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Ilyashev & Partners
04053 KYIV
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Attorney at Law, Managing Partner, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine


Mikhail Ilyashev specialises in Corporate and M&A, International Trade Law, Employment, Intellectual Property, Commercial Law, Energy, Litigation, International Arbitration.


Having established Ilyashev & Partners in January 1997, Mikhail Ilyashev has made the firm one of the leaders of the legal market of Ukraine. Mr Ilyashev is reputed litigator, recommended for Ukraine by all major international directories including The Legal 500, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers International and IFLR 1000.


Ukrainian, Russian, English


President at Ukrainian Law Firms Association; Member of Kyiv City Bar Association


Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, International Law Faculty (Master of International Law)

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

Mikhail Ilyashev‘s practice at Ilyashev & Partners handles asset finance, securities, banking matters, debt collection and much more. It is ‘one of the most resourceful and top-quality firms on the market‘ and key lawyer Oleksandr Vygovskyy ‘has a deep insight into the banking sector‘. SE Antonov and ProCredit Bank are among its clients.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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Ilyashev & Partners frequently handles high-value M&A transactions and both Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko are highly respected partners. The firm acted for BTA Bank on the creation of a new business entity in Estonia. SE Antonov and Ukrrichflot are among its clients.

Ukraine > Competition

A market leader in dispute resolution, Ilyashev & Partners also has a strong track record in competition law matters for energy sector clients. Mikhail Ilyashev and Oleksandr Fefelov assisted an oil and gas exploration company with obtaining clearance for the purchase of assets in Scandinavia as part of a major restructuring.

Ukraine > Dispute resolution

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Ilyashev & Partners is ‘certainly one of the top litigation firms and it knows the court process very well‘. The ‘absolutely exceptional‘ Roman Marchenko acted for BTA Bank in a series of cases seeking $10bn in compensation for losses. SE Antonov and ArcelorMittal are also among the firm’s clients. Mikhail Ilyashev is ‘very pragmatic‘.

Ukraine > Employment

Ilyashev & Partners handles compliance, contracts, internal procedures and contentious matters. Mikhail Ilyashev leads a practice that counts SE Antonov and BTA Bank among its clients. For Cofco, Roman Marchenko handled labour inspections by the State Service of Ukraine.

Ukraine > Intellectual property

For one client, Ilyashev & Partners has ‘the best IP practice in Ukraine‘. Patent attorney Irina Kirichenko, who is ‘client oriented‘, and Mikhail Ilyashev acted for Austrian company Megainpharm in a dispute against the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Ukraine > Private client

The practice at Ilyashev & Partners is ‘responsive and well informed‘ and clients appreciate the ‘enthusiasm and knowledge‘ of Mikhail IlyashevRoman Marchenko leads a team that handles private wealth, contentious and non-contentious trust matters, tax and estate management. He advised the widow of MP Igor Yeremeyev on inheritance matters.

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

Ilyashev & Partners handles transactional matters and real estate disputes. Roman Marchenko advised developers Yurovo, Pakhra Fields and Bylovo on the protection of extensive land plots in Moscow. Key partner Mikhail Ilyashev is also recommended.

Ukraine > Tax

Ilyashev & Partners handles tax audits, tax planning, judicial appeals and contentious matters. Litigator Roman Marchenko leads the practice. Mikhail Ilyashev acted for shipyard FSC More in a $2m dispute.

Ukraine > White-collar crime

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Ilyashev & Partners is ‘the best legal adviser in challenging cases and one of the most resourceful and top-quality full-service law firms on the market‘. ‘Brilliant litigator‘ Roman Marchenko and leading light Mikhail Ilyashev are the key partners. Among their clients are SE Antonov and BTA Bank.