The 22nd Edition of the IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms recommends Vasil Kisil & Partners Law Firm in Banking and Finance and M&A.
According to IFLR1000 (2012) Vasil Kisil & Partners` team led by Denis Lysenko, Partner, has been very active with acquisitions in the banking sector, as well as debt restructuring. The firm advised DeltaBank on its acquisition of a number of distressed assets of Ukrprombank. This included its indebtedness towards the National Bank of Ukraine and the firm then advised the same client on the €269 million restructuring of the aforesaid indebtedness.
The guide also states that Vasil Kisil & Partners has increased its activity in the M&A field being observed as a stronger player among the tier two firms. As per IFLR1000 (2012), the firm will be looking to greater heights in forthcoming editions.
The firm has been involved in some significant mandates of late. A special mention was also given to another deal. Vasil Kisil & Partners advised the Danone group with respect to the establishment of a €2.5 billion joint venture on the basis of Ukrainian assets in the dairy sector with Unimilk, a major CIS player. This deal was one of the most important mergers in Europe last year and has been hailed for its precedent setting significance for the Ukrainian and Russian antitrust administrative practices.
IFLR1000 (International Financial Law Review) is a guide to the world's leading financial law firms. It provides ratings based on the recommendations of the in-house lawyers of financial institutions and world’s best-known companies and recommendations of the leading lawyers practicing in different areas of law. The analysis of rankings is based on complexity of deals, innovation, quality of client service, and cross-border capability.