27 July 2020 – Kinstellar is pleased to announce the appointment of Olena Kuchynska as Managing Partner of the firm’s Kyiv office. She takes over the helm from Kostiantyn Likarchuk, who oversaw the emergence of Kinstellar as one of Ukraine’s leading legal practices since our entry into the Ukrainian legal market in 2016.  We thank Kostiantyn for his valuable contribution to the firm and wish him well in his future professional endeavours.

With almost 20 years of experience serving clients in the Ukrainian market, Olena Kuchynska leads Kinstellar’s dynamic energy and corporate practices in Kyiv and is recognised in leading international legal directories. Olena earned an LL.M. degree from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary) in 2003, and has been with the firm since its inception in Ukraine.


Olena will be supported in her new role by partner, Iryna Nikolayevska, who heads up our highly regarded corporate, M&A and compliance practices. Iryna has been recognised by international legal directories and other benchmark publications as a notable practitioner in Corporate and M&A.


The Kyiv management team will be assisted by Daniel Bilak, who has recently joined Kinstellar as firm-wide Senior Counsel, following his recent experience as chief investment adviser to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and head of UkraineInvest, the Ukrainian government’s investment promotion agency. As a former managing partner of the Ukraine practice of a major global law firm, Daniel’s business and law firm management experience is a valuable addition to the team in Kyiv.


With respect to her new role, Olena Kuchynska commented that, “I am grateful to the firm’s management for their confidence in me to take on this new challenge and responsibility. With our incredibly talented, dynamic and dedicated team in Kyiv, we will continue to deliver the top-quality support our clients expect from us as we strive to take the Kinstellar Ukraine practice to a new level of success.” Kinstellar global Managing Partner Patrik Bolf added that, “The firm has tremendous confidence in our outstanding Kyiv team and we remain committed to supporting them as we continue to expand our full-service regional offering to clients across our ten jurisdictions.”

For further information, please contact Olena Kuchynska at olena.kuchynska@kinstellar.com.