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Chambers Europe 2023 Recommends Ilyashev & Partners as a Leading Law Firm in Ukraine

News date: 20 March 2023

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm is recommended by the authoritative international survey Chambers Europe 2023 in Dispute Resolution, Competition/Antitrust, Employment, and Intellectual Property practices. Survey results were released on 16 March 2023.

Managing Partner Mikhail Ilyashev, Senior Partner Roman Marchenko and Partner, Head of Antitrust and Competition Practice Oleksandr Fefelov have earned personal endorsements in Chambers Europe 2023.

Due to the war in Ukraine Chambers Europe refused to create rating tables in 2023. Directory evaluations were based on current projects in Ukrainian law firms’ most active practices, as well as pro bono support.

Dispute Resolution

What the team is known for

Ilyashev & Partners is renowned for its strong presence on the domestic litigation scene, with outstanding capabilities in commercial dispute resolution. The law firm is particularly active in corporate, contractual, tax and major debt recovery disputes, as well as assisting with matters against state authorities and banks. The legal practice acts on notable disputes within the energy sector. Ilyashev & Partners is also active in cross-border disputes, including international arbitration, with particular experience in commercial arbitration mandates. The law firm has noteworthy activity in shareholder disputes and in defence of significant business people against allegations of embezzlement and fraud. The legal practice is active in applying to the ECtHR in disputes relating to alleged infringement of property rights.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev is highly regarded for his wealth of expertise in handling a broad variety of litigation, including in relation to the agriculture, manufacturing and energy industries.

Senior partner Roman Marchenko is a market-leading litigator handling disputes in Ukrainian courts. He also has a notable presence in international arbitration, representing clients from the banking, aviation and energy sectors.


Notable practitioners

Oleksandr Fefelov of Ilyashev & Partners represents clients in abuse of dominance investigations, as well as in challenging the decisions of the ACM in court. He also assists with merger clearance mandates and the compliance aspects of distribution agreements.


What the team is known for

Ilyashev & Partners is noted for its expertise in employment litigation. The firm also advises on compliance issues, with further experience in management-level dismissals and employment agreements. The team’s client roster features companies from the manufacturing, insurance, technology and pharmaceuticals sectors. The firm also represents private individuals in employment disputes. The team also handles disputes relating to seafarers’ employment and compensation.

Intellectual Property

What the team is known for

Ilyashev & Partners’ intellectual property law practice is best known for acting in contentious cases. The team acts for domestic and international clients, often from the pharmaceutical sector. The team is active in patent and trade mark registration and disputes.

Chambers Europe is a special legal guide that has been published by Chambers & Partners since 1999. Chambers Europe ranks the leading lawyers and law firms in Europe based on interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients.