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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.


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


For 26 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.

  • 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 2023 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

Doing Business In: Ukraine

Article, The Legal 500

1 August 2023

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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