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SDM Partners LLC
03150 KYIV
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Dr. Serhiy Dzis is a Partner and one of the founders of SDM Partners.


Position: partner. Area of ptactice: Commercial, Intellectual property, Labour & HR.


Before joining SDM Partners team Dr. Dzis was a partner of a multinational law firm as prior to that – an in-house counsel in one of the major Ukrainian food ingredients company. Serhiy Dzis has substantial experience (more than 12 years) in commercial, intellectual property, labour law and real estate. Dr. Dzis also lectures on intellectual property law at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv State University.


Dr. Dzis has graduated with high honours from the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. He received PhD in the same institute in 2004.

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

SDM Partners LLC regularly takes a pivotal role in multimillion-dollar construction projects in diverse sectors including the healthcare, energy, telecoms and infrastructure industries. The firm also frequently acts for investors on complex and high-value private and public projects; other work includes handling land acquisitions and construction projects, as well as property disputes. Serhiy Dzis and Anna Kulish are the key partners.

Ukraine > Intellectual property

SDM Partners LLC ‘stands out through its proactive attitude and its ability to address its clients’ needs and concerns‘. Serhiy Dzis leads the practice, which handles the protection of IP patents, trade marks, trade names and copyright, and assists clients with the use of such rights on the internet, in software development, during data transfer and in other science-intensive processes. Dzis also represents clients in disputes concerning infringements of copyright, rights to inventions and utility models, and trade marks.

Ukraine > Employment

SDM Partners LLC has recently increased its flow of work for international clients. Managing partner Dmytro Syrota and practice head Serhiy Dzis are the key partners in a team that provides ‘reasoned, comprehensible responses and advice‘ on employment audits, the employment of foreign workers, internal policies, regulatory compliance, dismissals, mass terminations and contentious matters.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

SDM Partners LLC is praised for providing ‘unparalleled organisation, attention to detail and thoroughness, combining deep experience, a pragmatic approach and the ability to find creative solutions‘. Dmytro Syrota and Serhiy Dzis lead the practice, which assists businesses of all sizes in M&A transactions and provides day-to-day corporate advice. Bringing together specialists in competition law, funds and investment management, insurance, private equity and public policy, the practice frequently handles complex domestic and cross-border M&A deals.

Ukraine > Banking, finance and capital markets

SDM Partners LLC handles financing and refinancing transactions for both borrowers and lenders in a wide range of sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, agriculture, energy and natural resources. The team is led by Dmytro Syrota, who handles debt restructuring, acquisition finance, project finance and trade finance, and real estate finance specialist Serhiy Dzis, who is ‘very well organised and client oriented‘.