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Yulia focuses on M&A in the banking and financial sector, bank lending, structured and trade finance transactions, transactions involving distressed debts and debt restructuring procedures.  More

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Yulia focuses on M&A in the banking and financial sector, bank lending, structured and trade finance transactions, transactions involving distressed debts and debt restructuring procedures.

She also has extensive experience in handling complex banking regulatory issues, securities transactions, insurance, as well as real estate and construction matters.

During the financial crisis Yulia developed a number of innovative legal products in demand by banks, financial institutions and corporations.

 

She also has outstanding expertise in advising international financial organisations on the granting of macrofinancial assistance to Ukraine, expertise in the handling of complex regulatory issues in the Ukrainian financial sector, and has been appointed to represent the European Commission and EBRD.

Leading bankers, regulators and experts describe Yulia as an outstanding specialist in the field of banking and finance law, known not only for her high-quality and effective legal advice, but also for her professional analytics and advocacy of the banking sector's interests.

Yulia Kyrpa is Deputy Chair of the Arbitration Committee.

An outstanding specialist in the field of banking and finance law, at a time of immense challenges.

FT Innovative Lawyers 2015

  • Best Lawyers 2014-2019 lists Yulia Kyrpa among the leading experts in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Insurance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Transportation.

  • Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2012-2019 recommend Yulia for Banking & Finance in Ukraine. She is “a very well-known restructuring and banking lawyer in the market”and “very competent in both law and business considerations.” Yulia Kyrpa is described as "reassuringly hands-on" and impresses clients as "she strongly identifies with client objectives and takes quite a lot of pride in getting the right result."

  • FT Innovative Lawyers 2015 research names Yulia Kyrpa "an outstanding specialist in the field of banking and finance law, at a time of immense challenges" and lists her among Top 10 Legal Innovators of the Year in Europe.

  • Recommended as a Name to Know in Ukraine by Global Restructuring Review.

  • IFLR 1000 lists Yulia among the leading Ukrainian practitioners in  Financial services regulatory, Banking, Financial restructuring, Insurance in 2013-2018.

  • Yulia Kyrpa is the Only Practitioner from Ukraine Listed in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2018. The ranking recognises female practitioners who have led on some of the most significant and complex transactions in their markets in recent years.

  • The Legal 500 2013-2018 mentioned "technically strong, commercially aware" Yulia Kyrpa as a leading Ukrainian lawyer in the field of banking, finance and capital markets, energy, real estate and construction who "provides excellent client service and has a 'can-do' attitude." "Strong negotiator" Yulia Kyrpa has "deep understanding of banking law."

  • Yuridicheskaya Practika Legal Awards 2016 ranked Yulia as the Best Banking / Finance Lawyer in Ukraine.

  • Listed as one of the prominent lawyers for Banking & Finance and Capital Markets by the annual ranking "Top 50 Leading Ukrainian Law Firms" organized by the Ukrainian weekly newspaper "Yuridicheskaya Practika" (Legal Practice) in 2013-2014.

  • The Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2012-2018 mentions Yulia as one of the notable experts in banking and finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, securities transactions, international finance, infrastructure, corporate and M&A, insurance, agribusiness, real estate, construction, land and transport.

  • Yulia Kyrpa is listed in Ukrainian Women in Law 2016-2018 according to Yurydychna Gazeta.

  • 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 Banking & Finance.

  • Yulia Kyrpa is listed among Top 10 Business Women in Ukraine 2016 by Ukrainian business magazine Companion.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kyiv City Bar (admitted since 2007)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)

Education

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of Laws, Kyiv, 2006
  • University of Edinburgh Business School, MBA, 2014-2016 

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian