Kinstellar expands in Ukraine with the acquisition of DLA Piper’s Kyiv practice

On 14 June 2021 Kinstellar announced the acquisition of DLA Piper’s market-leading Ukraine practice. Now comprising 60 lawyers, including 10 partners, Kinstellar is among the largest law firms in Ukraine and the leading independent international law firm on the market. The merger strengthens the key practice areas, including corporate/M&A, banking and finance, employment and benefits, litigation and real estate, and expands the coverage with new practice areas, including tax and intellectual property.

This merger allows Kinstellar to accelerate its investments in talent and technology, providing clients with greater added-value.

Leadership & Partners

Kinstellar’s Ukraine practice will be led by a Management Committee comprised of Daniel Bilak, senior counsel, and co-managing partners Margarita Karpenko, formerly the managing partner of DLA Piper Ukraine, and Olena Kuchynska, the managing partner of Kinstellar’s pre-merger Kyiv office.

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