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Integrites
1 DOBROVOLCHYKH BATALIONIV ST
KYIV 01015
Ukraine

INTEGRITES is a full-service law firm with offices in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, representative offices in Germany 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 award by the Lawyer European Awards 2021 and Chambers Europe Awards 2022.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction Dr. Oleksiy Felivoleksiy.feliv@integrites.com
Senior Partner, Corporate and M&A Dr. Julian Riesjulian.ries@integrites.com
Senior Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A, Employment, Compliance Illya Tkachukillya.tkachuk@integrites.com
Counsel, Corporate and M&A, Employment Vasyl Yurmanovychvasyl.yurmanovych@integrites.com
Senior Partner, Antitrust and Competition Vyacheslav Korchevvyacheslav.korchev@integrites.com
Counsel, Antitrust and Competition Yaroslav Medvedievyaroslav.medvediev@integrites.com
Partner, Head of the CIS Arbitration Practice Olena Perepelynskaolena.perepelynska@integrites.com
Partner, Head of Cross-Border Litigation Dmytro Marchukovdmytro.marchukov@integrites.com
Partner, Head of Domestic Litigation and White-Collar Crime Oleksandr Onishchenkooleksandr.onishchenko@integrites.com
Partner, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration Serhii Uvarovserhii.uvarov@integrites.com
Partner, Head of Banking and Finance Igor Krasovskiyigor.krasovskiy@integrites.com
Partner, Banking and Finance Dr. Oleh Zahnitkooleh.zahnitko@integrites.com
Partner, Head of Tax and Customs Viktoriya Fomenkoviktoriya.fomenko@integrites.com
Counsel, Head of International Trade Serhii Lakhnosergey.lakhno@integrites.com
Counsel, Head of Foreign Desk Dmitriy Nyshpaldmitriy.nyshpal@integrites.com
Senior Associate, Head of Intellectual Property Daria Ganzienkodariya.ganzienko@integrites.com
Counsel, International Arbitration Krystyna Khripkovakrystyna.khripkova@integrites.com
Counsel, International Trade Yevgen Ivanetsyevgen.ivanets@integrites.com
Counsel, Banking and Finance Olena Savchukolena.savchuk@integrites.com
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Oleksiy Feliv photoDr Oleksiy FelivManaging partner
Viktoriya Fomenko photoMrs Viktoriya FomenkoPartner, Head of Tax and Customs
Krystyna Khripkova photoMrs Krystyna KhripkovaCounsel
Vyacheslav Korchev photoMr Vyacheslav KorchevSenior Partner
Igor Krasovskiy photoMr Igor KrasovskiyPartner, Head of Banking & Finance
Serhii Lakhno photo Serhii LakhnoCounsel, Head of International Trade
Dmytro Marchukov photoMr Dmytro MarchukovPartner, Head of Cross-Border Litigation
Yaroslav Medvediev photoMr Yaroslav MedvedievCounsel
Oleksandr Onishchenko photoMr Oleksandr OnishchenkoPartner, Head of Domestic Litigation
Olena Perepelynska photoMrs Olena PerepelynskaPartner, Head of International Arbitration
Julian Ries photoDr Julian RiesSenior Partner
Olena Savchuk photo Olena SavchukCounsel
Illya Tkachuk photoMr Illya TkachukSenior Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A, Employment, Compliance
Serhii Uvarov photoMr Serhii UvarovPartner
Oleh Zahnitko photoDr Oleh ZahnitkoPartner
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American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
Ukrainian Wind Energy Association
International Turkish Ukrainian Business Association
Confederation of Builders of Ukraine

INTEGRITES secured interests of the Swedish group Epiroc in a safeguard investigation

INTEGRITES successfully secured interests of Epiroc (Sweden), one of the global leaders in production of rock drilling equipment, in the safeguard investigation on the imports of three-cone drill bits into Ukraine regardless of country of origin and export. The firm’s International Trade lawyers managed to stop the investigation initiated by the Ukrainian manufacturer of three-cone drill bits, Universal Drilling Technique LLC, without applying safeguard measures on the client.

INTEGRITES successfully represented interests of a leading Ukrainian grain producer in GAFTA arbitration

INTEGRITES successfully protected interests of a Ukrainian grain producer as respondent in a London-seated GAFTA arbitration. With the claimant being a Swiss subsidiary of a Chinese trader, the case involved international sales contract for Ukrainian feed corn.

INTEGRITES secures final win of the Ukrainian state-owned Ukrkhimtransamiak against Togliattiazot

INTEGRITES successfully represented the interests of the Ukrainian state-owned enterprise “Ukrkhimtransamiak”, one of the world's major operators of ammonia pipelines, in arbitration before the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC) against PJSC “Togliattiazot”, a Russian chemical giant, the world's largest ammonia producer.

INTEGRITES – pro bono partner of the virtual conference series Rehousing Ukraine

Initiator and co-host is Affordable Housing Institute (USA) in association with the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program of the Ukrainian Research Institute (Harvard University).

INTEGRITES Contributes To The Completion Of Questionnaire On Ukraine’s EU Membership

INTEGRITES lawyers contributed to the submission of the Ukrainian Government’s response to the European Commission’s questionnaire as part of Ukraine's screening by the European Union for the status of candidate to the membership. Its completion is expected to facilitate the official start of Ukraine’s bid to join the EU, which will hopefully be fast tracked on the heels of the full-scale russian and belorusian military aggression earlier this year. 

