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Dispute Resolution: Litigation — Ukraine


Aequo - Dispute Resolution Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Oleksandr Mamunya and Pavlo Byelousov
- 2 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Dynamic practice with a growing market presence in litigation and international arbitration. Particularly active of late on high-stakes international commercial arbitration matters and continues to gain experience in international investment arbitration. Particularly active in cases occurring in the banking and energy sectors. Solid expertise in IP litigation and has experience of tax and corporate disputes. Acts for major international corporates and domestic players, frequently working alongside international law firms.

Work highlights Defended a potash producer in a Supreme Court dispute concerning the ownership of more than USD6 million in shares.

Significant Clients Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, DuPont, RwS Bank, Inditex Group.

Notable practitioners

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.

About the Team (content provided by Aequo)

You need a win. Whether it is a bet-the-company case or a seemingly routine controversy going to trial, it will eventually affect your business. What you need is not just a favourable judgment, but substantive commercial value.

While thorough legal assessments and well-elaborated arguments are of utmost importance, the other cornerstone of our strategy in your case is the optimal combination of efficient business solutions, reasonable costs and timing. 

We gather together the best litigators and arbitration professionals to provide bespoke solutions to any particular dispute. Strong practical skills derived from daily trial and case management practice, specific industry knowledge, and extensive experience of a range of market-highlight and precedent-setting cases are the key elements of our expertise. That's our business. That's how you win.

For more details please visit our website: https://aequo.ua/

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Arzinger - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Timur Bondaryev, Kateryna Gupalo and Markian Malskyy
- 3 partners
- 22 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong team often representing international fast-moving consumer goods companies and luxury brands as well as financial institutions. Noted for its strong capabilities in tax litigation and particularly active in debt recovery disputes. Also has experience handling general commercial litigation and increasingly active in disputes with white-collar crime elements, such as allegations of embezzlement and tax evasion. Experienced in international arbitration and cross-border litigation, with recent work including investment treaty cases.

Strengths According to one source, the team is "very strong in tax litigation and criminal proceedings."

Other clients note the team's "scrupulous attention to detail" and add that "the lawyers have a good understanding of our business and needs."

Work highlights Assisted the State of Ukraine with a USD40 million ICSID arbitration concerning alleged violations of a bilateral agreement with the Netherlands.

Represented Zeppelin International in court proceedings concerning the enforcement of a more than USD6 million arbitral award.

Significant Clients Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits, Mercuria Energy Trading, Puratos, Archer Daniels Midland, MAN Truck & Bus Ukraine.

Notable practitioners

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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Asters - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Oleksiy Didkovskiy
- 4 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong corporate firm that also assists clients with contentious matters. Often provides local law advice on international disputes and also handles domestic cases. Recently expanded its arbitration capabilities, handling both commercial and investment disputes. Covers banking-related cases as well as tax, competition and contractual mandates. Serves large corporate clients, state-owned companies and state authorities and has notable expertise in the energy sector.

Strengths Clients appreciate the team's business-minded and solution-oriented approach, with one client citing its "great understanding of how international corporations work," and another stating: "Regardless of complexity or the size of the dispute, Asters' lawyers are always focused on delivering practical and commercially focused solutions."

The department is also noted for its client service, with sources describing it as "highly responsive."

Significant Clients TogliattiAzot, KVV Group, ACNielsen, Toyota Ukraine.

Notable practitioners

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

About the Team (content provided by Asters)

Asters has one of the leading Dispute Resolution and Litigation practices in Ukraine and provides a full range of litigation and arbitration services. The Firm offer high quality legal assistance in a broad spectrum of disputes, including corporate and contract disputes, debt recovery, tax and regulatory disputes, antitrust/competition disputes, copyright and intellectual property disputes, etc. Asters attorneys have handled a number of landmark cases and successfully acted for clients in all instances of general, commercial and administrative courts. 

Firm's team has extensive experience in arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. We have handled disputes under the Rules of a wide range of arbitral institutions and assisted our clients in enforcing foreign arbitral awards and judgments in Ukraine.

