СMS is represented through two offices in Ukraine.

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang possesses a full-service energy practice and is mandated by major players across the energy sector, as well as related utilities and infrastructure issues. The team advises Vermilion, the North American based international energy producer, on preparation of the final draft of a product sharing agreement (PSA) with the government. The highlight of 2020 was supporting the first ever full-scale Production Enhancement Contract (PEC), where the team assisted Expert Petroleum, an international company specializing in mature oil and gas field operations optimization, in negotiating and executing the PEC with Ukrgasvydobuvannya. With the strong portfolio of renewable energy projects, the practice continued advising high calibre investors, including Scatec Solar ASA and Acciona Energia among others. The firm maintains its active involvement in legislative shaping, and renders legal advice to the EBRD on introduction of the procedure and implementation of competitive procurement process and developing secondary legislation for auctions for renewable energy projects in Ukraine. Lead partner Vitaliy Radchenko continued to demonstrate high visibility. Maryna Ilchuk is observed as an active team member. Volodymyr Kolvakh was referred during the poll for his work in the oil and gas sector and PSA regulations. In October 2020 ­Olexander Martinenko, senior partner, who is considered one of the most experienced legal practitioners in the energy sector, left and joined the Kyiv office of Kinstellar.

Renowned for being a legal counsel within the Ukrainian Gas Transmission System Operator unbundling, CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz continued advising on the Third Energy Package, as well as complex corporate governance issues; compliance and anti-corruption laws, and other matters. Other areas of the office’s presence take in development of renewable projects and structuring of energy companies. Maria Orlyk is lead partner.

Asters, the largest Ukrainian law firm, maintains wide-ranging expertise across the entire energy spectrum. The team is retained by prominent international and national energy majors on production sharing agreements, licensing issues and regulation across different energy sectors, market entry, operational activity, construction, M&A and financing. In addition to exploration and mining, this domestic practice advises on natural gas and electricity markets, power trading, transmission, transportation and processing. The firm possesses a significant portfolio of renewable energy projects. For example, the firm acted as a legal counsel to Naftogaz Energoservice in connection with the construction of a 33 MW solar power plant in the town of Chudniv, Zhytomyr Region. The firm demonstrates its growing role throughout GR activity. Its client roster includes China ­Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), Enwell Energy plc (former Regal Petroleum Plc), Modus Energy/GreenGenius, Naftogaz Group, VR Capital Group. Armen Khachaturyan is known for his strategic role in PSA projects. Yaroslav Petrov is confirmed as being among market leading energy practitioners, advising on renewable projects and electricity matters. Tamara Lukanina is a longtime expert in exploration and subsoil use. Anzhelika Livitska focused on land and construction law expertise, as well as environmental issues. Another key executive is Marta Halabala.

Baker McKenzie is constantly preferred by international and local groups of energy companies on sophisticated midstream and upstream market instructions, structuring of their participation in the latest PSA oil and gas projects, supporting subsoil use, trade and storage matters, transmission and distribution networks, construction and project finance transactions. Public examples encompass advising Geo Alliance Partnership on a production sharing agreement for the exploration and development of oil, natural gas and gas condensate for 50 years with the government of Ukraine. The firm’s expert team has for many years been actively involved in carrying out energy reform in Ukraine, and stands out for its exceptional portfolio of privatization projects. Its recent workload includes advising the State Property Fund on the privatization of Electrotyazhmash, one of the largest producers of turbines in Ukraine, and on the privatization of a 78.289% shareholding in Centrenergo, one of the largest Ukrainian power-generation companies. The energy practice is active in renewable energy projects, handing ongoing advice on various corporate, construction, regulatory, tax and finance aspects. Clients include Polenergia International S.àr.l., a subsidiary of Kulczyk Investments SA, NAFTA a.s., ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, DTEK, SE NPC Ukrenergo, MGU (sole shareholder of Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine), Energoatom. Renowned for his long-standing experience in landmark privatization, managing partner Serhiy Piontkovsky, remains the key face for energy clients and handles strategic advisory. Andrii Moskalyk is a standout professional in PPP, PSA and energy infrastructure. Victoria Ischenko is the key practitioner involved in regulatory work in the renewable sector, which is supervised by ­Hanna Shtepa.

