December 8, 2017
KYIV - Today Ukrainian corporate law firms Nobles and Phenomena have joined forces to enhance expertise in transactional practices and enrich their spectrum of legal services to the growing number of clients. The two firms bring together their strongest assets, and the combined firm will continue to offer highest quality services to their clients under the Nobles brand – with increased resources and capabilities. Both teams share the commitment to professional excellence, uncompromising compliance and international orientation.
Acting as one firm, Nobles will be a team of 21 professionals led by five partners. It will offer a wide range of legal services, primarily specialising in corporate, M&A and banking and finance, and also focusing on antitrust, real estate, employment, restructuring and regulatory practice areas. The firm will continue to support international private and public entities, particularly, from Europe, the U.S., Asia, as well as local market leaders on matters of Ukrainian and international law.
According to Alexander Weigelt, partner of Nobles, “After ten years in the Ukrainian market, this merger will take the firm to the next level. We have known the colleagues from Phenomena for a long time. Their profile, in particular in banking and finance, will further strengthen our competitive edge to international clients in Ukraine.”
Sharing this confidence in the merger, Artem Nagdalian, the partner of Nobles, says “This move will allow our new firm to further excel services for our clients. We foster similar corporate culture, principles and values as well as strategic goals. This combination feels right in every aspect.”
Nobles was founded in 2007 as the Kyiv office of European law firm Noerr. Since becoming independent in 2013, Nobles has continued advising public and private companies, banks, financial institutions, private equity firms, funds, investment banks, government entities and private high-net individuals in multiple industrial sectors and practice areas of Ukrainian and international business law.
Established in 2012, Phenomena is a Ukrainian law firm advising on significant and the most complex transactions, while also providing legal support to their domestic and international clients in the day-to-day operations. Phenomena’s attorneys have a long-standing expertise in the areas of banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency, general corporate, and privatisation issues.