Law Firms Profiles

AEQUO

Address:
Vector Business Centre,
52 Bohdana Khmelnytskogo Street, Kiev, 01030
Tel.:
+380 44 490 9100, 233 6599
Fax:
+380 44 490 9102, 233 7769

AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly-qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals and generate commercial advantages. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business, we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.

Today, AEQUO is the legal advisor of choice for many of the largest Ukrainian and multinational companies and financial institutions, including Fortune 500 entities, and leaders in their respective sectors. The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes Agroprosperis, Alfa Bank, Allianz, Apax Partners, Apollo Global Management, AXA, ATB Market, British American Tobacco Prilucky, Bunge, BXR Partners, Citadele Banka, Discovery Networks, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Dragon Capital, DuPont, Epicenter K, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Commission, FESCO, Forbes, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Groupe Danone, Inditex Group, Mosquito Mobile, MTS Ukraine, NCH Capital, Nova Poshta International, Novus Ukraine, Philips, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Porsche Bank AG, Portigon AG, Premium Sound Solutions, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Sonae, Soros Fund Management, Syniverse, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Thomson Reuters, TIS, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, VimpelCom and Zara Ukraine.

AEQUO is recognized by international and local legal directories, such as Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR1000, World Trademark Review 1000, and Best Lawyers.

The firm is shortlisted for Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence 2016, The Lawyer European Awards 2016, Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2015 in Europe.

Areas of practice: Antitrust and Competition, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Government Relations, Insolvency and Restructuring, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Labor and Employment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Construction, Tax and Customs.

Membership: International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), International Bar Association (IBA), International Trademark Association (INTA), European Business Association (EBA).

 

AGA Partners

Address:
Kuznetsky Business Center 64/16 Gorkogo Street,
Kiev, 03150, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 237 7933; 237 7943

Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners

Address:
11 Shota Rustaveli Street,
3rd Floor, Kiev, 01001
Tel.:
+380 44 235 8877, 537 1828
Fax:
+380 44 235 88 27

Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners is one of the leading law offices in Ukraine. It is known as one of the most successful law firms with broad practical experience in representing clients in questions of bankruptcy and debt restructuring, corporate management, litigation and settlement of disputes in courts of arbitration. The history of the firm back in 2000. Sergey Alekseev and Sergey Boyarchukov decided to create their own firm after they had successfully prevented the merger of JSB Energobank, where they were working at the time. In 2003 the partners established XXI Century attorney’s association, which specialized in litigation. In 2005 Sergey Alekseev and Sergey Boyarchukov founded Law Offices Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners, which specializes in questions of bankruptcy and debt restructuring, corporate management, litigation and settlement of disputes in courts of arbitration. In November 2014 Sergey Alekseev left the company as he was elected to the Ukrainian Parliament of the 8th convocation as a people’s deputy, leaving management to his partner, Sergey Boyarchukov.

Today Law Offices Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners  is a team of more than 30 lawyers who work in the areas of banking, financial, tax, corporate, competition, antitrust, labor, land and criminal law. The company offers innovative legal solutions to Ukrainian and international companies, banking and financial institutions, government agencies and individuals. Strong professional experience and deep understanding of Ukrainian business environment enables Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners to offer its clients the most effective solutions for their businesses within the shortest period of time.

 

ANTIKA

Address:
12 Khreschatyk Street,
2nd Floor, Kiev, 01001
Tel.:
+38 044 390 0920
Fax:
+38 044 390 0921

Antika Law Firm was founded in 2010. The firm provides legal services to national and international companies that do business in Ukraine and abroad. 

Main areas of practice: antitrust, litigation and arbitration, criminal defense for business, construction & real estate, subsoil use, energy & energy efficiency, project financing, corporate/M&A, legal expertise.

The firm has been recognized by authoritative international and Ukrainian guides such as The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000 Energy and Infrastructure, Best Lawyers, Ukrainian Law Firms, 50 Top Law Firms of Ukraine, and is recommended in the area of antitrust, dispute resolution, corporate/M&A, banking, finance and capital markets, real estate, land, subsoil use, energy, energy efficiency and energy savings.

Antika’s team includes 15 lawyers, who have significant experience in various fields of legal practice.

Our lawyers are professionals with broad experience and skills to provide comprehensive and creative solutions. We follow traditions in law. Meanwhile, having a good understanding of today’s challenging business requirements and a deep knowledge of the legal environment we bring an innovative, creative and practical problem-solving approach to all of our work.

The firm’s main principles are high quality and timely legal services, strict confidentiality and a bespoke approach to every client’s project.

Antika serves Ukrainian and international companies doing business in telecommunications, heavy machinery, chemical and food industries, pharmaceuticals, automotive, construction, real estate and complex development, energy, oil and gas, subsoil use, wholesale and retail, media and sports, banks and financial services market.

The firm also advises the World Bank, EBRD, NEFCO, KfW, USAID on energy efficiency, utility and other infrastructure projects in Ukraine.

The firm is a member of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, the European Business Association, and the International Turkish Ukrainian Businessmen Association.

 

ARBITRADE

Address:
4 I.Lepse Ave, Building 1,
Floor 5, Office 518 Kiev, 03680
Tel.:
+380 44 454 0508
Fax:
+380 44 454 0509

ARBITRADE is a boutique law firm specializing in international trade, international arbitration, litigation and complex negotiations/restructuring. The firm has a reputation of a client-focused law firm.ARBITRADE’s team is made up of highly qualified and experienced dispute resolution lawyers.

The leading positions of ARBITRADE in international arbitration are confirmed by professional awards and international rankings, such as the Legal 500, Ukrainian Law Firms 2015, Best Lawyers International, ILO Client’s Choice, Who is Who International Arbitration. ARBITRADE has extensive experience in representing clients before the leading international arbitral institutions in international commercial, investment, sports, maritime and commodities arbitration. Being a GAFTA and FOSFA member, the company is particularly well-equipped in advising on structuring and drafting of sale and purchase agreements for soft commodities incorporating GAFTA and FOSFA standard contract forms.

The ARBITRADE team also has extensive expertise in representing clients before national courts in Ukraine in commercial and administrative disputes within many industries and fields of business. White Collar Crime defense, legal security for business, support in internal corporate investigations, and compliance are among the featured practices of the firm.

ARBITRADE is a long-term legal partner of the Ukrainian Chess Federation (UCF). We have represented the UCF at the meetings of the General Assembly and the Executive Committee of FIDE (World Chess Federation), the General Assembly of the European Chess Union, including with regard to issues of sports jurisdiction over Crimea and disputed player transfers.

ARBITRADE has set up a representative office in Bulgaria as part of its strategy to expand the reach of its arbitration practice. Being a law firm specializing in international trade and promoting bilateral trade between Ukraine and other European countries, ARBITRADE became a member of the Norwegian — Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (NUCC), the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

 

Arzinger

Address:
Eurasia Business Centre, 75 Zhylyanska Street,
5th Floor, Kiev, 01032
Tel.:
+380 44 390 5533
Fax:
+380 44 390 5540

Arzinger is an independent law firm headquartered in Kiev with regional offices in Western and Southern Ukraine. For over 10 years now Arzinger has been among the leaders of the legal business, providing high-quality legal support to clients throughout Ukraine. Top representatives of international and local business are among the firm’s many clients.

Arzinger follows high standards of legal services and is an advantageous partner in view of its great experience in a wide range of industries and legal practices: M&A, corporate law, real estate and construction, antitrust and competition, litigation and arbitration, IPR, tax, banking & finance, PPP, public procurement, labor law, regulatory, private equity/investments, capital markets and IPOs. We serve clients operating in financial services, energy, mining and natural resources, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, investment banking and corporate finance, telecommunications, retail & leisure, hospitality, aviation and automotive, agriculture, insurance, and infrastructure & transport industries.

Arzinger employs highly-qualified professionals with vast hands-on experience in a wide range of legal matters, deep knowledge and understanding of the local market, international education and background. The firm has a team of over 60 seasoned legal professionals led by 5 partners. All of them are acknowledged among leading experts on the Ukrainian legal market and are recognised by reputable international and local rankings. As a result, Arzinger can offer extensive legal assistance to effectively support a variety of complex and challenging transactions, including cross-border matters.

The firm renders tailor-made legal services of unsurpassed quality to meet the client’s expectations. The following are among Arzinger’s many clients: Adecco, ADM Ukraine, AGI, Alcon, Altcom, Alfa Bank, BNP Paribas, Bunge, Commerzbank AG, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, CSAV, Deutsche Bank AG, EKF, Erste Bank, EBRD, Euralis, Ferrero, First Ukrainian International Bank, GLD, IFC, IKEA, ING, Leroy Merlin, Medcom, Nestle, OTP Bank, Peugeot Citroen, Porsche Holding  (Volkswagen Group), Prominvestbank, Puratos, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Raiffeisen Bank International, Raiffeisen Leasing Aval, Sandoz , Sineat, Softline, Takeda, Turkcell, UkrSibbank, UniCredit Bank, Vienna Insurance Group, Yandex, Venbest, Rosneft, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and others.

With a view to providing its clients with high-quality services Arzinger has established successfully-operating French, Austrian and German Desks in the firm, which efficiently serve French and German speaking clients in Ukraine as well as Ukrainian and Russian companies operating on international markets.

 

Asters

Address:
Leonardo Business Center,
19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street, 14th Floor, Kiev
Tel.:
+380 44 230 6000
Fax:
+380 44 230 6001

Asters is a full-service independent national law firm that has maintained a strong presence in Ukraine since 1995. The firm provides efficient transactional legal advice and represents clients on a broad spectrum of matters arising in the course of doing business in Ukraine.

For five consecutive years Asters has been ranked No.1 Law Firm in Ukraine according to the Annual Top 50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine 2011–2015 conducted by the Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly. Asters was the winner of the 2015 and 2014 Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award by The Lawyer, Ukraine Law Firm of the Year 2014 award by Who’s Who Legal, Chambers Europe 2012 Client Service Law Firm of the Year award and a two-time holder of the International Law Office Client Choice Awards for Ukraine.

Asters offers a full range of legal services and maintains a high reputation for its expertise in a wide array of practices, such as banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, competition and antitrust, dispute resolution, energy and resources, environment, family law, intellectual property, international trade, labor and employment, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, telecommunications, and white collar crime.

Shell, Coca-Cola, Philip Morris, L’Oreal Ukraine, GlaxoSmithKline, The Boeing Company, Siemens AG, S.C. Johnson & Son, Nokia Corporation, Sopharma, General Electric Energy, Glencore International AG, Deer & Co, Kodak Health Group, ED & F Man, Marathon Oil, News Corp., Nissan Motor, Novartis AG, Telenor, Thyssen Krupp Elevator, as well as many other multinational corporations and major local companies are clients of Asters’ attorneys, who regularly handle a variety of complex matters and the largest transactions.

Asters is an exclusive Ukrainian member of professional networks such as World Services Group, L2B Aviation, Biolegis and Legalink, and is a long-standing member, both at corporate and individual level, of numerous professional associations, chambers of commerce, business associations and international as well as local bar associations.

Asters’ 120-strong staff offers clients a mix of deep local awareness and substantial international experience. Asters’ lawyers earned law degrees from the best European, Ukrainian and US law schools, including Yale, Harvard, Chicago, and California University. In 2015 Asters was recognized the best employer among law firms in Ukraine according to research by the Focus weekly.

Asters’ corporate social responsibility strategy is aimed at making a valuable input to the development of Ukraine. In 2015 EBA-Asters Legal School, one of Asters’ CSR initiatives, was awarded the best CSR project on the Ukrainian legal market in accordance with the results of the National CSR Business Cases Contest.

