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Focus on… Hillmont Partners

Hillmont Partners is a leading law firm which 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 has offices in central Kyiv and London, unlocking access to Ukraine’s potential for global investors and business.

Our services

Hillmont Partners is a law firm that specialises in complex international and domestic litigation, investment advisory, government relations and public affairs. We work to defend the interests of our clients when they face the most challenging threats to their businesses and help ensure that those investing in Ukraine are made aware of all possible risks and comprehensively protected throughout the life cycle of their projects. Our team is made up of experienced commercial and criminal defence lawyers as well as finance professionals who have a wealth of knowledge in the field of distressed investing. In a country where national institutions often fail to protect businesses, we rigorously defend our clients’ rights so that they can compete on a level playing field.

Why we are different

With the Strategic Communications practice led by Partner Oleksandr Ilkov and Counsel Alyona Shulima, we have the market’s strongest expertise and capabilities in providing strategic advice and guidance on investment regulatory frameworks. The practice team provides a full range of services in the field of government relations and public affairs, as well as investment risk management.

The practice has a portfolio of successful cases of development, advocacy and revision of legal and regulatory frameworks in various areas of government and public authority relations, as well as resolving complex political and legal issues and providing guidance to clients in times of crisis. In particular, the team is busy with strategic mandates in the mining, transportation and gambling sectors and facilitates attracting foreign investment and project development in Ukraine.

Our unique expertise

We offer the expertise and insight needed to help our clients navigate the complex legal and regulatory landscape. We guide our clients through every stage of the regulatory and permitting process, advise on investment projects, assist with government relations and public affairs, regulatory and risk management, offer corporate governance, commercial, labour and tax law advice, as well as handling any litigation or arbitration involving our clients.

We help our clients navigate Ukraine’s dynamic transformation. Our experienced and professional team offers a full range of services in the field of government relations and public affairs, regulatory and risk management, including development and implementation of comprehensive GR & PA strategies; regulatory and policy analysis and monitoring; crisis communications and issue management; legislative drafting and advocacy.

We provide our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the country’s social and political landscape and any regulatory changes which occur in public bodies or in the relevant regulatory field, including an audit of the existing regulatory field and enactment of new regulation, regulatory monitoring and advocacy of client interests (if needed) or legislative changes in the relevant area.

Key clients

Hillmont Partners is proud to work for multinational companies and international organisations which shape the present and future economic and social foundations of both Ukraine and the wider world. We also represent some of Ukraine’s largest taxpayers, which work in sectors such as retail, energy, utilities, mining, finance and FMCG. Our clients are listed on numerous stock exchanges, including the Singapore Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange, Paris Euronext and Nasdaq.

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