Olena Perepelynska, Partner and Head of CIS arbitration practice at INTEGRITES has been included into the list of recommended arbitrators of the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICAC).

On December 20, the Presidium of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UCCI) has approved the new ICAC list of recommended arbitrators for 5 years. The list includes 125 arbitrators across 35 countries who are the leading practitioners and most respectful scientists recommended in arbitration by the international directories Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.

Olena Perepelynska is a recognized expert in Ukrainian and international market in the field of international commercial arbitration, litigation and international trade. Since 2003, she has acted as an arbitrator and counsel in more than 110 arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of the ICAC at UCCI, MAC at UCCI, ICAC at CCIRF, IAC at BelCCI, ICC, LCIA, SCC, SCAI, CAS, GAFTA, FOSFA, LMAA, UNCITRAL and others.

INTEGRITES team has successfuly defended interests of one of the largest sunflower oil and meal producers in Ukraine in a complex corporate dispute.

In the beginning of 2018, a minority shareholder of an oil extraction plant initiated a corporate dispute with the Turkish investors who had financed construction and development of the plant. The purpose of the lawsuit was to gain control over the business.

The corporate conflict was further complicated as the Client’s opponents continued to initiate groundless parallel litigations and criminal proceedings.

During the trial, INTEGRITES team of lawyers proved lawfulness of transfer of corporate rights to the Turkish investors and groundlessness of the plaintiff’s claims.

The Client’s interests were represented by Senior Associate Kristina Shyposha and Associate Marta Grunska from the INTEGRITES Cross-Border Litigation team.

INTEGRITES is honored to announce that Olena Perepelynska, Partner and Head of CIS Arbitration practice has been elected President of the Polish-Ukrainian Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club after serving as a Vice-President.

Olena is a recognized expert in the field of international commercial arbitration, litigation and international trade. Her 15 years experience of legal practice includes representation of clients in dozens of complex, quite often multi-jurisdictional, arbitration and litigation matters, contract drafting and contractual schemes, advising on performance and termination of contracts, as well as on commercial activity in general.

Spanish Arbitration Club (Club Español del Arbitraje) is a Spanish not for profit association whose aim is to promote arbitration as a means of conflict resolution and to develop arbitration in the Spanish and Portuguese languages or with a Latin-American component. The Club boasts more than 1000 members in 42 countries, all experts in arbitration, who have contributed to the consolidation of an international Spanish and Portuguese speaking arbitration community. Spanish Arbitration Club promotes its aims via its 30 International Chapters in Europe, America and Asia.

We are pleased to announce that the second issue of the INTEGRITES corporate magazine THE FIRST is available in electronic format.

THE FIRST is a unique project on Ukrainian legal market. This is a product that goes beyond the legal and legislative developments and successful cases, and is packed with extremely interesting and useful content. This includes interviews with the top management of large national and international business, which, in addition, are our clients; exchange of experience; tips on travelling, education and technology; stories from the life of our team, etc.

THE FIRST is more than a publication about a law firm. Read and see for yourself!

 

INTEGRITES is honoured to announce that International guide Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2019 acknowledges outstanding expertise of Olena Perepelynska, partner and Head of CIS Arbitration practice and Serhii Uvarov, Counsel, International arbitration and Cross-border litigation.

Olena Perepelynska is one of the leading figures in the CIS arbitration community. She focuses on international arbitration and cross-border dispute resolution, with particular expertise in agribusiness, retail, and natural resources. Since 2003, she has participated as counsel and arbitrator in over 110 arbitral proceedings in more than 10 jurisdictions under various arbitration rules.

WWL says: Olena Perepelynska is highly commended for her exceptional work as an arbitrator. She is praised for her “sharp-minded, strategic and creative” approach.

Serhii Uvarov has strong expertise in arbitral proceedings under ICC, LCIA, SCC, JAMS, LMAA, ICAC at CCI оf the Russian Federation and ICAC at UCCI Arbitration Rules. His experience includes representation of the Ukrainian official authorities and state companies before foreign courts and international tribunals, as well as investors in their disputes with sovereigns. He also advised clients on transnational insolvency and receivership, fraud investigation, including anti-bribery probes, as well as recognition and enforcement of foreign judicial and arbitral awards in Ukraine. Since September 2017, Serhii acts as a Secretary General of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association.

 

Who’s Who Legal – International legal guide, which has acknowledged the best of the best in 38 areas of law since 1996. The publication provides independent information on the leading specialists in their practices in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Olena Perepelynska, Partner and Head of CIS Arbitration practice at INTEGRITES, has been included into the roster of arbitrators of Arbitration Center of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Atameken” by the decision of managing board of the Center.

Olena is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and included into the lists of arbitrators  of such arbitration centers as Arbitration Court of the Economic and Agrarian Chambers of the Czech Republic, Asian International Arbitration Center, Court of Arbitration at the Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan, The Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), International Arbitral Centre of the Federal Economic Chamber of Austria (VIAC), International Arbitration Court at the Belorussian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstani International Arbitrage, Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC) and Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration (VCCA).

