The Legal 500 — EMEA 2014 ranks Ilyashev & Partners as a top-tier firm

According to an independent survey held by The Legal 500 — EMEA 2014, Ilyashev & Partners is a top-tier firm in dispute resolution and intellectual property. The firm is also recommended in banking, finance and capital markets, corporate and M&A, real estate and construction and tax.

Within dispute resolution and intellectual property, Ilyashev & Partners is a first-tier firm. According to the publication, Ilyashev & Partners ‘provides detailed and thorough legal support’ through ‘trustworthy business partners’ Mikhail Ilyashev and the ‘intelligent, focused’ Roman Marchenko. The firm represented BTA Bank in the enforcement of a $451m (£270m) award in its favour made by the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.

It added that Ilyashev & Partners is ‘attuned to the needs of international clients’. Mikhail Ilyashev is recommended along with patent attorney Irina Kirichenko, who advised Mitek on protecting its Viferon trademark.

Within banking, finance and capital markets, Ilyashev & Partners is a second-tier firm. Mikhail Ilyashev and Maksym Kopeychykov, who has ‘a very commercial approach’, provide ‘innovative and successful solutions’. They advised Nadra Bank on a $75m bank guarantee.

Ilyashev & Partners is also a second-tier firm within corporate and M&A. Mikhail Ilyashev, Roman Marchenko, Evgen Solovyov and Leonid Gilevich have ‘a commercial approach and a firm understanding of the law’. Marchenko advised SE Antonov on certain M&A deals.

Within real estate and construction, Ilyashev & Partners is a second-tier firm. Maksym Kopeychykov is a real-estate specialist who advises clients including Metro Cash & Carry and SE Antonov. He also represented Nadra Bank during the sale of a $40m processing plant.

Within tax, Ilyashev & Partners is a second-tier firm. The Legal 500 said Ilyashev & Partners is ‘among the best for litigation’. Marchenko is ‘dedicated to effective results’. Kopeychykov advised FSC More on tax restructuring.