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Valeriia Gudiy Appointed as Partner at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm

News date: 14 November 2023

Attorney at Law Valeriia Gudiy has been promoted to Partner at Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm. This is the first expansion of Ilyashev & Partners’ partnership since 2018.

Valeriia Gudiy joined the firm’s team in 2008. Since 2019, she has held the position of Counsel.

Valeriia specializes in Employment, Dispute Resolution with public authorities and Compliance. Advises clients on various issues in the field of employment and labor, personnel planning, collective bargaining, interaction with trade unions, top managers’ work, reorganizations and layoffs, personnel policies, migration legislation, employment mediation. Has a unique experience as a mediator in relations with trade union organizations in Ukraine.

According to the results of the Ukrainian national survey 50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine 2022 conducted by the Yurydychna Praktyka Publishing House, Valeriia Gudiy is among the top 5 recognized practitioners in Employment. Recommended in Litigation by international survey Best Lawyers International 2022.  

“We always take a very conservative approach to expanding our partnership. The appointment of Valeriia Gudiy as a partner testifies not only to her high professionalism, but also to the fact that she is the bearer of our corporate culture, enjoys unconditional respect and authority in the team. The unanimous support of her candidacy by other partners confirmed that this was the right and timely decision, which was the result of her fifteen years of work at Ilyashev & Partners, – noted Mikhail Ilyashev, Managing Partner at Ilyashev & Partners. – This appointment is the next step in the company’s strategic development policy. Valeriia Gudiy’s experience, her professional and human qualities will allow not only to successfully strengthen cooperation with our clients, but also to ensure the further development of Ilyashev & Partners.”

Among Valeriia’s latest projects: representation and protection of the interests of owners of a significant shareholding in one of the Ukrainian banks in a dispute with the National Bank of Ukraine; representation and protection of the interests of a producer of alternative energy sources seeking the compensation of damage caused by the regulatory legal act of the National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities, the illegality of which was proved by her through legal proceedings in another case; representation and protection of the interests of leading international companies in labor disputes with employees; legal support of procedures for resolving employment disputes in an amicable way.

“Over the past year, Compliance, Employment and Dispute Resolution teams have expanded in response to increased client demand. I am grateful to the partners and our entire team for the high evaluation of my work, – new Partner Valeriia Gudiy commented on her appointment. – In my new position, I will make every effort to develop the practices and maintain the high standards of Ilyashev & Partners, including international markets.”