- +380 44 206 0676
- +380 44 206 0675
Alekseev, Boyarchukov & Partners
- +380 44 235 8877, 537 1828
- +380 44 235 8827
The history of the Law Offices of Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners started in 2000 in the law department of JSB Energobank, where its future partners got acquainted. Successful cooperation between Sergey Alekseev and Sergey Boyarchukov in a general course in opposition of the merger of JSB Energobank became a foundation for establishment of a joint legal practice. In 2003 the partners established the Attorneys Association XXI century, specializing in dispute resolution. In 2005 Sergey Alekseev and Sergey Boyarchukov founded the Law Offices of Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners with core practice areas like bankruptcy and debt restructuring, corporate governance, judicial and arbitration settlement of disputes.
During 2008 and 2009, which became the time of systemic perturbations in the economy and structural transformations in Ukraine the Law Offices of Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners became a leader of the legal services market in providing legal assistance to major banks and companies as to debt restructuring and bankruptcy and also successful dispute resolution.
Since 2012 the Law Offices of Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners has been a member of European Business Association (EBA) and also a member of the American Commercial Chamber in Ukraine (ACC).
Today, the Law Offices of Alekseev, Boyarchukov and Partners is a team of more than 30 professionals, including experienced lawyers, attorneys and arbitration managers, who provide a wide range of legal services in different spheres of law.
Aleksey Pukha & Partners
- +380 44 528 3054, 528 3094
Aleksey Pukha & Partners is one of themost dynamicand fastest-growing companies in Ukraine.
The company has a solid business reputationand is able to resolve legal issues of any complexity, and adapt your business to the Ukrainian market. Our main office is situated in the heart of Ukrainian business - Kiev.We are aware of all changesto legislation and our lawyers know how to deal with particular issues and to resolve difficult problems.
The firm's practice is initially centered on legal issues pertaining to corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and representation of interests. The firm provides services in due diligence, obtaining permits, creating, structuring and maintenance business in Ukraine.We are able to organize reliable legal and financial control of your business in Ukraine.
Every day we provide legal services to international companies in Europe, USA and Asia, including China, Germany, England, India, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands and others.
We successfully execute legal support of complex cases and transactions with deep a understanding of legislation and the realities of modern business.
Aleksey Pukha & Partners follows high standards of legal services and has great experience of a wide range of industries and legal practices, such as agriculture, pharmaceuticals, real estate, telecommunications, insurance, banking, capital markets, trade, energy and natural resources, automotive, oil industry,hotel and restaurant business, metallurgy, raw materials industry, transportation, chemical industry, and sports industry.
Aleksey Pukha & Partners employs highly qualified professionals with experience in a wide range of legal matters, deep knowledge and understanding of our current business, well educated and with a strong background who understand the specific features of doing business and providing quality services.
We can solve problems in any area of ??law, from preparing official documents and providing consultations to providing legal support tocomplex transactions.Our company is a member of various organizations and professional associations.
We are ready to cooperate right now!
ANTIKA Law Firm
- +38 044 390 0920
- +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.
The main areas of practice are:
— dispute resolution and arbitration;
— criminal defense for business;
— construction & real estate;
— subsoil use;
— energy & energy efficiency;
— project financing;
— legal expertise.
The firm has been recognized by authoritative international and Ukrainian guides to legal profession such as The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers, Ukrainian Law Firms, 50 Top Law Firms of Ukraine, and is recommended in the area of antitrust, corporate/M&A, dispute resolution, banking, finance and capital markets, real estate, land and subsoil use.
Antika’s team includes 15 lawyers, who have significant experience in various fields of legal practice.
Our lawyers are professionals with wide experience and skills able 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. The firm’s professional liability is insured.
Antika serves Ukrainian, Russian and international companies doing business in telecommunications, heavy machinery, chemical and food industries, automotive, complex development, construction and real estate, subsoil use, wholesale and retail, media and sports, banks and financial services market, energy efficiency and energy conservation. The firm’s representative clients are as follows: AWT Bavaria, Cargill, Dyckerhoff, Enesa, Esan Eczac?ba?? Industrial Raw Materials, Ghelamco, Heitman International, Henkel Ukraine, Henkel Bautechnik Ukraine, Imperial Tobacco, International Resources Group (the USAID Municipal Heating Reform Project in Ukraine), Nadra Ukrayny, Nasosenergomash, Russol, Stroytransgas, ViDi Group, VitrA.
The firm also advises the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, USAID on energy and utility efficiency projects implementation in Ukraine.
The firm is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, the European Business Association, and the International Turkish Ukrainian Businessmen Association.
The firm’s partners are members of: the Scientific and Advisory Council of the Higher Economic Court of Ukraine; the Public Council of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine; the Managing Council (on behalf of Ukraine) for Supporting Competition in the CIS Non-Profit Partnership; the International Bar Association; the Ukrainian Bar Association; Kiev and Kiev Region Bar Association.
- +380 44 390 5533
- +380 44 390 5540
Arzinger is an independent law firm headquartered in Kiev and with regional offices in Western and Southern Ukraine. For over 10 years Arzinger has been among the legal business leaders 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 70 seasoned legal professionals led by 9 partners. All of them are acknowledged among leading experts on the Ukrainian legal market and are recognized 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 expectations of clients. Among the firm’s clients are: Astelit, Bayer AG, Big Dutchman, Bunge, Citibank, Die Erste, GlaxoSmithKline, GLD Invest Group, Goethe Institut, Henkel Group, Immorent, Lafarge, Lysoform, MTC Ukraine, NETTO, Porsche, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, Raiffeisen Evolution, Raiffeisen Property Management, Rheinmetall, Rhenus Logistics, Schlumberger, Schwarzmüller, SHARP, Standartbank, Strabag, Swedbank, System Capital Management, UNIQA AG, UNIQUA Real Estate AG, Vienna Insurance Group, Wienerberger, YKK, Prominvestbank, Russian Aluminium, Ukrtelecom, etc.
Arzinger cooperates closely with legal advisors from numerous jurisdictions and is a member of international professional organizations, which enables us to engage our colleagues from various jurisdictions in cross-border transactions and provide our clients with top-level professional legal advice.
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.
International Law Group
- +38 044 490 7001
- +38 044 490 7002
AstapovLawyers is one of the leading CIS-based full-service law firms with over 10 years of experience and offices in Moscow, Kiev and Almaty. The firm employs more than 120 professionals making its legal team one of the largest and capable to cover all legal aspects of company’s business. Most of the firm’s lawyers are educated at top-ranked European or US schools and practiced with leading international law firms.
Over the past years, the firm has grown and is now one of the most dynamic and fast-growing full-service law firms on the Ukrainian market. The firm provides top-notch legal expertise to leaders of the business community, both international companies operating in Ukraine, the CIS and Europe, and Ukrainian/Russian businesses.
The firm has been constantly highly ranked by local and international legal directories — the firm is recognized as “very committed and professional providing timely practical and concise advice” by Legal 500 as well as Chambers, Who’s Who Legal and PLC Which Lawyer. AstapovLawyers has been recognized among TOP-50 largest law firms in Russia (taking position No.36) alongside with leading international and national players by the most reputable CIS business publishing house Kommersant, and TOP-4 law firms in Ukraine according to the survey conducted by Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly/Kommersant.
The firm has a long-standing reputation for being a leading law firm handling all types of dispute resolution and advising on all aspects of corporate, M&A, competition law, real estate, maritime and transportation law, white-collar crime, sports law, energy, information technologies, tax, finance, compliance, regulatory enforcement, international trade and WTO law, public private partnership and intellectual property in all industry sectors.
Among the clients of the firm are British American Tobacco, MasterCard, Baxter, Bunge, L’Oreal, LVMH, Christian Dior, PepsiCo, Glencore, Sberbank, VTB Glencore, Soufflet Negoce SA, Valars Group, EFKO, Mriya, Nemiroff, Soyuz Victan, Raiffeisen Bank Central, Rodovid Bank, Energoatom, Ferrexpo, Demz and many other.
