Firm Profile > Hillmont Partners LLC > Kiev, Ukraine

Hillmont Partners LLC
36-D Evhena Konovaltsya Street, 5th floor
Kiev
1133
Ukraine

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

At Hillmont Partners LLC, 'the high level of professionalism of the team provides the unique possibility of resolution in different cases'. The team has acted on a growing volume of financial due diligence projects and large NPL acquisitions. Key partner James Hart has a background in restructuring, turnarounds and distressed investments, while practice co-head Taras Tertychnyi is experienced in corporate and contentious matters.

Testimonials

Hillmont Partners has excellent capabilities in the analysis, recovery and restructuring of NPLs. Their litigation team and finance team work closely together and develop innovative recovery strategies.’

‘James Hart and Taras Tertychnyi stand out for their understanding of complex insolvency issues.

Key clients

Argentem Creek Partners

Trident Acquisitions

Alliance Bank

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Hillmont Partners LLC has been increasingly active in high-value cross-border transactions. Though small, the firm is rapidly growing its international client base, which currently includes AlixPartners, Trident Acquisitions and Foxtrot Group. Practice heads Oleksandr Ilkov and Taras Tertychnyi, along with key partner James Hart, bring their finance expertise to bear when handling due diligence and high-value M&A projects. The team is known for advising foreign investors on setting up and acquiring assets in Ukraine.

Key clients

AlixPartners (USA)

Trident Acquisitions

Foxtrot Group (Sav Distribution)

ATB Supermarkets

National Democratic Institute

International Foundation for Electoral Systems

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Hillmont Partners LLC has rapidly built up its roster of international clients since opening in Kiev, and it now counts Paris Euronext-listed companies, US-based companies and major Ukrainian businesses among its clients, including Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits, Argentem Creek Partners, Ukrenergo and ATB Supermarkets. Taras Tertychnyi has taken over the role of practice head following Vadym Halaichuk's departure to act as a Member of Parliament. Tertychnyi and Serhii Nyzhnyi are recommended for complex cross-jurisdictional disputes, including arbitration, litigation, investigations and asset recovery operations.

Testimonials

Hillmont’s litigation team and finance team work closely together and develop innovative recovery strategies.

We have a specific experience of cooperation with James Hart and Taras Tertychnyi. Both of them stand out for their understanding of complex insolvency issues.

Hillmont appears to have a diverse and balanced team of litigation specialists covering different areas of dispute resolution, from criminal law to IP disputes.

Taras Tertychnyi has a wealth of experience in cross-border disputes, which is very helpful in cases when you have to bring together and coordinate legal teams from different jurisdictions. His strategic and systematic approach to case management provides endurance and consistency, which is particularly relevant in complex, long-term disputes.

A high level of professionalism provides the unique possibility of dispute resolution in different cases and areas.

The practice is known for its high-quality advice, excellent organisation and a scrupulous approach to clients’ needs.

James Hart is one of the strongest players in dispute resolution in Ukraine.

The team’s strength is its creativity. It takes an individual approach to each client which makes this practice unique.

Outstanding professionalism makes them different from competitors.

Hillmont’s ability to navigate the dispute resolution environment in the region is second to none. They often enable swift and satisfactory results through a highly motivated team.

James Hart provides extremely high-level advice in this field. His understanding of the issues facing dispute resolution in the region allows him to provide a proactive and pragmatic approach, often limiting the possibility of prolonged litigation.

The team comes up with practical solutions in debt recovery situations.

James Hart and Olha Stakheyeva-Bogovyk have been particularly strong, combining knowledge of insolvency and restructuring that I haven’t seen at other firms.

The team is relatively newly assembled but works closely and well together, which means that they are able to take on complex cases and keep all the different angles covered.  Analysis of the case and how it will fit into the Ukrainian legal framework is excellent and they make sure clients understand the timeframes, documentary requirements and other relevant items, which is wonderful. It is clear that their understanding of and interaction with the courts is excellent and their results for me have been exemplary.

Taras Tertychnyi as lead partner on my case is always available and produces a lot of timely and relevant analysis allowing me as the client to understand fully how different strategies might work.  He additionally takes time to explain  the nuance of an approach and has a very approachable style.

Hillmont Partners’ team is always coordinated, regardless of what team member consults me or prepares individual documents at a particular moment. Hillmont Partners’ services are extremely unified and consistent. I get what I expect.

I can’t fail to note that lawyers often suggest non-standard, but effective and economically efficient strategies to protect my interests, which favourably distinguishes them from other lawyers.

As a client of Hillmont Partners, I often communicate with Serhii Nyzhnyi and head of practice of administrative and tax law Igor Pugaiko. Also, my employees regularly communicate with Lyudmila Boyko and Serhii Stretovich. My colleagues and I have extremely positive emotions from communication and cooperation with these experts, since all issues are resolved on time and professionally. I want to note that all these experts follow the general  principles and never promise what they are not able to do or what is impossible, based on objective reasons.

My cooperation with this company and its individual experts is characterised by predictability and frankness, which greatly contributes to stable business development and makes it possible to plan your business activities as safely and efficiently as possible.

Key clients

Donbasceramica LLC, Ukraine (Imerys Ceramics, France)

Argentem Creek Partners

Biogazenergo LLC

PJSC “Zaporizhskyi Vtormet”

Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits SA  (formerly known as Belvedere S.A., France)

PRIVATE JOINT-STOCK COMPANY «KYIV RIVER PORT»

«DELTA WILMAR SND» LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

Coveris Rigid Polska (Paccor Polska) LLC

NPC Ukrenergo

AlixPartners

ATB Supermarkets

Foxtrot Group

PUBLIC JOINT-STOCK COMPANY «SHAKHTA IMENI O. F. ZASYADKA»

«Tritel» LLC

PJSC “Zaporizhskyi Vtormet”

Kvartal 95

Energy Tier 3

Hillmont Partners LLC's corporate, finance and litigation practices have become increasingly involved in the energy sector. The team led by Serhii Nyzhnyi also handles matters in the biogas and nuclear energy sectors, and counts Nuclear Energy Systems of Ukraine, which received the first private licence to explore uranium in Ukraine, as well as two of the country’s largest state energy companies, among its clients.

