Dr Julian Ries > Integrites > Kyiv, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

KYIV 01015

Work Department

Corporate and M&A


Partner, Head of International Offices


Dr. Julian Ries advises clients from various industries including agriculture, automotive, energy and natural resources on corporate, M&A, and general commercial issues. He has extensive experience in restructuring and tax matters and mediation services.

Prior to joining INTEGRITES in 2015, Julian Ries worked for more than 10 years at major European law firms in Ukraine as co-managing and managing partner of Kyiv offices. At the start of his career, in 2000, he had a four-year tenure at a major local law firm in Bremen.

Dr. Julian Ries is a commercial mediator (TENOS AG, Hamburg) and has many years of experience in negotiating in conflict situations within and between enterprises, particularly with intercultural aspects.


German, English, Russian


Julian Ries studied law at the Universities of Osnabruck, Kiel (doctorate) and Hanseatic Supreme Land Court, Bremen. He completed his doctoral thesis on Russian corporate law, during which he improved his knowledge of law in emerging markets through internships with Andersen Legal, Moscow, in 1999, and Clyde & Co, Hong Kong, in 2000. He gained admission to the German Bar in 2002.

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Employment

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 friendlyIllya 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.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.