Firm Profile > Ilyashev & Partners > Kiev, Ukraine

Ilyashev & Partners
11 KUDRYAVSKA STREET
04053 KYIV
Ukraine

Competition Tier 1

Noted for its 'strong industry expertise and knowledge of local regulations', Ilyashev & Partners advises on merger clearances, concerted practices, unfair competition and abuse of dominance cases, and the competition aspects of commercial agreements and public procurement. Newly promoted partner Oleksandr Fefelov leads the practice, which counts Ukrainian and international companies such as Antonov and Xiaomi among its clients. Oleksandr Padalka joined as counsel from Sayenko Kharenko in August 2019.

Practice head(s):

Oleksandr Fefelov

Testimonials

‘Ilyashev & Partners covers the full spectrum of competition work for our groups of companies. Their team has strong knowledge of law and practice.’

‘Managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev is a very strong lawyer in the Ukrainian market. He is very solution-oriented and he has an ability to drive processes in a timely manner. He’s got industry knowledge and the capacity to handle very large transactions.’

‘Oleksandr Fefelov has exceeded our expectations, displaying excellent service and spot-on advice in competition issues.’

‘I recommend Oleksandr Fefelov as a results-oriented and competent expert with broad transactional and competition experience.’

‘Ilyashev & Partners achieve results every time they take an assignment. We get a great level of legal expertise from all team members. Their promises strictly correspond to their deeds and results. We find the firm’s fees fair and reasonable and the firm’s billing is always accurate. They are fully committed to a collaborative client relationship that builds trust over the long term.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev has excellent expertise and broad experience. He is an outstanding professional. Mikhail ensures the whole firm provides top-level service at any time. In every matter, Mikhail provides highly proficient advice and develops a unique winning strategy for every case.’

‘Oleksandr Fefelov is a bright lawyer with very deep knowledge of the insurance business world. He’s extremely committed and good to work with.’

Key clients

Ukrrichflot

BTA Bank

Biopharma

Omnipharma Kyiv

LetterOne Corporate Advisor Limited

Cotecna Inspection

SE Antonov

Tribo Group

Friction Material Group Limited

PZU

Alfa-Bank Ukraine

Astellas Pharma Europe

Sorbes Group

Xiaomi

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Ilyashev & Partners is 'known all over Ukraine as the best in dispute resolution'. The firm has particular strength in commercial litigation, criminal matters and international arbitration, as well as handling cases in niche areas such as aviation and maritime law. Managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev is 'the best lawyer and litigator in the market by far, a fearless advocate who will jump into the fire for you'. Key partner Roman Marchenko is 'a true leader and fighter', with expertise in asset recovery cases. Counsel Oleg Trokhimchuk is also recommended for his experience in energy disputes. Antonov, ArcelorMittal and Bunge are among the team's key clients.

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev; Roman Marchenko

Testimonials

‘The team is known all over Ukraine as the best in dispute resolution.

In my view, Mikhail Ilyashev is the best lawyer and litigator in the market by far. He is the type of guy you enjoy working with because he acts responsibly. He is a very good negotiator and a fearless advocate who will jump into the fire for you. I respect him very much. Quite frankly, he has been doing an excellent job. I cannot find anyone else who compares to him in court hearings.

It has the best attorneys in the country. They are very pleasant in their communication and their work, and they fulfil their tasks incredibly professionally and promptly.

Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko are the most famous lawyers in the country. To work with them is an honour for me; there is no better defence counsel in the courts.

They have many specialists with a deep understanding of commercial realities and industry experience.

Roman Marchencko is a true leader and fighter. He always brings the matter to the end and achieves the right result.

I think of them first when somebody asks for my recommendation of a law firm in Ukraine. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them for any matter. What impresses me with Ilyashev & Partners is that they have a strong personal commitment to their profession. The key for me is their ability to develop strategies. They produce a high-quality work product.

Roman Marchenko is a clear leader in Ukraine for cross-border insolvency situations. As far as I know, nobody does the same amount of high-value projects as he does. Roman is very responsive in both taking calls and providing timely answers. He never misses a deadline or fails to uncover a strategic point.

Oleg Trokhimchuk is a highly intelligent and very capable advocate. He is very active and focused on his arguments in defending a case.

Ilyashev & Partners provides the best representation you can have in Ukraine. It’s a first-class dispute resolution team, the best in international arbitration and in the local courts. They’re real legends in this field.

Mikhail Ilyashev is the best litigator I have ever worked with. He has a wealth of knowledge and a very convincing track record, he is always a winner. Mikhail has an extraordinary ability to see the nuances and to persuade. He is strategically very sophisticated and creative.

Mykola Burtovyi has been very helpful, he has been a great resource for us. He foresaw what was required and steered the case well.

