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Yulia Kyrpa

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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


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Yulia Kyrpa - Aequo

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

At Aequo, leading light Yulia Kyrpa and rising stars Maryna Fedorenko and Denys Kulgavyi are part of ‘the best practice in Ukrainian finance matters and provide commercial advice’. They advised Naftogaz on a €478m loan.

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Within: Energy

At Aequo, the ‘reliable and intelligentAnna Babych and the ‘strategic and experiencedDenis Lysenko lead the energy team. Yulia Kyrpa advised Naftogaz on the €478m financing of gas purchases. Investor Guris Holding is also a client.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Leading individuals

Yulia Kyrpa - Aequo

Within: Real estate and construction

At Aequo, ‘strong negotiatorYulia Kyrpa assisted Dragon Capital with purchasing Kiev’s Pyramid shopping mall. Denis Lysenko is ‘an outstanding practitioner’ and Mykhaylo Soroka is also noted.

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    AVELLUM acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to a private equity vehicle managed by responsAbility Investments AG (“responsAbility ”) in connection with the acquisition of a shareholding in Bank Lviv. Bank Lviv is the first investment project of responsAbility in Ukraine. Further on, responsAbility intends to increase its stake in the bank to 51%.

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    - GOLAW
  • Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding

    Sayenko Kharenko advised Mriya Agro Holding on the successful debt restructuring and subsequent sale
  • Employing Foreign Specialists in Ukraine – Rules of the Game Have Been Simplified?

    Following the strategy of the Government to improve the doing business climate in Ukraine, Parliament adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine Concerning Elimination of Barriers for Foreign Investments Attraction” dated May 23, 2017 (hereinafter – “the Law”), which came into force on September 27, 2017.  The Law with such an expressive name should have definitely removed the barriers for employment of foreigners, but what have we actually received? Putting the cart before the horse, the Law really significantly changed the procedure of obtaining work permits (hereinafter – “the Permit”) facilitating it essentially from the one hand, but introducing some questionable conditions from the other.
    - GOLAW
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    - GOLAW

    Over the last few months before January 2018, when the latest changes to the power purchase agreements (PPAs) between State Enterprise “Energorynok” and producers of energy from alternative sources were adopted, more than ten agreements were signed with upgraded conditions set earlier in 2017. In the mentioned agreements, the changes to the PPAs were applied and helped bring Ukraine’s PPAs closer to international standards. Nevertheless, the revised PPAs still have a lot of issues that need to be clarified and further elaborated to make them perfectly bankable, and to make them properly executable.
    - GOLAW
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