Avellum

Address:
38 Volodymyrska Street,
Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 591 3355
Fax:
+380 44 591 3355
Web-site:
www.avellum.com

Avellum is a leading Ukrainian full service law firm with a special focus on finance, M&A, and dispute resolution.

The firm covers capital markets, competition, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, employment, banking and finance, energy and infrastructure, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, and tax.

Avellum’s goal is to be the firm of choice for its clients with respect to their most significant business transactions. Its team is responsible, commercially-minded, solution-orientated and cost-effective. The firm brings the most advanced Western legal techniques and practice, which, coupled with first-hand knowledge, broad industry experience, and unparalleled level of service, will help clients achieve the best results in their business endeavours. Avellum’s lawyers work seamlessly in integrated teams with premier US, UK and European law firms in the course of multijurisdictional transactions. The firm offers its clients highly individualised focus on their matters, and is relentless when it comes to observing deadlines.

Avellum’s clients include international and domestic companies, governmental authorities, financial institutions, investment funds and investment banks seeking specialised legal advice and transactional skills from legal experts in the above practice areas. Avellum’s clients include Citybank, CNBM, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, Ferrexpo, ING Bank, Kernel, Lafarge, MHP, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, Nadezhda Group, Novartis, PrivatBank, Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, UBS, UDP, Unicredit Group, and others.

The firm’s employees received their education from top Ukrainian and Western universities. The team consists of 27 highly qualified attorneys, including three partners — Mykola Stetsenko, Glib Bondar, and Dmytro Marchukov, who are actively involved in every transaction.

Avellum is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by various international legal directories and Ukrainian legal editions such as Chambers & Partners, IFLR1000, Legal500, International Tax Review, Ukrainian Law Firms, and others.

 

AVER LEX

Address:
2 Khrestovyi Alley,
5 Floor, Kiev, 01010
Tel.:
+380 44 300 1151
Fax:
+380 44 300 1153

AVER LEX is the only specialist leading law company in Ukraine whose main activity is providing legal defense in especially complicated criminal cases and corporate business security.

In 2012 tow famous Ukrainian lawyers, Olga Prosyanyuk and Vitaliy Serdyuk, created a powerful team of professionals with a great deal of experience, broad range of knowledge, a constant desire to develop and a high level of responsibility and dedication. Today, the friendly AVER LEX team consists of 5 Partners and 25 specialists in the sphere of Criminal Law, Taxation and Litigation.      

Nowadays our specialists defend the interests of foreign and Ukrainian clients in many big resonant cases. Taking into account the common practice of law-enforcement bodies applying illegal methods of collecting proof and falsification of criminal proceedings, we are realizing more and more the importance of comprehensive participation in defense at strategic and tactical levels; which individual lawyers will find impossible to cope with. That is why from the very beginning of our activity, we decided to be the best in one thing rather than to be simply good in everything. 

The above is proven by both international and Ukrainian ratings. Besides, according to Legal Awards 2015 AVER LEX Attorneys at Law won the nomination “Law firm of the year in business defense” and was recognized as the best in Criminal Law by the international research publication Legal 500 EMEA 2015.

All lawyers put the onus in their work of perfection of criminal practice, developing effective and active strategies of defense from illegal revisions by controlling and law-enforcement bodies in accordance with the specificity of a business,  from their negative consequences, seizures by raiders, pressure from the law-enforcement bodies via stress searches, arrests or persecution, etc.

Our clients can always count on unique strategic solutions, a real result, confidentiality and an individual approach to every person. That is why leading national companies, internal and foreign individual investors and well-known business and political figures trust the lawyers of our company. The reason is that we know the secret of long-lasting partnership relations!

There is nothing impossible for us and we always know what we want! This is the motivation that moves us forward! 

 

Axon Partners

Address:
Projector School & Coworking 22,
Verkhniy Val, Kyiv city, Ukraine
+38 (044) 578-23-37:

AXON Partners provides the quality services of top-tier consulting companies and law firms but with a different approach. An approach that the technocrats would like to see in their own business: humane, creative and technology-based and that is how it should be nowadays.

Wefollow a simple philosophy: creativity is key to innovation. We gave up on the conservative corporate hierarchy replacing it with dedication and devotion. Every single member of our team is a self-sufficient, creative unit, providing its unique input into overall result. We do exactly what we're passionate about and we are truly engaged in what we are working on. As a result, we do not work “for” the client, we work “together with” a client.

Our expertise is on the edge between technology and creativity. We advise on legal issues in

  • high-tech
  • intellectual property
  • venture investment
  • electronic and cryptocurrencies
  • e-commerce
  • media
  • incorporation and operation of companies in foreign jurisdictions
  • commercial agreements

Among our clients you can find technocratic companies, big and small IT companies, technological startups, online market places and services, musicians and producers, production studios and film directors, designers, photographers and other creative class members.

BlaBlaCar, Innovecs, Stanfy, TripMyDream, 908.vc, Datas/Egar, Kuna Bitcoin Agency, Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine, DOU, Fison, Grossum, LimeLight, Miatech, Yalantis, NetLs, rabota.ua, Selerant, Sponge, VDNG-TECh, Wishround, WebWay, MLSDev, Prozorro are major of them.

Axon Partners is headed legal committee of Lviv IT Cluster and Ukrainian Internet Association (INAU), co-headed of IT committee of Ukrainian Bar Association as well as a member of Bitcoin Foundation Ukraine.

Partners are ranked in the TOP 5 of Best Lawyers in IT, Telecom and Media according to internal rankings and TOP 100 Lawyers in Ukraine according to all-Ukrainian study the Choice of the Clients 2015 as well as named as an excellent, forward-thinking lawyer in Intellectual Property by Legal 500 EMEA 2016. The firm is shortlisted for The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards 2016 at two categories Best agile working initiative and Innovation in project management.

As a responsible member of society partners teach at universities of Ukraine (contract law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, IT law at Kyiv University of Law of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Kyiv National Economic university and Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics) and conduct online course for entrepreneurs on Prometheus, advise free of charge technological startups each Friday.

We dare to be different, we dare to be ourselves.

 

B. C. Toms & Co

Address:
18/1 Prorizna Street,
Suite 1, Kiev, 01001
Tel.:
+380 44 490 6000, 278 1000
Web-site:
www.bctoms.net

B.C. Toms & Co is a multinational law firm of Ukrainian and Western lawyers specializing in Ukrainian law. It was the first Western law firm to open a Kiev office, having focused its practice on Ukraine at its independence in 1991. The firm has handled, for example, the land leasing for many of Ukraine’s largest agricultural and oil and gas projects, as well as acquisitions of land for commercial property developments. We also handled the legal work for the first, and the most, IPOs to raise funding for Ukrainian companies, as well as the first true project financing in Ukraine. Based on our over 25 years of experience in Ukraine, we can provide, with our legal advice, practical commercial advice on how to establish and develop a business in Ukraine.

The firm has recruited and trained its Ukrainian lawyers from students at Ukraine’s leading law schools, most of whom have also studied at UK and US law schools as Chevening, Pinchuk, Fulbright and Muskie fellowships. Based on the firm’s practical experience, it has written numerous articles on Ukrainian law, including the legal section of the book Doing Business in Ukraine.

The principal practice areas of B. C. Toms & Co include real estate and land development, energy, natural resources, agriculture, banking and finance, M&A, environmental, labor, bankruptcy and administrative law. The firm also has a successful litigation and arbitration practice, having successfully handled many of Ukraine’s most important cases, including in all Ukrainian courts and before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. The firm regularly advises on Ukrainian tax law, including from a multinational tax planning perspective.

B. C. Toms & Co has prepared a wide variety of documentation for clients, including Ukrainian law share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, construction contracts, project financing documentation, production sharing and oil and gas license agreements, airport investment and management agreements, hotel management agreements, private placement agreements, real estate acquisition agreements, loan agreements, leases and agency, distribution, franchise and licensing contracts.

 

Baker & McKenzie

Address:
Renaissance Business Center,
24 Bulvarno-Kudriavska Street, Kiev, 01061
Tel.:
+380 44 590 0101
Fax:
+380 44 590 0110

Founded in 1949, Baker & McKenzie advises many of the world’s most dynamic and successful business organizations through 5,600 fee earners, including 4,250 locally-qualified lawyers and 5,300 professional staff in 77 offices located in 47 countries. It ensures our presence in virtually every important financial and commercial center worldwide.
Baker & McKenzie was one of the first international law firms to open an office in Ukraine in 1992. Every year the Kiev office confirms its top positions in the leading international and national legal directories, namely Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Legal500, IFLR1000, World Trademark Review 1000, International Tax Review, Ukrainian Law Firms, Ukrainian Legal Awards, etc.
The Kiev office offers a full range of legal services and business solutions. The professional staff of the office presently consists of about 50 attorneys, including 10 partners. In close cooperation with our offices around the world, the Kiev office can help clients with all aspects of their business activities in Ukraine, including:
— Antitrust & Competition
— Banking & Finance
— Corporate, including Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities
— Compliance
— Dispute Resolution
— Employment
— Energy, Mining and Infrastructure
— Healthcare
— Intellectual Property
— IT and Communications
— Private Equity and Venture Capital
— Real Estate and Construction
— Trade & Commerce
— Tax and Customs
— Wealth Management

BLISS

Address:
60 Karla Marksa Ave., Office 501,
Dnеpropetrovsk, 49000, Ukraine
Tel:
+380 56 735 0593
+38 056 785 0846
+38 096 430 3037

BLISS is a well-known multi-practice law firm in Ukraine offering a wide range of services to its clients. We provide legal advice and representation in the areas of:

— Corporate law,

— Mergers and Acquisitions,

— Contract law,

— Tax law,

— Intellectual law,

— Labor law,

— Real Estate,

— Family law,

— Litigation and International Arbitration.

Since its establishment in 2008, BLISS has been repeatedly chosen as a legal advisor by many leading companies in the region. Our credibility among clients has been earned by an individual approach, including a comprehensive study of problems and working out unconventional solutions.

BLISS is leaded by Marina German, an attorney with broad practical experience, a member of the Ukrainian Advocates’ Association and the Ukrainian Bar Association. All the firm’s members are  continually improving their professional skills by attending seminars, conferences and courses.

Our mission is to help clients build a strong successful business and reach their goals in the most comfortable and easy way.

BLISS law firm has recently advised some major companies in Ukraine on multi-million disputes regarding debt collection, accrual of additional tax, cancellation of registration as a taxpayer and appealing against other decisions of the revenue services.

Besides, BLISS has brought complete legal support to clients in their deals on wholesale trade, various services and works and in cases regarding land rent, invalidation of contracts, corporate matters, etc.

We are pleading some private cases on divorce, termination of contracts, invalidation of PoA, recognition of ownership, etc. At the same time, BLISS is now working on the registration of over 50 trademarks on applications made by both private and legal entities. BLISS law firm is situated in the heart of Dnepropetrovsk. Nevertheless, we provide legal assistance for business all over Ukraine regardless of a particular company’s location.

 

 

 

BOGATYR & PARTNERS

Address:
32/34 Shovkovychna Street,
Office 24, Kiev, 01024
Tel.:
+380 44 363 7722

BOGATYR & PARTNERS is a full-service boutique law firm based in the heart of Kiev, Ukraine. The firm has particular focus and experience in business crime, fraud, asset tracing & recovery, commercial litigation in Ukraine and internationally and legal assistance in challenging economic sanctions. The firm’s senior partner Volodymyr Bogatyr is a specialist in cross-border disputes and works closely with a range of legal advisors and investigators from the United States, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Switzerland, France, Austria, Lichtenstein and other jurisdictions.