- +380 44 230 6000
- +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. Asters’ capability is based on one of the largest teams of professionals, including 14 partners and more than 60 attorneys.
Asters is the inaugural winner of the 2014 Law Firm of the Year: Ukraine and the CIS award by The Lawyer and No.1 law firm in Ukraine according to the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Top 50 Law Firms Annual National Ranking by Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly and Kommersant Ukraine.
Asters is a holder of the 2012 Client Service Law Firm of the Year — Ukraine Award from Chambers Europe and also a two time holder of International Law Office Client Choice Award for Ukraine. The firm is highly recommended in Ukraine by major international reviews, including IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer? Asters’ lawyers are distinguished by the world’s best peer review-based surveys such as Best Lawyers, Expert Guides, and Who’s Who Legal.
Asters offers a full range of legal services 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, IP, international trade, labor and employment, real estate, restructuring and insolvency, taxation, telecommunications, and white-collar crime.
The firm has extensive industry-specific experience and plays a leading role in advising 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.
Asters’ attorneys regularly handle a variety of complex matters and the largest transactions for multinational corporations and major local companies, including, inter alia, GlaxoSmithKline, Sopharma, S.C. Johnson & Son, The Boeing Company, Coca-Cola, Compagnie Gervais Danone, General Electric Energy, Glencore International AG, ED & F Man, L’Oreal Ukraine, Lukoil Finance, News Corp., Nissan Motor, Nokia Corporation, Novartis AG, Philip Morris, RusAL, Shell, Siemens AG, and many others.
The firm represents the world’s leading financial institutions, including EBRD, World Bank, IFC, Barclays Capital, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, HSBC, ING Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Swedbank AB, and UBS Investment Bank.
Asters is an exclusive Ukrainian member of professional networks such as World Services Group, L2B Aviation, Biolegis, IsFin and Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance, and the only Ukrainian law firm which is the exclusive Warsaw Stock Exchange IPO Partner.
- +380 44 220 0335
- +380 44 220 0335
Avellum Partners is a leading Ukrainian transactional law firm specialising in corporate finance and covering banking and finance, capital markets, competition, corporate matters, customs, dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, restructurings and tax.
Avellum Partners’ associates help foreign and Ukrainian investors to close complicated corporate finance transactions successfully and promptly. They reach this goal using the most advanced Western methods and practices coupled with broad experience in Ukraine and everyday practice.
Avellum Partners specialise in matters that require special attention, extensive experience and industry expertise, a high level of sophistication, and the reputation of its partners. The firm offers its clients an intense and highly individualised focus on their matters.
Avellum Partners’ associates are client dedicated. They provide prompt and thorough responses to the requests of clients and strive to meet and when possible surpass deadlines.
With the utmost commitment to the principle of legality Avellum Partners always search for practical and unique business-oriented solutions for its clients.
Avellum Partners offer its clients a highly individualised focus on their matters, with precise understanding of tasks, regular reporting on assignment status and a comprehensive approach in providing information.
Avellum Partners work seamlessly with the correspondent/partner premier law firms in other jurisdictions, including the UK, the USA, and EU jurisdictions.
Avellum Partners meticulously select and train employees to make sure that each of the attorneys could become a partner in the future. The firm’s employees received their education from the top Ukrainian and Western universities and are admitted to practice law both in Ukraine and abroad. The team consists of 19 highly qualified attorneys trained according to the highest standards, including three Western-educated partners — Glib Bondar, Kostiantyn Likarchuk and Mykola Stetsenko.
Avellum Partners is recognised as one of the top corporate finance law firms in Ukraine by various international legal directories and Ukrainian legal publications. The firm was named Ukrainian Law Firm of the Year in 2012 according to Chambers & Partners, which publishes the leading directories of the legal profession.
Avellum Partners’ clients include international and domestic companies, investment funds, and investment banks seeking specialised legal advice and transactional skills from legal experts in the above practice areas.
Managing Partner: Mykola Stetsenko.
Number of Partners: 3.
Number of Associates: 16.
Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian.
Attorneys at law
- +38 044 300 1151
- +38 044 300 1153
AVER LEX Attorneys at law is a law firm registered in accordance with the Advocacy and Legal Practice Law of Ukraine. Ukrainian legislation provides attorneys at law with additional guarantees for their activity. In particular, prohibition of any intrusion and prevention of practicing law, demanding data that constitutes client-lawyer privilege, carrying out of examination, disclosure, evocation or withdrawal of the documents connected with practicing law, intrusion into the private communication of a lawyer and a client, etc. Non-disclosure of information regarding clients and their affairs, guarantee of absolute confidentiality, prompt reaction to given tasks and attaining the desirable result for the client are the main principles of the Attorneys at law.
AVER LEX is a team of 20 proactive experts in the field of law, led by experienced partners with more than 10 years of practical attorney experience. Limitless energy, a friendly atmosphere, flexible way of thinking, perfectionism and harmony in actions are the keys to the team’s success.
Our key practice areas are criminal law and process, litigation, taxation.
A small part of the team helps to avoid the complicated process of reconciliation with clients and respond effectively to given tasks. A flexible differential approach is used when defining pricing policy, which allows all the peculiar features of a certain client to be taken into consideration.
Lawyers combine professionalism and a clear view of an actual business situation. This allows us to orient ourselves promptly in a changing business environment and to find new legal solutions, and all of this results in us achieving the desirable goal for the client.
B.C. Toms & Co
- +380 44 490 6000
- +380 44 278 6508
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. It is currently among the largest law firms in Ukraine. The firm has recruited and trained its Ukrainian lawyers from among the highest-ranked 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 American Chamber of Commerce sponsored book Doing Business in Ukraine.
The principal practice areas of B. C. Toms & Co include oil and gas and natural resources, agriculture, banking and finance, M&A, Kyoto Protocol and environment, labor, real estate, bankruptcy and administrative law. In addition, the firm has a successful litigation and arbitration practice. The firm also 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 sales agreements, airport investment and management agreements, hotel management agreements, private placement agreements, real estate acquisition agreements, loan agreements, leases and corporate acquisition, agency, distribution, franchise and licensing contracts.
The firm has handled, for example, the first as well as most IPOs in the energy sector and the most recent IPO in the agricultural sector. Based on its 21 years of experience in Ukraine, the firm can provide practical commercial advice on how to establish and develop a business in Ukraine.
Baker & McKenzie-CIS, Limited
- +380 44 590 0101
- +380 44 590 0110
Chadbourne & Parke LLP
- +380 44 461 7575
- +380 44 461 7576
Chadbourne & Parke is a New York-based international law firm with 12 offices across four continents, with a strong presence in growth and emerging markets. Since it was founded in 1902, Chadbourne has been dedicated to providing practical business solutions to a diverse range of clients in virtually all areas of law. Chadbourne is among the leading U.S. law firms in Central and Eastern Europe. Our lawyers not only have an in-depth knowledge of the region, but also a significant amount of experience on both complex transactions and day-to-day legal issues that arise for companies doing business in the region, which enables us to anticipate and solve problems in this dynamic legal environment.
Chadbourne has one of the leading Ukrainian law practices. The Kiev office of Chadbourne provides a full-range of legal services to clients on a variety of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, commercial law, banking and finance, dispute resolution, corporate finance, capital markets, real estate, energy, tax, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment, insurance, intellectual property, antitrust and others.
We have a very strong group of Ukrainian and expatriate lawyers with an extensive range of experience in Ukraine, and have worked together as a unified team for more than 20 years. Our partners are consistently ranked among the top lawyers in Ukraine, and the Kiev office is recognized by international and Ukrainian legal directories as a leading law firm in Ukraine, particularly in the areas of M&A/corporate, banking and finance, real estate and energy.
- +380 44 494 4774
- +380 44 494 1991
Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2014 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons was formed by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons' clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, CIS and the Caucasus, the UK and the US. The firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and start-ups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.
