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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution — Ukraine


Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Eminent practitioner Serhii Sviriba has a "very good reputation in the arbitration world," with commentators lauding him as "one of the leading individuals" and recognising his extensive experience in this field.

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi is a well-regarded figure in the arbitration community, with one source referring to him as a "stellar performer." He has a significant track record in international arbitration, with particular experience of advising on sports and energy disputes. He advised Spanish footballer Cristóbal Márquez Crespo on multiple disputes arising from the termination of his sports employment contract in Ukraine and related issues.

Market commentators distinguish Gleb Bialyi as a "very good litigator" who is especially active in the domestic litigation arena. He covers commercial and administrative proceedings, with particular experience of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations. He represented Avgust Crop Protection in an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of pesticides into the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Ilyashev & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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第一等

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Roman Marchenko is deemed by sources to be a "very well-known and experienced litigator" who is "a real asset in challenging cases." He is noted for his broad court litigation practice and also has significant experience in arbitration cases. One client highlights his "remarkable analytical skills combined with commercial insight." He represented SE Antonov in a number of local and international disputes.

Managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev has a long-standing reputation in the Ukrainian disputes arena, with one source referring to him as "someone you can rely on." He has an extensive track record in litigation mandates, recently advising FSC More in a USD240 million ECHR case arising out of the nationalisation of the company's assets in Crimea by the Russian Federation. One client states: "Mikhail developed a unique winning strategy for every case."

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Specialisations
Dispute resolution is one of the key areas at Ilyashev & Partners. We undertake dispute resolution relating to general commercial disputes as well as a whole range of specialist areas including: shareholder disputes, intellectual property (including patent and counterfeiting disputes); labor disputes; real estate disputes, insurance disputes, criminal defence, and many more. Our team has also recently acted on several major insolvencies that involved a significant dispute element.
We handle more than 500 cases a year, many of which are highly complex. Our leaders of the practice – Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko – are two of the best known practitioners in Ukraine in dispute resolution.

Recent work highlights

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm has been a leader in the litigation practice by the number of judicial and arbitration disputes in recent years: in 2016 the Firm provided legal advice in 25% of major public litigations and arbitrations. Many of which had a significant international element. 

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Arzinger - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

According to market commentators, Markian Malskyy is a "well-established name" in the Ukrainian market. His areas of focus include commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. One client appreciates that "he understands how the business works and therefore knows how to manage the case the best way."

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ENGARDE - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

According to interviewees, Irina Nazarova is a "solid" and renowned arbitration practitioner who is "very active in ICC cases." Her extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator spans disputes arising in the agriculture, financial services, telecoms and energy sectors. One source states: "She is very good at managing clients and takes a very personal approach."

Andriy Vyshnevsky is recognised as a "very experienced litigator who has been in the market for a long time." He has an extensive track record in a range of domestic disputes.

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ENGARDE’s dispute resolution department excels in cases ranging from domestic litigation to international arbitration, as well as investment arbitration and cross-border litigation. Chaired by two experienced partners – Irina Nazarova and Andriy Vyshnevsky – the department represents one of the brightest panels of legal experts in Ukraine.

ENGARDE’s portfolio of successful litigation cases includes, inter alia, defending interests of foreign investors in Ukraine before selling and while growing their business ventures in Ukraine. We have also developed an extensive expertise in defending our clients’ interests during shareholder disputes and in debt restructuring proceedings.

International arbitration practice is the hallmark of ENGARDE’s dispute resolution expertise. Here we act as counsels to parties and experts on Ukrainian law in different proceedings taking place in foreign arbitral forums. Most of the international arbitration cases that ENGARDE’s lawyers handle are connected to Ukraine. However, the firm’s international span is broad. We have taken part in cases with parties coming from all parts of Europe, and the Americas.

Besides domestic litigation and international arbitration, ENGARDE’s dispute resolution team offers clients protection in cross-border disputes. This line of practice is resonating with the developments of modern economies, which are getting increasingly interconnected.

Do turn to ENGARDE for support wherever you need trusted legal advisors!

