Vasil Kisil & Partners Law Firm has been ranked in 6 practice areas in Ukraine by the recently published legal directory Chambers Europe 2011.

VKP is recommended for Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Intellectual Property and Real Estate.

Vasil Kisil & Partners is the only Ukrainian law firm top ranked in Dispute Resolution with the 19-strong team maintaining Ukraine`s leading practice with DR. Oleksiy Filatov, Partner, Head of Litigation department, singled out by clients as “skilful, bright and talented; thanks to his skills we won several hard cases!”. Oleg Makarov, VKP`s Managing Partner, is praised as “highly results-oriented and responsible,” while Vadym Belyanevych, Senior Counselor with VKP, is noted as “one of the best litigators in Ukraine.”

According to Chambers Europe, VKP impresses with a strong team for corporate transactions. Senior Managing partner Vasil Kisil is known for his broad range of expertise, while head of practice Denis Lysenko has recently been active on a number of cross-border purchases, joint ventures and privatization tenders. Sources say about the firm: “It delivers top-quality work and we like its approach.”

Vasil Kisil & Partners` team of four lawyers offers “to-the-point advice and a pragmatic approach,” with a particular strength in employment litigation. The firm is also active on terminations, HR restructuring and employment due diligence for international clients across a range of business spheres. The contact for the practice is Oleksiy Filatov, Partner, Head of Litigation Practice.

Oleksiy Filatov also heads a seven-strong IP team, with particular strength in IP disputes, enforcements and litigation. Sources report: “This is the biggest local firm and has a good name in this field. Vasil Kisil has a long-standing practice with a large volume of IP litigation.”

The nine-strong group at VKP remains popular in the real estate market. Alexander Borodkin, Counsellor with Real Estate practice, receives extensive praise from clients, who comment: “He is able to be deeply involved and has a full picture of how our legal issues are interrelated. We can call him anytime and get straightforward answers.” Oleg Alyoshin, Partner, Head of Real Estate Practice, has built his professional reputation in this field for the quality of his advice.

Vasil Kisil & Partners is also increasingly active in Banking & Finance area, in addition to its long-standing corporate and dispute resolution practices. Denis Lysenko, Partner, Head of Banking & Finance practice, is visible in international trade financing matters and receives praise for his “efficient, speedy responses and helpful advice.”

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About the Firm

Established in 1992, Vasil Kisil & Partners is a Ukrainian law firm that delivers integrated legal advice in banking & finance, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, commercial law, international arbitration, dispute resolution, tax law, energy and natural resources law, intellectual property law, international trade law, labor and employment law, real estate and construction law, as well as public private partnership concessions and infrastructure law.

We serve international and domestic companies, as well as private individuals, dealing with banking and financial industry sectors, agriculture, chemical, construction, energy, hi-tech, general commodities, insurance, IT, media, metallurgy, pharmaceutical, real estate, shipbuilding, telecommunications, trading, transport, and other industries and economy sectors.

Our clients include such world-known companies as Alpcot Agro, Africa-Israel Group, Astellas Pharma, BASF, Bayer Consumer, BNP Paribas, British American Tobacco, Central European Media Enterprises, Coca Cola, Credit Agricole Group, Danone, Dell Inc., Du Pont, Energy Standard Group, Eurosport, Google, IKB Deutsche Industriebank , LG Electronics, Leroy Merlin Ukraine, Lukoil, Metso Automation Oy, Moody’s, Mott MacDonald Limited, NCH Capital, Novacke chemicke zavody, Opel, Philips, Pioneer, Red Bull, Russian Standard Bank, St. Sophia Homes, SEB AB, SEB Group, Swedbank AB, Seven Hills, Shell, Standard Charted Bank, Tchibo, UniCredit Group, Vanco International / Vanco Energy, Volkswagen, VympelCom.