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AVELLUM Adds 2 Partners, Boosts International Arbitration, Cross-Border Litigation, Real Estate and Infrastructure

AVELLUM is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new partners with effect from 1 January 2021. The AVELLUM management team has grown to 6 partners.

Kostiantyn Likarchuk rejoins AVELLUM as Senior Partner and Head of the International Arbitration practice

Kostiantyn focuses on international arbitration, complex cross-border litigation proceedings, asset tracing and recovery, corporate investigations, and international aspects of white collar crime.

He brings over 20 years of legal practice in Ukrainian civil, commercial, and administrative courts of all instances and acts as counsel before arbitral tribunals in major arbitration forums. Kostiantyn advises, along with leading global dispute resolution practices, on all aspects of litigation, including numerous cases involving major common law jurisdictions. He represents international and Ukrainian businesses and investors in their international arbitration and cross-border litigation matters. Kostiantyn also regularly acts as an expert on Ukrainian law before foreign courts, including English courts and arbitral tribunals.

“This is a strategic move for AVELLUM,” said Mykola Stetsenko, managing partner of AVELLUM. “We are glad to welcome back AVELLUM’s founding partner and creative litigator with unrivalled expertise in handling complex disputes and arbitrations in Ukraine and multiple jurisdictions. The return of Kostiantyn immediately boosts our expertise and capabilities in international arbitration and litigation more generally.”

Kostiantyn Likarchuk added: “Along with my team – Mykyta Nota, Lyudmyla Volkova, and Valeriia Lepska – I am thrilled to rejoin the top-notch group of AVELLUM litigators. I am looking forward to representing AVELLUM clients in their most challenging and complex matters.”

Kostiantyn is featured in the reputable CIS Arbitration Powerlist-2020 by the Legal 500 ranking. He has also been awarded the top rank in dispute resolution and international arbitration by major international legal directories. Before rejoining AVELLUM Kostiantyn headed the Central and Еastern European and Central Asian dispute resolution practice in a leading international law firm.

Maksym Maksymenko promoted to Partner at AVELLUM’s Real Estate and Infrastructure practice

Maksym has over 16 years of experience in providing a full range of legal services to international and Ukrainian clients. He focuses on real estate, infrastructure, land and construction matters, as well as subsoil use.

Over the past 3 years, Maksym advised clients on some of the remarkable projects in Ukraine, including negotiations on the $1 billion collaboration with GE on behalf of PJSC “Ukrainian Railways”; the acquisition of terminal in the largest Ukrainian seaport and the oil transshipment terminal; and development of a hotel in the Kyiv city centre. Maksym also regularly contributes to legislative improvements in real estate, infrastructure, and land.

“We are pleased to welcome to our partnership a talented partner who grew up in AVELLUM,” said Mykola Stetsenko, managing partner of AVELLUM. “Maksym is one of the top lawyers in Ukraine in the area of real estate, infrastructure, and land. He boasts outstanding client relationship skills, and, in addition to that, Maksym is a wonderful colleague and a dedicated mentor to our junior associates.”

Maksym Maksymenko added: “I am thankful to my partners and colleagues in AVELLUM for their nonstop support, trust, and inspiration on my way towards partnership. I am proud that our real estate and infrastructure practice has grown into an independent one. There are hundreds of exciting and challenging projects ahead.”

Maksym Maksymenko is a Co-Chair of the Infrastructure Committee at the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine and the Head of the Agricultural Law Committee at the Ukrainian Bar Association. He was named a Next Generation Partner in Real Estate and Construction by The Legal 500, and is recommended by the Ukrainian Law Firms 2020 and Best Lawyers rankings. IFLR1000 ranking recognises Maksym as a Highly Regarded Practitioner for Project Development in Ukraine.

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