Managing partner

For over 15 years Denis has been acting for foreign investors (strategic players, private equity, banks and other lenders) in cross-border transactions involving Ukrainian assets, and investments in greenfield and brownfield projects.  More

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For over 15 years Denis has been acting for foreign investors (strategic players, private equity, banks and other lenders) in cross-border transactions involving Ukrainian assets, and investments in greenfield and brownfield projects. 

He regularly represents major companies and investors in the Ukrainian economy (including acting on behalf of foreign and domestic clients at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the State Property Fund of Ukraine) in acquiring Ukrainian strategic assets and establishment of joint ventures.

During 2000’s Denis acted for major Ukrainian clients in privatization projects (steel and natural resources) in Central and Eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic), also representing their interests before the European Commission in financing and competition (including state aid) matters.

He has extensive practical experience in restructuring groups of companies and legal due diligence, successful support and closing of cross-border and domestic M&A deals, as well as thorough tax planning for optimal structuring of business presence as well as commercial transactions involving international and domestic clients in Ukraine.

Strategic mode of thinking and great commercial vision.

Chambers Global 2017

  • According to legal research guide Best Lawyers 2009-2019 Denis Lysenko is listed among the best Ukrainian practitioners for Antitrust, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate, Government Relations, Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions.

  • Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2010-2018 mentioned Denis as a recommended Ukrainian practitioner in Corporate, M&A, Banking & Finance and Competition / Antitrust: Denis Lysenko is "very to the point, experienced and business-minded." "He is an experienced and accomplished corporate adviser."

  • Over the last years IFLR 1000 has recommended Denis Lysenko as a leading Ukrainian lawyer in the field of corporate law, energy and infrastructure.

  • The Legal 500 2012-2018 marks Denis Lysenko’s professional achievements in Antitrust and Competition, Corporate and M&A, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Real Estate and Construction, Tax and Energy practices calling him an "outstanding practitioner.”

  • Legal Experts Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013 recognizes Denis Lysenko as a leader in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and Tax field.

  • PLC Which Lawyer? 2008-2012 recognizes Denis Lysenko as a recommended expert in antitrust and competition, corporate and M&A, and tax.

  • Recommended by The Tax Directors Handbook 2014 as one of the leading tax practitioners.

  • Who's Who Legal 2010-2015 recommends Denis Lysenko as a prominent Ukrainian practitioner in mergers and acquisitions.

  • Listed as one of the prominent lawyers for Antitrust and Competition, Corporate, M&A, Banking and Finance by the annual ranking "Top 50 Leading Ukrainian Law Firms" organized by the Ukrainian weekly newspaper "Yuridicheskaya Practika" (Legal Practice) in 2012-2015.

  • The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2008-2018 mentions Denis as one of the leading Ukrainian practitioners in antitrust & competition, privatization, mergers and acquisitions, banking & finance law, commercial and corporate law, investments, securities, international arbitration, litigation, energy and natural resources, tax and transfer pricing, insurance, agribusiness, infrastructure, international trade, real estate, construction, land, transport, information technologies and communications, retail, pharmaceuticals, medicine and healthcare.

  • Listed in "Top 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine. Clients' Choice" 2012-2017 by Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal Newspaper) and ranked among the prominent Ukrainian practitioners in Antitrust/Competition and Investment/Public-private Partnership.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Kyiv City Bar (admitted since 2003)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)

Education

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of International Law, Kyiv, 2001

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian