IN UKRAINIAN LAW BY PRACTICE AREAS ⁄ INDUSTRIES Bankruptcy ruptcy procedure of the subsidiary company Belvedere Ukraine. The practice is headed by Anton Molchanov, senior associate and overseen by Markiyan Malskyy, partner. Trusted Advisors, an ambitious young domestic law firm, boasts its bankruptcy practice and showcased a growing portfolio. The firm acts predominantly on the debtors’ side, and is particularly highlighted for its support in bankruptcy related litigations and is noted for its particularly strong presence in the agricultural sector. The firm handled bankruptcy cases representing PJSC Illichivsk Oil and Fat Industrial Complex, Illichivsk Grain Company, PC Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi Baking Products Integrated Factory, Illichivsk Grain Port and other debtors. Partners Vladislav Rieznikov and Artem Podolskiy, and counsel Dmytro Abramenko are dedicated to the bankruptcy practice. LCF Law Group has a broad litigation practice with exceptional strength in debt recovery cases, including within the framework of bankruptcy proceedings. In 2016 the firm was equally active in representing creditors and debtors. In the ongoing portfolio of the firm is representation of insolvent debtors in litigations with creditors; acting for established client Alfa-Bank in litigations with insolvent debtors. In the past year the firm launched a new multi-structural bankruptcy service for corporations and large business and state enterprises with a complex corporate structure. Anna Ogrenchuk and Artem Stoyanov are lead partners of the practice team. The practice has strong dedicated counsels. Alexander Biryukov brought his crossborder insolvency expertise; Olena Volianska is referred as a professional expert in the bankruptcy area. Sokolovskyi & Partners has a wellestablished practice that covers liability
crisis management, restructuring and bankruptcy. The firm represents both creditors and debtors, works in judicial procedures and supports liquidation proceedings, acts on cases appealing recognition of bankruptcy. Among the complementary strengths of the firm is support from the criminal law practice, to identify signs of a crime during debt-servicing and bankruptcy procedures. The practice is headed by partner Vladyslav Filatov, known as an active bankruptcy administrator. Khomenko, Pita & Partners is a local boutique with well-established market niche. The firm’s recent focus is full scope support in bankruptcy of state enterprises. Outstanding specialist Oleksandr Khomenko is the main point of contact. The bankruptcy practice of Gramatskiy & Partners extends to pre-court sanation, property disposal, liquidation, amicable agreement. The firm is experienced in acting for lenders, borrowers, shareholders and participants, insolvency officials. The law firm gains experience in supporting judicial and extrajudicial bankruptcy procedures such as termination and challenge of bank burdens, issues of a moratorium on creditor claims. Among the landmark projects is supporting the bankruptcy procedure of the Plant Quant and bankruptcy of the Plant Keramic with subsequent amicable settlement. Andrii Trembich is the practice head. Being among the leading counsels for large cross-border restructuring work, Baker McKenzie has a bankruptcy practice and cross-border debt recovery litigation. The office is often enlisted for representing creditors in the course of bankruptcies of Ukrainian borrowers. The practice is part of the dispute resolution practice group headed by partner Ihor Siusel.
LEADING FIRMS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Ilyashev & Partners EQUITY Ario Law Firm Alekseev, Boyarchukov & Partners L.I. Group
OTHER ESTABLISHED PRACTICES LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Arzinger Gramatskiy & Partners Khomenko, Pita & Partners LCF Law Group Sokolovskyi & Partners Trusted Advisors
LEADING INDIVIDUALS 1. Julian Khorunzhyi (Ario Law Firm) 2. Roman Marchenko (Ilyashev & Partners) 3. Sergey Boyarchukov (Alekseev, Boyarchukov & Partners) 4. Mykola Kovalchuk (L.I. Group) 5. Oleg Malinevskiy (EQUITY) The selection of firms and professionals in the table reflects the research carried out by the editorial staff of Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing. It is based on a poll with market participants and submissions of the project portfolio provided by law firms. It remains a subjective view and implies no disparagement of any firm/ professional not mentioned here but which is, nevertheless, active in this field.
OTHER NOTABLE PRACTITIONERS
LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Viktor Barsuk (EQUITY) Vladyslav Filatov (Sokolovskyi & Partners) Oleg Kachmar (Vasil Kisil & Partners) Oleksandr Khomenko (Khomenko, Pita & Partners) Andriy Konoplya (Ilyashev & Partners) Artur Megerya (L.I. Group) Anton Molchanov (Arzinger) Artem Podolskiy (Trusted Advisors) Vladislav Rieznikov (Trusted Advisors)
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Iryna Serbin (Ario Law Firm)
GENTLS LAW FIRM
Leonardo Business Center, 29 Lesi Ukrainki Blvd., Office 75, 17/52A Bohdana Kyiv, 01014, Ukraine Khmelnytskoho Street, Tel.: +380 67 325 9582, 5 Floor, Kyiv, 01030, Ukraine +380 44 228 0279 Tel.: +380 44 339 9910 Fax: +380 44 285 5286 E-mail: email@example.com E-mail: Web-site: www.gentls.com firstname.lastname@example.org Web-site: www.amber-law.net
40/85 Saksahanskoho Street, 5th Floor, Kyiv, 01033, Ukraine Tel./Fax: +38 044 359 0664 E-mail: email@example.com Web-site: www.trustedadvisors.ua
Ihor Siusel (Baker McKenzie) Mykola Struts (IMG Partners) Andrii Trembich (Gramatskiy & Partners) Olena Volianska (LCF Law Group)
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