Dmitrieva and Partners
- +380 44 553 7660
- +380 44 553 7439
The law company Dmitrieva and partners renders a great variety of legal services on solving any questions in legal, tax, accountingspheres for clients from Ukraine and all over the world.
Twenty years of successful practice. The company was founded in 1994. The managing partner of Dmitrieva and partners law company, Dmitrieva Olga Leonidovna, is an attorney-at-law, president of the Ukrainian Advocates Association and the head of the Higher Audit Bar Committee of the National Bar Association of Ukraine.
The company provides a full range of services in the following practice areas:
- Civil law;
- Corporate law;
- Family law;
- Banking and insurance;
- Real estate.
The senior staff of Dmitrieva and partners
Company staff regularly raise their professional level by visiting specialized conferences, courses and seminars. The lawyers are also authors of publications in specialist legal media. All the advocates of the law company Dmitrieva and partners are members of the Ukrainian Advocates Association. They are all fluent in one or several foreign languages.
The law company Dmitrieva and partners is a licentiate of the Laureate Diploma Recognition-2004 contest in the nomination “The best law company in real estate market of Ukraine – 2004” which was hold within the II specialized forum-exhibition “Real estate. Funding. Perspective-2004” by the Ukrainian Bar Association and Ukrainian Real Estate Specialists Association cooperation. Since 1998 Dmitrieva and partners has repeatedly been a member of the 50 leading legal companies of Ukraine schedule in accordance with the results of annual research carried out by the Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly.
Doubinsky & Osharova
- +380 44 490 5454
- +380 44 490 5460
- +380 44 498 7380
- +380 44 498 7385
Gide Loyrette Nouel
- +380 44 206 0980
- +380 44 206 0981
Gide Loyrette Nouel is the only international law firm in Ukraine to have originated in France. Founded in Paris in 1920, Gide now operates from 17 offices in 14 countries. The firm has more than 600 lawyers, including 96 partners, drawn from over 35 different nationalities. In the beginning of 2014 the Kiev office enforced its German capacity with a team of 9 lawyers, including a German qualified lawyer.
In each of its offices in Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and the Middle East, Gide puts its comprehensive knowledge of local markets, its regional expertise and resources of an international law firm to the service of its clients.
Gide’s commitment to the worldwide business community is reflected in its client base, over half of which are international or overseas-based private or quoted companies. Gide advises foreign investors, banks, international institutions, public authorities and leading local business groups on all legal issues arising in the course of their investment, commercial activities, and financial transactions.
Gide’s Kiev office was established in 2006, and now offers a broad range of legal services by Ukrainian, French and German lawyers and legal consultants under the leadership of partners Bertrand Barrier and Dr. Julian Ries.
Gide Kiev offers services of outstanding quality to its international client base amidst an often unstable Ukrainian legal and regulatory environment. Gide Kiev advises both investors wishing to set up a business in Ukraine and already existing companies. The Kiev office renders services covering all aspects of business life to its clients and is able to draft all forms of legal documentation in Ukrainian, Russian, English, German and French.
The expertise and practice areas of Gide in Kiev cover:
— Corporate Law and M&A
— Banking & Finance / Capital Markets
— Competition and General Commercial Law
— Projects (Finance & Infrastructure), PPPs
— Real Estate Transactions & Financing
— Dispute Resolution
— Employment Law
— Intellectual Property.
Our focus industries include:
— Banking, Finance, Financial Institutions
— Energy & Natural Resources
— Industrial Production
— Pharma, Chemicals, Health Care
— Real Estate, Construction
— Retail, Distribution
— Telecommunications, Media and Technology.
Gramatskiy & Partners
- +380 44 581 1551
Gramatskiy & Partners is known as a trustworthy firm, which has been successful in providing legal assistance in various areas since the time of its establishment. 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 establishment in 1998, Gramatskiy & Partners acknowledged business legal practice as its own professional vocation, mission of its serving to public. The unique experience of acquired legal practice today allows the firm to advise more than hundred 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 made its name in the capacity of a qualified provider of comprehensive legal service. Combination of scrupulous approach and customer-centred orientation in the means of rendering legal assistance enables the firm to individualize a wide range of its services for the business of every certain client.
Gramatskiy & Partners has for 16 years 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 — the team of professionals who stood at the outset of the firm and worked their way up from its foundation on the local and foreign legal service market and continue working for the benefit of the firm and of its honourable clients.
Our 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 characteristic features of the projects, developed by Gramatskiy & Partners: the firm bears responsibility for every memorandum and for every legal opinion, presented to the client. We structure and describe every legal procedure, as if the firm itself were to implement it in practice.
In addition Gramatskiy & Partners pay special attention to the guarantee of confidentiality of the projects which assist, as we understand the importance of information security for our clients.
We understand the great responsibility we bear with regard to every client and society as a whole; we adhere to high standards of legal profession and attorney ethics; we conceive attorneys and high-class professionals as the main advantage and merit of the firm and its clients — as the most valuable asset.
Our major mission is to defend client’s interests and introduce legal culture in society, striving for the supremacy of law in Ukraine.
Gryphon Investment Consulting Group
- +380 44 227 9212
- +380 44 227 0616
At Gryphon Investment Consulting Group we provide our clients with sound strategic advice on law, finances, and taxes. As a professional participant of the financial markets we offer a reliable support for investment projects and asset management. Whether a comprehensive representation is needed or an occasional advice our team of lawyers, certified auditors and analysts provides commercially viable and easily applicable solutions in financial management, tax planning and structuring of a business, restructuring of a business and debt, support of M&A transactions, risk management, financial fraud investigation, compliance and audit in a way that best meets both our clients’ needs and Ukraine’s constantly changing tax legislation. We provide services to the diverse clients ranging from the banks, financial institutions and insurance firms to manufacturing companies, retail chains, mobile operators, and agro-industrial businesses. We also advise state institutions and non-profit organizations.
ICF Legal Service
- +380 44 255 5767
ICF Legal Service is one of the country's most outstanding law companies in international tax planning and corporate restructuring spheres. Since its creation in 2004 the company has established a wide 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 in its sphere. It should be mentioned that the highest level of quality of services, understanding of client needs and concerted efforts by the team form 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 firm's most remarkable feature that enables it to be far ahead 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 of real estate deals;
- Registration of ships and yachts;
- Offshore due diligence and transaction support.
- Network of foreign partners, that enables us to solve issues of any degree of complexity in any jurisdiction and as soon as possible;
- Transparent pricing - the company does not practice hidden charges and sets out the price of its services;
- Innovative methods of information privacy protection at all stages of a 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, legal protection and safety.
ILF (INYURPOLIS Law Firm)
- +380 44 390 7777
- +380 44 253 4549
ILF operates on the Ukraine’s legal services market since 1994. The firm has regular offices in Kyiv and Kharkiv, as well as partner offices in the US, Poland, France, UK, Czech Republic and Cyprus. ILF permanently enters TOP-15 Ukrainian law firms and TOP-5 law firms in agro-industry. ILF is recognized to be No.1 in bad debt recovery and representation in the European Court of Human Rights. The firm is recommended for cooperation by the Embassies of Poland and Germany in Ukraine.
ILF served as a legal advisor to all the accomplished placements of stock by the Ukrainian companies at the NewConnect, which is an alternative trading platform of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and enjoys the status of an IPO partner of this capital market.
The firm’s team is comprised of more than 50 highly qualified lawyers, tax and investment advisors, as well as business consultants (in particular, in agricultural logistics, retail and infrastructure).
ILF associates are experts in the industry markets and are constantly monitoring changes in firm’s priority industries: Banking & Finance, Agriculture, IT & Development, Medicine & Pharmaceuticals, Green Energy & Efficiency, and Retail.
ILF main practice areas are:
- corporate law/M&A;
- securities, investments and capital markets;
- public-private partnership;
- land and real estate;
- labor and employment;
- intellectual property;
- litigation and ADR;
- bankruptcy and restructuring.
