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Chambers Global 2021: Ilyashev & Partners — No. 1 for Domestic Dispute Resolution in Ukraine

News date: 18 February 2021

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm headed the Chambers Global 2021 rating in the field of Dispute Resolution: Domestic – Ukraine, becoming the only Band 1 firm in this practice for the third year in a row. The Senior Partner Roman Marchenko has for the third time become the only Band 1 practitioner in this practice. The results of survey were published on 18 February 2021.

Dispute Resolution
Dispute Resolution: Domestic (Band 1)
Leading lawyers: Roman Marchenko (Band 1) and Mikhail Ilyashev (Band 2)
Dispute Resolution: International (Band 2)
Leading lawyers: Roman Marchenko (Band 3)

What the team is known for

Renowned for its strong presence on the domestic litigation scene, with outstanding capabilities in commercial dispute resolution. Particularly active in corporate, contractual, tax and major debt recovery disputes, as well as assisting with matters against state authorities and banks. Acts on notable disputes within the energy sector. Also active in cross-border disputes, including international arbitration, with particular experience in commercial arbitration mandates. Noted for its growing white-collar crime practice, representing both corporate organisations and individuals. Noteworthy activity in shareholder disputes and in defence of significant business people against allegations of embezzlement and fraud. Active in applying to the ECHR in disputes relating to alleged infringement of property rights.

Notable practitioners

Mikhail Ilyashev is highly regarded for his wealth of experience in handling a broad variety of litigation cases, including in relation to the agriculture and energy industries. “He is an excellent litigator with perfect knowledge of what is at stake, always well prepared and full of energy,” a source reports.

Roman Marchenko is a market-leading litigator handling disputes in domestic courts. He also has a strong presence in international arbitration, representing clients from banking, aviation and energy. Sources describe him as “responsive, practical and commercial” as well as “personable, straightforward and upfront”. Another client praises his technical abilities, saying: “He is a highly skilled drafter and negotiator”.

Dispute resolution is a key practice area of Ilyashev & Partners. Every year the firm provides legal support and counseling in more than 500 litigations.

The international legal directory Chambers Global has been traditionally ranking Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm as Band 1 in the Dispute Resolution practice in Ukraine since 2014, and the law firm has been the only Band 1firm in this practice for three years in a row already.

Managing Partner Mikhail Ilyashev and Senior Partner Roman Marchenko are internationally recognized as one of the leading lawyers in dispute resolution in Ukraine. For the first time Mikhail Ilyashev was included into the Chambers Global rating back in 2006, and Roman Marchenko in 2011.

Chambers Global is the leading international legal directory and was established in 1990 and now covers over 190 jurisdictions throughout the world.