Dentons excels with its highly-diversified energy practice that extends to upstream oil and gas, mining and natural resources, nuclear energy, renewables. The office is a point of choice for many global and European energy majors, working on cross-border mandates, especially regulatory, transactional and tax advice. The practice team has a substantial market share of renewable energy projects, delivering advice on their construction, acquisitions and development, project finance and investments. This past year Dentons advised VLC Renewables on its investment in the first phase of a 500 MW onshore wind farm in Zaporizhzhya; rendered advice to Grasshopper Solar Corporation on the regulatory framework in the renewable energy sector of Ukraine. Other areas of recent advice cover infrastructure and ­transportation, as well energy disputes. Maksym Sysoiev, promoted to partner, was referred as very technical and knowledgeable and well-connected among industry players.

Redcliffe Partners has a fully-fledged projects portfolio comprising mining and hydrocarbons exploration, renewables and finance. The firm is recognized for its consistent flow of PSA projects, having advised Ukrgasvydobuvannya (UGV) and Ukrnaftoburinnya (UNB) on onshore production sharing agreements with the Ukrainian government. Another highlight is advising UGV on conclusion of the first-ever production enhancement contract in Ukraine, with Expert Petroleum aiming at rehabilitation of UGV’s mature fields in western Ukraine. The firm also advised a long-standing client, Trident Acquisition, on anticipated entry into the Yuzivska tight gas exploration and production project. The oil and gas and mining team is led by Dmytro Fedoruk, referred to as a skilled and proactive negotiator. The firm is visible in supporting renewable energy projects, including multilateral M&A and high value project finance. ­Svitlana Teush heads the renewables and electricity team. Peers admired Evgeniy Vazhynskiy for his expertise in energy project financing. The firm has a presence on the legislative arena, advising the Ukrainian Oil and Gas Association on development of amendments to tax legislation aimed at reducing taxes for extraction of hard-to-get reserves and participated in the development of amendments to the PSA legislation and the new Subsoil Code.

INTEGRITES continued advising key energy-focused actors, rapidly expanding practice scope, in particular enhancing its workflow in mining and subsoil use. In 2020 the firm was focused on supporting the implementation of renewable energy projects that followed after a series of project finance deals in 2019. For example, the team supports NBT (Norway) and Total Eren (France) wind farm developers on the construction of a 250 MW Syvash Wind Farm; advises NBT on all aspects of financing and development of onshore wind project Zophia; Eurocape/LongWing on construction of 402 MW and 98 MW wind farms in Zaporizhzhya Region. The energy practice team also advises on the conventional sector, most recently advising AKW Ukrainian Kaolin, a member of Quarzwerke Group, on production licenses and mining allotment for several kaolin deposits in Ukraine. The firm is known for its profound experience in arbitration disputes and acts as a Ukrainian law counsel for State Enterprise NPC Ukrenergo in the investment arbitration against Russia regarding the expropriation of the power grid, related infrastructure and other property by the Russian authorities following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. The firm pursued its GR and legislation shaping in renewable energy sector. Praised by his expertise in development, as well as in M&A and negotiations, Dr. Oleksiy Feliv has been involved in negotiations between the Ukrainian government and energy industry associations regarding reduction of the feed-in tariff, being among the elaborators of the Memorandum between the state and investors. Dr. Oleh Zahnitko handled regulatory advisory on maneuverable capacities and traditional electricity. Igor Krasovskiy continued his project finance work in the renewable sector. Serhii Uvarov, counsel, leads a number of significant energy disputes.

Sayenko Kharenko houses a multidisciplinary energy team especially known for M&A, joint ventures, high-profile securities offerings and sophisticated financing transactions. The oil and gas portfolio contains projects on involving investments and establishing JVs. The firm expanded its renewable projects profile, and advised WIND FARM in relation to the conclusion of an EPC contract with POWERCHINA aimed at implementation of a wind farm project with capacity of 800 MW on the territory of the Nikolsky and Mangush Districts of Donetsk Region; advised the representative office of POWERCHINA regarding construction of Syvash Wind Farm with a capacity of 245.7 MW. The transactional highlight of the past year was advising Elementum Energy Limited, a subsidiary of VR Capital, on a buy-out of the minority stake of its partner Volterra Energy Group in a joint venture company that had successfully developed ten solar power plant projects. The firm is traditionally well connected with international financial institutions. Its dedicated team advised NEFCO on the launch of a new facility to finance green projects, and on project financing to over ten Ukrainian enterprises and municipalities aimed at the implementation of energy-saving technologies. Praised for her active role on the market, counsel Maryna ­Hritsyshyna is known for her particle experience in the implementation of wind power projects. Partners Igor Lozenko and Nazar Chernyavsky lead finance work in the sector.

