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The Legal 500 – EMEA 2017 Recommends Ilyashev & Partners as a Top Tier Law Firm

News date: 14 April 2017

According to independent survey held by The Legal 500 – EMEA 2017, Ilyashev & Partners is a Top Tier Firm in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property and Real estate and Construction. The Firm is also recommended in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Tax and Energy.

Legal 500Commercial, Corporate and M&A – first tier firm

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

Ilyashev & Partners’ team is ‘efficient and responsive under pressure’. The ‘hardworking’ Mikhail Ilyashev advised Polish insurer PZU on merger clearance for the $450m acquisition of Alior Bank. Roman Marchenko is also noted.

Dispute resolution – first tier firm

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

lyashev & Partners’ Roman Marchenko (‘without doubt one of the country’s top litigators’) represented BTA Bank in a $16bn compensation claim for losses incurred by its chairman. The ‘very strong team’ also includes Mikhail Ilyashev, who ‘always chooses the best possible strategy’.

Intellectual property – first tier firm

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

Ilyashev & Partners’s Irina Kirichenko is known for her ‘innovative ideas’ and litigator Mariia Koval provides ‘exceptional service’. Clients include Megainpharm.

Real estate and construction – first tier firm

Ilyashev & Partners’ ‘first-class’ team advised developers on protecting rights to land plots in Moscow valued at $1bn. Mikhail Ilyashev, Natalia Levchuk and the ‘detail-oriented’ Evgen Solovyov are recommended.

Banking, finance and capital markets – second tier firm

Ilyashev & Partners’s team is ‘extremely dynamic’. ‘Remarkable lawyer’ Mikhail Ilyashev advised creditors of Oschadbank on restructuring $500m of loan participation notes. Roman Marchenko is ‘clever and practical’ and Oleg Trokhimchuk is ‘seasoned and practical’.

Tax – second tier firm

Litigator and practice head Roman Marchenko at Ilyashev & Partners represented shipyard FSC More in a $2m tax dispute. Galyna Melnyk is a ‘trusted adviser’.

Energy – second tier firm

Ilyashev & Partners has ‘deep industry knowledge’. Roman Marchenko represented Ukrinterenergo in arbitration proceedings concerning payments for electricity supplies from Russia.