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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 27 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
  • National Olympic Committee of Ukraine
  • President of the Ukrainian Fencing Federation
  • 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 2024 Leading Individual in White-Collar Crime, Private Client for Ukraine

  • Chambers Global 2024 Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution for Ukraine

  • Chambers Europe 2024 Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution for Ukraine

  • IFLR1000 2023 Recommended in Energy and Infrastructure for Ukraine

  • Benchmark Litigation Litigation Star

  • Who’s Who Legal 2023 Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation 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 2024. Recognition Rating Practice Leader in Dispute Resolution

  • Client’s Choice 2023: TOP-100 Lawyers of Ukraine Listed among 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Practice Leader in Dispute Resolution, Mediation, 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

Adapting Legal Services to Wartime Conditions

Interview, Business Ukraine Magazine

27 May 2024

Doing Business In: Ukraine

Article, The Legal 500

1 August 2023

Demand for Justice

Column, ZN.ua

26 December 2019


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