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Anna Babych, Partner with Aequo, Admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales

15/ 08/ 2018
  Aequo is delighted to announce that Anna Babych, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A, has been admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales as of August 08, 2018. Prior to that, Anna Babych became the first partner with a Ukrainian law firm who successfully sat Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) exam in the UK and was qualified as a non-practicing solicitor (England and Wales) in March 2016. Anna has completed her Legal Practice Course with BPP University, United Kingdom. Moreover, she contributed to the initiative aimed to make Ukrainian lawyers become eligible to be admitted as Solicitors of England and Wales. Denis Lysenko, Aequo’s Managing Partner, commented: “We are very proud to congratulate Anna on her admission as a Solicitor of England and Wales. It demonstrates her longstanding commitment to professional development and client care and is specifically beneficial to our Corporate/M&A and Private Client practices in terms of advising on investments, M&A transactions and private wealth management.” Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is a series of tests for the license to practice as solicitor in England and Wales designed for foreign licensed attorneys making the qualification process faster than the standard procedure. The QLTS system ensures that a lawyer, admitted to the Bar in another jurisdiction, has the necessary knowledge and skills to act as a qualified solicitor in England and Wales. The SRA. established in January 2007, is the regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales. Its purpose is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and by acting when risks are identified. It regulates more than 180,000 solicitors in England and Wales. 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 2015-2017. For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya Chervonookaya@aequo.ua, +380 44 490 91 00

Aequo is delighted to announce that Anna Babych, Partner, Head of Corporate / M&A, has been admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales as of August 08, 2018. Prior to that, Anna Babych became the first partner with a Ukrainian law firm who successfully sat Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) exam in the UK and was qualified as a non-practicing solicitor (England and Wales) in March 2016. Anna has completed her Legal Practice Course with BPP University, United Kingdom.

Moreover, she contributed to the initiative aimed to make Ukrainian lawyers become eligible to be admitted as Solicitors of England and Wales.

Denis Lysenko, Aequo’s Managing Partner, commented: “We are very proud to congratulate Anna on her admission as a Solicitor of England and Wales. It demonstrates her longstanding commitment to professional development and client care and is specifically beneficial to our Corporate/M&A and Private Client practices in terms of advising on investments, M&A transactions and private wealth management.”

Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) is a series of tests for the license to practice as solicitor in England and Wales designed for foreign licensed attorneys making the qualification process faster than the standard procedure. The QLTS system ensures that a lawyer, admitted to the Bar in another jurisdiction, has the necessary knowledge and skills to act as a qualified solicitor in England and Wales.

The SRA. established in January 2007, is the regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales. Its purpose is to protect the public by ensuring that solicitors meet high standards, and by acting when risks are identified. It regulates more than 180,000 solicitors in England and Wales.

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 2015-2017.

For additional information please contact Yuliya Chervonookaya

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

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