In 2015 BOGATYR & PARTNERS successfully represented international financial institution in a USD 72 million debt recovery dispute. The team has also successfully acted for a Dutch-owned leading Ukrainian bank in its USD 44 million loan agreement dispute.

Volodymyr Bogatyr acted for a private client in a complex cross border fraud matter involving tracing assets in Canada and Switzerland, obtaining a freezing injunction and recovering USD 70 million via Cyprus courts.

 

CLACIS

Address:
Sophia Business Center,
6 Rylskiy Lane, 2 Floor, Kiev
Tel.:
+380 44 490 7001
Fax:
+380 44 490 7002

CLACIS is a leading competition law advisory, which focuses on matters concerning competition law in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan.  The services include all aspects of competition law such as investigations, audits, infringement cases, leniency, merger control approvals, competition law legal due diligence, antitrust litigation, distribution and contract related antitrust issues, public procurement, as well as compliance issues. The team of professionals of recognized competence together with the regional coverage makes CLACIS a unique law firm.

Well-known as a “one-stop-shop”, CLACIS offers its clients high-quality advice on competition law matters in a number of jurisdictions with international capacity through relationships with independent law firms. We regularly advise international companies on the regional level (such as MasterCard, The Timken Company, Interbrew and others) on competition law issues, arising in the region.

Such multi-jurisdictional expertise in antitrust matters within the region is unique on the market.

Antonina Yaholnyk, founding partner and CLACIS have been highly recognized by such international and local legal directories such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and ULF.

Being one of the leading individuals in the field of antitrust & competition, Antonina Yaholnyk has almost 20 years of legal practice of which over 10 years of experience handling antitrust and compliance matters. She also headed Baker & McKenzie’s Competition & Compliance Law Practice Groups. Antonina Yaholnyk holds LL.M. degree from the University of Cambridge (UK), Master’s degree International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute (Switzerland).

Mrs Yaholnyk chaired the European Business Association’s Competition Committee in 2011-2012. She is a member of Noncommercial Partnership “Supporting Competition in the CIS Countries”. Mrs. Yaholnyk was elected as a Member of Council of Competition Law Committee at the Ukrainian Bar Association in 2016.

Our lawyers — a team of dedicated professionals in antitrust and antitrust litigation — are graduates of leading local and foreign universities with professional experience in international law firms in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan, such as Baker & McKenzie, Deloitte and others.

 

Dentons

Address:
49-A Volodymyrska Street,
Kiev, 01001, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 494 4774
Fax:
+380 44 494 1991

Dentons is the world’s first polycentric global law firm. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2015 Global Elite Brand Index, the firm is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality and value in new and inventive ways. Driven to provide clients a competitive edge, and connected to the communities where its clients want to do business, Dentons knows that understanding local cultures is crucial to successfully completing a deal, resolving a dispute or solving a business challenge. Now the world’s largest law firm, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size in more than 125 locations serving 50-plus countries. www.dentons.com.

Dentons’ long-term commitment to Ukraine is unsurpassed among international law firms. We have been active in Ukraine since 1988, and the firm officially opened the Kiev office in 1992.

Dentons’ Ukrainian practice encompasses the full range of legal services across a diverse range of industries. With our strong global capabilities, we are well-equipped to assist you with an extensive variety of cross-border issues. Our international experience and in-depth knowledge of Ukrainian legislation, as well as our client-tailored approach, enable us to provide you with innovative, seamless legal solutions of the highest quality.

 

DLA Piper

Address:
77A Chervonoarmiyska Street,
Kiev, 03150, Ukraine
Tel./Fax:
+380 44 490 9575, 490 9577

DLA Piper is a global law firm with a presence in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, and provides a broad range of legal services to local, regional and international clients.

 

Areas of practice in Ukraine

The firm’s Kiev office specializes in the following fields:

— Corporate and M&A: set up and termination of businesses, corporate governance, M&A, including due diligence, corporate restructuring and reorganization; corporate investigations and compliance and legal support of day-to-day operations.

— Competition law and regulatory: permits for concentrations; for concerted practices, leniency program advice; advice on protection from unfair competition, compliance advice and audits, obtaining of preliminary conclusions from the AMCU; abuse of dominant position; advice on commercial agreements and trade practices, natural monopolies and public procurement; support during investigations by the AMCU, as well as competition litigation.

— Finance and Projects: M&A and regulatory work in the banking and finance sector, asset, debt and capital markets transactions, structured finance, project finance, real estate finance, aviation finance, debt restructuring projects, infrastructure and PPP projects, litigation in debt and insolvency-related matters.

— Real estate and construction: acquisition/sale and lease transactions for real estate and land; registration of associated rights; establishment of business presence, expansion and structuring of retail business, construction and planning matters, industrial and infrastructure projects, real estate due diligence, structuring of real estate transactions and construction investment projects, real estate contracts, mortgage lending and environmental issues.

— Tax: corporate tax, VAT and customs, tax driven restructurings (domestic and international), as well as M&A transactions from the tax perspective, tax due diligences, reviews of tax profiles of entities, tax controversy, litigation and transfer pricing.

— IP and Technology: registration and protection of IP in Ukraine and overseas, IP portfolio management, IP due diligence, structuring of IP ownership and commercialization of IP, unfair competition issues, parallel import and counterfeits, licensing and assignment agreements, IT outsourcing, internet, e-commerce, domain names and telecommunications, data protection, software and hardware, technology transfer.

— Labor: employment contracts, personnel policies, employment law audits and due diligence reviews data protection, employee rights, employment-related tax issues, termination matters, employment litigation.

 

DLF attorneys-at-law

Address:
Torus Business Centre,
17d Hlybochytska Street, Kiev, 04050
Tel.:
+380 44 384 2454
Fax:
+380 44 384 2455
Web-site:
www.DLF.ua

DLF attorneys-at-law is a Ukrainian law firm that provides consultancy services to mainly English and German-speaking clients on various matters regarding doing business in Ukraine. We have vast expertise in corporate, M&A, insolvency, antitrust, labour, competition, IP, renewable energy, agriculture, real estate and tax law as well as litigation and dispute resolution.

Our core customers are SMEs from various fields. We offer them tailor-made and economically viable solutions. We are also a reliable business partner for a number of listed corporations and their subsidiaries in Ukraine. We represent our clients in a wide range of industries: IT, engineering, management consulting, agriculture, life sciences and healthcare, renewable energy, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals and chemicals as well as home appliances.

Our team is multilingual and led by two partners, Igor Dykunskyy, LL.M. and Andriy Navrotskiy, LL.M. Most of our lawyers graduated from a Ukrainian law university and successfully continued their studies abroad, particularly in England and Germany. Our experts are held in high esteem in professional circles thanks to their expertise on the special features of doing business in Ukraine.

Our attorneys understand not only the needs of our clients, but also their business philosophy and the specific needs of their respective business models. Legal and tax advice is a business relationship built on trust, and this is a significant advantage for our clients.

We work closely with various business associations in Ukraine and regularly publish our articles in local and international legal and business journals. Furthermore, we are recommended by a number of foreign embassies in Ukraine.

 

ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar

Address:
3 Rognedinskaya Street,
Office 10, Kiev, 01004
Tel./Fax:
+380 44 537 0910

ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar is a boutique full-service law company, member of ECOVIS International, a leading global consulting firm operating in over 50 countries around the world.

Tailored solutions, high quality, focus on details, promptness, responsiveness, flexibility, out-of-the-box thinking, practical approach to resolving clients issues, cost and time effectiveness — these are the principles that guide us in delivering our legal services. Among our strengths are:

Market Knowledge

We have been operating in Ukraine since 1998 and know the Ukrainian market and people in it. We have long-established and continuous working relations with the Ukrainian state authorities.

International Network

As a member of ECOVIS International, we have permanent access to the international and interdisciplinary knowledge in different jurisdictions, which ensures that our clients receive the most realistic and balanced advice on cross-border and local matters.

Our professionals

Our lawyers are highly qualified in diverse areas of law and possess an excellent knowledge of Ukrainian legislation and international legal standards in the provision of legal services.

ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar is a recognized law firm in Ukraine and its partners are named among leading lawyers in their respective practice areas according to  international and Ukrainian legal directories.

ECOVIS Bondar & Bondar focuses its practice on Corporate & Commercial Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Antimonopoly & Competition Law, Litigation & International Arbitration, Labor Law and Tax. The company represents clients in diverse economic sectors, including aviation and transportation, insurance, energy, sport, real estate, banking and finance.

 

ETERNA LAW

Address:
Sophia Business Center,
6 Rylskiy Lane, Kiev, 01601
Tel.:
+380 44 490 7001
Fax:
+380 44 490 7002
Web-site:
www.eterna.law

ETERNA LAW is a European full-cycle law firm possessing strong expertise in the CIS region. Founded in 2002 in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, the firm grew rapidly and currently employs over 100 professionals and 5 active offices (Kiev, Moscow, Almaty, Riga, Dusseldorf).

We are continually named among the leaders of the market for quality, responsiveness and reliability of service as well as for the depth of our expertise.

We are a dynamic, client-oriented and solution-focused firm whose team of energetic, foreign-educated young professionals provides concise and practical legal advice in a cost effective manner, while not compromising on quality.

ETERNA LAW has an extensive history and experience in the CIS region. We understand these diverse markets, which demand international experience from a law firm in unison with knowledge of local business realities and the legal environment. Thus, we consistently act in some of the most high-profile matters in the CIS for a broad range of clients, such as international financial institutions and corporations across various industry sectors, government entities, non-governmental organizations, etc.

Being a full service law firm, our counsel is able to cover any aspect of doing business. Our principal areas of focus are dispute resolution, corporate, M&A, tax, international finance, compliance, regulatory enforcement, public private partnership, intellectual property, capital markets, human rights, insolvency, construction, real estate acquisitions, oil and gas, transport and infrastructure.

 

FCLEX

Address:
14D Bekhterivsky Lane,
Kiev, 04053, Ukraine
Tel./Fax.:
+380 44 238 6420
Web-site:
www.fclex.com

FCLEX is one of the leading law firms in Ukraine to advise clients (the largest local and international companies) in core practice areas. Established in 2002, the firm enjoys a reputation of professional legal practitioners possessing the most challenging legal experience and a deep specialization in the fields of debt restructuring (bankruptcy), tax law & tax disputes, finance and banking, corporate and M&A, as well as in the resolution of complex court and arbitration disputes.

The team at the FCLEX law firm consists of 42 lawyers, including six partners and four counsels. Many of them have been working in the company for over 10 years. FCLEX lawyers conduct comprehensive support of client projects: from the moment a task is received to complete implementation of the solutions in favor of the client.

In 2015 we firmly established ourselves as a leading law firm in such practice areas as litigation and bad debt disputes. In particular, FCLEX won a prestigious Legal Award, “The best law firm in work with distressed assets”. We were also finalists (TOP 5 law firms) in the “Best Law Firm in Litigation in 2015” nomination. FCLEX was included to the TOP-18 leading law firms in Ukraine in 2015 according to the results of the annual TOP-50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine research. Ten of the disputes supervised by FCLEX lawyers entered the TOP-50 largest litigations in Ukraine in 2015 according to the Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly. FCLEX was recommended as one of the leading Ukrainian firms in Banking & Finance and Dispute Resolution by Legal 500 2015 and recognized in Energy and Infrastructure, Banking and Finance and M&A by IFLR 1000 2016. 

The reliability and professionalism of our specialists and flexibility and exclusive approach to each case is in demand among our major customers. FCLEX serves leading companies, industry leaders, included in the Top 10 in their relevant sectors. In particular, FCLEX customers are representatives of the financial sector, mining, metallurgy and natural resources, engineering, real estate, construction, pharmaceutical and healthcare, chemicals and energy, transport infrastructure, etc.

