Aequo is once again recommended among the country’s leading law firms in its core practice areas – Banking and Finance, M&A, Capital Markets and Project Development by the latest IFLR1000 2020. Moreover, Restructuring and Insolvency practice area was submitted for the first time and has been ranked in Tier 2 forthwith.

Sources note Aequo’s Banking and Finance team: "They are time-efficient, have good expertise on providing subordinated debt, and finished the transaction in a smooth and fast manner", mentioning that they are "very professional, precise, and time conscious. Client care is excellent." The team is led by “an exceptional partner” Yulia Kyrpa, partner, head of Banking and Finance.

According to the clients M&A team is "attentive, pragmatic, non-nonsense, professional, client-oriented. Understands local concerns.” “The firm provides top class services with one of the best experts in the area of M&A", where they are “impressed by the partners' engagement into the client's requests”. Anna Babych, partner, head of Corporate/M&A, is praised as “a professional lawyer with a strong customer-centric approach, dedication and commitment to projects.”

The directory also commends “very efficient and well organized” Capital Markets team, noting that “the service provided was of a high level, timely and client specific.”

Restructuring and insolvency practice area recognized for the first time has also been mentioned by the clients who commented that "the team demonstrated deep knowledge and understanding. It was able to come up with an innovative approach to resolve deadlock situations and close the transaction on time."

In addition to ranking law firms, IFLR1000 also looked at outstanding legal experts. The directory highly recommends Aequo’s legal professionals:

Denis Lysenko, managing partner – in Competition, M&A, Private equity, Restructuring and insolvency, Consumer goods and services, Food and beverage;

Anna Babych, partner – in M&A, Restructuring and insolvency, Media, Technology and telecommunications;

Yulia Kyrpa, partner – in Banking & Finance, Financial services regulatory, Financial restructuring, Insurance.

Clients also praised Bohdan Dmukhovskyy and Michael Lukashenko, counsels, and Mykyta Polatayko, head of IT practice.

International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 is an international guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Its independent research is based on the recommendations of in-house counsel at the world’s most prominent financial institutions and companies, as well as the leading lawyers, attorneys and solicitors in each legal market they cover. Emphasis is placed on complexity, innovation, quality of advisory services and cross-border experience.