It’s a fantastic team to work with – they’re very client-focused, commercially minded, and get things done. A distinctive feature of Ilyashev & Partners’ work is its high level of professionalism, the organisation of the company’s employees and honesty. We sincerely recommend Ilyashev & Partners as dedicated, professional and effective specialists.

Roman Marchenko and Mikhail Ilyashev are superstars in dispute resolution.

Roman Marchenko is very hands-on and a strong leader. He always manages to structure deals well and maintains the highest quality. He really focuses on the interests of his client while remaining deal-driven.

Mikhail Ilyashev is very creative and co-operative – the smartest lawyer I know. He understands both the legal details and the commercial nuances of matters.

The most famous team in the country. Their projects are constantly in the media. We are pleased to be clients of such a well-known firm and we like the attention paid to our issues. We may not be the largest customer in this company, but we always feel that all the necessary attention is being paid to our issues.

Roman Marchenko has a reputation as the best litigator in the country, he is a really great strategist. Roman quickly analyses tasks and makes decisions. He has a large team of attorneys – not only in Kiev, but also in other regions of Ukraine, with a very convenient network of offices in the regions.

Roman Marchenko is a brilliant litigator. Mr Marchenko is dedicated, smart, extremely hardworking and honest. For me Ilyashev & Partners really stands out in the market for its high level of availability and responsiveness and excellent understanding of our business. Roman has a huge reputation as a top-class attorney, a highly skilled drafter and negotiator. He has remarkable analytical skills combined with commercial insight.

Oleg Trokhimchuk brings us reliable and quick support and legal advice. He is a professional and skilful litigator, very sharp and to-the-point.

Mikhail Ilyashev has excellent expertise and broad experience. Mikhail is probably the best litigation expert in Ukraine. He always gives constructive advice, with solid alternative options along the way. We admire his in-depth knowledge, faultless document preparation, strong negotiation skills and responsiveness.

Key clients

SE Antonov

Alfa Group

ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih

BTA Bank

Bunge SA

COFCO SA

CRH Ukraine

Credit Dnepr Bank

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Dyckerhoff Cement Ukraine

Ferrexpo AG

Group DF

HeidelbergCement Ukraine

Ivano-Frankivskcement

JKX Oil & Gas Plc

JV Poltava Petroleum Company

FSC “Morye”

The Kraft Heinz Company

Karpatygaz

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO)

Myronivsky Hliboproduct

Cherkasy Azot

Ukrrichflot

Unilever Ukraine

Ukrinterenergo

Plant 410 CA

Reikartz Hotel Management

ProCredit Bank

PZU Ukraine

Sorbes AG

SpetsTechnoExport

Xiaomi

Wargaming Group

Intellectual property Tier 1

Ilyashev & Partners has expanded its IP practice with the recruitment of the experienced Oleksandr Padalka as counsel from Sayenko Kharenko. The practice led by litigator Mikhail Ilyashev also includes the highly regarded Irina Kirichenko and acts for large multinationals such as Kraft Heinz Company and Xiaomi. Known predominantly for its strong IP litigation capability, the firm is expanding its commercial IP expertise to handle the management of IP portfolios, trade mark and patent prosecution, enforcement, franchising and licensing.

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev

Testimonials

Our intellectual property issues are supervised by Mikhail Ilyashev. He has assembled a brilliant team of experts, he is always up to date with our projects, he keeps everything under control and is always in touch with us.

The slogan of Illyashev & Partners is “Creation of Solutions”. It is true in real life: this team would like to understand deeply the client’s business and find very creative and unusual ways to achieve success through complex suggestions.

Mikhail Illyashev is the best at offering quick and smart solutions if you have more than one option.

Irina Kirichenko is a unique specialist who knows the pharmaceutical market, intellectual property and advocacy.

Olexander Fefelov has good suggestions in the anti-monopoly sphere.

Dmytro Nikulesko has experience of excellent solutions in the food supplement market, which has not been so well regulated.

Key clients

Ascania Group

Xiaomi

ATI Group

SE Antonov

WARGAMING

Grindeks

Alfa Laval

Omnifarma

Trigram International

The Kraft Heinz Company

R&D Enterprise Hetman

International trade Tier 1

Ilyashev & Partners 'delivers remarkable work and has an excellent reputation in international trade'. Practice head Olena Omelchenko is 'a highly strategic manager, who has the respect and confidence of local officials as well as her peers'. The firm handles anti-dumping matters, free trade agreements, international trade disputes, and WTO and EU law for national producers, importers and exporters. It also advises the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine on trade matters.

Practice head(s):

Olena Omelchenko

Testimonials

‘The firm has an outstandingly dedicated and very knowledgeable team, which impresses in terms of its professionalism, efficiency and proactive behaviour.’

‘The firm’s international trade practice quickly became one of the top practices in Ukraine. The team, lead by Olena Omelchenko, is extremely knowledgeable and effective.’

