Kyiv, Ukraine, 30 June 2017 — The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie has been highly ranked and recommended by the 2017 edition of Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, an annual in-depth survey of the legal market in Ukraine.
11 practice areas of the Kyiv office — Banking & Finance, Restructuring, Corporate/M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Labour & Employment, Tax, Pharmaceuticals/Medicine & Healthcare, Real Estate & Construction, Transport and Retail — are ranked in the top five firms.
In addition, 8 lawyers of the Kyiv office are highly recommended by Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients. Managing Partner Serhiy Chorny is listed among the Authorities in Banking & Finance and Restructuring. Managing Partner Serhiy Piontkovsky is acknowledged as a Leading Individual in Real Estate & Construction and in Energy & Natural Resources. Partner Viacheslav Yakymchuk is included in the top three in Corporate/M&A, while Partner Hennadiy Voytsitskyi is among the leaders in Tax. The other individuals ranked as leading are: Partner Ruslan Drobyazko in Intellectual Property, Partner Lina Nemchenko in Real Estate & Construction, and Counsel Mariana Marchuk in Labour & Employment. In Pharmaceuticals/Medicine & Healthcare, Counsel Olha Demianiuk is ranked top five, while the practice strengthened its position by climbing to 2nd place.
The directory also mentions 9 lawyers as notable practitioners: Partners Hennadiy Voytsitskyi in Transfer Pricing, Oksana Simonova in Antirust/Competition, Ihor Olekhov in Banking & Finance/Restructuring and Energy & Natural Resources, Ihor Siusel in Bankruptcy, International Arbitration and Litigation, and Counsels Olha Demianiuk in Corporate/M&A and Mariana Marchuk in Labor Law and Employment. Senior Associate Dmytro Orendarets is among the notable practitioners in Banking & Finance and Restructuring, along with Senior Associates Yuliya Kolchenko in Intellectual Property and Oleksiy Stolyarenko in IT law.
Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients is published in English annually since 2003 and has gained a reputation for being a reliable market guide to top law firms and practitioners in Ukraine.