Languages: English, German, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian.
- +38 044 201 1066
IMG Partners Attorneys at Law was established in 2000 and since then successfully works at the legal services market of Ukraine with the aim of contributing to a worthy future for our country. Our company provides a full range of legal services including all aspects of doing business in Ukraine and abroad in the areas of: agrarian and land law, taxation, litigation, bankruptcy and restructuring, M&A, construction and real estate, commercial and corporate law, international and European law. While ensuring the highest level of services, our lawyers and attorneys provide the most efficient legal assistance in solving even the most complicated legal issues. The lawyers at IMG Partners focus on the needs of their clients, offering the most effective strategy for successful implementation of their business interests.
IMG Partners has significant experience in providing legal support to a range of leading national and foreign companies. Investment funds, development companies, public organizations are among our clients.
There is a range of effective tools at our disposal, namely own assets management company and cooperation with partner companies of favourable jurisdictions which enable us to provide clients with the services of tax planning. Furthermore, effective business relations with local and state authorities, a range of Ukrainian diplomatic and trade missions abroad and foreign missions in Ukraine help us to interact fruitfully when our clients are interested in entering foreign markets. We also provide a complete service package to support foreign investors on the Ukrainian market.
The team of IMG Partners provided legal support and guidance of projects which were included into such ratings as The 55 largest public agreements of Ukraine and The 50 major public litigation and arbitrage cases of Ukraine according to the rating research performed by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing and Publishing House Kommersant. Lawyers of IMG Partners Attorneys at Law were awarded among the best 100 lawyers of Ukraine according to the annual research “Client’s choice”, which is annually conducted by Yurydychna Gazeta.
Furthermore, IMG Partners became a finalist in the nomination “Legal firm of the year in taxation” in the framework of Legal Awards 2013 by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing and was recommended as an expert in the field of tax law in Ukraine by Global Law Experts. IMG Partners was also recognized as one of the best law companies of Ukraine according to the TOP 50 law firms of Ukraine annual research.
A thorough understanding of the business interests of clients, features of legislation and “mentality” of the Ukrainian legal system and business enable us to protect our clients from undesirable problems and risks, to be a reliable guide for business ideas in the legal field. We provide high-quality legal services, share European values and stand for doing business in accordance with European rules and standards.
- +380 (048) 233 7528
- +380 (048) 233 7529
Interlegal is the recognized law firm with the 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 crystalized from our 20 years’ experience:
- Transport & Logistics
- Ports & Terminals
- International Trade
- Investment & Transactions
- Litigation & Arbitration.
Within a 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.
Among our clients are all participants of the transportation process: 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 future, in 2013 the firm grew up 25% enriched by young perspective lawyers. The firm was the first in Ukraine who implemented Hybrid management system.
Continuously developing legal practice in Shipping and International trade in Black Sea region we opened the office in Istanbul, Turkey, where a new partner of Interlegal, Mehmet Dogu, leads the practice.
The annual research of legal service market “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” in 2012-2014 has determined Interlegal as one of the leading companies dealing with maritime, transport and infrastructure. Arthur Nitsevych, Artem Skorobogatov were named as leading individuals and Nikolay Melnykov as one of the best expert practicing in maritime law and yachting. Interlegal is the organizer of the conferences and seminars like Maritime Days in Odessa, Protection of Shipowners’ Interests (Saint Petersburg), Actual Issues of Yachting in Ukraine (Kiev), seminar for forwarders Multimodal Carriages, Risks and Liabilities of the Parties, Liability for cargo transshipments in the ports, etc. Interlegal is a member and partner of the international associations such as: FOSFA, European Maritime Law Organization (EMLO), the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), the German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA), the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), the International Bar Association (IBA), International Multimodal Transport Association (IMMTA), AIJA, UZT, WISTA, the Nautical Institute of Ukraine.
International Legal Center EUCON
- +380 44 238 0944
- +380 44 238 0413
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 providing 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 caused the structure of the Center, which includes the attorneys sector, audit sector, tax sector and sector of scientific advisers who together find not only effective but also competent decisions.
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.
According to the annual research of Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing and Kommersant Ukraine, International Legal Center EUCON has permanently been part of TOP-50 leading law firms in Ukraine since 2010.
In 2013 the firm became a laureate of Legal Awards of the Year in Law Firm — Breakthrough of the Year nomination. Yaroslav Romanchuk, managing partner, was named among the 5 finalists in the following nominations: The best tax lawyer and The best partner of a law firm. Moreover, in 2013 International Legal Center EUCON became a finalist in The Law Firm of the Year in the Taxation Sphere nomination.
It was in 2013 that for the very first time International Legal Center EUCON took part in the independent rating The Legal 500: EMEA and was ranked second as the best law firm specializing in taxation.
In view of the current trends in tax policies, the International Legal Center EUCON has established a separate transfer pricing practice and engaged lawyers in addition to auditors and assessors. Thus, our clients receive a full range of services in this area — starting from development of internal policies and documentation to protection of interests in the process of contesting decisions.
International Legal Center EUCON and the International Audit Union established and operate the Transfer Pricing School attended by managers of accounting and financial divisions.
- +380 44 362 0189,
+380 44 393 4012,
+380 44 240 2328
Patent Law Company IPStyle focuses on intellectual property projects. For more than 6 years now the company helps clients to protect their creations and inventions. It has in-depth experience in all aspects of IP law and is well-known on the Ukrainian market as a trustful legal adviser on IP projects related to trademarks registration, renewal, transferring trademarks rights, copyright registration, copyright agreements, patenting of innovations, utility models, protection of IP rights, pre-trial and court representation of interests, IP consulting, IP assessment as well as patent protection.
In the years of its work, the company has managed to acquire an excellent reputation on the Ukrainian and international markets of IP consulting services due to our high responsibility and professionalism. Our clients include well-known brands such as Confectionery corporation Roshen (Ukraine), Danone (Ukraine), Headhunter Ukraine, Chint Electrics Co (China), Videnski Bulochki (Ukraine), Delta Bank (Ukraine), Insurance Company Uniqa (Ukraine).
- +380 44 223 3847
Juscutum Attorneys Association was designed to provide legal support to innovative businesses domestically and internationally. Being a classical law firm with a full range of legal services (dispute resolution, corporate law, tax law, criminal law and legal security), Juscutum also has unique industry specializations: IT, media, sports and restaurants.
The firm’s attorneys have top law firm experience and offer that same level of service at more reasonable prices.
Here are some of the companies that believe Juscutum provides excellent legal services: Ciklum, Inline Group, Innovecs, Jelastic, Camo IT, Liga, Eurasia, SportLife, Miratech.
Juscutum is the only law firm in Ukraine to specialize in IT law from its first days. The firm is very active in developing industry-specific draft legislation. The firm’s legislative efforts span from the prohibition of the seizure of servers during police dawn raids (the aim is to enable the development of cloud storage services in Ukraine), to alternative models of monetizing content on the Internet, to the promotion of the government’s support and use of free and open source software, to an alternative copyright model in general.
Juscutum is well known for its cooperation with the popular EX.UA file hosting service. In February 2012 the firm successfully represented EX.UA during police dawn raids and continues to provide EX.UA with a broad range of legal services to this day.
Juscutum is a legal partner of the Global Technology Foundation (GTF) and startup incubator WannaBiz. In 2013 the firm has been included in the Top 5 law firms in Intellectual Property Law according to Yuridicheskaya Practika.
As a responsible member of the legal community, Juscutum is active on the pro bono scene and has provided no-charge legal assistance for the Gryshko National Botanical Garden, the Taras Shevchenko National Museum, the Technical University Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, the Red Cross Society of Ukraine and other non-profit organizations. Juscutum is also a legal partner of the annual jazz festival JazzBez.