‘Olena Omelchenko is probably the best trade lawyer in Ukraine. She is outstanding and a team player.’

‘Ilyashev & Partners is a highly professional legal adviser with the strongest international trade expertise and knowledge. The team listens to the client and gets things done, identifying solutions were nobody else can.’

‘Ilyashev & Partners has an outstanding reputation. They are definitely one of the top law firms in Ukraine.’

‘Partner Olena Omelchenko is the best Ukrainian expert in international trade. I recommend her as a result-oriented and competent expert with broad experience. Olena is always aware of all developments and progress on our matters.’

‘This team is a fine combination of the solidity of a mature heavyweight among the Ukrainian law firms and the dynamism of a sprinter with that rare drive that only young businesses possess.’

‘Experienced and well-connected, these people offer their best in terms of knowledge and the ability to deliver results.’

‘Olena Omelchenko is a true professional in international trade. She is a serious, diligent person, very attentive to details. Well-connected, always willing to go the extra mile to secure a result.’

‘This firm is good for strong legal analysis and highly motivated representation. The firm provides smooth communication during the execution of deals. The team has a full understanding of the local regulatory environments and market drivers.’

‘Olena Omelchenko is one of the best in the industry for international trade support. Olena has first-class reputation in this field. She identifies the points that no one else had noticed. Olena leads a really devoted team. Her personal participation in the project consistently guarantees a high-standard result.’

Key clients

BNK-UKRAINE

CRH Ukraine

Dyckerhoff Ukraine

HeidelbergCement Ukraine

Ivano-Frankivsk Cement Plant

Mozyrsalt

Myronivsky Hliboproduct

Ukrainian Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Producers Association

COFCO Agri Ukraine

Zaporozhye Ferroalloy Plant

Nikopol Ferroalloys Plant

PrJSC Privat Intertrading

The Ukrainian association of producers of ferro-alloys and other electrometallurgy products (UkrFa)

Ukrainian match plant Ltd.

Swisspan

ROSHEN

White-collar crime Tier 1

Ilyashev & Partners 'has gained exceptional experience over the last ten years on a number of large international banking fraud cases'. One client remarks that 'no law firm is Ukraine is likely to compete in terms of practical litigation and criminal prosecution experience'. Roman Marchenko and Mikhail Ilyashev are key names in the market. Among its clients are large corporates including Johnson & Johnson, BTA Bank and Roshen.

Practice head(s):

Roman Marchenko; Mikhail Ilyashev

Testimonials

Ilyashev & Partners is diligent, knowledgeable, with lots of experience in the financial industry. Its team is extremely prepared and delivers timely and user-friendly service in all cases they handle. We’re happy to work with them.

My key contact is Roman Marchenko. Roman is an excellent attorney and a big name in the legal landscape. Roman has a huge reputation as a top-class attorney, a highly skilled drafter and negotiator. His style is very practical; he is always to the point and gives short and concise answers.

This firm’s unique strengths lie with the individuals who make up its superb legal team. Its lawyers are of the highest quality and a true pleasure to deal with. There is no problem I wouldn’t trust them to resolve.

Roman Marchenko is a phenomenon and the first point of contact for any work in that region.

Key clients

Rostok-Holding

Andrey Onistrat

BTA Bank

ROSHEN

Salve Finance Ukraine

Johnson & Johnson

UkrGaz

CAVOK Air

Smila Energo Invest

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Ilyashev & Partners handles a broad range of banking and finance matters, including financial transactions and regulatory advice. It is highly visible in the insurance and online payment fields, as well as having one of the leading practices for insolvency and debt recovery. Mikhail Ilyashev leads the practice, which counts Alfa Bank, BTA Bank and ProCredit Bank among its clients. The team is 'particularly strong on the regulatory aspects of banking and finance, and it is very responsive and responsible'.

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev

Testimonials

Ilyashev & Partners provides well-structured and comprehensive consultations in limited timeframes.’

The team of Ilyashev & Partners provides deep and detailed analysis of legal issues and legislation in the banking and finance area and the quality of its drafted documents is always at the highest level.

The firm provides highly experienced practitioners for large financial projects, capital markets transactions, and various fields of banking and financial law and other legal issues arising in the context of financial relations.

We are completely satisfied with co-operation that we have with Ilyashev & Partners. The lawyers possess extensive experience in complex deals, and they work professionally and conscientiously. All tasks are always performed at a high level and meet our requirements.

During the period of our co-operation, Ilyashev & Partners has proved to be a reliable and strong partner. We value them for solving the most difficult legal issues.

Practice head Mikhail Ilyashev has particular expertise in financing transactions and capital markets, and provides detailed and client-tailored advice.

Each of these specialists understands both the legal details and the commercial nuances of matters. All team members are very professional and creative lawyers, open-minded and client-oriented. It is important to note that the lawyers of Ilyashev and Partners are fully involved in the work and well-motivated – they really care about the client and about getting positive results.

