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Dentons picks up partner as Chadbourne closes Kiev office

Chadbourne & Parke’s Adam Mycyk has moved to Dentons following Chadbourne’s decision to close its Kiev office.

Mycyk will join Dentons as a partner in its Kiev corporate practice from Chadbourne which he joined just last year in February. Before Chadbourne he was a partner in CMS Cameron McKenna since August 2007 during which he served as the Kiev office managing partner from 2008 to 2012.

He has experience of advising Ukrainian companies and financial institutions on structuring and implementing debt and equity inward investments, including corporate and complex cross-border commercial and financing transactions.

Mycyk said: ‘At this critical stage in Ukraine’s development, my arrival reaffirms Dentons’ long-standing commitment to the Ukrainian market.’

The move comes as Chadbourne & Parke closes its office due to the ongoing political unrest causing a problematic outlook for the firm’s long-term business in the region.

Chadbourne’s managing partner of the Kiev office Jaroslawa Zelinsky said: ‘The geopolitical situation has been very different since Russia invaded, so the firm has decided to close after 21 years. Lawyers at the office will be relocating while others will be joining other firms.’

The closure will affect total of ten fee-earners and three partners namely Mycyk, Sergiy Onishchenko who has been a partner at the firm since 2007 and will leave to set up his own real estate and corporate boutique, and Johnson who will relocate to the US and work between the firm’s New York and Washington DC offices as senior counsel.