WHO WE ARE

AVELLUM is a leading Ukrainian full service law firm with a key focus on Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Tax, Real Estate, and Antitrust.

Our aim is to be the firm of choice for large businesses and financial institutions in respect of their most important and challenging transactions. We build lasting relationships with our clients and make them feel secure in new uncertain economic and legal realities.

We incorporate the most advanced Western legal techniques and practices into our work. By adding our first-hand knowledge, broad industry experience, and unparalleled level of service we deliver the best results to our clients in their business endeavours.

The team of professionals at AVELLUM successfully applies time-efficient and cost-effective approaches and creates integrated solutions for businesses. Our partners are taking an active role in every transaction and ensure smooth teamwork.

We seamlessly cooperate with leading international law firms in course of multijurisdictional transactions.

AVELLUM and A.G.A. Partners announced that two law firms have agreed to combine effective 9 July 2018. This strategic combination brings together renowned transactional practice of AVELLUM and experienced dispute resolution practice of A.G.A. Partners.

One of the country’s leading capital markets experts. 
IFLR1000 2016
Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
IFLR1000 2015
Flexible and responsive people, and they understand the whole process from an international perspective. 
Chambers Europe 2014
For capital markets work we see AVELLUM as clearly at the top of the field. 
IFLR1000 2013
AVELLUM is one of the main “go-to” firms for corporate matters. 
Legal500 2015
An excellent combination of international experience and deep knowledge of Ukrainian realities. 
AVELLUM is one of the best and has profound knowledge of Ukrainian and international law. 
They are one of the few local firms that can be relied upon to produce Ukrainian law documentation and legal opinions in a timely fashion and up to the standards of an international law firm. 
AVELLUM has some of the top legal brains in the market. 
Provides high quality commercial advice in a challenging environment. 
One of the best M&A practices on the market. 
AVELLUM is a professional firm with excellent attention to detail and good lawyers. They always perform well and are very driven in providing top service. 
IFLR1000 2016
Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
IFLR1000 2015
Knowledgeable team with an in-depth expertise of Ukrainian and English law. 
Chambers Europe 2014
AVELLUM is highly recommended for representing clients in international arbitrations and international litigations in the UK, Cyprus and BVI. 
Chambers Global 2015
AVELLUM provides extremely good service and persuasive advice. 
Legal500 2015
AVELLUM is known for its prowess in high-value arbitration. 
Legal500 2013
Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
IFLR1000 2015
They are well organised in terms of timing - they always deliver when under pressure. 
Chambers Europe 2014
AVELLUM has a small team of very talented lawyers who are responsive, commercially minded, solution orientated and cost effective. They bring international law firm experience to a local law firm. 
IFLR1000 2015
Principally experienced in advising borrowers, Avellum team increasingly takes instructions from lenders as well. 
Chambers Global 2015
Ambitious and successful young firm Avellum are ‘excellent lawyers with a Western approach. 
Legal500 2014
The lawyers were very commercial and understood the lenders' objectives. They knew when to dig in and when to concede points. 
Chambers Europe 2014
They are well organised in terms of timing - they always deliver when under pressure. 
Chambers Europe 2014
The most proactive of the independent Ukrainian firms. 
IFLR1000 2014
Dynamic group of partners with a partner-led, personal touch and an international style. 
Legal500 2013
AVELLUM is a highly professional law firm. The lawyers of the firm are of a high calibre with strong legal expertise both in international and domestic law. 
IFLR1000 2016
They are very reasonable about the value of the work they are providing. I feel like they are an extension of an international law firm whenever I work with them. 
IFLR1000 2014
Uniformly excellent … they are the best firm in Ukraine these days. Very strong across all practice areas, extremely professional ethos and service culture. 
IFLR1000 2015
Flexible and responsive people, and they understand the whole process from an international perspective. 
Chambers Europe 2014
They are one of the few local firms that can be relied upon to produce Ukrainian law documentation and legal opinions in a timely fashion and up to the standards of an international law firm. 
IFLR1000 2014
Ambitious and successful… AVELLUM are excellent lawyers with a Western approach.  
