WASHINGTON, D.C. - Arzinger, one of the leading independent legal experts in Ukraine, 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 over 175 companies and organizations who have business operations, investments or other development programs in Ukraine.

The firm was founded in Kyiv in 2002 by two Ukrainian lawyers, Sergey Shklyar (currently the firm’s Senior Partner) and Timur Bondaryev (now Managing Partner).  A German lawyer, Wolfram Rehbock (now Senior Partner), joined the team in 2002.  The firm has a team of 50 seasoned legal professionals led by 6 partners. Today, the Arzinger team consists of 85 employees.

In 2007, Arzinger was one of the first Ukrainian legal firms to open a second office in Lviv – the heart of Western Ukraine.  In September 2010 Arzinger opened its office in Odesa. Attorneys of the South Ukrainian Branch represent the interests of clients in Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhya regions and AR Crimea. Arzinger is the only one Ukrainian law firm providing legal services in the Western and Southern regions of the country. 

Arzinger specializes in: 
·  Corporate Law / M&A 
·  Real estate & Construction 
·  Antitrust and Competition 
·  Intellectual Property 
·  Dispute Resolution
·  Arbitration
·  Public Procurement 
·  Tax / International Tax 
·  Banking & Finance 
·  Public Private Partnership 
·  Employment 
·  Capital markets / Private Equity / Investment 
·  Regulatory 
·  Debt Collection 
·  Bankruptcy

Arzinger serves clients operating in following industries:
·  Banks and Finance
·  Energy
·  Healthcare and pharmaceutics
·  Food and Beverages
·  Retail and Leisure
·  Telecommunications
·  Agriculture
·  Infrastructure & Transport
·  Insurance
·  Automotive
·  Environment
·  Investment Banking and Corporate Finance
·  Private Equity
·  Information Technology (IT)

The international edition Chambers Europe 2012 recommended Arzinger in 6 Practice Areas: Competition / Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Tax, Energy & Natural Resources, Corporate / M&A. In the new edition of the reputable legal directory Chambers Europe 2012 The Chambers Global 2012 guide recommends Arzinger Law Office for Dispute Resolution and Corporate / M&A in Ukraine.

Arzinger Law Office and its partners are recognized by the reputable research PLC Which Lawyer?. The international guide recommended Arzinger for Dispute Resolution, as well as recognized the company’s expertise in Competition/Anti-trust, Construction, Corporate & Commercial, Corporate/M&A, Intellectual Property, Corporate Real Estate. 

The International Who’s Who of Merger & Acquisition Lawyers 2012 directory lists Timur Bondaryev among the best experts for M&A in Ukraine. The International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers 2012 recommends Sergiy Shklyar, Senior Partner at Arzinger, as one of the leading public procurement lawyers in Ukraine.

The Legal 500 - Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012 guide recommends Arzinger and its partners as market leaders and legal experts for the region in Real estate and construction; Dispute resolution; Corporate and M&A; Banking, finance and capital markets; and Tax. 

The Legal Experts EMEA 2012 directory, a reputable British guide to leading legal experts in Europe, Middle East & Africa, highly recommended partners at Arzinger as legal experts in perse areas of legal practice (Business, finance and capital markets; Corporate and M&A; Dispute resolution; Real estate and construction). 

Arzinger was ranked the 6th in the Top 50 Law Firms of Ukraine in 2011.

Among Arzinger’s many clients are Aerosvit (member of USUBC), AstraZeneca, Bayer AG, Big Dutchman, Bunge (member of USUBC), Caparol Ukraine, Citibank (member of USUBC), Claas, GlaxoSmithKline, Nycomed, Porsche, Porr, Raiffeisen Evolution, Rhenus Logistics, Schlumberger, Schwarzmüller, SHARP, SSI, Standartbank, Strabag, System Capital Management (member of USUBC), Vienna Insurance Group, Wienerberger, YKK,  etc.

USUBC's management team have been working with Arzinger's managing partner Timur Bondaryev.  Mr. Bondaryev is also Head of the Real Estate and Construction Practice, Life Science and Healthcare Practice, Co-Head of Antitrust and Competition Practice at Arzinger, and will represent Arzinger on the USUBC Board of Directors. He is a Board Member of the Ukrainian Bar Association and a Young Members liaison officer within the Real Estate Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).  

For additional information about the Arzinger law firm headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine, go to: http://www.arzinger.ua/.


USUBC membership has grown rapidly during the past six years. Membership now stands at 185. In January 2005 membership was eight; two years later it had grown to 22; in January 2009 it reached 100; and in January of 2011 topped 150. A complete list of USUBC members can be found at: http://www.usubc.org/members.php. For a list of the USUBC board of directors go to:http://www.usubc.org/site/u-s-ukraine-business-council-board-of-directors.