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Sayenko Kharenko - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Tatyana Slipachuk enjoys a good reputation as "one of the most in-demand Ukrainian arbitrators" and also acts as counsel on large-scale arbitration proceedings and related litigation. Sources describe her as "very diligent" and praise her long-standing expertise in arbitration.

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Vasil Kisil & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Managing partner Andriy Stelmashchuk is distinguished for his significant track record in tax disputes, recently advising Sandvik on a number of cases against the Ukrainian tax authorities. He also has experience of real estate and general commercial litigation, with one client describing him as "business-oriented."

According to one market commentator, Oleg Makarov is a "respected lawyer with significant experience" in the litigation arena. He has an extensive track record in a range of national and international disputes. He advised Kyiv City Council in a dispute concerning the demolition of a building's upper floors, which were judged to have contravened planning regulations.

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In dispute resolution, we are the trusted attorneys and advisors of many major international and Ukrainian clients. We guard their interests in a wide range of disputes, from antimonopoly to tax, arising in various industries, from automotive to telecommunications. In addition to representing clients in disputes, we regularly advise on dispute-related risks in complex transactions.

The specific expertise we have accumulated during the 20 years of our dispute resolution practice, unique court precedents we set, knowledge of the local and international environment, as well as strong practical skills combined with solid theoretical background allow us to develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions in the most complex and challenging matters.

Understanding how our clients’ legal and even more so – business objectives affect a particular matter, we work proactively to reach specific commercial goals of those we represent.


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Aequo - Dispute Resolution Department

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Pavlo Byelousov has a growing reputation in domestic and international arbitration, with multiple sources referring to him as a "rising star." He covers commercial and investment arbitration and comes particularly recommended as an "expert in energy arbitration."

Market commentators recognise Oleksandr Mamunya for his track record in IP disputes, including litigation and out-of-court actions involving patents and trade marks. He also has experience of general commercial and IT disputes, recently advising Forbes Media on a number of proceedings concerning licensing and domain name issues.

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Kinstellar - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Kostiantyn Likarchuk maintains a broad disputes practice, encompassing commercial and administrative court cases and arbitrations. He is noted for his track record in cross-border litigation and stands out for his experience of shareholder disputes, with one source praising his strategic skills and "outstanding judgement." He assisted the supervisory board of Naftogaz of Ukraine with issues relating to an SCC arbitration initiated by Naftogaz and Gazprom.

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AGA Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Ivan Kasynyuk enters the rankings due to strong market recognition for his work, with interviewees describing him as an "active" figure who is also a "rising star." He is particularly known for his expertise in international commodities disputes and attracts praise for "never losing sight of the objective of serving the client's commercial interests." His recent work includes advising Kazansky Oil Extraction Plant on an USD8 million FOSFA arbitration concerning a contract for the delivery of goods.

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Arbitrade - Dispute Resolution Department

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Yuliya Chernykh has extensive experience in commercial and investment arbitration cases and attracts praise for her "systematic and in-depth" approach. Market commentators deem her to be a "well known" figure in the market and recognise her activities as an arbitrator.

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Asters - Dispute Resolution Department

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Dmytro Shemelin focuses on international arbitration matters and possesses particular experience of investment treaty arbitration mandates. His practice also covers cross-border debt enforcement.

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Avellum - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Popular choice for international corporates, banks and law firms seeking Ukrainian advice in litigation. Particularly known for banking and insolvency-related cases. Glib Bondar, Mykola Stetsenko and Vadim Medvedev are key contacts for clients.

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Current profile of AVELLUM’s dispute resolution practice comprises the most unique and complex cases. In 2016, AVELLUM was successful in the first ever Ukrainian litigation concerning enforcement of almost USD600 million claims under the Mriya Agro Holding Eurobonds against 68 Ukrainian suretyship providers. We are currently acting for LSE listed Ferrexpo Plc in the litigations between its subsidiaries and the Deposit Guarantee Fund concerning the claims in the amount of over UAH 4.2 billion. In 2016, our team was involved, as a Ukrainian law expert, in five landmark investment arbitrations brought by the Ukrainian investors against the Russian Federation concerning expropriation of their investments in Crimea. 

