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Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners provides ‘perfect service in complex legal matters with comprehensive and timely advice’. Practice head Alexander Borodkin and counsel Anna Sisetska are key names. Clients include Sberbank, Hellenic Bank and EBRD.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners’ team is ‘highly professional with strong business acumen and industry knowledge’. Alexander Borodkin advised Bauer Media on the buy-out of minority shareholders of three media companies. Volodymyr Igonin and Anna Sisetska are other key names.

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners

At Vasil Kisil & Partners, counsel Anna Sisetska leads the ‘undoubtedly outstanding’ team. The group acted for Shell subsidiary Alliance Holding in an Antimonopoly Committee investigation.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Clients of Vasil Kisil & Partners are ‘impressed with the thoroughness of its work’. Oleg Alyoshin, who acted for a Ukrainian businessman in a $380m dispute with Russian oil company Tatneft, and Andriy Stelmashchuk are highly regarded.

Leading individuals

Oleg Alyoshin - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners is ‘one of the best in the Ukraine’. The ‘smart, professional’ Oksana Voynarovska and associate Valeriya Savchuk assisted a Swedish power tools company with senior employee dismissals.

Leading individuals

Oksana Voynarovska - Vasil Kisil & Partners

Next generation lawyers

Valeriya Savchuk - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners

At Vasil Kisil & Partners, head of renewables Alexander Borodkin assisted UkrWind Investments with the development of the South-Ukrainian wind power plant. Oleg Alyoshin leads the oil and gas practice.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Vasil Kisil & Partners

At Vasil Kisil & Partners, the team handled IP rights for a global electronics company. Practice head Ilarion Tomarov was a new arrival from TaylorWessing e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law. Vladyslav Podolyak left the firm.

Next generation lawyers

Ilarion Tomarov - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Family law, tax and wealth management are key practices at Vasil Kisil & Partners, which fields ‘a highly professional team’. Practice head Oksana Voynarovska advised a US national on the return of a child.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Alexander Borodkin leads the six fee-earner team at Vasil Kisil & Partners. Highlights included advising Camozzi on the purchase of a high-value industrial site in Kalynivka.

Leading individuals

Alexander Borodkin - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Vasil Kisil & Partners’ managing partner Andriy Stelmashchuk handled a tax dispute regarding royalty payments for Imperial Tobacco. Shell is also a client. Tetyana Berezhna is a rising star.

Next generation lawyers

Tetyana Berezhna - Vasil Kisil & Partners

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