Firm Profile > Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office > Kiev, Ukraine

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office
01601 KYIV

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office has 'a professional approach that helps protect its clients' interests'. Practice head Serhiy Chorny is a leading light in the market and he advised EIB on a €136m loan to Ukrenergo. Regulatory expert Ihor Olekhov and rising star associate Hanna Shtepa are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office 'provides great support in M&A deals - the work is structured and prioritised in the proper way to deliver the best outcome'. Viacheslav Yakymchuk, 'great professionalOlha Demianiuk and senior associate Andrii Moskalyk are the key contacts. The firm advised poultry exporter MHP on redomiciling its holding company to Cyprus.

Competition Tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is a leading practice for multinational companies seeking merger control for local or international deals involving Ukrainian subsidiaries. Practice head Oksana Simonova advised Monsanto on its global merger with Bayer. Konica Minolta is another key client. Senior associate Olga Mikheieva is also noted.

Employment Tier 1

'One of the top firms in the market', Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office has leading practitioners in Lina Nemchenko and Mariana Marchuk, who head the firm's employment and migration practice. Associate Anna Stepanowa is a rising star. Among the firm's clients are ArcelorMittal, the British Embassy and the US Embassy.

Energy Tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office stands out for 'excellent teamwork'. Serhiy Piontkovsky and Ihor Olekhov have 'outstanding technical skills and excellent relationships with clients'. The practice advised investment company Polenergia on the Ukraine – EU Energy Bridge Project. Energoatom and the EBRD are also clients.

Intellectual property Tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office assists international and local companies with managing and enforcing IP rights in Ukraine. Ruslan Drobyazko acted for Nissan in numerous trade mark prosecution, clearance and opposition cases. Senior associates Oleksiy Stolyarenko and Yuliya Kolchenko are also noted.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office has outstanding partners in Lina Nemchenko and Serhiy Piontkovsky. For One Equity Partners, Piontkovsky handled the real estate aspects of the $650m sale of East Balt Bakeries. Other clients include McDonald's Ukraine and ArcelorMittal.

Tax Tier 1

Hennadiy Voytsitskyi at Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is a key name in the Ukrainian tax market. He oversees a team of eight lawyers, who count ArcelorMittal among their clients. Recent work includes handling pre-litigation matters for a Gulf-based feedstock company.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

At Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, practice head Ihor Siusel handles litigation, international arbitration, compliance and bankruptcy matters. He acted for an international trading house in dispute in the Netherlands concerning high-value leases. Associate Kseniia Pogruzhalska is also noted.

Private client Tier 2

For tax and wealth management, Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office is 'one of strongest players in the market’, according to one source. The practice, which is led by Hennadiy Voytsitskyi, handles cross-border matters, including tax advice, litigation and business succession matters. Tax associate Roman Koren is also recommended.

White-collar crime Tier 2

Experienced litigator and arbitrator Ihor Siusel leads the white-collar practice at Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office, which handles complex cross-border cases. Siusel and associate Kseniia Pogruzhalska are currently acting for the subsidiary of an international pharmaceutical company and a global car manufacturer in criminal proceedings.

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