- +380 44 490 7197
- +380 44 492 8859
Konnov & Sozanovsky
- +380 (0) 44 490 5400
- +380 (0) 44 490 5490
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 and 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 highly 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 from all over the world. This allows 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 is ranked among the top Ukrainian law firms in accordance with annual surveys by Yuridicheskaya Practika Weekly in 1997-2013. It was also named Law Firm of the Year in the field of IP according to the Ukrainian Legal Awards 2007-2009 and to this day is considered one of the best companies in the IP field.
The firm is recognized by major international legal surveys such as PLC Which Lawyer?, IFLR 1000, Legal 500 and Chambers Global. Specifically, the Chambers Global and Chambers Europe publications recommend Konnov & Sozanovsky in the IP field. According to the Legal 500 publication Konnov & Sozanovsky is recommended among 1st tier law firms in the sphere of IP as well as among 2nd tier law firms in the tax sphere. IFLR 1000 acknowledges the firm in the sphere of M&A. Annual publications of PLC Which Lawyer? recommend the firm in IP, competition, corporate/M&A and private equity/venture capital.
Lavrynovych & Partners
- +380 44 494 2727
- +380 44 492 9997
Based in Kiev, Odessa and Chicago, Lavrynovych & Partners law firm advises companies from over 30 countries. Nearly half of the firm’s clients are international companies, including multinational corporations listed in the Fortune Global 500.
Founded in 2004, the firm provides full range of legal services thanks to more than 35 committed professionals, staffed in Ukraine and the USA.
The practical and sound advice we offer to our clients is a result of teamwork of our expert lawyers. This approach is acknowledged by World’s Top 10 law firms who choose us to be their local partner in supporting large scale cross-border and multibillion transactions in Ukraine.
Our commitment to internationally recognized professional standards, as well as our efforts in being at the very top of our profession, results in highly valuable clients satisfaction and in external recognition we gain internationally and locally.
Being a Top 10 Ukrainian law firm for many years, Lavrynovych & Partners is continuously recognized as one of Ukraine’s leading law firms by all internationally acclaimed legal rankings, including Legal 500, IFLR1000, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, World Tax, Best Lawyers, World Trademark Review 1000 and other professional directories.
Among the many major international awards the firm has received for its projects are: ILO Client Choice Awards 2012, The Clients Choice. TOP-100 Best Lawyers in Ukraine, Capital Finance International Legal Awards 2013, Deal Makers Law Awards 2012, Finance Monthly Global Awards 2012, Acquisition International Legal Awards 2012.
Managing partner: Maksym Lavrynovych
Partners: Iryna Marushko, Stanislav Skrypnyck
Associate partners: Olena Zubchenko, Andriy Moroz
Number of lawyers: 35
Languages: English, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian.
Law Offices of OMP
- +380 44 391 3001
- +380 44 391 3002
Law Offices of OMP, founded in 2007, is now the most dynamically developing law firm in Ukraine. The law firm of OMP provides legal assistance to both domestic and international clients. Our team of 45 lawyers offers a full range of legal services, from complex capital market transactions to land disputes and international tax planning. Our practice areas include, inter alia, farm law, real estate and construction law, tax planning, pharmaceutical law, banking and finance law and antimonopoly regulation.
We build lasting relationships with our clients. Our goal is to guide them through the changes in the regulatory landscape of Ukraine. We help our clients to understand the business and legal environment of the country and be successful in it. Our business is shaped by the people and companies we work with. Clients come from different countries and industries. We work with half of the globe and always find a common language as our lawyers are fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, English, German and French.
Our law firm has a global mind but a Ukrainian heart. Our aim is to build the largest national law firm with strong international expertise and global ambitions. Our services include coordination of transnational projects involving several jurisdictions. The network of partner law firms available to our clients includes both leading international law firms and small legal practices from all over Europe, the US, Israel and former USSR.
We work actively with different government and non-government organizations, including the State Commission on Securities and Stock Exchange, State Tax Administration of Ukraine, the National Bank of Ukraine, the Parliament of Ukraine and the Association of Tax Consultants. Our lawyers are often invited to work or opine on draft laws and regulations.
LawWhales, Attorneys Association
- +380 44 590 5842
- +380 44 590 5831
LawWhales is a cohesive team of professionalsproviding high quality legal services for entrepreneurs both in Ukraine and abroad. Having successfully combined great practical experience and innovative approach, often at the intersection of several branches of law and jurisdictions, we are confident that we can always provide our clients with the best possible solutions and competent legal support of any projects regardless of their complexity.
Our law firm provides legal services in many areas such as banking and finance law, antitrust (competition) law, land law, foreign jurisdictions and assets structuring, intellectual property, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, customs law, international financing and foreign investments, real estate and construction, tax law, interaction with law-enforcement and regulatory bodies, debt restructuring and bankruptcy, court practice and mediation, labor law, as well as provision of complex legal support for companies at an on-retainer basis.
Detection and effective risk management, outcome orientation, integrity, strategic thinking and high standards in the rendering of legal services are our main priorities in our work with clients.
We have a deep understanding that every project we are entrusted with is a unique one; hence, we strive to provide our clients with legal support in the shortest possible time. With this aim in mind we have established representation offices of LawWhales in the main regional centers of Ukraine, provided a translation center and established a broad network of contacts with foreign partners engaged in similar law practice in the UK, USA, Austria, Germany, Monaco, Hong Kong, Poland, Cyprus, BVI, Cayman Islands and other jurisdictions.
We believe that our clients deserve only the highest quality of legal services. Therefore, the lawyers of LawWhales work constantly on updating their knowledge base, finding new innovative solutions and professional development. We get regularly involved in professional events (forums, round tables, conferences), both as participants and as speakers, and the total number of research and practice papers written by our team members exceeds 150 publications on professional issues. In addition to the Ukrainian language, we also communicate with our clients in English, German, Polish and Russian.
Lexwell & Partners
- +380 44 496 2655
+380 44 496 2656
+380 44 496 2657
- +380 44 496 2658
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. The firm is a value-driven law firm guided by the principles of providing the highest standards of service, with not only an excellent reputation but an individual approach to every single client.
Lexwell & Partners is extremely experienced in mergers and acquisitions, investment, corporate, and litigation practices. Thus, the firm has handled acquisitions by Evraz and its affiliates of the Ukrainian metals and mining assets (YuGOK, Dnepropetrovsk Metallurgical Plant named after Petrovsky (DMZ named after Petrovsky), Sukhaya Balka, Bagleykoks, Dneprokoks, Dneprodzerzhinsky Coking Plant (Dneprodzerzhinsky KXZ) amounting about USD 3 billion, acquisition by international cement holding CRH a variety of Ukrainian assets, including Podolskiy, Odessa and Nikolaev cement plants, granite quarries and concrete plants, and their further modernization for a total of over USD 500 million, advising on litigation in the High Court of Justice in London on the assets of Ferrexpo (Poltava GOK), a top 500 LSE listed company with more than USD 1 billion market capitalisation, representation in USD 100 million National Oil & Gas Company litigations, representing interests of East Metals in the course of arbitration as per USD 50 million dispute, etc.
The firm is widely recognised as one of the most reputable Ukrainian law firm. Professional level of its lawyers is highly ranked in legal market researches by Ukrainian Law Firms, LexQuorum, The Legal 500, Kyiv Post, Yuridicheskaya Practika and others. Thus, since the moment of Lexwell & Partners foundation and years afterwards (2005 — 2012), the leading Ukrainian legal periodical, Yuridicheskaya Practika, listed the firm among Top 5 Ukrainian Law Firms ranked by revenue per lawyer. In 2008, Lexwell & Partners 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). In 2013, among top 10 cross-border M&A transactions in Ukraine for 2011-2013 published by Forbes, 20% of transactions were handled by Lexwell & Partners lawyers. Also, the firm’s M&A experience was recognized in the Legal 500, while Kyiv Post listed Andriy Kolupaev, partner, among the Top 5 Lawyers in Ukraine.
Lexwell & Partners key clients are multinational and leading national companies, including Bridgestone, CRH, DuPont, Evraz Group, Honda, ING, Marubeni Corporation, Pfizer, Subaru, Sumitomo Corporation, Toyota, VS Energy Group, and many others.
