About this office:
Arzinger (prior to March 2009, Arzinger& Partners Ukraine) is one of the leading independent legal experts in Ukraine.
The firm was founded in Kyiv in 2002 by two Ukrainian lawyers, Sergey Shklyar (currently the firm's Senior Partner) and Timur Bondaryev (now Managing Partner). A German lawyer, Wolfram Rehbock (now Senior Partner), joined the team in 2002. The firm has a team of 57 seasoned legal professionals led by 6 partners.
Arzinger& Partners Ukraine has become the network's largest and most dynamic office. Every year since 2002 our business has grown dramatically, annually doubling both revenue and the number of lawyers we employ. In 2007, Arzinger was one of the first Ukrainian legal firms to open a second office in Lviv - the heart of Western Ukraine. In September 2010 Arzinger opened its office in Odesa. Attorneys of the South Ukrainian Branch will represent interests of clients in Odesa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhya regions and AR Crimea. Today, the Arzinger team consists of 92 employees.
To sustain solid growth, in January 2009 the firm launched a new strategy, which includes: change of status to an independent local firm; development of and expansion into new markets and practice areas; and joining international associations of independent law firms. In line with our new strategy we have created a number of new posts, in order to make the practice more efficient. These include positions in Knowledge Management, IT, HR and Communications.
The firm specialises in M & A, Corporate Law, Real Estate and Construction, Antitrust and Competition, Litigation and Arbitration, IPR, Tax, Banking & Finance, PPP, Public Procurement, Employment, Administrative Law, Capital Markets and IPOs. We serve clients operating in financial services, energy, real estate, pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, telecommunications, retail, aerospace, agriculture, and the infrastructure & transport industries.
The firm has built close working relationships with high-profile law firms in Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, and many other jurisdictions. As a result, our clients have access to global legal services of unsurpassed quality. These relationships have developed and proved invaluable over many years, but they are non-exclusive: accordingly, Arzinger is able to work on any transaction - in coordination with the client - with those law firms which we consider to have the most appropriate expertise.