Andrii Pidhainyi

Partner, Attorney-at-law
About lawyer

Partner of the Public Sector Transactions practice encompassing public private partnership, privatization, leases, joint activity, and other agreements related to state and municipal property. Andrii also specializes on Government Relations, with a focus on representing the interests of business in regulatory matters, implementing sectoral reforms and policies. Andrii's sectoral expertise covers transport infrastructure.

  • Experience

    Andrii Pidhainyi has more than 25 years of experience in the legal field. In 1994, he began his legal career in the State Property Fund of Ukraine, an executive body responsible for privatization, lease and management of state assets. Since 1997, he headed the Fund's Legal Department. He was directly involved in drafting regulations on privatization, management and lease. He took an active part in implementing the case-by-case privatization concept in Ukraine, with the involvement of external advisers. In 2005 he left the state office and co-founded a law firm.


    Prior to joining Arzinger, Andrii was Managing Partner of AGRECA, a narrowly specialized transport and infrastructure law firm, for more than 16 years. The firm's legal expertise covered the full range of transactions related to state property.


    Andrii specializes on supporting privatization cases as well as PPP/concession projects. He has been repeatedly involved as a local expert in the implementation of PPP/concession projects supported by the World Bank Group. Andrii also has experience in preparing unsolicited proposals for PPP projects in the port sector.


    Within GR, Andrii was involved in drafting and supporting the Law of Ukraine "On Seaports of Ukraine", and, after its entry into force, in taking measures to implement the port reform: development of bylaws, reorganization of seaport state enterprises, establishment of the Seaports Administration of Ukraine.

  • Education

    Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Specialist's diploma in law, 1996.

    Certified PPP Professional CP3PÒ (Foundation) course, 2021

  • Public activity

    Andrii provided legal support to the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine within the port reform implementation in 2012-2013. He also co-authored the World Bank study "Strengthening Ukraine's Port Sector Governance" (2020) dedicated to the further port reform based on implementing the Landlord Port Management Model.


    As a sectoral expert, Andrii is involved in the work of the Logistics Committee of the European Business Association in Ukraine, which is to support committee members in discussing the most relevant legislative changes and sectoral policies. Cooperation with the EBA Logistics Committee also implies assistance in holding the Infrastructure Day, an annual event dedicated to the sustainable development of transport sectors and results of market participants surveys to determine the Infrastructure Index.


    Andrii authored numerous articles in various business, industry-related and legal publications.

  • Recognition & Awards

    According to the ranking Ukrainian Law Firms for Foreign Clients 2019-2020, Andrii was noted as a leading expert on the regulation of transport infrastructure and support of investment projects.

  • Membership in organizations

    American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine

    European Business Association in Ukraine

    Kyiv Regional Bar Council

  • Languages

    Russian, Ukrainian,