Chambers Global 2020: INTEGRITES gets in top-3 Ukrainian firms in terms of lawyers ranked


Chambers Global recognizes INTEGRITES in 2020, ranking 5 individual experts in Dispute Resolution: International, Corporate/M&A, Banking & Finance. This puts INTEGRITES in top-3 Ukrainian law firms in terms of lawyers ranked in the 2020 edition of the survey.

Based on the results of the newly released research, Dispute Resolution: International improves positions obtaining Band 3. The ranking mentions the team’s diverse track record acting for clients on international commercial and investment arbitration, advising on domestic matters including tax, commercial, IP and assisting with the enforcement of arbitral awards in Ukraine. The team is recognized as very active in cross-border litigation.

The ranking highlights two notable practitioners in this law area. This year 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.’”

Having joined INTEGRITES in early 2019, Illya Tkachuk, Partner and 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”. For several years in a row Julian Ries, Senior Partner and Head of International Offices at INTEGRITES, is recommended for Corporate/M&A (Expertise based abroad). He handles acquisitions and divestiture for German clients in Ukraine.

Oleh Zahnitko, Partner in Banking and Finance, 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 Global is one of the most reputable legal guides ranking the top lawyers and law firms in more than 200 jurisdictions for nearly 30 years. 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. 

** INTEGRITES is the leading full-service law firm headquartered in Kyiv. Focusing on the CIS region, we provide clients with tailored legal solutions through our offices in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as representative offices in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. INTEGRITES is highly recommended for its cross-border work and for the projects in energy, in particular, renewable.