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Maksym V. Kopeychykov

(in memoriam 1977 – 2016)


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of Law (Master of Laws, summa cum laude)


A renowned Ukrainian attorney, a Partner of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm, one of the leading Ukrainian lawyers in the sphere of banking and financial law, taxation, land law and real estate. He started his professional career in 1997. From 2001 till 2016 Maksym was a Partner of Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm where he headed the practice of banking and financial law.


He authored over 100 publications in leading (including foreign) legal and business printed media. Holder of the Attorney’s certificate from 2003.


Maksym Kopeychykov was actively involved into public work: headed the Committee on civil affairs of the Public Council at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine where he worked (from 2013) on improvement of legal framework related to the matters of the state registration of the rights to immovable property.


He took part in the working group of the National bank of Ukraine and of the World Bank concerning the elaboration of the Draft Law “On Financial Restructuring”. Throughout the course of several years participated in drafting international publication “Doing Business” published by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation.


On April 23, 2015 Maksym Kopeychykov was elected the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the National Joint Stock Insurance Company “Oranta” at the annual General meeting of shareholders. Earlier (since February 2015) he had temporarily carried out duties of the Chairman of the Supervisory Board.


Died on May 08, 2016.


In 2016 within the annual ceremony Legal Awards, organized by Yurydychna Praktyka Publishing House, a special award was established – “Maksym Kopeychykov Legal Award”. It is granted to the best law firm of the year in taxation.


Recognitions in Ukraine and abroad

  • Chambers Europe Leading lawyer in the practice of taxation in Ukraine (2015)

  • The Legal 500 – EMEA Leading lawyer in the practices of the capital market, banking and financial law, real estate in Ukraine (2009-2015)

  • Tax Directors Handbook Leading lawyer in the practice of taxation in Ukraine (2015)

  • Best Lawyers International Leading lawyer in real estate practice in Ukraine (2015)

  • Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients Leading Lawyer in Real Estate and Dispute Resolution (2014)

  • Client’s Choice: TOP-100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine He was one of the hundred best lawyers of Ukraine in 2014 and 2015