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Aequo Strengthens IT Industry Group with Appointment of Mykyta Polatayko as Head of Practice

11/ 04/ 2018
  Aequo is pleased to announce bolstering of IT Practice. Mykyta Polatayko who has joined the firm is appointed as the head of IT industry group. The strengthening of the practice is based on continued client demand for our IT law services. “I’d like to welcome Mykyta Polatayko to Aequo. This appointment is in line with our strategic pillars – client care excellence, industry focus and innovation – and increases our capacity to provide integrated IT law support to our domestic and international clients. It demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our already leading TMT industry group and our view that IT is a key growth area in Ukraine. Mykyta is accomplished IT lawyer with an excellent reputation in IT law and as the Head of IT Practice Mykyta will be invaluable resource for our clients. We are confident that strengthening of a specifically dedicated practice will ensure top notch client care and provision of innovative services to the representatives of this dynamically growing industry”, comments Anna Babych, partner, head of TMT industry group. “I am honoured to join Aequo which has gained reputation of the game-changer in Ukraine in such a short period of time. The prospect is compelling and I am truly excited by the opportunity to contribute to the further success of this firm in the IT industry and in the sphere of innovation”, comments Mykyta Polatayko. Mykyta Polatayko is a leading IT lawyer in Ukraine, advising established multinationals and early stage technology companies on a wide range of issues from acquisition of local IT business and setting up development offices in Ukraine to copyright transfer and effective tax structuring. Throughout his career, Mykyta has specialised in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, information security and data protection as well as on e-commerce regulation and use of e-signatures. He launched the first Ukrainian legal tech start-up and also worked as a council of a game development studio and a digital advertising agency. Mykyta is regularly endorsed as leading IT lawyer in Ukraine in independent legal directories, including Best Lawyers International, Ukrainian Law Firms, Clients Choice survey. Top - 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta. For several years, Mykyta Polatayko has been actively participating in various public initiatives aimed to consolidate professional IT law community and develop legislation. AEQUO is among Top 3 leading law firms of Ukraine in Technology, Media and Telecommunications according to the national ranking Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2017. About the firm AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters. AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets. The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc. AEQUO has been named Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017, Ukraine Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Europe Awards 2016, and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2017. For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

Aequo is pleased to announce bolstering of IT Practice. Mykyta Polatayko who has joined the firm is appointed as the head of IT industry group. The strengthening of the practice is based on continued client demand for our IT law services.

“I’d like to welcome Mykyta Polatayko to Aequo. This appointment is in line with our strategic pillars – client care excellence, industry focus and innovation – and increases our capacity to provide integrated IT law support to our domestic and international clients. It demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our already leading TMT industry group and our view that IT is a key growth area in Ukraine. Mykyta is accomplished IT lawyer with an excellent reputation in IT law and as the Head of IT Practice Mykyta will be invaluable resource for our clients. We are confident that strengthening of a specifically dedicated practice will ensure top notch client care and provision of innovative services to the representatives of this dynamically growing industry”, comments Anna Babych, partner, head of TMT industry group.

“I am honoured to join Aequo which has gained reputation of the game-changer in Ukraine in such a short period of time. The prospect is compelling and I am truly excited by the opportunity to contribute to the further success of this firm in the IT industry and in the sphere of innovation”, comments Mykyta Polatayko.

Mykyta Polatayko is a leading IT lawyer in Ukraine, advising established multinationals and early stage technology companies on a wide range of issues from acquisition of local IT business and setting up development offices in Ukraine to copyright transfer and effective tax structuring. Throughout his career, Mykyta has specialised in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, information security and data protection as well as on e-commerce regulation and use of e-signatures.

He launched the first Ukrainian legal tech start-up and also worked as a council of a game development studio and a digital advertising agency.

Mykyta is regularly endorsed as leading IT lawyer in Ukraine in independent legal directories, including Best Lawyers International, Ukrainian Law Firms, Clients Choice survey. Top – 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta.

For several years, Mykyta Polatayko has been actively participating in various public initiatives aimed to consolidate professional IT law community and develop legislation.

AEQUO is among Top 3 leading law firms of Ukraine in Technology, Media and Telecommunications according to the national ranking Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2017.

About the firm

AEQUO is an advanced industry-focused Ukrainian law firm made up of highly qualified, internationally recommended lawyers who work proactively to help their clients reach their business goals. Backed up by solid industry expertise and a thorough understanding of business we develop innovative strategies and provide efficient solutions to the most complex and challenging matters.

AEQUO provides integrated legal support in areas such as antitrust and competition, banking and finance law, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, taxation, litigation and international arbitration, and capital markets.

The list of AEQUO’s representative clients includes leading Ukrainian and international companies and organizations, such as Agroprosperis, Apax Partners, Apollo, Bunge, DuPont, EBRD, European Commission, Google, Inditex Group, NCH Capital, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Samsung Electronics, Sandvik, Synthon, Tetra Laval, Ukrainian Redevelopment Fund, UniCredit Group, Vodafone Ukraine etc.

AEQUO has been named Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017, Ukraine Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Europe Awards 2016, and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2017.

For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya

Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

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