Asters Dispute Resolution Group has proven highly successful in resolving disputes quickly and efficiently, both by employing various alternative dispute resolution techniques and combining them with traditional forms of litigation. Regardless of complexity or the size of the litigation, we are always focused on delivering practicable and commercially focused solution, whether through negotiating fair, reasonable, and timely settlement or by vigorous legal representation in the courts.

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Avellum - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Glib Bondar, Mykola Stetsenko and Vadim Medvedev

What the team is known for Popular choice for international corporates, banks and law firms seeking Ukrainian advice in litigation. Often involved in cross-border disputes, including assisting with the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Particularly known for banking and insolvency-related cases. The team has recently been strengthened as a result of the merger between AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners in July 2018.

Strengths One source states: "Working with Avellum, you get the benefit of the firm being truly local and having deep connections throughout Ukraine." Another adds: "They have a good understanding of clients' needs when it comes to international projects, as well as the tools and techniques available in other jurisdictions, and how to apply these in the Ukrainian context."

The lawyers are praised for being "always available and super-responsive."

Significant Clients Česká exportní banka, National Bank TRUST, EA fjárfestingarfélag ehf, Centrenergo.

Notable practitioners

Ivan Kasynyuk joined the firm as a result of the merger between AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners in July 2018. He 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.

About the Team (content provided by Avellum)

We provide a broad spectrum of legal services in the areas of commercial and investment international arbitration, cross-border and domestic litigation, fraud investigation, and asset tracing and recovery.

Our aim is to resolve disputes in the most efficient and suitable way for our clients. We work closely with the firm’s other practices to reduce the client’s overall litigation exposure. Taking a pragmatic and individual approach, we always aim to achieve the most favorable settlement for the client possible.

Our Ukrainian litigation services include:

  • assessing and mitigating Ukrainian litigation risks
  • assisting clients in identifying, collating and presenting relevant evidence
  • obtaining and enforcing interim relief from the Ukrainian courts
  • defending clients’ interests in Ukrainian courts
  • achieving actual recovery via the State Enforcement Agency
  • drafting settlement agreements

Our attorneys represent foreign victims of commercial fraud in Ukraine, including in cases involving their local business partners. In order to defend our clients’ interests in the most effective manner, we combine our cross-border and domestic dispute resolution capacities.


We represent clients in both ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings, as well as handling complex, high-profile multi-jurisdictional disputes in all jurisdictions where Ukrainian businesses have traditionally established a corporate or financial presence. 

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Baker McKenzie - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Ihor Siusel
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Focuses on litigation, representing clients in commercial, civil and administrative proceedings. Benefits from its extensive international network, and regularly advises clients on cross-border mandates. Often instructed on bankruptcy and large restructuring-related disputes. Also has recent experience in contentious competition and IP matters and enforcement cases. Client roster features international financial institutions and large commercial clients.

Strengths One client appreciates that "they give very clear answers" and have a "personal" approach.

The team is further praised for being "very efficient."

Work highlights Advised the National Association of Banks of Ukraine on administrative proceedings challenging a government resolution relating to commercial banks.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Ihor Siusel is a key contact.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie)

Baker McKenzie has been providing legal assistance to clients in complicated disputes, both in Ukraine and worldwide, including handling complex cross-border matters.

We have broad experience and in-depth knowledge of local cultures, business practices, legal systems, substantial and procedural law as well as their practical application, which gives us the opportunity to accurately evaluate a situation and find the optimal solution in any dispute.

Our main advantages include sophisticated use of the legal mechanisms of different jurisdictions, cohesive team work of our specialists possessing profound knowledge and experience in the relevant legal systems and areas of law, and the practicability and effectiveness of the solutions we suggest.

The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie protects the rights and interests of our international and Ukrainian clients in civil, commercial, administrative and criminal disputes, including complex cross-border disputes in relation to state property privatization, joint activity, international sale and purchase of goods and services, purchase and sale of corporate rights and real estate assets, investment and raider attack protection, ports and sea vessels construction, real estate and aircraft lease, machinery and equipment leasing, credit and mortgage matters, tax and customs matters, intellectual property and consumer rights protection, labour and trade union matters, issuance of licenses and other documents, bankruptcy and other related matters.

