Firm Profile > CMS > Kiev, Ukraine

01021 KIEV

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

At CMSAnna 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.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

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 MartinenkoAnna 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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Johannes Trenkwalder
Corporate and M&A Maria Orlyk
Banking and finance, restructuring Anna Pogrebna
Antitrust and merger control Maria Orlyk
Tax Anna Pogrebna
Capital markets Anna Pogrebna
Dispute resolution Maria Orlyk
Dispute resolution Anna Pogrebna
IP Maria Orlyk
IP Tetiana Mylenka
Employment and pensions Maria Orlyk
Employment and pensions Evgenia Prudko
Real estate and construction Anna Pogrebna
Energy and renewables Johannes Trenkwalder
Commercial Maria Orlyk
Commercial Anna Pogrebna
Compliance Maria Orlyk
Compliance Anna Pogrebna
Infrastructure Anna Pogrebna
Infrastructure Maria Orlyk
Public procurement Maria Orlyk
Public procurement Anna Pogrebna
Photo Name Position Profile
 Olga Belyakova  photo Olga Belyakova
 Daniel Bilak  photo Daniel Bilak
 Graham Conlon  photo Graham Conlon
Mr Olexander Martinenko photo Mr Olexander Martinenko
Ms Maria Orlyk  photo Ms Maria Orlyk
Ms Anna Pogrebna  photo Ms Anna Pogrebna
 Vitaliy Radchenko  photo Vitaliy Radchenko
Number of lawyers : 4,500
at this office : 11
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500 professionals in 74 offices and 42 countries worldwide.
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