Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv practices and lawyers received outstanding rankings and recommendations by the 2020 edition of Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients, an annual in-depth survey of the legal market in Ukraine.  The Kyiv office maintained its #1 position in three key practices: Real Estate, Construction,
Land; Retail; and Labor & Employment.

The office was also named in the top five firms in relation to 12 practice areas and industries, namely: Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, IT, Telecommunication and Media, Pharmaceuticals/Medicine & Healthcare, Private Clients/Wealth Management, and Tax (Consulting).

The Antitrust & Competition, FinTech, International Trade (Commercial Contracts), Litigation (Domestic and Cross-border), and Tax (Transfer Pricing) practices were also distinguished by the edition.

Managing Partner Serhiy Piontkovsky has been individually acknowledged as an Authority in Energy & Natural Resources and Real Estate, Construction, Land, and Managing Partner Serhiy Chorny has been recognized as an Authority in Banking & Finance and Debt Restructuring.

In addition, six Kyiv lawyers have been recommended as Leading individuals by the directory:

  • Partner Serhiy Chorny in Capital Markets
  • Partner Viacheslav Yakymchuk in Corporate and M&A; he is also recognized as a Notable practitioner in Agribusiness
  • Partner Hennadiy Voytsitskyi in Tax (Consulting); he is also recognized as a Notable practitioner in Private Clients/Wealth Management and Transfer Pricing
  • Partner Lina Nemchenko in Real Estate, Construction and Land
  • Partner Olha Demianiuk in Pharmaceuticals/Medicine & Healthcare; she is also recognized as a Notable practitioner in Corporate and M&A
  • Counsel Mariana Marchuk in Labor & Employment

Another six lawyers are listed as Notable practitioners:

  • Partner Ruslan Drobyazko in Intellectual Property
  • Partner Oksana Simonova in Antitrust & Competition
  • Partner Ihor Siusel in Bankruptcy and Litigation (Domestic)
  • Counsel Oleksiy Stolyarenko in IT, Telecommunication and Media and Intellectual Property
  • Counsel Andrii Moskalyk in Energy & Natural Resources and in Corporate and M&A
  • Associate Olha Sviatenka in Pharmaceuticals/Medicine & Healthcare

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