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CMS - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for 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. Regularly consulted for local advice in international arbitration cases, particularly in relation to investment arbitration as well as recognition and enforcement proceedings. Also represents clients in commercial and financial litigation, including contractual disputes, debt recovery and bankruptcy matters, and is gaining experience in administrative cases. Often represents German corporates as well as natural resources and manufacturing clients.

Strengths The firm is commended for its approach to international files, with one source stating: "They performed very well in the preparation of documentary evidence." The same source commends the team's ability to align its advice with client needs.

The team is noted for its experience advising on disputes in the energy sector.

Work highlights Acted as local counsel to JKX Oil & Gas on arbitration and litigation proceedings against Ukraine under the Energy Charter Treaty.

Notable practitioners

Senior partner Olexander Martinenko is a key contact.

About the Team (content provided by CMS)

CMS has a leading and experienced dispute resolution team across CEE. Lawyers across 15 offices in the region collaborate closely on advising high-profile multinational and regional clients on a wide variety of disputes from simple claims to complex, high-value litigation cases. We can represent you in civil and commercial disputes and have particular expertise in infrastructure disputes, international arbitration and white-collar crime. The dispute resolution team includes sector experts who can offer specific industry insight, for instance in insurance claims, construction litigation or disputes with regulators in the energy, telecommunications or financial services sectors.

With nearly 600 experts, we routinely act in all business areas before courts, arbitral tribunals and regulatory authorities. Whether you are faced with employee, corporate, intellectual property, competition or product liability disputes, we can support you in any European jurisdiction, obtain judicial assistance in foreign proceedings and deal with enforcement procedures for foreign judgements and arbitral awards.

We have one of the leading dispute resolution practices in Ukraine. We advise our clients on tactical and strategic issues and cover a wide range of languages, jurisdictions, and industries.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Serhii Sviriba, Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi and Gleb Bialyi
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading team with comprehensive disputes expertise spanning litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime. Recognised for particular strength in international disputes, often handling cross-border litigation and international arbitration and regularly acting on instructions involving Russia, leveraging the firm's substantial presence there. Also noted for its dedicated domestic litigation team and advises clients on significant fraud and anti-corruption matters. Active on a broad spectrum of disputes, including international trade, debt recovery, energy, tax and competition matters, as well as more niche areas such as sports disputes. Instructed on commercial arbitration and has experience of investor-state cases.

Strengths One source states: "They were very responsive, quickly grasped the issues at stake and what was necessary, and also anticipated difficulties."

The department is described as "very strong in litigation" and "the top" in cross-border matters.

Work highlights Advised Azerbaijan's Silk Way Airlines, and two international insurance companies, on a potential dispute relating to a plane crash.

Represented EuroChem in a trade dispute regarding anti-dumping duties imposed by the Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade.

Represented Ukraine's former Minister of Economic Development in a criminal investigation undertaken by the state's Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Significant Clients Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Quinn Properties Ukraine, The State Road Agency of Ukraine, UkrFA.

Notable practitioners

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.

Sergiy Grebenyuk is noted as a "very strong lawyer" in the white-collar crime arena, covering cases involving allegations of tax evasion, corruption and fraud. His practice also includes advice on corporate investigations and compliance issues. He is notably experienced in advising corporates, including international companies. Also acting for high-profile individuals, he defended a former Russian banker following his arrest in Ukraine in connection with financial fraud allegations.

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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ENGARDE - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Irina Nazarova and Andriy Vyshnevsky
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Disputes-focused boutique highly regarded for its international arbitration expertise, particularly in relation to commercial arbitration. International contractual disputes are a particular area of strength, alongside high-value debt recovery cases. Its litigation team typically assists with the enforcement of arbitral awards and cases relating to bankruptcy and debt restructuring proceedings. Often works in tandem with international law firms.

Strengths Commentators describe the team as a "leading arbitration firm."

Significant Clients Smart Holding, Scania Ukraine, UkrAVTO Corporation.