The following leading companies are among the firm’s clients: Azovmash, National Bank of Ukraine,  Concorde Capital, AIS Group, Vernum Bank, TrustBank, Ukrainian Business Group, RwS Bank, Mriya agroholding, Ferrexpo AG, NEST Corporation, ACME-Color, AutoKraz, Arterium Corp, Finance & Credit Bank, Terra Bank, NorYards AS, Transitional Bank Cristalbank,  SOTA Cinema Group, etc.

 

GENTLS LAW FIRM

Address:
Leonardo Business Center, 17/52A Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street, 5th Floor,
Kiev, Ukraine ,
Tel:
+380 44 339 9910
Web-site:
www.gentls.com

GENTLS LAW FIRM is a new dispute resolution boutique firm whose head office is in Kiev, Ukraine. Our team integrates prominent lawyers with extensive experience obtained working for the leading law firms and large industrial corporations. GENTLS’s attorneys are ambitious and client-focused, having deep expertise in particular industries and fields of law, combined with over 10 years of post-qualification experience in litigation and dispute resolution. Our key areas legal practice covering domestic dispute resolution; international commercial arbitration and litigations; enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards; legal support in complex international disputes; white-collar criminal defense practice.

Our clients are high-ranking Ukrainian public officials such as ministers, members of parliament, judges as well as leading domestic businesses. We deliver innovative and tailor-made solutions in order to meet our clients’ expectations.

GENTLS – it is extensive industrial expertise, legal experience and insider understanding of the Ukrainian judicial system and business environment.  

We provide excellent services for a reasonable price and are open to all kinds of payment arrangements (hourly rates, cap fee and success fee).

Our expertise includes the following dispute resolutionspecialties: ADR, Banking, Bankruptcy, Commercial, Corporate, Criminal, Defamation, Employment, Enforcement, Intellectual Property, Public law, Real Estate and Construction

GOLAW

Address:
19B Instytutska Street,
Suite 29 Kiev, 01021, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 581 1220
Fax:
+380 44 581 1222
Web-site:
www.golaw.ua

With 3 offices in Ukraine (Kiev, Lvov, Odessa) and a representation in Germany (Berlin), GOLAW is one of the leading and most capable teams of business legal advisors in Ukraine, combining international legal expertise and local know-how to offer clients top-quality legal services. Since its establishment in 2003, the firm is oriented toward providing comprehensive support to local and international businesses in Ukraine and has grown steadily by providing clients with the right mix of legal expertise and strategic direction.

The firm provides a broad range of business-related legal services to foreign and domestic clients in Ukraine. It strives to stay competitive by enhancing the services portfolio through implementation of innovative approaches to client service and provision of creative and practical solutions. The firm renders industry-tailored legal advice to serve all areas of business law and primarily focuses on corporate and commercial law. It also has strong credentials and client recognition for advice in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and debt restructuring, banking and finance, taxation, corporate and tax dispute resolution.

GOLAW is proud to have developed a reputable and skillful team of criminal defense lawyers. The firm’s practice covers client representation through all aspects of criminal litigation and relevant enforcement actions. Preventive counseling in criminal matters of economic nature, white-collar crimes and corporate internal investigations make up the scope of well-managed services to handle response to fraud on behalf of corporate or individual clients.      

The firm’s lawyers can create added value to the clients’ transactions and litigation cases with both cutting edge expertise and solid industry experience. Thus, by sector, most of the work involves acting for clients investing in agriculture, energy and natural resources, real estate, media and technologies, aviation, food production and retail in Ukraine. The firm has also proven itself as a trusted advisor to international and local financial institutions, made up of banks and insurance companies.

With a team of 35 dedicated lawyers, the firm is divided into practice and industry sector groups. This allows proper assembly of a project team for each assignment through a perfect combination of requisite skills and sector knowledge. Successful recruitment of the best legal talents, ongoing professional development and strong corporate culture encourage business focus and a team spirit, which finally bring the firm to smart leadership in the market.  

GoldenGate Law Firm

Address:
Business Center Saksagansky,
70 Saksaganskogo Street, ,
Tel.:
+380 44 392 8907
Fax:
+380 44 248 0009

GoldenGate is a young boutique law firm with a particular focus on international sports law, commercial arbitration and business law. Swiss quality, English eye for detail, Italian creativity and Ukrainian tenacity are the milestones for the firm’s development and success.

GoldenGate is committed to providing the highest quality legal services. We focus primarily on the Client’s needs and our crucial goal is to resolve the matter our Client entrusted to us exclusively within the Client’s interest and in line with the highest ethical standards.

GoldenGate works closely with international legal advisors from numerous jurisdictions. Our brand implies the idea of being a “legal bridge” between Ukrainian market and foreign companies, taking care of a Client’s problems and needs while doing business in Ukraine.

The team of GoldenGate, which is truly internationally oriented, includes highly qualified, talented, multilingual lawyers. Most of them gained valuable experience and knowledge studying and working abroad.

The firm’s lawyers constantly advise and represent Clients in international commercial disputes before arbitration panels under the rules of various institutions, including LCIA, SCC, ICC, ICAC, VIAC and CAS. We also provide services to Ukrainian and international companies engaged in international commerce, requiring constant legal support over their import/export transactions. The firm’s Sports Law practice deserves special attention; in 2015 alone, the firm’s lawyers were involved in 48 sports-related arbitral proceedings of an overall dispute amount of around €62 million, and supported 47 football transfers worth around EUR 97 million, as the leading firm in this area of law.

The principle practice areas:

-        International Arbitration

-        Sports Law

-        Maritime and Transportation

-        Litigation

-        Banking and Finance

-        M&A and Corporate Law

-        Antitrust and Competition

-        Intellectual Property

 

 

 

Gramatskiy & Partners

Address:
16 Mikhaylivska Street,
Office 7, Kiev, 01001
Tel./Fax:
+380 44 5811551

Gramatskiy & Partners is known as a trustworthy law firm, which has been successful in provision of legal assistance to its clients in various areas of law since its foundation. Gramatskiy & Partners is recognized as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine introducing high standards of legal services and performing exceptional proficiency.

From the moment of its foundation in 1998, Gramatskiy & Partners has acknowledged business legal practice as its own professional vocation and a mission of its serving to the public. The unique experience of a vast legal practice allows the firm to advise today more than a hundred of Ukrainian and foreign companies providing complex aid and assistance in legal matters, combining classic legal practice traditions with modern international standards of the legal services market.

Being a universal law firm, Gramatskiy & Partners has made its name in a capacity of a qualified provider of a comprehensive legal service. Combination of scrupulous approach and customer-centered orientation in terms of rendering legal assistance enables the firm to individualize a wide range of its services for business of every certain client.

For more than 17 years Gramatskiy & Partners has been successfully developing its practice in the field of business (commercial) law, foreign economic activity, and the practice of international private law.

The pride of the firm is its staff — a team of professionals who had stood at the outset of the firm and have worked their way up from its foundation on the local and foreign legal service market and who continue working for the benefit of the firm and its respected clients.

The firm’s experts provide tailor-made advice on many different practice areas, including commercial, corporate, tax, foreign economic activity and foreign investments, copyright, mass media, labor, securities and stock market, disputes resolution, mediation, insolvency. Furthermore, many of the firm’s clients have been successfully represented before public authorities and courts in civil, commercial, administrative and criminal cases.

Pragmatism and practical orientation are among distinctive features evinced by Gramatskiy & Partners in all the projects it was involved in; the firm bears responsibility for every memorandum and for every legal opinion, presented to the client. Gramatskiy & Partners structures and describes every legal procedure, as if the firm itself were to implement it in practice.

In addition Gramatskiy & Partners pays special attention to the issues of confidentiality of the projects in which it assists because the law firm realizes the importance of information secrecy for the clients.

 

Gryphon Investment Consulting Group

Address:
5-B Dimitrova Street,
Suite 305, Kiev, 03680
Tel.:
+380 44 227 9212
Fax:
+380 44 287 0616

ICF Legal Service

Address:
10 Muzeynyi Lane,
Office 101 – 102, Kiev, 01001
Tel./Fax:
+380 44 338 1253
Web-site:
www.icf-ua.com

ICF Legal Service is one of the country's most outstanding law companies in the areas of international tax planning and corporate restructuring. Since its creation in 2004 the company has established a broad  network of partners and offices in different countries around the world, brought together a team of top professionals in tax planning, assets protection and corporate restructurings and became one of the leaders on the Ukrainian legal market. It should be mentioned that the highest level of services quality, understanding of client needs and concerted efforts by the team are the firm's three most fundamental principles. Ten years of experience in international corporate and tax law, working with offshore jurisdictions and banking sector is the company’s most remarkable feature, enabling it to find itself way of any competitors in its professional sphere.

Key practices and services

- Consulting on tax planning issues;  - International corporate and tax law;  - Structuring of international businesses and transactions; - Restructuring of ownership, and business management; - Registration of non-resident companies; - Assisting in opening of foreign bank accounts;  - Asset protection planning and arrangements (Including registration of trusts and funds); - Complex legal solutions for business abroad; - Compliance with Ukrainian and international legislation; - Legal support for real estate deals; - Registration of ships and yachts; - Offshore due diligence and transaction support.

Key achievements

- Network of foreign partners, that enables us to quickly solve issues of any degree of complexity in any jurisdiction;  - Transparent pricing - the company does not practice hidden charges and sets out the price of its services;  - Innovative methods on protection of information privacy at all stages of the deal;  - Regular e-blasts to clients (Tax Legal Alert), that enable clients located all over the world to be informed of changes to tax legislation.

ICF Legal Service provides comprehensive support and assistance in developing your business abroad, providing legal protection and safety.

 

ILC EUCON

Address:
33 Taras Shevchenko Blvd,
Office 12, Kiev, 01032
Tel./Fax:
+380 44 238 0944
Tel./Fax:
+380 44 238 0413
Tel./Fax
Tel./Fax:
+48 50 339 2053
Web-site:
www.eucon.ua
Address:
53 Emilii Plater
Warsaw, 00-113, Poland
Tel.:
+48 22 528 9490
Fax:
+48 50 339 2053

 Our philosophy on protecting a client’s rights is simple — to prevent legal risks and litigation.

International Legal Center EUCON provides services representing the interests and outsourcing of non-residents and residents doing business in Ukraine and abroad.

An important feature of services provided by the firm is a comprehensive study of clients problems, in particular, the involvement of auditors, financial advisers, tax advisers, deep doctrinal research tasks. This approach in work has led to the structure of the Center, which includes the attorneys sector, audit sector, tax sector and sector of scientific advisers together finding not only effective but also competent decisions.

The firm operates at two offices. Yaroslav Romanchuk heads the Ukrainian office in Kiev and Ihor Yatsenko is head of the Polish office in Warsaw.

The team of International Legal Center EUCON advises clients on the most complicated issues of tax, transfer pricing, corporate, business restructuring, assets protection, commercialization of IP rights objects, tax planning with application of non-material assets.

The firm’s clients include international and Ukrainian industry leaders that come from oil and gas, energy, agriculture and food industry, telecommunications, trade, transport, metallurgy, chemical industry, construction, hospitality, finance, etc.

The performance of the International Legal Center EUCON and its partners is highlighted by numerous recognitions and awards.

Since 2010 EUCON is included into the list of top 50 Leading Law Firms in Ukraine according to the annual ratings conducted by the Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly and Kommersant-Ukraine Publishing House. EUCON is recognized among leading law firms according to international directories Legal 500 EMEA, World Tax and World Transfer Pricing, International Tax Review, and national legal directory Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, the Kyiv Post, by Legal Awards. In 2015 EUCON has won the Ukraine Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year award at the annual European Tax Awards 2015, International Tax Review.

