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Aequo Once Again Ranked among the World’s Leading International Arbitration Firms by GAR 100 2020

25/ 05/ 2020

According to the recently released annual ranking by the leading arbitration journal Global Arbitration Review – The GAR 100 (13th Edition) 2020 – Aequo has been listed among the world’s top international arbitration law firms, for the third year in a row.

The firm’s international arbitration group is led by partner Pavlo Byelousov and includes managing partner Denis Lysenko and partner Oleksandr Mamunya. Among Aequo’s work highlights mentioned by GAR:

  • the firm’s most prominent work to date has been for “Naftogaz of Ukraine” in a pair of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitrations against Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom over long-term contracts for the supply and transit of gas;
  • in 2016 Aequo also helped US publisher Forbes win an ICDR claim against its Ukrainian licensee, prevailing on claims that censorship and interference with its editorial independence gave valid grounds to terminate a license agreement for the Ukrainian edition of Forbes magazine. It has also acted in proceedings to enforce the award in Ukrainian courts.

According to the research, “Aequo has gained a name as a reliable go-to firm, particularly in high-value oil and gas disputes with a Ukrainian-law angle.”

Clients also praise the team, calling Aequo “the leading Ukrainian law firm” for arbitration and the energy market. One of them recommends Pavlo Byelousov as impressive, “always up to date on any energy industry development or problem in Ukraine” and “directly involved in each matter entrusted to the firm”.

The GAR 100 is a guide to specialist law firms worldwide ‘approved’ by the research for international arbitration, offering extensive qualitative analysis of arbitration practices around the world.

Please follow the link for more details.

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 the Most Innovative Law Firm of the Year in Ukraine by IFLR Europe Awards 2018, Law Firm of the Year in Russia, Ukraine and the CIS by The Lawyer European Awards 2017 and one of the most innovative law firms in Europe according to the FT Innovative Lawyers 2015-2019.

For additional information please contact Tatiana Bogila

Bogila@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

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