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19-21 Bohdana Khmelnytskoho Str.
01030, Kyiv, Ukraine
11th floor

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Kostiantyn Likarchuk

Kostiantyn Likarchuk is Partner at Avellum Partners with major specialization in mergers and acquisitions, and disputes. Kostiantyn also provides general corporate legal consultancy and advises on competition, real estate and tax. He acts for international and domestic sellers and buyers in major M&A and private equity transactions, and advises foreign and domestic corporations on their investments in Ukraine. Kostiantyn represents clients in Ukrainian civil, commercial and administrative courts of all instances and acts as lead counsel before arbitration tribunals in major arbitration forums (in particular, London, Stockholm and Paris). He advises on all aspects of litigation strategies in common law jurisdictions (among others BVI, Cyprus, England, Jersey, New York) and acts alongside lead counsel for Ukrainian businesses and businessmen in their foreign litigation proceedings.

Prior to founding Avellum Partners, Kostiantyn headed Melnychenko & Likarchuk, Attorneys at Law, which he established in 2000.

Education and Bar Admittance

Master of Laws degree (with honors), 2000, the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Ukraine
LL.M. degree, 2005, Columbia Law School, USA
Member of Ukrainian Bar and Kyiv City Bar


Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Dispute Resolution (Legal500 2015)
Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Corporate/M&A (Chambers Global 2015 and 2014)
Leading lawyer in Ukraine for Mergers and Acquisitions (IFLR1000 2015 and 2014)
Recommended lawyer for Corporate/M&A, Real Estate and Tax (Legal500 2015, 2014 and 2013)
Recommended lawyer for Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A and Real Estate (Chambers Europe 2014)
Recommended lawyer for resolution of international tax disputes in Ukraine (Tax Controversy Leaders Guide 2014 and 2013)
Best Lawyer in Ukraine in the practice areas of Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate Law (Best Lawyers 2015)
Kostiantyn Likarchuk is a notable practitioner in International Arbitration (Ukrainian Law Firms 2014, Yuridicheskaya Praktika)
Recommended lawyer for Competition/Antitrust (Ukrainian Law Firms 2014, Yuridicheskaya Praktika)

“…incredibly commercial…” (Chambers Global 2015)

“…a great bridge between Ukrainian clients and common law litigators.” (Chambers Global 2015)

“…responsive and proactive.” (Chambers Europe 2014)

“…offers ‘creativity in finding solutions that are acceptable’.” (Chambers Europe 2014)

“…the driver and star performer in the M&A practice, leading on all the firm's key deals” (IFLR1000 2014)

“…highly experienced” (Legal500 2014)

“…simply outstanding, very clever and solutions-focused…” (Legal500 2013)

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