Aequo is pleased to announce bolstering of IT Practice. Mykyta Polatayko who has joined the firm is appointed as the head of IT industry group. The strengthening of the practice is based on continued client demand for our IT law services.

“I’d like to welcome Mykyta Polatayko to Aequo. This appointment is in line with our strategic pillars – client care excellence, industry focus and innovation – and increases our capacity to provide integrated IT law support to our domestic and international clients. It demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our already leading TMT industry group and our view that IT is a key growth area in Ukraine. Mykyta is accomplished IT lawyer with an excellent reputation in IT law and as the Head of IT Practice Mykyta will be invaluable resource for our clients. We are confident that strengthening of a specifically dedicated practice will ensure top notch client care and provision of innovative services to the representatives of this dynamically growing industry”, comments Anna Babych, partner, head of TMT industry group.

“I am honoured to join Aequo which has gained reputation of the game-changer in Ukraine in such a short period of time. The prospect is compelling and I am truly excited by the opportunity to contribute to the further success of this firm in the IT industry and in the sphere of innovation”, comments Mykyta Polatayko.

Mykyta Polatayko is a leading IT lawyer in Ukraine, advising established multinationals and early stage technology companies on a wide range of issues from acquisition of local IT business and setting up development offices in Ukraine to copyright transfer and effective tax structuring. Throughout his career, Mykyta has specialised in blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, information security and data protection as well as on e-commerce regulation and use of e-signatures.

He launched the first Ukrainian legal tech start-up and also worked as a council of a game development studio and a digital advertising agency.

Mykyta is regularly endorsed as leading IT lawyer in Ukraine in independent legal directories, including Best Lawyers International, Ukrainian Law Firms, Clients Choice survey. Top - 100 Best Lawyers of Ukraine, Yuridicheskaya Gazeta.

For several years, Mykyta Polatayko has been actively participating in various public initiatives aimed to consolidate professional IT law community and develop legislation.

AEQUO is among Top 3 leading law firms of Ukraine in Technology, Media and Telecommunications according to the national ranking Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients 2017.