Vasil Kisil & Partners is top ranked in seven practices by the reputable international legal directory Chambers Europe 2017.
Litigation, international arbitration, white-collar crime, real estate, labour & employment, tax, corporate/M&A practices are highly recommended by the edition.
VKP’s litigation practice has been top ranked (Band 1) for many years in a row. Partner Oleg Makarov has been highly recommended by the directory: "He can analyse and create something new, an efficient solution, because of his experience", a source says. Andriy Stelmashchuk, managing partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners is praised for his tax disputes practice and representing clients in real estate and commercial disputes, acting for domestic and international clients. White-collar crime and arbitration practice groups of the firm have entered the ranking due to its rapid growing presence in the market.
The labour & employment practice group led by partner Oksana Voynarovska has been top ranked (Band 1) among the market leaders. "They are hard-working professionals who try their best to provide clients with necessary support.”, sources note. Oksana Voynarovska “is a very experienced professional”, a client says. Valeriya Savchuk, senior associate, entering the ranking this year is described as a “reliable lawyer”.
The real estate team has also been top ranked for the significant experience of project development, construction and acquisition, as well as for real estate litigation. Partners Oleg Alyoshin and Alexander Borodkin, the head of real estate practice, are highly recommended by Chambers Europe 2017.
The directory has praised the firm’s strong tax litigation team, with a track record in defending clients in criminal proceedings. The practice group is headed by partner Andriy Stelmashchuk, who “always looks at the issue from different angles, allowing clients to take well-balanced decisions”. Tetyana Berezhna, senior associate is recognised as “a very attentive to detail and committed to deadlines,” a source says.
VKP’s corporate/M&A team is traditionally recognized as very experienced in a range of corporate and commercial issues. Clients highlight the team's "responsibility, reliability and high efficiency." Vasil Kisil, senior partner of the firm, who is extremely experienced, is a key person in corporate practice (Band S) in Ukraine.
Chambers Europe is a well-known and reputable legal market guide that covers 52 European jurisdictions including Ukraine. The editorial conducts numerous surveys among lawyers and their clients, performs project-specific information research and analyses legal business development trends in Ukraine.