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Markiyan focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation disputes, specializing in energy disputes, commercial and investment arbitration, transnational litigation, mediation & negotiations, and sports law cases. His experience includes handling arbitrations held at many major arbitration institutions, including the LCIA, SCC, ICC, ICSID, CAS, and AAA, as well as before ad hoc tribunals.

Recognition:
  • recommended specialist (Band 2) for Arbitration, Chambers Global 2018
  • recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  •  “The leading local specialist on sports law (indeed, about the only one)”, GAR 100
  • recognized expert in Arbitration, Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2018
  • a leading expert in Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration, Litigation, and Sports Law, Best Lawyers 2019
  • recommended specialist (Band 2) for Arbitration, Chambers Global 2018
  • recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  •  “The leading local specialist on sports law (indeed, about the only one)”, GAR 100
  • recognized expert in Arbitration, Who's Who Legal: Arbitration 2018
  • a leading expert in Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration, Litigation, and Sports Law, Best Lawyers 2019
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Education:
  • Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Pittsburgh University Law School, LL.M in international dispute resolution (magna cum laude)
  • Admitted to the bar
Languages:
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Membership and activities:
  • International Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Vice President of the Ukrainian Premier League – top tier of Ukrainian football league
  • Dispute Resolution Chamber of the Football Federation of Ukraine (2014 – 2018)
  • Association of Engineers-Consultants of Ukraine, which represents the FIDIC interests in Ukraine
Representative experience:

Representing and advising

  • a leading global player in the construction of major complex infrastructures in a significant dispute arising out of a road construction;
  • a multinational pharmaceutical company with respect to potential investment claim;
  • Ukraine in an unprecedented case against Norsk Hydro on setting aside of a USD 20 million arbitration award issued against Ukraine in Swedish courts;
  • Ukraine in a series of ICSID cases brought against it by Global Trading Resources Corp. / Globex International and Bosh International Inc. and B&P, resulting in dismissal of claims against Ukraine;
  • Ukraine in an SCC arbitration over the first-ever PSA in Ukraine against Vanco Prykerchenska Ltd.

Representing and advising

  • a leading global player in the construction of major complex infrastructures in a significant dispute arising out of a road construction;
  • a multinational pharmaceutical company with respect to potential investment claim;
  • Ukraine in an unprecedented case against Norsk Hydro on setting aside of a USD 20 million arbitration award issued against Ukraine in Swedish courts;
  • Ukraine in a series of ICSID cases brought against it by Global Trading Resources Corp. / Globex International and Bosh International Inc. and B&P, resulting in dismissal of claims against Ukraine;
  • Ukraine in an SCC arbitration over the first-ever PSA in Ukraine against Vanco Prykerchenska Ltd.;
  • the Ukrainian state-owned NJSC «Naftogaz of Ukraine» in a series of cases (aggregate amount of claims exceeding USD 8 billion) arising out of contracts for gas supply, transit and storage at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce;
  • a party to a corporate dispute over a large Ukrainian mobile communications operator in numerous jurisdictions;
  • football coaches in a dispute with Football Club Dnipro over payment outstanding payments;
  • Cristobal Marquez Crespo with respect to the FIFA and the FFU Status and Transfer Rules, and conducting negotiations with the Football Club regarding termination of the sports employment contract and payment of the outstanding payments;
  • a Ukrainian football club in an unprecedented case concerning allegations of match-fixing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
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