In view of the current trends in tax policies, the International Legal Center EUCON has established a separate transfer pricing practice and engaged lawyers, auditors, assessors.

International Legal Center EUCON and the International Audit Union established and operate the Transfer Pricing School attended by managers of accounting and financial divisions.

 

ILF

Address:
22 Shovkovychna Street,
Kiev, 01024, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 390 7777
Fax:
+380 44 253 4549

ILF is the No.1 law firm in Eastern Ukraine whose core competences are in: public-private partnerships and privatization, corporate and investment consulting and dispute resolution. We have been working on the Ukrainian market since 1994 and are among the top 15 leading law firms.

As a legal advisor for business, ILF helps clients to maintain control over the situation and be confident of the decision and their future.

The ILF team includes more than 50 highly-qualified lawyers, attorneys, tax, investment, and business consultants, who are leading experts in industrial markets: agribusiness, information technologies, banking and finance, medicine and pharmacy, retail and alternative energy.

We defend and are successful in complex, resonant, and controversial situations, when there is no easy solution and there is a threat to business, property or personal safety.

Based on the client’s strategic priorities and international experience, we help our clients to enter new markets and to build strong relationships with foreign partners and investors. Since 2014 ILF has been an IPO-partner of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Our offices are located in Kiev and Kharkov, also we have partner offices operating in the UK, Germany, Poland, France, the USA and Cyprus.

We are result-oriented and do not operate for the account of the client, but for the client. This allows our clients to achieve their goals ahead of time.

 

Interlegal

Address:
24B Genuezska Street,
Odessa, 65009, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 482 33 7528
Fax:
+380 482 33 7529

Interlegal is a recognized law firm with its head office in Odessa, the biggest sea-gate of Ukraine. Established in 1995, Interlegal acquired the reputation of boutique maritime law expert operating and servicing clients in the Black Sea region. Interlegal’s expertize has been focused on the following major practices crystallized from our 20 years of experience: shipping, transport & logistics, ports & terminals, international trade, corporate, investment & transactions, litigation & arbitration. Within wide practice in commercial shipping Interlegal also renders the full range of yachting services: making sales contracts of yachts and ships, their registration and insurance.

All participants of the transportation process are among the firm’s clients: cargo owners, carriers, forwarders, agents, ports, terminals, charterers, ship owners, insurers, banks, etc. Interlegal employs 20 top level law experts advising clients 24/7. Careful selection brought together talented, enthusiastic, goal oriented professionals united by high standard team spirit able to solve hard tasks effectively and fast. Thinking of the future, in 2013 the firm grew 25% when it was enriched by young prospective lawyers. The firm was the first in Ukraine to implement a hybrid management system. Continuously developing legal practice in Shipping and International trade in the Black Sea region, we opened offices in Batumi, Georgia and in Istanbul, Turkey. The annual research of the legal service market Ukrainian Law Firms 2012-2015. A Handbook for Foreign Clients has determined Interlegal as one of the leading companies dealing with maritime, transport and infrastructure.

 

IPStyle

Address:
1A Khoryva Street,
Kiev, 04071, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 393 4012
Fax:
+380 44 394 5064

IPStyle Patent Law Company is a full-service IP boutique with a special focus on CIS countries. We operate not only in Ukraine, but also in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, providing integrated support to our clients. Launched in 2007, IPStyle is well-known on the Ukrainian market as a trustful legal adviser on IP projects. For these years the company has been working with many worldwide and Ukrainian brands on various complex and challenging IP matters. Our client list is a trustworthy measure of various Ukrainian and foreign companies, including companies from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Mexico, South Africa, Russia, Romania, etc. We have in-depth experience in all Intellectual Property spheres,  including trademarks, patenting, copyright, domain names, IP consulting and litigation. IPStyle’s multifunctional team includes 14 people who are IP experts and lawyers specialized in IP protection as well as technical specialists, who provide high quality expertise and consulting. Each of our members has a special individual field of work and responsibilities to provide 360 degree IP protection. IPStyle managing partner Mariya Ortynska is the guide and the leading force of the company, who contributes towards developing and expanding the scope of our activities.  Our experts are members of International Trademark Association (INTA), Eurasian Patent Agents (CEAPA), Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), Federation of Appraisers of Business and Intellectual Property (FOBIS). IPStyle occupied a position in the Silver League of Legal500 Ranking as a firm recommended on IP law matters in Ukraine. World Trademark Review 1000 also included IPStyle in its list, as it was recognized as a Silver League IP law firm in Ukraine for 2015-2016.  We not only protect intellectual property rights performing our duties, but also try to take an active part in social activities and raise legal awareness in Ukraine to a new level. In this regard, the company’s specialists carry out pro-bono training sessions and seminars.  What set IPStyle apart is that every project is unique and they lack comparables. We go all the way with a client project, delivering personalized business solutions based on applicable IP law and unique business industry mechanisms.

 

Juscutum

Address:
27A Taras Shevchenko Ave,
Kiev, 01032, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 223 3847

Who We Are

Juscutum Attorneys Association is an agile law firm, which was designed to provide legal support to innovative businesses domestically and internationally. As a law firm with a full range of legal services we are adjusting the classical legal practices to the needs of clients. In 2011 we established a new one for Ukraine, IT &Media. We turned classical litigation practice into dispute & conflict resolution, white collar crime has very strong expertise in security matters. We are bringing new technologies to legal services. Juscutum Legal Alarm is the first legal app in Ukraine that provides a new client-lawyer communication level.

 

Juscutum is a member of:

— World IT lawyers, global alliance of member firms, specializing in IT law.

— International Fiscal Association (IFA Ukraine).

— U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).

Juscutum is ranked in TOP-50 Law Firms in Ukraine 2015 and in Intellectual Property according to Legal 500 2016 (EMEA). Represented in the Ukrainian Law Firms 2014, 2015: A Handbook for Foreign Clients (ULF 2014, 2015). The firm is named in the TOP 5 of law firms in media, telecommunications and intellectual property law as well as in white collar crime according to internal rankings for 2015.

Juscutum also works as a legal representative of the Red Cross Society, participants of the Eurovision Song Contest and a number of Ukrainian museums, cinemas and theaters as a pro bono.

The firm’s attorneys have top-tier law firms experience and offer the same level of service at more reasonable prices.

 

Our clients

The geography of our clients varies from Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and Georgia to the USA, France, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands. Among our key clients are: Diamond International, Ciklum, Miratech, ISM eCompany, DTEK, Hosting Ukraine, BMS Consulting, SportLife, MTI, ERC, TMM.

 

Core practice areas

IT & Media

White-Collar Crime

Tax law

Corporate law

Dispute & Conflicts Resolution

International Business Administration

 

Konnov & Sozanovsky

Address:
23 Shota Rustaveli Street,
Suite 3, Kiev, 01033
Tel.:
+380 (44) 490 5400
Fax:
+380 (44) 490 5490
Web-site:
www.konnov.com

Konnov & Sozanovsky is a full-service law firm oriented towards providing comprehensive legal advice to Ukrainian and international clients. Since 1992 it has proved to be justly recognized as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine.

Konnov & Sozanovsky advises clients in the most popular business areas of law: agrarian law, banking and finance law, copyright and media law, commercial law and contracts, competition law, corporate law, intellectual property law, labor law, real estate, construction and land law, tax law, and has represented clients in large-scale mergers as well as acquisitions and litigation cases.

The firm practices an individual approach in each case, taking into consideration the peculiarities of a client’s business and its preferences. The firm’s rich experience covers legal advice of matters in such industries as advertising and design, agriculture, banking, energy and power, food industry, insurance, investment and the equity market, light industry, media and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, publishing, real estate and construction, software, spirits industry, tobacco industry, trade and distribution, veterinary production.

Konnov & Sozanovsky is greatly involved in the activities of the business community and is a full member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (ACC), Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), European Business Association (EBA, Ukraine), Association of European Businesses (AEB, Russia), International Trademark Association (INTA).

Konnov & Sozanovsky is an exclusive member of First Law International (FLI) — the specialized international legal network, which has been operating on the legal market since 2003 and has already succeeded in integrating the most competitive law firms from more than 40 countries around the globe. This enables FLI members to provide high quality legal assistance to clients in all major legal systems, thereby saving clients considerable time and resources, while maintaining service quality and confidentiality of information transferred. Therefore, the client gets not only service but also a reliable business partner and legal advisor across three continents.

The firm’s conformity to international service quality standards is recognized annually by such legal research as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer, IFLR 1000 and Who Is Who Legal. High appraisal is built on the recommendations of clients, favorable reviews from competitors as well as the opinions of key industry leaders.

Along with international recognition, Konnov and Sozanovsky is a multiple nominee and holder of the national award-winning Law Award of the Year and for has for many years been in the TOP-10 leading law firms in Ukraine according to the Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly. Partners and lawyers are acknowledged as leaders in various branches of law in accordance with the Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients publication.

KUSHNIR, YAKYMYAK & PARTNERS

Address:
19-B Instytutska Street, Suite 40,
Kyiv, 01021, Ukraine
Tel:
+380 44 253 5939
Fax:
+380 44 253 5940

Kushnir, Yakymyak & Partners is a full-service law firm founded in 2003 and based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Deep specialization of our professionals and understanding of our client’s needs together with excellent knowledge of the Ukrainian legal and regulatory environment are the cornerstones of our well-tailored advice and services. The lawyers of the firm, having graduated from the prominent Ukrainian law schools, pursued further education and training in Europe and North America and are therefore able to talk the same language with international clients in terms of legal profession standards accepted in the West.

The key advantages of Kushnir, Yakymyak & Partners on the legal market are the following: the firm's partners are personally involved and dedicated to clients' inquiries; the firm's advice is aimed at not only solving the client's imminent problem, but also identifying all possible risks and mitigating adverse effects in the future (comprehensive approach); our lawyers master techniques of thinking outside the box and offer to the clients unique options of their matters solving; we always establish high level of trust with our clients.

In its work Kushnir, Yakymyak & Partners maintains fundamental values widely accepted in the civilized world, such as partnership, professionalism, drive for results, punctuality, justice, and social responsibility.

Kushnir, Yakymyak & Partners assists its domestic and foreign clients on doing business in Ukraine, as well as provides advice and support on personal matters (such as family law issues, inheritance / estates, personal assets management etc.). Our corporate clients come from diverse industries and business sectors, among which are IT, technology, media and telecom, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, energy and natural resources, real estate, construction and building materials, retail, raw materials, transport & infrastructure.

The firm is a member of European Business Association, Association of Tax Consultants, Corporate Governance Professional Association, and an official partner of Ukrainian Bar Association; our lawyers also lead a number of professional and civic initiatives.

 

 

Law Firm Ario

Address:
7 Panasa Myrnogo Street,
Office 2, Kiev, 01011
Tel.:
+380 44 537 2290
Fax:
+380 44 280 2846
Web-site:
www.ario.law

Law firm Ario was established in 2010, and prior to 2016 was known as Ario Capital Group. Partners Julian Khorunzhyi and Alexei Voronko began their professional careers with bankruptcy and insolvency, which is now the firm’s principal field of activity. Sergey Kirichenko, together with other partners, are the co-founders of the Association of Anti-crisis Management — one of the first profile organizations acting in Ukraine. Today, just like before, Ario provides legal services on commercial, tax, banking and corporate law, litigation, bankruptcy and enforcement proceedings. In 2015 the Ario team was updated with new members, and a number of practices have been significantly strengthened and expanded, namely criminal practice, government relations and business protection.

One more partner, Yevhen Hrushovets, joined Ario. Yevhen is a well-known successful lawyer who specializes in criminal practice. Yevhen became part of Ario together with his team of lawyers.

