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СMS is represented through two offices in Ukraine.
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang retains its position of unparalleled leader in the energy sector, spanning regulatory, transactional and dispute fronts. The Kyiv office is a primary point of choice for major oil and gas trading and producing companies, renewable energy players, EU energy traders. The firm is also exceptionally well connected with international financial institutions. The practice team is mandated to handle strategic deals in the sector, structuring investments and establishment of joint ventures, to advise on production sharing agreements (PSA), construction and development, gas trading issues. The sizeable team advises EuroCape on the financing of the first phase of a 500 MW wind power project in Ukraine; continues to acts as a lead counsel to Acciona Energia on its continuous expansion of the solar and wind portfolio in Ukraine, including establishment of a joint venture with UDP Renewables in relation to three solar power plants with a total capacity of 33.3 MW in Odesa Region. Vitaliy Radchenko is the key energy lawyer in the country praised for broad regulatory knowledge and transaction experience, as well as recognition among market stakeholders. With an established record in arbitration, Ukrainian versatile practitioner Olexander Martinenko manages dispute work within the practice. Maryna Ilchuk is another notable practitioner in the team, endorsed for strong visibility in renewable energy projects within 2019.
The office of CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz headed by Maria Orlyk, advises the World Bank in connection with the ongoing process to unbundle the Ukrainian Gas Transmission System Operator, and has been contracted as the advisor to Main Gas Pipelines of Ukraine to meet the requirements of the EU’s Third Energy Package. This team also raised its presence in the renewable energy sector.
The Ukrainian office of Baker McKenzie has a strong reputation in oil and gas, mining and energy infrastructure issues. The team stands out for its extensive experience in privatization and corporate restructuring of state-owned enterprises, supporting market entries into the Ukrainian oil and gas sector and production sharing agreements, sophisticated project finance and M&A transactions. Among ongoing highlights is support to the Geo Alliance Partnership on drafting and negotiating PSA for the exploration and development of oil, natural gas and gas condensate for 50 years with the Government of Ukraine. Among recent landmark representations is ongoing advising of Polenergia International on its participation in the Ukraine — EU Energy Bridge Project, including structuring and framing Ukraine’s first combined type of public-private partnership contemplating over EUR 200 million worth of investment in Ukrenergo’s power transmission and Energoatom’s generating facilities, as well as the sale of electricity produced in Ukraine on the EU market. The banking and finance team worked on a significant cross-border loan in the renewable energy sector in 2019, having advised Bayerische Landesbank providing two loan facilities (EUR 90 million each) purporting to finance the construction of the two stages of a 200 MW wind power plant in Zaporizhzhya Region, with Primorskaya-1 and Primorskaya-2 Wind Electric Plants, members of the DTEK Renewables group. In 2019 the practice team demonstrated involvement in acquisition, financing and construction projects in the renewable energy sector, and confirmed its longevity in the area of nuclear energy. Managing partner Serhiy Piontkovsky is involved in the major privatization projects. Counsel Andrii Moskalyk is praised for his expertise in PSA in oil and gas sector. Hanna Shtepa, counsel, was involved in renewable energy issues.
Being among the soundest names, Asters has a broad practice of high-end energy work. It is a point of choice for development, financing, construction, operation, M&A, market entry for a wide range of oil and gas, electricity, renewable energy projects. In 2019 the team was actively involved in supporting large-scale wind energy projects in the country, and maintained a flourishing track record of solar projects. The firm acted as a legal and tax counsel to Norsk Solar AS, a Norwegian solar power developer, on construction of a 9 MW solar power plant in Kyiv Region, which is co-financed by the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation. Another recent renewable highlight included advising Modus Group on the implementation of a solar energy project. Among other publishable clients of the firm are China Machinery Engineering Corporation, Eustream, General Electric, IFC, Regal Petroleum, VR Capital Group. Yaroslav Petrov is directly involved in the vast majority of renewable projects. Counsel Anzhelika Livitska was appointed the practice’s co-head. Armen Khachaturyan leads significant projects in the oil and gas sector.
