Iryna Sergienko

Iryna Sergienko is our exclusively recommended Gaming Law expert in Ukraine on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Iryna directly using the contact details listed above.

Managing partner of Law Firm “Sports & Gaming Lawyers”, advocate. Specialisation – legal support of gambling business, IT-sphere, sports law.

In 2014-2016, General Director of the All-Ukrainian Union for Bookmaking Development. Member of the Interagency working group at the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine on the consideration and resolution of problematic issues in the field of gambling and lotteries. Chairman of the Coordinating council for socially responsible legalisation of casino. Consultant of the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on family, youth policy, sports and tourism.

Co-author and editor of the publication “Legal regulation of gambling: European experience, practice in post-Soviet countries, prospects of Ukraine”.

Since 2016, he is the President of the Ukrainian Gaming Industry Association, a non-trade body bringing together experts in the field of gambling business.

As a head of VSRB and UGIA in 2014-2020, she has represented the public and business in dialogue with the Ukrainian legislative and executive authorities on the conditions of legalisation of gambling business, participated in the development of the relevant legal framework, including the draft Law “On state regulation of activities related to the organisation and conduct of gambling” and amendments to the Tax Code concerning taxation of the gambling.

Iryna Sergienko is a regular speaker at specialised international conferences on the legal regulation of gambling.

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Vladyslav Markelov

Vladyslav Markelov is our exclusively recommended Trade & Maritime Law expert in Ukraine on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Vladyslav directly using the contact details listed above.

If you are the Shipowner, Broker, Insurer, Assured or any other person or body involved into the Shipping World or somehow linked with it you know how important proper risk management or legal advice can be for you, especially when a time limit is the key factor. That is why we are here and we do know how to assist you and your clients.

Dealing with us you can firmly expect the following:

Key Benefits:

  • Tailor-made approach to each client and his requests/problems;
  • Own world-wide survey and legal consultants agency network;
  • Claims handling syndicated and regionalised to ensure close client relationship and increase in customer awareness;
  • Professionally qualified and experienced personnel;
  • Commercial, Competitive & Cost effective charges;
  • The swift and effective protection of your interests.

Our Key Services:

  • Investigation, assessment, negotiation & settlement of claims;
  • Pursuit of indemnity / recovery claims against your opponents;
  • Survey services;
  • Loss prevention;
  • Brokerage;
  • Legal support.

We are expending our business into the United States and starting to promote our services to United States customers.

Aleksey Pukha

Aleksey Pukha is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Ukraine on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Aleksey directly using the contact details listed above.

Aleksey is a managing partner of Law Company since 2009. Aleksey handles development of law company, improvement quality of legal services and higher standards of client’s services.

Aleksey Pukha specialises in corporate, pharmaceutical, tax law, litigations, international arbitration, transfer pricing, public-private partnership.

Firm Overview:

Aleksey Pukha & Partners Company is one of the leading Ukrainian law firms with worldwide business contacts. Company details are included in all official State Registries.

The headquarters of the Company is located in Kyiv, in the heart of Ukrainian business.

The Company is one of the most reputable organisations and professional associations, which include the Court of Arbitration, the Taxpayers Association of Ukraine, the Union of Lawyers of Ukraine, the Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs and the Ukrainian Bar Association.

Aleksey Pukha & Partners cooperates with USAID, the World Bank Group and IDLO within international research projects.

Every day the Company provides legal services to international companies and individuals in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and North Africa. Annually, the Company contracts with clients worldwide and from all continents. The total volume of company transactions for 2017 amounted to more than 100 million USD.

Aleksey Pukha & Partners follows high standards of legal services and has vast experience in a wide range of industries and legal practices including agriculture, pharmaceutics, real estate and construction, media and communication, insurance, intellectual property, banking and finance, capital market, trade, energy and natural resources, automotive, oil and gas industry, hotel and restaurant industry, metallurgical industry, primary industry, transport, chemical and sport industry, public and private partnership. The Company also provides services for private clients on family law, surrogacy, adoption, divorce, representation and protection of interests, business decisions, contracts, real estate, migration, inheritance, taxation, licensing and criminal and civil law.

Yuliya Barabash

Yuliya Barabash is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Ukraine on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Yuliya directly using the contact details listed above.

