Illya Tkachuk

Senior Partner, Ukraine

Illya Tkachuk

Senior Partner, Ukraine

Professional Expertise 

  • Head of Corporate and M&A
  • Head of French Desk
  • 14 years of experience with special focus on structuring and implementing foreign investment projects in various sectors
  • Experienced in start-up companies, setting up joint ventures, corporate restructuring, securities, as well as contract-related issues

Industry Focus

  • Agriculture
  • Mineral resources
  • Energy
  • Retail & Distribution
  • Heavy industry
  • IT & Comms


Acino, Air Products, ArcelorMittal, BGS, Concorde Capital, Eurocape/Longwing, Gefco, Hartmann Packaging, Logoplaste, Limagrain, Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, Saint-Gobain, Savencia Fromage & Dairy Europe, Sibelco, Vetropack

Professional Membership

  • Deputy Chair of the Committee on Corporate Law and Stock Market, Ukrainian Bar Association


  • Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2007


  • Recommended as Global Leader in Capital Markets – Debt and Equity,
    M&A, Corporate Governance, Who’s Who Legal 2022-2023
  • Recognized as Leading Individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, The Legal500 EMEA 2023. The ranking says: “Illya Tkachuk is skilled in corporate solutions, attentive to the client matters and he understands the peculiarities of different industries”
  • Spotlight in Corporate and M&A (Chambers Global/ Europe 2023-2024); Band 3 (Chambers Global/ Europe 2022). "I like that Illya Tkachuk's advice is always tailored to our case and is straight to the point," one client notes.
  • Recognized as Highly regarded expert in M&A, Restructuring and insolvency, IFLR 1000 2022; Market Leader in M&A, IFLR 1000 2023
  • Recognized in M&A, Best Lawyers 2022
  • Corporate and M&A practice isrecognized as Leaders of practice. Top positions, "Market leaders. Rating of the Ukrainian Law Firms - 2023" by Yurydychna Gazeta
  • Included in TOP-100 lawyers of Ukraine and recognised as Practice Leader in Corporate and M&A, “Client’s choice. TOP-100 lawyers of Ukraine 2023” by Yurydychna Gazeta
  • Recognized as Leading Individual for Corporate and M&A and Notable practitioner in Labour & Employment, Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients