Aequo has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 4 practice areas: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property and highly recommended in Energy, Real Estate and Construction, Tax according to the recently released research for The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa. Aequo’s partners Denis Lysenko, Anna Babych, Yulia Kyrpa, Oleksandr Mamunya and counsel Pavlo Byelousov are listed in elite “Leading lawyers” list according to The Legal 500 EMEA 2017's guide to outstanding lawyers in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

For the third year in a row, Aequo is the first tier firm in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets. According to the researchers, Aequo has ‘a very solid practice’, which includes ‘sensible and commercial’ Yulia Kyrpa and Anna Babych.

Aequo’s ‘ambitious Commercial, Corporate and M&A team’ receives ‘top marks’ from clients (Tier 1). The directory highly recommends partner, head of Commercial, Corporate/M&A practice Anna Babych and managing partner Denis Lysenko.

First Tier Dispute Resolution team is praised for its ‘innovative legal solutions and practical advice’. Oleksandr Mamunya, ‘keen commercial lawyer’ Pavlo Byelousov and Anna Babych are highly recommended.

Intellectual Property practice group with ‘strategic litigator’ Oleksandr Mamunya in charge, is also top ranked (Tier 1).

Energy practice and partners Yulia Kyrpa, Anna Babych and Denis Lysenko are highly recommended by Legal 500 2017.

Real Estate and Construction team, headed by ‘practical’ Denis Lysenko and finance partner Yulia Kyrpa, is highly recommended by the directory.

Clients report that Aequo’s ‘well-resourced Tax team provides clear advice’.

4 lawyers are listed in "Next generation lawyers" list according to The Legal 500 EMEA 2017's guide to up-and-coming lawyers in Europe, Middle East & Africa: of counsel Maryna Fedorenko and senior associate Denys Kulgavyi are recommended in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, of counsel Oksana Krasnokutskaya – in Commercial, Corporate and M&A and associate Vasyl Mishchenko – in Tax.

For 28 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. The Legal 500 assesses the strengths of law firms in over 100 jurisdictions. The ranking is based on a series of criteria, highlighting the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.