Illya Tkachuk

Senior Partner, Ukraine

Illya Tkachuk

Senior Partner, Ukraine

Professional Expertise 

  • Head of Corporate and M&A
  • Head of French Desk
  • 14 years of experience with special focus on structuring and implementing foreign investment projects in various sectors
  • Experienced in start-up companies, setting up joint ventures, corporate restructuring, securities, as well as contract-related issues

Industry Focus

  • Agriculture
  • Mineral resources
  • Energy
  • Retail & Distribution
  • Heavy industry
  • IT & Comms


Acino, Air Products, ArcelorMittal, BGS, Concorde Capital, Eurocape/Longwing, Gefco, Hartmann Packaging, Logoplaste, Limagrain, Ministry of Finance of Ukraine, Saint-Gobain, Savencia Fromage & Dairy Europe, Sibelco, Vetropack

Professional Membership

  • Deputy Chair of the Committee on Corporate Law and Stock Market, Ukrainian Bar Association


  • Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2007


  • Spotlight in Corporate and M&A (Chambers Global/ Europe 2024); Band 3 (Chambers Global/ Europe 2022). "I like that Illya Tkachuk's advice is always tailored to our case and is straight to the point," one client notes.  
  • Recognized as Leading Individual in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, The Legal500 EMEA 2024. One referee says: “We mostly work with Illya Tkachuk who is our prior contact. He is an experienced transactional lawyer and skilled negotiator. We trust his opinion on many practical issues and we never loose with it. Apart from this, there is a good team working for Illya.” 
  • Recognized as Market Leader in M&A, IFLR 1000 2023  
  • Thought Leaders in M&A; Recommended in Capital Markets – Debt and Equity; Recommended in M&A and Corporate Governance, Who’s Who Legal 2023 
  • Recognized in M&A, Best Lawyers 2022 
  • Included in TOP-100 lawyers of Ukraine, “Client’s choice. TOP-100 lawyers of Ukraine – 2023” by Yurydychna Gazeta 
  • Corporate and M&A practice is recognised as Leaders of practice. Top positions, "Market leaders. Rating of the Ukrainian Law Firms – 2023" by Yurydychna Gazeta