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Managing Partner: Timur Bondaryev

Number of partners: 10

Number of lawyers: 70

Languages: English, German, French, Russian, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:

Arzinger is one of the leading independent legal experts in Ukraine providing high quality legal services to top international and local companies. Being a sector-focused firm Arzinger has built intimate knowledge of sectors in which its clients operate. The firm is headquartered in Kyiv and maintains two offices in Western and Southern Ukraine, which allows offering legal advice and support to clients throughout Ukraine. 

Main Areas of Practice:

Anti-Corruption Compliance & Business Ethics

Antitrust & Competition

Banking & Finance


Commercial Litigation

Tax & Customs Litigation

Intellectual Property

Corporate / M&A

White Collar Crime

International Litigation & Arbitration

Real Estate & Construction

Tax Law & International Taxation


Corporate Law/M&A:

3 partners; 2 counsels based in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa

■ Legal support on the Ukrainian part of the global transaction on acquisition by Adobe Inc. of Magento Commerce, a market-leading commerce platform, which enables Magento Commerce to be integrated into the Adobe Experience Cloud

■ Legal advisor to STADA Group, an international company headquartered in Bad Vilbel, Germany, in the acquisition of a non-plasma pharmaceutical business from Biopharma

Key Clients: Adobe Inc., Yarych Confectionary Factory, Zeppelin International AG, Centrica Plc, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

Contacts: Anna Zorya, Timur Bondaryev

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Life Science & Healthcare:

2 partners based in Kyiv

■ Legal support of major pharmaceutical companies, pharmacy business, medical institutions, CRO on any business activity in Ukraine and CIS countries

■ Representation of interests before Ukrainian competition authority, courts and other regulatory and controlling state authorities

Key Clients: AstraZeneca, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Takeda, MSD, Servier

Contacts: Lana Sinichkina, Taras Kyslyy

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:

1 partner; 1 counsel based in Kyiv

■ Legal support of a landmark yielding property refinancing project for the amount of approx. USD 50m in respect of Class ‘A’ Business Centre in downtown Kyiv

■ Legal advice on establishment of a JV on development and operation of a major shopping mall in Lviv

Key Clients: Leroy Merlin, SE Bordnetze-Ukraine (SEBN), Porsche Holding

Contact: Timur Bondaryev

Email: [email protected]

Antitrust & Competition:

3 partners; 1 counsel based in Kyiv, Lviv, Odesa

■ Assistance of a major Ukrainian sunflower oil producer in obtaining AMCU clearance for concerted practices in the industry

■ Legal advice of a major pharmaceutical company on unfair advertisement case and representation of it later before the Ukrainian antitrust authority

Key Clients: Bunge, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Nykomed, Lafarge Group

Contacts: Sergii Shkliar, Timur Bondaryev, Lana Sinichkina, Oleksander Dyakulych

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], oleksander. [email protected]

Intellectual Property:

2 partners based in Kyiv

■ Arzinger enforced IP rights of Viacom, a worldwide leading conglomerate in media content production and distribution

■ Arzinger assisted lifecell Ukraine LLC on recognition of TM LIFECELL as well-known in Ukraine

Key Clients: Bayer, AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline

Contacts: Kateryna Oliinyk, Taras Kyslyy

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]


3 partners; 1 counsel based in Kyviv, Lviv and Odesa

■ Representing one of three defendants in two arbitrations in energy industry under VIAC Rules with total amount in dispute more than 360 million USD

■ Enforcement of 10 million USD arbitral award, issued in Ukraine, in the UK with effect in numerous other jurisdictions

Key Clients: Alfa Bank, Europolis, Zeppelin

Contacts: Markian Malskyy, Oksana Karel

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:

4 partners; 2 counsels based in Kyiv and Lviv

■ Company’s team successfully defended MBPTeplomerezha LLC, a large Ukrainian construction company, in appealing the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on an alleged violation in the form of bid rigging

■ Arzinger team successfully defended Empire of Water Ukraine Ltd., one of the most experienced players in the construction and reconstruction of fountains and fountain complexes, in appealing the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine regarding an allegedly committed violation in the form of bid rigging

Key Clients: Promeritum Fund SPC, Shell Lubricants Supply Company B.V., CNBM International Corporation, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Contacts: Sergii Shkiar, Kateryna Gupalo, Markian Malskyy, Taras Kyslyy

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Tax/International Tax:

1 partner; 1 counsel based in Kyiv and Lviv

■ Representation of interests of European luxury car producer in Ukraine

■ Representation of interests of one of the largest Ukrainian banks in a dispute with tax authorities

Contacts: Markian Malskyy, Oleg Chayka, Iaroslav Cheker

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:

1 partner based in Kyiv

■ Advising Bank Austria AG on restructuring of a USD 30m loan facility provided to a Ukrainian real estate developer for construction of the logistic centre on the south of Ukraine

■ Advising NEFCO in connection with provision of EUR 4,5 million loan to a Ukrainian power generation company for building a solar power station

Key Clients: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Finance Corporation, BNPP, Citibank

Contact: Oleksander Plotnikov

Email: [email protected]


1 counsel based in Kyiv

■ Representation of the client in judicial proceedings initiated by the dismissed employee on the ground of the claimed unfair dismissal

■ Legal advice on the staff redundancy procedure, drafting the necessary documentation

Key Clients: Sandoz, Ever Neuro Pharma, Advent International

Contact: Alesya Pavlynska

Email: [email protected]


1 partner; 2 counsels in Kyiv

■ Advising NEFCO in connection with provision of EUR 4 350 000 loan to a Ukrainian power generation company for building a power plant

■ Advising CMEC in connection with construction of solar park in Ukraine. Support involved advising on Ukrainian legal matters and financing model

Contacts: Timur Bondaryev, Iaroslav Cheker, Oksana Karel

Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

White Collar Crime:

2 partners based in Kyiv

■ Company’s attorneys were involved in protecting Client’s interests and preventing the plan of unidentified persons directed at illegal takeover of its company

■ Company’s attorneys drafted and submitted a criminal complaint on behalf of the victim — a major producer of alcoholic beverages and its subsidiary company

Contacts: Kateryna Gupalo, Oleksander Plotnikov

Emails: [email protected], [email protected]