Dentons benefits from the strong position of the firm globally, and retains its confident share of the market, working across all energy sources sectors, including upstream oil and gas, nuclear energy, renewable, as well as mining and natural resources including coal and coal bed methane. The landmark projects in 2019 took place in the renewable sector. The practice team acted as legal counsel to Nordex Group on the implementation of a USD 450 million project regarding the construction, maintenance and supply of a wind farm with an installed capacity in the range of 250-330 MW; advised Chinese energy giant PowerChina Guizhou within the implementation of the Progressovka project, a 148 MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv Region. The firm continued to act for Acciona Energia Global on complex competition and antitrust matters in connection with its EUR 54.7 million investments in the development of the largest solar power plant in Dymerka, Kyiv Region. The firm was also active in advising construction, acquisitions and renewable projects implementation in different regions of Ukraine, structuring investments and market entries, as well as supporting project finance. The key individuals of the practice are Maksym Sysoiev, recently promoted partner recognized for strong regulatory expertise and legislative work, and Adam Mytsyk, partner, who does a lot of corporate work in the sector.
Redcliffe Partners handles a variety of high-end work coming from the oil, gas, power and renewable energy sectors. The team has unique experience in upstream oil and gas projects it gained working on PSAs concluded by the Ukrainian Government. The recent profile of the firm encompasses advising Ukrnaftoburinnya, Aspect Energy, Ukrgazvydobuvannya on their PSAs for the development of onshore fields. The firm also advised Trident Acquisitions on its plans to develop the massive offshore Dolphin block on the Black Sea shelf. Throughout 2019 the team demonstrated involvement in a number of the largest projects in the renewable sector, advising on development, structuring, financing, taxation, etc. The finance practice led by Olexiy Soshenko had subsequent mandates. For example, the firm supported the largest renewables project financing in Ukraine, where it acted for lenders and debt coordinator in connection with a EUR 262 million secured term loan to Ukrainian project company SyvashEnergoProm to fund the construction of a 250 MW wind power plant in Kherson Region; advised the EBRD on USD 56 million loan to Kernel for the construction of four biomass plants in different regions of Ukraine. The M&A team advised Aice Hydro A/S in connection with the acquisition of a hydro power plant in Western Ukraine. Partner Dmytro Fedoruk is focused on the oil and gas sector, advising on PSA, establishment of strategic partnerships and joint ventures, M&A. Svitlana Teush, counsel, is highly active across renewable projects.
Ukrainian powerhouse Sayenko Kharenko rapidly expands its energy sector positioning, being regularly mandated by major domestic and international industry players to handle transactional, regulatory issues, and disputes work. In 2019 the firm demonstrated a growing workload of renewable energy projects, encompassing the acquisition of solar power plants, licensing and regulatory issues, EPC contracts for the construction of the wind and solar farms, as well as the financing of wind, solar, and waste-to-energy projects. Several significant highlights included advising DTEK Renewables on the construction of the 200 MW Primorskaya Wind Electric Plant, and acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to VR Capital on the establishment of a joint venture with Volterra Energy Group to develop solar power plants in Ukraine and acquisition of a 50% stake in eleven solar park projects. The strong finance team headed by Nazar Chernyavsky acted for the lead managers of the debut EUR 325 million green bond issue by DTEK Renewables, first-ever issue under the green bond framework by a business from Ukraine. The firm continues to advise NEFCO on projects intended to improve energy efficiency in Ukraine. The firm is among few arbitration teams in the market involved in large-scale energy cases disputes, and currently acts as Ukrainian counsel of the State of Ukraine in a USD 5.4 billion Energy Charter investment arbitration initiated by the minority shareholders of PJSC Ukrnafta. Maryna Hritsyshyna, renowned industry expert with a strong regulatory background, performed high stake projects in solar and wind energy, as well as in subsoil use. The multidisciplinary practice workload is spread across a number of dedicated partners: Nazar Chernyavsky, Vladimir Sayenko and recently promoted Igor Lozenko. Of counsel Konstantin Gribov contributes with his construction expertise.
INTEGRITES enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2019, being the Ukrainian legal counsel of landmark projects in the sector. The firm demonstrated a tremendous growth in renewable energy, and was mandated to advise the biggest international developers NBT, Scatec and Eurocape on the large-scale projects, and closed two of the biggest internationally financed projects, namely NBT and Scatec. For example, the practice team advised the Norwegian wind farm developer NBT on acquisition of a project company to develop 750 MW Zophia wind farm; advised NBT and Total Eren (France) on construction of the 250 MW Syvash wind farm worth EUR 372 million on the first non-recourse financing project in alternative energy in Ukraine. Another recent highlight is supporting Eurocape/LongWing, an independent European wind farm developer and operator, on the construction of the first 98 MW phase of a planned 500 MW wind farm. Among significant ongoing projects is supporting
Wärtsilä, a Finnish-headquartered global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, on the development of a new market, construction of several generation and co-generation power plants worth EUR 1-2 billion and ensuring electricity supply security. The firm also expanded its presence in the area of mining and subsoil use, and acted for AKW Ukrainian Kaolin in relation to production licenses and mining allotment projects for several kaolin deposits.
