We are an independent Ukrainian full-service law firm focused on demands of corporate Clients.
Our firm was established in 2007 by five partners graduated from the National Law Academy of Ukraine after Yaroslav Mudry (Kharkiv) the same year (2002).
The firm was construed under a full-service model which envisaged specialism in providing legal services by practices due to corporate Clients' demands:
- corporate law and M&A;
- banking, finance and tax lawі;
- real estate law;
- dispute resolution;
- labour law;
- white collar crimes.
Before establishing the firm partners gained the experience in the international banks and law firms, leading local companies and while performing a public service. The synergy of partners' enthusiasm for creation of own business and their devotedness to efficient consulting business model resulted in successful start and sustainable growth of the full-service independent Ukrainian law firm KPD CONSULTING.
We are oftenly asked why such company name was chosen. The answer is simple - KPD is the first letters of founders' sure names, but even more - we see a hidden symbolism over these three letter:
K - our KEY core value is the Client.
P - PROFESSIONALISM and POLY-SERVICE approach to legal consulting determine our model of business.
D - DEMANDS of the Clients and their efficient satisfaction is the main focus of our activity.
Together KPD CONSULTING that means efficient and Client-oriented legal support, built on the deep understanding and respect to Clients' needs. Now You know the secret of our success. Thanks for staying with us.
2007 - establishing of KPD Consulting Law Firm
2008 - extension of staff number to 20 employees, moving to new office 7, Kopernik Street.
2009 - extension of staff number to 25 employees, moving to new office centre VECTOR (Starokievska 10 G, B block office 210).
2010 - staff exceeded 30 employees, Chartered Accountants Services department and Debt Consulting practice launched.
2011 - three firm's practices (Corporate law M&A, Banking&Finance, Real Estate and Construction) received recognition of insternation directory the Legal 500 EMEA the first time.
2012 - Mr. Felix Haffner joined the firm as a counsel in charge of GERMAN DESK; the firm joined LEXICOM.
2013 - two firm's practices (Banking&Finance, Real Estate and Construction) were recognized among the leading practices in Ukraine by international directory Chambers and Partners Europe.
2014 - Mrs. Ekaterina Cherednichenko joined the firm as a counsel in charge of RUSSIAN DESK; the Dispute resolution practice was recognized by the Legal 500 EMEA the first time.
2015 - the Real Estate and Construction practice of the firm received top tier recognition from the Legal 500 EMEA; the practice head Mr. Valdyslav Kysil - among 10 best real estate and construction lawyers of Ukraine according to the Legal 500 EMEA та Chambers and Partners Europe; the Tax law practice was recognized by the Legal 500 EMEA the first time.
2016 - Mrs. Olena Domanchuk joined the firm as a counsel in charge of PRIVATE CLIENTS' PRACTICE.
2017 - Mr. Andrii Ivanov joined the firm as a counsel in charge of the ENFORCEMENT PRACTICE.
It is worth to note that the Real Estate and Construction practice received the Top Tier ranking the third year in a row, while Private Clients and Employment were ranked both the first time.
The international accolades confirmed KPD’s status of reliable full-service adviser capable to support the Clients in complex matters. The firm is highly commended in 7 core practices.
The editors noted that the Banking & Finance team has ‘deep understanding of the domestic market and its team has excellent skills’’; the Real Estate and Construction practice is ‘one of the leading practices in Ukraine’, regarded Corporate/M&A practice group as having ‘a professional attitude’ and provides ‘a tailored service at a reasonable cost’. Dispute Resolution team praised for ‘good services and specialist expertise’. The Tax practice has ‘excellent knowledge and a creative mind’, while Private Clients is ‘focused on wealth management, tax and family law” and Employment ‘provides services at the highest level’.
Recognised for its strong track record in assisting banks and investors with issues relating to real estate assets, including acquisitions and collaterals. Experienced in handling due diligence projects and advising on leases and land law. Acts for domestic and international clients.
Strengths Interviewees describe the team as being "easily accessible" and "very fast and accurate."
Sources also appreciate that the "KPD team perfectly understands what the client wants."
Mr. Vitaliy Patsyuk was highly commended as Corporate M&A leading lawyer the second year in a row, and Mr. Vladyslav Kysil was first time regarded in the Banking&Finance
Real Estate - TOP Tier: KPD Consulting Law Firm’s Vladyslav Kysil ‘has a deep knowledge of construction law’. Clients include UkrSibbank and Shell Retail.
Banking&Finance - Tier 2: KPD Consulting Law Firm is ‘a well-known market player with proven expertise’. Vladyslav Kysil ‘has an impressive knowledge of banks’ needs’ and advised Sberbank on a $50m loan to Metropolia.
