The Legal 500 – EMEA 2018 Recommends Ilyashev & Partners as a Top Tier Law Firm

12.04.18 / News


According to independent survey held by The Legal 500 – EMEA 2018, Ilyashev & Partners is a Top Tier Firm in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Intellectual property, Real Estate and Construction. The Firm is also recommended in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Competition, Employment, Tax, Energy, and Private Client.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A – tier 1

Leading individuals: Mikhail Ilyashev – Managing Partner and Roman Marchenko – Senior Partner

Ilyashev & Partners is ‘one of the best’‘ in the market and its ‘ ‘very sophisticated M&A experts’‘ include Mikhail Ilyashev and Roman Marchenko. The team acted for multinational food group Danone on the merger of Unimilk with Danone Dnipro.

Dispute Resolution – tier 1

Leading individuals: Mikhail Ilyashev – Managing Partner and Roman Marchenko – Senior Partner

At Ilyashev & Partners, Roman Marchenko, who is ‘‘one of Ukraine’s top litigators’‘, acted for BTA Bank in a $10bn compensation claim against its former chairman. Mikhail Ilyashev is ‘extremely responsive and hardworking’.

Intellectual Property – tier 1

Leading individuals: Irina Kirichenko – lawyer, Patent Attorney of Ukraine

Ilyashev & Partners’ practice lead Irina Kirichenko has ‘a hands-on approach and is very commercial’. Mikhail Ilyashev acted for Grindeks (Latvia) in a trade mark dispute.

Real Estate and Construction – tier 1

Ilyashev & Partners fields a team of ‘first-class attorneys with strong business acumen’ such as Mikhail Ilyashev, who ‘grasps the full picture quickly’, and Roman Marchenko. The latter advised developers on protecting rights to land plots worth over $1bn.

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets – tier 2

At Ilyashev & Partners, Mikhail Ilyashev, who is ‘a distinguished lawyer with a huge reputation’, and the ‘well-respected’ Roman Marchenko are the key names. Marchenko advised agribusiness Creative Group on a $711m loan refinancing. BTA Bank is also a client.

Competition – tier 2

At Ilyashev & Partners, managing partner Mikhail Ilyashev and anti-trust practice head Oleksandr Fefelov act for clients including BTA Bank, ArcelorMittal and Antonov.

Employment – tier 2

Mikhail Ilyashev leads the practice at Ilyashev & Partners, which counts the Federation of Trade Unions and Hong Kong-based Cofco among its clients. Roman Marchenko handled labour disputes for Antonov.

Energy – tier 2

At Ilyashev & Partners, the ‘practical, concise and pragmatic’ Roman Marchenko handled energy disputes for Ostchem Holding, Ukrinterenergo and RGK-Trading.

Tax – tier 2

Ilyashev & Partners is ‘extremely responsive and professional’. Clients recommend practice head Roman Marchenko and ‘trusted adviser’ Galina Melnyk. The team secured a $5m VAT refund for shipyard FSC More.

Private Client – tier 3

Ilyashev & Partners is known for its ‘personal service and professional standards’ across the full range of private client work. Mikhail Ilyashev ‘has profound and thorough knowledge’ and Roman Marchenko is ‘erudite and persuasive’.