We have broad experience of representing international and local clients on recovery of debt and enforcement of security in Ukraine. Clients also highly praise our expertise in fraud investigations, replacement of hostile management and efficient asset tracing.

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Baker McKenzie - Dispute Resolution Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Focuses on litigation, advising clients in commercial, civil and administrative proceedings. Benefits from its extensive international network, and regularly advises clients on cross-border mandates. Practice head Ihor Siusel is a key contact.

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CMS - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Notable Ukrainian team of a respected global firm. Particularly experienced in international disputes. Well known for its strong energy disputes practice and acts on cross-border oil and gas cases. Senior partner Olexander Martinenko is a key contact.

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Integrites - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Olena Perepelynska moves up the rankings due to positive feedback and her work in a number of challenging instructions. She is well respected for her know-how in international arbitration, with recent experience of disputes in the natural resources, agribusiness and retail sectors. Sources praise her "strategic thinking and ability to find non-standard solutions in difficult situations."

Dmytro Marchukov joined the team from Avellum in January 2018. He is recognised for his experience in both international arbitration and cross-border litigation. "He is very measured and listens before he tells you what to do. He is very good at adapting to the precise question you are asking," a client says.

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LCF Law Group - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Solid team recognised for its active presence in the domestic litigation market. Strong track record in various financial disputes, including debt recovery matters and bankruptcy cases. Department heads Anna Ogrenchuk and Artem Stoyanov are key contacts.

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Senior Statesmen

Sergei A Voitovich

Grischenko & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Sergei Voitovich of Grischenko & Partners is a veteran arbitration lawyer with a wealth of experience in both commercial and investor-state proceedings. Sources attest that he is a "well-known figure" in this field and a "very solid" choice of counsel. He is increasingly active as an arbitrator.

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Eminent Practitioner

Vasil Kisil & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

According to one market commentator, Oleg Makarov is a "respected lawyer with significant experience" in the litigation arena. He has an extensive track record in a range of national and international disputes. He advised Kyiv City Council in a dispute concerning the demolition of a building's upper floors, which were judged to have contravened planning regulations.

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Eminent Practitioner

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Serhii Sviriba has a "very good reputation in the arbitration world," with commentators lauding him as "one of the leading individuals" and recognising his extensive experience in this field.

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Ilyashev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Roman Marchenko is deemed by sources to be a "very well-known and experienced litigator" who is "a real asset in challenging cases." He is noted for his broad court litigation practice and also has significant experience in arbitration cases. One client highlights his "remarkable analytical skills combined with commercial insight." He represented SE Antonov in a number of local and international disputes.

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ENGARDE

From the Chambers Global guide

According to interviewees, Irina Nazarova is a "solid" and renowned arbitration practitioner who is "very active in ICC cases." Her extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator spans disputes arising in the agriculture, financial services, telecoms and energy sectors. One source states: "She is very good at managing clients and takes a very personal approach."

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Tatyana Slipachuk

Sayenko Kharenko

From the Chambers Global guide

Tatyana Slipachuk enjoys a good reputation as "one of the most in-demand Ukrainian arbitrators" and also acts as counsel on large-scale arbitration proceedings and related litigation. Sources describe her as "very diligent" and praise her long-standing expertise in arbitration.

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Arbitrade

From the Chambers Global guide

Yuliya Chernykh has extensive experience in commercial and investment arbitration cases and attracts praise for her "systematic and in-depth" approach. Market commentators deem her to be a "well known" figure in the market and recognise her activities as an arbitrator.

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Ilyashev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev has a long-standing reputation in the Ukrainian disputes arena, with one source referring to him as "someone you can rely on." He has an extensive track record in litigation mandates, recently advising FSC More in a USD240 million ECHR case arising out of the nationalisation of the company's assets in Crimea by the Russian Federation. One client states: "Mikhail developed a unique winning strategy for every case."

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Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi is a well-regarded figure in the arbitration community, with one source referring to him as a "stellar performer." He has a significant track record in international arbitration, with particular experience of advising on sports and energy disputes. He advised Spanish footballer Cristóbal Márquez Crespo on multiple disputes arising from the termination of his sports employment contract in Ukraine and related issues.

