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Chambers Europe 2017 Recommends Ilyashev & Partners as a Leading Law Firm

News date: 12 April 2017

According to the results of a reputable international survey Chambers Europe 2017, Ilyashev & Partners is recognized as a leading law firm in Dispute resolution (Litigation). The firm improved its ranking becoming the second best law firm in dispute resolution (Arbitration) and the third in the practices: employment, intellectual property and restructuring/insolvency.

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Litigation (Band 1)

Arbitration (Band 2)

Leading lawyers: Roman Marchenko (Band 2) and Mikhail Ilyashev (Band 3)

What the team is known for: Exceptionally strong in domestic litigation, advising on a wide range of cases, including shareholder, commercial and debt recovery disputes, as well as conflicts with state authorities. Also active in cross-border litigation as well as international arbitration.


Client describes the team as “quick, very efficient and very Western in the style of service”. Another source notes the firm’s “tailored advice with high partner involvement”.

Sources praise the firm’s ability to work on cross-border disputes, saying that the team co-ordinated well and efficiently in multijurisdictional deals.

Notable practitioners

Roman Marchenko is a highly respected and experienced litigator and arbitration specialist who receives plenty of praise from clients. Sources describe him as “reliable, very client-oriented and fast”, and also say that he is “down-to-earth, focusing on the needs of the case”.

Managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev remains involved in the firm’s high-profile cases. Clients appreciate his pragmatism and dedication: “He is an extremely responsive and hard-working lawyer with a strong business orientation.” He acts on a broad range of domestic disputes.

Employment (Band 3)

What the team is known for: Noted for its expertise in employment litigation. Also handles general labor issues, in addition to employment matters relating to M&A.


Sources highlight the speed of work. “They respond very quickly”, a client says, adding: “I have to say I have been satisfied”

Notable practitioners: Leonid Gilevich is praised by clients for his quick responses and business-oriented approach.

Intellectual Property (Band 3)

Leading lawyers: Irina Kirichenko (Band 3)

What the team is known for: Compact team offering a wide spectrum of contentious and non-contentious services to clients in the pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Advises on patent and trade mark filings, unfair competition and licensing.


Clients praise the quality of the team’s advice, with a client stating: “This team is very flexible and very clever in finding non-standard solutions”.

Clients commend the firm’s client service, saying: “I find the firm to be extremely responsive”.

Notable practitioners: Clients describe Irina Kirichenko as a “hard-working”, “analytical” and “dedicated” IP practitioner. She has extensive experience of representing clients in IP disputes and is particularly renowned for her expertise in the pharma sector.


Leading lawyers: Roman Marchenko (Band 3)

What the team is know for: Strong choice for insolvency and bankruptcy-related proceedings, supported by its solid dispute resolution practice. Acts on large debt recovery cases and corporate restructuring mandates. Clientele includes local and international banks, as well as infrastructure and transportation companies.


Sources praise the team’s clear communication: “We really enjoy working with the lawyers. This can be a very difficult and technical area, but they make it simple and straightforward”.

Notable practitioners: Roman Marchenko is a versatile disputes lawyer who is also recognised as an insolvency practitioner. Clients describe him as somebody who is “technically excellent and has exceptional negotiation skills”. He represents creditors as well as companies in court proceedings concerning bankruptcies.

Tax (Band 4)

What the team is known for: Strong tax litigation expertise. Also offers tax consultancy services, advising on corporate and personal taxation. Covers a variety of sectors including transport and finance.


The team is best recognised for its strength in tax disputes. Commenting on the handling of a contentious case, a client reports that the lawyers were “sponsive and proactive and did everything I expected of them”.

Notable practitioners: Roman Marchenko is a key contact for clients.

Oleksandr Fefelov, Head of Antitrust and Competition Practice, is recognized by Chambers Europe 2017 in Competition/Antitrust (Band 4).

Chambers Europe is a special legal guide that has been published by Chambers & Partners since 1999. The directory researches the legal profession, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. The directory has got a good reputation based on the independence and objectivity research. Chambers Europe provides in-depth analysis of the legal markets in 52 jurisdictions.