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The Legal 500 – EMEA 2019 Recommends Ilyashev & Partners for work in Ukraine and Russia

News date: 12 April 2019

The international ranking The Legal 500 – EMEA 2019 recommends Ilyashev & Partners as the leading law firm in Ukraine. According to independent survey Ilyashev & Partners holds leading positions in Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, White-Collar Crime, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Competition, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Tax, Real Estate and Construction, Employment, Energy, Private Client practice. For the first time, The Legal 500 recommends firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency practice in Russia.

Dispute Resolution – tier 1
Leading individuals: Mikhail Ilyashev – Managing Partner and Roman Marchenko – Senior Partner
Ilyashev & Partners is ‘certainly one of the top litigation firms and it knows the court process very well’. The ‘absolutely exceptional’ Roman Marchenko acted for BTA Bank in a series of cases seeking $10bn in compensation for losses. SE Antonov and ArcelorMittal are also among the firm’s clients. Mikhail Ilyashev is ‘very pragmatic’.

White-Collar Crime – tier 1
Leading individuals: Mikhail Ilyashev – Managing Partner
Ilyashev & Partners is ‘the best legal adviser in challenging cases and one of the most resourceful and top-quality full-service law firms on the market’. ‘Brilliant litigator’ Roman Marchenko and leading light Mikhail Ilyashev are the key partners. Among their clients are SE Antonov and BTA Bank.

Intellectual Property – tier 1
Leading individuals: Irina Kirichenko – lawyer, Patent Attorney of Ukraine
For one client, Ilyashev & Partners has ‘the best IP practice in Ukraine’. Patent attorney Irina Kirichenko, who is ‘client oriented’, and Mikhail Ilyashev acted for Austrian company Megainpharm in a dispute against the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

Real Estate and Construction – tier 2
Ilyashev & Partners handles transactional matters and real estate disputes. Roman Marchenko advised developers Yurovo, Pakhra Fields and Bylovo on the protection of extensive land plots in Moscow. Key partner Mikhail Ilyashev is also recommended.

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets – tier 2
Mikhail Ilyashev’s practice at Ilyashev & Partners handles asset finance, securities, banking matters, debt collection and much more. It is ‘one of the most resourceful and top-quality firms on the market’. SE Antonov and ProCredit Bank are among its clients.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A – tier 2
Leading individuals: Mikhail Ilyashev – Managing Partner and Roman Marchenko – Senior Partner
Ilyashev & Partners frequently handles high-value M&A transactions and both Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko are highly respected partners. The firm acted for BTA Bank on the creation of a new business entity in Estonia. SE Antonov and Ukrrichflot are among its clients.

Competition – tier 2
A market leader in dispute resolution, Ilyashev & Partners also has a strong track record in competition law matters for energy sector clients. Mikhail Ilyashev and Oleksandr Fefelov assisted an oil and gas exploration company with obtaining clearance for the purchase of assets in Scandinavia as part of a major restructuring.

Tax – tier 2
Ilyashev & Partners handles tax audits, tax planning, judicial appeals and contentious matters. Litigator Roman Marchenko leads the practice. Mikhail Ilyashev acted for shipyard FSC More in a $2m dispute.

Employment – tier 2
Ilyashev & Partners handles compliance, contracts, internal procedures and contentious matters. Mikhail Ilyashev leads a practice that counts SE Antonov and BTA Bank among its clients. For Cofco, Roman Marchenko handled labor inspections by the State Service of Ukraine.

Energy – tier 3
Ilyashev & Partners provides advice of ‘a high level’, according to one client. The group handles projects work and dispute resolution for energy sector clients. The ‘reliable and gifted’ Roman Marchenko acted for Russia’s largest northern oil port, Port Vitino, on its restructuring.

Private Client – tier 3
The practice at Ilyashev & Partners is ‘responsive and well informed’ and clients appreciate the ‘enthusiasm and knowledge’ of Mikhail Ilyashev. Roman Marchenko leads a team that handles private wealth, contentious and non-contentious trust matters, tax and estate management. He advised the widow of MP Igor Yeremeyev on inheritance matters.

Restructuring and insolvency – tier 4
At Ilyashev & Partners, Vladimir Zakharov is involved in several significant insolvency mandates, both on the side of the creditor and debtor. He assisted Logopark Pyshma, as the creditor, with securing the registration of a debt valued at $150m against one of its debtors; he also successfully advised Vitino Port on avoiding a liquidation procedure. The practice is a popular choice for real estate developers including PK Yurovo, Business-Elite and Central Development Company, which instruct the team on securing the registration of creditors’ claims and debt recovery matters.