INTEGRITES is praised for its renowned disputes practice, as led by Olena Perepelynska and Dmytro Marchukov. The team acts as a Ukrainian law counsel for State Enterprise NPC Ukrenergo in investment arbitration against Russia regarding the expropriation of the power grid, related infrastructure and other property by the Russian authorities following the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014. With his premier expertise in real estate and construction, and strongly supported by peers, Dr. Oleksiy Feliv, managing partner, played a key role in the largest projects and practice development. Igor Krasovskiy, who joined the firm as a partner in April from Jeantet, took over the project financing workload.
EVERLEGAL has renewable energy as its recognized strength in the market. Throughout the research period the practice enjoyed assignments from Ukrainian developers in the solar energy area, and advised foreign investors on entering the Ukrainian renewables energy market. The firm is constantly instructed by its client UDP Renewables, and completed a series of transactions in the sale of a 75.01% shareholding to a strategic investor for further construction and development of a number of solar power plants in Odesa Region; advised on development of a cluster of solar power plants with a total capacity of 46 MW in Zaporizhzhya Region, and advised on the implementation of the Port-Solar SES project in Odesa Region. The firm also extended its portfolio of wind energy projects adding significant mandates. Structuring and developing small hydro energy projects, water and waste management, environmental matters all feature in the recent workload. Yevheniy Deyneko, managing partner, leads assignments from oil and gas clients, and deepened his involvement in renewable energy projects, working primarily with foreign investors. Fully-dedicated Andriy Olenyuk acts on conventional power and renewable energy clients. Vsevolod Volkov is seen across complicated financing mandates.
The broad practice of the Ukrainian firm Arzinger advises on transactions and regulatory, contentious matters, competition and compliance. Year on year the firm has a vast track record of international commercial and investment arbitrations as well as commercial litigation matters in the energy industry. Most recently the firm reviewed nine production sharing agreements drafted by investors and submitted for review to the Interdepartmental Commission on PSAs from the legal and tax points of view. The renewable energy domain demonstrated sustainable development. The firm advised CMEC in connection with the construction of a solar park in Ukraine. The finance team acts for NEFCO in connection with provision of loans to Ukrainian power generation companies. In November 2019 the practice was substantially strengthened with the arrival of Iaroslav Cheker (previously worked for KPMG) as a counsel and new practice head. Timur Bondaryev, managing partner, heads the team. International arbitration head Oksana Karel, who was promoted to counsel, is seen across the expanding track of subsequent cases.
AEQUO acts on contentious and transactional matters in oil and gas and renewable sectors, accumulating unique expertise in gas supply, transmission, transit and broad-based regulation. Having domestic energy sector heavyweights among its clients, the firm retains its outstanding position as the Ukrainian legal counsel involved in international investment arbitrations of strategic importance. For example, the team acts alongside Covington & Burling as the lead counsel representing Naftogaz of Ukraine and its subsidiaries in international investment arbitration administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in a dispute against the Russian Federation over breach of the Ukraine — Russia bilateral investment treaty by expropriating assets belonging to the Naftogaz group in Crimea (the estimated value of expropriated assets is more than USD 5 billion plus interest). The firm also rendered legal support to Naftogaz on cross-border enforcement of the 2018 Final Transit Award to recover over USD 2.6 billion from Gazprom in various jurisdictions, as well as on Swedish court proceedings initiated by Gazprom to challenge the Partial and Final Award by the SCC Tribunal in a gas sales arbitration. The team is active in M&A and finance mandates. For example, the recent example includes advising Ukrgazvydobuvannya on various issues of joint activity. The landmark finance deals were advising Naftogaz on its landmark debt capital market transactions in 2019. The firm has a growing renewable workload, advising a number of renewable energy producers on regulatory, land, zoning, contractual and corporate matters as well as domestic and cross-border disputes with their counterparties. The practice is co-led by two partners — Denis Lysenko, who is involved in the most complex disputes; and Anna Babych, who is in charge of supported corporate deals. The international arbitration practice represented by Pavlo Byelousov and Myroslava Savchuk showcases hands-on expertise in energy-related disputes.
