Arzinger Strengthens its Intellectual Property Practice
On August 1, Taras Kyslyi joined ARZINGER’s Intellectual Property and TMT practice as Partner
Taras is one of the leading IP professionals recognized by numerous national and international rankings. His joining the team is in line with ARZINGER’s leadership strategy and ambitious goals of engaging top professionals in its team and scaling its business.
The tandem of two IP/TMT partners, each a brilliant lawyer with extensive experience, is a unique development in the Ukrainian legal market and consolidates ARZINGER’s position as a leading law firm with advanced intellectual property practice and industrial specialization in IT, media, and telecommunications.
Taras has more than 15 years of experience in representing international and Ukrainian companies with a focus on healthcare & life sciences, IT, media and telecommunications. Taras stood at the origins of the intellectual property system and judicial practice in Ukraine in cases related to the protection of intellectual property rights. He has unique experience in the resolution of IP and life sciences disputes as well as domain disputes both as a legal advisor and arbitrator for the WIPO International Center for Arbitration and Mediation, and has supported regulatory projects in media & telecommunications industries. К.’s professional level and achievements are praised by international rankings, such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, WTR 1000, Managing IP, and Who’s Who Legal.
Taras Kyslyi comments on his appointment: “I am glad to be part of ARZINGER’s team. It is recognition, great responsibility and, at the same time, a new challenge for me. I am sure that my previous experience in healthcare & life sciences and media will come in handy for the company and expand its service portfolio.”
“We are proud to have the privilege of working with such experts as Taras Kyslyi and Kateryna Oliinyk. I am deeply convinced that they are stars in their sphere not only in Ukraine but also on the global market! Intellectual property practice has always been among our priority areas, given the large client portfolio with significant “intellectual law” and regulatory components, such as life sciences, IT, media and telecommunications, e-commerce, film-making, agriculture, etc. Ukraine is gradually turning into a recognized international player, and our clients need high-end expertise in the respective spheres. ARZINGER has historically had strong expertise in litigation, and we have ambitions to considerably increase our share in the patent litigation market. We strongly encourage and create the ideal conditions for the career growth of our young-generation lawyers. At the same time, we keep our eyes wide open and are ready to co-opt our colleagues from the market in the areas where our internal resource is not enough to timely satisfy the needs of our clients. This lateral hire is a great demonstration of our strategy,” – comments Timur Bondaryev, Co-Founder, Managing Partner of ARZINGER.
“I welcome Taras wholeheartedly in our IP team, and I have good reasons to believe that our tandem will be a success story. Taras and I have effectively cooperated as lawyers in a boutique IP company at the onset of our careers, and it is incredible to have this opportunity for the second time. There is no doubt that Taras’ wisdom, sense of humor, expertise and experience will be indispensable in solving client issues and obtaining new projects and will allow our company to get further rating points in the Ukrainian and global markets,” says Kateryna Oliinyk, Partner at ARZINGER.