Aequo has been recommended as a TOP-TIER FIRM in 6 practice areas: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Private client, Real Estate and Construction and highly recommended in Competition, Energy and 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 2018.

For the fourth year in a row, Aequo is the first-tier firm in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets and is recommended as “the best practice in Ukrainian finance matters” providing “commercial advice”.

Clients praise Aequo’s Commercial, Corporate and M&A team as “the number one choice among local firms”.

The Legal 500 names Aequo an “exciting, young, go-to litigation firm” for its expertise in Dispute Resolution and highly recommends “clever and responsive” Pavlo Byelousov, head of the International Arbitration group, and Oleksandr Mamunya, partner, head of Intellectual Property and Dispute Resolution.

First tier Intellectual Property team has been recommended as “accurate, business focused, competent and experienced”.

Aequo’s Private client team which advises national and international high-net-worth individuals on private wealth matters including investment, philanthropy, immigration, tax and family law, has also been top ranked.

The researchers highly recommend Aequo’s Real Estate and Construction practice which includes “strong negotiator” Yulia Kyrpa, “outstanding practitioner” Denis Lysenko and associate Mykhaylo Soroka.

Aequo’s Antitrust and Competition is highly praised for providing “a high-quality service, fast responses and a business-oriented approach” on merger control matters and investigations.

Energy practice and “reliable and intelligent” Anna Babych, “strategic and experienced” Denis Lysenko and Yulia Kyrpa are highly recommended by the directory.

The Legal 500 also praises Denis Lysenko and Vasyl Mishchenko for their expertise in Tax.

4 senior associates are listed in "Next generation lawyers" list according to The Legal 500: Denys Kulgavyi is recommended in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Michael Lukashenko – in Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Yevgen Blok – in Competition and Vasyl Mishchenko – in Tax.

For 29 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.