Mr Ernest Gramatskiy > Gramatskiy&Partners > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

01001 KIEV

Work Department

Real Estate




The Founder, President and permanent Head of the Law Firm. Mastermind, tutor, mentor, innovator. Teacher and assistant professor of the Civil Law Chair of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (since 1998), Director General of Civil Law Heritage charity foundation (since 2004).

Speaking about his professional incarnations, Ernest Mirchevich puts the word “lawyer” first for a good reason, and only then puts: “The President of the Law Firm, Teacher of Civil and International Private Law”. Mr. Gramatskiy is not a classic type of managing partner of a law firm, who usually deals with purely strategic management, having left legal practice. He does not abandon the current legal context even for a moment, leading the most complex client projects on a daily basis, conducting intensive negotiations in different countries of the world, studying memoranda and voluminous analytics, closing major deals, and personally defending clients of the Firm.

He personally heads the Real Estate and Private Advocacy practices at the Firm, and supervises Construction, Energy and Natural Resources, Media and Advertising industries. He also has extensive and recognized expertise in Business Building practice (Corporate Law, M&A), Business Protection, Taxation, Negotiation and Mediation practices, IT industry, Financial Law. This list least of all describes the universal expertise of the President of the Firm, who personifies his encyclopedic approach to management of professional knowledge and skills at the Firm. To a certain extent, Ernest Mirchevich has something to do with every project supported and closed by the Firm, and it is difficult to name an area or specialization where he would not practice with a high degree of qualification.

The name of Ernest Gramatskiy is widely known far beyond the legal services market; by working closely with clients and partners from different industries and focusing on their industry specifics, E. M. Gramatskiy has gained the reputation of a trusted counselor in real estate, construction and development, trade and retail, financial services, media and advertising, hospitality, energy, and information technologies markets.

In the Law Firm, he developed and implemented his own quality control system, tutoring (mentoring) system, systems of advanced training, recruitment, he is the ideologist of management, financial, marketing and PR strategies at the Firm.

International legal handbooks note that Mr. Gramatskiy “provides world class legal services”. “Mr. Ernest Gramatskiy provides bespoke legal solutions», – states The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (2017 editorial).


Ukrainian, Russian, English


Law Department of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, diploma with honours (1995)

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Ernest GramatskiyGramatskiy&Partners

Gramatskiy&Partners‘ team is recognised for its expertise in commercial, residential and infrastructure construction projects. It frequently advises on the acquisition of ownership rights, commercial leases, land use, project finance, taxation and dispute resolution. The practice, which is led by Ernest Gramatskiy, recently assisted LLC “ATARA OM” with a $25m lease for non-residential premises in the Globus business centre. ‘Client-oriented, careful, and thoughtful‘ associate Mykola Voytovich is also recommended.

Ukraine > Tax

The tax practice at Gramatskiy&Partners supports clients in corporate transactions and helps to develop tax-efficient trade schemes and commercial arrangements. Much of its recent work has focused on tax compliance, corporate taxation, VAT and personal income tax. The practice is jointly led by Ernest Gramatskiy, Vitaly Tymchuk and Igor Reutov. It is particularly active in matters concerning the real estate and construction, investment and finance, hospitality, energy and IT sectors.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Gramatskiy&Partners has ‘a highly professional and experienced team of lawyers who are very creative and passionate in providing high-class legal services‘. The firm is praised for its work on share transfers, corporate governance, structuring and restructuring, and intra-group transactions. Ernest Gramatskiy advised PJSC KYIVPASSERVICE on the privatisation of one of the largest state-owned transport companies in Kiev. Yegor Ignatichev is another key partner.

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

Gramatskiy&Partners advises domestic and international clients on currency restrictions and regulatory matters. The firm has continued to broaden its expertise in financial monitoring and anti-money laundering matters, as well as international procedures for banking operations and regulatory compliance. The lead partners are Igor Reutov, Ernest Gramatskiy and Denys Boginich, who also handle restructuring and refinancing work relating to cross-border trade. Reutov advised PTS UA Services on a $3m debt to a creditor in the Isle of Man.