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Serhiy Chorny and Viacheslav Yakymchuk Elected Co-Managing Partners at Baker McKenzie in Kyiv

Serhiy Chorny and Viacheslav Yakymchuk Elected Co-Managing Partners at Baker McKenzie in Kyiv

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Viacheslav Yakymchuk joins Serhiy Chorny as Co-Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie’s Kyiv office. He takes over from Serhiy Piontkovsky, who has held that position since 2010 and will continue to lead the firm's Real Estate practice group in Kyiv.

Yakymchuk, who has been heading the firm's Corporate/M&A and Private Equity practice groups, has been with the firm since 2002. He made Partner in 2008. Before joining the firm, he was an Assistant Corporate Counsel Europe at Archer Daniels Midland, from 2005 to 2008, and a Senior Associate with Squire Patton Boggs legacy firm Squire Sanders & Dempsey, from 1998 to 2002.

Chorny has been a Co-Managing Partner of the Kyiv office of Baker McKenzie since 2010. Specializing in banking and finance, capital markets, and insolvency and restructuring, Chorny first joined the firm in 1993 and was promoted to Partner in 1998. Since 2010, he has also been heading the firm’s Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets practice groups in Kyiv.

"In 2022, Baker McKenzie marked the 30th anniversary of its operations in Ukraine. Despite the war, the Kyiv office maintains operation in these unprecedented circumstances and continues to provide services to Ukrainian and international clients," the firm’s press release stated. "As a team, the Kyiv partners are working together to ensure the smooth operation and further successful development of the Kyiv office during the war and following the victory of Ukraine."

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