Firm Profile > CMS > Kiev, Ukraine
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CMS > The Legal 500 Rankings
At CMS, Anna Pogrebna is the lead finance partner and Kateryna Chechulina is a rising star senior associate. The firm's diverse range of work includes major financings in the agriculture, metals, infrastructure, aviation, and natural resources sectors. ING Bank and EBRD are among its clients.
CMS is widely regarded as a leading firm for cross-border M&A deals. Highly regarded duo Graham Conlon and Maria Orlyk and counsel Tetyana Dovgan are key practitioners. Clients include HNA Group and Scatec Solar. For SD Capital, the firm handled a joint venture with P&O Maritime.
Competition Tier 1
'Often seen on high-end assignments and complex transactions', CMS has experienced competition lawyers in Maria Orlyk and Olga Belyakova. For SD Capital, the firm successfully obtained merger clearance for a joint venture with port operator P&O Maritime.
Employment Tier 1
CMS handles advisory work, redundancies, internal policies, outsourcing, restructuring, labour disputes and immigration matters. Olga Belyakova and practice head Maria Orlyk are the main contacts. Senior associate Nataliya Nakonechna is also noted. The team advised Scatec Solar on the employment aspects of a corporate acquisition.
Energy Tier 1
CMS is 'still the market leader', according to one client. Practice heads Vitaliy Radchenko and Johannes Trenkwalder count Scatec Solar and McKinsey among their clients. Senior associate Volodymyr Kolvakh is also noted.
Real estate and construction Tier 1
CMS has a broad practice encompassing construction, planning, leasing, financing and transactional work. Anna Pogrebna, who advised German property group Conwert on the sale of its Ukrainian assets, and Natalia Kushniruk lead the practice.
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Commercial arbitration, investment arbitration, cross-border litigation and energy disputes are key areas of focus for CMS, where Olexander Martinenko, Anna Pogrebna and Maria Orlyk are among the key partners. Vitaliy Radchenko handled the enforcement of an arbitral award for JKX Oil & Gas.
Intellectual property Tier 2
CMS handles domestic and cross-border IP matters including litigation and rights management. Commercial partner Olexander Martinenko and practice head Maria Orlyk are the key contacts. Olga Belyakova advised a US social media company on the transfer of IP rights.
Tax Tier 2
CMS stands out for the strength of its tax and customs advisory work and its track record in litigation. Regulatory specialist Olexander Martinenko and practice head Anna Pogrebna, who count Scatec Solar among their clients, are recommended.
White-collar crime Tier 2
Senior partner Olexander Martinenko leads the commercial, regulatory and disputes group at CMS. He recently acted for a major multinational oil and gas company in an investigation of its Ukrainian subsidiary. Maria Orlyk and senior associate Olga Shenk are also recommended.
CMS > Firm Profile
|Corporate and M&A||Johannes Trenkwalder|
|Corporate and M&A||Maria Orlyk|
|Banking and finance, restructuring||Anna Pogrebna|
|Antitrust and merger control||Maria Orlyk|
|Capital markets||Anna Pogrebna|
|Dispute resolution||Maria Orlyk|
|Dispute resolution||Anna Pogrebna|
|Employment and pensions||Maria Orlyk|
|Employment and pensions||Evgenia Prudko|
|Real estate and construction||Anna Pogrebna|
|Energy and renewables||Johannes Trenkwalder|
|Public procurement||Maria Orlyk|
|Public procurement||Anna Pogrebna|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 4,500 at this office : 11
LanguagesEnglish German Ukrainian Russian
MembershipsCMS is a global top 10 law firm with over 4 500 professionals in 74 offices and 42 countries worldwide.
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