They have a very professional team.

Roman Marchenko is one of the best professionals in Ukraine, and is the best troubleshooter I had dealings with.’

‘Yevgen Solovyov is very good.

Ilyashev & Partners provided deliverables quickly without sacrificing any work quality. We are very satisfied with how the team understood our perspective and acted in our best interest to ensure we maximised our profits.

We have always found the firm to be thoroughly professional. It is technically excellent and effective for international work – we feel like we have the best lawyers on our side. Their transactional lawyers are fluent in English. They come from various complementary backgrounds which gives the team a unique standing. They provide good drafting and timely and proactive communication. The firm is particularly strong in financial services.

We are very happy with the level of service provided. Key issues and questions are resolved efficiently. Advice rendered is always of high technical quality.’

I deal a lot with Mikhail Ilyashev and his team. I am very impressed with Mikhail’s commitment and professionalism. The team always come up with the solution to address those risks and concerns that we might have.

Mikhail Ilyashev is a highly reliable expert in terms of transactional skills. He has a deep insight and knowledge and I feel that I can trust him with any of my business needs. Mikhail is outstanding and professional, he is ready to answer any call and is always straight to the point and efficient.’

Yevgen Solovyov and Oleg Trokhimchuk work outstandingly together.’

‘This team is very talented, as well as extremely disciplined.

The firm has performed very well and has been of considerable assistance in dealing with recent challenges in our regulatory environment.

Ilyashev & Partners is diligent and knowledgeable, with lots of experience in the financial industry. The banking and finance team is extremely well prepared and delivers a timely and user-friendly service in all cases they handle. We’re happy to work with them.

Roman Marchenko is an excellent attorney and a big name in the legal landscape. Roman has a huge reputation as a top-class attorney and a highly skilled drafter and negotiator. His style is very practical; he is always to the point and gives short and concise answers.

Mikhail Ilyashev is always able to provide sound and perfect legal advice – even on matters untested by court rulings and academics. His advice is always constructive and commercial. I value his strategic and practical advice.

Key clients

Alfa Bank Ukraine

Credit Dnepr Bank

BTA Bank

Nordic Environment Finance Corporation

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

ProCredit Bank

PZU Ukraine

Misto Bank

Property for BTC OÜ

Cryptagio OÜ

CityLife LP

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Ilyashev & Partners hired the experienced Oleksandr Padalka from Sayenko Kharenko to further strengthen its corporate and M&A practice, which is led by Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko. The firm is known for its 'efficient, commercial and client-focused advice' and its work includes advising on outbound investments by Ukrainian companies, the exit of foreign investors from Ukraine and inbound investments by large corporates. It handles a good flow of corporate structuring and restructuring, M&A, share deals and shareholders’ matters. The 'very experiencedYevgen Solovyov is now a partner and counsel Leonid Gilevich is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev; Roman Marchenko

Testimonials

Leonid Gilevich provides excellent client service and commercial advice. We highly recommend him.

The firm provides strong follow up, effective client support and dedication to project success.

The firm provides effective personal relationships, excellent availability and strong competence.

Mikhail Ilyashev managed all our issues from the Ukrainian side. He is a great deal maker.

I have had a great collaboration experience. The firm has many specialists with a deep understanding of commercial realities and industry knowledge.

I recommend Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko as two of the best lawyers in the market for any corporate issues.

I find the firm to be extremely dynamic and professional. I appreciate the reliability, prompt attention, preciseness and high professional level of the firm’s lawyers.

Mikhail Ilyashev is a creative and business-minded leader when engineering complex schemes. When you work with Mikhail, you trust him immensely. If I have a difficult problem requiring thoughtful analysis and judgement, he is my first and only call. He really focuses on the interests of his client.

Ilyashev & Partners has covered the full spectrum of corporate and M&A work for our groups of companies. The team is very knowledgeable and probably one of the best in the market. They put a lot of effort into being one or two steps ahead.’

Mikhail Ilyashev is very highly regarded in Ukraine. He is one of the leaders in this field. He has knowledge in a wide range of areas which is quite remarkable. Mikhail is someone who comes up with innovative arguments. He has a lot of energy and drive to succeed.

Yevgen Solovyov did a fantastic job.’

Vyacheslav Sytyi has great patience and technical legal skills.

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm has proven itself as a professional, reliable partner, with a team of high-level specialists, strong experience and organisation.’

Ilyashev & Partners provides highly qualified services and achieves positive results. This firm has an outstanding customer service culture. Its teamwork, conscientiousness, pride for the firm and optimism bring the company together.

Roman Marchenko is a talented specialist and manager who always achieves the desired result for the client.’

‘Mikhail Ilyashev is always up to date with our projects, he keeps everything under control and is always in touch with us.’

