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On February 2, 2017, CEE Legal Matters reported that David Shasha, a well-known figure for several decades in CEE’s emerging legal markets, had agreed to come out of retirement to join Poland’s Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka law firm as Counsel. Shasha, who will be working in London, will co-ordinate DZP’s relationships with law firms, financial institutions, and companies located in the United Kingdom, as well as supporting DZP’s lawyers advising international and Polish clients.

Integrites has announced the expansion of its dispute resolution practice with the introduction of two new legal teams organized in the Specialized Tactics Litigation (STL) format, and the addition of new Partner Oleksiy Sluch and new Counsel Volodymyr Pavlenko.

Integrites is reporting that on November 14, 2016, the General Meeting of Members of the Ukrainian Arbitration Association elected Integrites Partner Olena Perepelynska, the Head of the firm's CIS Arbitration Practice) as its new President, succeeding outgoing UAA President Tatyana Slipachuk, Partner and Head of International Dispute Resolution at Sayenko Kharenko.

Integrites has advised Dragon Capital Investments Limited, a member of the Dragon Capital group of companies, on acquisition of stakes in two large logistics centers near Kyiv — a full acquisition of one in Borispol from Akron Investment Central Eastern Europe II BV, and a 60% stake in another, in Stoyanka, from GLD Holding GmbH. Greenberg Traurig and Vasil Kisil & Partners advised Akron Investment on the first deal, with the Antika Law Firm advising Heitman, the property manger. Schoenherr advised GLD Holding on the Borispol deal. 

Integrites has announced the appointment of Ivanna Dorichenko as head of the firm’s London office and leader of the firm’s newly-established and London-based International Trade & Commodities practice.

Integrites reports that it has "gained a convincing victory” for the Ukrainian division of the DHL logistics company in proceedings in the Court of Appeal and then in the Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine in a dispute with a client that for over a year "failed to fulfill contractual obligations in the total amount of UAH 10.6 million.”

Integrites has announced that it successfully defended the interests of Atlas Copco, a large manufacturer of equipment for the mining and construction industries present in more than 180 countries around the world, in a dispute with the State Fiscal Service in Ukraine.

Integrites has advised the Credit Bank Center with regard to improvement of investment attractiveness and protection from the risks connected with changes in the client's corporate structure.

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Integrites at a Glance

INTEGRITES is the leading full-service law firm headquartered in Kyiv. Focusing on the CIS region, we provide clients with tailored legal solutions through our offices in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Russia, as well as representative offices in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Extensive industrial expertise helps us navigate efficiently through the challenges of our clients’ businesses. 

We offer comprehensive legal advice in the fields of tax and customs, corporate and M&A, banking and financial law, antitrust and competition, commercial mediation, foreign trade, real estate as well as in domestic and cross-border litigation, international arbitration and white collar crime. 

INTEGRITES team is highly praised on international and local markets for its industry-specific expertise in aviation, automotive, agroindustry, banking and financial services, information technologies and telecommunications, infrastructure and logistics, real estate and construction, defense and military technical cooperation, trade and distribution, pharmaceuticals and medicine, chemical, food industry, energy (including renewables) and natural resources.

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