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Managing Partner: Irina Nazarova
Partners: Andriy Vyshnevsky, Dmytro Donenko
Number of partners: 3
Number of lawyers: 12
Languages: English, French, German, Russian, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
ENGARDE is a well-established, dynamic Ukrainian law firm. Being authentically Ukrainian, ENGARDE is engaged in a multitude of cross-border projects, representing and protecting the interests of Ukrainian and international companies, as well as individuals under the laws of Ukraine and international law.

With more than a decade’s experience as one team, ENGARDE constitutes one of the most capable and dedicated expert panels in Ukraine providing a full scope of dispute resolution services and business-related advice to individuals, international corporations and leading Ukrainian companies. ENGARDE is a formidable, innovative and creative legal team fully motivated to serve the needs of its clients.

The firm’s team has vast experience in representing local and international clients before various international arbitral tribunals and the European Court of Human Rights.

ENGARDE Attorneys at Law provide legal services and legal advice to socially vulnerable groups of society and nongovernmental organisations through pro-bono work.

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ENGARDE Attorneys at Law have vast experience in representing clients in Ukrainian courts of all instances and international arbitral tribunals. The collective know-how of the firm’s litigation group mobilises to respond rapidly, efficiently and effectively to clients’ needs.

International Arbitration:
ENGARDE’s lawyers act as counsels and arbitrators in various international arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional, conducted under the rules of the world’s leading international arbitration institutions, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, and under the UNCITRAL Rules. The team also has vast experience in investment arbitration, having counseled clients in disputes arising under international law and investment treaties.

ENGARDE’s lawyers have proven expertise in providing clients with business law services of the highest quality. The firm has gained a strong reputation for handling complex cross-border transactions, developing efficient corporate governance structures, and structuring and optimising holding groups

ENGARDE’s lawyers assist large foreign companies conducting business in Ukraine and also represent major Ukrainian holdings in M&A transactions in Ukraine, CIS, Eastern and Western Europe. By maintaining both a keen understanding of business and legal environment and a sharp focus on the issues particular to each deal, ENGARDE’s lawyers respond quickly and creatively to the nuances and challenges of sophisticated transactions both large and small.

Smart Holding, Scania Group, Fuji Film (Ukraine), GEN-I Group, Metinvest BV, Regal Petrolum, Ukravto, Ministry of Justice of Ukraine