INTEGRITES proves its positions in Chambers Europe 2020


Chambers Europe 2020 recognizes INTEGRITES in 4 law areas – Dispute Resolution: International and Domestic, Energy & Natural Resources and Tax. 4 partners in Dispute Resolution: International and Domestic, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A receive individual recognition.

Dispute Resolution: International and Dispute Resolution: Domestic prove their positions in the ranking obtaining Band 3 and Band 4 respectively. The ranking mentions the team’s diverse track record in arbitration, acting for clients on international commercial arbitration cases as well as assisting with investment arbitration disputes. The team is recognized as very active in cross-border litigation. It also advises on domestic matters including tax, commercial, IP and shareholder disputes as well as assists with the enforcement of arbitral awards. The clients of the firm are international companies and large local clients from energy, industrial production and agriculture sectors. Clients praise the team’s attentiveness, “the speed with which they were doing stuff for us” as well as their “responsiveness and commercially minded” approach.

The ranking highlights two notable practitioners in this law area. In 2020 Olena Perepelynska, Partner and Head of International Arbitration, moves up the list to obtain Band 2 for representing large Ukrainian companies in commercial arbitration cases. One source says that “She is very good, famous for arbitration”. Highly praised for inventive approach to problem solving, Dmytro Marchukov, Partner and Head of Cross-Border Litigation, takes Band 3 for Dispute Resolution: International. He has been involved in complex cross-border litigations relating to insolvency and suspected fraud as well as international arbitration related matters. One client says “I was impressed with his creativity and the way in which he always tries to think around the problem and find a solution”, adding that “The case was quite complex but he never said ‘no that’s impossible”.

This year for the first time Chambers Europe recognizes Energy & Natural Resources practice at INTEGRITES as Band 4 due to its growing role in the development, construction and financing of significant renewable energy projects. The ranking highlights the firm’s expertise in wind farm projects, namely advising NBT and Total Eren on the construction of a 250 MW wind farm in Ukraine. The team also assists international and domestic clients in the oil, gas, mining sectors and represents energy companies in disputes. Clients appreciate the team’s dedication telling “They go above and beyond when making themselves available if things need to get done”. Other source says: “They managed to co-ordinate all the processes properly. We’ve been confident about them keeping the deadlines and implementing projects step by step in the best possible way.” Oleksiy Feliv, managing partner, is a key contact of the firm. He has been supporting high-scale multilevel wind and solar power projects for a number of foreign clients – NBT, Scatec Solar, Eurocape/LongWing, ÜMITLI.

Chambers Europe 2020 marks Tax practice at INTEGRITES headed by Partner Viktoriya Fomenko as Recognized practitioner.

Two partners of the firm, Illya Tkachuk and Oleh Zahnitko, receive individual recognition. Having joined INTEGRITES in early 2019, Illya Tkachuk, Head of Corporate and M&A, proves his expertise being recommended in Band 4 for Corporate/M&A in Ukraine for advising clients on day-to-day corporate governance, restructuring issues and transactions. One of his clients notes that he offers “solid and creative ideas”.

Oleh Zahnitko, Partner at INTEGRITES, confirms his position in the ranking remaining in Band 4 for Banking & Finance for advising foreign and local banks on financing and offering additional experience in regulatory matters. One source characterizes him as a professional with “strategic view and strong attention to detail”.

Chambers Europe is one of the most reputable legal guides ranking top law firms and lawyers in 52 jurisdictions across Europe. The rankings are based on the in-depth analysis of the following criteria: expertise and experience to the practice area and jurisdiction, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money, depth of the team.