|KM PARTNERS LAW FIRM JOINS U.S.-UKRAINE BUSINESS COUNCIL (USUBC)|
Kyiv-based multi-practice law firm with taxation focus
WASHINGTON, D.C. - KM Partners, a Kyiv-based law firm which services Ukrainian, international businesses and Ukrainian state agencies and has enjoyed the reputation of a respected multi-practice law firm with special focus on tax matters, has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), the USUBC executive committee announced today on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of 175 companies and organizations who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine.
The firm also provides legal support in Trade and Distribution, Corporate and M&A, Investment and Foreign Economic Activity, Labor and Employment, Banking and Finance and some aspects of Intellectual Property. Partners’ and other practitioners’ broad expertise allows the firm to emphasize the multi-disciplinary support of clients' business projects.
The firm has notably successful practice of Dispute Resolutions with tax and customs authorities, as well as land disputes including court cases initiated by prosecutor’ office, including setting of “precedents” – adoption of new ways of resolving a problem ambiguously regulated by legislation.
The firm provides representation to parties in international commercial arbitration, deals with enforcement of foreign arbitration decisions in Ukraine. KM Partners has experience in complex disputes involving parties from various jurisdictions. In Customs Law the firm can offer deep understanding of economic grounds of the case, legal support in the inspection stage, which helps avoid excessive charges and sanctions; successful court practice, especially for customs valuation and classification.
Providing legal support in Real Estate and Land the firm works both with common real estate projects (logistic parks, business centers and residential real estate) and also with specialized projects, such as port terminals, railway branches, quarries. It has been very successful in handling complex land law issues, including in court.
The firm has good results in Antitrust Legislation area: successful work with major projects, including unfair competition issues (advertising). Analytical work is one of the strongest types of KM Partners’ legal activity: the firm has rich experience in conducting Due Diligence including legal analysis of current state and risks, especially successful due to the fact that some KM Partners’ lawyers have economic education.
In 2011 the firm was again recognized among the best Ukrainian law firms in the results of the annual national research “50 leading Ukrainian law firms”. Ukrainian national poll “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients” strongly recommends KM Partners as an expert in such practices as Tax, Litigation, Corporate, and Labor & Employment.
In 2011 KM Partners was recognized as the best law firm on tax matters in Ukraine and recommended as an expert on Dispute Resolution and Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 EMEA annual research. Tax Directors Handbook-2011 highly appreciated achievements of the firm on tax related matters. WHO’S WHO LEGAL CIS 2011 research recommends KM Partners and its senior partner Alexander Minin on Corporate Tax and Mergers & Acquisitions.
"USUBC is very pleased to be working with Alexander Minin and his colleagues at KM Partners and now to welcome them as members. KM Partners does legal work for several USUBC members, " said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Relations, Washington office, SigmaBleyzer Private Eqyity Investment Firm, who serves as President, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
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