Vasil Kisil & Partners is Top Ranked by the Legal 500 2019 in 11 practice areas


The Legal 500, an international legal guide which annually reviews and recommends major law firms, praises the expertise of Vasil Kisil & Partners as a first-tier firm in dispute resolution, real estate & construction, tax, employment, private client and white-collar crime practice areas. Banking & finance, energy, commercial, corporate, M&A, competition and intellectual property practice areas are highly recommended.

Due to the Legal 500, Dispute resolution practice “impresses with its thoroughness and its ability to seamlessly navigate between complex areas of law.” Partner Oleg Alyoshin and managing partner Andriy Stelmashchuk are highly recommended.

Real estate & construction practice of Vasil Kisil & Partners has been highly recommended by the directory. Alexander Borodkin, partner, the head of the practice area is recognized as “a leading lawyer”.

Tax practice group received high praises from the researchers: “At Vasil Kisil & Partners, managing partner Andriy Stelmashchuk focuses strongly on tax litigation.” Tetyana Berezhna, counsel is named a “next generation lawyer”.

Employment team has “profound knowledge and extensive experience, and approach every task with dedication and great skill.” Partner Oksana Voynarovska is highly recommended and counsel Valeriya Savchuk is recognized as “a next generation lawyer”.

The directory recognizes Private client practice group as a top-tier: “Vasil Kisil & Partners has a prominent family partner in Oksana Voynarovska, who also handles complex tax planning matters. Litigator Oleg Makarov and tax and corporate partner Alexander Borodkin are also recommended.”

“Under Andriy Stelmashchuk and Vitaliy Kasko, Vasil Kisil & Partners has an active White-collar crime practice that acts for large multinational clients and domestic corporations,” says the Legal 500. Partner Vitaliy Kasko is highly recommended by the ranking.

Banking & finance practice group “which last year launched a new aviation finance service, is respected for its work in debt restructuring and non-performing loan transactions.”

Corporate and M&A team “is regarded as a strong player in the M&A market and provides corporate advice to a large roster of domestic and international clients.”

The directory recognizes Competition practice area: “Recently promoted partner Anna Sisetska leads the practice at Vasil Kisil & Partners, which focuses on investigations of dominance abuse and cartels, as well as merger control.”

The Legal 500 praises Energy expertise: “Vasil Kisil & Partners has experienced partners in Oleg Alyoshin, who leads the oil and gas practice, and head of alternative energy Alexander Borodkin.”

The directory also recommends Intellectual property practice group headed by counsel Ilarion Tomarov, who is recognized as a “next generation lawyer”.

The Legal 500 is one of the most reputable international legal guides. It has been conducting the survey for 30 years, in more than 100 countries.