Finding itself among top legal counsel in renewable energy, ­EVERLEGAL works on several landmark solar projects, including development and construction, M&A, and providing financing solutions to developers and EPC contractors. In a recent highlight the firm acted as legal counsel to UDP Renewables in connection with the development and construction of 24.4 MW Hudzovka SES project in Odesa Region, and advised Main Group on the sale of a project company for further construction and development of a solar power plant in Zakarpattya Region. To exemplify projects in wind energy, the firm advises foreign developer on construction and further development of the largest onshore wind farm in Europe with a total capacity of 750 MW in Zaporizhzhya Region. The firm is retained by oil and gas companies on structuring their JVs in Ukraine, M&A deals and implementation of technologies. PPP projects is another area of recent advice. A noteworthy highlight is advising Go To-U Network on the installation of chargers for electric cars on Ukrainian roads in order to create a nationwide network of chargers. The energy practice has two partners on board. Yevheniy Deyneko is focused on instructions from foreign investors in renewables, and his traditional mainstay is oil and gas. Being highly visible across renewable energy projects for the last couple of years, Andriy Olenyuk is seen in transactional work and received praise for being strong in M&A and negotiations. The arbitration team headed by Vsevolod Volkov advises foreign developers on arbitration matters.

The cross-practice energy team of AEQUO is known for its successful performance in large-scale disputes with a political dimension, and demonstrated significant unstick in structuring investments and supporting the transactions of energy companies. The firm acts for a variety of prominent domestic clients and increases its popularity among foreign private investors. The team’s wide-ranging engagements included corporate and antitrust work in the natural resources sector, establishment of joint ventures, sophisticated corporate and corporate governance advisory mandates, regulatory, tax, land disputes. The team is known for its historical win against Russia’s Gazprom, and continues to act as the Ukrainian counsel for NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and its subsidiaries in international investment arbitration administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in a dispute against the Russian Federation over breach of the Ukraine-Russia bilateral investment treaty due to expropriation of assets of the Naftogaz group in Crimea. The firm maintains a stable and renewable workload. The firm’s client list takes in ArcelorMittal, MET Ukraine, the Ukrainian subsidiary of a major European gas ­trader, ­Ukrgasvydobuvannya and investors in the renewable energy field. Denis Lysenko plays a strategic role in sophisticated disputes, including tax litigation. Anna Babych guides corporate work for energy clients. Energy-related disputes, including arbitrations, are led by Pavlo Byelousov and Myroslava Savchuk. Olena Pertsova led the team on a number of precedent setting disputes in Ukrainian courts.

EY is primarily known for its unmatched experience in tax and legal support of production sharing agreements projects and vast unbundling experience around Europe. In 2020, the firm rendered tax and regulatory support of PSAs for Vermilion Energy, Aspect Energy, DTEK Oil & Gas, GeoAlliance Partnership, and also advised one of its clients on a joint operating agreement to be concluded between investors in a multiparty PSA. The firm’s ongoing landmark project is restructuring Naftogaz in order to fulfill the requirements of unbundling and independence of the operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine in accordance with Ukrainian and EU legislation. The team is also engaged in advising the natural gas midstream market and developing certain regulatory recommendations, and in renewable energy projects. Albert Sych, practice head, possesses expertise in oil and gas. Iryna Kalyta is among other key individuals.

ANTIKA Law Firm is a long-standing name in the area of mining and subsoil use, advising on joint exploration, development and operation, and proves its recognized expertise in the oil and gas sector. The firm is a constant legal counsel to Ukrainian subsidiaries of Cadogan Petroleum Plc on various legal matters related to receiving, prolonging and amending special permits for subsoil use as well as other legal matters which are connected to the production of hydrocarbons within the territory of Ukraine. In a recent highlight the team acts for USENCO NADRA, LLC, Ukrainian subsidiary of Cadogan Group, on challenging the inactivity on the part of the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine in the form of non-issuance of the requested special permit for subsoil use and obliging the latter to grant the said special permit. The team, as guided by ­Alexander Burtovoy, has fixed its niche in supporting projects financed by NEFCO, and most recently advised two of them — energy efficiency improvements in public buildings in the cities of Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi. Given his historical presence in this field, Dr. Alexey Kot is a highly-recognized expert in oil and gas matters. Another noted strength of the team, as led by Andrey Kuznetsov, is involvement in high-profile litigation and arbitration cases.