Leonid Gilevich is a very talented man, we really appreciate his analytical skills!

Leonid Gilevich is very competent and knowledgeable across the entire range of corporate and commercial law issues. I really like how he was focused and dedicated.

A large multi-functional team for any type of task and project complexity. Easy access to partners, responsible lawyers, extensive experience in supporting international transactions.

Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko are a real dream team, top-level professionals. I like their attitude to complex tasks, they always take on the challenge and find a solution.

Key clients

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Rostok-Holding

CDRL S.A.

Auchan Retail International

JV Poltava Petroleum Company

Leap Gaming

Sun-Tech Innovations LLC

The Yael Group

GrainCorp.

Employment Tier 2

Ilyashev & Partners 'provides the full scope of legal support, including procedures for foreigners and foreign legal entities'. Managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev leads the practice, which acts for the Ukrainian branches of several multinational corporates. It handles both advisory work and litigation. Counsel Leonid Gilevich provides 'outstanding client service and has the ability to solve problems and suggest practical solutions'.

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev

Testimonials

‘Leonid Gilevich has strong expertise in employment issues and provided us with great employment agreements.’

‘The team has great English, a high level of availability and strong knowledge. It is extremely responsive and very practical.’

‘The individuals that work with us are very committed and professional. We get assistance 24/7 all year long if necessary.’

‘They know the local rules very well. They are good at what they are doing. They are unique experts in certain fields within the HR area.’

‘Their work deserves praise and the company has always defended our interests even in the most difficult situations.’

‘We recommend Roman Marchenko and Galyna Lefor as high-class lawyers capable of resolving a labour dispute of any complexity.’

‘Leonid Gilevich provides very good support, swift feedback and flexibility.’

Key clients

Al Ghurair Investment

SE Antonov and various companies in the Antonov Group

COCA-COLA BEVERAGES UKRAINE

Ukrrichflot

PZU Ukraine

ProCredit Bank

BTA Bank

Wargaming

Cotecna

COFCO Agri Ukraine

UNILEVER Ukraine

Private client Tier 2

Ilyashev & Partners focuses predominantly on complex domestic and international litigation for high-net-worth individuals, including disputes relating to assets, inheritance matters, tax and sanctions. It also advises on international divorce and child custody matters, unmarried couples' rights and financial settlements. Practice head Roman Marchenko and acclaimed litigator Mikhail Ilyashev 'can be trusted with any personal question - their help is priceless'. Associate Nina Bets is recommended for tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Roman Marchenko

Testimonials

A reliable team that respects confidentiality and works at its best for your comfort.

I find the firm to be extremely dynamic and professional. It provides reliability, prompt attention, preciseness and highly professional lawyers. They use diverse approaches and provide full legal analysis.

Mikhail Ilyashev is a creative and business-minded leader when engineering complex schemes. When you work with Mikhail, you trust him immensely. If I have a difficult problem requiring thoughtful analysis and judgement, he is my first and only call. He really focuses on the interests of his client.

The firm has excellent specialists for solving family and personal financial issues.

I addressed various issues to Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko. I am very pleased with the services provided.

Ilyashev & Partners is the best law firm I’ve worked with in terms of value for money. Honesty and decency in pricing are the key indicators for me. The firm’s bills do not have a single extra minute. Moreover, the firm does not take on impracticable tasks to earn an extra dollar at the client’s expense. This is a very valuable trait.

Their team has strong knowledge of law and practice, provable experience and an international reputation. They listen to the client and get things done.

I recommend Mikhail Ilyashev as a results-oriented and competent expert with broad transactional experience. Mikhail’s approach instills confidence. With him everything is under control. I can write a lot about his individual strengths as a professional, but among the qualities I treasure most in him is his personal approach – he really cares about the client’s needs!

I find the firm to be extremely professional. They are very responsive and try to return calls very quickly; in terms of the substance of the service, I have nothing but high praise for them. The lawyers did an excellent job; they were proactive, and did everything I expected of them.’

The team, in my opinion, has three key strengths: it has experts in almost every single field; it has strong technical skills in Ukrainian and international taxation; and it has complete control over the details.

Mikhail Ilyashev is a man with complete honesty and integrity. His service is exemplary.

Nina Bets is a very effective, time-sensitive tax lawyer. She’s a newcomer, but we feel that she is really committed.

Key clients

Kenes Rakishev

Tetiana Yeremeyeva

Dmitriy Kiva

Andrey Onistrat

Maksym Konobas

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Ilyashev & Partners' work on real estate, land use and construction matters covers acquisitions and disposals, due diligence issues and real estate portfolio audits, the structuring of construction projects, and contentious matters. Renowned litigator and 'highly reliable expert in the real estate and construction industriesMikhail Ilyashev leads the practice, which is 'extremely dynamic and professional'. Associate Dmytro Hrybov is also a key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev

Testimonials

The team at Ilyashev & Partners works outstandingly together. I can assess the firm’s overall level of service as high, with a high degree of specialisation. They have good industry knowledge and keep an eye on the economic impacts.

