The Clifford Chance office in Kyiv has been re-established as an independent law firm operating as Redcliffe Partners (“Redcliffe”). Redcliffe will be managed by partner Olexiy Soshenko, former head of finance practice at Clifford Chance Kyiv. The firm’s leadership will also include partners Dmytro Fedoruk, former head of M&A practice at Clifford Chance Kyiv, partners Rob Shantz and Sergiy Gryshko, recent lateral hires who will head Redcliffe’s Corporate and Dispute Resolution practices accordingly.
Redcliffe Partners will maintain a Best Friends Agreement with Clifford Chance, one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms, to enable us to combine local market knowledge, technical excellence and international reach and thereby deliver to clients what they value most.
Redcliffe’s leadership and enhanced team
Redcliffe has retained the core Clifford Chance Kyiv team and reinforced it with several senior level hires, including:
Redcliffe’s capabilities across practice areas and industry sectors
Redcliffe will focus primarily on Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Debt Restructuring and Insolvency. The firm is also investing into capabilities in International Arbitration and Litigation.
Its sector-focused groups will include Agribusiness, Financial Institutions, Energy, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG & Retail, TMT and Infrastructure.
Redcliffe’s market outlook and ambitions
Olexiy Soshenko, the Managing Partner of Redcliffe comments, ”This is an exciting step for us and for our team. We see plenty of opportunities to further expand our capabilities and create rewarding long term career paths for our people. Building on terrific client relations and an excellent team, we fully intend to remain a top legal practice in Ukraine.”
If you would like to know more or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Olexiy Soshenko or Dmytro Fedoruk.