Firm Profile > Vasil Kisil & Partners > Kiev, Ukraine

Vasil Kisil & Partners
01030 KIEV

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners 'impresses with its thoroughness and its ability to seamlessly navigate between complex areas of law'. Oleg Alyoshin leads on arbitration and Andriy Stelmashchuk is head of litigation. The firm acted for Piraeus Bank in a debt collection case in the Supreme Court. Among the firm's clients are Imperial Tobacco and Cargill Financial Services.

Employment Tier 1

Practice head Oksana Voynarovska and counsel Valeriya Savchuk at Vasil Kisil & Partners have 'profound knowledge and extensive experience, and approach every task with dedication and great skill'. They assisted British American Tobacco with immigration and contract matters, as well as labour disputes.

Private client Tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners has a prominent family partner in Oksana Voynarovska, who also handles complex tax planning matters. Litigator Oleg Makarov and tax and corporate partner Alexander Borodkin are also recommended. The private client practice handles family law, tax and inheritance disputes for high-net-worth individuals.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners remains a strong player in the real estate market. It handles development and construction projects in a wide range of industry sectors. Alexander Borodkin acted for Seven Hills and Scorpio Real Estate on one of the largest residential developments in Ukraine.

Tax Tier 1

At Vasil Kisil & Partners, managing partner Andriy Stelmashchuk focuses strongly on tax litigation and senior associate Tetyana Berezhna is another key name. The duo represented Shell Exploration and Production in VAT and tax registration disputes.

White-collar crime Tier 1

Under Andriy Stelmashchuk and Vitaliy KaskoVasil Kisil & Partners has an active white-collar crime practice that acts for large multinational clients and domestic corporations. The team defended the management of a leading Ukrainian energy company against allegations of criminal negligence, and represented former officials of a bank who faced charges of embezzlement.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners, which last year launched a new aviation finance service, is respected for its work in debt restructuring and non-performing loan transactions. Anna Sisetska, who assisted Awas and Kahala with financing for the lease and sale of 30 aircraft, and Alexander Borodkin are the key contacts.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners is regarded as a strong player in the M&A market and provides corporate advice to a large roster of domestic and international clients such as Mondelēz International and Mitsubishi. Practice head Volodymyr Igonin acted for Intellecom on the restructuring of its partners' shareholdings. Alexander Borodkin is also recommended.

Competition Tier 2

Recently promoted partner Anna Sisetska leads the practice at Vasil Kisil & Partners, which focuses on investigations of dominance abuse and cartels, as well as merger control. For a major Ukrainian agricultural company, the firm obtained merger clearance for the acquisition of companies with a 10,000-hectare land bank.

Energy Tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners has experienced partners in Oleg Alyoshin, who leads the oil and gas practice, and head of alternative energy Alexander Borodkin. Borodkin acted for EBRD on a project finance loan for an 18MW thermal power plant. The firm handles projects, commercial matters and disputes.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Patent, trade mark and unfair competition cases are core areas of expertise at Vasil Kisil & Partners, where counsel Ilarion Tomarov leads the practice. He acted for the local subsidiary of a global electronics company in a case regarding private copying levies.

The firm: Vasil Kisil & Partners was founded in 1992 and for more than 25 years continues to be a leading independent multi-disciplinary Ukrainian law firm with thriving international and national practices. We work as a trusted adviser on high-profile local and international matters and cater to large domestic and global corporate clients, including many Fortune 500 companies. The firm is especially well-known for its stellar litigators and significant corporate, labor & employment, real estate, antitrust & competition, and IP expertise.

Agricultural Business: The team consists of leading experts and practitioners in the area of tax, intellectual property, land, labour, corporate and contract law, allowing them to provide a comprehensive service to clients whose business is related to agriculture and food industry.

Antitrust & Competition: Advising on all matters related to merger control, concerted practices, market dominance, cartels investigations, intellectual property, public procurement, trade/WTO matters within the competition and trade regulatory environment of Ukraine.

