ULF 2021: INTEGRITES improves positions with 5 top-ranked departments and 3 top-ranked individuals


According to the Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. A Handbook for Foreign Clients*, INTEGRITES is top-ranked in 5 key practices – Banking & Finance, Debt Restructuring, Corporate and M&A, Energy & Natural Resources, International Arbitration, Domestic Litigation. Three partners – Dr. Oleksiy Feliv, Olena Perepelynska and Illya Tkachuk get ranked as Leading Individuals. Eleven areas of expertise are ranked among Other Established Practices together with their 10 team members as Other Notable Practitioners, 5 of them ranked in the new areas.

Banking & Finance and Debt Restructuring improved positions having joined the list of the leading firms in Ukraine in this field for supporting high-profile projects in renewables with respect to financing. The ULF 2021 mentions successful projects for Scatec and Wärtsilä. The team is also recognized for Fintech in Established Practices. Partner and Head of practice Igor Krasovskiy is ranked among Other Notable Practitioners. The ranking mentions Oleh Zahnitko who acts on regulatory projects and Olena Savchuk as a promising senior executive involved in the firm’s key projects.

Corporate and M&A enters the list of top-10 teams in the field together with Partner Illya Tkachuk who makes the Leading Individual. The ranking emphasized the teams’ growing portfolio, volume and complexity of transactions. The team works on cross-border M&A and multijurisdictional joint venture projects, corporate governance issues, corporate restructuring and reorganization. Among the recent representative clients are BGS Rail, Savencia Group, Sibelco.

Energy & Natural Resources improves the results becoming one of the 6 best teams in Ukraine in this field. The ranking highlights the continual advice for the key clients in Energy (EMERGY AS (former NBT AS), EuroCape/LongWing, Total Eren, Scatec) and rapid expansion of practice scope, in particular enhancing its workflow in mining and subsoil use. Highly appreciated by the ranking, Managing Partner and Head of practice Dr. Oleksiy Feliv joins the TOP-5 Leading Individuals in Ukraine in this area.

Dispute Resolution team at INTEGRITES proves its positions being ranked in International Arbitration, Cross-Border Litigation, Domestic Litigation. International Arbitration is one of 2 best teams on the Ukrainian legal market, demonstrating stable extension of portfolio with both multi-million investment treaty cases and commercial arbitrations in different jurisdictions and under different rules. For the third year in a row, Partner and Head of practice Olena Perepelynska is recognized as #1 legal practitioner in this field. Partners Dmytro Marchukov and Serhii Uvarov together with newly ranked Counsel Krystyna Khripkova are among Other Notable Practitioners.

Domestic Litigation remains listed as one of the leading teams in the area. Partners Oleksandr Onishchenko and Dmytro Marchukov are among Other Notable Practitioners. The team is mainly involved in debt recovery, invalidation of transactions and contracts in court, and bankruptcy.

Cross-border Litigation team is featured among Established Practices. Among public cases is representation of interests of the State Enterprise Ukrkhimtransamiak in litigation against Russian chemical giant Togliattiazot with over USD 190 mln at a stake. Head of practice and Partner Dmytro Marchukov jointly with partners Olena Perepelynska and Serhii Uvarov get ranked as Notable Practitioners in the field.

Antitrust and Competition proved the position being ranked in the list of Other Established Practices. The ranking mentions special focus on competition enforcement, including concerted practices and abuse of dominance investigations, merger clearances, unfair competition and litigation. The list of representative clients includes Sibelco Group, Ostchem, AKW Ukrainian Kaolin Company. Head of practice and Partner Serhiy Shershun is recognized among Other Notable Practitioners in the field.

Labour & Employment is ranked as Other Established Practices for the improved portfolio of complex projects on social security and redundancy dismissals, cases on contingency planning, compliance investigations, labour safety and employment of foreigners. Head of practice and Partner Illya Tkachuk is ranked as Other Notable Practitioner for being active across complex mandates from large corporate clients.

International Trade is ranked in Established practices for Commercial Contracts and in Other established practices for Trade Remedies and WTO. The ranking highlights the growing clients’ portfolio of representing importers and domestic producers in trade investigations. The firm represents EMERGY AS, Centravis Production Ukraine PJSC, LLC Nikolaev Alumina Plant.

Real Estate, Construction and Land remains in Other Established Practices together with its Head and Managing Partner Oleksiy Feliv as Other Notable Practitioner in this field. The practice advises the biggest international developers on the Ukrainian renewable energy market and large investors in the infrastructure sector. The firm supports EMERGY AS, Total Eren, Scatec, EuroCape/Longwing, Ümitli on construction, commissioning and operation, as well as drafting of FIDIC-based EPC contracts.

Tax and Transfer Pricing is ranked for both Tax Consulting and Tax Litigation as Other Established Practices. The team demonstrates extensive growth in tax advisory mandates and high-scale tax disputes. Its expertise includes structuring of investment projects, establishment of representative offices, consulting on BEPS legislation, payment of dividends, risks related to CFCs in Ukraine. Head of practice and Partner Viktoriya Fomenko is recognized as Other Notable Practitioner for both Tax Consulting and Tax Litigation for strong performance on both advisory and controversy fronts.

Having entered the ranking in 2020, Private Clients remains in the group of Other Established Practices. The team proved the position for Wealth Management and was recognized for Family Law for the first time. The firm assisted Ukrainian and foreign HNWIs, politically exposed persons on ownership structures in Ukraine and abroad, private investments, succession matters and personal taxation. Partner Viktoriya Fomenko becomes a Notable Practitioner for Wealth Management.

INTEGRITES remains among the best law firms in Ukraine mentioned in Other Established Practices for Agribusiness, Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare, Transport (Aviation, Maritime and Shipping).

*Ukrainian Law Firms. 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.