Mikhail Ilyashev is outstanding and professional. His approach is built on a longstanding trust, practical business sense and mutual loyalty.

Dmytro Hrybov is goal-oriented and practical expert in project developments. He has really solid expertise in construction contracts and construction and renovation projects.

The team has very strong lawyers specialising in real estate, land and construction financing.

Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko are excellent specialists with extensive experience in real estate and construction.

The presence of the Illyashev and Partners in the cities and regions of our company’s activities makes it flexible and fast in representing its clients interests.

Dmytro Hrybov shows flexibility and readiness to meet the demands of the client.

Ilyashev & Partners is a well-reputed law firm with good experience in all different parts of a deal. We work closely with them on a daily basis dealing with every aspect of our business. Co-operation with the firm ensures gaining a reliable partner in legal matters. Its availability and speed are great advantages.

I highly recommend Mikhail Ilyashev, Roman Marchenko and Dmytro Hrybov for their support in real estate and land issues.  I was impressed with our communication; we were always well informed by them and they were able to explain the facts of a case in a way that I can understand quickly.

We have worked with Ilyashev & Partners firm from its founding. Ilyashev & Partners firm was one of the first law firms that combined lawyers who are specialists in different areas.

The firm’s main strength is advocacy.  We were thoroughly impressed with Ilyashev & Partners’ professionalism and their sensitivity to our situation. The firm was professional and knowledgeable during the entire process, which was smooth and seamless. They took care of everything. The legal process was performed with perfection, care and expertise.  Deadlines were always met and I never worried how my case was being handled.

The Ilyashev & Partners’ team communicated and reacted in a prompt way on our requests. The firm is not about “making money” but instead about helping its clients.

Ilyashev & Partners firm was great. They were super patient, explained the process in detail, and made us feel comfortable throughout. They are conveniently located and were always available if we had questions.

Ilyashev & Partners has a good combination of excellent expertise and a solution-driven approach, with a team of strongly-committed lawyers with a good understanding of clients’ needs. It was a real pleasure to work with them. We have mostly worked with the senior partner Roman Marchenko, counsels Oleksandr Denysenko and Leonid Gilevich. They are very experienced, dedicated and reliable lawyers and always deliver customised advice. They really know what we need.

The firm has very good real estate lawyers. The documentation that they develop is of the highest quality.

The team’s services in Ukraine and Estonia were useful to us. The main contacts on the projects were Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko. All tasks are performed at the highest level and we are happy with the results.

Ilyashev & Partners advised our company on numerous foreign investment projects. Deals were time sensitive, and the firm provided deliverables quickly without sacrificing any work quality. We are very satisfied with how the team understood our prospective and acted in our best interest to ensure we maximised our profits.

Mikhail Ilyashev is outstanding and professional, he is ready to answer any call and is always straight to the point and efficient.

Key clients

Yurovo, Pakhra Fields, Bylovo

BTA Bank Kazakhstan

Ukrrichflot (Ukrshipping)

Danube Shipping-Stevedoring Company (COFCO)

A1 Investment Group

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

COFCO Agri Ukraine

Etrex

Industrial Investments

M-Line Property Management (Kazakhstan)

Ukrainian Chemical Products (Group DF)

IMMER UKRPLASTIC

AFI Development (Russia)

Tax Tier 2

Ilyashev & Partners has 'great technicians in multi-jurisdictional issues who truly care about clients'. The firm is best known for representing big taxpayers in tax disputes, though it also advises on currency restrictions and corporate restructuring. Practice head Roman Marchenko is 'a well-known and respected lawyer who has a deep knowledge of international tax'. He leads a sizeable group that is active in cross-border tax matters involving CIS countries. Specialist tax lawyer Nina Bets is recommended as 'a patient, accurate and knowledgeable associate with a great instinct'.

Practice head(s):

Roman Marchenko

Testimonials

I felt that our project was important for the team and that they were personally involved in our business development and really cared about the result. The lawyers were very motivated to achieve the best for us.

Ilyashev & Partners knows what works and what doesn’t. The team comes with long-standing experience , they have the ability to think beyond and go deeply into studying projects. It is a very capable team with very good capacity.

Roman Marchenko is a well-known and respected lawyer who has a deep knowledge of international tax. He has a strategic vision of matters and he always covers all sides of the issue. When we need an opinion at the strategic level I always ask him. He is always very effective.

I would like also to mention and recommend lawyer Nina Bets. She is completely involved in the matter from the very first moment that I discuss it with her, and she quickly analyses whatever issues we bring. She takes personal care of our interests.

