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СLACIS сelebrates 5-year anniversary, - tells KyivPost

CLACIS – a law firm, which focuses on all matters of competition law and regulatory in Ukraine was founded in June 2015 by Mrs. Antonina Yaholnyk, a law expert with more than 20 years of legal practice handling antitrust, trade, regulatory matters as well as compliance. Prior to establishing CLACIS Mrs. Yaholnyk headed Competition Law and Compliance practices in international and national law firms.

The firm has been praised and ranked by many national and international law market reviews: Chambers, the Legal 500, Best Lawyers, “Ukrainian Law Firms. A Handbook for Foreign Clients”, “Legal Awards”, “Market Leaders. Leading Law Firms in Ukraine”, “Client’s Choice”, gained valuable experience and strengthened its reputation as a reliable partner among its clients and colleagues. CLACIS’ client’s portfolio includes leading Ukrainian and international market players, transnational corporations, financial companies, mobile operators, agro enterprises and many others.

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Kyiv,  April 16th,  2020,– Antonina Yaholnyk, Founding Partner of CLACIS, has been ranked as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 EMEA 2020 in the area of competition law in Ukraine for the third year in a row. CLACIS has been ranked as a TOP-Tier firm - Tier 1 by Legal 500 EMEA 2020 in the area of competition law in Ukraine.

According to the guide, CLACIS is 'a small firm but very popular and very focused'. Antonina Yaholnyk, who has expertise in multi-jurisdictional merger control matters and abuse of dominance and unfair competition cases, leads the boutique practice. The team has extensive experience in competition investigations and litigation in Ukraine and the CIS region, as well as acting for multinationals in the region, including PepsiCo, MasterCard and Glencore, in relation to merger clearances and advising on compliance and public procurement. Clients are drawn from the telecoms, retail, industry, agriculture and finance sectors.

Since 1991, Legal 500 EMEA ranking has been providing readers with an annually updated, impartial, third-party opinion on the leading law firms and lawyers in countries across the region, and the coverage extends from Europe to the  Caucasus and Central Asia. 

Kyiv,  March 12th, 2020 -  Antonina Yaholnyk, Founding Partner of CLACIS, has been ranked Band 1 by Chambers Europe 2020 in the area of competition law in Ukraine for more than 10th consecutive year. CLACIS has been ranked Band 3 by Chambers Europe 2020 in the area of competition law in Ukraine for third year.

The guide considers CLACIS to be well-known as a popular competition law boutique assisting with all areas of competition law. The firm offers solid expertise in contentious mandates, boasting a strong track record in competition investigations and disputes. CLACIS advises international companies and inbound investors on distribution and contractual antitrust issues and maintains a notable strength in merger control and general compliance cases. CLACIS is active in sectors such as energy, financial services, telecoms, real estate and tobacco.

According to Chambers, Antonina Yaholnyk, Founding Partner, is a leading figure in the competition and antitrust market in Ukraine. She represents an enviable list of clients from an array of sectors including pharmaceutical, banking and finance, telecommunications, FMCG and tobacco. She advises on compliance, regulatory as well as taking on contentious cases. Sources praise her as an "excellent practitioner".

Antonina Yaholnyk, Founding Partner of CLACIS, was recognized as the leader in antitrust (competition law) practice in Ukraine by the “TOP-100. Clients’ Choice -2019” ranking. The ranking "TOP 100 of the best lawyers of Ukraine. Leaders of practices" exists in Ukraine since 2015. This is one of the projects of the Legal Newspaper, the purpose of which is to analyze the legal market at the present stage.