Firm Profile > LCF Law Group > Kiev, Ukraine

LCF Law Group
47 VOLODYMYRSKA STREET
OFFICE 3
01001 KIEV
Ukraine

Dispute resolution Tier 1

LCF Law Group further enhanced its litigation capability in 2020 through its merger with Evris, which brought new head of cross-border litigation Ihor Kravtsov into the practice. Managing partner Anna Ogrenchuk is 'a market leader in dispute resolution'. Senior partner Artem Stoyanov and newly promoted partner Yulia Atamanova are among the firm's outstanding practitioners. Dispute resolution is its flagship practice, and the firm frequently handles complex, multijurisdictional, high-value and high-risk judicial and arbitration disputes. Ogrenchuk recently acted for VR Global Partners in cases concerning $250m in loans and debts.

Practice head(s):

Anna Ogrenchuk; Artem Stoyanov

Other key lawyers:

Yulia Atamanova

Testimonials

‘Anna Ogrenchuk is  a market leader in dispute resolution.’

Key clients

MRIYA Agro Holding

VR Global Partners

Bunge Ukraine

Prominvestbank

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

First Ukrainian International Bank

Fozzy Group

Alfa-Bank

TNT Express Worldwide

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

LCF Law Group's main focus is on litigation and it handles numerous cases related to banking and finance. Nevertheless, in recent years, it has become more heavily involved in transactional matters, including structuring project financings, debt restructuring and refinancing. It also skilled in advising on market securities, and regulation in the financial services and insurance sectors. Anna Ogrenchuk and Artem Stoyanov are the lead partners. Senior associate Denys Sperov is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Anna Ogrenchuk; Artem Stoyanov

Other key lawyers:

Denys Sperov

Key clients

VR Global Partners

Bunge Ukraine

Prominvestbank

Ministry of Justice of Ukraine

First Ukrainian International Bank

IMMER Ukrplastic

Alfa-Bank

TNT Express Worldwide

Bank Credit Dnipro

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

LCF Law Group has developed a corporate and M&A practice through its merger with Evris, which saw practice head Sergiy Benedysiuk arrive at the firm. He frequently advises foreign investors on joint ventures and acquisitions, and investment structuring in sectors such as agriculture, non-residential real estate, industrial manufacturing and FMCG.

Energy Tier 3

LCF Law Group has been involved in major projects for large exploration and production, refining, renewable energy and waste recycling companies. Focusing on project development and environmental law, the firm brings together experts in M&A, construction, litigation, tax and energy law. Counsel Ivan Bondarchuk is the head of energy and natural resources, having previously led the energy practice at Evris before the firms merged in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Bondarchuk

Key clients

Scatec Solar Solutions Ukraine LLC

Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy

Tokmak Solar Energy LLC

Real Finance s.r.o.

Right Power s.r.o.

MGW LLC

Franko-Solar LLC

CHYSTA ENERHIIA-2011 LLC

Greenteco SES LLC

Bohuslavenergy LLC

PIVI Progresivka-Alpha LLC

PIVI Progresivka-Beta LLC

PIVI Progresivka-Gamma LLC

De Novo LLC

Intellectual property Tier 3

LCF Law Group merged with Evris, which heralded the arrival of practice head Alexander Molotai and his team to the firm. His four-lawyer practice handles a broad range of work, which includes the registration of patents and trade marks, licensing, commercial IP matters, litigation and enforcement. The firm acts for clients in sectors such as energy, agriculture, fashion, FMCG and retail. It is known for achieving 'out-of-the-box” and innovative decisions' in litigation.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Molotai

Testimonials

‘The dispute resolution practice of LCF Law Group is well-known Ukraine because of its depth and its client-oriented approach. The LCF team is always focusing on the best result for their clients, providing a “helicopter view” of the situation and offering the most effective strategy on a case. They often elaborate “out-of-the-box” and innovative decisions.’

Tax Tier 3

LCF Law Group merged with Evris in early 2020 and has taken on its specialist tax litigation team. Practice head Andriy Reun, who joined as part of that merger, now leads an eight-lawyer group. The firm's flagship practice is dispute resolution, and it has already built a strong track record of success in tax disputes for major companies in the agriculture, banking, IT, energy, retail and pharmaceuticals sectors.

