD 3 mln financing extended by Raiffeisen Bank International for construction of a new production line.
4th October 2021 INTEGRITES advises EuroCape Ukraine I LLC, an indirect subsidiary of LongWing Energy S.C.A., a Luxemburg-based independent power producer operating renewable assets in Europe, on commissioning of Phase I of the 500 MW Zaporizhzhia Wind Park. The facility is one of the most large-scale onshore wind farms being under construction in Ukraine.