News date: 18 June 2015
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm has affirmed its leading position in litigation and insolvency matters, as well as was included into the list of top-5 law firms in the sphere of infrastructure and transport according to Ukrainian research Ukrainian Law Firms 2015. A Handbook for Foreign Clients.
Among the recommended lawyers of the Firm are:
The market-leading reputation of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, with its four its operating offices in the country, had a flourishing caseload. Solid clientele includes international and domestically sound names across a variety of industries. The Firm developed an extensive referral network and is often enlisted for major disputes in Ukrainian courts. Among the recent notable cases is representation of BTA Bank in disputes in the UK, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia; representation of Nadra Bank in several debts restructuring projects, insolvency procedures and enforcement of collaterals. The team is highly active in litigation with state authorities. In particular, the firm represented Kyivstar against the resolution of the National Commission for Communications Regulation and Normalization on the procedure for providing a number porting service.
The past year was a rich one in tax litigation, where the team acted for FSC More, Deutsche Bank, BTA Bank, ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, the State Enterprise Antonov. Moreover, the firm opened an office in Simferopol (Crimea) to render legal support to clients on the annexed peninsula. The team is led by three partners – Mikhail Ilyashev, Roman Marchenko, Maksym Kopeychykov.
Bankruptcy and debt restructuring
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm retains top positions in the insolvency market, rendering support in bankruptcy proceedings and restructuring matters. The team accomplished representation of Nadra Bank in several debt restructuring projects, insolvency proceedings and enforcement of collaterals to a total exceeding USD 400 million; represented Mega Safe LLC during insolvency procedure of DonbasAero. Another notable case is acting as a legal counsel during insolvency procedure of Sumykhimprom for over USD 165 million. Roman Marchenko, senior partner, who is a very experienced litigator, heads the team. He rendered advice in the largest bankruptcy cases. Renowned Mikhail Ilyashev, managing partner, brings a wealth of litigation expertise.
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm was highly acclaimed in other practices and spheres of law:
Projects of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm were listed as those of great weight in the antitrust sphere and the corresponding practice at the firm is headed by Oleksandr Fefelov:
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm was engaged into the audit and rendered legal advice on purchase of a company which owns a grain elevator and represented Nadra Bank during insolvency procedure of Kakhovka Prom-Agro.
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm is known for its strong litigation performance, and guided by Mikhail Ilyashev represented NetCracker in a dispute with the Social Protection Fund for People with Disabilities regarding employment of people with disabilities. The firm gave advice to a large European oil company on issues of rights of an employer in case of beginning of military operations.
High value tax disputes are one of the core strengths of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm. The team’s clients include Deutsche Bank, BTA Bank, SE Antonov, Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih, FSC More. Among the highlights of the past year are representing Vitmark-Ukraine in a USD 11.3 million dispute on illegal decrease of negative profit tax by the tax authorities; and Arcelor Mittal Kryvyi Rih in more than 20 disputes valued at about USD 11 million against additional tax burden and fees. The tax team also supports transactional practice groups of the firm, and rendered advice to FSC More regarding the tax consequences of debt restructuring. Maksym Kopeychykov, the partner, leads the team.
Banking & Finance
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm is considered to be a major litigation force on the Ukrainian market. This team has been instructed for numerous litigations and enforcement by its long-standing banking clients Nadra bank and BTA Bank. Additionally, the firm advised high profile clients on antimonopoly, tax, and insolvency matters. The firm worked on recognition of the order of High Court of Justice of England and Whales in Ukraine to recover USD 451 million for the benefit of BTA Bank (Kazakhstan). On the advisory side, the team advised the Deutsche Bank in a complex transaction on repayment of bad debt of a Ukrainian-Russian borrower for over USD 200 million. Partners Mikhail Ilyashev and Maksym Kopeychykov constantly act in this area.
Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, a Ukrainian firm that rapidly developed its national network and now counts offices in Kiev, Kharkov, Simferopol and Dnepropetrovsk, has a reputation as top litigation team and a firm with a wide referral network. The team is particularly known for its long track record in insolvency and corporate recovery matters. Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko are highly visible figures on the market.
With established dispute resolution strength, Ilyashev & Partners is known for representation of Naftogaz Ukraine and Ukrgaz-Energo. Recently the firm acted in obtaining merger clearance for a large-scale project towards hydropower plants. Mikhail Ilyashev, managing partner, is the key contact.
With its litigation strength Ilyashev & Partners performs IP disputes. It recently represented the Morion Publishing House regarding protection of IP rights to trademark “Compendium” and its recognition as well-known brand in Ukraine. Irina Kirichenko, patent attorney, is specially known for her servicing of pharmaceutical companies.
Ilyashev & Partners, the leading dispute resolution Ukrainian firm, is known for international arbitration and enforcement of foreign judgments in the country. The firm handled representation of BTA Bank in ICAC regarding collection of assets of the Ukrainian guarantors. Dmytro Shemelin, who obtained considerable experience in Grischenko & Partners is now a lawyer at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm.
IT & Communications / Media & entertainment
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm has its premier area in dispute resolution. Recent highlights included representation of Morion Publishing House regarding protection of IP rights to trademark “Compendium” and its recognition as well-known brand in Ukraine. Another important mandate was acting for Kyivstar in a regulatory dispute on the procedure for providing a number porting service. Roman Marchenko and Maksym Kopeychykov, partners, were in charge of the mandates.
Real estate, Construction, Land
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, under the leadership of Managing Partner, Mikhail Ilyashev, provided legal support to METRO Cash & Carry Ukraine on the sale of a shopping mall in Crimea and advised OLAM Ukraine on legal issues as to construction of a grain elevator.
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm is an acknowledged leader in rendering services to players of aviation and marine transportation market. Among the major clients of the Firm are FSK More and SE Antonov. Attorneys of the Firm represent the clients in litigation disputes, bankruptcy cases, taxation matters, customs and various financial issues. Among the most important and sizeable projects was representation of interests of FSK More in a bankruptcy and anti-crisis management case, including participation in major court disputes. The Ministry of Industrial Policy of Ukraine and a Crimean court appointed the Senior Partner, Roman Marchenko, to perform functions of asset manager. A Partner of the Firm, Maksym Kopeychykov, represented interests of SE Antonov in relation to appealing the results of tax and customs inspections.
The research Ukrainian Law Firms 2015. A Handbook for Foreign Clients» is published in the English language and represents major Ukrainian law firms in key areas of law. The Handbook is a single source designed to assist foreign companies in choosing their partners by giving an assessment of development and achievements of the internal legal market. The Handbook is a project of Yurydychna Praktyka Publishing House.