Legal Alliance strengthens its position in the ULF 2020 ranking
According to the Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. А Handbook for Foreign Clients, Legal Alliance law firm has improved its position in the ranking, taking second place among Ukrainian law firms specializing in pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Such recognition is based on the complexity and growing number of realized projects for a number of leading international and national companies, mainly in the pharmaceutical sector.
In 2020, partner Dmytro Aleshko, head of the pharmaceutical regulation practice, thanks to his unique expertise, in particular, in the field of public procurement, took second place in the top five leading lawyers in the industry. The rating also marks partners who professionally respond to clients inquiries: Andriy Gorbatenko (competition), Illya Kostin (intellectual property, litigation), Oleksiy Bezhevets (corporate).
Legal Alliance and the firm's lawyers are recognized in five more legal practices: antitrust and competition law, criminal law, intellectual property, labor law and dispute resolution.
Legal Alliance is noted in antitrust and competition as a firm that provides legal support to pharmaceutical companies, in particular in investigating possible anti-competitive concerted actions and unfair competition, as well as developing distribution, marketing and cooperation agreements with pharmacies and pharmacy chains, and obtaining AMC conclusions regarding competition compliance of such marketing agreements among others. Partner Andriy Gorbatenko, head of the practice, is included in the list of notable practitioners in antitrust and competition.
According to the results of projects implemented in 2019 in criminal law / white-collar crime (including protection of the interests of an IT company in a criminal case of unauthorized access to automated systems, protection of the client's interests in criminal proceedings against falsification, etc.), Legal Alliance is listed among the recommended law firms in Ukraine. The practice is headed by Illya Kostin and Taras Bezpalyy.
Legal Alliance is named among the established practices in intellectual property, especially for its strong dedication to pharmaceutical and healthcare clients and unique solutions of IP issues. In 2019 the team handled significant litigations on patents for inventions, disputes challenging registration of trademarks, conducted patent searches, accompanied the registration of more than twenty trademarks in various areas of business.
The publication emphasizes the development of labor & employment practice driven by existing trends in corporate restructuring in the pharmaceutical market and healthcare reform, and entailed advising on changes in the work of medical institutions, particularly remuneration of employees of institutions, including remuneration, layoffs, and union abuses.
The litigation practice of Legal Alliance is recognized for protecting the interests of clients in corporate disputes, IP-litigation, damages, debt collection, tax disputes. Pharmaceutical companies apply for the firm's services to protect their interests in disputes over the cancellation of trademark registration, de-registration of medicines medicines in connection with violation of IP rights, compensation for the use of patents without the permission of the owner, and so on. The key lawyers of the practice are partner Illya Kostin and counsel Vitaliy Savchuk.
Ukrainian Law Firms. And the Handbook for Foreign Clients is a project of the Yuridicheskaya Praktika Publishing, which annually provides industry analytics by law experts, as well as practical information about Ukrainian law firms and lawyers.