Hillmont Partners Opens its Third Office in Ukraine

In March 2023, Hillmont Partners opened its office in Odesa. The firm’s team in southern Ukraine will provide a full range of legal advice on corporate and commercial law, investment planning and protection, and support for construction and real estate transactions at all stages – from land allocation and allotment to issuance of permits.

Our Odesa office lawyers will also represent corporate and private clients in commercial and criminal litigation  as well as complex cases of debt restructuring and in bankruptcy proceedings.

In addition, Hillmont Partners’ Odesa office will lead the firm’s maritime law practice. The team has extensive experience in providing legal assistance to transport logistics and export-import transactions, and the lawyers regularly assist ship owners and charterers in handling maritime claims around the world.

The Odesa office team is headed by Partner Ivan Kovalenko, who has previously in Hillmont Partners’ Kyiv and London offices.

Ivan Kovalenko comments: “For me personally, joining the Hillmont Partners team is a return to my professional family, as it was this firm where I made my first steps in private legal practice. I expect that our Odesa office will complement Hillmont Partners’ successful practice with an active maritime law practice that will strengthen the firm’s expertise in logistics and agriculture.”

We are happy to welcome Ivan Kovalenko and his colleagues to the Hillmont Partners professional team. The opening of the office in Odesa is driven by the needs of our existing clients for high quality and prompt legal assistance in the southern capital of Ukraine. We are confident in the professional competencies and business qualities of Ivan and his colleagues in Odesa and look forward to an exciting and fruitful partnership,” comments James Hart, Managing Partner of the firm.

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