Commercial, corporate and M&A - Tier 3: KPD Consulting Law Firm’s team ‘impresses with hard work’. ‘Experienced and creative’ practice head Vitaliy Patsyuk advised Royal Dutch Shell affiliate Invest Region on a joint venture.
Dispute resolution - Tier 3: KPD Consulting Law Firm has ‘comprehensive experts in their fields, who provide valuable advice’. The ‘brilliant’ Igor Kalitventsev counts Porsche Leasing among his clients.
Tax - Tier 3: KPD Consulting Law Firm provides ‘a high level of service’ and Vitaliy Patsyuk is the key name. Clients include Laggar.
Best known for assisting banks and investors with managing real estate assets, including acquisitions, restructuring and handling of collaterals. Also active in construction projects. Advises on lease agreements.
Banking and Finance practice is recommended and recognized practitioner.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2013 recommended
Practice Banking, financial services and capital markets, which advised Chartis on insurance legislation, as well as AMC Ukrsib Asset Management with respect to the optimal funding schemes in real estate. The practice of corporate law and M & A for the "outstanding expertise and high-quality professional advice" provided by "talented" Vitaly Patsukov and "experienced, hard-working," Irina Podlesnaya "who always take creative solutions." Felix Haffner, who joined the law firm of Beiten Burkhardt, the Company drew customers from Germany. The team conducted legal due diligence for Ukrsotsbank, and has assisted several clients, including Grammarly Inc, for the incorporation of issues. Trial practice "experienced practitioner, a talented trial lawyer" Igor Kalitventsev has "a practical and business-oriented, approach." The last consultation was provided by Piraeus Bank on the issue of insolvency. The practice of real estate: "knowledgeable, focused on achieving the goal of" Vladislav Kisel is "one of the leading professionals in the field; he clearly understands the importance of every problem. " Recent experience associated with conducting due diligence for Ukrsotsbank for retail and office development in Odessa
Chambers and Partners Europe 2013:
This local company is gaining a more meaningful name in real estate. She advises on legal due diligence, acquisition and management of real estate. Key transactions include NF Trading advice on the acquisition of immovable property UkrAgroChem Group. Other clients are Swedbank and UniCredit subsidiaries.
Sources say: "Their advice is always of high quality and timely", "price-quality ratio is very attractive."
Chambers and Partners Europe 2012:
This local company was rated thanks to enthusiastic reviews surveyed customers. This team has been entrusted management of affairs impressive collection of clients on legal expertise, transaction and construction contracts. Among the well-known clients include Swedbank and BNP Paribas subsidiaries.
Sources say: "Efficiency is a practical approach and act very quickly when you need it", "they are aware of both the international requirements and the peculiarities of the local market."
The Legal 500 EMEA 2012 noted the practice of real estate law firm for the "excellent knowledge of the local land and construction law", as well as the practice of corporate law and M & A for the "perfect knowledge and always the right advice in a reasonable time." Vladislav Kisil, a partner who heads the practice of real estate, has been recognized as "an expert in theoretical and practical issues." Vitaly Patsyuk, partner, head of the practice of corporate law and M & A is recognized as "highly educated lawyer who achieves results."
Global Service & Partners
The established relations with the correspondent lawyers enable us to have north-to-south and west-to-east access to the European and Asian jurisdictions if requested by the Clients.
Being the member of LEXICOM (a network of independent commercial law firms of Europe) we successfully assist with inbound and outbound cross-border deals seamlessly.
Lexicom is a network of independent commercial law firms across Europe and was founded in 1990. By using the Lexicom network, business clients can gain access to reliable legal advice from the network’s members.
Please visit http://www.lexicom.org/About-Us for more information. Below please find the list of jurisdictions where LEXICOM member firms provide legal services.
Membership in organizations
We are truly devoted to the segment of real estate and construction and deeply understand it. That is why KPD Consulting for many years supports Ukrainian Real Estate Club (www.ureclub.com) - voice of the real estate market.
We support the Ukrainian Leasing Association (http://www.uul.com.ua/) in the development of leasing as an imoprtant financial instrument.
Being the member of LEXICOM (a network of independent commercial law firms of Europe) we successfully assist with inbound and outbound cross-border deals seamlessly. The established relations with the correspondent lawyers enable us to have north-to-south and west-to-east access to the European and Asian jurisdictions if requested by the Clients. Lexicom is a network of independent commercial law firms across Europe and was founded in 1990. By using the Lexicom network, business clients can gain access to reliable legal advice from the network’s members.