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LCF Law Group

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Managing Partners: Anna Ogrenchuk
Senior Partner: Artem Stoyanov
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 23
Languages: English, Ukrainian, Russian

FIRM OVERVIEW:
Founded in 2009, LCF Law Group has developed into a prominent and highly regarded market leader in Ukraine, having advised and represented a range of leading clients over the past 10 years. Having grown year on year, LCF has steadily built out a comprehensive legal advisory practice to complement its original practice in Litigation and expertise in other specialised areas, such as banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, arbitration law, corporate law, energy and natural resources.
LCF’s 3 partners are supported by 5 highly experienced counsels (each with more than 15 years’ experience) and 18 qualified associates.
LCF is an exceptional partner when it comes to protecting clients’ interests in complex, multidisciplinary, high-value, high-risk or seemingly hopeless judicial and arbitration disputes; the practice has a win rate above 90% and handled over $4.5 billion worth of cases in the past 12 months. Its lawyers recently secured a precedent-setting victory before the Court of Appeal in Kyiv City and the Supreme Court in relation to overturn court-enforced asset seizures pursuant to an international arbitration decision.
LCF is also one of the market’s most prominent firms in the fields of banking and finance and restructuring and insolvency, where clients include numerous top-25 Ukrainian banks, such as Pravex Bank (part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group), Prominvestbank, BTA Bank, Credobank, OTP Bank, Taskombank, Ukrsotsbank, Universal Bank, VS Bank. LCF’s clients also include many of the largest corporations and holdings in the market: Bunge Ukraine, Allianz Ukraine, TNT Express Worldwide, Fozzy Group, Yuria-Pharm, MRIYA Agro Holding, Ovostar Union, Ukravtodor, Capital Times Investment Company, TAS Group, Kyiv Cardboard and Paper Mill and others.
PRACTICE AREAS:
Dispute Resolution
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Tax Law
Arbitration Law
Corporate Law
Energy & Natural Resources
Transportation & Infrastructure
Agribusiness
Disputes with Public Authorities

MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Dispute Resolution:
3 partners, 5 counsels, 18 associates
LCF, the recognised leader in business dispute resolution, is at the forefront of corporate, finance and banking law cases in Ukraine. The practice handled over $4.5 billion worth of cases in the past 12 months and recent wins include a precedent-setting victory before the Court of Appeal in Kyiv City and the Supreme Court in relation to overturn court-enforced asset seizures pursuant to an international arbitration decision.
LCF advises domestic and international businesses, banks and financial companies, corporations and individuals in complex and highly specialised disputes in the areas of market securities, financial services and insurance disputes, including reinsurance, disputes with regulators regarding licensing and professional activity.
Contact: Anna Ogrenchuk
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 5 counsels, 18 associates
LCF’s team are extensive knowledge of banking, finance and insurance laws and first-hand in-house technical industry expertise, which is widely recognised and sought out by the leading market professionals. The practice advises and represents financial institutions, their beneficial owners and investors in dealings with regulators, and throughout the business cycle from inception and incorporation to licensing or during operational activities; in structuring of project financing; in restructurings and refinancing. The practice represents more than half of Ukraine’s top-25 banks. In the past 12 months, LCF also represented banking and finance clients’ interests in disputes with an aggregate value of over $2 billion.
Contact: Artem Stoyanov
Email: [email protected]

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:
1 partner, 1 counsel, 5 associates
LCF excels in bankruptcy and restructuring and every year guides clients through a number of high-profile notable bankruptcies, including in the context of corporate conflicts and involving a large number of interconnected litigations in Ukraine and foreign jurisdictions. The team brings together the best litigators and arbitrators, executives with specialist expertise, auditors from leading international firms, influential court experts and appraisers. Clients include distressed companies, creditors and many of Ukraine’s leading banks. In the past 12 months, LCF has successfully represented client's interests in disputes with an aggregate value of over $2.4 billion.
Contact: Olena Volyanska
Email: [email protected]

Tax Law:
1 partner, 5 associates
LCF’s tax litigation practice has extensive experience of advising corporate and private individual taxpayers across the full scope of their needs. From the outset of any project, we develop a strategy for cooperation with tax authorities, determine ways of managing any potential disputes, forecast litigation risks and possibility of their resolution through administrative procedures. Our specialty lies in tackling high-value tax disputes; the team has vast experience in cross-border dispute resolution on the basis of Bilateral Investment Treaties and Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements. Represented by LCF’s lawyers, clients have won disputes with tax authorities for an aggregate value of over $500 million during the last 12 months.
Contact: Olena Volyanska
Email: [email protected]