Misechko & Partners
- +380 44 279 3943
- +380 44 287 5480
Misechko & Partners is a Ukrainian law firm providing its clients with a full range of professional legal and consulting services.
During several years of steady work at the national market the firm gained a reputation and won trust of clients mainly due to the experienced and professional attorneys, who possess thorough knowledge, high intelligence and vast experience.
Rather small team allows us to offer the most efficient and effective legal solutions within the shortest terms, as well as to pay maximum attention to each firm’s client on every stage of the project. Such approach combined with use of plain language, transparent working process and short response time help us to build long-term and trusting relationships with all clients of Misechko & Partners law firm.
Unlike number of lawyers with narrow specialization, our firm’s professionals have impressive experience in several areas of law, industries and sectors of economy. This allows the firm’s attorneys to lead projects from the very beginning to the final stage without involvement of other professionals. Misechko & Partners provides legal services in such areas of law:
- antitrust and competition law;
- banking and finance;
- corporate law and securities;
- intellectual property;
- land law and real estate;
- sports law;
- tax law;
- transport law.
Our attorneys speak English, Ukrainian and Russian, they handle projects in Kiev and other regions of Ukraine, as well as collaborate with a number of foreign law firms. It helps Misechko & Partners to advise legal entities and private individuals not only from Ukraine, but from different countries.
- +380 44 359 0305
+380 44 359 0306
- +38 044 359 0305
Pakharenko & Partners
- +380 44 593 9693
- +380 44 451 4048
Pakharenko & Partners was established in 1992 and is one of the leading players among intellectual property and law firms in Central Europe with offices in Kiev, Ukraine, and London, UK.
Main Areas of Practice:
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Protection and Enforcement; Anti-Counterfeiting & Anti-Piracy; Corporate & Commercial Law; Advertising & Media Law; Pharmaceutical Law; Competition Law; Commercial and IP Litigation.
The firm provides full IP service coverage to develop successful protection and enforcement strategies for our clients, covering the development of IP portfolio; acquisition and commercialization of IPRs; assistance in conducting market research and market monitoring; and management and enforcement of IPRs at national and international level. Pakharenko & Partners deal with all intellectual property assets, including patents (inventions and utility models), designs, trademarks and geographical indications, domain names, copyright and related rights and plant breeders’ rights.
Being at the heart of both domestic and international intellectual property regime developments strengthens the firm’s ability to keep its clients continuously updated regarding any changes affecting their intellectual property rights. The firm is dedicated to the principle of developing an effective IP system which allows businesses from all over the world to reap the rewards of their intellectual property assets. The company has assisted in the drafting of intellectual property legislation and now continues to act as advisors to a range of government agencies.
The firm’s lawyers have been involved in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy activities since the implementation of the relevant provisions of Ukrainian law on IPR enforcement. Pakharenko & Partners is a member of several international anti-counterfeiting organisations and is one of the founders of the Ukraine Alliance against Counterfeiting and Piracy (UAACP), a national anti-counterfeiting coalition aimed at increasing the effectiveness of intellectual property rights holders in the campaign against the trade in fake goods in Ukraine and in international commerce with Ukraine.
The company’s services in this field cover: registration of IPRs in the customs register and representation of clients following customs seizures; investigation of infringements; trap purchases; sending warning letters and notices to infringers; drafting and filing applications to the police in order to initiate criminal actions and cooperation with the police in preparation for raids; legal counseling on anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy measures and developing anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy strategies; and finally representation in courts in criminal and civil cases brought against counterfeiters.
The firm’s lawyers cooperate closely with the Ukrainian Customs Service in sharing information, coordinating actions, training customs officers and raising awareness of the best practices in combating counterfeiting and piracy.
Association Memberships: AIPPI, INTA, FICPI, LES, MARQUES, PTMG, IACC, ICC Ukraine and CIOPORA.
- +380 44 289 3355
- +380 44 287 4262
PETO?EVI? specializes in IP services throughout the region commonly referred to as Eastern Europe, nowadays a mix of EU jurisdictions, CIS countries and other former Yugoslavian and USSR countries.
Our team of over 120 people works in 15 offices - Albania, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo (UNSCR 1244), Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovenia, and Ukraine. The network’s governing entity is in Luxembourg.
In total we cover more than 30 jurisdictions in Central and Eastern Europe, as we also work through affiliated offices in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Slovak Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
PETO?EVI? established an office in Kiev, Ukraine in April 2010, which is primarily responsible for IP matters in Ukraine and the former USSR countries.
The strengths of our office in Ukraine are: patent and trademark prosecution, representing international clients in trademark contentious proceedings, and managing trademark portfolios and enforcement matters of multinational corporations in the former USSR countries.
In addition, the Kiev office team, which includes seven IP attorneys, two paralegals and one administrative assistant, successfully tackles complex prosecution, enforcement, and litigation matters.
According to clients, our Ukrainian team is attentive, quick to respond, available and does impressive work. Their feedback was published in this year’s edition of the World Trademark Review’s 1000 Rankings in which PETO?EVI? Ukraine was ranked in the Silver tier.
Dina Peto?evi?, the Kiev office director, has more than ten years of experience in intellectual property protection. She has been leading the Kiev team since the beginning, hiring IP professionals who are experts for the former USSR countries, with a western approach to business practices that clients highly appreciate.
Prove Group Law Company
- +380 44 225 5510
Law Company Prove Group entered legal market as boutique firm showing dynamic growth, unifying specialists in different law fields, and providing services to leading national companies, local and international investors as well as to well-known figures in business and political circles. Main activity directions include such practices of law as tax, customs, criminal proceeding, and other fields of private and commercial law.
We believe that background matters. Our internal value is a team and profundity of its competence. Heads of the practices are attorneys with more than 15 years of professional experience.
LC Prove Group employees who work within the scope of tax practice are proud of background gained through the Ministry of Revenue and Duties. They are the ones having conducted experiment on implementing mediation to tax disputes in local economy reality. Moreover, during last four years our specialists have been actively participating in legislation drafting.
Implementation, applying of judicial and tax doctrines within compliance and custody and, as a result, formation of court practice compose an achievement of our team members as well.
Here are the main ones among directions of LC Prove Group activities:
- Providing individual protection for heads (owners) of the enterprises within criminal proceedings.
- Providing assertion for business with regard to regulatory authorities, primarily, fiscal and law enforcement.
- Mediation services including disputes against state authorities.
- Protection of honor, dignity and business reputation.
- Provision of lobbing activity by means of preparing draft laws and their supervision within executive and legislative authorities.
Being represented by Prove Group Law Company, any business is about to find a reliable partner and professional adviser.
- +38 044 361 8085
- +38 044 254 2176
SAFIR Consulting Group is a dynamically developing Ukrainian law firm which specializes in the legal maintenance and protection of business, establishing complicated transactions and business projects, up to auditing and developing foreign economic activity schemes.
Leading practices at the beginning of the firm’s existence were tax law, litigation, construction and real estate. Nowadays the firm specializes in the settlement of issues practically in any field of law which is mentioned during the planning, registration, development and reorganization of the enterprises.
The firm’s experts follow innovations and changes in area of their specializations, which enable the most economic and safe models of establishment and setting up of business.
This point, in combination with an individual approach and attention to detail of each separate task, allowed SAFIR Consulting Group to earn an excellent reputation on the market of innovative legal solutions. The proof is that the firm has not lost a single judicial dispute.
Therefore, the lawyers of SAFIR Consulting Group solve the majority of issues and disputes at the pre-judicial trial stage, and for new projects — at the development scheme of establishing the business.
Unique experience in taxation, continuous professional growth and creativity enable the firm’s specialists to provide competent decisions on a broad range of activities.
We appreciate the trust of our clients and are able to provide them with services of the highest level, combined with professionalism, modern technologies and an example of Western colleagues.