Special Equipment from France for Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plants

INTEGRITES has supported Wärtsilä’s France-based Special Applications unit throughout the development of the bidding strategy, participation in two tenders as well as direct negotiations with the State Enterprise “National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” (Ukraine) for the procurement of replacements to the safety backup of nuclear power plant worth over EUR 2 million. 

INTEGRITES advises General Commerce on the privatization of Bilshovyk plant

INTEGRITES acted as a lead legal counsel to General Сommerce LLC in connection with the privatization of JSC “First Kyiv Machine-Building Plant” (Bilshovyk Plant), in particular, on obtaining merger clearance for the privatization.

INTEGRITES advised InVivo Group on the EUR 2,2 bln worth merger with Soufflet Group

INTEGRITES advised InVivo Group* (France) on obtaining merger clearances in Ukraine and other FSU jurisdictions for the acquisition of Soufflet Group**, the French family-owned agri-food group. The transaction has been completed by parties in December 2021. Its value reaching EUR 2,2 bln makes the deal one the major ones on the global agri market in the last decade.

INTEGRITES succeeds in GAFTA arbitration in favour of an Eastern European agricultural commodity trader

INTEGRITES successfully represented the interests of an Eastern European trader as claimant in a London-seated GAFTA arbitration against a Swiss trader as respondent under the sales contract concluded via broker.

INTEGRITES protected the right of Centravis to supply seamless stainless pipes to the Eurasian Economic Union

INTEGRITES successfully protected interests of Centravis, one of the world’s top manufacturers of seamless stainless-steel pipes, in a sunset antidumping investigation. Initiated by the Russian producers of the same product, the investigation related to the import of pipes of the Ukrainian origin onto the territory of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

INTEGRITES represents SE Starokostiantynivskyy milk plant in the dispute against the AMCU regarding the unprecedented fine

INTEGRITES protected the interests of SE Starokostiantynivskyy milk plant in the court of the first instance in a dispute against the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the AMCU). The dispute arose due to the appeal of the AMCU's decision to impose the largest fine in its history (UAH 84 mln or app. USD 3 mln) in the field of protection against unfair competition on the firm’s client.

INTEGRITES advises the National Securities and Stock Market Commission on improving energy commodity markets

INTEGRITES advises the National Securities and Stock Market Commission (NSSMC) on improving energy commodity markets, including organized trading for commodity products, in Ukraine. The firm is part of consortium with PwC EU Services EESV and Correggio Consulting Ltd (both – Belgium) that was awarded implementation of the project by the European Union. The project is a registered technical assistance administered through the Delegation of European Commission in Ukraine.

INTEGRITES assisted Sturgeon Capital with due diligence of PeopleForce

INTEGRITES assisted Sturgeon Capital*, the UK-based investment boutique, with the due diligence of PeopleForce**, an HRM solution provider for small and medium businesses with main operations based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Following the successful due diligence, Sturgeon Capital, with the participation of other strategic investors, has closed its first investment in Ukraine – USD 700K round for PeopleForce. The capital injection will be used to develop new features, grow the internal team, expand into new markets, and increase brand awareness.

New wins in two disputes: INTEGRITES successfully protected interests of a German company in a dispute against NNEGC Energoatom

INTEGRITES successfully protected interests of a German equipment manufacturer before the Commercial Cassation Court in a dispute related to the recovery of inflation losses and 3% of the annual interest rate in the amount of UAH 6 mln. The dispute arose due to failure of NNEGC Energoatom, one of Ukraine’s largest energy generating state-owned enterprises, to pay the long overdue debt for the special equipment supplied by the firm’s client to SSE Chornobyl NPP.

INTEGRITES advises Longwing Energy S.C.A. on launching Phase I of 500 MW Zaporizhzhia Wind Park

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.

INTEGRITES advised Khlibni Investytsii on USD 3 mln financing for the construction of a new production line

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.

INTEGRITES protected interests of the German equipment manufacturer in a dispute with SE NNEGC Energoatom

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.

Success in the court of appeal: INTEGRITES protected interests of one of the leading Ukrainian vegetable oil producers in the UAH 25 mln tax dispute

INTEGRITES protected interests of one of the leading Ukrainian producers of sunflower and rapeseed oils at the administrative court of appeal in the UAH 25 mln tax dispute against the Office of Major Taxpayers of the State Tax Service.

INTEGRITES secures the lowest dumping margin for the Chinese steel producer

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.

INTEGRITES has advised Minfin and Ukrgasbank on EUR 30 mln convertible loan from IFC

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.

INTEGRITES secures the lowest dumping margin for the Chinese steel producer

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.

GRC.ua: INTEGRITES is among TOP-10 best employers among law firms in Ukraine

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 Energoatom

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 line

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.

INTEGRITES advises Longwing Energy S.C.A. on launching Phase I of 500 MW Zaporizhzhia Wind Park

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.

INTEGRITES successfully protected interests of a German company in a dispute against NNEGC Energoatom

INTEGRITES successfully protected interests of a German equipment manufacturer before the Commercial Cassation Court in a dispute related to the recovery of inflation losses and 3% of the annual interest rate in the amount of UAH 6 mln. The dispute arose due to failure of NNEGC Energoatom, one of Ukraine’s largest energy generating state-owned enterprises, to pay the long overdue debt for the special equipment supplied by the firm’s client to SSE Chornobyl NPP.