Two advisors also joined the Ario team: Vladyslav Gryshchenko and Yevhen Rokytsky. Gryshchenko worked in the Prosecutor’s Office for almost 20 years, including several years in the Prosecutor-General’s Office. As Ario’s advisor, Vladyslav specializes in criminal practice. For the past six years Yevhen Rokytsky worked at World Band Group and is still the head of the International Security Coordination Council (EU) and the International Consortium Coordinator for Economic Security (EU). Yevhen Rokytsky manages the GR-practice in the Ario team.

In a short period of time Ario has been able to achieve noticeable results and gain peer recognition. Ario has been a general partner of the Bar Association of Ukraine since July 2014. Julian Khorunzhyi (No.3 in Leading individuals of bankruptcy by Ukrainian Law Firms 2015.A Handbook for Foreign Clients), as head of the company and professional in the field of insolvency, headed the Coordinating Council of self-regulating organizations of insolvency practitioners, which brings together leading specialized self-regulatory and non-government organizations to introduce common rules and approaches to bankruptcy proceedings in Ukraine.

The recognition of Ario’s team in 2015 was also associated with successful defense of the State of Ukraine’s interests in a case regarding the bankruptcy of Ukrburshtyn — one of the largest legal amber miners in Ukraine. Ario undertook unprecedented defense of the public interest — and saved a strategically important company from bankruptcy and clearance under the control of offshore jurisdictions.

In 2015 the Ario Capital Group joined the Bronze League of Top 50 law firms in Ukraine on the basis of analysis of key performance indicators of the legal market carried out by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing.

 

Legitimus Law Company

Address:
49A Volodymyrska Street,
Suite 149, Kiev, 01001
Tel.:
+380 44 585 8256/57/58
Fax:
+380 44 585 8256/57/58

The Legitimus Law Company was established by combining the efforts of advocates and lawyers possessing long-term experience of successful work on Ukraine’s legal and advisory services, particularly in real estate, legal land relations and optimization of investment and company taxation.

Legitimus Law Company is established based on three principles: knowledge, reliability, trust.

 

Knowladge.

Combination of high potential of professional advocates and lawyers with international standards and advocacy acquired by company employees after getting an education and long-term successful practice/reliability.

Consolidation of the company’s professionals and their practical abilities with the skills and energy held by the company’s young generation of employees whose dynamic growth in  professional and economic aspects are enabled by the company’s structure. Trust.

Adherence to moral and ethical values and implementation of international standards of advocacy in Ukraine.

 

Goal.

The Legitimus Law Company operates as one team in which everyone realizes personal potential for achieving the common objective. We understand the business of our clients, and detect and resolve their problems vigorously and in a timely manner whilst remaining in constant contact with the client. Having oriented ourselves on the bottom line, we set a goal and achieve it consistently.

We protect our client by combining initiative and Ukrainian “quick wit” with international standards of advocacy.

 

Experience.

The Legitimus Law Company’s advocates are highly-qualified specialists in the field of Ukrainian and international law who practiced considerably in various state and private companies.

Regardless of what form of cooperation you choose, the services will be rendered by highly— qualified specialists. Thorough knowledge of various branches of law, supplemented with significant experience of work, will enable the most complicated issues to be resolved.

We offer a full spectrum of legal services for Ukrainian and foreign legal entities and the resolution of a wide range of legal issues for individuals too.

Main Areas of Practice: Real Estate and Land; Litigation and Arbitration; Taxation; Corporate Law; International Trade/ Foreign Investment; Intellectual Property.

LEXWELL & PARTNERS

Address:
Sophia Business Centre,
5th Floor, 6 Rylsky Lane, Kiev
Tel.:
+380 44 228 6080

Lexwell & Partners is a full-service professional law firm dedicated to providing efficient, innovative and commercially driven legal solutions. The firm’s experience, outstanding team and language capacity have enabled it to deliver comprehensive corporate and commercial legal services to leading multinational and domestic companies. Lexwell&Partners is extremely experienced in mergers and acquisitions, investment, corporate, and litigation practices.

 

Recognition

Lexwell & Partners has earned an excellent reputation at the Ukrainian legal market among clients and peers. Professional level of lawyers of Lexwell & Partners as well as the projects in which the firm has been engaged is highly ranked in legal market researches by Ukrainian Law Firms, LexQuorum, The Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Kyiv Post, Yuridicheskaya Practika and the others. Since the moment of the firm foundation and years afterwards (2005–2015), the leading Ukrainian legal periodical, Yuridicheskaya Praktika (the Legal Practice), listed Lexwell & Partners among Top 5 Ukrainian Law Firms ranked by revenue per lawyer. In 2008 the firm took first place in the Ukraine’s largest M&A deal rating (USD 3 billion); in 2009 and 2012 — in the largest litigation case rating (USD 1 billion). 2 of top 10 cross-border M&A transactions in Ukraine in 2011-2013 published by the Forbes in 2013 have been handled by the lawyers of Lexwell & Partners. In 2014 the firm gained first place among the Ukrainian law firms by revenue per lawyer. The leading English-language publication, Kyiv Post, and a legal market guideline LexQuorum have recognized Andriy Kolupaev as one of the most recommended lawyers in Ukraine.

 

Representative clients

Lexwell & Partners advised a large number of the leading national and international companies, i.a., ABN Amro, AET, Amstar, ArcelorMittal, Bridgestone, Bunge, Cargill, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CRH, DuPont, East Metals, Eurobank, Evraz, Honda Trading, ING, Interpipe, Intesa Sanpaolo, Pfizer, PHV (Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger), Red Bull, Marubeni, Millhouse, Naftogaz Ukrainy, Schenker, Sojtz, Subaru, Sumitomo, Toyota, VS Energy. The firm and its lawyers also advised the Government of Ukraine, the Office of the President of Ukraine and Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.

 

 

MORIS GROUP

Address:
8b Moskovska Street,
Kiev, 01010, Ukraine
Tel./Fax:
+380 44 359 0305

MORIS GROUP is a team of experienced professionals recognized as being among the leaders of the legal services market of Ukraine since 2004.

At present the company unites more than 30 attorneys-at-law and lawyers, experts in the area of law who provide qualified services in the Ukrainian and International law and form one of the most experienced and efficient teams among Ukrainian law companies whose key working principles are decency, honesty, conscientiousness and responsibility.

MORIS GROUP is known for handling comprehensive support to its regular clients from the agrarian, building, energy sectors. Also MORIS GROUP is an experienced national player engaged in diverse plant projects, including biogas, heat energy, energy-saving, environment protection, and has a well-established litigation offering.

The principal practice areas include: judicial practice, tax law and administrative justice, corporate law and M&A, competition and financial law, investment project support, private clients/private wealth managment.

MORIS GROUP is a reliable partner, protecting business interests and taking care of its clients’ success, whose trust is the best recommendation and a convincing benefit of the company on the legal services market.

We are proud of our professional achievements over more than a decade of practice. However, despite the experience we have gained, we keep working strenuously and improving our excellence in a comprehensive way.

The recipe for success of MORIS GROUP is an efficient combination of competence, long-term experience and keen understanding of industrial peculiarities of our clients’ business, which is brightly confirmed with the numbers of successful projects and resolved disputes.

 

OMP Tax Practice

Address:
9 Tarasivska Street,
3rd Floor, Kiev, 01033
+38 044 391 3003:

Law Offices of OMP is one of the most dynamical full-service law firms on the Ukrainian legal market. The company was founded in 2007 and currently employs over 60 qualified professionals in the field of law, accounting and audit, with deep knowledge and considerable experience in Ukrainian and foreign markets.

The Law offices of OMP specializes in complex assistance to investment projects and also in legal support of businesses and objects acquired under investment decisions of our clients.

Our advantages are provision of a full range of tax & legal consulting services, auditing and accounting services with a particular industry focus on pharma business, agriculture, IT sector, construction and development. Taxation is a core practice that involves around 25 staff members of OMP. The firm’s other practices include the following fields: securities, banking & finance, real estate, mergers & acquisition, corporate law, intellectual property, dispute resolution — litigation and arbitration, etc. Law Offices of OMP provides legal assistance to both domestic and international clients. Our clients come from different countries and industries. We work with half of the globe and always find a common language.

The constant and active cooperation with customers from various sectors of business, as well as with legislative and supervisory authorities provides us with the opportunity to gain experience, which we then apply for new projects, creatively recycling and using the best ideas, methods and models of legal instruments.

Our team earned glowing reviews and high rankings — the firm is rated No.1 in the Agribusiness area & recognized among the 5 best Ukrainian law companies in Tax practices and Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals. OMP’s Partners are named among TOP 100 lawyers in Ukraine. Our team is in the ТОР 50 law practices list for Ukraine, LEGAL 500 recommends Law Offices of OMP.

Our lawyers are fluent in Ukrainian, English, German and Russian. The Law Offices of OMP cooperate with different government and non-government organizations, including the Parliamentary Committee on Taxation and Customs Policy, the European Business Association, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ukraine, etc. OMP Partners are among active members of public councils at the State Fiscal Service, Ministry of Finance and Economy.

The firm is continuously expanding its network cooperating with partner offices in Poland, the Netherlands, the Baltic countries, Cyprus, the Emirates.

 

OMP

Address:
9 Tarasivska Street,
4th Floor, Kiev, 01033
Tel:
+380 44 391 3001
Fax:
+380 44 391 3002
Web-site:
www.omp.ua

Law Offices of OMP is well known on the CIS legal market and as the most dynamic full service Law Firm on the Ukrainian legal market with particular industry focus in a pharm business, agriculture, construction and development. The firm’s practices also include the following fields: M&A, corporate law, taxation tax audit securities, dispute resolution — litigation and arbitration, etc. 

 

Onstan Law Firm

Address:
2/8 Kateryny Bilokur Street,
Suite 1, Kiev, 01014
Tel.:
+380 44 384 4195, 228 8001
Web-site:
www.onstan.com

Founded in 2013, Onstan Law Firm is a full service internationally focused law firm located in Ukraine. The firm was initially formed by Yuriy Fedchyshyn, tax lawyer and NYU tax LL.M. graduate, Olena Marchuk, real estate lawyer, Andriy Fedchyshyn, corporate lawyer and litigator, and Nataliya Khorushko, banking lawyer and manager, who was previously a deputy director at a branch of a large international bank.

The firm is continually growing. At present there are 12 lawyers in the firm, each with a different background, complementing the diversity and proficiency of the firm. Onstan’s main areas of practice since formation are taxation, customs law, litigation, corporate law, finance and real estate. The firm also extensively covers IP, labor law and government relations.

Onstan’s lawyers take a commercially-minded approach. Taking into account the challenging business and political environment in Ukraine, the firm’s attorneys are committed to providing practical advice, considering the risks associated for each and every transaction. The firm’s corporate governance advice enables clients to make correct and timely business decisions.

Onstan provides comprehensive legal advice covering every side of commercial activity. The firm handles both the transactional and daily activities of clients.

The firm’s core areas of practice are taxation, customs law, real estate, banking/ finance, litigation, corporate law/M&A, labor law, IP law and government relations.

In taxation Onstan’s attorneys advise on each aspect of taxation and are efficient litigators and negotiators in tax matters. Onstan supported a handful of multi-million disputes with the tax authorities and was involved in structuring holdings for large multinationals. The team’s services cover advance payments, budget legislation, corporate taxation, due diligence, international tax planning, individual taxation, tax litigation, pre-trial disputes with tax authorities, excise tax, social security, business planning, taxation of natural resources and similar fees, permanent establishments, support in tax audits, transfer pricing (reporting, auditing, risk-assessment, litigation and negotiation with the tax authorities), Ukrainian and European VAT, withholding tax.