Practice head(s):

Andriy Reun

White-collar crime Tier 3

In 2020, LCF Law Group merged with Evris Law Firm and Sheverdin and Partners, bringing new practices into the firm. The white-collar crime practice is led by Maksym Sheverdin, who joined as part of the combination and has 18 years of experience. Senior associate Alexander Plavan, who has experience in the Ministry of Justice, also plays a key role in the practice. The firm handles the defence of economic crimes in sectors as diverse as agriculture, IT and pharmaceuticals.

Practice head(s):

Maksym Sheverdin

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Plavan

Founded in 2009, LCF Law Group has developed into a prominent and highly regarded market leader in Ukraine, having advised and represented a range of leading clients over the past 10 years. Having grown year on year, LCF has steadily built out a comprehensive legal advisory practice to complement its original practice in Litigation and expertise in other specialized areas, such as banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, arbitration law, corporate law, energy, and natural resources.

In March 2020 LCF Law Group has announced the expanding its business by adding lawyers’ teams from EVRIS Law Firm and attorneys association “Sheverdin and Partners”. It was predetermined and done for the convenience of its clients and for the prompt response to their growing demand. The company has introduced new practices, such as tax law, antitrust and competition law, intellectual property law, as well as criminal law and cross-border investigations.

As a result, LCF Law Group will number more than 60 lawyers, including 9 partners and 5 highly experienced counsels (each with more than 15 years’ experience). The executive team remains unchanged – Anna Ogrenchuk, managing partner, and Artem Stoyanov, senior partner.

LCF is an exceptional partner when it comes to protecting clients’ interests in complex, multidisciplinary, high-value, high-risk or seemingly hopeless judicial and arbitration disputes; the practice has a win rate above 90% and handled over $6 billion worth of cases in the past 12 months.

LCF is also one of the market’s most prominent firms in the fields of banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency, where clients include numerous top-25 Ukrainian banks, such as Pravex Bank (part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group), Prominvestbank, BTA Bank, Credobank, OTP Bank, Taskombank, Ukrsotsbank, Universal Bank, VS Bank. LCF’s clients also include many of the largest corporations and holdings in the market: Bunge Ukraine, Allianz Ukraine, TNT Express Worldwide, Fozzy Group, Yuria-Pharm, MRIYA Agro Holding, Ovostar Union, Ukravtodor, Capital Times Investment Company, TAS Group, Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill and others.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution Anna Ogrenchuk ogrenchuk@lcf.ua
Banking & Finance Artem Stoyanov stoyanov@lcf.ua
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Olena Volianska volyanska@lcf.ua
International Arbitration Yulia Atamanova atamanova@lcf.ua
Cross-Border Litigation Ihor Kravtsov i.kravtsov@lcf.ua
Corporate and M&A Sergiy Benedysiuk benedysiuk@lcf.ua
Tax Law Andriy Reun reun@lcf.ua
Intellectual Property Alexander Molotai molotai@lcf.ua
White-Collar Crime Maksym Sheverdin sheverdin@lcf.ua
Dispute Resolution Tetyana Ignatenko ignatenko@lcf.ua
Energy & Natural Resources Ivan Bondarchuk bondarchuk@lcf.ua
Bankruptcy & Restructuring Dr. Oleksandr Biryukov biryukov@lcf.ua
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Yulia Atamanova  photo Mrs Yulia Atamanova Partner, Head of International Arbitration, Commercial and Corporate Disputes
Mr Sergiy Benedysiuk  photo Mr Sergiy Benedysiuk Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A
Mr Ihor Kravtsov  photo Mr Ihor Kravtsov Partner, Head of Cross-Border Litigation
Mr Alexander Molotai  photo Mr Alexander Molotai Partner, Head of Intellectual Property
Mrs Anna Ogrenchuk photo Mrs Anna Ogrenchuk Ph.D Anna Ogrenchuk, attorney-at-law, is a managing partner of LCF Law Group…
Mr Andriy Reun  photo Mr Andriy Reun Partner, Head of Tax
Mr Maksym Sheverdin  photo Mr Maksym Sheverdin Partner, Head of White-collar crime
Mr Denys Sperov  photo Mr Denys Sperov Senior Associate
Mr Artem Stoyanov photo Mr Artem Stoyanov Ph.D Artem Stoyanov, attorney-at-law, is a senior partner at LCF Law Group.…
Mrs Olena Volianska  photo Mrs Olena Volianska Partner, Head of Bankruptcy and Restructuring
Number of lawyers : 60
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International Bar Association (IBA)
American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
European Business Association (EBA)
Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)