Aequo is once again recommended in its key practice areas – Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A – by the latest financial and corporate law rankings IFLR1000 2017.
IFLR1000 2017 points out that Aequo “has an experienced team, which includes strong banking and finance and M&A partners, and the firm has established itself among the upper echelons of the Ukrainian legal market for high quality transactional advice.”
The researchers emphasize that “clients are impressed by the firm’s work and its service.” Clients praise banking and finance team: “Excellent grasp of the situation and what I am looking to achieve; proactive in outlining the legal strategies to get me there.” “The team has a very good combination of local knowledge and internationally recognised standards.”
Clients of the M&A practice are similarly effusive in their praise. “I highly rate Aequo’s M&A team and the firm as a whole.” “The lawyers are responsive and I always have direct access to the partner. They are fast, accurate and pragmatic, and able to manage very complex transactions.”
In addition to ranking law firms, IFLR1000 also looked at outstanding legal experts. Two partners, Yulia Kyrpa and Anna Babych, who lead the banking and finance and M&A practices respectively, are client favourites. “Yulia is personally involved in all transactions. She has a very good technical knowledge of Ukrainian law and also very familiar with international transactions.” Of Anna Babych, another says: “Anna has strong expertise in strategy, negotiations and deal-making. She’s very solution-driven, to-the-point and knowledgeable about English law. Anna is dedicated and works for you around the clock. Clearly top-tier.”
Clients describe managing partner Denis Lysenko as a “highly skilled and reliable professional with a strategic mode of thinking and great commercial vision.” Vasyl Mishchenko is “a very knowledgeable and diligent lawyer.”
“We highly appreciate that the services we offer by combining legal expertise and industry knowledge add value to our clients,” says Denis Lysenko, managing partner with Aequo.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 is an international guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms. 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.