Onstan’s customs law team is well regarded among clients and is highly present in media. The team’s services cover pre-trial disputes with customs authorities, support in customs clearings procedures, post-audit support, assistance during customs audits; cross-border transactions planning; litigation with customs and other authorities.

The real estate team is well experienced and self-sufficient. Managed by Olena Marchuk, the supported some high-profile real estate and construction projects. The real estate team covers land allocation and land acquisition, support in construction permits and construction agreements, real estate due diligence, construction safety rules.

Litigation practice is supervised by Andriy Fedchyshyn. The firm demonstrates efficiency and effectiveness, addressing each case with due care and innovation. The team’s practice covers tax litigation, administrative litigation; commercial litigation, general courts litigation, national and international arbitration, support in enforcing court rulings.

The banking practice led by Nataliya Khorushko demonstrates good awareness of practical matters in Ukrainian banking business. Nataliya advises both banks and corporations, addressing the challenges clients face with the challenging financial system of Ukraine. The team also counsels corporate borrowers negotiating financing arrangements with banks and other financial institutions. The team is involved in structuring cross-border transactions, financings of mergers, acquisitions, recapitalizations and spin‑offs, working capital financings and various special‑purpose financings. It also has experience of rules on currency control restrictions and obtaining national bank permits and individual licenses.

 

The Corporate and M&A practice is led by Andriy Fedchyshyn, whose background and skills allow him to provide clients with practical and business-oriented advices. The team’s services cover due diligence, tailoring of complex agreements, pre-contract negotiations and mediation, support against hostile takeovers, M&A structuring and merger approvals from the AMCU.

 

Intellectual property and IT practice: due diligence of software developers and startups, NDA, rights protection, intellectual property audits, licence agreements, industrial property, patents, royalties and similar payments, registration of plant species, software end use, transfer and licensing of intellectual property, trademarks.

 

Labor: preparing by-laws of companies, job descriptions; support in the process of acquiring job permits, representation in labor mediation and litigations, labor disputes, labor safety

 

Government relations practice enables clients to build effective, clear and predictable relationships with government authorities.

 

PAKHARENKO & PARTNERS

Address:
Business Centre Olimpiysky,
72 Velyka Vasylkivska Street, Kiev, 03150
Tel.:
+380 44 593 9693
Fax:
+380 44 451 4048

IP and Law Firm Pakharenko & Partners was established in 1992 and has offices in Kiev and London. As a firm providing full IP service coverage we are keen on developing successful protection and enforcement strategies for our clients, covering the development of IP portfolio, acquisition of IPRs, commercialization of IPRs, enforcement and management of IPRs including patents (inventions and utility models), designs, trademarks and geographical indications, domain names, copyright and related rights, rights of plant breeders at both national and international level. 

The firm provides assistance to national and foreign clients in securing and enforcing their intellectual property rights in Ukraine and CIS countries.

The company’s lawyers have been involved in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy activities since the implementation of the relevant provisions on IPR enforcement in Ukrainian laws.

Our staff also has expertise in pharmaceutical law, competition law, media law, corporate and commercial law, commercial litigation.

We are able to service the needs of our clients around the world through our established network of associates. The special relationships developed by our company with many attorney firms in key foreign markets provide ongoing, substantial benefits to our internationally focused clients.

 

Main practice areas:

Intellectual Property Law, Anti-Counterfeiting and Anti-Piracy Operations and Legal Support, Media Law, Advertising Law, Competition Law, Pharmaceutical Law, Corporate Law, Customs Law, Commercial and IP Litigation.

 

Membership in organization:

The company and its members are actively involved in the operation of a number of national and international intellectual property associations, such as: AIPPI, INTA, FICPI, LES, MARQUES, PTMG, ECTA, ACG, IACC, ICC/CIB, ICC Ukraine, IBA, European Business Association (EBA), American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in Ukraine, Ukrainian Patent Attorney’s Association (UPAA), Ukrainian Alliance Against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP) which is a member of the GACG Network, CIOPORA.

 

Phenomena, LLC

Address:
Leonardo Business Centre 11th Floor, 19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Street,
Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 (44) 359-0444
Fax:
+380 (44) 359-0455

Phenomena, LLC is a Ukrainian law firm advising on large and most complex transactions as well as providing legal support in connection with day-to-day operations of its clients.  We are the firm of choice for the world’s most successful and demanding clients, who know us for our high quality transaction work as well as our in-depth knowledge of law.  Our lawyers cover the full spectrum of finance, corporate and other transactions and have been instrumental in many developments in the modern Ukrainian legal system.  The reputation of our legal experts is confirmed by authoritative legal rankings, including Best Lawyers, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, PLC Which Lawyer?, The Legal 500 and Ukrainian Law Firms.

Phenomena’s areas of expertise cover banking and finance, capital markets, competition and antitrust, corporate, debt restructuring, dispute resolution, insolvency, intellectual property, labour and employment, mergers and acquisitions, privatisation, and real estate.  We are working in various industries, such as: agriculture; consumer goods; food and beverages; energy; financial institutions; government relations; metals and mining; pharmaceuticals; power generation and distribution; and telecom, media and technology.

We provide a broad scope of legal services to foreign and local, state and privately held clients that include financial institutions, investment funds, supranational lenders and large corporations.  Our attorneys advised Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V., Bank Hapoalim, BNP Paribas, Cargill Financial Services International Inc., Credit Suisse First Boston (Ukraine), Deutsche Bank AG, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Export-Import Bank of the United States, ING Belgium NV/SA, International Finance Corporation, Lombard Odier, Mittal Steel, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Standard Bank plc, and UniCredit Bank Austria AG.

Redcliffe Partners

Address:
75 Zhylyanska Street,
13th Floor, Kiev, 01032
Tel.:
+380 44 390 5885
Fax:
+380 44 390 5886

Redcliffe Partners was launched as a new brand in Ukraine in December 2015. Before that, the core legal team of Redcliffe had worked together for more than 7 years as the Kiev team of Clifford Chance, handling many of the region’s most sophisticated transactions.

 

Redcliffe’s capabilities across practice areas and industry sectors

Redcliffe focuses primarily on antitrust, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, debt restructuring and insolvency, international arbitration and litigation.

Its sector-focused groups include agribusiness, financial institutions, energy, pharmaceuticals, FMCG and retail, TMT and infrastructure.

 

Reputation

Redcliffe is recommended in its areas of expertise by all international and local directories:

— top-ranked in Energy, Banking and Finance, and Capital Markets by The Legal 500

— recommended in M&A by Chambers Global and IFLR 1000

— No.3 by number of Ukraine’s largest M&A and finance deals in 2015 according to the Yuridicheskaya Practika Deals Tables

 

Clients

Redcliffe’s clients are major international and local companies from various industry sectors, global private equity houses and financial services institutions, including Abbott Laboratories, Amadeus IT Group, BaDM, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, EBRD, FMO, IFC, ING, JPMorgan, Macquarie Bank, Monsanto International, Morgan Stanley, Raiffeisen Bank International, Renaissance Capital, UniCredit Bank, Vitol.

 

SALKOM

Address:
12 Khreschatyk Street,
Kiev, 01001, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 591 3100, 591 3101
Fax:
+380 44 591 3115, 591 3107

The Salkom Law Firm was founded in 1990. Salkom quickly built a reputation for honest and efficient counsel, and is now recognized as one of the leading providers of legal services in Ukraine.

Year on year the firm is being rated by Ukrainian and foreign rating experts as one of the leaders on the legal services market in Ukraine. Famous international publications and guidebooks, such as The Legal 500 (Europe, Middle East & Africa), PLC Which Lawyer, Chambers Global recommend the Salkom Law Firm as one of Ukraine’s top law firms that practices successfully in the fields of antitrust law, contract law, corporate and commercial, securities, bankruptcy and insolvency, international trade, privatization, and litigation, including foreign courts and international commercial arbitration procedures.

The Salkom Law Firm has extensive intellectual and professional potential, as it employs 39 highly-experienced lawyers. The firm’s employees speak English and other languages, which allow them to work efficiently with foreign clients.

The firm’s clientele are foreign and domestic companies, both private and state-owned, engaged in various industries such as the automotive industry, banks, financial institutions and insurance companies, hotel business and leisure, publishing, investments, information technologies, shipbuilding, international trade, metallurgical industry, real estate, oil and gas, the food industry, natural and mineral resources, retail, agriculture, telecommunications and media, transport, chemical industry, power industry.

The Salkom Law Firm enjoys longstanding cooperative relationships with international law and consulting firms in the United Kingdom, the USA, Russia, Austria, France, Cyprus, Italy, Australia, etc.

Salkom is a member of European Business Association (EBA), British-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (BUCC), and American Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in Ukraine. The firm’s Partners are members of the International Bar Association.

In 2013, the Salkom Law Firm and Squire Patton Boggs, an international law firm with 44 offices in 21 countries of the world, established the Squire Patton Boggs — Salkom International Association.

 

Sayenko Kharenko

Address:
10 Muzeyny Provulok,
Kiev, 01001, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 499 6000
Fax:
+380 44 499 6250
Web-site:
www.sk.ua

Sayenko Kharenko is Ukraine’s leading law firm, with an internationally oriented full-service practice and a Ukrainian law representative office situated in London. In 2015, Sayenko Kharenko collected three national Law Firm of the Year awards, having been recognized Ukraine’s best team by IFLR European Awards, Who’s Who Legal Awards, and Chambers Europe Awards for Excellence. Sayenko Kharenko was also recognized one of the two best law firms in Ukraine in 2015 according to Top 50 Largest Deals Table published by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing. The firm is highly recommended in Ukraine by all major international guides, including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, and The Legal 500.

 

About its International Arbitration Practice

Sayenko Kharenko boasts a unique team of arbitration lawyers experienced in international commercial and investment arbitration. The team advises clients on all aspects of international arbitration, including the choice of arbitration forum, applicable law, advising on the risks and possible outcome of arbitration, representation in the course of arbitral proceedings before different international arbitration institutions all over the globe, enforcement of arbitral awards and other matters.

Sayenko Kharenko’s arbitration lawyers have unprecedented insight into arbitration proceedings in Ukraine and abroad and have built on their experience of serving as party-appointed arbitrators, sole arbitrators, chairmen of the arbitral tribunal, and legal counsel to a party to arbitration.

The team handled over 90 arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules, covering all major spheres of international business, including relating to contractor agreements; international sales of goods; maintenance and construction of ships; agency and distribution contracts; joint venture agreements; oil & gas supply contracts; having represented clients in corporate, maritime and trade commodities international disputes.

 

SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC

Address:
Chrysanthou Mylona 10,
Magnum House, Limassol, 3030
Tel.:
+357 25 028460
Fax:
+357 25 028461
Web-site:
www.pittaslegal.com

SOTERIS PITTAS & CO LLC is a boutique law firm, focusing on areas of law related to business activity and dedicated to providing clients with outstanding highly-personalized legal presentation.

The lawyers and associates of the firm can provide, with their combined skills-set and knowledge, comprehensive legal solutions according to the clients’ particular business needs, requirements and objectives. The firm is committed to representing clients at all stages of disputes, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation, in order to secure just compensation and legal justification.

The firm’s lawyers have an extensive history of representing both corporate and individual clients in commercial and corporate litigation and handling a wide range of commercial litigation, including breach of contracts, fraud and misrepresentation, partnership and shareholders disputes, corporate dissolutions, shareholder’s rights and derivative actions, construction disputes, commercial assets recovery, or “collection” cases, etc.

Although the firm is proud of its aggressive legal handling and very pleased with friendly “boutique” approach to clients lawyers strive to make the clients problems their problems by giving them utmost attention.

