Vasil Kisil & Partners is top ranked in seven practices by the reputable international legal directory Chambers Europe 2018.
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 for many years in a row. Clients appreciate that the team "effectively combines strong analytical skills with extensive litigation expertise, so that their advice is very practical and well balanced." Partner Oleg Makarov has been recognized as the eminent practitioner in the litigation arena. He is a respected lawyer with significant experience,” a source says. Andriy Stelmashchuk, managing partner at Vasil Kisil & Partners is distinguished for his significant track record in tax disputes and representing clients in real estate and commercial disputes.
The labour & employment practice group led by partner Oksana Voynarovska has been top ranked (Band 1) among the market leaders. A source highlights the team as "one of the best employment practices, with a strong team that focuses on litigation." Practice head Oksana Voynarovska is highly regarded and noted to be "one of the leading practitioners in this area." Valeriya Savchuk, counsel, is "very knowledgeable, insightful and generates creative ideas," the client notes.
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. The team is praised for its good client service skills, with one source also highlighting its "understanding of the needs of clients." Partners Oleg Alyoshin and Alexander Borodkin, the head of real estate practice, are highly recommended by the directory.
Chambers Europe 2018 has highlighted the firm’s strong tax litigation team, with a track record in defending clients in criminal proceedings, in disputes concerning VAT and on conflicts concerning CPT. The practice group is headed by partner Andriy Stelmashchuk, who praised for his “business-oriented” approach. Tetyana Berezhna, senior associate is recognised by Chambers Europe as an up-and-coming lawyer. Sources endorse her ability "to offer good solutions within reasonable deadlines and excellent quality."
VKP’s corporate/M&A team is recognized as very experienced in a range of corporate and commercial issues. Clients state: "They were proactive and managed local aspects of the transaction with their counterparts effectively. They showed a commercial approach in resolving issues." Vasil Kisil, senior partner of the firm, who is extremely experienced, is a key person in corporate practice (Band S) in Ukraine.
White-collar crime and arbitration practice groups of the firm have been highly recommended by the ranking due to their rapid growing presence in the market.
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.