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Mikhail I. Ilyashev

Attorney at Law, Managing Partner, Honored Lawyer of Ukraine

One of the most famous attorneys in Ukraine. Head of Corporate and M&A Practice, Co-Head of Dispute Resolution Practice.


Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, International Law Faculty (Master of International Law)


For 25 years Mikhail Ilyashev has been managing Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm. Mikhail’s practice includes participation in numerous cases regarding foreign investments in Ukrainian companies and enterprises, structuring of international M&A, billion-dollar due diligences. Every year his team handles over 100 projects in the Corporate field, acting on behalf of both local and international companies, private investors and state enterprises.

  • President, Ukrainian Law Firms Association
  • Kyiv City Bar Council
  • Honorary Consul of the Republic of Chile in Kyiv
Working languages
  • English
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian


Awards and recognition:

  • The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Inducted into The Legal 500 Hall of Fame among the leading lawyers in Dispute Resolution, Commercial, Corporate and M&A for Ukraine

  • The Legal 500 – EMEA 2023 Leading Individual in White-Collar Crime, Private Client for Ukraine

  • Chambers Global 2023 Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution for Ukraine

  • Chambers Europe 2023 Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution for Ukraine

  • IFLR1000 2022 Recommended in Energy and Infrastructure for Ukraine

  • Benchmark Litigation 2021 Dispute Resolution Star

  • Who’s Who Legal 2022 Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution for Ukraine

  • Best Lawyers International 2022 Leading Individual in Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation and Corporate Law for Ukraine

  • Market Leaders: Ranking of Law Firms of Ukraine 2023 Top-5 Effective Manager – Partner of a Law Firm

  • 50 Leading Law Firms of Ukraine 2022. Recognition Rating Practice Leader in Dispute Resolution

  • Client’s Choice 2021: TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine Listed among 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Practice Leader in Dispute Resolution, PPP/Infrastructure Projects

  • Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients Ranked as the No. 1 practitioner in Litigation for Ukraine

  • Legal Awards 2020 Best Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2020 for Ukraine

  • Legal Awards 2017 Best Litigation Lawyer of the Year 2017 for Ukraine


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Today we are working on projects for more than 400 active clients


Recent publications

Good Cases Draw Good Lawyers

Interview, Yurydychna Gazeta

20 August 2021

Demand for Justice

Column for ZN.ua

26 December 2019

National Express

Interview, Yurydychna Praktyka

2 December 2019

Lawyers Must Not Betray Their Clients’ Trust

Interview, Yurydychna Gazeta

11 December 2017

Businesslike West

Interview, Yurydychna Praktyka

6 February 2017

Laws Amended, Corruption Left Intact

Article, Ukrainska Pravda

28 November 2014

Investment and Business Prospects of the Crimea

Opinion, Investgazeta

3 April 2014

Valuable Remarks

Interview, Yurydychna Praktyka

14 March 2014


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