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Denis Y. Lysenko

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Vasil Kisil & Partners

Partner, Head of the Practices: Antitrust & Competition, Corporate / M&A, Taxation

Legal areas: Antitrust & Competition, Banking & Finance, Corporate / M&A, International Trade, Taxation

Practice Focus

Mr Lysenko joined Vasil Kisil & Partners in 1999, he made partner in 2006 and is now chairing firm’s Antitrust & Competition, Corporate / M&A, and Taxation practice groups.

Mr Lysenko focuses on representing interests of foreign investors (lenders) in cross-border transactions involving Ukrainian assets, as well as of Ukrainian companies seeking access to international capital markets and other corporate finance opportunities or growth through M&A deals, whether domestic or foreign.

Denis Lysenko has extensive legal and regulatory expertise in the following business sectors – food products and retail, alcohol and beverages, media and telecommunications, banking and financial services, agriculture, steel, electronics, chemicals, pulp & paper, consumer goods, and general industry.He is a popular speaker and presenter on the topics relating to corporate finance, joint ventures, IPO’s, foreign investment regulations, M&A, etc.

Denis regularly contributes to leading national and international periodicals, including IFLR, ICLG, Euromoney legal guides.

Mr Lysenko is a member of an advisory council of the Mergers & Acquisitions in Russia Journal, a monthly analytical edition.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Kyiv City Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association

Education: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2001


  • •According to the prestigious legal research guide Best Lawyers Denis Lysenko is listed among the best Ukrainian practitioners for Antitrust. Banking and Finance Law, Corporate, Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions in 2009-2013.
  • •Chambers Europe and Chambers Global 2010-2013 have mentioned Mr Lysenko as a recommended Ukrainian practitioner in Corporate / M&A, Banking & Finance and Competition / Antitrust.
  • •International directory Who's Who Legal 2010-2013 recommends Mr Lysenko as a prominent Ukrainian practitioner in mergers and acquisitions.
  • •Legal 500 2012-2013 marks professional achievements of Denis Lysenko in Corporate and M&A practice and recognizes "his sound tax expertise".
  • •Legal Experts Europe, Middle East & Africa 2013 recognizes Denis Lysenko as a leader in Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, and Tax field.
  • •Listed in "Top 100 best Lawyers of Ukraine. Clients' Choice 2012-2013" by Yurydychna Gazeta (Legal newspaper) in Corporate and M&A.
  • •Over the last years legal research IFLR 1000 has recommended Mr Lysenko as a leading Ukrainian lawyer in the field of corporate law.
  • •PLC Which Lawyer? 2008-2012 recognises Denis Lysenko as a recommended expert in antitrust and competition, corporate and M&A, and tax.
  • •Ranked among Top 5 Ukrainian practitioners in Antitrust and Competition, listed as one of the prominent lawyers for Corporate, M&A, Banking and Finance by the annual ranking "Top 50 leading Ukrainian Law Firms"
  • •Recommended by The Tax Directors Handbook 2014 as one of the leading tax practitioner.

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