Chambers Europe* 2021 recognizes INTEGRITES in 6 law areas, with 2 newly ranked departments under the current partnership – Corporate / M&A and Banking & Finance, and 2 departments, Dispute Resolution: International and Tax, moving up in the ranking. 6 legal experts received individual recognition in 4 law areas, 3 of them being ranked for the first time.
The directory team emphasizes the strength of Banking & Finance team ranked as Band 4, in the renewable wind and solar project financing, as well as admits their advice to domestic and international banks. One source mentions that the team is “quick in delivering solutions” and “proactive”, “able to explain complicated things in an easy way”. Partner and Head of Banking & Finance at INTEGRITES Igor Krasovskiy enters the ranking as Band 4 being “…thorough and very client-oriented”. Other sources mention: “He is diligent, hard-working, always available,” “He sees the bigger picture of a transaction from a commercial aspect and an international aspect”.
Corporate / M&A team enters the ranking as Band 5 due to the recent achievements and positive market feedback. The department is known for corporate governance, restructuring and joint venture advice. The clients note the team’s “fast response on important questions and business-oriented approach” and that they are “able to translate our issues into legal terms”. Partner and Head of Corporate and M&A at INTEGRITES Illya Tkachuk proves the position of the previous year, being ranked as Band 4 in this law area. A source highlights his strong negotiations skills: “We had a few deadlock situations and he found the way out acceptable for all parties”. Another source adds: “He is focused on customer satisfaction. He always tries to be useful with propositions and recommendations”.
Dispute Resolution: International improves position in the ranking moving up to Band 2 together with Dispute Resolution: Domestic which has kept the pace of the previous year in Band 4. The departments are known for their track record in international arbitration, acting for clients on international commercial arbitration cases as well as assisting with investment arbitration disputes. They also are active in cross-border litigation and advise on domestic matters, including commercial and shareholder disputes. Commenting their work, one of the sources mentions: “What we like the most about the team is responsiveness and flexibility. They are a very client-oriented and easy to deal with team”.
Three members of the team get ranked for Dispute Resolution: International with the Counsel Serhii Uvarov who has been newly ranked as “Up and Coming”. Partner and Head of International Arbitration Olena Perepelynska is well-regarded for her experience in both cross-border litigation and international arbitration cases being ranked as Band 2. She assists domestic and international clients with a wide array of matters. She also acts as an arbitrator. “She explained all the positives and negatives of our situation, it was an expert analysis,” a client reports. Partner and Head of Cross-Border Litigation Dmytro Marchukov ranked as Band 3 for Dispute Resolution: International is regarded for his work on cross-border litigation matters in the multiple jurisdictions, including Cyprus and the BVI. He is also involved in international arbitration cases. “He was happy to speak to us many times a day,” a client reports, adding: “The work was done very well”.
Known for the growing regional market role in the development, construction and financing of the large-scale projects in renewables, Energy & Natural Resources team proves the results of the previous year getting in Band 4. The team assists international and domestic clients in the oil & gas and mining sectors and is very active in disputes involving energy companies.
Tax team together with its Head and Partner Viktoriya Fomenko enter the ranking for the first time being among Band 4 departments and individuals respectively. They advise domestic and international clients on a range of tax matters, including tax structuring, transfer pricing and customs issues. Clients praise the team for its solution-driven style, one endorsing it as “able to offer numerous strategic and tactical approaches”. Another source reports: “They are quick, proactive and innovative in their solutions”. Viktoriya Fomenko receives strongly positive feedback from the market for handling tax advisory matters and contentious issues. “She’s very methodical, calm and hard-working,” a client reports.
*Chambers Europe is one of the most reputable global legal directories which has been annually 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.