 

Spenser & Kauffmann

Address:
7 Klovskiy Lane,
14th Floor, Kiev, 01021
Tel.:
+380 44 288 8383, 288 6707
Fax:
+380 44 351 2155

Spenser & Kauffmann is one of Ukraine’s leading full-service law firms. Since it was founded in 2006, Spenser & Kauffmann has been aiming to provide its clients with the highest standards of legal advice and exemplary service. The firm represents our clients in all areas of business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate, commercial, antitrust, competition, and insurance law, as well as banking and finance, real estate and litigation.

Over 30 team of talented, ambitious, driven and professional legal advisors provide insight for clients into their legal projects. Our people speak Ukrainian, Russian, English and French, which enables us to understand and communicate with domestic and international clients without any psychological or language barriers.

 

Suprema Lex

Address:
8 Cosmonavta Comarova Avenue,
Kiev, 03067, Ukraine
Tel.:
+380 44 384 0557

Suprema Lex is a multi-disciplinary, industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly-qualified lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals and generate commercial advantages. The firm provides a full range of legal services to national and international companies that do business in Ukraine and abroad as well as to private people.

The firm’s main principles are an individual approach to every client, knowledge of the finest peculiarities of Ukrainian and international legislation, confidentiality and personal responsibility for services provided.

The guarantee of your success in deciding any legal question is the professional competence of specialists to whom you apply.

Highly-qualified lawyers and attorneys work at Suprema Lex, who have high-quality legal educations and excellent experience in various branches of law.

Suprema Lex offers a full range of legal services and maintains a high reputation for its expertise in a wide array of practices, such as transport law (including aviation law and maritime law), corporate law, taxation, competition & antitrust, M&A, insolvency, dispute resolution, banking & finance law, land and real estate law, construction law, intellectual property, branding, licensing, domain disputes, media law, sport law, family law, labor & employment, medical & pharmaceutical law, criminal law, etc.

The firm has extensive industry-specific experience and consults clients in various market sectors, including agriculture, automotive, aviation, banking and finance, energy, infrastructure and transport, insurance, media and advertising, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, private equity, real estate and construction, retail and consumer goods, telecommunications and IT.

One of the main industry-specific experience of Suprema Lex is legal support of aviation. The firm’s attorneys provide preparation of legislation, getting licenses, certificates, etc, preparation of contracts and agreements, including international, customs & tax issues, intellectual property law, litigation.The experience in this area has a background in a special education in the aviation law of Viktor Moroz, managing partner of the firm, and his experience of work in the United Nations and international aviation companies.

Our client portfolio includes international and domestic companies that require deep expertise and specialized legal advice from legal experts in the above-stated practice areas.

We develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters within the shortest period of time. With us nothing is impossible.

Membership: Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA), Ukrainian Advocates’ Association (UAA).

 

TCM Group Ukraine

Address:
10A Vozdvyzhenska Street,
Kiev, 04071, Ukraine
Tel.:
+38 044 228 1338
Web-site:
www.tcm.com.ua

TCM Group Ukraine is a Ukrainian office of TCM Group International Ltd., which is a unique alliance of 35 law offices and 110 agencies, practicing international commercial dispute resolution in a total of 145 countries.

TCM Group International was established in 1987, when a small group of globally minded credit management law firms and debt collection agencies, primarily located in the Pacific Rim, banded together to combat the rising tide of outstanding receivables and collection costs in international trade.

While creating a one-stop shop for international companies, organizations, and individuals in need of global credit management solutions, international commercial dispute resolution and international commercial debt recovery services, TCM’s founding members aimed to give their clients access to the combined experience and expertise of a cross-border, cross-jurisdictional network.

Over that time, the Group has acquired a first-class record in enhancing the cash flow for the vast majority of its clients by delivering sound credit management services and, above all, the successful recovery of international accounts receivables and delinquent debts, both amicably and through court settlement.

With over 25 years of experience in global credit management and debt recovery, the offices of TCM Group International have developed an understanding of complex legislative, cultural and logistical challenges their clients face in recovering outstanding receivables across multiple boarders, languages, cultures, time zones, and currencies.

Since 2014, TCM Group International has been represented in Ukraine through its office in Kiev, providing Ukrainian clients with a unique opportunity to access its offices worldwide.

At the same time, TCM Group Ukraine represents all foreign offices of TCM Group International in international dispute resolution in Ukraine, building on the Group’s knowledge and expertise in the following areas: international commercial litigation and arbitration, negotiations and mediations, international commercial debt collection, recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, and bankruptcy proceedings.

 

TCM Group offices: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, UAE, United States of America.

 

Trusted Advisors

Address:
40/85 Saksahanskoho Street,
5th Floor, Kiev, 01033
Tel./Fax:
+380 44 359 0664

Trusted Advisors is a Ukrainian full circle dispute resolution law firm, which was founded in 2014. The main emphasis of the firm is on corporate disputes, banking disputes (recovery of bad debts, enforcement proceedings and bankruptcy), commercial disputes, and the protection of clients in courts of general jurisdiction as well as in foreign courts and international arbitration tribunals.

Trusted Advisors provides legal services to corporate, industrial, financial companies in a wide range of high-profile transactions, regulatory matters, and litigation and controversial issues. The firm’s clients range from a variety of small, entrepreneurial companies to large foreign and Ukrainian companies.

The Trusted Advisors’ team consists of qualified professionals with vast experience in a wide range of legal matters, deep knowledge and understanding of the litigation process in Ukraine and overseas. Building on the foundations of its long heritage enables the firm to attract the most talented people and continue to deliver this level of innovation for its clients.

The firm’s commitment to help its clients deliver their global strategies has seen Trusted Advisors build a truly competent Ukrainian law firm. It has also developed strong relationship ties with international law firms in countries where it does not have a presence.

As a result, Trusted Advisors can offer extensive legal assistance to effectively support a variety of complex and challenging transactions, including cross-border matters.

In 2015 Trusted Advisors reached Bronze League of Top 50 Leading  Law Firms in Ukraine based on analysis of key performance indicators of the legal market carried out by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing.

 

Managing partner: Ivan Mishchenko

Number of partners: 4

Number of counsels: 1

Number of associates: 10

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, French

 

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Address:
Leonardo Business Centre,
17/52-A Bohdan Khmelnytsky Street, Kiev, 01030
Tel.:
+ 380 44 581 7777
Fax:
+ 380 44 581 7770
Web-site:
www.vkp.ua

Vasil Kisil & Partners is a leading independent multi-disciplinary Ukrainian law firm with thriving international and national practices. We work as a trusted adviser on high-profile local and international matters and cater to large domestic and global corporate clients, including many Fortune 500 companies.

In Ukraine, the Vasil Kisil & Partners brand is synonymous with great depth and breadth of legal expertise and experience, which has created superior value for our clients since 1992.

Vasil Kisil & Partners is a Ukrainian law firm that delivers sophisticated legal advice in banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, business & commercial law, dispute resolution, tax law, energy and natural resources law, intellectual property law, international trade law, labor and employment law, real estate and construction law, as well as public private partnership, concessions and infrastructure law.

We provide legal services international and domestic companies, as well as private individuals, dealing in banking and financial industry sectors, agriculture, chemical, construction, energy, hi-tech, general commodities, insurance, IT, media, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, real estate, shipbuilding, telecommunications, trading, transport, and other industries and economy sectors.

The firm`s clients include such world-known companies as Air Liquide, Alfa Bank (Ukraine), Alpcot Agro, Ardagh, Arricano, Astellas Pharma, Bayer Consumer, BNP Paribas, British American Tobacco, Central European Media Enterprises, Coca Cola, Credit Agricole Group, Hubei Changyang Hongxin Industrial Group, Danone, Dell Inc., DuPont, EBRD, Ericsson, Energy Standard Group, Eurosport, Ferrexpo AG, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Inditex Group, LG Electronics, MTS, Moody’s, NCH Capital, Opel, Philips, Piraeus Bank, Red Bull, Samsung, Seven Hills, Shell, Shelton Petroleum, Sony Corp, St. Sophia Homes, Swedbank AB, Tchibo, Thomson Reuters, Ukrsibbank, UniCredit Group, Uniqa, Utair, Vanco International/ Vanco Energy, Volkswagen, YouTube, etc.

 

VB PARTNERS

Address:
Bashnya No. 5 Business Center,
22 Rybalska Street, Porch 13, Kiev
Tel.:
+380 44 581 1633
Fax:
+380 44 581 1533

Ukrainian Law firm VB PARTNERS was founded in 2005 and since then we have won the reputation of highly-qualified specialists in various areas of law.

The company provides comprehensive legal assistance and business consulting services to national and foreign investors all over Ukraine.

There are eleven highly qualified lawyers in our team. Six of them are attorneys-at-law.

VB PARTNERS is considerably good at banking, retail, real estate and construction, media, tobacco, alcohol, metallurgy sectors.

Company provides effective and accurate legal advice regarding:

— Full legal assistance to foreign investors on the territory of Ukraine;

— Legal representation at state authorities;

— Disputes with the state regarding taxation, antimonopoly and customs legislation;

— Judicial defense of corporate rights and investments;

— Legal representation in criminal cases on economic crimes, etc.

In the last 3 years VB PARTNERS has been in the TOP 50 of the best domestic law firms in Ukraine.  The company’s partners are consistently found on the list of leading specialists of the country’s legal market by the most authoritative international and Ukrainian market reviews.

Confidentiality compliance, trustworthiness and immediate response to the challenges and demands of clients constitute an integral part of the company’s operating philosophy.

Our company cooperates with law firms of CIS countries and Europe, which enables effective and quick resolution of the problems encountered by clients regardless of their origin.

It makes us proud to be called an effective and dynamic law firm.

 

WTS Tax Legal Consulting/ KM Partners

Address:
5 Pankivska Street,
5th Floor, Kiev, 01033
Tel:
+380 44 490 7197
Web-site:
www.wts.ua

WTS Tax Legal Consulting/KM Partners is Ukrainian law firm specializing in tax, legal and consulting services, which has been working on the legal services market of Ukraine since 1999 and has a dual structure: WTS Tax Legal Consulting LLC as a consulting firm and KM Partners Attorneys at Law. The services related to protection in criminal proceedings on white-collar crimes are provided by KM Partners.

WTS Tax Legal Consulting/KM Partners is a member of the WTS Alliance — a global network of selected consulting firms represented in about 100 countries worldwide.

Our firm offers a wide range of services in different tax branches starting from customs and transfer pricing issues, assessment of potential risks and defining the areas of vulnerability to defend the clients’ interests in the disputes with customs authorities or appealing against the results of controlled transactions audit. The quality of our tax consulting services is well-known both in Ukraine and abroad: since 2005 the firm and its Senior Partner Alexander Minin have been constantly top-ranked in the tax practice category on the basis of the results of national and foreign ranking research, such as: The Legal 500, Сhambers Europe Clients’ Guide, International Law Office Client Choice Awards, Who is Who Legal, Tax Directors Handbook, Best Lawyers, Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, and many others.

The Company has qualified and experienced experts who specialize in corporate law, real estate and land issues, competition law, commercial and contract law, civil law, labor law and intellectual property law. Among main practices there is also dispute resolution in national courts, arbitration courts and through commercial arbitration.

We provide integrated consulting services focused on the informative support of the management’s operational decision-making in the dynamic regulatory environment of Ukraine. Within this practice we support the development and implementation of innovative solutions that provide competitive advantages to our clients. The Company has long and successful cooperation with clients from various industries, including agriculture, fuel and energy complex, construction, transport and infrastructure, information technologies and telecommunications, trade and others.