Ms Anna Babych > Aequo > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

01010 KYIV
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Partner specialising in Corporate and Commercial, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Labour and Employment, Government Relations


Regarded by industry experts as one of Ukraine’s leading transactional lawyers, Anna focuses on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate commercial advice to private and public companies. Her transactional experience includes work on a number of the most complex, high value deals in recent Ukrainian history. She also represents clients in a broad range of matters related to setting up optimal structures for businesses in Ukraine.

Anna is a well-known practitioner in the sphere of corporate governance. In addition, she regularly advises national and international clients in connection with labor and employment issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and transfers of undertaking.

Her client base includes large national and international corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms operating in the CIS region. They acknowledge Anna’s ability to negotiate and defend interests of her clients.

Anna Babych is actively involved in drawing up and promoting legislative initiatives in corporate law, both within non-profit organizations (including Ukrainian Bar Association etc) and expert councils of the government authorities (Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, National Securities and Stock Market Commission).

She is one of the initiators and a key driver of corporate legislative reform in Ukraine, including LLC Law reform, a co-author of the Draft Law “On Limited Liability and Additional Liability Companies” as a member of the working group at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, and a co-author of the draft laws on shareholder agreements and improvement of corporate governance of joint-stock companies (squeeze-out and sell-out procedures).

Anna Babych collaborates with the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), is a member of the Advisory Board, and provides scholarships to the UCU Law School students. Besides, she is regularly engaged in educational activities for members of the Students League of the Ukrainian Bar Association, appears as a speaker at high-profile events in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (annual IBA and UBA conferences etc), and actively participates in dedicated committees of the Ukrainian Bar Association and of the European Business Association.

Anna is an innovation advocate who actively introduces the pioneering projects in the Ukrainian legal services market, including AEQUO Friends outsourcing platform and AEQUO Legal Tech Challenge.

Anna Babych is repeatedly recommended by national and international directories Best Lawyers, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal, Top 100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine (Clients Choice) and Ukrainian Women in Law by Legal Newspaper (Ukraine), KyivPost, 50 Leading Firms of Ukraine, The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, etc.


English, Russian, Ukrainian


Solicitor (England & Wales); International Bar Association (IBA); Kyiv City Bar (admitted since 2006); Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)


National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Master of Laws, Kyiv, 2005
Law School, BPP University, Graduate Diploma in Law, London, United Kingdom, 2012;
Law School, BPP University, Legal Practice Course, London, United Kingdom, 2014

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > International trade

(Leading individuals)

Anna BabychAequo

Aequo has ‘a very strong international outlook and the ability to give clear and operational advice without too many caveats‘. The firm has an excellent reputation for trade remedies, customs and tax matters, export control, sanctions and cross-border distribution agreements. A significant amount of its recent work has focused on anti-dumping and safeguard investigations, as part of its prominent presence in trade defence matters. Managing partner Denis Lysenko, commercial law specialist Anna Babych and senior associate Oleksandr Tereshchenko are praised for their ‘high standards of decision-making and impeccable professional ethics‘.

Ukraine > Energy

Aequo‘s team has ‘‘strong knowledge of Ukrainian energy markets, the gas market in particular‘, and according to one client, it has ‘some of the deepest experience in the field out of all Ukrainian law firms‘. Its work spans major projects in the oil and gas, power, nuclear and renewable energy sectors. Managing partner Denis Lysenko and corporate partner Anna Babych co-head the energy and natural resources practice, which draws together expertise from the firm’s finance, litigation, corporate, regulatory and tax groups. Litigators Pavlo Byelousov and Myroslava Savchuk are heavily involved in energy matters. Finance partner Yulia Kyrpa is also recommended.

Ukraine > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Anna BabychAequo

Aequo‘s team provides ‘a high-quality legal product tailored to the needs of the project‘. One client noted its ‘excellent technical knowledge and an exceptional client-oriented approach‘. The group is well-versed in sophisticated cross-border M&A, and frequently acts for large corporates and private equity houses. It recently assisted leading Russian telecommunications group Mobile TeleSystems with the $734m sale of its Ukrainian business. Anna Babych leads the corporate and M&A team, working closely with managing partner Denis Lysenko. Of counsel Oksana Krasnokutskaya and counsel Michael Lukashenko are among other key practitioners.

Ukraine > Private client

(Leading individuals)

Anna BabychAequo

Aequo focuses on the private wealth needs of ultra-high-net-worth individuals, including business owners, entrepreneurs, families and groups of private investors. The firm’s multidisciplinary practice encompasses family law, disputes, philanthropy, art, estate planning, immigration, tax planning, reputation management and real estate transactions, among other matters. According to a client, the firm demonstrates ‘high standards of decision-making and impeccable professional ethics‘. Anna Babych (who has ‘both a great sense of business acumen and outstanding legal expertise‘) and managing partner Denis Lysenko are the lead partners. They are ably supported by senior associate Vasyl Mishchenko and counsel Oksana Krasnokutskaya.