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Serhii focuses on international arbitration and cross-border litigation with particular expertise in complex disputes in oil and gas, energy and natural resources, real estate and construction, media and technology sectors, financial transactions, as well as in connection with top-managers’ duties and fraud.

Recognition:
  • listed as one of the best top-managers, "TOP-100. Best Top-Managers of Ukraine"
  • recognized as Eminent Practitioner in Arbitration, Chambers and Partners 2018
  • acknowledged among Leading Individuals in Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  • named the “Lawyer of the Year” (Litigation) in Ukraine, Best Lawyers 2019 
  • recommended lawyer in Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration, Best Lawyers 2019
  • listed as one of the best top-managers, "TOP-100. Best Top-Managers of Ukraine"
  • recognized as Eminent Practitioner in Arbitration, Chambers and Partners 2018
  • acknowledged among Leading Individuals in Dispute Resolution, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  • named the “Lawyer of the Year” (Litigation) in Ukraine, Best Lawyers 2019 
  • recommended lawyer in Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration, Best Lawyers 2019
  • listed among leading asset recovery lawyers, Who’s Who Legal 2018
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Education:
  • Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 1995
  • Admitted to the bar
Languages:
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Membership and activities:
  • International Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • A global anti-crime network ICC FraudNet
  • Vice Chair of the Eurasia Committee of American Bar Association
Arbitrator's listing:

Empaneled with the KLRCA as Mediator and Arbitrator (2017-2020)

Representative experience:
  • represented Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC) in its multidimensional dispute (over 35 litigations in Ukraine) relating to the enforcement of the Bank’s rights to the commercial real estate;
  • represented the State of Ukraine in four separate cases brought by foreign investors at ICSID: three cases resulting in wins for Ukraine, including one dismissed under Art. 41.5 of the ICSID Arbitration Rules first time in the ICSID history;
  • represented the State of Ukraine with respect to vacating of an award rendered against in favor of a Norwegian investor by the Arbitration Institute of the SCC and protecting Ukraine's assets in France, Netherlands, Belgium and UK against attempts by the investor to attach such assets;
  • represented NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine in eight related SCC arbitrations arising out of disputes relating to gas supply, storage and transit contracts with aggregate value of claims exceeding USD 8 billion;
  • represented a global grain trading and food processing company in arbitration proceedings in London and Ukraine over classification of grain terminal structures;
  • represented Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (IBRC) in its multidimensional dispute (over 35 litigations in Ukraine) relating to the enforcement of the Bank’s rights to the commercial real estate;
  • represented the State of Ukraine in four separate cases brought by foreign investors at ICSID: three cases resulting in wins for Ukraine, including one dismissed under Art. 41.5 of the ICSID Arbitration Rules first time in the ICSID history;
  • represented the State of Ukraine with respect to vacating of an award rendered against in favor of a Norwegian investor by the Arbitration Institute of the SCC and protecting Ukraine's assets in France, Netherlands, Belgium and UK against attempts by the investor to attach such assets;
  • represented NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine in eight related SCC arbitrations arising out of disputes relating to gas supply, storage and transit contracts with aggregate value of claims exceeding USD 8 billion;
  • represented a global grain trading and food processing company in arbitration proceedings in London and Ukraine over classification of grain terminal structures;
  • represented an international shipping company in multijurisdictional proceedings in Ukraine, the UK, Cyprus, France, Monaco, the BVI and Panama on recovery of approx. USD 25 million in connection with a dispute regarding the development of a container terminal on the Black Sea shore;
  • represented a shareholder of a major Ukrainian telecommunication services provider in a multijurisdictional dispute over control of assets USD 23.8 billion.
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