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Dentons has become the first firm to snap up one of the lawyers at Chadbourne & Parke’s Kiev office, which is closing in the next few months.
Chadbourne international partner Adam Mycyk has joined Dentons as a partner in its Kiev corporate practice.
Mycyk, a US-qualified lawyer, has worked in Ukraine since 1994, when he joined US-Ukrainian firm Frishberg & Partners as an associate. He later spent a stint at Altheimer & Gray and was made up to partner in 1999, before joining Chadbourne when Altheimer collapsed in 2003.
Mycyk then moved to CMS Cameron McKenna in 2007 (17 September 2007) as part of a team launching the UK firm’s office, but rejoined Chadbourne in February last year. Between 2008 and 2012 CMS Mycyk served as managing partner of CMS’s Kiev office.
He advises Ukranian and foreign companies and financial institutions on M&A and financing issues.
In a statement Mycyk said his hire reaffirmed Dentons’ commitment to Ukraine “at this critical stage in Ukraine’s development”.
Chadbourne is pulling out of Ukraine after a number of years in the jurisdiction, citing ongoing market turmoil as one of the reasons (6 August 2014).
Dentons’ office was launched over 20 years ago by legacy firm Salans, and currently has eight partners in Kiev including Mycyk.