As a top corporate finance domestic firm, AVELLUM maintains a strong profile in the development, acquisition, disposal involving energy assets, and is customarily hired and preferred by international financial institutions in financing in the energy sector. In 2020 the team continued to be a legal counsel to the EBRD (acting independently or with other lenders) on financing of its renewable energy projects. The team’s area of recent growth is oil and gas, especially subsoil use and PSA. Maksym Maksymenko, involved in advising on development and construction in terms of energy projects, was promoted to partner. Glib Bondar, the firm’s senior partner and practice head, is known for his solid experience in financings, capital markets and debt restructurings, and growing involvement in energy and infrastructure projects.

DLA Piper[1] fields specific energy industry expertise extending to mining, extraction and development, all facets of renewable energy projects, political and regulatory issues. The firm is a port of choice for cross-border mandates, including corporate, M&A and JV establishing, financing. The global practice team advised Ecolab Inc. on the global separation of its upstream energy business. The team is experienced in exploration of hydrocarbons, and also received mandates for large-scale projects in the renewable sector. The energy practice is led by two partners. Galyna Zagorodniuk acts as a lead partner in M&A and corporate projects in exploration and development sectors, oil and gas regulation environment and renewables. Oleksandr Kurdydyk heads renewable energy generation projects and financing mandates.

Eterna Law is preferred by many energy companies to support their entering the Ukrainian market, advising on regulation and structuring of business in Ukraine. The areas of recent assignments include the electricity market, competition and disputes involving energy assets. The firm retains a portfolio of renewable energy projects, inter alia, M&A transactions with renewable power plants. This past year the firm completed the acquisition of a solar power project from a Ukrainian development company, having acted for Gamma Solar Holding on the buyer’s side, and advising Yuzhne Energy, the Ukrainian subsidiary of a Lithuanian company, on its investment in renewable energy systems and the development process of a 72 MW wind power plant project in Odesa Region. DTEK, Energoatom, ­MODUS Group, Axton Commodities are among its notable clients. The practice has two partners on board — Oleh Malskyy guides the ­conventional ­energy workload, with Eugene Blinov heading ­disputes.

Having exceptional dedication to renewable energy, GOLAW commands a solid client portfolio of foreign investors and market operators. The team advised TIU Canada, a subsidiary of the Canadian investment fund Refraction Asset Management, on the legality of the Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant shutting down the Nikopol solar power plant; advised the Georgian International Energy Corporation on the conclusion of an electricity purchase and sale agreement at a green tariff with the State Enterprise Guaranteed Buyer for a solar power plant. The firm is known for its unique experience in supporting construction of the largest biomass power plant in Ukraine — the Khmelnytsky Bio Power Plant (KBPP), and recently advised KBPP Management and a group of Irish investors regarding participation in auctions for state support for the plant. Other engagements include implementation of a hybrid power plant project and electricity supply contracts. Max ­Lebedev is lead partner. Taras Lytovchenko is another key executive.

Hillmont Partners is primarily known for its litigation work for energy and mining clients. In particular, the firm represents NPC Ukrenergo, the national grid operator, in a USD 10 million dispute with the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry regarding the latter’s inaction in approving individual documents for financing the construction of individual energy infrastructure facilities as part of the implementation of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine, which is financed through the EBRD; Nuclear Energy Systems of Ukraine as a license holder for uranium exploration in Ukraine in a number of court proceedings; the Zasyadko Coal Mine in complex tax and administrative disputes. Another landmark project is advising Black Iron Inc. on land law matters in its iron ore mining project in Ukraine. Other areas of focus included the establishment of joint ventures, advice on regulatory framework for land matters, subsoil use, renewable energy and investment protection. The practice is led by firm’s counsel Tetiana Mylenka. The international workflow is led by James Hart, managing partner, while Igor Pugailko, counsel, leads domestic administrative litigation for clients in the energy sector.

