ULF 2021: Legal Alliance rated #1 in Pharmacetucals & Healthcare
According to the Ukrainian Law Firms 2021. А Handbook for Foreign Clients, Legal Alliance law firm has improved its position in the ranking, taking the first place among Ukrainian law firms specializing in pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Such recognition is based on a “comprehensive suite of services to the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, serving international and national companies across antitrust and competition, corporate, IP, labor and employment and white-collar crime”. The firm is “exceptionally well-versed in handling regulatory work and policy making, advising on public procurement and state price regulation”.
Managing partner Dmytro Aleshko, as “a well-regarded figure acting across the full-circle of sector regulation”, ranked number one among the leading lawyers in pharmaceuticals and healthcare.
Other partners are mentioned among other notable practitioners who professionally respond to customer inquiries in the field of pharmaceuticals and healthcare: Andrii Gorbatenko is at the forefront of competition work and Ilya Kostin takes in IP and labor workflow. The analytics also noted Oleksii Bezhevets who handles corporate instructions.
Legal Alliance and the firm's lawyers are noted in three other legal practices: antitrust and competition law, intellectual property, labor law and employment.
In particular, in the practice of antitrust and competition, Legal Alliance is particularly sought after for its advice on vertical agreements on the supply of pharmaceutical products and legal support of pharmaceutical companies within investigations undertaken by the AMCU. Other notable expertise includes unfair competition, public procurement and competition compliance. Partner Andrii Gorbatenko, head of the practice, is endorsed for his experience in the sector and included in the list of notable lawyers in antitrust and competition law.
Legal Alliance is also recommended among prominent law firms in the practice of intellectual property, supervised by partner Ilya Kostin. In-depth expertise in pharmaceuticals and life sciences determines the core focus of the IP team in the Legal Alliance Company. The scope of practice encompasses inventions, utility models, unfair competition, trademark and patent disputes. Among the recent highlights was the win in the case regarding protection of ІР rights for the trademark of a medicine in Uzbekistan. Counsel Vitalii Savchuk, who leads representation in courts, is noted among the notable IP practitioners in Ukraine.
The publication recognizes the practice of labor and employment under the leadership of partner Ilya Kostin, being acknowledged as one of the established practices in the country. Its scope includes labor agreements, development of corporate labor policies and documentation, restructuring of labor relations, layoffs and employers’ liability, work conditions, outsourcing and outstaffing, trade union activities, labor disputes in mediation and in courts.
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.