Legal500 2014
Known for its experience of property investment deals, acting for both domestic and international shareholders, investors and developers. 
Chambers Europe 2015
Very professional firm. 
Legal500 2014
It has a very good reputation in transactional work. 
Chambers Europe 2013
Very capable in real estate financing. 
Chambers Europe 2013
AVELLUM’s tax practice offers comprehensive international tax planning and tax structuring assistance. 
World Tax 2016
The practice uses the firm-wide experience of partners who are recognized in the fields of finance and tax. 
World Tax 2015
AVELLUM is good value for money. 
A team of very talented lawyers who are responsive, commercially minded, solution orientated and cost effective. They bring international law firm experience to a local law firm. 
IFLR1000 2015
Market-leading firm with an outstanding track record in complex and large-scale M&A transactions. Also advises on the establishment of joint ventures and handles corporate restructuring projects. Broad experience in a variety of industry sectors, with recent instructions including banking, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Regularly involved in cross-border transactions, often working in co-operation with international law firms.  
Aminat Suleymanova and Ivan Kasynyuk ‘have a deep understanding of the market’, and recently represented Ukrlandfarming subsidiary Rise in a USD25 mln GAFTA arbitration. 
А leading firm for international trade and commodities disputes. 
Probably the best law firm in the sphere of international trade in the region. 
Оne of the best law firm in dispute resolution. We are pleasantly impressed by the level of quality and practical effect of their advice, and, of course, by excellent client service. 
Brilliant and precise advice. 
The team is extremely good in cases involving an international element. They manage to combine their local Ukrainian knowledge with a very good understanding of English law. 
AVELLUM is highly recommended for representing clients in international arbitrations and international litigations. 
A unique combination of professionalism, smart solutions, and luxury service. 
High-level specialists in family law. 
The ‘honest, trustworthy and diligent’. 
Avellum Timeline
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
1+
billion
USD
total value of transactions
14
landmark transactions
10
clients
208
million
USD
First post-crisis IPO by Avangard
580
million
USD
Eurobond issuance and exchange offer by MHP
313
million
USD
Sale of VikOil chain of gas stations to TNK-BP
Growing our people
12
attorneys
7
Staff
3.6+
billion
USD
total value of transactions
179
landmark transactions
94
clients
2
billion
USD
in capital markets
3
acquisitions
of banks and financial institutions in Ukraine
1
billion
USD
in corporate/M&A
600
million
USD
in real estate
Growing our people
16
attorneys
7
Staff
7+
billion
USD
total value of transactions
134
landmark transactions
77
clients
3+
billion
USD
in banking & finance
7
multi-
jurisdictional
arbitration cases
we advised on
1
billion
USD
in corporate/M&A
470
million
USD
in real estate
2.3
billion
USD
in capital markets
Growing our people
15
attorneys
7
Staff
1
promotions
14+
billion
USD
total value of transactions
187
landmark transactions
103
clients
8
billion
USD
in banking & finance and capital markets
850
million
USD
in dispute resolution
2
billion
USD
in corporate/M&A
650
million
USD
in real estate
2.3
billion
USD
in antitrust/competition
400
million
USD
in tax
Growing our people
20
attorneys
9
Staff
5
promotions
59+
billion
USD
total value of transactions
139
landmark transactions
89
clients
1.3
billion
USD
in banking & finance
100
million
USD
in capital markets
400
million
USD
in corporate/M&A
650
million
USD
in dispute resolution
56.5
billion
USD
in antitrust/competition
Growing our people
21
attorneys
8
Staff
7
promotions
92
billion
USD
total value of transactions
147
landmark transactions
75
clients
1.7
billion
USD
in banking & finance
19.4
billion
USD
in real estate
22.4
billion
USD
in corporate/M&A
20.3
billion
USD
in restructuring
2.9
billion
USD
in dispute resolution
24.4
billion
USD
in tax
Growing our people
25
attorneys
10
Staff
10
promotions
103+
billion
USD
total value of transactions
177
landmark transactions
87
clients
1.5
billion
USD
in banking & finance
6.7
billion
USD
in real estate
50.9
billion
USD
in corporate/M&A
6.1
billion
USD
in restructuring
21.2
billion
USD
in dispute resolution
43.1
billion
USD
in tax
Growing our people
28
attorneys
12
Staff
3
promotions
32+
billion
USD
total value of transactions
189
landmark transactions
107
clients
8.7
billion
USD
in capital markets
2.9
billion
USD
in real estate
800
million
USD
in corporate/M&A
4.4
billion
USD
in financial restructuring
24.7
billion
USD
in employment
4.3
billion
USD
in tax
Growing our people
32
attorneys
15
Staff
7
promotions