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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 Council


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

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > White-collar crime

(Leading individuals)

Mikhail IlyashevIlyashev & Partners

According to one of its clients, Ilyashev & Partners has ‘the best white-collar crime practice in Ukraine, advising on the most challenging cases mentioned in the media‘. Roman Marchenko and Mikhail Ilyashev are both highly respected practitioners in the team. The firm also has a large bench of skilled associates, among them Denys Nienov. The firm handles every stage of white-collar litigation for high-profile clients, and it is also noted for its ability to conduct independent financial investigations, including in respect of crimes committed by senior executives.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Mikhail IlyashevIlyashev & Partners

Ilyashev & Partners provides ‘high-quality and creative services, and the level of client loyalty is incredible‘. The firm has specialist expertise in the banking, agribusiness, transport, energy, construction, FMCG, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications sectors, though its work in high-value cross-border transactions extends to many other industries. ‘Bright minds and well-known market starsMikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko jointly lead the practice. Partner Yevgen Solovyov, and counsels Oleksandr Padalka and Leonid Gilevich, are also highly recommended.

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

Ilyashev & Partners is known as ‘one of the most trusted and well-known Ukrainian law firms‘ and its team has ‘the courage to fight for the best result‘. Adept in real estate, land use and construction issues, the firm is known for its understanding of real estate investment structures, as well as its deep knowledge of the construction market and its capability in dispute resolution. Mikhail Ilyashev leads the practice, in which counsel Dmytro Hrybov is a key practitioner.

Ukraine > Intellectual property

At Ilyashev & Partners, managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev and counsel Oleksandr Padalka lead the practice, in which patent and trade mark attorney Irina Kirichenko is another key practitioner. The firm is particularly well-known for its work in IP litigation, and it is also increasingly involved in commercial IP matters. Global brands such as TikTok and The Kraft Heinz Company call on the firm for IP portfolio management, trade mark and patent prosecution, enforcement, franchising and licensing matters.

Ukraine > Energy

Ilyashev & Partners has an expanding portfolio of work from leading Ukrainian and international companies in relation to energy and infrastructure projects, as well as regulatory matters and disputes. Mikhail Ilyashev, who leads the ten-lawyer team, has ‘an unquestionable knowledge of the local energy market and is very visible in this sphere‘. Roman Marchenko handles energy disputes. Associate Iryna Demchenko is praised for her ‘professionalism, experience and creativity‘.

Ukraine > Employment

Ilyashev & Partners continues to handle some of the largest employment cases in Ukraine, often acting for local subsidiaries of large international companies. Much of its work is centred on high-stakes litigation, although the firm also advises on contractual matters, outsourcing, employee transfers and relocation, and regulatory compliance. Founding partner Mikhail Ilyashev leads the employment practice, in which counsel Leonid Gilevich and Valeriia Gudiy devote a large proportion of their time.

Ukraine > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Mikhail IlyashevIlyashev & Partners

Ilyashev & Partners is known for ‘a result-oriented approach, proactiveness, creativity‘. Roman Marchenko and Mikhail Ilyashev lead a four-partner group that excels in all areas of dispute resolution, not least shareholder disputes, contentious real estate matters, insurance disputes and international arbitration. Counsels Oleg Trokhimchuk and Andrey Bychkov  (who has ‘result-oriented approach and an ability to see the crux of the factual and legal issues’) are among the firm’s emerging talents.

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

The banking and finance team at Ilyashev & Partners is ‘thoroughly professional, technically excellent and effective‘. The firm has a well-established insolvency and debt recovery practice, which often handles restructuring mandates for commercial banks and Ukrainian corporates. It is also growing its presence in areas such as insurance and online payments, as well as being sought out for advice on new regulations in the banking sector. Mikhail Ilyashev is the lead partner.

Ukraine > Private client

(Leading individuals)

Mikhail IlyashevIlyashev & Partners

Ilyashev & Partners, which is best known for its broad litigation practice, frequently handles disputes concerning disputes, inheritance matters, tax and sanctions. The firm is increasingly involved in matters of family law. It recently advising a Ukrainian politician on property division issues arising from a divorce, which included a valuation of all assets. Litigator Roman Marchenko leads the practice in which Mikhail Ilyashev is a standout practitioner. ‘Knowledgeable, tenacious and diligent‘ associate Nina Bets is also recommended.