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Senior Partner: Viktor Barsuk

Partners: Oleg Malinevskiy, Serhiy Chuyev, Taras Poshyvanuyk, Andrii Nikitin, Vyacheslav Krahlevych, Oleksandr Lysak, Yaroslav Zeikan

Number of lawyers: 50+

Languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, French

Firm Overview:

EQUITY Law Firm is one stop shop for legal needs of Clients, mainly for all kind complex disputes and post-court activities. 50+ lawyers team has a profound 15+ years’ experience across practices, including dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, criminal law and white-collar crime, banking and finance, tax, real estate and construction, antitrust, intellectual property, domestic and cross-border ligation, international arbitration.

The strong team of litigators work proactively to help the clients to reach their business goals and make them feel secure. EQUITY lawyers are business-minded and encourage their team to broaden knowledge and expertise in business and commerce.

Three pillars of EQUITY’s work are:

■ rigorous case analysis;

■ comprehensive strategy;

■ flawless execution

EQUITY partners are thought leaders of the dispute resolution market of Ukraine.

Following the years of profound research, EQUITY partners Viktor Barsuk, Olexandr Lysak and Yaroslav Zeikan published 3 books “Attorney’s Strategy and Tactics in Criminal Proceedings”;“Inadmissible Evidence in Criminal Proceedings” and “Opening and Concluding Speech in Criminal Proceedings”.


■ Alternative Dispute Resolution

■ Banking & Finance

■ Compliance & Anti-corruption

■ Corporate & M&A

■ Domestic Litigation

■ Intellectual Property

■ International Arbitration & Cross-Border Litigation

■ Private Clients

■ Real Estate & Construction

■ Restructuring & Insolvency

■ Taxation

Key Clients:

AIS Corporation, Azovmash, Helen Marlen Group, Volodymyr Omelyan (former Minister of Infrastructure), Hennadiy Trukhanov (Mayor of the City of Odessa) and Roman Nasirov (former Head of the State Fiscal Service); PJSC “UkrInBank”; Klion Group; Service Rapid;

Work Highlights:

■ EQUITY represented clients in the international arbitration under the CIETAC and SCC Rules.

■ EQUITY advised and represented clients in court proceedings related to the arbitral awards issued under the Rules of the Dispute Resolution Institute of the Oslo Chamber of Commerce, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, LCIA and UNCITRAL Rules. We also advised on potential investor-State arbitration.

■ EQUITY provided legal advice to 2 out of 4 Ukrainian banks ever, which have succeeded in having the insolvency proceedings against them cancelled. The team advised on the regulatory framework for the continued operations of these banks.

■ EQUITY also developed a strong practice of advising on non-performing loans (NPLs) portfolios and distressed assets under the supervision of Serhiy Chuyev. He is proud to count among his clients the largest finance companies in Ukraine, including LLC “Finance Company”, LLC “EXPERT INVEST”, LLC “Finance Company “Helios”.

■ EQUITY also assisted their clients in large-scale debt restructuring, namely for Azovmash Group (the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise of Ukraine).

■ EQUITY acted for the clients in the landmark cases in the Supreme Court of Ukraine. In particular, the team set new precedents in the case law on declaring the insolvency proceedings against the banks as unlawful.

■ EQUITY has created a unique project «Clean and Green» to clean up the environment as part of its corporate social responsibility.


Tel: +380442772222

Email: [email protected]

Oleg Malinevskiy – partner