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Spenser & Kauffmann strengthens its team by appointing partners and retaining Partner-Associate Leverage

16/ 02/ 2018
  In 2018, Spenser & Kauffmann, one of the leading law firms operating in Ukraine for more than 10 years, strengthened the team with the appointment of Nickolas Likhachоv as a partner and Head of Banking & Finance, Asset Tracing & Forensic, Sergiy Pushko as a partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Tamila Aleksyk, as counsel and Head of Criminal law practice. The Managing Partner of Spenser & Kauffmann Valentyn Zagariya comments: “There are certain factors that determine the partner additions of the firm. First, partner knowledge and experience help resolve complex client matters at Spenser & Kauffmann. Second, Spenser & Kauffmann aims to retain the optimal Partner-Associate Leverage which educates and reinforces lawyers’ motivation to grow, as well as enhances the firms’ positioning in the market before the increasing competition for high-margin projects and clients. 70% of our team consists of senior associates, counsel and partners. In numbers, the Partner-Associate Leverage is 0,7:1.” Lawyers’ profiles: Nickolas Likhachov, partner. Focus: Banking & Finance, Asset Tracing & Forensic, M&A. Nickolas is recommended for Banking & Finance, M&A, Energy & Infrastructure by the international legal directory IFLR 1000 in 2017. He is a member of the British-Ukrainian Law Association (BULA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), the LCIA Users Council, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce of Young Arbitrators Sweden (SCC YAS). Before joining Spenser & Kauffman in 2015, Nickolas practised law at many international law companies and banks in Ukraine. Sergiy Pushko, partner. Focus: Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Sergiy’s experience includes advising international and local companies on pre-trial settlement, litigation, tax law, family and labour law. He is admitted to practise law in Ukraine and is a member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association. Sergiy joined Spenser & Kauffmann since its first days. Tamila Aleksyk, counsel. Focus: Criminal law. Tamila’s experience includes advising clients on complex protection of client business interests in criminal procedure, client law enforcement processes, white-collar crime and business protection. Tamila is admitted to practise law in Ukraine and is a member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association and the Ukrainian Bar Association.

In 2018, Spenser & Kauffmann, one of the leading law firms operating in Ukraine for more than 10 years, strengthened the team with the appointment of Nickolas Likhachоv as a partner and Head of Banking & Finance, Asset Tracing & Forensic, Sergiy Pushko as a partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Tamila Aleksyk, as counsel and Head of Criminal law practice.

The Managing Partner of Spenser & Kauffmann Valentyn Zagariya comments:

“There are certain factors that determine the partner additions of the firm. First, partner knowledge and experience help resolve complex client matters at Spenser & Kauffmann. Second, Spenser & Kauffmann aims to retain the optimal Partner-Associate Leverage which educates and reinforces lawyers’ motivation to grow, as well as enhances the firms’ positioning in the market before the increasing competition for high-margin projects and clients. 70% of our team consists of senior associates, counsel and partners. In numbers, the Partner-Associate Leverage is 0,7:1.”

Lawyers’ profiles:

Nickolas Likhachov, partner.

Focus: Banking & Finance, Asset Tracing & Forensic, M&A.

Nickolas is recommended for Banking & Finance, M&A, Energy & Infrastructure by the international legal directory IFLR 1000 in 2017. He is a member of the British-Ukrainian Law Association (BULA), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), the LCIA Users’ Council, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce of Young Arbitrators Sweden (SCC YAS). Before joining Spenser & Kauffman in 2015, Nickolas practised law at many international law companies and banks in Ukraine.

Sergiy Pushko, partner.

Focus: Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

Sergiy’s experience includes advising international and local companies on pre-trial settlement, litigation, tax law, family and labour law. He is admitted to practise law in Ukraine and is a member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association. Sergiy joined Spenser & Kauffmann since its first days.

Tamila Aleksyk, counsel.

Focus: Criminal law.

Tamila’s experience includes advising clients on complex protection of client business interests in criminal procedure, client law enforcement processes, white-collar crime and business protection. Tamila is admitted to practise law in Ukraine and is a member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association and the Ukrainian Bar Association.

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