About the firm

As one of the leading independent law firms, we are a team of American and Ukrainian lawyers, specializing in Ukrainian law since 1991.  Through the years we have established a tradition of legal excellence, and have earned a reputation as a law firm that always goes the extra mile for its clients. We provide professional services of the highest quality, combining technical knowledge of Ukrainian law and practice to efficiently achieve our clients’ goals. 

We offer our clients a full range of legal services involving virtually all matters affecting their operations and growth, including formation of joint ventures, wholly owned subsidiaries and/or representative offices of foreign companies; acquisitions, mergers, takeovers and reorganizations; due diligence and title reviews in mergers and acquisitions; commercial transactions; joint venture and partnership agreements, including negotiation and drafting of documents; franchising, licensing, agency and distribution agreements; labor and immigration; real property; agricultural and industrial land rights; taxation; intellectual property; and litigation. 

Our long-established presence in Ukraine allows us to offer guidance on a wide range of projects.  Close contacts with local authorities, including the Cabinet of Ministers, the President’s Administration, the Anti-Monopoly Committee and the Tax Inspection, permit us to quickly and efficiently address the interests of our clients.  And, our network of local consultants and experts often allows us to speed up bureaucratic procedures. 

Through the years many things have changed in the legal profession and Ukrainian business climate, but our commitment to personal and goal-oriented service has remained the same: we provide top quality legal services at reasonable rates. 

 

Practice Areas

We are known for delivering top notch legal services to our clients for the full range of their business needs. Our core practice areas include corporate and investment law, such ascorporate acquisitions and other investments; establishing subsidiaries, joint ventures and representative offices; tax advice (including international tax planning); real estate, including acquisitions, constructions, leasing, commercial and residential property developments; labor and immigration; litigation; and intellectual property law.

 

Our clients

Having advised international clients in Ukraine since 1991, we have extensive experience in all the major industry sectors. Our clients are government and private investors, mid-size firms and multi-national companies, banks and real estate developers. We also regularly serve as local counsel to some of the leading multinational law firms including Hogan & Hartson, Norton Rose, Freshfields, Linklaters Alliance, Lovells, White & Case, among others.

 

References

Over the past years, Frishberg & Partners has handled some of Ukraine’s most prominent cases. In this client-oriented business, the best way to measure our performance is to listen to clients who have relied on our legal services. In this regard, we are fortunate to have been recognized by clients for our high quality of service, level of expertise and knowledge of the law. Here is what our other clients have said about us.


Networks

Frishberg & Partners is a member of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), European Business Association (EBA), International Trademark Association (INTA), Nordic Business Network Ukraine (NBNU), British Business Club in Ukraine (BBCU), American Bar Association (ABA), among others. We are also a founding member of American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (AmCham).


Publications

In connection with our legal practice, we have developed practical guidelines to help our clients succeed in Ukraine. Over the years we have published numerous articles, as well as several editions of a well-received legal reference guide, “Doing Business in Ukraine.” In fact, many foreign embassies and multi-national companies consider our guide to be essential to making the right business decision. Here is what some of them have said:

References

"Since 1992 we have the pleasure of being a client of Frishberg & Partners, and recent results just confirm that this was and still is a very right choice for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines."

Sergey Fomenko, Commercial Manager (KLM Royal Dutch Airlines for Ukraine) 

 

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“You did an excellent job for Joss Chemicals BV, and you prepared an excellent report on our behalf. This was very positive for us, and it allowed us to set up our business in Ukraine. Now we are actively pursuing this business thanks to your excellent lawyers.”

Jan Huijbregts, Joss Chemicals BV

 

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“We at Sun and I am personally as legal counsel for Sun operation in CIS region, are very pleased with a level of expertise and service which were and are provided to our company in Ukraine by Frishberg & Partners.

Dr. Andrei Zalivako, Sun Microsystems

 

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“Frishberg & Partners’ advice and services are of excellent quality, very timely, reliable and to the point, and with a good understanding of our business interests.

Christoph Zeyen, Tyco Electronics

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“We are very satisfied with the services of your law firm and especially appreciate the quick, accurate and business- minded responses and analysis.

Dr. Brigitte Carbonare-Hartsleben, British Telecom Global Services

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“I really appreciate the capability and professionalism of your lawyers and the efforts your company successfully put in the defense of ours. We thank you for your assistance and cooperation.”

Flavia Smiraglio, Fiat Auto S.p.A.

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"Frishberg & Partners are a law firm I have had pleasure working with for many years. Their expertise and knowledge of the Ukraine market is unsurpassed and they are excellent in providing considered and hands-on legal expertise."

Dr. Daniel Thorniley, Senior Vice President, The Economist Group, Vienna

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"The book entitled “Doing Business in Ukraine” has clearly involved a considerable amount of work and will be an invaluable source of reference for addressing issues, especially in the area of taxation. I will ensure that some of my banking colleagues are aware of the publication."

Julian Exeter, Senior Economist, EBRD

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"The “Doing Business in Ukraine” guide is most useful in its contents, especially as a guide to new foreign investors to UA. The guide offers good depth, but not excessive, to most serious issues to be considered by foreign investors"

Fazal Choksi, Tyco Electronics 

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"Frishberg's "Doing Business in Ukraine" is so good, I cannot add a thing.

Dietmar Kuck, SOFI Swiss Organisation for Facilitating Investments

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Frishberg & Partners 2012