Firm Profile > Redcliffe Partners > Kiev, Ukraine

Redcliffe Partners
75 ZHYLYANSKA STREET
01032 KYIV
Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Redcliffe Partners is 'used to working on international transactions and is very responsive and business-oriented, providing a very high quality of legal advice'. Led by Olexiy Soshenko, who is noted for his advice to international banks and financial institutions, the firm is visible in many of the largest financing transactions in the market, ranging from complex restructurings of financial liabilities to project and infrastructure finance and loans for major lenders. The firm counts Natixis, Credit Suisse, UniCredit and the EBRD among its clients. Associate Evgeniy Vazhynskiy advises on areas including syndicated loans and project and renewables finance.

Testimonials

Evgeniy Vazhynskiy is a great lawyer, very responsive, thorough and business oriented.  It’s been a great experience working with him.’

Overall, the firm is absolutely first-rate. I have done a lot of Ukrainian work including a restructuring of one of the biggest Ukrainian corporates and would not go anywhere else. They can be trusted to perform on the most high-profile of deals.

Olexiy Soshenko is a great lawyer who wins the complete trust of international clients. In one of the most challenging of European jurisdictions he speaks their language.

Associate Olesia Mykhailenko is absolutely superb.

Key clients

EBRD

JPMorgan

Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU)

Nefco

BSTDB

FMO

Finnfund

Proparco

ING Bank N.V.

Deutsche Bank AG

SALIC

Natixis

Credit Suisse

UniCredit

Ferrexpo

Citibank Europe Plc

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Redcliffe Partners frequently handles high-value cross-border matters, including some of the most challenging transactions in Ukraine. The firm brings together specialists in competition law, finance, private equity and regulatory matters, as well as in-depth expertise in sectors such as agribusiness, energy, financial services, FMCG, energy, pharmaceuticals, retail and TMT. Head of energy Dmytro Fedoruk, head of corporate and compliance Rob Shantz and Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk are the key practitioners.

Energy Tier 1

Redcliffe Partners is a leader in the project finance space and clients remark that it has 'a smart, efficient and hardworking team that does great work'. Practice head Dmytro Fedoruk frequently handles transactional and regulatory matters for oil and gas companies. The firm has developed a large portfolio of work in the renewable energy sector, which includes a key role in the largest wind project financing in Ukraine.

Testimonials

Dmytro Fedoruk is one of the best lawyers that I have worked with in Europe. He helps me identify issues and craft solutions before they become impediments. It doesn’t hurt that he is also super-responsive and incredibly easy to work with.

Key clients

Glencore International AG

Ukrnafta

Aice Hydro A/S

B.B. Energy

Mng Group of Companies

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

NEFCO

J.P.Morgan

Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

Finnfund

Investment Fund for Developing Countries

Proparco

ING Bank

Ferrexpo

Trident Acquisitions

FMO

Competition Tier 2

Newly promoted partner Anastasia Usova leads the practice at Redcliffe Partners, which handles complex competition matters relating to abuse of dominance, cartels, commercial and pricing practices, and distribution agreements, as well as merger control filings in the CIS and the EU. Senior associate Nataliya Kovalyova specialises in advising multinational and Ukrainian clients on merger control and concerted practices. The firm frequently acts on global M&A deals with international law firms such as Clifford Chance LLP.

Key clients

JP Morgan Securities

CVC

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC)

Ukrnafta

Straco BVBA

Dispute resolution Tier 3

At Redcliffe Partners, practice head Sergiy Gryshko handles investment arbitration and joint venture and M&A disputes, as well as international commercial arbitration in the energy, construction, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, banking and finance, insurance and telecoms sectors. The firm frequently acts for multinational companies, investors, financial institutions and project developers operating and investing in Ukraine. Ukrnafta and JPMorgan Securities are among its key clients.

