Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa recommends DLA Piper in Ukraine

The 2014 edition of The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa has recommended DLA Piper in Ukraine across a number of practice areas, including banking, finance and capital markets, real estate, corporate and M&A, tax and intellectual property and technology.

According to the directory, the law firm is ‘one of the most reputable’ in the market.

For the third year in a row, DLA Piper has been ranked in Tier 1 in banking, finance and capital markets. Oleksandr Kurdydyk, partner and head of finance and projects in Ukraine, is also highly recommended within banking, finance and capital markets.

For the second year in a row, the law firm’s Ukrainian real-estate team has been ranked in Tier 1. Natalia Kochergina, partner and head of real estate in Ukraine, is also named among the leading individuals in her sector for the third year in a row. Both she and Dmytro Pikalov are commended as being ‘highly professional [with] strong negotiating skills’.

The corporate and M&A team has been ranked within Tier 2. Named among leading individuals in corporate and M&A, Margarita Karpenko, managing partner and head of corporate in Ukraine, is ‘very pragmatic, proactive and business oriented’ and ‘understands the needs of international clients’. Kurdydyk and UK-qualified Clare Titcomb are also recommended.

The tax team is ranked within Tier 2. Svitlana Musienko, partner and head of tax in Ukraine, is highly recommended by clients and is included in the list of the leading individuals in tax. Illya Sverdlov, legal director in tax, is referred to as being ‘commercial and responsive’.

The intellectual property and technology practice, headed by partner Natalia Pakhomovska, has risen to Tier 2, with Pakhomovska being named as a ‘trusted legal adviser’, having a broad-ranging practice advising various clients.