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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.
|Managing Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction||Dr. Oleksiy Felivfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senior Partner, Corporate and M&A||Dr. Julian Riesemail@example.com|
|Senior Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A, Employment, Compliance||Illya Tkachukfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counsel, Corporate and M&A, Employment||Vasyl Yurmanovychemail@example.com|
|Senior Partner, Antitrust and Competition||Vyacheslav Korchevfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counsel, Antitrust and Competition||Yaroslav Medvedievemail@example.com|
|Partner, Head of the CIS Arbitration Practice||Olena Perepelynskafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner, Head of Cross-Border Litigation||Dmytro Marchukovemail@example.com|
|Partner, Head of Domestic Litigation and White-Collar Crime||Oleksandr Onishchenkofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner, Cross-Border Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration||Serhii Uvarovemail@example.com|
|Partner, Head of Banking and Finance||Igor Krasovskiyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Partner, Banking and Finance||Dr. Oleh Zahnitkoemail@example.com|
|Partner, Head of Tax and Customs||Viktoriya Fomenkofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counsel, Head of International Trade||Serhii Lakhnoemail@example.com|
|Counsel, Head of Foreign Desk||Dmitriy Nyshpalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Senior Associate, Head of Intellectual Property||Daria Ganzienkoemail@example.com|
|Counsel, International Arbitration||Krystyna Khripkovafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Counsel, International Trade||Yevgen Ivanetsemail@example.com|
|Counsel, Banking and Finance||Olena Savchukfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Oleksiy Feliv||Managing partner||View Profile|
|Mrs Viktoriya Fomenko||Partner, Head of Tax and Customs||View Profile|
|Mrs Krystyna Khripkova||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Vyacheslav Korchev||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Igor Krasovskiy||Partner, Head of Banking & Finance||View Profile|
|Serhii Lakhno||Counsel, Head of International Trade||View Profile|
|Mr Dmytro Marchukov||Partner, Head of Cross-Border Litigation||View Profile|
|Mr Yaroslav Medvediev||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Oleksandr Onishchenko||Partner, Head of Domestic Litigation||View Profile|
|Mrs Olena Perepelynska||Partner, Head of International Arbitration||View Profile|
|Dr Julian Ries||Senior Partner||View Profile|
|Olena Savchuk||Counsel||View Profile|
|Mr Illya Tkachuk||Senior Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A, Employment, Compliance||View Profile|
|Mr Serhii Uvarov||Partner||View Profile|
|Dr Oleh Zahnitko||Partner||View Profile|
LanguagesEnglish German Spanish Turkish Kazakh Ukrainian
MembershipsAmerican 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
Press Releases8th November 2022 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 arbitration8th November 2022 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.
8th November 2022 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.
11th July 2022 Initiator and co-host is Affordable Housing Institute (USA) in association with the Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program of the Ukrainian Research Institute (Harvard University).
11th July 2022 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.
11th July 2022 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.
11th July 2022 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.
11th July 2022 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 trader11th July 2022 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 Union11th July 2022 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 fine11th July 2022 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 markets11th July 2022 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.
11th July 2022 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 Energoatom11th July 2022 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.
11th July 2022 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 line11th July 2022 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 Energoatom11th July 2022 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 dispute11th July 2022 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.
11th July 2022 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 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.