Using our international experience combined with knowledge of national conditions, the international legal firm SBSB provides high-end services to customers who are willing to conduct business outside of CIS countries.

Within five years we have been consulting our clients in the field of corporate law, international tax planning, finance, international licensing and complex business support in more than 40 countries.

SBSB monitors the latest trends and legal provisions in the field of operations with cryptocurrency and the use of electronic money in general, the organisation of stock exchanges and online currency exchange systems, the maintenance of the ICO procedure.

Partnership with leading international companies enables us to provide services to our customers all over the world, including Great Britain, Czech Republic, Malta, France, Germany, Switzerland, the Baltic countries, the USA and the Southeast Asian countries.

The head office of SBSB is located in Kiev, where the main practitioners of the firm are concentrated, legal support is provided by more than 10 lawyers.

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Mykola Stetsenko

Mykola Stetsenko is a Managing Partner at Avellum Partners. Mykola’s primary focus is mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, private equity, and restructurings. Mykola’s additional expertise spans over general corporate matters, competition, real estate and tax. He represents interests of foreign and domestic sellers and buyers in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions, as well as major Ukrainian issuers and investment banks in equity and debt capital market transactions.

Prior to founding Avellum Partners in July 2009, Mykola was a partner at the Kyiv office of international law firm Baker & McKenzie.

Firm Overview:

Avellum Partners was established on 9 July 2009 as a law firm specialising in corporate finance, and initially covering mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and restructurings. The Firm was founded by Kostiantyn Likarchuk, who previously headed Melnychenko & Likarchuk attorneys at law and Mykola Stetsenko, who was previously a partner at the Kiev Office of international law firm Baker & McKenzie. In February 2010 Glib Bondar, who was previously a partner with Baker & McKenzie, joined Avellum Partners as a Partner to head the Firm’s banking and finance practice.

Today Avellum Partners is a leading Ukrainian law firm for corporate finance and a firm of choice for leading international law firms in the areas of capital markets, competition, disputes, finance, mergers and acquisitions, projects, energy and infrastructure, real estate, restructurings, and tax in Ukraine.

Vitaliy Radchenko

Vitaliy Radchenko is a Partner of the Energy and Projects practice at the Kyiv office of CMS Cameron McKenna. His specialties are: Oil and Gas, Mineral Resources, Conventional & Renewable Power Generation and Kyoto Protocol Projects.

Vitaliy was ranked by the Chambers Europe 2012-2014 as a Band 1 lawyer in Energy and Natural Resources for Ukraine with commentators identifying him as “a standout figure for energy law in Ukraine” and “a superb lawyer, instrumental to the practice” as well as “one of the best for shale gas projects and PSAs”.

Vitaliy is an active participant of the Fuel and Energy Committee of European Business Association in Ukraine, Co-Chairman of the Energy Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce and, also, a member of Association of International Petroleum Negotiations (AIPN)

Firm Overview:

CMS United Kingdom is a member of CMS, which provides clients with specialist, business- focused advice in law and tax matters. Our 3,000 legal professionals across the world, working in sector-based teams and trained in project management, are focused on our clients and fulfilling their objectives. CMS lawyers operate in 59 offices worldwide, offering real-world advice to clients operating in a challenging business climate and a fast-changing regulatory environment.

Our corporate lawyers provide advice across all types of commercial law; banking and finance, competition, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment & pensions, environment, intellectual property, private equity, public procurement, real estate and tax.

With our focus on client service, we were one of the first corporate law firms to embrace the need to also structure our business along industry sector group lines. We have eight industry sector groups; consumer products, energy, hotels & leisure, infrastructure & project finance, insurance and funds, lifesciences, real estate & construction and technology, media & communications.

Our practice and sector group matrix enables us to develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ businesses and markets and to constantly deliver sound and commercially relevant advice from any of our offices. We focus on relationships, not deals, and we are considered more approachable and accessible than many of our competitors. Our clients tell us they like working with us and that we’re often seen as the human face of the law.

As a major commercial law firm, we have responsibilities that extend beyond our client work. We are transparent about our approach to environmental management and we are proud of our community schemes across all of our offices.