Firm Profile > Redcliffe Partners > Kiev , Ukraine

Redcliffe Partners
01032 KYIV

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Redcliffe Partners is 'among the best in the market, with great expertise and proactive lawyers'. 'True professionalOlexiy Soshenko acted for creditors including Deutsche Bank on the restructuring of $1bn of Metinvest's pre-export facilities. Counsel Olena Polyakova is also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Redcliffe Partners is ‘a very strong player in the market' and climbs to the top tier. The practice has 'outstanding professionals and provides top-notch services'. Dmytro FedorukRob Shantz and counsel Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk (who is 'very practical and client oriented') are key names. Ukrnafta and Monsanto are among its clients.

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Energy Tier 1

Redcliffe Partners continues to grow its client base in the energy sector. Ukrnafta, which Dmytro Fedoruk assisted with contracts for the rehabilitation of oil reservoirs, is among its new clients. Corporate partner Rob Shantz and head of renewable energy Svitlana Teush are also recommended.

Competition Tier 2

The practice at Redcliffe Partners is 'extremely responsive and pragmatic'. The firm has 'a young and very talented antitrust team' led by Anastasia Usova, who 'acts in a very skilful and calm manner and has a great future as one of the leading antitrust lawyers in Ukraine'. She advised baked goods distributor Bimbo on the acquisition of East Balt Bakeries.

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Dispute resolution Tier 2

Redcliffe Partners has 'a very sharp and highly reactive team, which clearly has an edge over some of its competitors'. Practice head Sergiy Gryshko is 'incredibly smart, knowledgeable and persuasive'. He represented EBRD in a case seeking the return of a $90m loan.

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White-collar crime Tier 2

Redcliffe Partners has 'world-class experts and high ethical standards, and provides a top-notch service'. Practice head Sergiy Gryshko (who is 'one of the strongest litigators in Ukraine') and counsel Oleksandr Markov are recommended. Gryshko successfully defended a commodity trading firm against accusations of embezzlement regarding a VAT refund.

Employment Tier 3

The employment practice at Redcliffe Partners is 'reliable and incredibly efficient in complex matters' and is praised for its 'substantial knowledge and ability to find optimal solutions'. Rob Shantz and Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk count Ukrnafta among their clients.

Intellectual property Tier 3

'The team is exceptional in every aspect of its work', says a client of Redcliffe Partners. Counsel and practice head Daria Valyavska has 'deep knowledge and an excellent understanding of the market'. She advised agro-industrial group MHP on trade mark registration in several Arab countries.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Redcliffe Partners stands out for property investment, real estate and construction finance. Its recent work included numerous large-scale, cross-border agribusiness projects. Counsel Svitlana Teush assisted an energy company with the purchase of wind farms across Ukraine.

Tax Tier 4

At Redcliffe Partners, counsel Oleksandr Markov leads the tax advisory and disputes practice. He represented a global cigarette company in a dispute concerning unlawfully accrued late payment interest.

Next Generation Partners

Previously operating as the Kyiv Office of Clifford Chance, Redcliffe Partners is an independent Ukrainian full-service law firm since December 2015, covering all key practice area.

Our clients are multinational companies, investors, financial institutions and project developers operating and investing in Ukraine.

We are committed to our clients benefiting not just from our world class service and legal expertise, but also from advice on business-critical issues and market opportunities.

Transactional powerhouse

We are amongst the Top-3 law firms by both number and value of Finance and M&A deals in Ukraine during 2016-2018.

Cross-border focus

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


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.


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

Department Name Email Telephone
Agribusiness Rob Shantz +38 044 390 5885
Antitrust and competition Anastasia Usova +38 044 390 5885
Banking and finance Olexiy Soshenko +38 044 390 5885
Capital markets Olexiy Soshenko +38 044 390 5885
Compliance and data protection Ario Dehghani +38 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Rob Shantz +38 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk +38 044 390 5885
Corporate and M&A Dmytro Fedoruk +38 044 390 5885
Debt restructuring and insolvency Olexiy Soshenko +38 044 390 5885
Energy and natural resources Dmytro Fedoruk +38 044 390 5885
Healthcare, life sciences and chemicals Dmytro Fedoruk +38 044 390 5885
Infrastructure and PPP Svitlana Teush +38 044 390 5885
Intellectual property Daria Valyavska +38 044 390 5885
International arbitration Sergiy Gryshko +38 044 390 5885
Labour and employment Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk +38 044 390 5885
Litigation Sergiy Gryshko +38 044 390 5885
Real estate and construction Svitlana Teush +38 044 390 5885
Tax Oleksandr Markov +38 044 390 5885
TMT Rob Shantz +38 044 390 5885
Number of lawyers : 30+
American Chamber of Commerce
European Business Association
International Chamber of Commerce
German-Ukrainian Chamber of Industry and Commerce
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators