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IFLR1000 2020 Recommends Ilyashev & Partners in Ukraine, Russia and Estonia

News date: 27 September 2019


For the second year in a row the international rating IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2020 recommends Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm for cooperation in all the countries where it has its offices.

According to the results of the annual research the offices of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm are recommended:

∙ in Ukraine — in practice areas of M&A, Banking and finance, Project development, Restructuring and insolvency;
∙ in Russia — in practice areas of Restructuring and insolvency;
∙ in Estonia – in practice area of Financial and corporate.

The guide points out that: «In banking and finance the firm regularly assists clients on refinancing loans and offers support on financial services regulatory mandates. Within the M&A area the firm acts for a mix of buyers and sellers. Recent mandates include work on domestic spin-offs, financial investments and joint ventures. The firm was also active in the project development area where it notably took on mandates for developers concerning the construction of solar power plants in Ukraine. The firm worked on several bankruptcy proceedings in the restructuring and insolvency area, working on mandates for both creditors and debtors».

The Managing Partner Mikhail Ilyashev has been recommended in the practice area of Energy and infrastructure in Ukraine. The publication refers to him as “Very high class professional”, “A very reliable and exceptionally gifted manager with unparalleled expertise”.

The Senior Partner Roman Marchenko has been recognized as the leading expert in the sphere of Banking, Restructuring and insolvency in Ukraine. As the publication quotes one of the Firm’s clients: “He understands both the legal details and the commercial nuances of matters”.

Partner Oleksandr Fefelov, as well as Сounsel Andriy Konoplya and Сounsel Oleh Trokhymchuk were also highly recommended by the Firm’s clients.

“The Russian team of Ilyashev & Partners is active in restructuring and insolvency, – the research says. – During the research period the firm represented shareholders, debtors and creditors in insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings, and advised on debt restructuring”.

The results of the research demonstrate that the clients regard the Russian office of the Firm as “very professional and client-oriented”. Counsel and Head of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring in Russia Dmitry Konstantinov received high acclaim from the clients: “He is a very responsible, professional and creative lawyer. Open-minded and client-oriented”.

The Estonian practice of the Firm has been praised for its work in M&A and restructuring: “The firm often advises international clients on restructuring and is also involved in M&A work. It recently has been representing a shipping company on the acquisition of a vessel, and advised a construction company on the acquisition of a cement manufacturing business”.

The Head of Tallinn office Vitali Galitskihh has been recommended by the Firm’s clients as “great expert lawyer”, “very smart, ambitious and result-oriented”. “Тhe lawyers were very involved and motivated, they really cared about results”, – as of the office’s clients says.

IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The first rankings were published in 1990 and currently the research covers over 120 countries worldwide.

IFLR1000 focuses on two specific research projects: Energy and Infrastructure, Financial and Corporate, providing an annual overview of activities of law firms by practice areas and jurisdictions, recommendations of clients and colleagues, as well as examples of major deals. The guide is published by publishing house Legal Media Group which is the legal publishing arm of Euromoney.