Clifford Chance Kyiv re-established as independent law firm Redcliffe Partners
Redcliffe will be managed by partner Olexiy Soshenko, former head of finance practice at Clifford Chance Kyiv. The firm’s leadership also includes partner Dmytro Fedoruk, former head of M&A practice at Clifford Chance Kyiv, partners Rob Shantz and Sergiy Gryshko, recent lateral hires who will head the 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:
— partner Rob Shantz, a U.S. attorney with over 19 years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe. Rob was most recently the Head of the Legal Practice at PwC Ukraine.
— partner Sergiy Gryshko, who will lead Redcliffe’s Dispute Resolution team. Sergiy recently joined the firm from CMS Cameron McKenna.
— counsel Zoryana Sozanska-Matviychuk. Zoryana has more than 10 years of experience of advising on many complex M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, primarily during her time with the Kyiv, Sydney and London offices of Baker & McKenzie.
— counsel Dmytro Orendarets, focusing on finance and capital markets. Dmytro was promoted to counsel with Redcliffe Partners having worked for more than 7 years in the Kyiv, London and New York offices of Clifford Chance. Dmytro specialises in finance, capital markets and debt restructuring.
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.