• The Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie announced the promotion of Senior Associates Olga Gavrylyuk and Kseniia Prokhur to Counsels, thus reinforcing Kyiv's Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution practices respectively.
  • The round of promotions also includes the promotion of 10 lawyers to Senior Associates: Hanna Smyrnova (Banking & Finance), Alyona Furda (Corporate/M&A), Elmaz Abkhairova and Nadiia Filozop (Real Estate), levgen Bidnyi and Anna Boyko (Dispute Resolution), Roman Koren, Khrystyna Knygynytska and Tetyana Zhuravska (Tax) and Anton Kapitonenko (IP).

Olga Gavrylyuk advises clients on general corporate law matters, mergers and acquisitions, and global reorganizations. Olga primarily focuses on global reorganization projects and advises on general corporate issues, including registration of companies in Ukraine, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border migrations, restructurings and private M&A in various industries. Olga has more than 15 years of experience working on multijurisdictional transactions, in particular involving European countries, in various sectors with a focus on healthcare, FMCG M&As, infrastructure and agriculture.

Kseniia Prokhur represents and advises clients in various types of commercial, corporate and employment litigation in Ukraine, has significant experience in enforcement of the awards of the most prominent international arbitration institutions. Kseniia specifically focuses on challenging the acts of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and advises clients on all related legal aspects. Kseniia also delivers lectures on procedural law in the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy and the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Serhiy Chorny, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie Kyiv, commented on the promotions:
Congratulations to all newly promoted colleagues. These promotions are made in the 31st year of our operation in Ukraine and mark our commitment to ensuring the professional and career growth of our talents even in the unprecedented wartime period, which we trust will end soon with the victory of Ukraine. These promotions also reflect our optimism as to the continuing resilience and future efficient recovery of the economy of our country and of its market of legal services. I wish all the colleagues many successes in the coming years.
Serhiy Piontkovsky, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie Kyiv, added:
We are proud to have on board true legal professionals who are developing their talents and practice experience to provide first-class services to our clients. As a global firm, we are happy to offer our colleagues knowledge from across the Firm to develop their full potential, as well as opportunities for career growth.
With the new appointments, today, Baker McKenzie's Kyiv office has more than 50 lawyers, including eight partners, eight counsels and 14 senior associates.
These promotions come together with 75 new partners and 41 lateral partner hires over the past year globally, demonstrating clear and growing confidence in the continued success of the Firm.

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