Aequo is top ranked in Intellectual Property and is once again highly recommended in its key practice areas – Banking and Finance, Antitrust and Competition, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Litigation), Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate, Restructuring and Insolvency according to the recently released Chambers Europe 2018.
Banking and Finance team is noted for its outstanding regulatory expertise, often called upon to advise on landmark projects. One client says that the lawyers have “strong expertise in several fields and a strong local reputation.” Yulia Kyrpa, partner, head of Banking and Finance, is praised by clients as “hard-working, inspiring and to the point.”
According to market commentators, Competition and Antitrust team has a “strong position in the market.” The directory praises Denis Lysenko, managing partner, for his “long-standing expertise in competition law advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters.” Sergey Denisenko, counsel, is singled out as “the hands-on force of the practice.”
Chambers Europe highlights Corporate/M&A team’s “positive dynamics, creativity and ability to understand the client's viewpoint.” Sources describe Anna Babych, partner, head of Corporate/M&A, as "very committed and sharp, with an excellent eye for detail and a strong commercial sense." According to the research, managing partner Denis Lysenko is “an experienced and thoughtful practitioner”, “skilled at both the domestic and cross-border level” and is “particularly active on investment matters”.
Dynamic Dispute Resolution practice is noted for its growing market presence in litigation and international arbitration. Pavlo Byelousov, head of the International Arbitration group, has “a growing reputation in domestic and international arbitration”, with multiple sources referring to him as a "rising star." He covers commercial and investment arbitration and comes particularly recommended as an "expert in energy arbitration." Market commentators recognize Oleksandr Mamunya, partner, head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution, for his track record in IP disputes, including litigation and out-of-court actions involving patents and trade marks.
Energy and Natural Resources team is particularly noted for handling complex energy disputes, including international arbitration proceedings and capable of assisting clients with energy financing and development mandates.
Prominent Intellectual Property team is applauded for its impressive track record in contentious IP matters. Sources praise the market insight and pragmatism of the team. One source highlights the team's "great knowledge of IP matters and impressive skills in litigation. They understand the client's needs and provide advice of an excellent quality." Oleksandr Mamunya is universally considered a leader in the sector. Clients praise his commercial approach as well as his experience in litigation, calling him "an experienced trade mark litigator." Senior associate Andrey Nikolayenko provides support to international and domestic companies involved in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property matters.
Real Estate team enters the rankings due to increasing market presence. Sources applaud the team for the quality of its services: “They have been able to deliver commercial, clear, well-structured and succinct advice.”
Active Restructuring and Insolvency team is noted for its client-friendly service: “They provide excellent legal advice for a reasonable price, always prioritising our needs and trying to exceed expectations.”