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Mikhail I. Ilyashev

Attorney at Law, Managing Partner

Joined in 1997

Mikhail I. Ilyashev
Areas of practice
Recent projects
  • Representation of companies being a part of Ferrexpo AG Group in litigation with the commercial bank and Ukrainian Deposit Guarantee Fund totaling to USD 175 mln.
  • Ukrainian law expert in arbitration proceedings administered by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce on a claim brought against Ukraine for violation of the Energy Charter.
  • Advising Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on structuring of relations with recipients of technical assistance offered by the German Government.
  • Advising one of the world’s largest home appliances manufacturers concerning technical barriers to trade and specifics of the customs clearance between Ukraine, the EurAsEC countries and the EU member states.
  • Legal support in organization of joint production at the premises of Sakhalin Gas Condensate Field in Kharkiv Region with the participation of Ukrnaftoburinnia, Devon and Ukrgasinvest mining companies.
  • Representation of Altimo (today – L1 Telecom, Alfa Group) in a dispute with the Norwegian concern Telenor as related to the management of the Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar.
  • Representation of Ukrrichflot JSSC in the arbitration proceeding against Wadan Yards Okean regarding debt collection for the construction of vessels.
  • Obtaining a permit from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for the purchase of shares of a number of regional gas supply and distribution companies in the process of privatization.
  • Legal support in a merger of companies owning small hydroelectric power plants to create the largest operator of small, mini- and micro-hydroelectric power plants in Ukraine.
  • Representation of the owners of RESPUBLIKA shopping mall in a dispute with the bank for debt collection under consortium loan agreement amounting to USD 110 mln.
  • Defending interests of Inter TV channel in several lawsuits aimed at depriving the TV channel of its broadcasting license.
  • Defending interests of VIASAT in a lawsuit concerning intellectual property rights to broadcast the football matches.
  • Legal support in the acquisition of Azov Cable Company.
  • Legal support in the acquisition of soft drinks manufacturer.
  • Legal support in the acquisition of one of the largest Ukrainian glassware manufacturers for the FMCG market.
  • Legal support and counseling in transactions for the construction of residential developments in Kyiv.
  • Advising the construction company on the sale of building to a foreign diplomatic mission in Kyiv.
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Awards / Ratings / Recommendations
  • Honored Lawyer of Ukraine
  • Inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame among two leading lawyers in Dispute Resolution in Ukraine
  • Internationally recognized as one of Ukraine’s leading individuals in Dispute Resolution (The Legal 500 – EMEA 2009-2019, Chambers Global 2012-2020, Chambers Europe 2012-2020)
  • Recommended as the leading individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500 – EMEA, 2018-2020
  • Recommended as the leading individual in White-collar crime by The Legal 500 – EMEA, 2019-2020
  • Recommended as the leading individual in Private Client The Legal 500 – EMEA 2020
  • Listed among leading lawyers in Litigation by Who’s Who Legal: Litigation 2020
  • Listed among leading lawyers in Dispute Resolution and Corporate Law by Best Lawyers International 2016-2021
  • Listed among leading lawyers in Bet-the-Company Litigation by Best Lawyers International 2021
  • Highly regarded in Energy and Infrastructure, Tax, Energy, Mining, Oil and Gas by IFLR1000 2020
  • Highly praised by the clients in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Real Estate and Construction, Competition, Intellectual Property, Employment according to the independent research by international directory The Legal 500 – EMEA, 2009-2020
  • Listed among the world’s leading trademark professionals by WTR 1000, 2019-2020
  • Ranked as the No. 1 practitioner in Litigation by Ukrainian Law Firms 2014-2020
  • Named "Best Litigation Lawyer" by Ukrainian Legal Awards 2017, 2020
  • Named “Best Partner of Law Firm” by Ukrainian Legal Awards 2018
  • Listed in Client’s Choice: TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine
  • Listed among leading lawyers in Public-Private Law/ Investment, Dispute Resolution, PPP/Infrastructure Projects by Client’s Choice - 2019-2020. Practice Leaders
  • Recommended as Dispute Resolution Star by Benchmark Litigation

Recent publications / All publications
  • President, Ukrainian Law Firms Association
  • Kyiv City Bar Association

Institute of International Relations, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, International Law Faculty (Master of International Law)

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Ukrainian, Russian, English

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