NEWS (July 28, 2020)

Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. A Handbook for Foreign Clients is now available

Yuridicheskaya Practika Publishing publishes its annual market research Ukrainian Law Firms 2020. A Handbook for Foreign Clients.

The Handbook provides a legislative review and in-depth research of the country’s legal services market.

 The publication covers:

  • Recent developments and the prospects for the Ukrainian legal services market;
  • Monitoring of notable public transactions throughout 2019;
  • Review of Ukrainian law by practice areas and industries, carried out by prominent local and international legal counsels;
  • National legal directory by practice areas/industries: 21 surveys and 32 rankings.

“As for the summer of 2020, it is obvious that this pandemic will have far-reaching consequences, which are beyond our ultimate understanding and control. What should be at the top of the minds of law firm leaders today? The only suitable answer is a smart approach — client-centered technologies, efficiency and rightsizing”, comments Olga Usenko, Editor-in Chief.

Constant communication with the Ukrainian legal community and analysis of existing trends reveal an interesting set of new changes:

  • 2019 was a favorable year for lending on international capital markets and banking finance;
  • The  past year saw the IT and technologies sector produce remarkable growth;
  • The offline retail market tended to scale online;
  • The white-collar crime practice continued its upcoming track, facilitated by the establishment of regulatory bodies;
  • The notable trend in 2019 was development of GR and lobbying practice;
  • Labor and employment advice was one of the fastest-growing legal offerings of the past spring;
  • The rest of 2020 and beyond will trigger debt restructuring;
  • The current crisis will be a source of contractual disputes and see a rise in the caseload of arbitral institutions all over the world.

Below we present industry trends which we identified before and after the spring of 2020:

  • Splits and new forms of cooperation;
  • Filling the gaps and rightsizing;
  • New generation of in-house lawyers;
  • Flexible pricing;
  • Strategic importance of technology;
  • Remote work;
  • Crucial role of online presence;
  • Video marketing;
  • Business-driven leadership;
  • Emergency planning.


Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients has been published in English on an annual basis since 2003, and has gained the reputation of being a reliable market guide to top law firms and practitioners in Ukraine.

The full version of the printed magazine will be available online shortly at and at




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