Maria Orlyk > CMS > Kiev, Ukraine > Lawyer Profile
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CMS‘ sizeable competition team includes Olga Belyakova, who specialises in advising foreign and local clients in the IT and telecoms sectors, and Maria Orlyk, who has particular expertise in investigations and the competition aspects of international transactions, including high-profile mergers. The team also advises on compliance and unfair competition matters. Orlyk recently advised the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on a three-year project aimed at building the capacity of Ukraine’s Antimonopoly Committee.(Leading individuals)
CMS has ‘strong knowledge of the business sector and the applicable domestic and international regulations that is far beyond that of other law firms‘. The firm has English law capability in Kiev and is a key player in complex, cross-border M&A transactions. The practice is led by Johannes Trenkwalder, who advises clients across the entire CEE/SEE region on their inbound and outbound M&A activities; Graham Conlon, who heads the international private equity group; Maria Orlyk, who is acting on a landmark project aimed at establishing a certifiable gas transmission system operator in Ukraine; and Tetyana Dovgan, who was promoted to partner in May 2019.
CMS is noted for corporate white-collar criminal law investigations and litigation. Its work covers matters of embezzlement, forgery, bribery, identity theft, fraud and money laundering. Litigation experts Maria Orlyk, Olexander Martinenko and counsel Olga Shenk, along with banking and finance specialist Anna Pogrebna, act for large international corporates in key sectors such as agriculture, energy, healthcare, technology and automotive.
CMS frequently handles the IP aspects of domestic and cross-border corporate transactions and it has in-depth experience in many key sectors including IT, life sciences, automotive, manufacturing, financial services and media. The practice led by corporate and litigation partner Maria Orlyk, corporate partner and data protection specialist Olga Belyakova and regulatory partner Olexander Martinenko also handles patent infringement matters and litigation.
CMS frequently acts for energy traders, oil and gas companies, and oilfield services operators. Practice co-head Vitaliy Radchenko handles transactions in both renewable and conventional energy and is a pioneer in production-sharing agreements; fellow co-head Johannes Trenkwalder advises on renewable energy, energy infrastructure and energy efficiency projects; and Maria Orlyk is currently involved in the unbundling of the Ukrainian Gas Transmission System Operator. Senior associate Volodymyr Kolvakh is also recommended. Ihor Olekhov joined from Baker McKenzie, Kyiv Office.
The ‘competitive‘ practice at CMS is led by Maria Orlyk, who has extensive experience in handling group dismissals, transfer of employees and negotiations with boards of directors; disputes expert Olexander Martinenko; and Olga Belyakova, who specialises in advising IT sector clients. The team advises on day-to-day employment matters, as well as more complex mass layoffs, outsourcing projects, restructuring, immigration and labour disputes. Senior associate Nataliya Nakonechna is also recommended for her advice on executive-level dismissals and the employment aspects of M&A.
CMS has ‘a “hands-on” and powerful litigation team‘. Maria Orlyk, the ‘competent and well organised‘ Olexander Martinenko and Anna Pogrebna, who specialises in tax and banking and finance litigation, lead the practice, which handles domestic and cross-border litigation as well as international arbitration. Areas of expertise include energy disputes, investment and commercial arbitrations, tax disputes, and fraud and FCPA investigations. The firm is also praised for its strength in public international law, including Energy Charter Treaty and bilateral investment treaty cases.
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