Arbitration Law:
1 partner, 1 counsel, 6 associates
LCF has an established track record of successfully representing clients with cross-border businesses in international and domestic commercial arbitration institutions, as well as litigation over enforcement of arbitral awards.
LCF’s team has experience of providing legal support in arbitration disputes in all the key institutions: global (ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC), regional (ICAC at the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, Russian Federation and Belarus), sectorial (CAS, FIDIC, FOSFA, GAFTA), as well as under the framework of UNCITRAL. LCF has successfully represented client's interests in disputes for an aggregate value of over $200 million during the past 12 months.
Contact: Yulia Atamanova
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Law:
1 partner, 1 counsel, 6 associates
LCF’s track record counts a number of successfully resolved complex and high-profile eminent corporate disputes in an array of industries. LCF was the first law firm to advise on new types of corporate disputes, previously unseen in Ukraine, including challenging a squeeze-out by using freshly implemented procedural measures both at the preparatory and final stages of the ownership restructuring process.
LCF applies a multidisciplinary approach in defending  clients’ corporate rights by combining judicial protection and collaboration with dedicated state authorities and international institutions.
Contact: Yulia Atamanova
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
2 partners, 5 associates
LCF is the legal advisor of choice to LCF is the legal advisor of choice to the large exploration, production and refining energy and natural resources companies. The practice has an unparalleled track record in structuring, drafting, negotiating and successfully executing production sharing agreements and joint ventures in exploration as well as extraction between private and public entities.
LCF also notably has a unique experience in dispute resolution with regard to accidents and emergencies in exploration and production activities, and cooperates with the leading industry specialists and research scientists. LCF’s lawyers also work detect and mitigate any risk of permit disputes and regulatory issues from the outset of any project. The team has won disputes worth over $1 billion in the past 12 months.
Contact: Anna Ogrenchuk
Email: [email protected]

Transportation & Infrastructure:
1 partner, 1 counsel, 5 associates
LCF’s experience with transportation and infrastructure companies encompasses many sub-sectors, including ports, road systems, warehouses and transshipment terminals, aviation, maritime, rail and road connections. Long-term relationships with transportation and logistics clients have given LCF’s team a detailed and in-depth understanding of the commercial, regulatory and legal issues of the industry. LCF advises on regulatory and property matters, FIDIC construction contracts, commercial and public law issues, support of investment projects, public-private partnerships, representation of interests before the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine, protection of intellectual property, dispute resolution, and tax advisory.
Contact: Tetyana Ignatenko
Email: [email protected]

Agribusiness:
1 partner, 1 counsel, 6 associates
LCF has extensive advisory experience in the implementation of complex agri-industrial projects, financing, production regulations, certification and sales of agricultural products, compliance with environmental and phytosanitary standards. Among LCF’s clients are many of the largest investors in Ukrainian agribusiness and commodities majors such as Bunge.
Areas of expertise include regulatory issues in agrarian production; land use; assistance with construction projects; advisory on export-import operations; quotas, judicial and extrajudicial protection and appeal against illegal actions by third parties as to the registration of property rights; and judicial protection of agricultural businesses in disputes with lenders etc. LCF’s agribusiness work in the past 12 months includes successfully representing client's interests in disputes totaling over $1.2 billion. 
Contact: Yulia Atamanova
Email: [email protected]

Disputes with Public Authorities:
1 partner, 1 counsel, 5 associates
LCF has a remarkable track record in successful resolution of complex litigations with state authorities. From the outset, we involve reputable experts and specialists from the leading academic institutions when conducting technical analysis and providing legal opinions.
The practice assists clients in dispute resolutions with appropriate authorities in matters of fiscal authority, financial services supervision, securities markets supervision, planning and construction supervision, public procurement supervision, management of state-owned assets, natural resources exploration and production supervision, antitrust and fair competition supervision, intellectual property rights, labor, state registration, disputes with local municipal bodies. LCF has won disputes worth an aggregate value of over $600 million for clients during the past 12 months.
Contact: Tetyana Ignatenko
Email: [email protected]

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