- +380 44 499 6000
- +380 44 499 6250
Sayenko Kharenko is Ukraine’s leading law firm with an internationally oriented full-service practice and a Ukrainian law representative office in London.
In 2013, Sayenko Kharenko collected the national Law Firm of the Year Award three times, having been recognized Ukraine’s best team both by IFLR European Awards 2013, Who’s Who Legal Awards 2013, and Yuridicheskaya Practika Legal Awards 2013. The firm remains the unrivaled leader in Ukraine by project volume, and has been named No.1 in terms of the number of the largest projects in Ukraine for nine years in a row, according to Top 50 Law Firms research by Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing.
The firm specializes in complex cross-border and local transactions and regularly handles the largest and most innovative projects in the areas of:
— Banking and finance
— Capital markets
— Corporate and M&A
— Debt restructuring
— Government relations
— Investment projects
— International arbitration
— International trade
— Labor and employment
— Real estate
— White-collar crime.
About its International Arbitration Practice Group
It advises clients on all aspects of international arbitration, starting from pre-dispute stage to post-award stage of enforcing final arbitral awards.
The firm’s arbitration lawyers have deep insight into the arbitral proceedings built on their experience of serving as arbitrators, legal counsel and experts. The team handled over 80 arbitrations under a variety of arbitration rules covering all major spheres of international business.
- +380 44 391 6317
- +380 44 391 6319
SDM Partners is established and carries out its business in full accordance with international standards for rendering legal services. We provide the full package of legal services required for doing business in Ukraine.
Our main areas of practice are: corporate / M&A, commercial, antitrust, tax, intellectual property, corporate finance, construction and real estate, banking and finance, capital markets, compliance, employment and immigration, dispute resolution, arbitration / litigation, subsoil use.
The firm’s personnel are represented by highly qualified experts in law who have solid and successful professional experience with international law firms and multinational companies. Every single one of our lawyers is an expert specializing in one or several fields of law and possessing a large and successful law practice. Many of our key lawyers have been working together for more than 15 years. That’s why our client can be sure that they are served by the company at the same quality level as would be the case with top international law firms.
SDM Partners is located in Kiev. At the same time, we’ve established an expanded and reliable regional network of partners to provide our client with qualified legal services in all regions throughout Ukraine. Moreover, as a local counsel SDM Partners cooperates with numerous law firms in CIS countries, Western Europe and the USA.
Sokolovskyi & Partners
- +380 44 495 1928
- +380 44 275 6799
Sokolovskyi and Partners Law Firm has been working on the Ukrainian market since 1999. Among the main practices of Sokolovskyi and Partners Law Firm are taxation and dealing with problem assets. Sokolovskyi and Partners has a strong team of tax attorneys at law that can solve tax problems of the client at every stage: from tax planning to protection of businessmen rights during checks of controlling and law-enforcement bodies.
Clients of Sokolovskyi and Partners get the most optimal plan for dealing with problem assets as well as legal assistance in carrying out the necessary procedures - optimization of accounts payable and accounts receivable, debt recovery in a judicial proceeding, liquidation (bankruptcy) of enterprises, pre-judicial recovery.
The attorneys at law of Sokolovskyi and Partners has been providing legal assistance in customs law, criminal defence in the area of economic crimes, corporate law, intellectual and employment law, M&A, due diligence.
According to the results of Ukrainian contest ‘Legal Award’ conducted by the Ukrainian Yuridicheskaya Praktika newspaper our company has been among the top five law firms in Ukraine in the field of taxation five times running (2010-2014). Moreover, Sokolovskyi and Partners has become one of the top five law firms of the year dealing with problem assets of enterprises in 2012, 2013.
Sokolovskyi and Partners was in the global rating of the Ukrainian Yuridicheskaya Praktika newspaper ‘50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine’ from 2006 to 2012.
Legal guide the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2014, one of the most authoritative researches of legal markets in the world, has recommended Sokolovskyi and Partners Law Firm as the second tier firm in the field of taxation.
Synergy Patent Law Agency
- +380 44 331 6546
- +380 44 278 7416
Patent Law Agency SYNERGY is a creative, professional and experienced team of patent attorneys, advocates, lawyers and experts in the field of intellectual property.
The history of Agency started in the year 2005. Initially, it was founded by the practicing lawyers and patent attorneys: Viktoriya Ostapchuk, Alina Seroshtan and Anna Kravchuk. Under their well-coordinated direction the Agency strengthened its positions and significantly expanded the range of services offered.
SYNERGY provides the full legal support of client’s intellectual and creative achievements – from the registration of intellectual property item to the development of rights protection strategy based on recent trends in enforcement practices.
The team of the patent attorneys, advocates and lawyers assists in solving the following issues:
- conduct of legal audit of intellectual property items with the subsequent development of models for their protection, provision of legal opinions on the creation of IP portfolio;
- registration of actions concerning intellectual property items and relevant operations in Ukraine and abroad;
- development of contractual models with the intellectual property, drafting assignment agreements, license, franchise agreements;
- tax advice on transactions in the field of intellectual property;
- construction of strategies to protect the rights and interests of clients concerning the intellectual property items, representation of clients in courts, Antimonopoly Committee, internal affairs agencies, customs and other government agencies;
- legal support of IT- and Internet projects.
Being closely related to business community and IT-society, the Agency is a member of the European Business Association (EBA), the Association of Information Technology Enterprises of Ukraine (APITU). The lawyers and advocates are actively involved in the activities of the Association of Lawyers of Ukraine, Ukrainian Advocates’ Association, All-Ukrainian Association of Patent Attorneys as their members. Being fully engaged in the activity of associations experts are constantly in touch with recent trends, practices, and changes in legislation.
Achievements of the Agency are more than 1700 registered trademarks, about 200 successful trademarks purchase and sale transactions, experience in protecting the interests in the Appeals Chamber of intellectual property, courts, customs, more than 250 contracts developed for individual models of work with intellectual property.
Clients: Rozetka.ua, Wargaming LLP, Zakaz.ua, 1C Bitrix Ukraine, WDS, Axor Group, Tavr Media, Integralbank, Real Bank, LeBoutique, Be First marketing school, Knaipa Pro Group, Financial English Business School, Onix-Soft, IQ Taxi, SK Tuote OY, VIVO, Prostoprint, Dunapack Ukraina, Kimiko, Pesto Café, BEER FISH, Omni Optic, Onlyprint, Oxford School, RBC, Arcada, UDC Liсensing Agency, Benish GPS Ukraine, Acibadem, Mobilochka, Favorit, Concern GALNAFTOGAZ, YARMAK MUSIC, A.R.Music, ENERGOBANK, Ukrainskaya Pravda, IDEA BANK, Ukrainian public organization Road Safety Association.
Syutkin & Partners
- +380 44 383 0000
Ukrainian Legal Group, L.L.C.
- +380 44 207 1060
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group (ULG) is a full-service law firm based in Kiev and Washington D.C. that provides comprehensive legal support to international corporate clients doing business in Ukraine and other CIS countries. ULG also frequently serves as a local counsel to international law firms. We are able to deliver effective, timely and practical legal services because of the high skills and experience of our attorneys, gained as a result of practicing law and helping to shape legal developments in Ukraine. ULG advises on general corporate matters with special expertise in the areas of antimonopoly regulation, intellectual property protection, unfair competition, energy and upstream oil and gas. ULG participates in many professional organizations, including the U.S. — Ukraine Business Council in Washington D.C., the European Business Association and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, as well as in international legal networks including Lawyers Associated Worldwide, IBA and others. We organize the CIS Local Counsel Forum annually, a meeting of managing partners of top law firms from the CIS region with the participation of partners from leading international law firms (www.rulg.com/cisforum). In 2009, ULG became a founding member of the CIS Leading Counsel Network (LCN) and currently holds its rotating chairmanship. Our principal attorneys are Victor Kovalenko LL.M., Dr. Irina Paliashvili LL.M., and Alena Vasilenko. Detailed information about Ukrainian Legal Group is available at www.rulg.com.