ANTIKA Law Firm demonstrates solid expertise in the conventional sector, its traditional mainstay. Throughout 2019 the firm was dynamic in adding projects alongside its core practice domains — natural resources and subsoil use, energy efficiency and energy saving, and notably facilitated its renewable practice. The team stands out for its vivid focus on subsoil work, as it is permanently enlisted to act on development and extraction projects. This past year the Ukrainian subsidiaries of Cadogan Petroleum Plc enlisted the firm to advise on obtaining, prolonging and amending special permits for subsoil use as well as other issues on the production of hydrocarbons, and represented its interests upon withdrawal from the agreement on joint investment and production activities for hydrocarbon production and assignment of its share in several production licenses owned by Westgazinvest LLC (after closing a transaction owned by a subsidiary of NAK Nadra Ukraine). The energy efficiency track in support of the NEFCO’s financed projects is another area of performance. Apart from its regulatory and advisory workload, the team is experienced in litigation and arbitration in the energy sector. Other public clients encompass Shell Retail Ukraine, Esan Eczacibasi Endustriyel Hammaddeler Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi, AWT Bavaria, Ukrnafta PJSC. All partners are directly involved in the energy practice. Dr. Alexey Kot heads subsoil use and hydrocarbon production; Alexander Burtovoy works on energy efficiency and conservation; Andrey Kuznetsov is responsible for litigation; Sergii Korniienko focuses on contract and corporate work, and application of Ukrainian law in arbitration cases in the energy sector.
AVELLUM enjoys a strong following of top international and local financial investors active in the Ukrainian energy sector. The firm has traditionally been active on international capital markets transactions, having advised the joint lead managers on the USD 1 billion Eurobond issue by Naftogaz of Ukraine; acted as the Ukrainian legal counsel to DTEK Renewables on a debut EUR 325 million green Eurobond offering. Throughout the research period the firm enhanced its presence in the renewable sector, advising on lending transactions to finance the construction and operation of renewable power plants, and supported parties of the M&A boom. The recent example included advising SM Invest Construction BV, a developer of solar power plants, on the sale of a 100% shareholding in the holding company owning the underlying assets to develop a 148 MW solar power plant in Mykolaiv Region for Scatec Solar. The team constantly advised the EBRD on its renewable energy projects, which are carried out in Ukraine within the Sustainable Energy Lending Facility III (USELF III) framework. Most recently the firm advised the EBRD and BSTDB on senior secured loans to Rengy Bioenergo LLC to finance the construction and operation of a solar power plant in Mykolaiv Region. Senior partner and practice head Glib Bondar is in charge of financing projects. Corporate and M&A partner Yuriy Nechayev leads the majority of renewables projects involving comprehensive corporate legal support. Maksym Maksymenko provides construction expertise and Vadim Medvedev is in charge of tax matters.
Having a bunch of prominent international energy clients, the Ukrainian office of DLA Piper is primarily known for transactional expertise. The team is a Ukrainian legal counsel on corporate restructuring ongoing in the global energy sector, regularly supports market entries and strengthened its presence in subsequent infrastructural projects. In 2019 the office finalized a long-lasting USD 240 million project as transaction counsel to GIZ (German agency for international development and cooperation supporting the German government) and BMU (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany) on the establishment of an energy efficiency multi-billion trust fund by international donors and the IFC as trustee and the State of Ukraine (Energy Efficiency Fund) as co-financier with a view to fund Ukrainian banks under a funding agreement. The office expanded its profile of financing construction and development of renewable projects, being regularly instructed by lenders. Another notable feature of the renewable workload was advice on sectoral M&A and joint ventures. Oleksandr Kurdydyk, partner, heads the practice. Corporate, M&A and competition partner Galyna Zagorodniuk is in charge of subsequent assignments from energy clients.
Eterna Law has a broad workload for energy sector clients, ranging from general regulatory, corporate and competition, and international arbitration in energy disputes. The team acted for the Ukrainian branch of active Baltic power trader Axton Commodities with the launch of its Ukrainian operations and obtaining a power trading activities license in Ukraine. The firm boosted its renewable energy practice, advising international investors from Turkey and Lithuania. Most recently the firm advised Modus Group, one of the largest operators in the alternative energy market in Europe, on the acquisition of a 35 MW project in Zhytomyr Region and 12 MW in Ivano-Frankivsk Region; advised Gamma Solar on the acquisition of a 3 MW solar power project from a Ukrainian development company. The firm also cooperates with Ukrgasbank as a legal partner on refinancing companies in the renewable energy sector. The client list contains domestic energy industry heavyweights like DTEK and Energoatom. Corporate partner Oleh Malskyy is primarily focused on the conventional domain. Maksym Uslystyi,head of the renewable energy practice, was active in 2019.