Banking & Finance: Advising on setting up, acquiring or merging Ukrainian banks and establishing in-house legal expertise; NBU licenses and approvals; various issues of capital increase; payment systems registration with NBU, related tax and regulatory issues.

Capital Markets: Assisting in equity, debt, asset securitisation and financing transactions, supporting domestic bonds issues; representing lenders and borrowers, financial investors and their target companies; legal opinions re validity and enforceability of the financial and security documentation; major restructurings of corporate debt.

Corporate/M&A: Corporate mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations and liquidations, all types of commercial contracts; structuring cross-border transactions; obtaining necessary merger control clearances and other regulatory approvals.

Dispute Resolution: Leading Ukrainian DR practice highly experienced in local and international litigation and arbitration; excellent track record in antimonopoly litigation and regulatory investigations, litigation in banking, corporate, commercial, financial, environment, insurance, international trade, intellectual property, maritime, privatisation, property, regulatory, tax and other matters.

Energy & Natural Resources: Advising on all aspects of oil, gas and coal mining industries, subsoil use, alternative/renewable energy, sector-specific regulatory, transactional and environmental matters; significant experience in project finance transactions within the sector.

Intellectual Property: Advising on all aspects of intellectual property laws, including trademarks, patents, trade names, copyright, IP litigation, prosecution and transactions in advertising, automotive, biotechnology, FMCG, consumer goods, telecommunication, media and IT.

International Trade: Advising on various types of contracts, including sale and distribution contracts, franchise, license and concession agreements, agency agreements, confidentiality and consultancy agreements, IP rights and Know-How transfer agreements, leasing, etc.

Labour & Employment: Advising on Ukrainian labour and employment law, including employment contracts and agreements with independent contractors, work permits for foreigners, registration with the immigration and employment authorities, as well as redundancies and termination of collective bargains and trade union issues.

Private Clients: Representing interests of high net worth individuals in matters of capital structuring, domestic and international tax planning, asset management, working closely with international network of law firms and offshore trust companies handling on all matters of family law.

Public Private Partnership, Concessions & Infrastructure: Advising on all matters related to pre-qualification stage, bidding procedures, contractual work and negotiations, project finance, construction process and operational stage; international contract transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, design and adaptation agreements, general contracts for works.

Real Estate & Construction: Full range of legal services, including operations with all types of commercial, residential and industrial property, investment and development projects; title due diligence, structuring transactions, project acquisition support, contractual work and negotiations, regulatory advice, pre-sales and project finance greenfield development, rezoning and legal support for agricultural business, mining and other specific operations with land.

Taxation: Advising on all aspects of taxation under Ukrainian law, M&A and restructuring related tax planning; taxation aspects of property purchase and lease, industrial plants and machinery; tax implications of investing in Ukraine; double taxation treaties; tax affairs of foreign nationals employed in Ukraine; tax compliance and litigation, VAT refund.

White-Collar Crime: Advising on criminal law proceedings which include economic and financially motivated nonviolent crimes committed by business and government professionals; significant experience in representing companies / senior managers in public audits, as well as protecting the interests of clients in courts in cases involving state control in the sphere of business.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust & Competition Anna Sisetska
Banking & Finance Anna Sisetska
Corporate / M&A Volodymyr Igonin
Dispute Resolution Andriy Stelmashchuk
Dispute Resolution Oleg Kachmar
Energy & Natural Resources Oleg Alyoshin
Energy & Natural Resources Alexander Borodkin
Intellectual Property Ilarion Tomarov
International Arbitration Oleg Alyoshin
Labour & Employment Oksana Voynarovska
Private Clients Oksana Voynarovska, Alexander Borodkin
Public Private Partnership, Concessions & Infrastructure Alexander Borodkin
Real Estate & Construction Alexander Borodkin
Taxation Andriy Stelmashchuk
White Collar Crime Nazar Kulchytskyy