Firm Profile > EVERLEGAL > Kiev, Ukraine

EVERLEGAL
4 RYLSKYI LANE
SOFIYSKA SQUARE
KIEV 01001
Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

EVERLEGAL is increasingly involved in complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions for a growing number of lenders, including major banks and IFIs. It also has a strong profile among borrowers, among them both local and international businesses. It is particularly active in finance transactions related to renewable energy projects, although the scope of its work is expanding. The firm advised Louis Dreyfus Company on a  $35m financing from the EBRD. Andriy Olenyuk and Vsevolod Volkov are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

Andriy Olenyuk; Vsevolod Volkov

Key clients

UDP Renewables

Main Group

Louis Dreyfus Company Ukraine

UNIT.City

Employment Tier 2

EVERLEGAL has a 'dynamic and up-to-date' employment practice. It has three partners - Yevheniy Deyneko, Andriy Olenyuk and Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi - who frequently work alongside international law firms to handle matters such as the employment of foreigners in Ukraine, immigration issues, labour disputes and the departure of high-level executives. Recent work included assisting major global brands with contractual matters, benefits and remuneration, and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Yevheniy Deyneko; Andriy Olenyuk; Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi

Testimonials

‘One of the key things about Everlegal is how young the team are, which makes them dynamic and up-to-date. ’

‘Yevheniy Deyneko. Despite being a founding partner he has always made the time to personally overseas affairs for me.’

Key clients

UDP Renewables

Main Group

Louis Dreyfus Company Ukraine

Energy Tier 2

The energy and natural resources practice at EVERLEGAL is '‘very accommodating with both commercial thought and time'. The firm is heavily involved in the development of Ukraine's renewable energy sector and frequently assists UDP Renewables with solar projects; this includes a cluster of solar power plants with a total capacity of 46MW in the Zaporizhzhya region. Yevheniy Deyneko and Andriy Olenyuk jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Yevheniy Deyneko; Andriy Olenyuk

Testimonials

‘Very accommodating with both commercial thought and time in general. It provides very good value.’

‘Andriy Olenyuk is a highly experienced professional. I would seldom provide this level of praise, but I think it is warranted in this instance. I look forward to working with him again as the opportunities arise.’

Key clients

UDP Renewables

Main Group

Go To-U Network

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

EVERLEGAL is best known for its work on M&A transactions in the energy, IT, agricultural and FMCG sectors. The company recently assisted Louis Dreyfus Company Ukraine with the incorporation of a local company for its rail cars leasing business in Ukraine, and the practice led by Yevheniy Deyneko also assisted UDP Renewables with green energy projects. Energy and natural resources partner Andriy Olenyuk is also a key adviser on M&A projects.

Practice head(s):

Yevheniy Deyneko

Other key lawyers:

Andriy Olenyuk

Key clients

UDP Renewables (Ukrainian renewables projects’ developer)

Main Group (Ukrainian renewables projects’ developer)

Louis Dreyfus Company Ukraine (a Ukrainian subsidiary of a global commodities’ trader)

UNIT.City (Ukrainian innovation park)

Dispute resolution Tier 3

EVERLEGAL's clients highlight the firm's 'attention to details, focus on the main issues and excellent risk assessment skills'. The firm is primarily focused on banking, tax and corporate matters, as well as commercial and employment disputes. It also has an active debt collection practice that acts for the likes of UkrsotsBank, Alfa-Bank and Ukrsibbank. Andriy Porayko is the lead partner. Senior associate Oleksandr Pashynin is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Andriy Porayko

Other key lawyers:

Oleksandr Pashynin

Testimonials

‘The EVERLEGAL team is incredibly responsive. They always provide flexible and unique advice or service we need, which often exceed our expectations. Their legal expertise is based on a combination of legal acumen with advanced technology and management skills. Moreover, they can also provide billing flexibility and alignment of financial interests based on our needs of each project. We consider that in-house lawyers should know about EVERLEGAL practitioners’ main strengths: attention to details, a focus on the main issues and excellent risk assessment skills.’

‘The key difference from competitors is the firm’s approach to any kind of service, such as the ability to work to extremely tough time limits, deep analysis of the cases, and clear understanding of the challenges that have occurred. The leading practitioners involved in our matters – Andriy Porayko and senior associate Oleksandr Pashynin. Andriy and Oleksandr are very highly experienced practitioners in dispute resolution, which get the root of the matter. Their legal instruments are unconventional and very impactful.’

Key clients

The National Bank of Ukraine

Alfa-Bank

UkrsotsBank

UkrSibbank (BNP Paribas Group)

OTP Bank

A group of the depositors of Eurogasbank

Investment Company Concorde Capital

Resilient a.s. (Czech agricultural holding)

Agromino (Danish agroholding)

Thirdwave Ukraine, Kivshovata-Agro

Farmak (the largest pharmaceutical company in Ukraine)

Lyuvada (Mining of iron and ore)

First Ukrainian Expert Center (leading housing and utility service in Kyiv)

Sports complex “Energym”

PE “Agropromontazh”

Norwegian-Ukrainian Group

Louis Dreyfus Company Ukraine (a Ukrainian subsidiary of a global commodities’ trader)

Onur Air (Turkish airlines)

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 and renewables); 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 50 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, Antitrust and competition, Commercial and Employment matters Yevheniy Deyneko deyneko@everlegal.ua +380443370016
Corporate and M&A, Banking and finance, Commercial matters Andriy Olenyuk olenyuk@everlegal.ua +380443370016
Dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, mediation, ECHR), Human Rights, Corporate, Commercial and Employment matters Oleksandr Ruzhytskiy ruzhytskyi@everlegal.ua +380443370016
Dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration, mediation, ECHR), Commercial matters, Government relations (legislative drafting and advocacy) Andriy Porayko porayko@everlegal.ua +380443370016
International Arbitration, Cross-border Litigation, Banking and Finance Vsevolod Volkov volkov@everlegal.ua +380443370016
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Yevheniy Deyneko  photo Mr Yevheniy Deyneko Managing Partner
Mr Andriy Olenyuk  photo Mr Andriy Olenyuk Partner
Mr Andriy Porayko  photo Mr Andriy Porayko Partner
Mr Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi  photo Mr Oleksandr Ruzhytskyi Partner
Mr Vsevolod Volkov  photo Mr Vsevolod Volkov Partner
Number of lawyers : 50
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American Chamber of Commerce
Union of Ukrainian Entrepreneurs
US-Ukraine Business Council
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International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)