Sergii Koziakov & Partners was established in June 1994 as a law firm specialising in Corporate Law, State Property Privatization, Litigation and International Business Activity.
The Firm was founded by Sergii Koziakov, co-founder of Proxen Law Firm (License №1 to practice law issued by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in 1990) and a group of Proxen Law Firm partners and its prominent lawyers.
Currently the Firm Partners are Sergii Koziakov, Mykola Podpalov, Andrey Karnaukhov and Nataliia Isakhanova.
On 9 December 2014 the High Qualification Commission of Judges of Ukraine unanimously elected Sergii Koziakov as the Chairman.
For avoiding conflict of interest and violation of anti-corruption legislation which may arise, Sergii Koziakov suspended his practice as attorney-at-law for the time of exercising authorities in the Commission. Sergii Koziakov reserved the right to continue teaching at the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and to be engaged in academic activities. In 2020, Sergii Koziakov returned to private legal practice and partnership at Sergii Koziakov & Partners.
Sergii Koziakov & Partners was at the outset of legal market development in Ukraine and was the first law firm to render legal assistance to Ukrainian and foreign private entrepreneurs and businesses as well as foreign investors doing business in independent Ukraine. In early 1990s our business priorities were resolving numerous legal issues experienced by entrepreneurs and businesses in Ukraine, providing legal support of the international business activity and state property privatization. We drafted the first laws of Ukraine on state property privatization, international business activity, etc. Our lawyers also assisted in drafting the structure of Ukrainian military goods export.
In late 1990s we were actively involved in developing Litigation (Arbitration) Practice, Tax Practice and Competition Law Practice. During six years our partners Sergii Koziakov, Mykola Podpalov and Nataliia Isakhanova, under our Client instruction, used to be members of the Board of one of Kyiv banks that is currently successfully operating at the market.
In early 2000s we were among the Ukrainian law firms involved in developing International Trade Practice.
Through the years we have earned the reputation of a law firm providing high-quality legal services. Our team of professional lawyers advises on a wide range of issues with core practice being Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Competition Law, International Trade Law, Real Estate, Tax, Banking Law and Insurance Law, Arbitration and Litigation for Ukrainian and international clients in Ukraine.