SDM Partners’ team consists of 26 lawyers, including 5 partners and 21 lawyers in Kyiv office and over 40 off-counsels in all regions of Ukraine. SDM Partners attorneys have deep knowledge and understanding of Ukrainian law and of the Ukrainian legal and business environments. Our attorneys have accompanied our clients through all stages of their development in Ukraine.
Please feel free to contact any of our partners listed below should you require any legal support in Ukraine.
Dr. Dmytro Syrota
Managing Partner of SDM Partners
Corporate, M&A, Investment Projects, Antitrust/Competition
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Dmytro Syrota is the managing partner and one of the founders of SDM Partners.
Dr. Syrota has graduated with high honors from the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. He received PhD in the same institute in 2004.
Before setting up SDM Partners Dr. Syrota was a partner of a multinational law firm.
He is leading the practice on various major transactions relating to mergers and acquisitions, investment projects, IPOs and anti-trust law.
Dr. Syrota is actively involved in the work relating to preparing drafts of the laws, participates as an independent expert in the government teams working on improvement of the investment climate and economic reforms. Dmytro Syrota also lectures on international private law at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv State University.
Dr. Syrota practicing law in these areas for more than 14 years.
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Dr. Serhiy Dzis
Partner and one of the founders of SDM Partners
Commercial, Intellectual property, Labour & HR
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Dr. Serhiy Dzis is a partner and one of the founders of SDM Partners.
Dr. Dzis has graduated with high honours from the Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University. He received PhD in the same institute in 2004.
Before joining SDM Partners team Dr. Dzis was a partner of a multinational law firm as prior to that – an in-house counsel in one of the major Ukrainian food ingredients company.
Serhiy Dzis has substantial experience (more than 13 years) in commercial, intellectual property, and labour law.
Dr. Dzis also lectures on intellectual property law at the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv State University.
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Ms. Tetiana Gromova
Partner of SDM Partners
International law, EU law, tax planning, restructuring, Migration law, Сorporate law, M&A
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Ms. Tetiana Gromova is the head of International and EU law practice, international tax planning, restructuring and migration law.
Ms. Tetiana has considerable experience in provision of services involving varied divisions of international private and public law and also EU law, including the services of international structuring and tax planning, complex cross-border project administration.
Also Ms. Gromova has profound experience in interests representation of private clients from Ukraine and CIS countries in course of business structuring, asset protection, business emigration and private wealth management.
Ms. Tetiana cooperates with leading law, consulting and audit companies basing on multiannual international experience of tax, restructuring and emigration experts.
Also Ms. Gromova represents the interests of national companies and international corporations based in Ukraine on the issues of M&A, aquisition of development and other business projects and also investments, trade and project financing in such areas as energy, oil & gas, retail, pharmacy, agriculture and insurance.
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Mr. Mykola Melnyk
Partner of SDM Partners
Tax advice and planning/tax litigation, dispute resolution and litigation
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Mr. Mykola Melnyk is a partner of SDM Partners.
Mr. Melnyk graduated from the Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Law Department.
Mr. Melnyk started his law practice in 1994 in a law form which was mostly focusing on rendering services to the Ukrainian and multinational corporate clients. Then, Mr. Melnyk was working as the head of the legal department for a Ukrainian subsidiary of the big multinational company operating in food industry where he coordinated all legal work including in corporate, intellectual property, contractual, labour, real estate, tax, investment and many other directions. Before establishment of SDM Partners, Mr. Melnyk was working for an international law firm as a partner advising Ukrainian and foreign clients in many areas of law.
Mr. Melnyk is a partner with SDM Partners at the moment specializing, among other things, in taxes (in which area he is treated as one of the best Ukrainian practicing lawyer) and dispute resolution.
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Oleksandr Galukh is a Partner of SDM Partners.
Mr. Galukh graduated from the Kyiv State University of Law and Economics.
Before joining SDM Partners, he was engaged as the Head of Legal Affairs and Senior Legal Counsel of an international oil and gas company established in Ukraine to carry out deep water oil and gas exploration, development and production under Ukrainian's first Hydrocarbon Production Sharing Agreement. As the Head of Legal Affairs, he was deeply involved in matters concerning foreign investment protection, and international arbitration in Stockholm against the State of Ukraine. He also represented the company in later settlement negotiations with the Ukrainian Government.
His practice includes extensive experience in corporate, tax and labour law and many other legal issues that concern the business activities of foreign companies in Ukraine operating in oil and gas sector.
His expert advice on pending legislation is frequently sought by various government agencies and by internationally oriented business communities in Ukraine.
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Mr. Ilya Soykis
Partner of SDM Partners
Dispute resolution, forensic and compliance, business intelligence, corporate, international tax
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Ilya Soykis is a Partner of SDM Partners.
Mr. Soykis has extensive experience in managing and executing complex projects for a number of big multinational companies and local businesses in various industry sectors related to business set-ups and transaction formalization, increasing of businesses’ transparency and assets’ security for owners, debt restructuring and conflict resolution, capital market transactions, M&A due diligence and structuring projects.
Prior to joining SDM Partners’ team Ilya Soykis hold senior positions in a number of international companies.
Mr. Soykis was Partner at one of the leading international law firms, as well as was Managing director and Board member of Porsche Finance Group, the Ukrainian subsidiary of Austrian Porsche Bank AG, where he was in charge of business operations of the Group, and also worked for Deloitte in Ukraine, where he managed the financial services practice.