EY has a diversified team in Ukraine, widely acclaimed for legal and tax structuring in the oil and gas industry. The firm is known for supporting Naftogaz of Ukraine in its unbundling (breaking up the company to separate gas transmission activity from production and supply), which was completed in 2019. Given unparalleled experience in tax and legal support of PSA, in 2019 EY boosted its portfolio by advising on five of nine PSAs currently being negotiated between private investors and the state, and also advises on a joint operating agreement to be concluded between investors in a multiparty PSA. Among renewable energy engagements to note is sale of a Ukrainian wind energy company by a French renewable company. Albert Sych is the practice head, who is particularly noted for his long-term commitment in oil and gas.
GOLAW is expanding its standing in the renewable energy sector, being enlisted by foreign investors in acquisitions of power plants, EPC and operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts, regulatory assignments and environmental issues. Among the firm’s distinctive competences is support for construction of a biofuel power plant. For example, the team advised KBPP Management Ltd on EPC and O&M contracts with Danish company BWSC for a biofuel power plant’s construction. The team renders comprehensive assistance to the Georgian International Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of Georgian Industrial Group, on construction of a 22 MW solar power plant. Max Lebedev heads the practice.
Gramatskiy & Partners is a firm that’s well equipped for wide-ranging regulatory matters in mining and subsoil use, exploration and development, as well as contractual matters pertaining to electricity distribution and supply. The firm supported establishment of the Ukrainian-Chinese joint venture between TioMan Ukraine LLC, NewVela Group, Manganese China Corporation to explore titanic, nickel and manganese ore. Energy efficiency and renewable energy are now extended within the firm’s practice remit. Its established client, City Capital Group, is supported in the project called Implementation Unit Support for Energy Efficiency improvements in public buildings in the city of Kyiv. Most recently the team represented Samurai Communications LLC in the purchase of a generating station of 25 MW solar panels in Zaporizhzhya Region. With substantial expertise in industrial construction projects and municipal infrastructure, the firm continued advising on the construction and operation of nuclear plants having represented KS Group. The practice group is led by Ernest Gramatskiy.
ILF Law Firm has vivid focus on advising territorial communities and municipalities on energy efficiency. It is regularly instructed to handle projects of energy modernizations of public buildings financed by technical aid and grants. Renewable work is mainly focused on advising solar and biogas energy developers on regulatory and land issues, as well as contracts of energy sale. One new area of ILF’s energy practice is support of PPP projects regarding power generation throughout the recycling of solid domestic waste. Enactment of the new regulation of the electricity market in Ukraine entailed regulatory assignments on the issue. Serhiy Silchenko is a responsible partner.
The Kyiv office of Kinstellar possesses regulatory and transactional experience. The firm has been mandated to render advisory on corporate and M&A, energy trading contracts and infrastructure developments. The team is known as a legal advisor to the State Property Fund of Ukraine on the privatization of Odesa Port Plant, the largest industrial consumer of natural gas in Ukraine. The booming renewable sector in 2019 loaded the practice team with a bunch of projects, including financing and M&A deals, construction and operation advice. To exemplify, the team acted as Ukrainian law counsel to Snyatinenergoinvest, a renewable energy producer, on a EUR 5.1 million credit facility provided by the EBRD. Olena Kuchynska, partner, heads the firm’s energy practice. Oleh Andreikiv has been active throughout project work.
KPMG Law has a well-established reputation of an advisor to go for oil and gas producers and trading companies, electricity market players, providers of services in the energy sector, renewable market stakeholders, provider of services in the energy sector. The team was hired by a number of international organizations. For example, the firm rendered complex legal advice and support to the United Nations Office for Project Services in reforming the Kyiv city district heating system, which involved transfer of district heating infrastructure from a privately-owned operator to a newly established utility company owned by Kyiv City Council called Kyivteploenergo. The firm acts for TEC International Co. Ltd. (Japanese International Cooperation Agency, JICA) in advising three Japanese companies selected to implement an infrastructure project at the Bortnychi Sewage Treatment Plant Modernization under an intergovernmental agreement. Among the notable projects in the renewable domain is advice to CCK Power Holdings in purchasing a 100% stake in two SPVs for development of solar power plants in Ukraine with a total capacity of 26 MW. Other clients include Ukrenergo, Association of Gas Producers of Ukraine, INA-Industrija nafte, d.d. Yuriy Katser, director, head of legal, is the main figure.
