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The Legal 500 – EMEA 2015 Recommends Ilyashev & Partners as a Top Tier Law Firm

News date: 28 April 2015

According to the independent review The Legal 500 – EMEA 2015 political disturbances of 2014 in Ukraine “dampened the legal market and reduced transactional work”. However, leading domestic law firms, among which Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm was highly acclaimed, remain resilient in a difficult market.

скачанные файлыAs a result of the review Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm occupies top ranking positions among the best legal firms in the sphere of dispute resolution and intellectual property.  This year the firm has managed to win the first place in the practice of real estate and construction. In addition. this year the firm has reached the second place in the spheres of banking, financial and corporate right, capital markets and M&A, taxation, as well as energy market.

Dispute resolution – first tier firm

Leading individuals: Mikhail Ilyashev – Managing Partner and Roman Marchenko –Senior Partner

Ilyashev & Partners is arguably “the number-one dispute resolution firm in Ukraine”. Mikhail Ilyashev “ensures top-level service”. Roman Marchenko advised BTA Bank on enforcing a UK judgment to recover $451m. Oleg Trokhimchuk is “talented, thoughtful and practical”.

Intellectual property – first tier firm

Leading individuals: Irina Kirichenko– lawyer, Patent attorney of Ukraine

Ilyashev & Partners is “reliable and premium quality”. Patent attorney and team head Irina Kirichenko advised Antonov SE on trade mark protection. Mikhail Ilyashev, who represented Nycomed Danmark and Mitek, is also recommended.

Real estate and construction – first tier firm

Leading individuals: Maksym Kopeychykov – Partner

Ilyashev & Partners has “profound legal knowledge”. Leading light Maksym Kopeychykov represented BTA Bank in a $200m business centre and shopping mall purchase and advised clients including Metro Cash & Carry on selling property in Crimea.

Banking, finance and capital markets – second tier firm

Leading individuals: Maksym Kopeychykov – Partner

Ilyashev & Partnershas an outstanding reputation and demonstrates excellent value”. Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko advised Nadra Bank on insolvency, debt restructuring and enforcement matters totaling $400m. Maksym Kopeychykov represented Deutsche Bank in establishing a new Ukrainian company.

Corporate and M&A – second tier firm

Leading individuals: Roman Marchenko –Senior Partner

Ilyashev & Partnersmeets the best standards of the legal profession”. Mikhail Ilyashev, Roman Marchenko, Evgen Solovyov, the “precise, clear and practicalLeonid Gilevich and Oleksandr Fefelov form “a cohesive and resourceful team with exceptional expertise”. Ilyashev and Fefelov advised Koch Industries on clearance of a $1.5bn merger of its Ukraine subsidiary with Buckeye Technologies.

Tax – second tier firm

Ilyashev & Partners is “a perfect, client-oriented law firm” and Roman Marchenko is “talented, focused and highly effective” in disputes. Maksym Kopeychykov advised BTA Bank on withholding tax issues totaling $100m.

Energy – second tier firm

Ilyashev & Partners, which advises Naftogaz and Hydro Energy Holding, is prominent in energy disputes and finance. Mikhail Ilyashev represented Ukrgaz in revising decisions to recover a combined heat and power station.