Aequo is once again recommended among the country’s leading law firms in its key practice areas – Banking and Finance, M&A, Capital Markets and Project Development by the latest IFLR1000 2019.
Sources note Aequo’s Banking and Finance team: "Cooperation with Aequo proved to be very productive for us. They have a very professional but friendly approach and great expertise in the corporate finance area", mentioning that "Aequo showed very fast delivery and response time." The team is led by “very professional and committed” Yulia Kyrpa, partner, head of Banking and Finance.
The clients highly appreciate M&A team commenting that "The firm provides excellent service. The lawyers are very business-minded and prompt in providing replies to our requests; they have a good understanding of what the clients expect from them". Furthermore, Anna Babych, partner, head of Corporate/M&A, is praised as “a talented negotiator” and “is highly regarded in the market as an M&A expert”.
Moreover, the directory points out that in the Capital Markets area, the firm has been active, advising on a number of capital increases and euro bond issuances, including on several deals for regional lenders. In the projects area, the firm is working for sponsors on renewable energy and conventional energy infrastructure developments.
In addition to ranking law firms, IFLR1000 also looked at outstanding legal experts. The directory highly recommends Aequo’s legal professionals:
- Denis Lysenko, managing partner – in Competition, Restructuring and insolvency, Private equity, M&A, Consumer goods and services. Food and beverage, Consumer goods and services;
- Anna Babych, partner, head of Corporate/M&A – in M&A, Restructuring and insolvency, Media, technology and telecommunications;
- Yulia Kyrpa, partner, head of Banking and Finance – in Financial services regulatory, Banking, Financial restructuring, Insurance.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 1000 is an international guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Its independent research is based on the recommendations of in-house counsel at the world’s most prominent financial institutions and companies, as well as the leading lawyers, attorneys and solicitors in each legal market they cover. Emphasis is placed on complexity, innovation, quality of advisory services and cross-border experience.