Aequo is once again highly recommended in its key practices – Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, and Dispute Resolution: Domestic and International – by Chambers Global 2021. Furthermore, the firm has moved up in Dispute Resolution: International.
Four Aequo partners were recognized, namely:
- Denis Lysenko and Anna Babych are ranked in Corporate/M&A.
- Yulia Kyrpa – in Banking and Finance.
- Pavlo Byelousov has increased his ranking in Dispute Resolution: International.
According to the guide, Aequo has an “established Corporate and M&A practice group with a strong team assisting local and international companies with domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Popular choice among clients in the pharmaceutical and IT sectors. Has a strong track record assisting with private equity transactions, representing private equity funds and venture capital firms.’
Denis Lysenko is known for his work in corporate restructurings as well as his track record in share and asset transactions. Lysenko is described as "a talented lawyer with an impressive transactional background" by a client.
Anna Babych is recognised for her impressive track record in transactions spanning a variety of sectors, including private equity deals. A client describes her as "an extremely smart, experienced and goal-oriented lawyer." Another adds, "she knows what the client wants, she has a good grasp of the situation. She knows how to solve a problem."
The directory described Aequo’s Banking and Finance practice as ‘reputable team notable for its outstanding regulatory expertise.’ And it continues: ‘Further noted for its experience in project finance and its growing involvement in financial technology and capital markets. Acts for a diverse client roster, including international and local banks as well as financial developmental institutions and private equity funds.’ Yulia Kyrpa is highly regarded for her work in banking M&A as well as advising banks and companies on debt restructuring and financing.
According to research, Aequo has a robust Dispute Resolution team particularly well regarded for international investment and commercial arbitration mandates relating to oil and gas companies. Additionally, active in cross-border litigation and the enforcement of arbitral awards in Ukraine. Visible in domestic corporate disputes, including large-scale debt collection matters as well as IP disputes. Client roster features major international corporates and domestic players, including those from the banking, agriculture, infrastructure, and energy sectors.
Pavlo Byelousov climbs the rankings ‘as a result of positive market feedback and high visibility on key instructions,’ the directory says. Pavlo is particularly noted for handling high-impact international arbitration cases within the energy sector. His experience includes commercial as well as investment arbitration.
Chambers Global is one of the most respected international legal directories and covers over 200 jurisdictions across the world and includes only those law firms and attorneys who are strongly recommended based on in-depth interviews with peers and clients.