Notable practitioners

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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EQUITY Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Viktor Barsuk and Oleg Malinevskiy
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active team with a strong presence in the domestic litigation scene. Best recognised for banking-related disputes, with a notable track record in debt recovery matters. Also has experience of acting on corporate cases and administrative proceedings as well as white-collar crime matters. Primarily represents local corporates and also advises private individuals.

Strengths The team is noted for its responsiveness, with one client saying: "All lawyers are available around the clock, so even the most urgent tasks can be solved quickly."

The department is described as "very active," with sources noting its experience in banking-related litigation.

Work highlights Advised the Azovmash Group on an USD81 million debt recovery dispute with Alfa Bank.

Acted for Prisma Beta on a USD150 million contractual dispute relating to the SkyMall shopping centre.

Significant Clients AIS Corporation, Arterium Corporation, Industrial Construction, Kakhovka Prom-Agro.

Notable practitioners

Oleg Malinevskiy gains market recognition as a "very good litigation lawyer." He focuses on domestic disputes and has significant know-how relating to the banking sector.

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Ilyashev & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Roman Marchenko
- 2 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned for its strong presence in the domestic litigation scene, with outstanding capabilities in commercial dispute resolution. Particularly active in corporate, contractual and major debt recovery disputes, as well as assisting with matters against state authorities and banks. Also active in cross-border disputes and international arbitration, with particular experience in commercial arbitration mandates, and noted for its growing white-collar crime expertise. Clientele includes prominent domestic and regional players from a range of industry sectors, including financial services and insurance, energy, agriculture and manufacturing.

Strengths The department is praised as a "specialised team" which is "brilliant in dispute resolution." Clients also highlight the department's "very business-oriented and tailored approach," as well as its "expertise in a lot of fields."

Sources praise the team's client service, emphasising its "responsiveness and smooth communication" and describing its lawyers as "very quick" and "easy to work with."

Work highlights Assisted BTA Bank with its ongoing litigation proceedings in Ukraine and other jurisdictions, concerning a total USD10 billion compensation for losses allegedly caused by the fraudulent actions of its former chairman.

Represented Ostchem Holding in USD246.5 million proceedings pertaining to the recognition of an arbitral award.

Significant Clients ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, COFCO Group, Ukrrichflot, Epicentr K, OLAM International.

Notable practitioners

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 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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Integrites - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- 5 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Particularly noted for its track record in arbitration, often acting as local counsel in international commercial arbitrations, and with experience representing clients in investment disputes. Also advises on domestic and cross-border litigation, including debt recovery, tax, commercial and shareholder disputes, often representing significant Ukrainian entities.

Strengths One client states: "They always offer efficient strategies which are also practical."

The team attracts praise for being "very flexible, client-oriented" and efficient.

Work highlights Represented the main creditor VTB Bank in proceedings relating to Westa's debt restructuring.

Acted for Retail Group on a number of disputes with Bank Forum and Kyiv Rus.

Significant Clients Concern AVEC, China Communications Construction, Turkish Airlines, Philip Morris Ukraine, AtlasJet Ukraine.

Notable practitioners

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.

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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Kinstellar - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Kostiantyn Likarchuk
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted regional firm whose Ukrainian office is particularly active in cross-border disputes. Regularly handles international arbitration and also acts in litigation proceedings concerning the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments. Stands out for strong experience in shareholder disputes and also advises on debt recovery. Represents corporates as well as private individuals.

Strengths One source commends the department's "ability to handle large volumes of work in a short period of time" and goes on to highlight its "quick responses."

Work highlights Advised the majority shareholders of Nemiroff Vodka on a number of cross-border disputes with the company's minority shareholders, including an LCIA arbitration.

Acted as co-counsel to Stockman Interhold on LCIA proceedings concerning a shareholders' dispute.

Significant Clients Supervisory board of Naftogaz of Ukraine, Ivan Fursin, Andriy Adamovsky, East West Group, Colliers International.

