Aequo has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 7 practice areas: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Competition, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Private client, Real Estate and Construction and highly recommended in Energy and Tax according to the recently released research for The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa. Aequo’s partners Denis Lysenko, Anna Babych, Yulia Kyrpa, Oleksandr Mamunya and Pavlo Byelousov are listed in elite “Leading lawyers” list according to The Legal 500 EMEA 2019.

For the fifth year in a row, Aequo is the first-tier firm in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets and is recommended as “a good team producing a good product, and is very easy to work with”.

Clients say that Aequo’s Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice is “a good example of how a firm can develop a strong practice rapidly” and Anna Babych is “a great person and a great lawyer”.

Researchers highly praise Aequo as “one of the top firms in the market” in Competition and name Denis Lysenko and Sergey Denisenko as the key contacts.

Clients appreciate Aequo’s Dispute Resolution team for “the quality of the lawyers and their ability to quickly grasp complex issues”.

First tier Intellectual Property has been recommended as “full-service IP practice” led by Oleksandr Mamunya, who handles contentious and IP management matters.

Energy team was mentioned by the directory as the one which handles projects, corporate transactions and disputes in the energy sector.

Aequo’s Private client practice is recommended once again and a client notes that the team “is extremely dedicated and experienced, delivering results fast and cost-efficiently”.

The sources praise Aequo’s Real Estate and Construction team saying that the firm “has probably done the most work of any local firm and has a really strong team in real estate”.

Tax practice led by Denis Lysenko, managing partner, is also highly recommended and Vasyl Mishchenko is mentioned as a key name in “a dynamic and highly professional team”.

3 counsels and 3 senior associates are listed in "Next generation lawyers" list according to The Legal 500: counsels Michael Lukashenko and Oksana Krasnokutskaya are recommended in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, senior associate Yevgen Blok – in Competition, counsel Myroslava Savchuk – in Dispute Resolution, senior associates Mykhaylo Soroka – in Real Estate and Construction and Vasyl Mishchenko – in Tax.

For 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions. The ranking is based on a series of criteria, highlighting the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.