This 20-lawyer litigation team has earned its market position on the back of its history as one of the longest-serving disputes groups in the market. It is housed within a large, full-service firm and as a consequence handles a wide spectrum of cases. The firm is best known as a leader in the domestic litigation market, although its client roster also includes international corporations such as Vanco Prykerchenska, which it is representing against the Ukrainian Ministry for the Environment. The recession has prompted a number of insolvent companies to seek counsel, and the team also represented the chemicals manufacturer DuPont in disputes against defaulting debtors in Ukraine. Acting for the same company, the firm demonstrated its IP expertise in litigations over patents and unfair competition. Lecturing and publishing widely, Vadym Belyanevych is also a “practical litigator and a real strategist,” say peers. Department head Oleksiy Filatov is building a strong reputation in Ukraine for being “sharp and quick in court.” Managing partner, Oleg Makarov continues to win praise as a determined and decisive litigator.