According to the newly established guide by the IFLR1000 – Women Leaders – Yulia Kyrpa, Aequo’s partner, head of Banking and Finance, is the only practitioner from Ukraine listed in the ranking.

IFLR1000’s research team have rated 14,000 lawyers globally. From this longlist, the 300 leading female transactional experts in local markets have been selected. IFLR1000 Women Leaders recognises female practitioners who have led on some of the most significant and complex transactions in their markets in recent years. All of the women listed here are also IFLR1000 Leading Lawyers with a track record of domestically working on high profile innovative deals and are recognised as the standout performers in their practice areas.

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.

With this guide IFLR1000 aims to promote women who, in spite of working in what has traditionally been a male dominated profession, have progressed to the top of the financial and corporate law market.