Legal 500 EMEA 2021 – Recent recognitions of Legal Alliance
Legal Alliance is ranked among the leading law firms of Ukraine in 7 legal practices based on thereleased international reserach The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2021*: competition, corporate, labor, tax, criminal law, intellectual property and dispute resolution.
In particular, Legal Alliance law firm and lawyers were noted as follows:
Commercial, corporate and M&A. Legal Alliance that "has acted for major multinational pharmaceutical companies operating in Ukraine for 25 years, implementing projects for the registration of local subsidiaries, restructuring and liquidation issues," is recognized among the practice's leaders. Partners Dmytro Aleshko and Oleksii Bezhevets are noted for their expertise and involvement in large cross-border transactions, as well as regulatory and commercial matters.
Competition. Positive feedbacks from clients were received on compliance with competition laws, obtaining regulatory clearances of corporate transactions in the pharmaceutical sector, as well as for professional assistance in investigations by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU). Clients, in particular, note that "Legal Alliance possesses unique industry-related expertise, bringing valuable insights and practical experience when providing solutions and ensuring efficient services to the highest of standards," while the professional and prompt actions of lawyers help prevent additional financial losses. Partner Andrii Gorbatenko "leads the team of high-quality associates, and focuses on results and desired outcomes."
Dispute resolution. Legal Alliance Company is recognized for its "high level of skill and focus on resolving disputes quickly and effectively." The company focuses on litigation in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare sectors, handling criminal, civil, commercial, administrative and employment cases. Practice heads partner Illya Kostin and counsel Vitalii Savchuk provide "deep analysis of legislation and court practice." According to the client, "the team advises on the method most appropriate to achieving objectives."
Employment. It is noted that the "effective and efficient team" at Legal Alliance Company acts for many multinational pharmaceutical companies in Ukraine, assists with the drafting of labour contracts and agreements, development of corporate labour policies, obtaining work permits for non-residents, labour relations, layoffs and employers' liability. In addition, the team is experienced in handling complicated issues arising from outsourcing agreements, as well as the resolution of labour disputes. Practice heads Illya Kostin "shows a client-oriented approach and provides highly effective and efficient legal support in complicated cases."
Intellectual property. Legal Alliance Company has "niche expertise in healthcare and pharmaceuticals that translates into a clear strategy for the proposed solutions." The company's legal work includes registration of inventions and utility models, trademarks and domain names, industrial designs, copyrights and trade secrets, as well as a host of other services, including IP audits and litigation. Leading specialists of the practice include Partner Illya Kostin and counsel Vitalii Savchuk, who "show a deep knowledge of business processes and needs, help protect the IP portfolio."
Tax and customs. For the first time, the rating noted the achievements of Legal Alliance Company in tax practice thanks to interesting cases, due diligence, legal defense and advice to leading international pharmaceutical companies in Ukraine. "Practical and up-to-date advice, as well as forward-looking legal advice on fax-related issue," is how one of the clients describes Partner Oleksii Bezhevts and counsel Vitalii Savchuk in a practice that is known for "deep knowledge, responsiveness and client orientation."
White-collar crime. Legal Alliance Company is praised by clients for its "special attention to human rights and its attempt to create new positive legal practices." The research also notes that attorneys-at-law mainly focus on litigation, where they represent the interests of companies and private individuals, handling matters involving property and account seizure, the return of seized property, as well as the preparation of officials for searches and interrogation. Partner Illya Kostin and associate partner Taras Bespalyy are noted as heads of the practice. "In my opinion, the team's results depend on multidisciplinary work, interchangeability, the use of modern communications and rapid reaction in all circumstances," the client comments.
* The Legal 500 is one of the most trustworthy international ranking research. It has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, based on client reviews and a qualitative assessment of various factors and criteria, including: work & projects during the previous 12 months, team experience and expertise, specialization, additional services among others.