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Managing Partner: Andriy Stelmashchuk
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 42
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1992,Vasil Kisil & Partners is one of the leading Ukrainian law firms focused on large local and international corporations and cross-border legal work.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Agricultural Business:
The team consists of leading experts and practitioners in the area of tax, intellectual property, land, labour, corporate and contract law, allowing them to provide a comprehensive service to large Ukrainian companies and international corporations whose business is related to agriculture and food industry.
Contact: Volodymyr Igonin

Antitrust & Competition:
Advising on all matters related to merger control, concerted practices, market dominance, cartels investigations, intellectual property, public procurement, trade/ WTO matters within the competition and trade regulatory environment of Ukraine.
Contacts: Anna Sisetska

Banking & Finance:
Advising on setting up, acquiring or merging Ukrainian banks and establishing in-house legal expertise; NBU licenses for making investments and other payments abroad; various issues of capital increase; NBU approvals for subordinated loan agreements; payment systems registration with NBU, related tax and regulatory issues.
Contact: Anna Sisetska

Capital Markets:
Assisting in equity, debt, asset securitisation and financing transactions, supporting significant domestic bonds issues; representing lenders and borrowers, financial investors and their target companies; legal opinions re validity and enforceability of financial and security documentation; major restructurings of corporate debt.
Contact: Alexander Borodkin

Corporate / M&A:
Corporate mergers, acquisitions, reorganisations and liquidations, all types of commercial contracts; structuring cross-border transactions; obtaining necessary merger control clearances and other regulatory approvals; acting for multinational clients in Ukrainian privatisation tenders for strategic state companies across a wide range of industries.
Contacts: Volodymyr Igonin

Dispute Resolution:
Leading Ukrainian DR practice highly experienced in local and international litigation and arbitration; excellent track record in antimonopoly litigation and regulatory investigations, litigation in banking, corporate, commercial, financial, environment, insurance, international trade, intellectual property, maritime, privatisation, property, regulatory, tax and other matters.
Contacts: Oleg Makarov, Oleg Alyoshin, Andriy Stelmashchuk

Energy & Natural Resources:
Advising on all aspects of oil, gas and coal mining industries, subsoil use, alternative/renewable energy, sector-specific regulatory, transactional and environmental matters and dispute resolution; significant experience in project finance transactions within the sector.
Contact: Oleg Alyoshin, Alexander Borodkin

Intellectual Property:
Advising on all aspects of intellectual property laws, including trademarks, patents, trade names, copyright, IP litigation, prosecution and transactions in the advertising, automotive, biotechnology, FMCG, consumer goods, telecommunication, media, and IT.
Contacts: Ilarion Tomarov

International Trade:
Advising on various types of contracts, including sale and distribution contracts, franchise, license and concession agreements, agency agreements, confidentiality and consultancy agreements, IP rights and Know-How transfer agreements, leasing, etc.
Contacts: Volodymyr Igonin, Anna Sisetska

Labour & Employment:
Advising on Ukrainian labour and employment law, including employment contracts and agreements with independent contractors, work permits for foreigners, registration with the immigration and employment authorities, as well as redundancies and termination of collective bargains and trade union issues.
Contact: Oksana Voynarovska

Private Clients:
The first multi-disciplinary law firm in Ukraine to create a niche practice providing services to private clients; representing interests of high net worth individuals in matters of capital structuring, domestic and international tax planning, asset management, working closely with international network of law firms and offshore trust companies handling on all matters of family law.
Contacts: Oleg Makarov, Oksana Voynarovska

Public Private Partnership, Concessions & Infrastructure:
Advising on all matters related to prequalification stage, bidding procedures, contractual work and negotiations, project finance, construction process and operational stage; international contract transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, design and adaptation agreements, general contracts for works.
Contacts: Oleg Alyoshin, Alexander Borodkin

Real Estate & Construction:
Full range of legal services, including operations with all types of commercial, residential and industrial property, investment and development projects; title due diligence, structuring transactions, project acquisition support, contractual work and negotiations, regulatory advice, pre-sales and project finance greenfield development, rezoning and legal support for agricultural business, mining and other specific operations with land.
Contacts: Alexander Borodkin

Advising on all aspects of taxation under Ukrainian law, M&A and restructuring related tax planning, trading/investment structures both in Ukraine and overseas; taxation aspects of property purchase and lease, industrial plants and machinery; tax implications of investing in Ukraine; double taxation treaties; tax affairs of foreign nationals employed in Ukraine; tax compliance and litigation, VAT refund.
Contacts: Oleg Makarov, Andriy Stelmashchuk