Ukrainian dispute resolution heavyweight Ilyashev & Partners is noted for its strong experience in energy disputes, enforcement of international arbitration awards and the role of its practitioners as independent experts in landmark arbitration disputes. Additionally, the recent portfolio includes advising on potential investment arbitration due to retrospective feed-in tariff cuts, sophisticated disputes regarding the supply of low quality electricity, challenging high value tax charges on unpaid rent and shareholder conflicts. Another recognized strength of the team is regulatory disputes. Among the highlights of the past 12 months are representation of JV Poltava Petroleum Company in appealing a rise in tariffs for a gas pipeline network; representation of Belanovo Mining (Ferrexpo AG) in its dispute with JSC Poltava Regional Energy Supply Company regarding the moving of a power transmission line. The Moscow office demonstrates deep involvement in cross-border insolvency proceedings and litigation. The key individuals are Andrey Bychkov and Oleh Trokhymchuk. Iryna Demchenko joined the firm as a key expert last year. Mikhail Ilyashev is lead partner.

The Kyiv office of Kinstellar retains significant mandates from top domestic and international energy companies. The team is known for its legal advisory service to the supervisory boards of ­Naftogaz of Ukraine and of PJSC National Power Company Ukrenergo. In 2020 the practice team acted on M&A deals across the energy sector, in particular, advising on a private international company engaged in wholesale power trading, on a contemplated purchase of a cross-border transmission line with a view to importing and exporting power between Ukraine and Romania. With its high visibility in the renewable energy sector, the firm advises on an international engineering corporation and EPC contractor, on acquisition of a 94.5 MW solar power plant, located in Kremenchuk, and advised Ukrainian developers with respect to the sale of a project to build a 500 MW wind power plant in Mykolaiv Region to DTEK Renewables. The Kyiv finance team acted as Ukrainian law counsel to SESS Solar, a Ukrainian renewable energy business, on financing of its two project companies West Solar LLC and Snyatinenergoinvest LLC by the EBRD. Other areas span energy trading contracts, competition and compliance, dispute resolution. The firm advised on a potential investment arbitration case against Ukraine due to restructuring of a feed-in tariff. In October 2020 the practice was strengthened with the arrival of renowned luminary ­Olexander ­Martinenko as partner and head of dispute resolution/commercial from CMS Cameron McKenna ­Nabarro Olswang. The new Kyiv managing partner, Olena Kuchynska, heads the practice.

KPMG Law is a point of choice for many international energy producers, services providers, state enterprises and international organizations. The team is often retained to advise on regulations in mining and petroleum industries, heating reform. The highlights of 2020 included advising a Ukrainian electricity transmission system operator and providing support for Ukrenergo in re-engineering its system operation function and successful integration into ENTSO-E; consulting one of the largest private groups of energy companies in Latvia on issues related to the import of electricity into Ukraine and general description of the Ukrainian electricity market. The team also acted for a European energy producer and performed legal and tax due diligence of a Ukrainian company developing a solar power plant and considered for purchase. Yuriy Katser, director, is the key figure.

Highly-visible regional firm Shkrebets & Partners, which is based in Kharkiv, is the permanent legal counsel to the key energy power generating and distribution companies in north-eastern Ukraine. Kharkiv Combined Heat and Power Plant No. 5 is represented in high-profile litigation proceedings regarding debt collection under a natural gas delivery agreement, payments for balancing natural gas, and set a precedent recognizing Naftogaz of Ukraine as a last resort supplier. The team supported the development of a power generation mechanism using customer raw fuel. Kharkiv Heating Network, a monopolist for the supply of heat energy in Kharkiv, is another key client of the firm. The practice is led by partner Andriy Syvak.

Sokolovskyi & Partners is active in advising construction of renewable energy plants, EPC contracts, electricity networks connection, supporting commercial activities of energy companies, and handling wide-ranging regulatory assignments in this regulated sector. The firm rendered full legal support to Solar K, LLC on the construction of a solar power plant and obtaining the green tariff. Another recent project is supporting Energomisto as a contractor for wiring and electrical modification. Vladyslav Sokolovskyi, managing partner, heads the practice, and developed original debt recover procedure for green tariff from the State Enterprise Guaranteed Buyer.