We were thoroughly impressed with Ilyashev & Partners’ professionalism and their sensitivity to our situations.

Ilyashev & Partners was professional and knowledgeable throughout the entire case. The legal process was smooth and seamless, and was performed with perfection, care and expertise. They took care of everything. Deadlines were always met and I never worried about how my case was being handled.

Ilyashev & Partners took a specific approach to our case. They involved experts to find the best solution for our company. The team communicated and reacted promptly to our requests. The firm is not about making money but instead about helping their clients.

Ilyashev & Partners firm in short was great. They were super patient, explained the process in detail, and made us feel comfortable throughout. They are conveniently located and were always available if we had questions.

Leonid Gilevich took ownership of the project and simplified the management process from our side. This attitude saved time for our company management and helped them to concentrate on other things.

Ilyashev & Partners consolidates specific knowledge in energy, transport and taх in general, which is very valuable for us. This expertise makes them able to handle the full array of tax matters. We praise the firm for its global vision and strategic manner. The firm has a capable team with deep knowledge in international tax.  The overall level of service is at a high level.

Roman Marchenko is a very reliable and exceptionally gifted manager with unparalleled expertise. He is very hands-on and a strong leader on a deal. He always manages to structure deals well and uphold the highest quality.’

Nina Bets really focuses on the interests of her client while remaining deal-driven. Nina helps greatly with the tactical and business aspects.

The firm has a deep understanding of our business and needs on tax matters.

Nina Bets is an excellent tax lawyer. Her deep expertise in tax in real business processes is astonishing.

The team proved to be focused on client service. Communication is easy and quick. They are great technicians in multi-jurisdictional issues. They truly care about you: excellent response times, lawyers strictly follow professional and ethical standards, and billing is fair and accurate.

Nina Bets is a patient, accurate and knowledgeable associate with a great instinct. She is also an easy-going, fair and open-hearted person, who it is very comfortable to work with.

Nina Bets is an experienced lawyer in tax litigation. I think Ilyashev and Partners have one of the best tax teams on the market.

Nina Bets tries to find optimal solutions for tax litigation and suggests different options.

Key clients

FSC More

SE Antonov

IMMER UKRPLASTIC

BTA Bank

Crimean Development Company

Port of Vitino

Poltava Petroleum Company

Ferrexpo AG

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

ARCELORMITTAL KRYVYI RIH

Ukrainian Network of Integrity and Compliance (UNIC)

Energy Tier 3

Ilyashev & Partners is 'very well connected throughout Ukraine and Russia, and works extremely well as co-counsel with European lawyers'. The practice is led by the 'extremely thorough and user-friendlyMikhail Ilyashev and focuses mainly on arbitration and litigation for companies in the energy industry, including providers of infrastructure such as ports. It also handles investments, restructuring, privatisation and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Mikhail Ilyashev

Testimonials

The team is proactive, dynamic and always very responsive.

Mikhail Ilyashev is very business-oriented and knowledgeable in energy matters, with many years of experience in our sector.

Mikhail Ilyashev is insightful and knows how to proceed on the strategic side.

Mikhail Ilyashev is one of the hardest-working lawyers I have come across.

Ilyashev & Partners is a well-reputed law firm with good experience in all the different aspects of a deal. We work closely with them on a daily basis, dealing with every aspect of our business. Cooperation with the firm ensures gaining a reliable partner in legal matters.’

I find the firm to be extremely dynamic and professional. Its availability and speed are great advantages.

Most of the strategy work on our projects was done by Oleg Trokhimchuk and Mikhail Ilyashev. We are very pleased with the transaction support. Communication with the team was operational and all issues were resolved in the shortest possible time.

Key clients

Ostchem Holding

Group DF

BNK-Ukraine

UkrGaz

Ukrinterenergo SE

Belomorskaya Neftebaza (White Sea Oil Depot, Russia)

LetterOne Group (L1 Energy)

Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy

Vitino Oil Port (Russia)

JKX Oil & Gas

Poltava Petroleum Company

Zhigermunaiservice LLP (Kazakhstan)

ADESH plus (Russia)

