Market sources say this solid local player has both an established reputation and the potential to grow. The team of 15 predominantly advises international strategic investors and a number of European private equity funds. “Its clients include a loyal base of prominent international as well as notable Russian and Ukrainian names," commentators confirm. Its key mandates have included an instruction by Central European Media Enterprises to conduct due diligence on one of the leading Ukrainian broadcasting companies. The team also acted for Energy Standard Fund on a number of acquisitions and an intragroup restructuring. The firm is also often engaged by prominent international and Russian law firms regarding the local aspects of cross-border deals. Founding partner Vasil Kisil is widely respected by market sources as an undisputed figure of authority: "The firm lives by his standards," declared a source. Hands-on Denis Lysenkois appreciated as “a dedicated problem solver."