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Regarded by industry experts as one of Ukraine’s leading transactional lawyers, Anna focuses on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate commercial advice to private and public companies.  More

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Regarded by industry experts as one of Ukraine’s leading transactional lawyers, Anna focuses on international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and general corporate commercial advice to private and public companies. Her transactional experience includes leading roles on a range of the most complex high value deals in recent Ukrainian history. She also represents clients in a broad range of matters related to setting up optimal structures for businesses in Ukraine.

Anna is a well-known practitioner in the sphere of corporate governance. In addition, she regularly advises national and international clients in connection with labor and employment issues arising out of mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, and transfers of undertaking.

Her client base includes large national and international corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms operating in the CIS region. They acknowledge Anna's ability to negotiate and defend interests of her clients.

Anna Babych is actively involved in law-making and promoting legislative initiatives in corporate law, both within non-profit organizations (e.g. Ukrainian Bar Association) and expert councils of various government authorities (e.g. Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, National Securities and Stock Market Commission).

She is one of the initiators and a key driver of corporate legislative reform in Ukraine, including being a co-author of the draft Law "On Limited Liability and Additional Liability Companies", as a member of the focus group at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and a co-author of the draft laws on shareholder agreements and improvement of corporate governance of joint-stock companies (squeeze-out and sell-out procedures).

Anna Babych collaborates with the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), is a member of the Advisory Board, and provides scholarships to the UCU Law School students. Besides, she is regularly engaged in educational activities for members of the Students League of the Ukrainian Bar Association, appears as a speaker at high-profile events in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (annual IBA and UBA conferences etc), and actively participates in dedicated committees of the Ukrainian Bar Association and of the European Business Association.

Anna is an innovation advocate who actively introduces the pioneering projects in the Ukrainian legal services market, including AEQUO Friends outsourcing platform and AEQUO Legal Tech Challenge.

Truly understands the client's needs.

Chambers Global 2019

  • The legal research guide Best Lawyers 2013-2020 listed Anna Babych among the prominent Ukrainian practitioners in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Investment and Incestment Funds, Labor and Employment Law. Anna honoured as the Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law according to Best Lawyers 2019.

  • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2013-2019 recommend Anna Babych for Corporate and M&A:"very committed and sharp, with an excellent eye for detail and a strong commercial sense."

  • IFLR 1000 lists Anna among the leading Ukrainian practitioners in M&A/Corporate, Energy and Infrastructure and Restructuring and Insolvency in 2014-2019.

  • The Legal 500 2014-2019 marks professional achievements of Anna Babych in Corporate and M&A, Energy and Private clients practices and names her "reliable and intelligent."

  • Who's Who Legal 2013 names Anna one of the leading Ukrainian practitioners in Corporate Governance.

  • Yuridicheskaya Practika Legal Awards 2017 ranked Anna as the Best Lawyer in Corporate/M&A in Ukraine.

  • Ranked among the prominent Ukrainian lawyers for corporate / M&A by the annual ranking "Top 50 Leading Ukrainian Law Firms" organized by the Ukrainian weekly newspaper "Yuridicheskaya Practika" (Legal Practice) in 2012-2015.

  • Anna Babych is listed in Ukrainian Women in Law 2016-2019 by Yurydychna Gazeta.

  • The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2012-2019 mentions Anna as one of the best lawyers practicing capital markets & securities, corporate law, infrastructure, mergers & acquisitions, telecommunications & media, IT, pharmaceuticals, medicine and healthcare, energy and natural resources, international trade, real estate, construction and land, agribusiness and retail.

  • Listed in "Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Clients' Choice" 2015-2017 by Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal Newspaper) and ranked among the prominent Ukrainian practitioners in Corporate / M&A, Energy and Natural Resources.

  • The KyivPost weekly ranked Anna in TOP-10 "rising stars" of Ukrainian legal professionals in 2012.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Solicitor (England & Wales)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Kyiv City Bar (admitted since 2006)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)

Education

  • National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Master of Laws, Kyiv, 2005


  • Law School, BPP University, Graduate Diploma in Law, London, United Kingdom, 2012

  • Law School, BPP University, Legal Practice Course, London, United Kingdom, 2014

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian