AA Gestors was honored with acknowledgement and recommendation from one of the leading law lists The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa – 2021 Edition in Commercial, corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution, Employment and International Trade .
AA Gestors refers to the second tier of law firms represented in the field of Employment and the third tier — in the fields of Commercial, corporate and M&A, Dispute resolution and International Trade. Also, clients gave their comments in the relevant field of law for the Legal 500 EMEA.
According to the aforementioned edition, the main practitioners in the sphere of Employment of AA Gestors are partners Andriy Tsvyetkov, Evgen Zarudnyev and associate Oksana Zakharchenko. The firm is best known for its work in complex labour disputes, but it also advises clients on employment contracts, benefits and incentives, collective bargaining, redundancies and reorganizations. According to one of its clients, 'the firm gave us the 'boots on the ground' knowledge and a perspective on what was possible under Ukrainian employment law'.
AA Gestors acts for clients in corporate and financial services litigation, M&A-related disputes and contentious matters related to insolvency and commercial contracts. It is also active in international arbitration proceedings both in Ukraine and abroad. The practice is jointly led by managing partner Andriy Tsvyetkov, Vitalii Makhinchuk and Yevgen Zarudnyev, attorney-at-law Yaroslav Salenko. The firm successfully represented “Skvyrskyi grain processing factory” Ltd in a debt collection case in Kazakhstan.
Amoung the work highlights they count successful representation of PJSC of Gas Supplying and Gasification “Donetskoblgaz” in court proceedings against Mayor of Kramatorsk of Donetsk region; provision of legal advise to Public Joint-Stock Company “State Joint-Stock Company “Chernomornaftogaz” on controversial issues of return of “Titan-2” crane vessel to its owner; and successful representation of “Skvyrskyi grain processing factory” Ltd in Pavlodar District Specialized Economic Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan regarding collection of debt and penalties from the clients’ counterparty of the sale and purchase agreement.
AA Gestors frequently assists overseas investors with the establishment of new businesses in Ukraine. Its client roster includes companies operating in the insurance, banking, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage industries. The team's workload spans business liquidations, M&A, shareholder agreements, securities law, corporate governance and restructurings. Managing partner Andriy Tsvyetkov and key partners Vitalii Makhinchuk and Olga Lazaryeva oversee the practice. They count McDonald’s Ukraine Ltd, PJSC “Donetskoblgaz”, OSPRO MB (Czech Republic), Roshe Ukraine, LLC, Grayston & Company Sprl, Culpepper IP, LLLC among their clients.
As to the field of International Trade, AA Gestors is involved in negotiations over Ukraine’s accession to the WTO, and it is also noted for its expertise in anti-dumping legislation in the EU and the US. Other strengths of the practice include the settlement of trade disputes with China, Russia, the EU and other countries. Trade law and anti-dumping protection specialist Yaroslav Snigur in Kiev works closely with Anna Zvolikevych, who is the firm's official representative in Brussels. PJSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih, Small Enterprise “FIRMA PKT”, LLC, “MEBLIDEREVPROM” Association of Furniture and Woodworking Enterprises of Ukraine and Product Association “OSCAR” (Ukraine) are mentioned as the main Clients of our Association.