Firm Profile > EVERLEGAL > Kiev, Ukraine

KIEV 01001

Energy Tier 2

At EVERLEGAL, energy and natural resources is a core practice area. The firm frequently advises Ukrainian renewable energy companies on regulatory, corporate, financing and commercial issues. Yevheniy Deyneko and Andriy Olenyuk assisted UDP Renewables with the sale of solar power plants.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

EVERLEGAL is highly regarded for its prominence in M&A deals in the alternative energy and agriculture sectors. Yevheniy Deyneko assisted UDP Renewables with the €54m sale of solar power plants.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

EVERLEGAL is praised for its 'high-quality, client-oriented services and impeccable attention to detail'. The 'smart and attentiveAndriy Porayko represented depositors of insolvent Eurogazbank in a $45m claim. Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi is 'friendly, open-minded and flexible'.

Employment Tier 3

EVERLEGAL handles employment matters, including disputes, for clients in the IT, energy and agricultural sectors. Yevheniy DeynekoAndriy Olenyuk and Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi are the main contacts. The firm advised Rias on the employment of the CEO of its local subsidiary.

The firm: EVERLEGAL is an independent sector-focused Ukrainian law firm. EVERLEGAL’s partners are ex-Clifford Chance senior lawyers with deep expertise in international corporate finance matters and well-known Ukrainian advocates with focus on complex litigation.

EVERLEGAL has transactional, dispute resolution and advisory practices. The firm is industry-focused with particular expertise in: energy (oil and gas, conventional power amd remewables); banks and financial institutions; agriculture; innovations and technology, pharmaceuticals and FMCG.

The firm is also active in blockchain and cryptocurrencies sphere partnering up with business advisory and marketing/PR firms in this sector.

The firm has grown by more than 50% over the last two years and currently has 43 lawyers and 11 members of the business support unit. The firm has been ranked among the Top 20 Ukrainian law firms by the leading legal newspaper in Ukraine and has been recommended in the leading international rankings, as well as recognised among the leading firms in the energy sector.

Areas of practice: The main practice areas of the firm are: corporate and M&A; dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; banking and finance; international arbitration; commercial and employment matters.

The firm is particularly strong in the energy-related transactional and advisory work with Yevheniy Deyneko focusing on oil and gas matters and Andriy Olenyuk on renewable energy projects.

The dispute resolution partners, Andriy Porayko and Oleksandr Ruzhytskiy, have unparalleled experience of representation in domestic courts, focusing on corporate disputes spanning various industries, as well as acting for banks and borrowers in complex financing-related disputes.

The firm also has a strong team of antitrust lawyers, led by Yevheniy Deyneko, representing global corporates in merger control filings in Ukraine, as well as advising international and local clients on matters related to cartels, abuse of dominance and unfair competition.

Finally, the firm prides itself on expertise in employment related matters, particularly complicated top management and protected categories’ separations, as well as transfer of personnel during corporate reorganisations.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Yevheniy Deyneko +380443370016
Antitrust and competition Yevheniy Deyneko +380443370016
Commercial matters Yevheniy Deyneko +380443370016
Government relations (legislative drafting and advocacy) Yevheniy Deyneko +380443370016
Corporate and M&A Andriy Olenyuk +380443370016
Banking and finance Andriy Olenyuk +380443370016
Commercial matters Andriy Olenyuk +380443370016
Dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, mediation, ECHR) Oleksandr Ruzhytskiy +380443370016
Employment Oleksandr Ruzhytskiy +380443370016
Dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, mediation, ECHR) Andriy Porayko +380443370016
Commercial matters Andriy Porayko +380443370016
Government relations (legislative drafting and advocacy) Andriy Porayko +380443370016
International Arbitration Vsevolod Volkov +380443370016
Banking and Finance Vsevolod Volkov +380443370016
Photo Name Position Profile
 Yevheniy Deyneko  photo Yevheniy Deyneko
 Andriy Olenyuk  photo Andriy Olenyuk
 Andriy Porayko  photo Andriy Porayko
 Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi  photo Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi
Mr Vsevolod Volkov  photo Mr Vsevolod Volkov
Number of lawyers : 43
American Chamber of Commerce
Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs
US-Ukraine Business Council
Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)