The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie has completed its first guest course within the Master's Degree Program in Commercial Law from the Faculty of Law at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy."

The lawyers at the Kyiv office taught a course on practical aspects of business law, which included a wide range of disciplines — from national anti-corruption legislation to shareholder agreements.

This year, the teaching staff included Kyiv office partner Olha Demianiuk, counsels Mariana Marchuk and Oleksiy Stolyarenko, and associates Andrii Finogin, Kseniya Pogruzhalska, Maksym Hlotov and Anna Stepanowa.

Denys Azarov, dean of the Faculty of Law, said: "Providing opportunities to acquire effective practical skills is one of the priorities of the Mohyla Law School. For teaching courses that have a large applied component, highly qualified practitioners are very important".

In turn, Serhiy Chorny, managing partner of the Baker McKenzie Kyiv office, said: "It is a great honor for us to teach at a leading university in our country. Our lawyers are ready to share their experience and demonstrate the practical side of the profession. In this way we contribute to the advancement of legal education in Ukraine and help young lawyers begin their careers in the profession."

"The legal services market in recent years needs 'new graduates' who will possess theoretical knowledge and practical skills. This is why a guest course from our partner, Baker McKenzie, was introduced at the Faculty of Law. Implementation of such disciplines will increase the competitiveness of graduates in the legal services market," said Roksolana Khanyk-Pospolitak, cand. jud., associate professor, head of the Private Law Department of the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy."

The Baker McKenzie Kyiv office's collaboration with the National University has a long history and includes, in addition to educational events, financial support for the publication of the Kyiv-Mohyla Law & Politics Journal.
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