Vasil Kisil & Partners
- + 380 44 581 7777
- + 380 44 581 7770
Through the relentless focus on client success, our team delivers integrated legal solutions to complex business issues. We do this by actively listening to our clients and understanding their needs, their business and their industry.
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.
We have a history of taking bold steps — from building one of Ukraine’s first independent law firm models to incorporating an integrated structure — to better serving our clients. Our approach creates a united, client-focused team that takes advantage of our size and scale, and frees our lawyers to do what they do best: delivering customized legal services that help to attain goals.
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 serve 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 has an impressive track record of successfully completed M&A transactions in the financial sector, handling all transaction related matters (regulatory, tax, etc.). Our practitioners advised on a wide range of instruments intended for funds’ raising in local and international capital markets, constantly implementing innovations and new trends applied in domestic and cross-border deals.
Operating on the Ukrainian market since 1992, Vasil Kisil & Partners is regarded as a reliable and competent advisor by the following world-known companies: EBRD, European Commission, BNP Paribas, UniCredit Group, Crédit Agricole Group, SEB Group, Swedbank AB, Standard Charted Bank, Delta Bank, Fidobank, Prominvestbank, Russian Standard Bank, OTP Group, IKB Deutsche Industriebank, ING Bank N.V., VTB Capital Investment Bank, System Capital Management Moody’s, Fitch Ratings, RCI Insurance Company, Axis Insurance Company, Trust & Guarantee Insurance Company, Alpcot Agro, Africa-Israel Group, FESCO, Astellas Pharma, BASF, Bayer Consumer, British American Tobacco, Central European Media Enterprises, Coca Cola, Danone, Dell Inc., Du Pont, Energy Standard Group, Eurosport, Google, LG Electronics, Leroy Merlin Ukraine, Lukoil, Metso Automation Oy, Moody’s, Mott MacDonald Limited, NCH Capital, Novacke chemicke zavody, Opel, Philips, Pioneer, Red Bull, St. Sophia Homes, etc.
- +380 44 581 1633
- +380 44 581 1533
Ukrainian Law firm VB PARTNERS was founded in 2005. During its existence, the team has won the reputation of highly qualified specialists in various areas of law.
The firm provides comprehensive legal assistance and business consulting services to national and foreign investors all over Ukraine.
During the last 8 years VB PARTNERS has gained deep expertise in such areas as Corporate, M&A, Litigation, White-Collar Crime, Taxation, Competition and Antitrust, Investments and Real Estate.
VB PARTNERS is considerably good at banking, retail, real estate and construction, investments, media & entertainment, tobacco, alcohol, metallurgy, energy and national resources sectors.
The firm provides effective and accurate legal advice regarding:
— Full legal assistance to foreign investors on the territory of Ukraine;
— Litigation and arbitration;
— Legal representation at state authorities;
— Disputes with the state concerning taxation, antimonopoly and customs legislation;
— Protection of property (corporate, investment and privatization disputes, protection and recovery of penalty on real estate, securities and other assets);
— Comprehensive legal assistance to the energy, oil and gas industries;
— Qualified legal representation in criminal cases, etc.
Within the last three years, VB PARTNERS has been in the TOP 50 of the best domestic law firms in Ukraine. The partners of VB PARTNERS are consistently placed in the list of leading Ukrainian specialists of the country’s legal market by the most authoritative international and Ukrainian market reviews.
Confidentiality compliance, trustworthiness and immediate response to clients’ challenges and demands constitute an integral part of the firm’s operating philosophy.
We are proud to be described as an effective and dynamic law firm.
Volkov & Partners
- +380 44 207 0270
- +380 44 207 0272
Volkov & Partners law firm was founded in February 2005. The firm has gained a deserved reputation for providing comprehensive and efficient legal services. It combines high standards of efficiency in legal services and management with a professional, modern approach based on flexibility and extensive client care.
Volkov & Partners has considerable experience in the successful, long-term representation of many international brand name corporations, promoting and protecting their interests in Ukraine as well as the interests of Ukrainian companies both inside and outside Ukraine. The firm aims to achieve its ambitious goals through sustained investment in managing knowledge and information, and by creating a working culture that enables its employees to offer consistently high standards of client service. The size and development philosophy of the practice allow the firm to maintain excellent relationships with clients, while ensuring they have access to the most effective legal advice and profound expertise. All the firm’s partners and associates aim to be innovative and provide the most effective solutions to problems that transcend the traditional boundaries of legal practice.
Volkov & Partners’ main areas of practice are dispute resolution, corporate and M&A, international trade law, agribusiness, taxation, antitrust & competition law, banking & finance, energy & natural resources, intellectual property, land and real estate, aviation, labor, white-collar crime.
The main clients include Nibulon, Samsung Electronics, McDonald’s Ukraine, Cargill International, Amway, Global Logic, Alfred C. Toepfer, Vitalmar Agro, Sisecam Group, AVA Spa, Huawei, Lenovo, KT&G Corporation, Red Bull Ukraine, Hankook Tire, Eaglemoss Editions, Embassy of Romania in Ukraine, Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters Association, Kiy Avia, Ukrainian Grain Association, Association Ukrcement.
Vox Legum Law Firm
- +380 44 279 1979,
+380 44 279 7976
Vox Legum Law Firm is an independent Ukrainian law firm, which focuses its practice on providing quality legal advice regarding antitrust and competition, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, environmental law, labor and family law, pharmaceutical law, real estate and land law, restructuring and bankruptcy, taxation issues, as well as on dispute resolution. Vox Legum Law Firm serves clients operating in agriculture, construction, financial services, food & beverages, IT & telecommunications, and pharmaceutical industries. At the seventh awards ceremony for the best lawyers in Ukraine — the Legal Award 2013, Vox Legum Law Firm was nominated for the final choice in the category of “Law Firm of the Year for the Revelation of the Year”.
Our team consists of competent lawyers and attorneys, who have experience of working for the biggest Ukrainian law firms and leading industry companies. Our lawyers have significant experience of representing interests of Ukrainian and foreign clients before courts, international arbitration institutions and government bodies; providing advice on taxation issues; legal support of investment activity; legal support of enforcement proceedings and forced sale of the property; obtaining various permits; as well as legal support of activity on medicines and medical devices market of Ukraine.
Despite the youth of Vox Legum Law Firm, our clients’ list already includes leading Ukrainian and international companies, as well as companies, which only started formation. We provide legal advice to the leading Ukrainian agricultural companies, developers, IT & telecommunication companies, pharmaceutical companies of various segments of market, retail companies, banks, insurance companies, investment funds, manufacturers and distributors of food & beverages, as well as to foreign investors.
- Antitrust and Competition
- Banking and Finance
- Corporate and M&A
- Dispute Resolution
- Environmental Law
- Labor and Family Law
- Pharmaceutical Law
- Real Estate and Land Law
- Restructuring and Bankruptcy
- Financial Services
- Food & Beverages
- IT & Telecommunications
Zavadetskyi Advocates Bureau
- +38 044 338 7045
- +38 050 416 9258
Advocate Zavadetskyi Bureau law firm was established in 2009 and is run by its founder Oleksandr Zavadetskyi. We advise and act in a broad range of dispute resolution, criminal and regulatory matters plus we have substantial experience in corporate finance and various business matters, in Ukraine and internationally.
We concentrate on resolution of complex cases and developing winning strategies, on structuring of domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions and on settlement of various issues with official authorities. We base our work on a result-oriented approach to clients’ needs.
We have successfully handled hundreds of litigation and ADR cases, represented companies and individuals in criminal proceedings, settled tax and other regulatory issues,
In the contractual area our experience includes virtually all products of Ukrainian banking sector from 1996 till today, as well as completion of numerous IPOs and private placements in London, Frankfurt, Vienna and Kiev, cross-border M&A transactions for leaders of Ukrainian industries and other notable investment projects, totaling over USD 5 billion.