Wolf Theiss has a formidable workflow from European clients, who hire the office for Ukrainian law matters. Recent projects included advising Monstera, a lime mining company, on contractual and regulatory issues, with respect to contracts with one of its biggest consumers, Metinvest Group. The office continues to assist clients from the renewables sector in connection with investment projects and obtaining loans for the development of renewable projects. Most recently the firm advised Optimum Solar Kft, a leading Hungarian solar power equipment producer and developer of solar power projects, on its entry into the Ukrainian solar energy market; advising a foreign investor in connection with their planned investment into development of a photovoltaic power project in the town of ­Trostyanets, Sumy Region. The firm is also enlisted to handle corporate and regulatory advisory. Rubellius Capital, a Swiss-based private equity firm, is supported on regulatory and ongoing matters of their portfolio companies, including the Kharkiv Power and Heating Plant and Volyn Regional Energy Supply Company. Experienced Taras Dumych, managing partner, advises energy clients for the past decade. Sergii Zheka, a senior associate, is in charge of renewable energy projects.

Arzinger continued to be named a significant market player in the Ukrainian energy sector. Practice head Iaroslav Cheker was endorsed for good knowledge in renewables, and was especially visible in sound representation of associations of renewable energy producers in relation to a case in the Constitutional Court of Ukraine with respect to cancellation of feed-in tariffs. Timur Bondaryev, managing partner, was also noted for his strategic role in the firm’s energy practice standing.[2]

Gramatskiy & Partners advises on mining, exploration and development, electricity production and distribution, as well as renewable energy matters. The firm is regularly retained for supporting municipal infrastructure and energy efficiency projects. This past year the firm acted for Eurotransgaz Corporation Kft, Hungarian oil and gas exploration, production and gas storage company, on building a distribution network of agents for the conclusion of contracts for the supply of gas in Europe and Ukraine. The firm has a wide practice of mining and subsoil use, supporting an established Ukrainian-Chinese joint venture between TioMan Ukraine LLC, NewVela Group, Manganese China Corporation on construction and exploitation of upstream infrastructure, obtaining special permits for subsoil use. Ernest Gramatskiy heads the practice group and is very well connected with major real estate developers.

The Kyiv office of Jeantet is engaged in energy development ­projects covering traditional and renewable technologies. The firm is experienced in preparing fully wrapped FIDIC-based EPC contracts signed directly by and between a Ukrainian project company and an international developer. The team most recently advised a large industrial plant, in a project relating to electro filter installation for flue gas treatment and exhaust in order to comply with the new limits of exhaust emission, including advice on all effective environmental regulations both in Ukraine and the EU. The practice consists of Olexiy ­Soloviov and Igor Martsyn, supervised by office head ­Bertrand ­Barrier.

The energy practice at LCF Law Group was established after its merger with Evris Law Firm in spring 2020. The new team headed by Ivan Bondarchuk brought renewable energy expertise. In particular, the firm provided full legal support to Scatec Solar Solutions in regulatory procedures required for the commercial operation of a number of power plants. The firm is a legal counsel to the Ukrainian Association of Renewable Energy in mediation with the government on review of the feed-in tariff, and coordinated protection of its members during consideration by the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. Given the traditional dedication to litigation work, the firm also acts on regulatory disputes. Ivan Bondarchuk received praise for his expertise in electricity markets and increased visibility in the sector throughout 2020.

Legal & Economic Security (LES) attorneys at law is focused on environmental matters related to energy projects, including disputes. The firm regularly supports energy market companies in impact assessment procedures within exploration and mining activities, renewable energy production. Ivan Prodanyk is the main contact.

Lexwell & Partners is instructed by big industrial companies for regulatory assignments in their mining and extraction activities, as well as subsequent environmental issues. Podilsky Cement (CRH Group), one of the firm’s long-standing clients, is supported in extending the license surface of a special permit for subsoil use and obtaining environmental assessment documentation. The team includes Igor Nagai and Zhanna Goriacha, and is led by Andriy Kolupaev.

Tetiana Revutska, senior associate at Vasil Kisil Partners, has been endorsed by market insiders for creative thinking and for deep knowledge of contractual law in PSA projects.


[1] Effective 14 June 2021, the Kyiv office of DLA Piper was acquired by Kinstellar.

[2] The firm has not submitted information for the current research.