Arbitration Center “Atameken” is a successor of  the International Arbitration Court at The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, founded in 1995. Currently, roaster of arbitrators of this Center includes 126 arbitrators from different jurisdictions as well as one arbitrator from Ukraine.

INTEGRITES has considerable experience in the resolution of multi-jurisdiction disputes involving the CIS parties. We offer complex services and solutions in dispute resolution, including asset tracing and representation in arbitration and related litigation at all stages prior to the rendering of a final award and its further enforcement.

INTEGRITES was recommended by international guide IFLR 1000 2019 in all jurisdictions of its presence in CIS. In particular, INTEGRITES Ukraine was ranked in Banking and Finance and M&A practices. INTEGRITES Russia  – in M&A. And INTEGRITES Kazakhstan – in Financial and Corporate and in Project development.

The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. The first rankings were published in 1990 and currently the research covers over 120 jurisdictions worldwide.

INTEGRITES is pleased to announce that legal professional edition “Yurydychna Gazeta” has named Vyacheslav Korchev, Senior partner at INTEGRITES, and Oleksiy Feliv, Managing partner at INTEGRITES, among TOP 100 best lawyers in Ukraine in its most recent Client choice 2018 research.

In addition, the following INTEGRITES experts are mentioned among Practice Leaders:

Oleksiy Feliv in Real Estate & Construction and Energy & Natural Resources.

Vyacheslav Korchev in Antitrust and TMT.

Ruslan Bernatskyi in Public-Private Partnership.

Olena Perepelynska in International Arbitration.

Dmytro Marchukov in Litigation.

Victoria Melnychenko in Corporate Governance and Compliance.

Client’s choice 2018 is a Ukrainian research of the legal services quality, which aims to assist corporate lawyers and business with the choice of legal counsel in the relevant industries and practice areas. The rating methodology is based on marketing research and performed in two steps. The first step includes a survey by corporate lawyers, whereby the second step comprises a survey by law firms. Finally, based on the results, a list of TOP 100 best lawyers in Ukraine and a list of Practice Leaders are compiled.

INTEGRITES is a full-service CIS law firm with offices in Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan, as well as representative offices in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands. There are 16 partners and 8 counsels in the international team of INTEGRITES.

 

 

INTEGRITES team conducted comprehensive legal due diligence for the client «Business Retail Group» of the key areas such as corporate management compliance, compliance with antitrust legislation, compliance with the legislation at financial services market, licensing issues, participation in payment systems, personal data protection, anti-corruption compliance, compliance with the requirements of financial monitoring etc.

The results of the legal due diligence confirmed that «Business Retail  Group» complies with the requirements of Ukrainian legislation to financial companies, payment institutions, as well as companies who obtained licenses to transfer national funds without opening accounts.

 

«Business Retail Group» is a financial company with the headquarters in Kyiv.

INTEGRITES is a law firm with offices in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and representative offices in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany.

INTEGRITES is pleased to announce a merger with Pravochyn Attorneys at Law Company starting from September 20, 2018.

The merger is a logical continuation of INTEGRITES strategy towards strengthening and expanding its practices, specifically one of its key areas – dispute resolution. Pravochyn’s experience in litigation will, no doubt, become a great asset, complementing the INTEGRITES practices of cross-border litigation, international arbitration, white-collar crime, commercial mediation and tax litigation and affirming the firm’s leadership position.

Furthermore, Pravochyn joining INTEGRITES will strengthen the company’s industrial expertise, in particular in aviation and heavy industry helping us provide the clients with better quality services.

Pravochyn founder Oleksandr Onishchenko will join INTEGRITES together with his team and will develop the domestic litigation practice as a partner.

Oleksiy Feliv, Managing Partner, INTEGRITES: “Our mission and key priority is to continuously improve the quality of satisfying our customers’ needs. That is why merging with Pravochyn is a part of consistent implementation of the firm’s strategy towards deeper specialization of practices. I am confident that extensive experience of the new team will provide an edge for our dispute resolution practice and help achieve our goal.”

Oleksandr Onishchenko: “Globalization trend in the legal market of Ukraine is not accidental, as the clients are becoming more demanding, willing to receive quality services from the best ones. I am convinced that the market is going through a period of active transformation to meet the new needs of the clients, which in conditions of stiff competition require particular attention and monitoring. I believe that we, at INTEGRITES, will be able to implement much more complex and comprehensive projects that correspond to the professional qualities and expertise depth of the lawyers of JSC Pravochyn.

Both firms will be operating under INTEGRITES brand, which currently has 17 partners and 8 counsels.

 

INTEGRITES is a CIS law firm with offices in Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and representative offices in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany.

Pravochyn Attorneys at Law Company is a legal firm founded in 2004, providing high-quality legal expertise and effective representation in courts across Ukraine.