Testimonials

Hillmont Partners always works in a coordinated way, regardless of what team member consults me or prepares individual documents at a particular moment. Its services are extremely unified and consistent, as well as understandable for me and for the client.

Each of Hillmont Partners’ employees always has all the necessary  information to solve the issue. Also, I can’t fail to note that the lawyers often suggest non-standard, but effective and economically efficient strategies to protect my interests, which favourably distinguishes them from other firms’ lawyers.

As a client of Hillmont Partners, I often communicate with partner Serhii Nyzhnyi and head of administrative and tax law Igor Pugaiko and I have extremely positive communication and cooperation with these experts, since all issues are solved on time and professionally.

I want to note that all these experts follow the general  principles and never promise what they are not able to do or what is impossible, based on objective reasons. Therefore, my cooperation with this firm and its individual experts is characterised by predictability and frankness, which greatly contributes to our stable business development and makes it possible to plan business activities as safely and efficiently as possible.

Key clients

«GAS OF UKRAINE» AFFILIATED COMPANY OF THE NATIONAL  JOINT – STOCK COMPANY «NAFTOGAS OF UKRAINE»

«NUCLEAR ENERGY SYSTEMS UKRAINE» LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

NPC Ukrenergo

Trident Acquisitions

Stopfords Energy & Environment

PUBLIC JOINT-STOCK COMPANY «SHAKHTA IMENI O. F. ZASYADKA»

Intellectual property Tier 3

Hillmont Partners LLC's recently established practice is led by Taras Tertychnyi, whose experience includes managing the trade mark portfolio of one of Ukraine's leading manufacturers of alcoholic beverages. The firm's work covers piracy, trade mark protection, infringement matters, commercial and administrative disputes, trade mark registration and high-profile litigation.

Testimonials

The team has a lot of knowledge of the FMCG sector and knows how to analyse and protect its clients within the framework of a relatively underdeveloped legal area. Their connections with UkrPatent are excellent and allow them to achieve very good information levels for clients and moreover keep their clients abreast of any regulatory developments.

Key clients

Kvartal 95

Private client Tier 3

Hillmont Partners LLC is handling a growing volume of work for ultra-high-net-worth individuals in relation to family law, international litigation, asset structuring and immigration. Practice head James Hart frequently advises on high-value and high-profile divorces and among his clients are the owners of large Ukrainian business conglomerates. His previous experience includes time as lead relationship manager for Russia/CIS in Standard Bank’s family team in London.

Testimonials

‘The firm has a high level of competence and professionalism, profound knowledge and creative partners and associates who make this practice unique.

I would like to note the non-standard approach of Taras Tertychnyi to complex issues and his professionalism.

I was pleased with the team’s work – they were organised and very attentive to my needs.

‘The firm provides a good service.

‘The lawyers paid a lot of attention to my problems, helped me to stay calm during the legal proceedings and supported me. As a result, we were successful.

Key clients

Irina Vilinova

Hillmont Partners was founded by British and Ukrainian partners with a view to providing high quality legal services to investors and businesses operating, or looking to operate in Ukraine. Hillmont ensures its clients are well informed enough of the risks involved in investing in Ukraine and the mitigants and remedies that can ensure their interests are protected. Hillmont prides itself on the diversity of expertise in its team. On the one hand, it draws upon the skills and knowledge of corporate lawyers and litigators that have successfully defended multinational companies from corporate raiding, raised litigation funding and represented clients in the European Court for Human Rights and arbitration institutions both in Ukraine and abroad. On the other hand, it also taps the experience of its in-house investigators that specialize in tracing assets inside and outside Ukraine and that of its investment professionals that have advised on M&A deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hillmont’s areas of practice are: Agribusiness, Banking & Finance /Restructuring (transactions, regulatory), Capital Markets/Debt Restructuring,  Bankruptcy, Corporate and M&A, Criminal Law / White-Collar Crime, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, International Arbitration, IT / Telecommunications & Media, Litigation, Real Estate, Construction, Land, Retail, Tax: Consulting and Litigation/ Transfer Pricing, Transport: Aviation, Maritime, Shipping.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Serhii Nyzhnyi nyzhnyi@hillmont.com.ua +380 (44) 277 24 47
Corporate and Commercial Law, International Dispute Resolution and Assets Recovery Taras Tertychnyi tertychnyi@hillmont.com.ua +380 (44) 277 24 47
Administrative and Tax Law Igor Pugaiko pugaiko@hillmont.com.ua +380 (44) 277 24 47
Energy Tetiana Mylenka mylenka@hillmont.com.ua +380 (44) 277 24 47
Strategic Communications Alyona Shulima shulima@hillmont.com.ua +380 (44) 277 24 47
Photo Name Position Profile
 Oleksandr Ilkov  photo Oleksandr Ilkov
 Tetiana Mylenka  photo Tetiana Mylenka
 Serhii Nyzhnyi  photo Serhii Nyzhnyi
 Igor Pugaiko  photo Igor Pugaiko
 Alyona Shulima  photo Alyona Shulima
 Olha Stakheyeva-Bogovyk  photo Olha Stakheyeva-Bogovyk
 Taras Tertychnyi  photo Taras Tertychnyi
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