Ms Yulia Kyrpa > Aequo > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile

01010 KYIV
Yulia Kyrpa photo


Partner specialising in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Insolvency and Restructuring, Real Estate and Construction


Yulia focuses on M&A in the banking and financial sector, bank lending, structured and trade finance transactions, transactions involving distressed debts and debt restructuring procedures.

She also has extensive experience in handling complex banking regulatory issues, securities transactions, insurance, as well as real estate and construction matters.

During the financial crisis Yulia developed a number of innovative legal products in demand by banks, financial institutions and corporations.

She also has outstanding expertise in advising international financial organisations on the granting of macrofinancial assistance to Ukraine, expertise in the handling of complex regulatory issues in the Ukrainian financial sector, and has been appointed to represent the European Commission and EBRD.

Leading bankers, regulators and experts describe Yulia as an outstanding specialist in the field of banking and finance law, known not only for her high-quality and effective legal advice, but also for her professional analytics and advocacy of the banking sector’s interests.

Yulia Kyrpa is Deputy Chair of the Arbitration Committee.

Yulia is repeatedly recommended by FT Innovative Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Clients’ Choice, 50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine by Legal Practice (Ukraine), Yuridicheskaya Practika Legal Awards , Ukrainian Women in Law by Legal Newspaper (Ukraine), Top 10 Business Women in Ukraine  by Companion magazine (Ukraine), etc.


English, Russian, Ukrainian


Kyiv City Bar (admitted since 2007), International Bar Association (IBA), Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of Laws, 2006
; University of Edinburgh Business School, MBA, 2014-2016

Lawyer Rankings

Ukraine > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Yulia KyrpaAequo

Aequo has ‘committed professional team that really listens and tries to create custom solutions‘. The firm is consistently involved in high-value transactions and recently assisted Allrise Capital Inc with the $5m acquisition of the Chornomorets stadium in Odessa, following an auction sale by the Deposit Guarantee Fund. It also handles the real estate aspects of large M&A transactions, as well as real estate finance, distressed asset sales, litigation and development projects. Yulia Kyrpa is the lead partner. Counsel Bohdan Dmukhovskyy and senior associate Mykhaylo Soroka also garner praise from clients.

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 > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Yulia KyrpaAequo

At Aequo, the team has ‘excellent knowledge of local law and practice in Ukraine financial markets, and are incredibly responsive and detailed‘. The firm frequently handles first-of-their-kind finance transactions and works with leading international financial institutions, banks and borrowers. In a recent mandate, it assisted Naftogaz of Ukraine with a $500m bond issue. ‘Impressively knowledgeable, responsive, creative‘ partner Yulia Kyrpa leads the banking, finance and capital markets practice. Of counsel Denys Kulgavyi is also highly regarded.