News date: 23 June 2014
Ilyashev & Partners was named one of the top law firms in Ukraine by Ukrainian Law Firms 2014. A Handbook for Foreign Clients directory, ranking as a leader in several practice areas, namely Restructuring/Bankruptcy, Litigation, Transport & Infrastructure.
Ilyashev & Partners once again confirmed its leadership in Restructuring and Bankruptcy as “one of the top recognized legal counsels in the Ukrainian bankruptcy field”. According to the directory, the firm made its reputation in this area by successfully acting on a number of big mandates with a particular focus on collection of debts and foreclosure on pledged properties. These included mandates from such clients as BTA Bank, Nadra Bank, PJSC SumyKhimProm, ProCredit Bank, Shopping Mall «Ukraina» and JSSC Ukrrichflot. Managing Partner Mikhail Ilyashev and Senior Partner Roman Marchenko were named experts in this area.
Ukrainian Law Firms 2014 also emphasized the strength of the firm’s litigation practice, in which Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko were named undisputed leaders. A high credit was given to firm’s Partner Maksym Kopeychykov. Ilyashev & Partners’ “sizeable legal team is on the forefront of recovery disputes, administrative proceedings, including solving tax related disputes, bankruptcy cases, labor and IP disputes, recognition of foreign courts decisions in Ukraine.” It deals with a wide range of matters in litigation, advising clients that either sue or are sued. “The firm’s client list has plenty of sound names. For example, Group DF, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine, Deutsche Bank AG, Nadra Bank, SE Antonov, Eli Lilly and others.”
Ilyashev & Partners holds leadership in Transport & Infrastructure, namely in maritime, shipbuilding and aviation areas. Long-term cooperation with SE Antonov, FSC More and JSSC Ukrrichflot. Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko often act on the firm’s transportation mandates.
Firm’s lawyers recommended by Ukrainian Law Firms 2014 include:
• Maksym Kopeychykov – Real Estate
• Irina Kirichenko – Intellectual Property and Pharmaceuticals
• Dmytro Shemelin – International Arbitration
• Galyna Lefor – Labor & Employment
• Taras Utiralov – Intellectual Property
The firm was also said to benefit from its offices in Dnipropetrovsk and in Kharkiv.
Ukrainian Law Firms 2014. A Handbook for Foreign Clients guide is the English publication representing leading law firms in Ukraine in core practice areas. Its mission is to assist international clients in choosing local counsel by providing one-spot assessment of developments in domestic legal market. The directory is published by the Yurydychna Praktyka weekly.