Ilyashev & Partners

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Firm Overview:

Founded in 1997, Ilyashev & Partners is one of the most prominent and well-recognized law offices of Eastern Europe with the largest network representation in Ukraine. It has achieved this by employing the leading experts in various law practice areas, innovative thinking and strict compliance to ethical standards in relationships with the clients. Ilyashev & Partners provides services in almost every practice area to well-known European and American companies, leading Ukrainian companies and financial institutions, government agencies, law offices and consulting companies. With offices and representatives in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Odesa and Tallinn, the firm employs 50 highly professional lawyers.

Managing Partner: Mikhail Ilyashev
Senior Partner: Roman Marchenko
Partners: Oleksandr Fefelov, Olena Omelchenko, Yevgen Solovyov
Head of Kharkiv Office: Andriy Lytvyn
Head of Odesa Office: Sergey Nedelko
Number of lawyers: 50
Total staff: 120
Languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian, Estonian

Main Areas of Practice:


Antitrust & Competition


Banking & Finance

Corporate & M&A

Criminal Defence

Dispute Resolution



Intellectual Property

International Arbitration

International Trade & Customs

Insolvency & Restructuring

IT, Media & Telecoms

Maritime & Shipping

Martial Law & War Crimes


Public Procurement

Real Estate & Environment

Regulatory & Compliance


Antitrust & Competition:

Ilyashev & Partners provides its clients with a wide range of legal services on various matters of antitrust law in Ukraine and abroad, inter alia, obtaining approvals from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for concentrations and concerted actions, protecting clients from unfair competition, anticompetitive practices of the public authorities, and representing clients in disputes related to possible violations of antimonopoly legislation.

Banking & Finance:

The firm provides highly professional advice on banking, corporate finance, debt collection, investment, property assets & lease, securities. Ilyashev & Partners has successfully represented a large number of leading Ukrainian and international banks.

Corporate & M&A:

Ilyashev & Partners has extensive experience in corporate law. The firm has advised major international corporations entering Ukrainian market and has helped Ukrainian companies launching large-scale corporate projects. The firm’s knowledge and experience ensure the expert provision of a full range of corporate law services.

Dispute Resolution:

Dispute resolution is a key practice area at Ilyashev & Partners. The firm is able to litigate in any court, whether it is a local court, the Supreme Court of Ukraine or international arbitration. Furthermore, Ilyashev & Partners never stops at just obtaining a judgment; the firm also ensures its enforcement.


Services in labour law constitute one of the key practice areas at Ilyashev & Partners. The firm provides these services to major companies, trade unions and individuals in particular, government officials, chief executives of industrial companies and representative offices.

Insolvency & Restructuring:

The firm provides full legal support and counselling in bankruptcy procedures and represents interests at any stage of the bankruptcy case. From one year to another the firm’s projects are top-ranked by national and international surveys.

International Arbitration:

Ilyashev & Partners has many years of experience in international commercial arbitrations according to all major arbitration rules. Its lawyers are experienced in representation in multi-million dollar investment arbitrations: both according to the specialized ICSID Convention and commercial regulations (UNCITRAL, SCC).

International Trade & Customs:

Ilyashev & Partners Law Firm renders full scope of legal services in the sphere of international trade law to increase the cost of the client’s business and minimize the risks in the process of conducting foreign economic activities. Key areas: trade protection, WTO and antidumping laws, plans of applying regional preferential arrangements, customs law, settlement of disputes, customs law, rules of origin.


The firm has been successful in numerous litigations with the tax authorities and the Main Control and Revision Office of Ukraine. The firm understands countless nuances in tax legislation and has increased its clients’ cash flow due to reduction of tax and related payments.

Maritime & Shipping:

Ilyashev & Partners represents clients operating in all sectors of maritime industry, including charterers, ship-owners, marine terminal operators, logistics and supply chains, shipyards, banks and financial companies. The team has extensive experience handling complex international maritime disputes.


The pharmaceutical industry is one of the key business sectors for Ilyashev & Partners. The firm has been involved in consulting with pharmaceutical companies at all stages of their operations including scientific development and clinical trials, registration and production of pharmaceuticals, market research, advertising, sale and application of medical products.

Criminal Defence:

Ilyashev & Partners actively expands criminal law practice in the field of white-collar and other crimes. Its attorneys have extensive experience of conducting independent financial investigations, cooperation with law enforcement institutions and experience in advocacy that permits to protect and represent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings.

International Work:

The firm represents its clients worldwide by working closely with many leading international law firms abroad. The firm’s regular involvement in high profile international transactions has created many personal contacts over the years and contributed to excellent working relationships with major law firms all over the world.


An irreproachable reputation, an unfailing professional approach and the highest standards of work draw many companies and individuals to Ilyashev & Partners’ practice. The firm’s clients range from international corporations to local government bodies.

Key Contacts

Senior Partner

Roman Marchenko
[email protected]

Managing Partner

Mikhail Ilyashev
[email protected]

Firm Rankings

Banking & Finance
Band 2


Band 1


Band 2


Dispute Resolution
Band 1

Band 2


Band 1


Labour & Employment
Band 2


Private Client
Band 1


Band 4


Real Estate
Band 2


Restructuring & Insolvency
Band 3


Band 2


Band 1

White-Collar Crime
Band 1


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