Dispute Resolution and Litigation

SDM Partners provides a full range of dispute resolution services. We represent our clients before general, commercial, and administrative courts at all instances, as well as before international commercial arbitration institutions. Moreover, we have extensive experience in representing our clients in administrative procedures before such agencies as the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and the State Tax Administration.

SDM Partners gathers together the best litigators and arbitration professionals to provide bespoke solutions to any particular dispute.


  • Amicable settlement
  • Attorney assistance
  • Complex challenge of the tax authorities decisions
  • Enforcement of the courts' decisions
  • Handling cases in all kinds of the Ukrainian State courts (commercial, administrative, civil, etc.) and at all levels (including the Supreme Court of Ukraine)
  • Handling cases in any Ukrainian intermediate courts, including obtaining of the court documents for enforcement of their awards
  • Handling cases in various international arbitration institutions
  • IP / IT dispute resolution, including proceedings in all Ukrainian State courts, courts of arbitration and international arbitration institutions
  • Pre-trial settlement
  • Recognition and enforcement in Ukraine of the awards of intermediate courts and international arbitration institutions


  • Successful defense of the company: seized property returned
  • The SDM PARTNERS team won the dispute with the client’s landlord
  • Successful court representation of the company – the world leader in the field of professional and domestic lighting, in a legal dispute on labor issues related to the termination through redundancy, during which a number of important precedents were formulated.
  • Successful representation of the American agro-industrial company in the case regarding the requirements of the prosecutor’s office and local governments for the compensation of losses in the field of urban planning.
  • Representation of an agrocultural company in court disputes regarding to the land relations.
  • Representation of a worlwide leader of cat and dog nutrition in a dispute regarding protection of interests of an individual in a corporate dispute.
  • Won tax claim litigation for a worlwide leader in cat and dog nutrition.
  • Legal support of a leading Ukrainian financial group in dispute settlement related to railway cars
  • Representation of the client’s interests in the course of labour litigation, initiated by the company’s former top manager, who challenged his dismissal.
  • Representation of a leading pet food manufacturer in a dispute with a distributor.
  • Representation of the client in court disputes with its general contractor regarding uncompleted constructions to the amount of 1 million Euro.
  • Advise the Ukrainian agribusiness holding in respect of all issues related to the GAFTA arbitration
  • Represent the foreign client in the corporate disputes between the shareholders of the Ukrainian company on production of natural recourses. The disputes were resolved amicably.
  • Successful settlement of the dispute with the sanitary control authorities regarding imports of the pet food.
  • Represent one of the world’s leading food manufacturers in several disputes with the distributors. All disputes have been resolved amicably.
  • Acquisition of a debt collection company by a major Ukrainian investment and industrial group

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