According to the recently released annual ranking by the leading arbitration journal Global Arbitration Review – The GAR 100 (13th Edition) 2020 – Aequo has been listed among the world’s top international arbitration law firms, for the third year in a row.
the firm’s most prominent work to date has been for “Naftogaz of Ukraine” in a pair of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce arbitrations against Russian state-owned gas company Gazprom over long-term contracts for the supply and transit of gas;
in 2016 Aequo also helped US publisher Forbes win an ICDR claim against its Ukrainian licensee, prevailing on claims that censorship and interference with its editorial independence gave valid grounds to terminate a license agreement for the Ukrainian edition of Forbes magazine. It has also acted in proceedings to enforce the award in Ukrainian courts.
According to the research, “Aequo has gained a name as a reliable go-to firm, particularly in high-value oil and gas disputes with a Ukrainian-law angle.”
Clients also praise the team, calling Aequo “the leading Ukrainian law firm” for arbitration and the energy market. One of them recommends Pavlo Byelousov as impressive, “always up to date on any energy industry development or problem in Ukraine” and “directly involved in each matter entrusted to the firm”.
The GAR 100 is a guide to specialist law firms worldwide ‘approved’ by the research for international arbitration, offering extensive qualitative analysis of arbitration practices around the world.
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