INTEGRITES proves the positions on the national legal market being recognized in 10 practices and 5 industries by the local ranking Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. A Handbook for Foreign Clients*. This year 3 new teams entered the ranking – Labour & Employment, Private Clients, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare.
In 2020 the firm improved positions for Energy & Natural Resources, International Arbitration and Litigation. The ranking mentions the tremendous growth in renewable energy practice proved by the landmark projects for NBT, Scatec Solar, EuroCape, Wärtsilä, Ukrenergo and AKW Ukrainian Kaolin. Dr. Oleksiy Feliv, Managing partner and Head of Energy, is recognized as a Leading Individual in this sector.
International Arbitration goes up in the ranking to become one of the two best law firms in Ukraine in the field. The ranking highlights successful representation of Ukrkhimtransamiak, the Ukrainian state-owned operator of the world’s longest ammonia pipeline, in USD 190 mln dispute against TogliattiAzot, the Russian chemicals group, over transit tariffs. Three partners, core members of the team, received individual recognition for International Arbitration. Olena Perepelynska is a Leading Individual, Dmytro Marchukov and Serhii Uvarov are listed among Other notable practitioners.
Litigation practice at INTEGRITES is represented by Domestic Litigation and Cross-Border Litigation. Both departments receive recognition in the ranking. INTEGRITES gets on the list of the Leading firms in Domestic Litigation together with its head, Oleksandr Onishchenko, who is listed among Other notable practitioners. Cross-Border Litigation remains among Established practices with its head, Dmytro Marchukov, among Other notable Practitioners. The team is well-known on the market for handling corporate, tax disputes as well as setting aside of arbitral awards and disputes related to recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Representative clients are SyvashEnergoProm, Ferrero Ukraine, Dniprooliya and its Turkish majority shareholders, Flooring Industries Ltd. S.A.R.L and others.
Antitrust and Competition remains among Other established practices in the field. The team rapidly increases its market presence across many highly regulated industry sectors in Ukraine, namely pharmaceuticals, tobacco, fuels, energy and mineral fertilizers. Among representative clients are VALAGRO, Sibelco, Gals Agro, NBT AS. Serhiy Shershun, the newly appointed partner and head of practice, is among Other notable practitioners in the field.
Possessing a strong track record in financing for renewable energy developers – NBT AS, EuroCape and Scatec Solar, Banking and Finance team is recognized among Other established practices. The contribution of Partner and Head of practice Igor Krasovskiy was highly appreciated by the ranking. He is among Other notable practitioners.
The ranking highlights that in 2019 INTEGRITES boosted its Corporate and M&A practice with incoming transactional and advisory assignments. In the current ranking the team is listed among Other established practices with Illya Tkachuk, Partner and Head of Corporate and M&A, who is recognized among Other notable practitioners. The ranking also mentions Munich-based Julian Ries who heads international offices and specializes in advising German-speaking clients on corporate and M&A issues.
Labour & Employment practice of the firm enters the ranking being listed among Other established practices with Illya Tkachuk, Partner, who, proving the positions of the previous year, is listed among Other notable practitioners. The ranking mentions the increased clients’ portfolio and capacity of the practice. In 2019 the team was active in advising NBT AS, Scatec Solar, Savencia on a number of employment issues arising out of their business activities in Ukraine.
Over the last year Real Estate and Construction practice at INTEGRITES was closely tied to developing renewable energy projects in Ukraine for NBT AS, Scatec Solar, EuroCape. The firm advised on EPC contracts under FIDIC standards, commissioning, permitting and regulatory issues. The team is among Other established practices together with Dr. Oleksiy Feliv who is recognized among Other notable practitioners. The ranking also mentions Gennadii Roschepii, Counsel, who is another core team member.
Tax and Customs team becomes one of the leading practices on the local market being included in Other established practices for Tax Consulting and Tax Litigation. Viktoriya Fomenko, Partner, is among Other notable practitioners for both areas. The ranking highlights a well-versed tax practice acting on advisory matters, tax and customs disputes as well as extended transfer pricing expertise.
This year Private Clients practice entered the ranking being recognized as Other established Practice for Wealth Management. The team significantly increased the number of incoming instructions from HNWIs looking for advice on a broad range of wealth management and succession issues. The ranking mentions two partners of the firm, Viktoriya Fomenko and Dmytro Marchukov, advising clients on tax and asset recovery matters respectively.
In 2019 International Trade strengthened its capacity on the market being mandated by the leading companies, Eurocement Group, Russalt-Ukraine, Vallourec Group, for anti-dumping investigations. Headed by Sergey Lakhno, the team welcomed the new Counsel, Yevgen Ivanets, who is focusing on economic investigations. International Trade team is among Other notable practitioners for Trade Remedies/WTO, Commodities, Commercial Contracts. Olena Perepelynska, Partner, is among Other notable practitioners for Commodities.
INTEGRITES remains among the best law firms in Ukraine mentioned in Other established practices for Agribusiness, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Transport (General Aviation).
*Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. A Handbook for Foreign Clients is a comprehensive annual guide providing in-depth analysis of the Ukrainian legal market in English. The guide is a handy referral tool for international and Ukrainian corporate and public sectors, international organizations, embassies, trade missions, as well as practicing lawyers.