The electricity market and renewable energy is the current mainstay of Sokolovskyi & Partners. Since 2018 the firm has fostered development of solar energy projects covering the legal side of solar plants construction in different regions of Ukraine. The practice is headed by Oleh Kostiuchenko, especially experienced in the legal and technical aspects of electricity networks construction and connections. Its managing partner, Vladyslav Sokolovskyi, provides general guidance.
The Kyiv office of French law firm Jeantet is mandated by international developers for preparing FIDIC-based EPC contracts signed by and between a Ukrainian project companies and international developers. Among recent highlights to note is advising a multi-discipline company from Thailand on the potential acquisition of several PV projects in different locations in Ukraine with a planned total capacity of 200 MW. The team includes Olexiy Soloviov and Igor Martsyn, supervised by office head Bertrand Barrier.
Ilyashev & Partners has prominent positions in handling energy disputes and enforcement of international arbitration awards, as well as a broad portfolio of high profile tax litigation, debt recovery and bankruptcy cases. The dedicated team represents JV Poltava Petroleum Company on challenging tax charges on unpaid rent for 2015. The recent precedent case included representation of the Aquanova Development green tariff power producer, on canceling the decision of the national regulator imposing the tariffs of State Enterprise Ukrenergo. The firm’s partners are regularly enlisted as independent experts in international arbitration disputes in the energy field. Notable clients include Energiya Karpat LLC, Neftekhimmash, Petraco Oil Company SA, SE Ukrinterenergo, UkrGaz, UkrGazEnergo, LetterOne Group, JKX Oil & Gas Plc, Devon. The practice is traditionally led by the firm’s managing partner, Milkhail Ilyashev, with key contributions from Andrey Bychkov and Oleg Trokhimchuk. Moscow-based partner Vladimir Zakharov supervised a number of resonant energy dispute resolution cases in Russia.
Shkrebets & Partners, a Kharkiv-based firm, is the point of choice by the significant energy market players of this region. The caseload includes debt collection under a natural gas delivery agreements and delivered electricity. Kharkiv Combined Heat and Power Plant No. 5, which continues to be a standing client, was supported in concluding agreements of participation in the new electricity market. Andrey Syvak is lead partner.
The local law firm Vdovychen & Partners preserves its niche of domestic clients seeking specific tax advice, and expands the workflow of industrial construction. Most recently the practice team supported contractual matters for the construction of a high voltage power plant, and the putting into service of an alternative energy unit. Oleg Vdovychen is the key contact.
The Kyiv outfit of Wolf Theiss preserves expertise in gas transit and energy infrastructure. Over the last few years the firm has acted for Snam, a major international gas transportation system operator, on a project related to the Ukrainian gas transportation system’s unbundling and partnering. The office added to its renewable portfolio, advising a leading Hungarian solar power equipment producer on its contemplated entry to the Ukrainian solar generation market. Taras Dumych, managing partner, is visible in oil and gas.
In June 2020 Maksym Uslystyi left the firm and launched ACQUIS Law Firm.
- Timur Bondaryev (Arzinger)
- Nazar Chernyavsky (Sayenko Kharenko)
- Yevheniy Deyneko (EVERLEGAL)
- Taras Dumych (Wolf Theiss)
- Dmytro Fedoruk (Redcliffe Partners)
- Maryna Hritsyshyna (Sayenko Kharenko)
- Maryna Ilchuk (CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang)
- Dr. Alexey Kot (ANTIKA Law Firm)
- Olena Kuchynska (Kinstellar)
- Oleksandr Kurdydyk (DLA Piper Ukraine)
- Max Lebedev (GOLAW)
- Denis Lysenko (AEQUO)
- Andrii Moskalyk (Baker McKenzie)
- Adam Mycyk (Dentons)
- Albert Sych (EY Ukraine)
- Svitlana Teush (Redcliffe Partners)
- Maksym Uslystyi (ACQUIS Law Firm)