Corporate Litigation

We appreciate the high level of LCF’s services, well-coordinated and highly professional teamwork, and deep knowledge of the banking and financial sector. Rostyslav Matiash, Member of the Board, Ukrsotsbank
An outstanding knowledge of corporate law. Legal 500 EMEA 2017

LCF’s track record counts a number of successfully resolved complex and high-profile eminent corporate disputes in an array of industries. We were the first law firm to advise on new types of corporate disputes, previously unseen in Ukraine, including challenging a squeeze-out by using freshly implemented procedural measures both at the preparatory and final stages of the ownership restructuring process.

We apply a multidisciplinary approach in defending our clients’ corporate rights by combining judicial protection and collaboration with dedicated state authorities and international institutions. In advising on large-scale M&A transactions LCF’s focus is on identifying and resolving any conflicting issues during the transaction, while preventing and minimising any potential risk of dispute in the future.


  • protection of corporate rights in M&A executions – acquisition, transfer and termination of corporate rights
  • legal advisory in M&A transactions
  • protection against hostile takeovers
  • dispute resolution in registration process
  • expert analysis of corporate contracts and other governance agreements
  • challenging unlawful decisions by corporate’s governing bodies
  • invalidation of corporate bylaws, and other corporate policy documents
  • establishing shareholders’ and involved parties’ rights over intangible assets
  • valuation of company’s asset base and corporate rights
  • locking in fair pricing of a share of company’s asset base and profits
  • loss indemnification as a result of management’s actions
  • challenging related party and significant transactions
  • establishing seniority of various involved parties’ rights
  • carrying out / challenging a squeeze-out process
  • best in class execution of corporate transactions
  • prevention of any unfair utilisation of corporate rights


Kuwait Energy Ukraine
$ 150 mln. Галузь:
Representation of the shareholder KEC Netherlands Coöperatief U.A. in the court of appeal as to non-compliance with a corporate reorganisation agreement
TOP-10 bank in Ukraine
$ 45 mln. Галузь:
Representation of the borrower’s (building materials factory) administrator appointed by the bank in a dispute over the validity of a corporate rights’ purchase agreement
Boston Industrial Corporation L.P.
$ 20 mln. Галузь:
Protection in the court of appeal of the foreign corporate’s ownership rights to a share of a Ukrainian entity that owns oil exploration & production permits


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