EPAP Ukraine receives top positions in the newly released Chambers Europe 2017, being highly recognized across twelve practices: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Litigation and White Collar Crime, Employment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Restructuring/Insolvency, and Tax, with ten individual rankings.
“Notable team” of Banking & Finance and Capital Markets Practices is traditionally highly ranked for its “solution-oriented approach” appreciated by clients, saying “They are not just giving an opinion but actually suggesting the best route for the project development.”
Partner and Practice Head Roman Stepanenko is acknowledged as “a solid practitioner with vast experience in financing, project finance and capital markets deals, regularly acting on cross-border mandates.” Clients appreciate his flexibility in adapting to emergency situations.
The Firm’s Competition/Antitrust is recommended as a “notable team popular with international clients” and “a strong choice for merger clearance matters.” The Guide highlights its expertise across a range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, banking and finance, TMT and manufacturing.
Partner Oksana Ilchenko is referred to as a “well-rounded lawyer”. The Guide notes her involvement in antitrust compliance and merger control filings, as well as experience in investigations.
Corporate and M&A Practice is recognised for being “well connected to the local reality”. On a separate note, the Client highlight the level of partner involvement, saying: “The partners really know about the case.”
Clients recommended Partner Oksana Ilchenko, who “is not only very good in terms of responses and client relationships but is also very effective in mobilising her colleagues."
International Arbitration Practice wins recognition in the highest Band 1 as “market-leading disputes practice with an excellent reputation in international arbitration.” Clients highlight the team's market insight as its key strength, alongside its international outlook. On the individual side, the guide acknowledges Managing Partner Serhii Sviriba as “one of Ukraine's most prominent arbitration lawyers” with “very high reputation in Ukraine.”
Partner Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi particularly highlighting his experience as a key strength: “He knows how to deal with a case and develop a strategy”; as well as his sports expertise, alongside general disputes.
Domestic Litigation Practice, which “assists clients with a broad range of commercial disputes for major domestic clientele and international financial institutions”, is praised for client-oriented approach: “They are dedicated to the client’s interests and overcome all obstacles.” On the individual side, the guide acknowledges Partner Gleb Bialyi for domestic litigation projects, “lending his insight to financial disputes and disputes against state authorities.” Sources highlight: “He is really good at seeing the whole picture.”
Counsel Arsen Miliutin enters the rankings for “good experience, knowledge of law, integrity and he knows how to develop a successful case."
The Firm’s “notable” Criminal law Practice comes out with ranking among the strongest in Ukraine, covering “corporate investigations, tax evasion, anti-money laundering and compliance”, as well as “alleged corruption cases”.
Partner and Practice Head Sergiy Grebenyuk receives recognition for “his criminal litigation know-how.”
“A well-reputed” Intellectual Property Practice earned acclaim for “commitment in solving issues.” The Guide highlights practice’s expertise in IP litigation, advice on IP aspects of transactions, as well as “notable experience in advising clients in the IT and pharmaceutical industries”.
“A well-known name in the IP market” Practice Head Taras Kyslyy is “particularly noted for his track record of representing pharma companies”.
Tax Practice is also well estimated as a “well-regarded tax litigation team”, also assisting with tax advisory and regulatory matters.
Counsels Oleksandr Maydanyk and Arsen Miliutin are mentioned among notable practitioners.
The Firm’s Employment, Real Estate and Restructuring/Insolvency teams have been ranked in “Other noted firms” category.
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