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Band 3

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Market commentators distinguish Gleb Bialyi as a "very good litigator" who is especially active in the domestic litigation arena. He covers commercial and administrative proceedings, with particular experience of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations. He represented Avgust Crop Protection in an anti-dumping investigation concerning imports of pesticides into the Eurasian Economic Union.

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Kostiantyn Likarchuk

Kinstellar

From the Chambers Global guide

Kostiantyn Likarchuk maintains a broad disputes practice, encompassing commercial and administrative court cases and arbitrations. He is noted for his track record in cross-border litigation and stands out for his experience of shareholder disputes, with one source praising his strategic skills and "outstanding judgement." He assisted the supervisory board of Naftogaz of Ukraine with issues relating to an SCC arbitration initiated by Naftogaz and Gazprom.

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Arzinger

From the Chambers Global guide

According to market commentators, Markian Malskyy is a "well-established name" in the Ukrainian market. His areas of focus include commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. One client appreciates that "he understands how the business works and therefore knows how to manage the case the best way."

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Integrites

From the Chambers Global guide

Dmytro Marchukov joined the team from Avellum in January 2018. He is recognised for his experience in both international arbitration and cross-border litigation. "He is very measured and listens before he tells you what to do. He is very good at adapting to the precise question you are asking," a client says.  

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Olena Perepelynska

Integrites

From the Chambers Global guide

Olena Perepelynska moves up the rankings due to positive feedback and her work in a number of challenging instructions. She is well respected for her know-how in international arbitration, with recent experience of disputes in the natural resources, agribusiness and retail sectors. Sources praise her "strategic thinking and ability to find non-standard solutions in difficult situations."

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Andriy Vyshnevsky

ENGARDE

From the Chambers Global guide

Andriy Vyshnevsky is recognised as a "very experienced litigator who has been in the market for a long time." He has an extensive track record in a range of domestic disputes.

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ETERNA LAW

From the Chambers Global guide

Eugene Blinov of ETERNA LAW is an experienced arbitration lawyer who attracts praise for his "pragmatic and co-operative" approach. He is involved in a range of international arbitration disputes and also advises on recognition and enforcement proceedings.

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Andriy Stelmashchuk

Vasil Kisil & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Andriy Stelmashchuk is distinguished for his significant track record in tax disputes, recently advising Sandvik on a number of cases against the Ukrainian tax authorities. He also has experience of real estate and general commercial litigation, with one client describing him as "business-oriented."

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DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

From the Chambers Global guide

Olga Vorozhbyt of DLA Piper Ukraine LLC is noted for her experience in litigation and international arbitration, comprising a range of disputes. She primarily acts for international corporates, with one source stating: "She is particularly excellent in the application of Ukrainian law to difficult matters involving international parties."

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Up and Coming

Aequo

From the Chambers Global guide

Pavlo Byelousov has a growing reputation in domestic and international arbitration, with multiple sources referring to him as a "rising star." He covers commercial and investment arbitration and comes particularly recommended as an "expert in energy arbitration."

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Up and Coming

Redcliffe Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Sergiy Gryshko of Redcliffe Partners heads the dispute resolution team at Redcliffe Partners. He is a well-regarded practitioner who attracts recognition for his experience in international commercial and investment arbitration.

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Up and Coming

AGA Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Ivan Kasynyuk enters the rankings due to strong market recognition for his work, with interviewees describing him as an "active" figure who is also a "rising star." He is particularly known for his expertise in international commodities disputes and attracts praise for "never losing sight of the objective of serving the client's commercial interests." His recent work includes advising Kazansky Oil Extraction Plant on an USD8 million FOSFA arbitration concerning a contract for the delivery of goods.

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Up and Coming

Oleksandr Mamunya

Aequo

From the Chambers Global guide

Market commentators recognise Oleksandr Mamunya for his track record in IP disputes, including litigation and out-of-court actions involving patents and trade marks. He also has experience of general commercial and IT disputes, recently advising Forbes Media on a number of proceedings concerning licensing and domain name issues.

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Asters

From the Chambers Global guide

Dmytro Shemelin focuses on international arbitration matters and possesses particular experience of investment treaty arbitration mandates. His practice also covers cross-border debt enforcement.

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