Yulia Kyrpa

Aequo - Ukraine



+380 44 490 91 00

Market leader

Women Leaders




Practice areas:

Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency

Regarded as one of the best lawyers in the European legal market, Yulia represented the European Commission, the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, KfW, Raiffeisen Bank International, UniCredit, Credit Agricole, ING, BNP Paribas, SEB Group, Swedbank Group, as well as Bunge, Cargill, NCH Capital, Dragon Capital,  Porsche, Volvo, Scania, Goldman Sachs, Soros Fund Management, Fitch Ratings, etc.

She was listed by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers (Europe) among top 10 most innovative lawyers in Europe. She was also named the best finance lawyer in Ukraine by the Legal Practice Newspaper.

Yulia is also an independent Supervisory Board member in Agroprosperis Bank, a bank with 100% US capital.

2 out of 5 AEQUO's Partners are successful women - leaders in their practice areas.

Yulia Kyrpa heads Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Restructuring and Insolvency and Real Estate Practices at AEQUO. https://aequo.ua/lawyers/yulia_kyrpa/ 

Yulia Kyrpa is the only practitioner from Ukraine listed by IFLR1000 – Women Leaders 2018-2019. 

To support diversity programmes of AEQUO Yulia is invited on a regular basis to speak at various conferences devoted to female leadership and diversity in business.

Her recent speeches include:

  • Speech on the importance of diversity in the boards of companies – at the 1st Women in Investment Management Central & Eastern European Forum, organized by CFAе. https://wimceeforum.com
  • Speech on female leadership in law organized by the New Generation of Women Leaders in Ukraine;
  • Speech on the functions of independent board directors in Ukrainian banks at the “School of Independent Board Directors” of the National Bank of Ukraine.


  • Advised the European Commission on granting EUR 1 billion macro-financial assistance to Ukraine 
  • Advised Naftogaz, a major Ukrainian gas production and trading company, on USD 1 billion Eurobond issue
  • Advised EBRD on granting of the first ever local currency denominated loan (UAH) in Ukraine 
  • Advised KfW on granting of the first-ever subordinated loan in Ukraine
  • Advised Debt Exchange Inc. on a number of transactions with Ukrainian distressed debts
  • Advised Dragon Capital on the acquisition of dozens of shopping malls, business centres and warehouses in Ukraine

  • Admitted to the bar in Ukraine (attorney-at-law since 2007)

  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)
  • Kyiv City Bar Association

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Master of Laws (with honours), Kyiv