Mr Mikhail Ilyashev > Ilyashev & Partners > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

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 > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Mikhail IlyashevIlyashev & Partners

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.

Ukraine > White-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Mikhail IlyashevIlyashev & Partners

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.

Ukraine > Private client

(Leading individuals)

Mikhail IlyashevIlyashev & Partners

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.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Mikhail IlyashevIlyashev & Partners

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 experienced‘ Yevgen Solovyov is now a partner and counsel Leonid Gilevich is recommended.

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

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 industries‘ Mikhail Ilyashev leads the practice, which is ‘extremely dynamic and professional‘. Associate Dmytro Hrybov is also a key name to note.

Ukraine > Intellectual property

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.

Ukraine > Energy

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-friendly‘ Mikhail 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.

Ukraine > Employment

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‘.

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

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‘.