Key clients

Ukrnafta

JPMorgan Securities

EBRD

NEFCO

Employment Tier 3

Redcliffe Partners has an impressive roster of multinational clients, including Saudi company SALIC, Belgian investment group Straco and Ukrnafta, Ukraine's largest oil company. Rob Shantz and Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk are the key contacts.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Redcliffe Partners hired a new head of IP towards the end of 2019, with Maria Koval joining as counsel from Ilyashev & Partners. The firm advises clients on developing, exploiting and protecting their IP assets, with a range of services relating to trade names, copyright, patents, designs, domain names, trade secrets, marketing, franchising and unfair competition issues. It has a special focus on trade mark analysis, registration and protection.

Testimonials

We have used Redcliffe Partners’ IP team repeatedly for trade mark portfolio management advice and trade mark registration. The team has outstanding international outreach and is capable of handling multiple international registrations as one project. The team is never shy to question the approach suggested by the client or to offer an even better solution both at the local level and internationally.

Key clients

EBRD

BASF

Chevron

J.P. Morgan

INKAS Group of Companies

Straco BVBA

Revita

Next Level Racing

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Redcliffe Partners is noted for advising on property investments, real estate transactions and the financing of construction projects. The practice, which is led by Svitlana Teush, handled large-scale cross-border projects, notably in the energy and agriculture sectors; Teush has extensive experience in real estate, construction, energy and infrastructure, procurement and privatisation mandates. SALIC and EBRD are among the firm's clients.

Key clients

SALIC

Aice Hydro

EBRD

JPMorgan

NEFCO

Straco

Tax Tier 3

Counsel Oleksandr Markov leads the tax advisory and tax disputes practice at Redcliffe Partners, which covers general tax advisory issues, tax administration and compliance, transactional matters and contentious  matters. Markov frequently assists international and domestic clients with tax audits and subsequent proceedings in the courts, and is also sought after for his advice on criminal proceedings related to tax evasion.

White-collar crime Tier 3

Redcliffe Partners' work in the white-collar crime area is largely in tax-related matters. Head of dispute resolution Sergiy Gryshko is the key partner. Counsel and tax specialist Oleksandr Markov also plays a key role in the practice.

Redcliffe Partners is a leading Ukrainian law firm that provides a full range of legal services to large national enterprises, international companies, financial institutions and private investors who are conducting business or investment activities in Ukraine.

We are involved in the majority of the largest and most complicated transactions and litigation cases in Ukraine.

The basis of our work and dynamic development is a powerful international team, practical experience in the most active business sectors, and impeccable professional ethics and business transparency.

Top-tier law firm

Tier 1 in all of our key practices: Banking, M&A and Energy according to Legal 500 2019.

Cross-border focus

We have handled some of the most complex cross-border transactions involving Ukraine.

Fast-growing

We have grown threefold and added a number of practice areas over the past three years, which makes us one of the most dynamic and fastest growing law firms in Ukraine.

Diversity

We employ US-, UK-, and Ukraine-qualified lawyers, making us one of the most diverse law firms in Ukraine.

Department Name Email Telephone
Agribusiness Rob Shantz Rob.Shantz@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Antitrust and competition Anastasia Usova Anastasia.Usova@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Banking and finance Olexiy Soshenko Olexiy.Soshenko@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Capital markets Olexiy Soshenko Olexiy.Soshenko@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Rob Shantz Rob.Shantz@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk Zoryana.Sozanska@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Dmytro Fedoruk Dmytro.Fedoruk@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Debt restructuring and insolvency Olexiy Soshenko Olexiy.Soshenko@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Energy and natural resources Dmytro Fedoruk Dmytro.Fedoruk@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Healthcare, life sciences and chemicals Dmytro Fedoruk Dmytro.Fedoruk@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Infrastructure and PPP Svitlana Teush Svitlana.Teush@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Intellectual property Maria Koval Maria.Koval@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
International arbitration Sergiy Gryshko Sergiy.Gryshko@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Labour and employment Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk Zoryana.Sozanska@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Litigation Sergiy Gryshko Sergiy.Gryshko@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Real estate and construction Svitlana Teush Svitlana.Teush@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Tax Oleksandr Markov Oleksandr.Markov@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
TMT Rob Shantz Rob.Shantz@redcliffe-partners.com +38 044 390 5885
Number of lawyers : 30+
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American Chamber of Commerce
European Business Association
International Chamber of Commerce
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
International Fiscal Association (IFA)