Aequo is Top Ranked by Chambers Europe 2018
Aequo is top ranked in Intellectual Property and is once again highly recommended in its key practice areas – Banking and Finance, Antitrust and Competition, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Litigation), Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Restructuring and Insolvency according to the recently released Chambers Europe 2018.
Banking and Finance team is noted for its outstanding regulatory expertise, often called upon to advise on landmark projects. One client says that the lawyers have “strong expertise in several fields and a strong local reputation.” Yulia Kyrpa, partner, head of Banking and Finance, is praised by clients as “hard-working, inspiring and to the point.”
According to market commentators, Competition and Antitrust team has a “strong position in the market.” The directory praises Denis Lysenko, managing partner, for his “long-standing expertise in competition law advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters.” Sergey Denisenko, counsel, is singled out as “the hands-on force of the practice.”
Chambers Europe highlights Corporate/M&A team’s “positive dynamics, creativity and ability to understand the client’s viewpoint.” Sources describe Anna Babych, partner, head of Corporate/M&A, as “very committed and sharp, with an excellent eye for detail and a strong commercial sense.” According to the research, managing partner Denis Lysenko is “an experienced and thoughtful practitioner”, “skilled at both the domestic and cross-border level” and is “particularly active on investment matters”.
Dynamic Dispute Resolution practice is noted for its growing market presence in litigation and international arbitration. Pavlo Byelousov, head of the International Arbitration group, has “a growing reputation in domestic and international arbitration”, with multiple sources referring to him as a “rising star.” He covers commercial and investment arbitration and comes particularly recommended as an “expert in energy arbitration.” Market commentators recognize Oleksandr Mamunya, partner, head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution, for his track record in IP disputes, including litigation and out-of-court actions involving patents and trademarks.
Energy and Natural Resources team is particularly noted for handling complex energy disputes, including international arbitration proceedings and capable of assisting clients with energy financing and development mandates.
Prominent Intellectual Property team is applauded for its impressive track record in contentious IP matters. Sources praise the market insight and pragmatism of the team. One source highlights the team’s “great knowledge of IP matters and impressive skills in litigation. They understand the client’s needs and provide advice of an excellent quality.” Oleksandr Mamunya is universally considered a leader in the sector. Clients praise his commercial approach as well as his experience in litigation, calling him “an experienced trade mark litigator.” Senior associate Andrey Nikolayenko provides support to international and domestic companies involved in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters.
Real Estate team enters the rankings due to increasing market presence. Sources applaud the team for the quality of its services: “They have been able to deliver commercial, clear, well-structured and succinct advice.”
Active Restructuring and Insolvency team is noted for its client-friendly service: “They provide excellent legal advice for a reasonable price, always prioritising our needs and trying to exceed expectations.”
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