Firm Profile > Arzinger > Kiev, Ukraine

01010, KYIV

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

At Arzinger, lead partner Anna Zorya is ‘a good strong corporate practitioner’. Timur Bondaryev is recommended for M&A deals in the real estate and construction sectors. He advised Contour Global on the sale of its Ukrainian businesses. Senior associates Alesya Pavlynska and Viktoriia Dobrynska are rising stars.

Competition Tier 1

The team at Arzinger is 'very talented at competition law’. Leading light Timur Bondaryev and partner Lana Sinichkina lead the practice and senior associate Oleksander Dyakulych is also noted. A highlight was defending a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry against allegations of anti-competitive practices.

Employment Tier 1

Arzinger acts for Ukrainian and international clients on the full range of employment matters including collective bargaining and the employment of foreign citizens. Pavlo Khodakovsky and senior associate Alesya Pavlynska lead the practice. Clients include Porsche, BNP Paribas and ADM Trading.

Private client Tier 1

Arzinger recently consolidated its strength in family law, inheritance tax, trusts and immigration law to launch a new and dedicated private client practice, which also handles private banking, residence permits and tax matters. Newly promoted senior associate Denys Siiushov now leads the practice, in which Pavlo Khodakovsky is also noted.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Arzinger has 'one of the strongest real estate practices in Ukraine', and practice head Timur Bondaryev is 'one of the most professional lawyers in the field'. With associate Olga Ivanova, he advised construction materials company Caparol on a high-value lease deal.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

At Arzinger, agriculture, real estate finance, trade finance, project finance and, in particular, debt restructuring are key strengths. Oleksander Plotnikov acted for Ukrsotsbank and Deutsche Bank on the restructuring of $1.3bn of Mryia Agro Holding's debt. ING, VTB Bank and EBRD are among his clients for restructuring work.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Arzinger has experienced partners in Lviv-based Markian Malskyy, who acted for the Ministry of Justice in an ICSID investment arbitration, and Kiev-based Kateryna Gupalo. Senior associate Oksana Karel leads the international litigation and arbitration group.

Energy Tier 2

Arzinger acts for domestic and international oil and gas companies and is counsel to Ukraine's Ministry of Energy and Coal. Managing partner Timur Bondaryev, infrastructure partner Andrey Selyutin and litigator Markian Malskyy lead the practice. Clients include Ukrnafta and Cadogan Petroleum.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Arzinger handles the full range of IP rights management and litigation. Newly promoted partner Kateryna Oliinyk leads the practice and she assisted start-up company SolarGaps with managing core IP assets relating to environmental technologies and green power. Taras Kyslyy joined as a partner from Asters in August 2019.

Tax Tier 2

Head of tax advisory Pavlo Khodakovsky and head of tax and customs litigation Kateryna Gupalo are the key contacts at Arzinger. Khodakovsky advised Ukraine's largest pharmaceutical distributor on tax structuring.

White-collar crime Tier 2

The practice at Arzinger is 'very efficient and provides good ideas about how to resolve a case'. Clients praise the 'very good work' of practice head Kateryna Gupalo and senior associates Dmytro Trut and Oleksandr Maksymenko. The team is acting for a multinational car manufacturer in a case alleging criminal activity by its officials.

Arzinger is an independent law firm headquartered in Kyiv which has regional offices in Western and Southern Ukraine, in Lviv and Odesa, respectively. Arzinger for over 17 years has been among the legal business leaders providing high-quality legal support to clients throughout Ukraine. Arzinger employs highly-qualified professionals with vast hands-on experience in a wide range of legal matters, deep knowledge, and understanding of the local market, international education and background. The firm has a team of over 70 seasoned legal professionals led by 9 partners. All of them are acknowledged among leading experts on the Ukrainian legal market and are recognized by reputable international and local rankings.

Having a wide range of foreign clients, we have opened the foreign French Desk, Austrian Desk and German Desk to serve our clients in the respective countries as well as to provide legal support to Ukrainian and international companies operating in global markets. We offer full-fledged legal support in complex transactions, including cross-border deals.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real Estate and Construction practice, Antitrust and Competition Timur Bondaryev +38 (044) 390 55 33
Dispute Resolution, Antitrust and Competition, GR Sergii Shkliar +38 (044) 390 55 33
Life Sciences & Healthcare, Food & Beverage, Antitrust & Competition, Public Procurement, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Business Ethics Lana Sinichkina +38 (044) 390 55 33
Criminal Law and Business Protection, Tax and Customs Litigation, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Business Ethics Kateryna Gupalo +38 (044) 390 55 33
Corporate / M&A Anna Zorya +38 (044) 390 55 33
Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring, White Collar Crime Oleksandr Plotnikov +38 (044) 390 55 33
Intellectual Property Kateryna Oliinyk +38 (044) 390 55 33
International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Markian Malskyy +38 (032) 242 96 96
Intellectual Property Taras Kyslyy +38 (044) 390 55 33
Maritime and Port Law, Corporate / M&A, Dispute Resolution Victor Syzonenko +38 (048) 711 74 74
Photo Name Position Profile
 Timur Bondaryev photo Timur Bondaryev
 Iaroslav Cheker  photo Iaroslav Cheker
 Oleksander Dyakulych photo Oleksander Dyakulych
 Kateryna Gupalo photo Kateryna Gupalo
 Oksana Karel photo Oksana Karel
 Taras Kyslyy photo Taras Kyslyy
Mr Markian Malskyy  photo Mr Markian Malskyy
 Anton Molchanov  photo Anton Molchanov
 Kateryna Oliinyk photo Kateryna Oliinyk
 Alesya Pavlynska photo Alesya Pavlynska
 Oleksander Plotnikov photo Oleksander Plotnikov
 Sergii Shkliar  photo Sergii Shkliar
 Lana Sinichkina photo Lana Sinichkina
 Viktor Syzonenko  photo Viktor Syzonenko
 Anna Zorya photo Anna Zorya
Number of lawyers : 70+
Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
European Business Association (EBA)
IBA (International Bar Association)
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
American Chamber of Commerce (ACC)
AIJA - International Association of Young Lawyers
Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (Cepani)
Institute for Transnational Arbitration
Pharmaceutical Trademarks Group (PTMG)
ASA below 40
Young International Arbitration Group
Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
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