TMM-Energobud

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust/competition Mikhail Ilyashev
Antitrust/competition Oleksandr Fefelov
Arbitration/international arbitration Mikhail Ilyashev
Arbitration/international arbitration Roman Marchenko
Aviation Roman Marchenko
Commercial litigation Mikhail Ilyashev
Commercial litigation Roman Marchenko
Commercial property Mikhail Ilyashev
Corporate Yevgen Solovyov
Intellectual property Mikhail Ilyashev
Intellectual property Irina Kirichenko
International trade Olena Omelchenko
Insolvency Roman Marchenko
Insolvency Vadym Kizlenko
Labour Mikhail Ilyashev
Labour Leonid Gilevych
Litigation Roman Marchenko
Litigation Galyna Lefor
M&A Mikhail Ilyashev
M&A Oleksandr Fefelov
Pharmaceuticals Irina Kirichenko
Shipping Mikhail Ilyashev
Shipping Andrey Bychkov
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Kristina Antuzinska  photo Ms Kristina Antuzinska
 Nina Bets  photo Nina Bets
Mr Mykola Burtovyi  photo Mr Mykola Burtovyi
 Andrey Bychkov  photo Andrey Bychkov
Ms Iryna Demchenko  photo Ms Iryna Demchenko
Mr Oleksandr Denysenko  photo Mr Oleksandr Denysenko
Mr Oleksandr Fefelov  photo Mr Oleksandr Fefelov
Mr Leonid Gilevich  photo Mr Leonid Gilevich
 Oleksiy Gorbatyuk  photo Oleksiy Gorbatyuk
 Olga Gornik  photo Olga Gornik
 Valeriia Gudiy  photo Valeriia Gudiy
 Dmytro Hrybov  photo Dmytro Hrybov
Mr Mikhail Ilyashev  photo Mr Mikhail Ilyashev
 Oleksandr Kamsha  photo Oleksandr Kamsha
Ms Irina Kirichenko  photo Ms Irina Kirichenko
 Vadym Kizlenko  photo Vadym Kizlenko
Mr Sergiy Klyestov  photo Mr Sergiy Klyestov
Mr Andriy Konoplya  photo Mr Andriy Konoplya
Mr Kostiantyn Kryvenko  photo Mr Kostiantyn Kryvenko
 Oleh Kulyk  photo Oleh Kulyk
 Dmytro Lazebnyi  photo Dmytro Lazebnyi
Mrs Galyna Lefor  photo Mrs Galyna Lefor
Mr Andriy Lytvyn  photo Mr Andriy Lytvyn
Ms Ievgeniia Makarenko  photo Ms Ievgeniia Makarenko
Mr Kostiantyn Manitenko  photo Mr Kostiantyn Manitenko
Mr Roman Marchenko  photo Mr Roman Marchenko
Mr Ivan Maryniuk  photo Mr Ivan Maryniuk
 Sergey Nedelko  photo Sergey Nedelko
 Denys Nienov  photo Denys Nienov
 Dmytro Nikulesko  photo Dmytro Nikulesko
Mrs Olena Omelchenko  photo Mrs Olena Omelchenko
 Oleksandr Padalka  photo Oleksandr Padalka
 Roman Protsyshyn  photo Roman Protsyshyn
Ms Lesia Samarina  photo Ms Lesia Samarina
Ms Olga Samoilenko  photo Ms Olga Samoilenko
Mr Yevgen Solovyov  photo Mr Yevgen Solovyov
Mr Vyacheslav Sytyi  photo Mr Vyacheslav Sytyi
Mr Oleg Trokhimchuk  photo Mr Oleg Trokhimchuk
Ms Alla Tsymanovska  photo Ms Alla Tsymanovska
Number of lawyers : 50
at this office : 35
English
Estonian
Russian
Ukrainian
Contacts : Mikhail Ilyashev (managing partner)
Contacts : Roman Marchenko (senior partner)
Other offices : Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk)
Other offices : Kharkiv
Other offices : Odesa
Other offices : Simferopol
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Tallinn

CLIENT: Chairman of the Board

COMPANY/FIRM: The largest European manufacturer of flexible packaging materials

TESTIMONIAL: The quality of the legal expertise is beyond compare. More importantly, Firm’s advice over the years has proved to be sound. 


CLIENT: Head of Legal Department

COMPANY/FIRM: The biggest manufacturer of nitrogen fertilizers in Ukraine

TESTIMONIAL: Ilyashev & Partners acts like a business partner. Firm’s management thinks outside the box, it’s a rare quality for Ukrainian market.


CLIENT: Head of Legal Department

COMPANY/FIRM: Ukrainian state-owned aircraft manufacturing company

TESTIMONIAL: Ilyashev & Partners are great technicians as it relates to the law. The firm has outstandingly dedicated and very knowledgeable team.


CLIENT: Head of Legal Department

COMPANY/FIRM: One of the largest banks of Kazakhstan

TESTIMONIAL: Ilyashev & Partners is a big law firm with lots of resources and very service-oriented stuff. They are our first choice when seeking reliable legal advice.


CLIENT: Chairman of the Board

COMPANY/FIRM: The principal maritime operator of Ukraine

TESTIMONIAL: Ilyashev & Partners has the strongest dispute resolution team of lawyers in the country. We engaged them for high-value international disputes and arbitrations.


CLIENT: Head of Legal Department

COMPANY/FIRM: The biggest Eastern European titanium dioxide producer

TESTIMONIAL: Ilyashev & Partners has excellent knowledge of our market and a very professional output, which allows them to handle extremely challenging and complex issues with impressive accuracy and expertise.