Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Gleb Bialyi and Serhii Sviriba
- 5 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Market-leading disputes practice with an excellent reputation in international arbitration and is active in cross-border litigation. Often instructed on cases involving Russia, as a result of its large parent firm there. Domestic litigation team assists clients with a broad range of commercial disputes for major domestic clientele and international financial institutions. Also boasts a notable criminal law practice.
Strengths Clients highlight the team's market insight as its key strength. Clients also note the team's international outlook. "They understand Western legal systems," a client says.
The group's client-oriented approach is also praised by sources. "The team is very responsive and is always in touch. They are dedicated to the client’s interests and overcome all obstacles."
Work highlights Represented Quinn Properties in two separate construction disputes with state authorities.
Acted for UkrFa in relation to antidumping and antisubsidy investigations by the Eurasian Economic Union authorities.
Significant clients EuroChem, Ukravtodor, Cyprus Popular Bank, IBRC, Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
Managing partner Serhii Sviriba is recognised as one of the most prominent arbitration lawyers. He is a well-respected figure amongst market commentators, who note his "very high reputation in Ukraine."
Sergiy Grebenyuk heads the firm's criminal law practice. Market commentators recognise him for his criminal litigation know-how. His practice includes corporate investigations, tax evasion, anti-money laundering and compliance. He also advises clients involved in alleged corruption cases.
Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi focuses on domestic and international arbitration. Sources particularly highlight his experience as a key strength: "He knows how to deal with a case and develop a strategy." Alongside general disputes, he is well known for his specialism in sports arbitration.
Gleb Bialyi oversees domestic litigation projects, lending his insight to financial disputes and disputes with state authorities. Sources appreciate his strategic approach: "He is really good at seeing the whole picture."
Senior associate Arsen Miliutin enters the rankings as a result of positive market feedback. He is mostly active on litigation cases and principally assists international clients with financial disputes and disputes with Ukrainian authorities. Sources say that "he has good experience, knowledge of law, integrity and he knows how to develop a successful case."