Notable practitioners

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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LCF Law Group - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Anna Ogrenchuk and Artem Stoyanov
- 2 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for 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 as well as restructuring-related conflicts. Also advises on commercial and tax cases. Represents banks and a number of notable Ukrainian corporates, with increasing experience in the agribusiness sector.

Strengths Clients emphasise the team's strong litigation capabilities. One client highlights the group's "ability to resolve tricky and complex cases and effectively counteract opponents."

Other clients describe the team as "very client-oriented," with one client commending its "flexibility and quick reactions" and another source stating: "They are interested in knowing our business inside and out."

Work highlights Represented AVK Confectionery Company in a series of disputes with its creditor banks, concerning some USD160 million unpaid debt linked to assets located in Ukraine's Donbass region.

Assisted Fozzy Group with its pursuit of claims against various creditor banks, in which the combined total amount at stake was approximately USD104 million.

Significant Clients Alfa Bank, Ukrsotsbank, Oschadbank, Nikmorservice Nikolayev, TAS Group.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Anna Ogrenchuk is a well-regarded practitioner with an extensive track record in domestic litigation, including bankruptcy-related cases. Clients commend her "business-oriented approach and strategic thinking" and praise her client service skills, with one source describing her as "open and responsive."

Artem Stoyanov gains recognition as a "very active" litigator, recently representing Alfa Bank in several disputes against an LLC debtor, in which the total amount at stake was USD45 million. His practice covers debt recovery, tax litigation and restructuring and insolvency disputes. Clients praise his hands-on and "to-the-point" approach.

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Vasil Kisil & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Andriy Stelmashchuk and Oleg Alyoshin
- 5 partners
- 23 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly experienced litigation team handling a range of domestic and cross-border disputes. Has a significant track record in tax and real estate cases. Instructed on debt recovery and insurance cases and continues to gain experience in contentious competition mandates. Its recently strengthened white-collar crime team advises on issues arising from allegations of fraud, tax evasion and embezzlement. Its prestigious clientele features major international corporates and private individuals.

Strengths One client appreciates that the team "effectively combines strong analytical skills with extensive litigation expertise, so that their advice is very practical and well balanced, which helps us to make business decisions."

Work highlights Represented Ukrainian counsel to oligarch Gennady Bogoliubov in his EUR380 million dispute with Tatneft arising from allegations of misappropriated funds.

Acted as co-counsel to TB Fruit in a EUR50 million LCIA arbitration relating to a Ukrainian investment.

Significant Clients Ukrainian State Road Agency, BILLA, UNIQA, Shell, DuPont Pioneer.

Notable practitioners

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.

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."

About the Team (content provided by Vasil Kisil & Partners)

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 25 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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Eminent Practitioner

Vasil Kisil & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 1

Ilyashev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 2

Ilyashev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 3

LCF Law Group

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Anna Ogrenchuk is a well-regarded practitioner with an extensive track record in domestic litigation, including bankruptcy-related cases. Clients commend her "business-oriented approach and strategic thinking" and praise her client service skills, with one source describing her as "open and responsive."

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Band 3

Andriy Vyshnevsky

ENGARDE

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 4

Andriy Stelmashchuk

Vasil Kisil & Partners

From the Chambers Europe 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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Band 4

LCF Law Group

From the Chambers Europe guide

Artem Stoyanov gains recognition as a "very active" litigator, recently representing Alfa Bank in several disputes against an LLC debtor, in which the total amount at stake was USD45 million. His practice covers debt recovery, tax litigation and restructuring and insolvency disputes. Clients praise his hands-on and "to-the-point" approach.

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Band 4

DLA Piper Ukraine LLC

From the Chambers Europe 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 Europe 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

EQUITY Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Oleg Malinevskiy gains market recognition as a "very good litigation lawyer." Hefocuses on domestic disputes and has significant know-how relating to the banking sector.

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Up and Coming

Oleksandr Mamunya

Aequo

From the Chambers Europe 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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Up and Coming

Spenser & Kauffmann

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yuriy Petrenko of Spenser & Kauffmann enters the rankings due to a wealth of positive feedback, with clients describing him as "very consistent" and "creative" in his approach.He is particularly recognised for his domestic litigation practice.

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