About ANK Law Firm
Our Team

Our success is the success of our clients


Since 1998 till 2016 ANK Law Firm is included into an independent rating “50 leading law firms of Ukraine” conducted by “Yuridicheskaya Praktika (Legal practice)” newspaper.

The ANK Law Firm is included into the list of leading legal firms of Ukraine according to international information service Who’s Who Legal. Also, the international catalogue Who’s Who Legal: CIS 2010 distinguishes Alexander Kifak, the ANK Law Firm managing partner, as an outstanding Ukrainian lawyer in the sphere of sea law according to the results of the CIS legal services market analysis.

In 2014 ANK Law Firm was awarded by «Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine».

Famous British «Finance Monthly» in 2013 recognizes ANK as Shipping Maritime Law Firm of the Year in CIS region.

ANK managing partner Alexander Kifak is known as an author of hundreds of publications on actual issues of legal practice, one of 5 best Ukrainian lawyers in the sphere of transport law and one of 100 best lawyers in Ukraine, the one of Top 100. Ukrainian business leaders, a member of Bar Council of Ukraine, Ukrainian Bar Association, Ukrainian advocated association.

In 2008 Alexander Kifak was appointed the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Odessa.

We tend to exceed your expectations.


The ANK Law Firm founded in 1996 in the port city of Odessa, provides for complex legal support of citizens and enterprises whose personal and commercial interests in some way concern the Odessa region.


Taking into account the special nature of the Odessa region ANK Law Firm, since the moment of its foundation, pays special attention to the sea law. Without prejudice to others, legal support of merchant shipping activity is still one of our most valuable and favorite practices.


At the same time, ANK doesn't restrain itself to the area of sea practice. Any issues of real estate, tax, corporate, civil, labour and many other "overland" branches of law are equally close to us.


Professional resources of the ANK Law Firm allow us to function as a self-sufficient mechanism able to provide for exhaustive legal evaluation of the business entity's activity, to work out individual strategy of protection of client's interests and, actually, to realize such strategy by means of complex legal support.


We are proud of our professional achievements and reputation as well as of the trust of our clients. These values have determined the principles which ANK applies in its work: reasonableness, objectivity, conscientiousness and timeliness.


When analyzing a client's problem, we use a systematic approach and presume that in any situation a positive result can be achieved on condition that correct legal measures are taken. For a reason William Schwebel stated that the one who knows the law also knows well how to avoid it in his own interests. Exactly as we do: we use the knowledge of law to serve the clients' interests.


From the point of view of organization the ANK follows the principle of internal specialization: the firm personnel includes qualified specialists, whose sphere of interests was defined in the course of their professional development and experience in different branches of law practice. The client may be sure of the competence of our lawyers advice.


Any services rendered by the firm are available in four languages: Ukrainian, English, Russian, and German.


The ANK maintains close contacts with lawyers from Austria, Azerbaijan, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Italy, Latvia, the Russian Federation, the USA, Turkey and other countries that allows to react promptly and engage foreign colleagues when it is required for the protection of our clients interests.


The ANK Law Firm supports numerous non-commercial projects. They include the assistance to bodies of state authority and local government by consulting and independent legal analysis of legal acts.


The ANK renders complex legal assistance to the Honourable consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Odessa.


As an associated member of the Association of European Businesses the ANK takes part in discussing and finding solutions to problems faced by contemporary entrepreneurs.


The ANK Law Firm organizes seminars on relevant issues of entrepreneurial practice where representatives of leading law firms of Ukraine and the Odessa region share professional experience and hold theoretic discussions.

The ANK has extensive experience of cooperation with the Institute of State and Law n. a. V. M. Koretsky of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine which, as it is known, renders expert and scientific advisory assistance to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and other bodies of state authority and local government.

The ANK professional team is not only a team of qualified specialists with splendid education and a unique experience of work in different spheres of legal practice. We value creative thinking, the ability to find unconventional solutions for common legal situations, politeness and erudition.

Selecting personnel, we proceed from the point that the lawyer is a speaker of a universal language; the lawyer is the one to allow all participants of the dispute to understand each other; he is an intermediary called in to eliminate misunderstandings between parties that are often the source of conflict; he is a speaker who can convince others of his rightness.

The ANK team consists of outstanding graduates of the best universities in the city, masters of law, attorneys, research associates, candidates of legal sciences representing the legal elite of the country. Many of our specialists combine practical activity with educational and scientific activity: they study under master’s programs and postgraduate courses in Ukrainian and foreign educational institutions, carry out researches, prepare candidate’s theses and teach at the departments of law faculties. Others satisfy their professional interests in the analytic activity: preparing articles and reports for publication in periodicals or performing speeches at seminars and conferences.