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Ilyashev & Partners

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Managing Partner: Mikhail Ilyashev
Senior Partner: Roman Marchenko
Partners: Oleksandr Fefelov, Olena Omelchenko, Yevgen Solovyov
Head of Kharkiv Office: Andriy Lytvyn
Head of Dnipro Office: Lesya Samarina
Head of Simferopol Office: Olga Gornik
Number of lawyers: 50+
Total staff: 120+
Languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian, Estonian    

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1997, Ilyashev & Partners is one of the most prominent and authoritative full-service law offices of CEE region. The firm has achieved this by employing the leading experts in various law practice areas, innovative thinking and strict compliance to ethical standards in relationships with its clients. Ilyashev & Partners provides services in almost every practice area to well-known European and American companies, leading Ukrainian companies and financial institutions, government agencies, law offices and consulting companies. With offices in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Simferopol, Moscow and Tallinn, the firm employs more than 50 highly professional lawyers.

Main Areas of Practice:
Antitrust & Competition
Banking & Finance
Corporate & M&A
Criminal Defence
Dispute Resolution
Intellectual Property
International Arbitration
International Trade & Customs
IT, Media & Telecoms
Maritime & Shipping
Public Procurement
Real Estate & Environment
Regulatory & Compliance Tax

Ilyashev & Partners has extensive experience in corporate law. The firm has advised major international corporations entering Ukrainian market and has helped Ukrainian companies launching large-scale corporate projects. The firm’s knowledge and experience ensure the expert provision of a full range of corporate law services.

Dispute Resolution:
Dispute resolution is a key practice area at Ilyashev & Partners. The firm is able to litigate in any court, whether it is a local court, the Supreme Court of Ukraine or international arbitration. Furthermore, Ilyashev & Partners never stops at just obtaining a judgment; the firm also ensures its enforcement.

International Arbitration:
Ilyashev & Partners has many years experience in international commercial arbitrations according to all major arbitration rules. The lawyers are experienced in representation in multi-million dollar investment arbitrations: both according to the specialised ICSID Convention and commercial regulations (UNCITRAL, SCC).

International Trade & Customs:
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm renders full scope of legal services in the sphere of international trade law to increase the cost of the client’s business and minimise the risks in the process of conducting foreign economic activities.
Key Areas: Trade protection, WTO and antidumping laws, plans of applying regional preferential arrangements, customs law, settlement of disputes, customs law, rules of origin.

Banking & Finance:
The firm provides highly professional advice on banking, corporate finance, debt collection, investment, property assets and lease, securities. Ilyashev & Partners has successfully represented a large number of leading Ukrainian and international banks; has been recognised for the exceptional work by all international rankings. The firm has outstanding reputation and is definitely one of the top law firms in Ukraine.

Services in labour law constitute a key practice area at Ilyashev & Partners. The firm provides these services to major companies, trade unions and individuals in particular, government officials, chief executives of industrial companies and representative offices.

Intellectual Property:
In today’s market, patents, copyrights and processes often matter more than plants or offices. Ilyashev & Partners understands the importance of intellectual property protection for business. IP protection is one of the main practice areas at the firm.

The firm has been successful in numerous litigations with the tax authorities and the Main Control and Revision Office of Ukraine. The firm understands countless nuances in tax legislation and has increased its clients’ cash flow due to reduction of tax and related payments..

Antitrust & Competition:
Ilyashev & Partners provides its clients with a wide range of legal services on various matters of antitrust law in Ukraine and abroad, inter alia, obtaining approvals from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for concentrations and concerted actions, protecting clients from unfair competition, anticompetitive practices of the public authorities, and representing clients in disputes related to possible violations of antimonopoly legislation.

Criminal Defence:
Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm actively expands criminal law practice in the field of white-collar and other crimes. The attorneys have extensive experience of cooperation with law enforcement institutions and experience in advocacy that permits to protect and represent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings. The firm has experience in conducting independent financial investigations, including in respect of crimes committed by unscrupulous management bodies of clients.

Ilyashev & Partners provides professional arrangement of contractual relations which minimises clients’ risks and losses. The firm has valuable experience in M&A and construction in Ukrainian agriculture sector, as well as in the resolution of various disputes.

The pharmaceutical industry is one of the key business sectors for Ilyashev & Partners. The firm has been involved in consulting with pharmaceutical companies at all stages of their operations including scientific development and clinical trials, registration and production of pharmaceuticals, market research, advertising, sale and application of medical products. 

International Work:
The firm represents its clients worldwide by working closely with many leading international law firms abroad. The firm’s regular involvement in high profile international transactions has created many personal contacts over the years and contributed to excellent working relationships with major law firms all over the world.

An irreproachable reputation, an unfailing professional approach and the highest standards of work draw many companies and individuals to Ilyashev & Partners’ practice. The firm’s clients range from international corporations to local government bodies.