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Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. Ario Law Firm is in the lead

News, Recognition

Restructuring and Insolvency

31 July 2020

The Ukrainian Law Firms 2020 recognizes the Ario Law Firm team as one of the best on the legal market for the fifth time. Ario Law Firm receives awards in the practices of "Bankruptcy", "Criminal Law and White-Collar Crime", as well as "Judicial Practice". Ario Law Firm senior partner Julian Khorunzhyi has been honored in two nominations at once and is becoming the best bankruptcy lawyer for the fifth time.

In the individual ranking of the top 5 practices "Bankruptcy" Ario Law Firm senior partner, Julian Khorunzhiy takes 1st place. Ario Law Firm partner Iryna Serbin has once again been recognized as a prominent figure in this practice. Ario Law Firm managing partner Oleksii Voronko has been also included in the list of prominent persons in the field of bankruptcy.
Ario Law Firm is traditionally in the top five among companies specializing in bankruptcy and restructuring.

"The sizeable bankruptcy practice of Ario Law Firm is known for its participation in resonant cases,acting on both sides of bankrduptcy matters, handling liquidation procedures and resolving arising criminal aspects within its practice. The firm is currently acts on a wide range of liquidation procedures and liability management matters, bad debt cecovery, asset sales. development of restructuring  plans and insolvency disputes. The bankruptcy practice works closely  with the criminal defense team, handling soophisticated cases involving criminal violations  at different stages of a procedure. The recognized strenght of the team  is the representation  of distressed debtors. In 2019 the resonant case of bankruptcy  of the Ocean Shipyard in Mykolaiv, coupled with criminal proceedings, continued with satisfaction of over USD 3 million worth of creditors claims by  its former employees. This past year the firm continued to beretained by banks to represent their interests in ensuring the claims of creditors. In addition to three dedicated partners - Oleksii Voronko, Julian Khorunzhyi and Iryna Serbin, reffered to as a motivated and responsible team,  Andriy Fylyk was promoted to partner. In Autumn 2019 the practice was strenghthened with the arrival of Ruslan Sydorovich (previously a member of the Ukrainian Parliament) as a partner", - ULF 2020 notes.

The Ario Law Firm team is traditionally recognized in Criminal Law and White-Collar Crime. This time the company was not just noted among the notable practice firms - Ario Law Firm has been included in the top 10 leading firms specializing in criminal practice and White-Collar Crime. Ario Law Firm partner Yevhen Hrushovets is becoming a prominent figure in this field for the fourth time.

"Ario Law Firm criminal practice demonstrates growing experience in resonant and difficult cases. The team possesses in-depth expertise and extensive experience in investingating business activities of clients. In 2019, the team as represented by partners Julian Khorunzhyi, Yevhen Hrushovets and Ruslan Sydorovych, defended the interests of Lviv mayor Andriy Sadovy before the Appeals  Chamber of the Supreme Anti-Corruption Court, in criminal proceedings related to the construction of an industrial park in Lviv. Other clients of the firm include politicians, Members of Verkhovna Rada and local councils, officials, well-known human rights activists, a well as corporate clients", - ULF 2020 notes.

For the third time, Ario Law Firm has been recognized by Ukrainian Law Firms in terms of "Litigation Practice". Julian Khorunzhyi, the firm's senior partner, also receives an award in this area.

''The litigation practice  run by Ario Law Firm is devpted in the main to representation in bankruptcy proceedings, as well as business protection, debt recovery and property disputes. The litigation team is supported by the firm`s criminal practice, acting on comprehensive cases involving parallel criminal proceedings. The team recently acted for Avtodom LLC (represented by the liquidator) in a dispute related to international recovery assets on a mortage loan, issued to the former management for the construction  of real estate. The team also represents the interests of the Lybid Hotel Complex in a corporate dispute in connection  with a raider attak on corporate rights and handled, on behalf of Deposit Guarantee Fund, representation of Delta Bank in a dispute over a land plot near the Bukovel Resort. The practice is led by Julian Khorunzhyi,senior partner", - ULF 2020 notes.