|THE LEGAL 500: EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2012 RECOMMENDS DLA PIPER in ukraine|
DLA Piper, Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Kyiv - Newly released 2012 edition of The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), an international legal directory, recommends DLA Piper in Ukraine for a number of legal practice areas.
In particular, DLA Piper is ranked in Tier 1 this year (compared to Tier 2 in 2011) for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets in Ukraine. Oleksandr Kurdydyk, Partner and Head of Finance & Projects practice of DLA Piper in Ukraine, is personally recommended as one of the top lawyers for this legal practice area.
"DLA Piper Ukraine LLC is ‘responsive, knowledgeable and well connected’. Oleksandr Kurdydyk advised Horizon Capital on an investment in UkrFinance Group, and Donetsksteel on its $820m debt restructuring. The team’s ‘expertise in Ukrainian and English law is of great help, and the lawyers have immense experience’" quotes Legal 500 2012.
"This is a well-deserved recognition of achievements of our team by a leading international publication, - says Oleksandr Kurdydyk. - The clients we serve in Ukraine and the complexity of projects we support, speak for itself. We are committed to provide highest level legal support to our clients and we are grateful to them for staying with us".
In Corporate M&A DLA Piper is ranked in Tier 2 instead of Tier 3 last year. As is mentioned in Legal 500, DLA Piper Ukraine LLC is ‘one of the most reputable firms – truly global and very professional’. Margarita Karpenko’s team advises large international investors as well as domestic enterprises like IT company De Novo. Employment law is a notable strength." Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner and Head of Corporate practice is personally recommended in Ukraine.
For Real Estate, DLA Piper is ranked in Tier 2. ‘Impressive’ Natalia Kochergina leads a team that advised Steltex Investments on a $15m investment in a leading Ukrainian development company, and a foreign agricultural company on a grain terminal project." Natalia Kochergina, Partner and Head of Real Estate practice is personally recommended in Ukraine.
Tax team of DLA Piper Ukraine also ranked in Tier 2 is "great at providing co-ordinated, quick, qualitative advice. Svitlana Musienko and Illya Sverdlov are recommended". Svitlana Musienko, Partner and Head of Tax, is personally recommended in Ukraine.
Work of our IP & Technology team is also recognized by Legal 500 2012 - DLA Piper in Ukraine is ranked in Tier 3 for IP.As mentioned in Legal 500 "Natalia Pakhomovska’s team at DLA Piper Ukraine LLC has ‘an efficient, professional manner’. Clients include Symantec, Wrigley and Slavutich Carlsberg Group".
The Legal 500: EMEA is an international legal directory that provides the most comprehensive independent annual legal market research in over 100 countries. It is the clients guide to the best law firms, top lawyers, attorneys, advocates, solicitors and barristers in many countries all over the world. For more details on Ukrainian rankings please refer to http://www.legal500.com/c/ukraine.
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